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Palin

August 29, 2008 by

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I’ll go on the record now: Palin is a worse VP pick than Dan Quayle. A complete hail mary by McCain that will crash and burn within a month. In addition, I question McCain’s judgement by putting a 44-year old hockey mom a heartbeat away from being the leader of the free world. But I’m […]

The Sweetest Perfection

August 29, 2008 by

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In 1990, Oscar Mayer took the snack foods market by storm with their new snack line, the Lunchable. This product, the result of five painstaking years of research by Oscar Mayer R&D, was targeted directly at Nabisco’s “Lunch-O-Rama”, then heavyweight in the world of snack foods. As Oscar Mayer planned, the Lunchables’ perfectly balanced, convenient, […]

Plan C – Retreat

August 29, 2008 by

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The is the story of how I discovered the basic parenting skill that I’m sure the rest of you are already aware of. I was sitting at the table with Alanna the other night while she was coloring a picture of a horse. She enjoys coloring and has gotten pretty good at it. However, she […]

Glittering Leaves

August 28, 2008 by

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As we were driving to work this morning, we passed the poplar orchards that line the highway. Poplars are used to make paper pulp, and poplar orchards are fairly common here. This morning, our commute coincided with the sunrise, and the sun shone at us through the leaves of the trees. With the sun directly […]

Back to School Childen!

August 27, 2008 by

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I have good news for those sad few individuals who enjoy the pain and dysphoria of others.  School is once again starting for both myself and my wife.  I shouldn’t complain as I have numerous friends and acquaintances with children, full time jobs, and 12-15 credits in mostly upper division classes; still, I do complain and […]

Short Work Day

August 27, 2008 by

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I carpool to work with my father-in-law. He drives, and I help pay for gas. This setup means that I often don’t have control over my work departure and arrival times. For example, he prefers working from 8:00 to 4:30, which means taking a half-hour lunch. I’d rather work till 5:00 and get the full […]

Movies – Solaris and Spirited Away

August 25, 2008 by

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In keeping with my previous comparative media review, I’ve decided to give you my contrasting thoughts on two relatively unknown yet obscure movies. Last week, due to a new baby birth in Heather’s family, I got to leave work a couple hours early. With an evening to fill and nothing planned, we rented the highly […]