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Friday, March 30, 2007

What Else I’ve Done On My Vacation

Went to see Shooter (enjoyed it, but wouldn’t recommend it to my parents on grandmother).

And read. (My latest recommendations: What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris and Moonshine by Rob Thurman.)

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

What I Did On My Vacation

Eat.

And buy things I can’t get in Morgantown.

Especially things relating to food:

Joseph Beth’s Bookseller
Fresh Market (grocery store)
Sur La Table (kitchen)
DSW (shoes for Michael)
Wild Oats (grocery store)
William-Sonoma (kitchen)
Papyrus (stationary store)
Aveda
Half Price Books
Jungle Jim’s (grocery store)
Newport Aquarium
Barnes & Noble
Graeter’s (6 pints of ice cream plus dry ice & cooler)
Sur La Table (kitchen)
Hush Puppies

That would be 3 bookstores (plus two where I didn’t buy anything) 3 grocery stores, and 3 kitchen related stores.

Plus ice cream and the aquarium.

And that pretty much sums up the first part of my vacation. The second part? Lying on the sofa reading. And probably some eating of ice cream.

I’d say that makes a perfect vacation.

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Saturday, March 24, 2007

More Strange Weather

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Oh no! Not the dreaded fdg! Whatever shall we do?

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Friday, March 23, 2007

It Never Rains But It Pours

It’s like an evil plan of bad weather.

It’s like the weather gods saying, “sunny, warm weather for everyone ELSE.”
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Thursday, March 22, 2007

It’s Not a Bug, It’s a Feature

For those of you who aren’t Americans, or for those Americans who have been living in denial about how the Bush Administration treats returning veterans, things are not going very well for some of the veterans in VA hospitals across the US. As I and others warned years ago, cutting veteran’s benefits really couldn’t come to to any good.

But not only do they refuse to accept blame for the results of their actions, we now see someone trying to make an infestation of bats in a clinic in Oregon sound like a good thing:

“Eradication has been discussed but the uniqueness of the situation (the number of colonies) makes it challenging to accomplish,” according to the report, which said the bats were being tested for diseases. “Also, the bats keep the insect pollution to a minimum which is beneficial.”

(via my brother)

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Happy Spring!

Not only is it the first day of spring, but it actually feels like spring outside!

Yay!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Professional Accessories

While searching for information on Adobe Acrobat, I found the information I needed in an Amazon review. While scrolling up to look at the specifications, I noticed an interesting recommended accessory for Adobe Acrobat 7.
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What?! What?! I Can’t Hear You!

They are drilling concrete in the room next to me.

You can not even imagine how loud it is.

Even through my headphones and over the music in my headphones I can still hear it. Luckily, it’s techno, so the noises occasionally blend in with the music.

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Historical Time Frames

Because I’m always getting them confused…

Regency Period: 1790-1825
Romantic Period: 1825-1840
Victorian Period: 1840-1869

Edwardian Period: 1900-1910

If forced to choose, I’d probably take the clothes of the Regency period over any of the other periods.

But really, I much prefer that I can wear jeans and t-shirts.

http://www.maggiemayfashions.com/costumehistory.html

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Books and Reading

By the way, I’m still writing reviews over at the Random Reading portion of this website. I’m just not cross posting those reviews here. So if you were wondering where the book bits were, they’re over there.

That said, if you’re looking for something to read, I highly recommend:

Night Watch and Day Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
Snake Agent by Liz Williams
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
and
Fables: 1001 Night of Snowfall by Bill Willingham

I’ve read a lot more, but those of some of my favorites from the past couple months.

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