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journie

Good night, Mus musculus

Admittedly, there was a brief time we thought maybe the dog was going insane. It was slightly reminiscent of that Far Side comic where one dog says to the other, while the owner, blissfully unaware, reads the paper: "Watch... Growling and bristling, I'll stare at the closet door."
Posted November 24, 2008 at 8:11 PM by Michael
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journie

Don't drink the water

So once again time goes by and next thing I know it's been a couple weeks since my last post. And there have been plenty of things I could have written about: the election, the cut on my foot, my mother-in-law, our movie marathon weekend (well, I might still... but I doubt it).
Posted November 18, 2008 at 10:11 PM by Michael
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Photo | Mr. Fangs, we hardly knew ye
journie

Mr. Fangs, we hardly knew ye

I would've posted a photo sooner of this year's pumpkin, but we didn't get around to carving until last night. I know, that's like not trimming the tree until Christmas Eve, but hey, according to movies of the Victorian era, that's when they did it anyway. And it's not so much a waste if the display sticks around several weeks past its freshness date.
Posted November 1, 2008 at 8:11 PM by Michael
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Photo | The breaking news is broken
metamorpheus

The breaking news is broken

Thanks be to Jason P. for sending this in. I've posted stuff like this before, but it never gets old. The title pretty much says it all, but definitely good for a chuckle.
Posted October 21, 2008 at 7:10 PM by Michael
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metamorpheus

Do svidanya, Dr. Jones

In honor of the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on DVD today, I thought I'd share a few thoughts on the movie. I expect there'll be some spoilers here, so if you haven't seen it yet and care, read on at your own risk.
Posted October 14, 2008 at 10:10 AM by Michael
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journie

Tales from the emergency room

I was at emergency room for the second time in a week this weekend. Now that I have your attention, it's actually all pretty much mundane. On the plus side, the second time around I knew I wanted to hit that coffee machine with the French vanilla.
Posted October 13, 2008 at 5:10 PM by Michael
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Photo | Get it while it's — splat!
journie

Get it while it's — splat!

Last night we took the kids to what is arguably our favorite Chinese buffet restaurant. And it's our favorite not just for the food, because there always seems to be a wealth of signs and other sights that just begged to be photographed. Sadly, nine times out of ten we go there, we don't take the camera. (Good Lord! Do we really go there that often?!)
Posted October 10, 2008 at 10:10 AM by Michael
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journie

Being sick really sucks

So once again here it is a couple weeks since the last post, and I come limping back with my tail between my legs. So many things I was going to post about, too: how the HLC is actually the fulfillment of apocalyptic prophesy, Ike's post-storm fury, how apocalyptic prophesy will probably be fulfilled by the downfall of the western financial industry, the dog's new "toy." Instead it ends up being much more mundane.
Posted September 30, 2008 at 9:09 PM by Michael
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metamorpheus

Fun and games revisited

Having realized I'd written a post about MMORPG's and then said nothing more about it, I guess it's time for a little update. I still wouldn't call myself a hard-core gamer of any sort, but I'm starting to develop an appreciation for these kinds of games.
Posted September 3, 2008 at 11:09 PM by Michael
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Photo | Zoo Tycoon 2: The new zoo
simmetrie

Zoo Tycoon 2: The new zoo

We took the kids to the zoo this morning. A trip to the zoo is usually a story in and of itself, but there's actually not much to tell today. This year they've built a new section and a new entrance, and it was all very cool. The hippo/rhino building stinks to high heaven, as usual. We forgot the camera. And we were able to get in and out and see everything we wanted to see in about an hour.
Posted September 1, 2008 at 5:09 PM by Michael
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