Wednesday, April 30, 2003  

Yesterday morning

I found the most perfect place to sleep on the island. It's near the road, but it's tucked down inside a few big dunes, so that should keep the Gulf Islands National Seashore park rangers away. I'll post pics as soon as I get 'em scanned.

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Monday, April 28, 2003  

Last week

I scanned a lot of pictures at the computer lab, but when I got back to my apt, they weren't on my H or I drives (space the school gives students that they can access via ftp for personal and web storage, respectively), so I'll have to scan 'em again soon this week. The student server has been really unreliable lately, and I think there's a scheduled maintenance shut-down sometime this week, so if none of my pics are working and the blog looks weird, it should be back to normal within 24 hours or so.

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I'm in one of those "life-is-so-short-wonder-if-I'll-ever-get-married-wonder-if-I'll-be-happy-with-my-life-the-day-I-die" funks. Happens whenever I start thinking. Somebody keep me away from those cloves!

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Sunday, April 27, 2003  


I want one.

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She just looks evil

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Anti-war crowd mostly shuts up .... mostly

"...with the war in its waning hours, all is quiet on the western coast -- leading conservatives to suggest that Garofalo and her fellow travelers are in full retreat from a public backlash and feeling chastened by a swift American victory.

Liberals fear Hollywood's left-wing stars are being muzzled and their careers placed in jeopardy from what actor Tim Robbins, called in a recent speech a 'climate of fear.'"

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Saturday, April 26, 2003  

The Summer

Well, Mike, John, and Dan will all be completely moved out for the summer on Monday. That leaves me with 3 rooms.... I think I'll use one for sleep and one as an office, but I'm not quite sure what to do with the last one. Any suggestions?

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Friday, April 25, 2003  

Spring semester's over!

That's me and my bong. My roomies, myself, and an MIS buddy of mine celebrated the end of the semester last night with Egyptian strawberry-flavored tobacco and Red Stripe....perfect ending to an okay semester. (Right-click here and select 'Save Target As' to watch Micah toke). I had my last final on wednesday. The Summer semester starts in a week, but I think it'll go pretty good. I bought the Neon on tuesday, so I can get back to delivering pizzas at Papa John's next monday. I've got 3 classes, but one'll be over in less than a month (it's 4 hours each friday + 7 hours each saturday for three weekends), and the workload will be relatively low. Can't wait till 04/04!

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Charlton Heston to leave NRA presidency

ORLANDO, Fla. - Charlton Heston is making his last appearance as president of the National Rifle Association this weekend, after using his movie-star prominence to amplify the gun-rights group's message and help put supporters in the White House and Congress.

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Sunday, April 20, 2003  

Iraq Gets New Pizza Hut, Burger King

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003  

Good Idea or No?

It's a 96 Dodge Neon Coupe 2D for $3700, with 117k miles, A/C, CD, & automatic transmission.

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Monday, April 14, 2003  


"Private First Class Patrick Miller, 23, kept asking his guards if they were going to kill him. They said they were not. 'I still didn't believe them, so I kept asking,' Miller said."

Way to annoy the heck out of the guys you think are going to kill you.

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Sunday, April 13, 2003  


I need to figure out how to get the contents of a text file displayed on my blog. I know coldfusion can be used for tables, but the text file I'm trying to display is automatically altered by another program (the text file contains just 2 lines of text), so I can't add column names. Maybe there's some method of doing this using javascript or something? Any help would be much appreciated.

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"Anger Management" is only slightly more entertaining than most of Adam Sandler's other movies, and the audience will laugh loudly at all the parts they showed in the previews as if they'd never seen them before.

Not all Lithuanians are to be hated.

I spent 8 or so hours at the beach yesterday and am burnt beyond recognition.

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Thursday, April 10, 2003  

Understatement of the Millennia

"Our business is notorious for being almost lunatic liberal," Woods told The New York Times in Sunday editions. "There's sort of a loony fringe that's way over the top and out of step with mainstream America."

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I hate Lithuania.

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Country Music

I've been out of the country music thing for years now, but over the last few days I've accidentally fell back into it. Some of the songs responsible for this include Alan Jackson's "Drive," Keith Urban's "Raining On Sunday," Toby Keith's "The Taliban," Randy Travis' "Three Wooden Crosses," and Tim McGraw's "She's My Kind Of Rain." It's also been kinda cool to rediscover all the songs I used to like. I'd almost forgotten how good this stuff is.

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Safeway Brand Sandwiches

"You also must pay close attention, because even after you repeat it, they will undoubtedly construct the sandwich to their liking. When you see them pick up that mayo you are gonna have to yell, which in turn makes them mutter their desire for you to go to hell under their breath, but ignore it. You've been sentenced to hell by other food service employees in your time, I know, I was one of them. While it may briefly make them feel better, it in no way has any bearing on whether you actually go to hell when you die. Although if you get the wrong employee it could lead to a quicker death. But enough about death and onto some more guidance when ordering sandwiches!!"

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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Virgil Caine is my name and I served on the Danville train
Till Stoneman's cavalry came and tore up the tracks again
In the winter of '65
We were hungry, just barely alive
By May the tenth, Richmond had fell
It was a time I remember, oh so well

The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singing
They went Na, na na na na na,
Na na na na na, Na na na na na

Back with my wife in Tennessee, one day she called to me
Virgil, quick come see! There goes the Robert E. Lee
I don't mind chopping wood,
I don't care if the money's no good
Take what you need and leave the rest
But they should never have taken the very best

The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singing
They went Na, na na na na na,
Na na na na na, Na na na na na

Like my father before me, I'm a working man
Like my brother before me, I took a rebel stand
He was just 18, proud and brave,
When a Yankee laid him in his grave
I swear by the blood below my feet
You can't raise a Caine back up when he's in defeat

The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singing
They went Na, na na na na na,
Na na na na na, Na na na na na

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I ordered me a couple [thanks Jen]

Peace Through Superior Firepower Pins

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as retarded as this may sound

I LOVE Shania Twain's new video "Up!"

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Wednesday, April 09, 2003  

Which Middle Earth race are you?


The Dunedain, "Men of the West," are a
powerful line that did not die when Numenor,
your island kingdom, was drowned like Atlantis.
Your main downfall is hubris, as defying the
injunctions of more powerful beings was the
doom of your kingdom. You are a natural leader
and value honor and bravery.

this quiz brought to you by Quizilla

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North Korea scared?

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"'The downside (of wasps) is that they live for just a couple of months,' said Waeckers. 'And dogs have a personality. Wasps don't have that.'"

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the Geraldo Rivera aftermath

"Say what you will about Geraldo, a self-aggrandizing cartoon, an action junkie, you name it: The guy is in no danger of living a small, gray, forgettable life.

Staley went on to say, 'A handful of troops here wanted pictures with G and autographs. A few shook his hand. Others here wanted to harm him, were disgusted with him, thought he should have been sent home in a Humvee (a 40-hour drive south through the desert).

'We later found out a few who shook his hand had put those hands in unmentionable places prior. Army justice?'"

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Tuesday, April 08, 2003  

I found out earlier today that TwoThirtyEight is breaking up.

Citing a lack of inspiration, TwoThirtyEight announced today that they will cease to write, record, or perform music after completing their college tour this April. They've been making music for years in the Fort Walton Beach/Niceville area, and much of my music-appreciating life was spent listening to their earlier stuff. Over the years TwoThirtyEight's made four albums, lost a bandmember to a carwreck, and influenced much of today's local music scene, which isn't necessarily a positive achievement, though it is flattering (some kids shouldn't be making music, period). I've enjoyed just about everything they've released, but their last CD, "You Should Be Living," was exceptionally better than anything they'd done before, and there was no reason to believe their next project (which would have been released this fall) would have been any different. What a letdown.

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new post!

It's that time again. The time where I realize I haven't blogged in a while and decide to do something about it. Only this time I've cranked out a new template to go along with the post! Maybe — if you're providentially blessed — I'll post more often.

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Tuesday, April 01, 2003  


Dolphin Goes AWOL.

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...has some excellent war photography.

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