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Date : July 2008

Please Stop Buying Gas

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Published on: 2008.07.31

Have you heard? Once again, Exxon-Mobil set the all-time record for most profitable quarter in the history of Earth (breaking their own record). In case anyone’s curious, Marline and I only bought gas from Shell during our recent trips. (Like that makes any difference…)

Missouri-Arkansas Trips

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Published on: 2008.07.30

Saturday morning (July 26, 2008), Marline and I left home in her Buick at 9:48 a.m., heading north on State Highway 99. It took 38 minutes to get to Stroud, where we took a bathroom break and I got a Dr. Pepper. From there, we headed northeast on Interstate 44, going through Tulsa. Our next[…]

Three in a Row

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Published on: 2008.07.23

For the third day in a row, we hit 100 degrees in Seminole, Okla. But today, we were surprised with a cool front at about 6 p.m. that brought a few drops of rain and a 20-degree drop in temperature! Very nice.


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Published on: 2008.07.22

It’s possible that our A/C problem is fixed. Yesterday evening, our landlord came by to tell us that he’d “taken care of it.” He said when he went into the neighbor’s apartment, that the air conditioner’s filter was missing — perhaps the last tenants took it with them when they moved? Anyway, he replaced our[…]

101 Degrees

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Published on: 2008.07.21

Today was our first 100-degree day in Seminole, Okla., this year. Thankfully. We remember well the years when 100 degree (Fahrenheit, obviously) days began in June. Two years ago, when Marline moved here, the day we got off our plane — returning from the honeymoon, it was 100 degrees outside in early June. This year,[…]

Gas or Rent

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Published on: 2008.07.10

For the first time in my life, gasoline costs as much per month as does rent. I checked our bank account ledgers to see how much we’ve been spending on gasoline in the last month, and learned the horrifying news. I won’t list actual figures, because rent and gas are both lower here than in[…]

No More Fourth Amendment

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Published on: 2008.07.09

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” That’s[…]

Get Fit

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Published on: 2008.07.06

While vacuuming and working around the house this morning, Marline and I had the TV on in the background. Our only channel is local FOX-25 (no one else has broadcast strength to reach our antenna, for some reason). For about two hours, the only thing on was infomercials about fitness equipment. We left it on[…]

Happy 232nd!

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Published on: 2008.07.05

Marline and I spent our Fourth of July holiday relaxing around the house, for the most part. In the evening, we drove to the old Seminole Municipal Park and watched the city’s fireworks display from half a mile away (they’ve moved it to the new Magnolia Lake Park on Strother Ave.) Of course, she’s from[…]

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