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Monthly Archive for January, 2008

Best Typo Ever in Life

I am the proud recipient of an award. Though it stemmed from a email stemming from a blog entry comment, I was awarded the “Best Typo Ever in Life” award by Carol last week. After years of writing silly things, I win an award. For a typo, of all things. I was speechless. I didn’t […]

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We Are the Epitome of Classy

I hosted a malt liquor tasting on Saturday night. About a dozen people turned out to rank five of the cheapest forties that I could find within a mile of my house. The brands tasted included King Cobra, St. Ides, Olde English 800, Colt 45, and Hurricane. I would have included Mickey’s and Steel Reserve […]

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Analyse

The song playing through the credits of The Prestige caught my attention. Though I’m not sure whether I prefer this acoustic or the album version, Thom Yorke writes and performs eerily depressing yet beautiful music. I can’t quite grasp why this reminded me of Exhibit 13.

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Galloway Research is Calling

I’ve been getting calls from San Antonio the last couple days. I don’t know anyone there. No one ever leaves a voice mail. I got a call from 210-507-4450 on Wednesday, January 16th at 6:44pm. I got a call from 210-734-4346 on Thursday, January 17th at 6:37pm. I got another call from 210-507-4450 on Friday, […]

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Migrating to Google Apps

On a whim, I migrated my domain’s mail to Google Apps yesterday. Without explaining the virtues of outsourced application hosting, simply put the email sent to this domain is now handled entirely by Google. So far I’m impressed. The whole process took less than an hour. After you provide your domain name, Google provides file […]

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Heading north on Russell Street just before Ravens stadium there’s a billboard that proclaims “Marriage works” while depicting a cheery-faced couple. What are the advertisers trying to sell here in Baltimore? A church? the institution of marriage itself? As far as I can see from the street there isn’t a sponsor listed. Lots a people […]

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Three Cheers for Advil

I’ll wait out headaches and deal with muscle ache and a host of other ailments. I head to the doctor once in a while if some problem doesn’t right itself after a while. I don’t usually medicate unless I’m a complete mess and can’t function, such as the other day when my nose just would […]

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When I awoke today it was clear that I was going to need to buy some cold medication. Weis opens at 6, so I drove over there on my way to work. It turns out that the “good stuff” with pseudoephedrine isn’t on the shelf anymore thanks to the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005. […]

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Because I said that I’d update on my success. Bad Behavior has blocked 613 access attempts in the last 7 days. 111 got past the plugin, of which 110 were flagged by Akismet as being comment spam. The remaining 1 comment was placed into the moderation queue due to the number of links. So after […]

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When you’re craving a plate you just need a plate. It’s that simple. Not unsurprising to anyone who went to school in Rochester, that desire doesn’t weaken after a few drinks. At 4am on New Year’s Day, a man drove his Cadillac through the brick wall of Nick Tahou’s building downtown. The Democrat & Chronicle […]

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I Am a Light Bulb Pimp

Last year I scored a bag of incandescent light bulbs when the ACW household replaced all of their bulbs with compact fluorescent ones. Those bulbs got gifted to another friend of mine, since his house — when purchased — was devoid of light bulbs for some reason. I went to the bank this afternoon to […]

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Musings from the Mail Bag

Amidst the Pennysaver and the usual junk mail, a few musings inspired by the contents of the mail bag this week. From the Office of the President at my alma mater. “I hope you are enjoying the attractive address labels I sent you a few weeks ago.” Oh you know I’m enjoying them. Sticking them […]

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