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Random

everybody’s doin’ it

Making a map of travels, that is. All of the A-list bloggers are doing it, and I thought why not. Here’s my map of US travels. Pointedly different from some others’ maps. And, apparently, there are those who do not make it west of the ol’ Mississippi. We’ll call this a draw considering I have very rarely been east of the aforementioned river.

For good measure, my nearly nonexistent foreign travels.

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Geek

ridiculous

One would think that one whose official title is ‘Web Programming Specialist’ would take the time to make one’s website standards compliant.

Wrong. One has not the ambition.

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Miscellaneous

you’re welcome

Being an employed and productive member of society has made me heady with buying power. I could very well be solely responsible for the economic turnaround of the US. For lowering unemployment and creating positive economic indicators, I say you’re welcome.

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Miscellaneous

day ending present participles

Thinking
I need to get my wi-fi router set up.

Reading
All the Trouble in the World by PJ O’Rourke

Hoping
My car starts tomorrow. Damn cold weather.

Wishing
IE would try, even a little, to be standards compliant.

Coding
XHTML, CSS, PHP

Loving
Overstock.com — it’s evil. Very evil.

Sleeping
In about ten minutes.

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Opinion

superiority

Politics. It’s a horrible beast. Intriguing, yet so divisive. It seems that, in most people, political opinion causes tunnel vision. Lately, I have been bombarded with strong political opinions. And I’m not just talking the news — blogs, namely. However, it is not the strong opinions that bother me. It’s the superiority complex that most times seems to accompany said strong opinions. Am I really unintelligent and uneducated if I don’t agree with your opinions? See they’re just that. Your opinions — filtered, diluted, masked, and otherwise kneaded by your own personal experiences. I’m angered and frustrated when I read statements like, “As I grew up and had more education, I became a liberal.” As though learning leads to liberalness, and those of us who don’t become liberal are ignorant. (And I did read a statement very similar to this yesterday, but darn if I can find the link).

But see I’m not liberal or conservative. And I believe people across the spectrum to be educated, intelligent, and well-spoken. Well, there are stupid people. That’s a fact. However, intelligence is NOT directly related to one’s political leanings.

UPDATE: Exhibit A: The ‘Also…philosophy?’ section here. (although not the one I was referring to above)

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Music

ouch

$17.98? Ouch. Here’s to hoping I like it.

At least it’s okay if my mommy sees this one.

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Recipes

chef Nicole

As I was eating my cabbage salad lunch earlier today, I thought, “This is so good, everyone deserves to know how to make this.” It’s simple, light, yet filling. And very yummy.

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Politics

And he’s not quite back in the game

As I know you all come here for my articulate, exacting, and poignant political rants, I’ve compiled a short reaction to the State of the Union address.

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Miscellaneous

a birthday tally

ice cream cake
flowers
red KitchenAid toaster
shirt
bright red retro kitchen stool
$20 cold hard cashola
an evening of board games
a day of random shopping in Bozeman on a day off for a national holiday that I’m more than happy to share with MLK
cards
calls
wi-fi router (Okay, I bought this for myself)

Yay for birthdays.

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Miscellaneous

son of a…

Spammers have found my weblog. Four in the last two days. I hope they “all get ass cancer and die,” as the mighty jimbo would say.