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It's what's pho dinner

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So I can cook. I even like to cook. I just choose not to. Most of the time anyway.

My iPhone review: How's that for timely?

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I admit it, I plunged headlong through the Reality Distortion Field, was enthralled by snazzy UI and blinded the promise of browsing my precious, precious internets from wherever I may be, in their full HTML/CSS/Javascript/AJAXy glory.

Oh yeah, baby!

That's right, my shiny new iPhone is on its way from mainland China. In a mere weekend it'll be in my grubby little hands, and I'll be cursing it for it's BellSouth Cingular AT&T service.

Suspicious cow cluster spotted in eastern Ohio

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Are they reading my thoughts? Oh god, I think they're reading my thoughts!

Just another day in Palm Springs, CA

Let's see, highs in the hundred-and-teens, overnight lows in the mid-nineties, and people like this. Sounds like Palm Springs is a real paradise, Brian.

Thoughts on airport security from someone braver and funnier than me

Whenever I flew on business pre-9/11 (which was maybe twice a year, I'm no road warrior), I preferred to pack all my stuff into a carry-on bag, rather than risk having the airlines send my baggage on exotic trips to the far east, while I make my way to the vacation paradises of Sacramento or Raleigh.

Hmmm... what's missing from this picture

Sitting on the floor makes Betsy sad.


If I'm not mistaken, there used to be a couch sitting there!

But it's not here now, cuz the folks at 24e, purveyors of supposedly 'High End' furniture, and their repair subcontractors took it, after three months worth of phone calls from us.

A quarter inch plastic part on a zipper broke, which apparently required the couch to be carted away by two guys in a truck.

When will this style end

There are a multitude of trends I wish would just go away - women with giant sunglasses, for example. Another is those silly "sophisticated-narrow-ass-line-art-cartoon-woman-with-no-pupils" drawings that seem to show up on the covers of books the wife buys, in girlie magazines (not that kind of girlie mag, perverts*), and now, apparently on 'prenatal' vitamins.

"I am the president. You cannot grab me like that"

It's a great thing to have a passion, a drive, a singular vision if you will. Some people write. Some paint.

Some people dress squirrels up to reenact historical and current events.

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At least this seems slightly less cruel than the other squirrel related item I found on the internets lately.

Chicago recap

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My update from our trip to the Windy City - a half a week late and at least $3.50 short.

Two of my faithful readers either lived in the city at one time or close enough and were helpful enough to send along suggestions, which in both cases read like the script of Ferris Bueller's Day Off.


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