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Friday, September 30, 2005

Cooties

Wash your hands!

If everyone were to wash their hands the risk of colds, flu and even bird flu would be much less, say UK experts. Professor John Oxford, of London’s Queen Mary’s School of Medicine, warns many people are failing to do so and are complacent about personal hygiene.

No kidding. And flicking your fingers under the water for a second does NOT count as washing.

COMMON HOME SURFACES THAT CAN HARBOUR VIRUSES (in descending order of risk)
Phone receiver
Light switches
Door knobs
Toilet flush handle

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Waiting… Waiting…

Sorry, can’t concentrate. Waiting to leave work so we can go see “Serenity”

Yay!

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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Hot Times

It’s going to be wild and crazy this weekend!

No, not the Virginia Tech game–the Buckwheat Festival!

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Remarkably Well Preserved

I don’t know whether to be amused or offended.

I received in the mail today, a letter stating:

Dear Ms. Michelle Klishis,
Our records show that you haven’t yet registered for the benefits of AARP membership, even though you are fully eligible.

Ummm….really?

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The Rare Football Posting

At my brother’s insistence, here is some interesting news to read.

Mount Healthy High School’s head football coach and athletic director said Tuesday they did not support an officiating crew’s decision to keep Bobby Martin, a senior at Dayton’s Colonel White High School who has no legs, from playing in last Friday night’s game.

I personally can’t understand why officials would keep him from playing, but there’s a lot I don’t understand in this world.

However it’s also a happy story, since he got a letter from the powers that be that allows him to play.

Heck, at 110 pounds he only weighs 10 pounds less that the center for my high school football team my senior year.

There’s also a very nice article on him and a bit about his everyday life.

And a third article in USA Today on his football career.

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Serenity

Morgantown Showtimes for Serenity:
1:30pm | 4:10 | 7:00 | 9:40

I’m so excited!

(bounce bounce bounce)

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Dreams

I had a dream of violence last night.

It was in a place where people weren’t safe even in their own homes. Maybe it was the future; it certainly wasn’t the past.

Men roamed, taking what the wanted, selling what they stole–things, people–to any who would buy.

I also dreamed of a sharp knife, vicious and thin, and long enough to go all the way through.

I learned a lesson last night in my dream. I learned that if I am ever in a situation where I have to defend myself in hand-to-hand combat, I’m dead.

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Banned Book Week

Well crap. I created this to publish on Saturday, and then forgot about it.

Better late than never I suppose.

2005 Banned Books Top Ten
1. THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART PRESENTS AMERICA (THE BOOK): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction, by Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show
2. A WRINKLE IN TIME, by Madeleine L’Engle
3. IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN, by Maurice Sendak
4. KING & KING, by Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland
5. 1984, by George Orwell
6. THE HANDMAID’S TALE: A Novel, by Margaret Atwood
7. BLESS ME, ULTIMA, by Rudolfo Anaya
8. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, by Stephen Chbosky
9. THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, by Mark Twain
10. WHAT MY MOTHER DOESN’T KNOW, by Sonya Sones

Banned Books Week at the ALA

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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

BBC Geek Quiz

How much of a geek are you?

You got 10 right!
Excellent, you have the makings of a proper propeller head.

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Interesting and Yet Disgusting

A live, adult giant squid has been caught on camera in the wild for the very first time.

“It was exciting to get a live Architeuthis tentacle. It was still functioning when we got it on the boat,” Dr Kubodera told BBC News.

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