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Thursday, April 28, 2005
You are Tater Tots. Go get your own!!

Which Napoleon Dynamite character are you?
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Wednesday, April 27, 2005
You are LaFawnduh. Why are you so sweaty?

Which Napoleon Dynamite character are you?
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Which Napolean Dynamite Character Are You?

Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Okay, I never really cared for Deloitte & Touche LLP, but
this headline goes a bit over the top.

Monday, April 25, 2005
I am unemployed and it is pesach (passover). So, what do I do with my time? I drink and study for finals -haha hah hoho haha. There are only certain things that I can drink - with the leavening thing and all - so I chose tequila (ta kill ya). I went to a quint place in Jax to a Mexican restaurant that made its margaritas from fresh orange and lime juice and of course tequila.

I tell you this not to tell you that I am a Jewish alcoholic, but that I am an alcoholic celebrating a Jewish Holy day. In other words, DRINK! It feels great!

I love tequila because it is made from plants and not leavening.
Friday, April 22, 2005
See what happens when you spoil your children?
Pretty typical.

Today I actually knew some of the trivia questions - and was able to guess on others - and what happened? When I pressed "Submit my quiz," my computer crashed. When I realized ie wasn't coming back, I had to ctrl-alt-del and kill everything (I even had to kill Word), then restart ie, go back to the quiz, re-enter all of my answers, and submit it.

Sigh. I will never be the smartest player.
Thursday, April 21, 2005
Ok, one last "WTF?" from the triva - aside from the overwhelming amount of geography and ancient history in my quiz today (both of which I suck at), one of my questions today was:

Question 2
Hobbies : The Bachelor's Culinary Delights (Cooking and Baking)

What is the bachelor's greatest secret for cooking success?

Buy expensive cooking equipment
Get a girlfriend
Go to cooking school
Buy cookbooks

Is it just me, or is this question not based in any actual fact? The funniest answer is "get a girlfriend" but the truth could be to buy cookbooks or go to cooking school. WTF?
Yeah! And howcome I only got four right?!
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Oh, and
3. Why is it that Tyson and I got the same number of questions right, in the same amount of time, but he gets 8 points and I get 7? WTF?

1. thais0n + 8 pts 7 right 81 seconds 619 score
2. snickersbaxton + 7 pts 7 right 81 seconds 619 score

The trivia game is making me crazy, for two reasons:

1. What's with all the showtune questions? AAAAARRRRRGGGGGG.
and 2. What's with all the new pop-ups and ads now? I can't block them at work! AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGG!

Ok, that is all.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
t r u t h o u t - William Rivers Pitt | The Theocrats: " Imagine this scenario: A bill is introduced in the House to require children to say the Lord's Prayer each morning in every American public school. Arguments in favor of American pluralism and freedom of (and from) religion fall on deaf ears. Thanks to the massive GOP majority in the House, the bill is passed and reaches the Senate, where outraged Democrats are powerless to stop it without the filibuster. It passes there, and is placed on the desk of Mr. Bush, who happily signs away yet another barrier separating the church and the state."
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Well, it's true. I had three job offers this week, and I'm going to accept the one for the least amount of money. Crazy, eh? I'll never be able to support John, or his habits.

On a different note, there's this article on about pharmacists refusing to fill birth control prescriptions. Check this out:
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Reports of pharmacists with particular religious and moral beliefs denying prescriptions for birth control have prompted legislation that would ensure all prescriptions are filled.

House and Senate backers unveiled a bill dubbed the Access to Legal Pharmaceuticals Act (ALPhA) on Thursday.

It would allow a pharmacist to refuse to fill a prescription only if the prescription can be passed to and filled by a co-worker at the same pharmacy.

According to NARAL Pro-Choice America, a reproductive rights group, legislators in 10 states are considering bills that would permit pharmacists to refuse to fill birth control prescriptions. A federal law, if passed, would pre-empt any state law.

Yet some want additional legislation to protect pharmacists who believe certain birth control drugs are forms of abortion, Karen Brauer, president of Pharmacists for Life, told the Reuters news agency. The group provides legal advice and support to pharmacists.

Brauer told Reuters she believes doctors will eventually begin ordering women to abort disabled children, or refuse to treat them after birth.

"They'll force women to kill their children ... It will be like China. It's the next logical step," she told Reuters.

It's the next logical step? Forcing pharmacists to fill legal prescriptions...then...forcing women to kill their children?

They lost me somwhere in there.

I am no longer a teacher! Teaching children with learning disabilities was a greater task than I could have imagined. Therefore, I am unemployed, but on the payroll until the next school year starts. In other words, I have a lot of free time and will be traveling extensively after my exams end (second week in May).

My wife is well on her way to supporting me. She has had not one, but three job offers this week. Yes, I am a bit jealous. I've only had one job offer in the last three years. Ah, the freedom to choose.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Internets do good job. Sadly, "all your base are belong to us" does not pass through the grammar checker properly, but "All your Gates is belong to us" works just fine.
Monday, April 11, 2005
I've eaten at King's Buffet once. But if I had known the workers were violating Loudoun County zoning ordinances, I might have (briefly) considered going somewhere else.
Sunday, April 10, 2005
Hm...seems like everyone has been ducking Daddy Z's challenge.
Saturday, April 09, 2005
Two things:
1. 14 people played trivia today.
2. who the hell played under my name?

I went to play today and to my surprise I had already played. In fact, I had to log in which I haven't had to do since I joined the site. So I ask again, Who played under my name?
Friday, April 08, 2005
I swear, I'm not making this up. I propose a contest to see who can come up with the best name for the duck.
Thanks for the birthday wishes guys! I got a bath robe, slippers, and pajamas for my birthday! I am OLD!
Colossal error in judgment: that's what you call filing a story on Friday to appear Sunday about events on Saturday.
Smitty is older! Yay! Birthdays are happy.
Thursday, April 07, 2005
Happy Birthday Smitty.
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
I know my splits don't make any sense. That is why I was so shocked. My knees were a little stiff in the beginning, but I was not expecting such a drop in time. Had I run the whole race like I ran the last mile, I would have been in the top ten.
Monday, April 04, 2005
Your 5K splits make no sense unless you were running like that on purpose.
Sunday, April 03, 2005
Today, for the first time since, well, let's say it's been a while, I decided to run a 5k. A local celebration of Blues Music 5k. Here are my times:

Mile 1. 11:27
Mile 2. 9:13
Mile 3. 6:02
Total . 27:42.49

I argued the impossibility of those times with the timer and the computer, but the man (of at least 50) said, "You know, you never lose the mental ability, but you DO lose the knees and the lung capacity." Then he chuckled and said, "At least by the third mile, you remembered that it was a race." Realizing that I am falling apart at the knees, I turned hobbled to my car and drove the bar. I never knew cold beer could taste so good!

I miss my youthful knees. I love that I am old enough to drink.
Friday, April 01, 2005
Trick question!!!!!

Q. In what country did the civil war take place?
MY Answer: The United States
Correct Answer: Not Enough Information.

Sounds suspiciously like a trick I pull on my students.

The blog has a spell checker! Has anyone red the poem, "Eye Halve A Spell Checker?"
Hall of Fame!
Hall of Fame!
I'm in the Hall of FAME!!!

Jeez finally,

Mar 05

12 players played during the month.

1. Bobo (162 points, 6 wins)

but Margaret - you beat me on points per game and really if you played more than 24 times in a 31 day month you would have beaten me, not more silly posts about having the low score of the day. Your average beat everyone!
In other completely unrelated news: Fiona Apple's shelved album has found it's way on the internet. And there was much rejoicing.