Sunday, July 31, 2005

Make a note of it

I've finally removed my Bullet Awards from the sidebar. I figure, since I have a blog just for them, there's no need to keep them there. Of course, I'm keeping the link in my "Blogs I Visit" section. It should be obvious that I visit one of my own blogs, but sometimes the logic of such a thing can be lost on the general populace.
However, the Awards, themselves, are still in my archives, because I can't see any reason to delete them. Now that the Awards won't be taking up space here, I may be able to devote a little more time to finding more people who deserve their own Bullet. Perhaps I'll just make a brief mention here of any new Awards that I post there.
Wish me luck!

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Saturday, July 30, 2005

A new invention?

Being a faithful reader of JT's blog, I've become familiar with his offering of the drivel that he finds in his fortune cookies each week (usually on Tuesdays, when everyone at the office orders chinese food). And I've been thinking lately about something that I'd like to see. Something new and exciting. I did leave this in the "comments" section to his last fortune cookie post, but I think I'll share it here, too...

Ya know what I'd like to see?... MISfortune cookies!
Something like:

"Today is the first day of the rest of your life. But so was yesterday and you didn't do anything about it then, either."

or

"Most accidents occur within two miles of your own home. And there's nothing you can do about it."

or even

"Tomorrow will be better than yesterday. But today is pretty much screwed."

Waddya think? Am I a sick unit, or what?

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Friday, July 29, 2005

And now for some pleasantness

I'm sooooo psyched about the upcoming Renaissance Festival. This is a highlight of so many of my summers. It's one of those things that I wish I could go to every year, but can't always seem to afford to.
But it's been growing over the last several years. The festival is actually it's own business now, owning the land on which the village is built, and keeping several people employed year 'round. But you could read all of that at the site.
Anyways... As a result, the length of the festival has been growing as well. What began as 4 weekends in the summer has stretched into 7 weekends. One of which being the Labor Day weekend. So they have the extra day to draw in the crowds. And do they ever.
This being the case, I have a better chance of having a paycheck with a few extra dollars in it to make a worthwhile visit. Bobby and I are looking forward to going this year though. We can't wait to get our hands on a couple of the roasted turkey drumsticks. And I told him that this year I may buy him a short sword from the blacksmith that I bought my batlh'eth from. I'm such a coooooool dad.
I'm also pretty geeked about having a decent camera to take with me this year. I expect to get a few good shots of the festivities... jousting and all.

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OK ! Everybody shift!

Today was like playing musical chairs at work. One person calls off and everybody else gets moved around to compensate.
So I spent my day doing material handling, which really sucks. But I did manage to have a few good conversations with some of my co-workers who I don't normally get to see. One of the few benefits of having to run around all day.
On the other hand, it also gave me the opportunity to bump into the small handful of people whom I really don't care to associate with. Not that there are very many of them, only two or three, but having to deal with them - even for brief periods of exposure - tends to get me agitated.
I don't mind being Mr. Versatility, I actually like it that I don't have to be stuck in the same work area everyday. But sometimes I'd appreciate being left alone at my own work station. Sometimes I'd like to stay in one place without having to worry about who I might have to put up with for the day.
Alright... I'm done moaning for today.

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Quote for 7/29/05

"If anyone's going to die today, I want to enjoy doing it with my own bare hands."
M+

This in regard to a discussion of firearms that I had with a couple of my friends/co-workers. Can ya tell I was a bit upset today?

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Traveling mercies

Good luck to you, Kenn, on your trip to Texas. I guess I won't be getting those DVD's back to you before you go. Sorry. But at least we have a solid plan for next Saturday night. See you when you get back.

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A pleasant evening out

So I finished posting to my own blogs yesterday, and began reading my favorites when I stumble across this desperate cry for help from becca. Meanwhile, at that very moment, JT calls me on my cell phone to ask me if I'd read becca's post yet. And to inform me that she had just spoken to him and wanted to know if we wanted to come over and hang out.
Well, who am I to refuse to assist a damsel in distress? So we went.
It was most enjoyable to sit around and talk and laugh with one another. And there was no alcohol involved either. I even got to talk on the phone to becca's EX, Patrick, who was also a dear friend of mine. He's the one who got me involved in my current church. And I owe him a debt of gratitude for that. But I haven't seen nor heard from him in years - not since before their divorce. So it was good to get to chat a little with him.
Something else about last night. It was especially humorous to see Bobby laugh every time becca said the word "sex". It didn't work if JT or I said it, only becca. I'm not worried about this. I take this to be a good sign that he at least has a sense of modesty around the ladies. Now, if I could only develope his manners... Yeah! like I'm the one to teach him that!

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Thursday, July 28, 2005

I'm going to need a bigger stick!

Currently, I have more Overtime available than I can shake a stick at.
It's a good problem to have, too. In fact, I've just concluded an experiment to see what an actual 80 hour paycheck looks like, because I haven't seen one in years. I've been averaging 12 hours OT, per pay, for longer than I'd care to remember.
Anyways, for two weeks I simply didn't work any OT. It was killing me to not go in to work early. Especially since my internal chronometer still wakes me up by 4:00 AM.
Well, the paystub arrived in the mail today, and I've decided that I don't like it that much. Not that I couldn't live on it if I had to, but I hope I never have to.

Additionally to all of the above:
I've been moved into a different work area this week. I like the work, the variety of duties that come with it, and the people there. But I really hate the fact it seems to be "Rumor Central" for Respironics.
There's also the minor problem of most of them being complainers. While they all agree that we get paid well for what's expected of us, and the company treats us all fairly well, they still find things to complain about. And I don't like either kind of negativity.
Fortunately, I'm quite capable of difusing any situations which I find to be discomforting with a little bit of humor. That, or in a few of the "Rumor" related moments, I've happened to know the whole situation. Thus, I've been able to squash the rumors before they've left the shoot. And that's a good feeling for me.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Vacation Bible School

Well... tonight I finished my obligation to my church's Vacation Bible School. I agreed to supervise the games for the two nights that would normally have been for Men's Bible Study, and the Tuesday Night Family Service. Both of which were cancelled for VBS.
Things went fairly well both nights, though tonight was a bit rough with some of the older kids. But I expected that. Certain kids just don't like to follow directions, or listen to their leaders. So, certain kids had to sit quietly and not play any games. Oh well, such is life. Follow the rules and be rewarded, disobey and be punished. I hope they learned.

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Monday, July 25, 2005

"Didja hear it?"

Mike Parkin (my redneck mechanic brother-in-law) Posted by Picasa

Remember that story I told you all last weekend? The one about Jo's brakes going? Well, this is the rotor... or, at least what's left of it.
Mike is still wondering why she didn't just bring the car to him after she bought the pads.

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Sunday, July 24, 2005

I'm OK with that

I just found out from my sister-in-law that Jo's date blew her off yesterday. For some odd reason I feel like gloating about this. Oh, wait! That's exactly what I'm doing now. Hence my "Quote..." below.
Now, maybe she'll stop whining to me about not dating. Apparently she's not either. The only difference though is that I'm not trying. Not that I think I'd have much luck if I were trying (at least not yet), but at least nobody's blowing me off... no double entendre' intended there. Just thought I'd make that clear.
If you could see the smile on my face right now, you'd think I was up to something...

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Quote for 7/24/05

"HA - ha!"
Nelson Muntz

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Saturday, July 23, 2005

Movie Night; reinstated!

Got a phone call, and a couple of e-mails from Kenn (formerly of Bad Influence) today, asking if I'd care to re-start our previously established, though short-lived, tradition of Movie Night. It was something that we both needed, and I was really glad that he thought of it. Especially since I sorta dropped out of contact with him for a few months. But the humor flows just as easily as it ever did.
An even better aspect of our newly reinstated tradition is the fact that Bobby got to join us this time. And it would seem that he fits right in with us. Sense of humor and all.
Of course we had Vinnies! Two mediums. One with pepperoni, mushrooms & sausage. The other was a white pizza with tomatoes & canadian bacon. Our selection of DVD's; The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy. None of us had seen them before, so it worked out well.
It's too bad that JT couldn't join us this time. His weekend to have the kids. But, since I know you're reading this, plan on attending our next one in 2 weeks!

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Friday, July 22, 2005

Quote for 7/22/05

"Just because I'm never right, that doesn't mean I'm always wrong!"
M+

I can explain it later if you want me to.

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That's good to know

Well... tomorrow is the Respironics company picnic at Kennywood, but I've decided not to go this year. Partially because I don't have the money to go, but also because I just can't seem to get excited about going. Which is a kinda bummer for me since I always used to get so psyched about it.
But I also have another reason to not want to go. My eventually-to-be-EX-wife will be there with her date tomorrow. Like I want to see that!
Yes, Jo has finally admitted to me that she's dating. I think because my son informed her that her sister already told me about it. Otherwise, I believe she would've been content to leave me in the dark about the whole situation.
For those of you who might be concerned about my reaction to this news...
"I'm strangely comfortable with it." - Murphy McMannus from The Boondock Saints

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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Makes me wonder...

So I get this e-mail from my sister-in-law (Jo's sister, Michelle), and it makes me curious about what she's trying to tell me. It's one of those "forward this to everyone you know" kinda messages. So I don't have a problem with posting it here for all of you to read. Besides it beats forwarding it to everyone.
Here goes:

Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift. When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but often times we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been opened for us. The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever
had.
It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives. Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back! Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours.
It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone. Don't go for looks; they can deceive. Don't go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the one that makes your heart smile.
There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real!
Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do. May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy. Always put yourself in others shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person, too.
The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.
Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches. When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.
If you want... send this message to those people who mean something to you, to those who have touched your life in one way or another, to those who make you smile when you really need it, to those that make you see the brighter side of things when you are really down, to those who you want to let them know that you appreciate their friendship. And if you don't, don't worry, nothing bad will happen to you, you will just miss out on the opportunity to brighten someone's day with this message........


What do you think?

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

For your viewing pleasure

For those of you who have been reading JT and becca's blogs recently, you're probably aware of some decorating that's going on at the church for our upcoming Vacation Bible School.
Well... I managed to get a few pics of the displays tonight. Now, any interested parties can see what becca's been up to. I've decided not to post the shots here, in deferrence to becca being able to flaunt her handiwork on her own blog. So, hopefully, she'll be posting those pics later on. If not tonight, then I suspect tomorrow. Go ahead and check 'em out.

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Monday, July 18, 2005

Quote for 7/18/05

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of."
Benjamin Franklin

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Sunday, July 17, 2005

It's official... I'm an idiot!

Allow me to begin this by saying that I'm no longer going to refer to Jo as my soon-to-be-EX-wife, but as my Eventually-to-be-EX-wife. Is that enough of a clue as to what the topic of this post may be about? Good, now lets move on.

First some interesting, probably very good news about the Boy. He went to Kennywood yesterday with Jo and her sister, Michelle - and family. It would seem that Michelle's company picnic was yesterday and she had a couple of extra tickets available (Reed, Smith, Shaw & McClay are infamous for "over-doing" when it comes to company sponsored events). So, Michelle asked Jo if her and the kids wanted to come... yes, I was invited, but I prefer to allow Jo to have her own time with Bobby and Aliesha (even though she didn't go) whenever possible - so I declined.
Anyway... I found out that all day long Bobby was hitting on the girls that work the various stands and rides at the park. Not serious hitting on, but sorta friendly just-something-to-do-while-waiting-in-line kinda hitting on. I had no idea that he was that extroverted. He was even talking to a few girls that were next to him on a couple of the rides he went on. I think that's pretty cool since I've always been kinda shy, and introverted when it comes to meeting new people - especially girls. But enough of that!

OK... I'm an idiot. And why am I an idiot? Because I can't help being a nice guy, even to a woman who drove me into serious debt, just before telling me that she wanted a divorce. Here's the story:
Jo arrived at about 10:00 yesterday morning to pick up the Boy. Shortly thereafter I left to do my running - a little bit of grocery shopping and some "me" spending. When I arrived home, at about 1:00, Moe informed me that I had to call Jo's cell phone.
On their way to Kennywood, Jo's brakes went - completely!
Nobody was hurt, and she managed to use the emergency brake to get to her mothers apartment. Her mother then dropped them off at Kennywood. And her sister was going to take her back to her mother's afterwards.
Now, Jo's brakes have needed replaced for well over two months. As if that wasn't bad enough, she's actually had the pads in her backseat almost since she's known about needing them. But when you have payment arrangements with your mechanic because your finacial situation isn't too bright, and your mechanic is in jail for violating a PFA, it's hard to get the work done in a timely fashion.
So I called Jo, and I found out that my brother-in-law, Mike (the redneck mechanic who's married to Jo's sister, Lori - not to be confused with my other brother-in-law, Michael, Jo's brother), was going to tow it out to his garage to do the work on it. But she needed a ride out to pick it up tomorrow (today), and could I do that.
Yeah, sure, no problem. Even though I know that the ride is going to use up more than a quarter of my gas, and she doesn't have any money to give me for gas.
Meanwhile, as we're on our way out, Bobby asks me if we can take Samson, Jo's new puppy, every once in awhile. Only to have Jo explain it as a sort of "joint custody". It would seem that Sammy doesn't do well without constant supervision. Not an issue when the kids are around, but a real problem when they're not. I haven't decided on this one yet.
But then, even though I had already sent some food with Bobby (still in her trunk), since he has such a healthy appetite, when we get there and she sees that I sent mac-n-cheese, tomato soup and a chocolate cake mix (all of which require milk for either preparation, or in the case of the cake, to enjoy eating it), she bemoans the fact that now she'll need to buy more milk. So I handed her the four dollars that I had in my pocket so she could buy milk and maybe even some balogna (Oh, wait, that's jumbo for all of us who live in th'burgh) for Bobby.
I tell myself that whatever it is that I'm doing is actually to benefit my kids. Yet, I find it of little comfort. Especially when I consider the fact that the Boy seems to be floating the idea that he might want to move in with her - because there are more kids around her place and he has friends that he can see everyday there. Also, the last time Bobby spent the week with her, he returned to tell me that she's already "dating". And that he had walked into her bedroom to find her and some 20-something pup "cuddling" on her mattress, fully clothed, but still... grrrrr!
I'm trying my best to not do anything that directly helps her. She chose this situation for herself - for both of us actually - so I really want her to have to live with her own decision. But if I don't do some of the things that I do, then it's my kids that will end up suffering for it. This really sucks!
I've worked hard to get my finances back in order since she left. I'm finally to the point where I may still be living paycheck-to-paycheck, but anytime I need something I can pretty much afford to get it. On the other hand, her finances are absolute crap. And they won't be getting any better because she doesn't make enough money, and what she does make doesn't go very far for her.
Likewise, I have my monthly bills under very tight control by simply sacrificing a little bit of comfort every so often. My A/C is set to 77, and my heat never goes above 68. She doesn't seem to understand that running her A/C on high, day and night, will rack up one nasty electric bill. Even if it is only in one room. And I know that when winter comes she won't be able to drop her thermostat below 72. Not to mention, she has the old fashioned heating oil that they have to come out and fill up the outside tank. In other words, if she doesn't have the money up front, she doesn't get the heating oil. No oil, no heat. It will be a long cold winter indeed.
All of this leaves me wondering; how does she ever expect to pay for the divorce if she can't even afford to have her car fixed. She knows that I'm not going to put any money towards it since it was all her idea. I don't know where she expects to find the money for it.
Why do I have to be such a nice guy? Why do I have to care at all?
Don't answer that! I already know why. But that doesn't make it suck any less.

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Quote for7/17/05

"Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art."
Dean Inge

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Saturday, July 16, 2005

Real American! ... mostly

God bless you goddess for this:

You Are 85% American
You're as American as red meat and shooting ranges.
Tough and independent, you think big.
You love everything about the US, wrong or right.
And anyone who criticizes your home better not do it in front of you!



Go try it for yourself!

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Intriguing!

Check out this story!
Just a little something for the rest of you science (and science-fiction) geeks out there. And try not to hear the music in your head from the scene that the article refers to.

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Friday, July 15, 2005

Eeeewe! Yuck!

My car really stinks!
No, really, it stinks!
The other day I had left the windows cracked open a couple of inches so that it wouldn't be a sweltering sweatbox when I came out from work. Then, of course, it rained really hard for about a half an hour before I finished.
Needless to say, much water got onto my seats. And, since it's been both rainy, hot, and humid for the last few days, I've had to keep the windows closed up so that my car wouldn't get rained into again. But now it stinks because of the whole heat and moisture thing in an enclosed area.
Thank you Jesus for Lysol and Febreeze.
Amen!

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Quote for 7/15/05

"You know, if I still lived with my parents, I'd buy you a drink."
Dave Schneider

Yeah, Dave... Great pick-up line.

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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Party !!!

I just found out from my mother that this weekend is the 45th Anniversary Celebration for the church that I grew up in. Tomorrow evening there will be a 7:00 PM service that will feature both of my former youth pastors. I think I'll try to go to that. If for no other reason than to say "Hi!".
Hey! JT, becca... yinz feel like joining me for this?

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2 minutes

In England today, at noon, 2 minutes of silence were observed as a memorial to last weeks victims and survivors of the London subway bombings. It was a showing of solidarity and resolve to not be intimidated by the terrorists. And I applaud them for it.
Unfortunately, I was unable to comment on the bombing itself, since I was out of town when it occured. But I think I'll speak my piece now.

My initial reaction to 9/11 was something along the lines of "Nuke Mecca!". Because, at the time, when we saw the celebrations of Muslims throughout the Middle East, I felt sure that their culture, their way of life, their religion, and their embrace of hatred and death, was all the justification we would need to annihilate their holiest shrine - and show them what we think of their ideology.
However, as the days passed, and our national rage subsided to a reasonable anger, we saw the spirit of the American people unite into a solid resolve. And I decided, in my own heart, that there was no reason for me to want to make all Muslims, thorought the world, to suffer for what a small handfull of people did to us. After all, I do not condemn all of Christianity for what a few nut-cases do when they bomb abortion clinics. I do not call for the bombing of the Vatican when some lunatic takes sniper shots at abortion doctors. Instead, whenever possible, I vocalize my opposition to such things, I denounce the perpetrators as being delusional (at best) for their views, and I listen as the majority of Christian leaders do the same. But where are the Muslims leaders to condemn these attacks?
I want desperately to believe that there are moderate Muslims who want to live in peace with those of us who don't share their beliefs. Especially after the London bombings. But they are far too silent for my liking. Are the extremists within the Mulism faith in such control to make this impossible? Or have they merely instilled such a sense of fear in the moderates that their voices have been effectively silenced? In either case, I do not think I trust Muslims any longer. And with their failure to boldly declare their opposition to terrorism - and not only last weeks bombings, but globally - I can feel that old rage creeping back into my heart. I can feel the urge to yell "Nuke Mecca!" once again.
I know that I should pray for my enemies, and I really don't consider anyone to be my enemy. So, on a personal level, it's easy for me to pray for those who've done me wrong. But these enemies have not wronged me on the personal level. Instead, they have attacked our way of life, our system of beliefs, and the freedoms that we embrace. They are not just my enemies, but enemies of all those people and ideas that I hold dear. And that's what makes it so hard for me to get past all of this. Perhaps I'd do better to pray for a change in my own heart as well.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Have you heard about this?

Listening to various news reports, and other sources, I discovered the following information, today:

Our current national unemployment rate is 5%
Job growth has been on the increase for 25 consecutive months
Tax revenues to the federal government has nearly doubled over the last 18 months
And the trade deficit is down by 2.6%

All in all, that's some pretty good news for our economy. In fact, I remember a time when 5.6% unemployment was a good enough number for Bill Clinton to get re-elected as President. But, for some odd reason, 5% just isn't good enough for our mainstream media to give any credit to President Bush's economic plans.
Why aren't we hearing any of this? I rememeber how "great" our national economy was supposed to be while Clinton was in office. I remember hearing news stories on a regular basis about how well businesses were doing.
And then, over 2000 - 2001, the dot-com bubble burst and we entered a recession. Then of course came all of the "accounting scandals" that the media wanted to blame on GW because of his relationship with one CEO of Enron. Meanwhile, it was "de-regulation" from the Clinton administration that allowed such corporations to make a loan appear as income, rather than debt. That's why the Enron scandal never went anywhere in the political realm - it all came back to the Clinton administration. And, since it couldn't do any harm to the Bush administration, it just sorta fizzled.
Still convinced that the mainstream media isn't biased toward the political left?

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Enjoying the scenery

Well, I've posted some of the pics I took over the weekend. I'll have a few more to post later, but I think these will do for now. I hope you enjoy the scenery as much as I did.

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Sun Rising

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The Memorial

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Pioneer Spirit

A representation of the spirit that embodied America. Posted by Picasa

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Two Icons

The Water Tower in the background and the Obelisque of the Memorial in the foreground are the two things I associate most with Ft. Recovery. Aside from my family! Posted by Picasa

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Contrast Of Time

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The Old Fort Site

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The Old Stockade House

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A Change Of Perspective

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Colors Of Sunset

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Sunset Behind The Tower

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Steeler Fans Everywhere!

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An Endless Sea Of Green

This is the view from one of my cousins driveways. Posted by Picasa

Who am I kidding? This is pretty much the view from anybody's driveway - that doesn't live right in town.

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Perfect For Home Security

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Tornado Magnets

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Quote for 7/12/05

"The greatest offence against virtue is to speak ill of it."
William Hazlitt

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Monday, July 11, 2005

Back again

Just got in from my trip to Fort Recovery... actually, it was a little while ago, but I needed some time to get settled in and recover from the 6 hour drive.
I expect to spend some time getting caught up with everyone else's blogging before I make any substantial posts here. Especially consindering that mine and JT's dear friend becca now has her own blog. Another convert to the "dork side".
Look for pics from this trip to be forthcoming.

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Quotes from 6/2005

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Quote for 7/7/05

"They that deny a God destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature."
Francis Bacon

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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Vacation... sorta

This will probably be my last post for awhile. I'm going to a family reunion in Ohio this weekend. Taking Mom, of course, and the Boy. Leaving right after work tomorrow and coming back on Monday.
If I can, I'll at least post a "Quote... " in the morning before I go. But I'm not making any promises.
Later!

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Quote for 7/6/05

"I can't be held responsible for that dogs stupidity!"
Rob Cross (The Boy)

It's a long story. Maybe I'll share it later.

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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Celebrating Independence Day

Nice fireworks display last night.
So... Whaddaya think of the pics (see below) I took with my new Kodak CX7300 3.2MP Digital Camera? I'm particularly fond of the last three. They were part of the finale'.
I had to get those posted before I went to bed last night. I have more form the entire days activities, but they'll have to wait until I get a little more time to post them.
How was your 4th?

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Pics from the 4th: First Salvo

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more pics from the 4th

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Monday, July 04, 2005

Oooooooo

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Aaaaaaaaahhh

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Double-shot

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Beginning of the end

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