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Photo | How many DOT workers does it take to change a light bulb?
journie

How many DOT workers does it take to change a light bulb?

The answer, apparently, is seven. There's one behind the truck (you can just make out his feet by the rear tire) and another in the cab. Tax dollars at work. I don't think this is the kind of "putting people to work" Obama had in mind.
Posted February 19, 2010 at 9:02 PM by Michael
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journie

I did a lot this morning, and sucked at all of it

The missus took our oldest to work with her this morning, so that left me to entertain the younger. I chose to take him to the Y because, basically, it's already paid for.
Posted February 14, 2010 at 12:02 AM by Michael
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Photo | Pizza FTW
journie

Pizza FTW

One of my favorite sites that I visit regularly is failblog.org. Most photos are facepalms, but sometimes a photo is such awesomeness, it's christened a win. This is one of the first, if not only, times I've actually stopped to snap a picture of something that catches my eye. I saw this today and, well, how could you not want to eat here? Total win.
Posted February 11, 2010 at 7:02 PM by Michael
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metamorpheus

Gagnant la droite de s'appeler le champion

Watching your team lose can be a bitter pill to swallow. It's not every year your team makes it to the Super Bowl, and of course you want them to win. So when they don't, you just feel, well, blah.
Posted February 8, 2010 at 11:02 PM by Michael
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metamorpheus

Now wait just a minute, rice

I guess truth in advertising can be a touchy subject. My syrup bottle doesn't talk to me, no teddy bear giggles in my laundry room, I've never seen twins share a pack of gum, and my margarine certainly doesn't try to insist it's butter. Then there's Minute Rice, if by "minute" one means "five minutes or so." Hmm, speaking of rice...
Posted January 28, 2010 at 10:01 PM by Michael
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simmetrie

The Sims 3: Meet Edward

How pathetic. I finally post something after a couple months, and this is the best I can come up with? Game screenshots? Yep.
Posted January 27, 2010 at 7:01 PM by Michael
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identitie

Wie sagen Sie auf Deutsch…?

Growing up, whenever someone asked where the name Itzoe came from, the general response was "It's French. It used to be spelled Itzoet and pronounced Ee-sway" but the reality is no one really knew. Back in the Nineties my brother started doing geneological research. He was able to trace family back to Europe, but not to specific locations. However, a couple years ago, we found the town of Itzehoe, Germany. Having heard stories of non-English-speaking turn-of-the-century immigrants from Europe being assigned new names based on either their native land or whatever word the immigration official picked out from their native tongue, Itzehoe seems the best (and at this point only) candidate thus far. Summary: we're probably German. To boot, much of my wife's family is also German.
Posted November 22, 2009 at 10:11 PM by Michael
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metamorpheus

Why I don't like answering machines

This was submitted by Joe, but let me be clear this is a wrong number, although I'll concede it's possible its a prank call. But if not, the level of insensitivity is staggering.
Posted November 11, 2009 at 9:11 PM by Michael
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Photo | Mr. Fangs strikes back
journie

Mr. Fangs strikes back

Once again we procrastinated regarding our jack-o-lantern, but not content to procrastinate as in Halloweens past, we waited until Halloween day to carve that gourd. Nothing gets you in the spirit of Halloween like driving around town hoping to God to find a store or produce stand that still has pumpkins in stock. Nada. Well, mostly. There was one stand that still had a few. By the way, all the carving kits were sold out too. I had to use a dull steak knife. Does it show?
Posted November 1, 2009 at 9:11 PM by Michael
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Photo | Reminds me of Jocko's (but only a little)
journie

Reminds me of Jocko's (but only a little)

I've finally gotten the site to the point where I can add and edit posts without having to do so directly in the database. What a pain that is. And now that I have the ability, maybe I'll finally get around to writing about our trip to Nashville. But not today. Today is all about White Steamer.
Posted October 28, 2009 at 9:10 PM by Michael
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