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Nightmare

I had a completely terrifying nightmare last night. I haven't really had a nightmare like this one since I was a kid. I still remember one of my first ones, when I woke up in my bedroom with a guy trying to get in my window. He was pounding on it with...

Goodbye, old friend.

Okay, here's a totally random entry. I haven't even really started it, but I can tell where it's headed. Randomosity. First up, my beloved Loveline Archive was taken offline sometime last week. I'd been downloading every episode and working my way through...

Thanks Uncle Steve

For a long time, I've complained about the lack of DRM free music that can be legally obtained in the US. I stood on my little soapbox about the ridiculousness of the RIAA and how they're losing money and pissing off customers by crippling their tracks....

Mr. Pibb

I was doing some cleaning in my basement yesterday when I ran across a wide assortment of Mr. Pibb memorabilia I used to collect back when it was the greatest soda on the planet. I was a Pibb man back when the can was shaped weird, like a #2 pencil. I was...

Winter Weight

It's no secret that my weight kind of flip-flops constantly. Towards the end of the summer I border on too skinny, and towards the end of winter I'm almost in the "overweight" category. 30 pounds in about my standard gain. Well this year I'm excited...

Fame and fortune, here I come.

Well I made my 3rd or 4th appearance on the news last night, being interviewed for my super-awesome dodgeball skillz. I didn't see the report, but I guess my parents have it TiVoed, so I'll see it eventually. Sounds pretty hilarious. And in other fame and...

Stuff I hate

Way back in the day, I used to keep track of blogs that I absolutely hated reading. Every ignorant entry set me off on a rampage of bitterness and hatred and swearing, occassionally even fist-shaking. And yet, I continued to read, every single day, these...

Optimus Prime

So I'm back from a little trip to Gulf Shores. I had a great time, and my nephews seemed to enjoy themselves too. Lucy is getting more personality every day, and smiled at me every time I looked at her despite the fact that I don't think I did a single...

Horror Stuff

When I was 10, my parents made me watch A Christmas Story with them every single year. If you'd told me back then that someday, I'd be sitting in a bar drinking beer with Scut Farkus, I'm not sure I would have believed you. But then it happened. But Scut...

new love, new hate.

New love: Dodgeball. New hate: Bowling. I've been bowling since September now, and the "season" doesn't end until April 16th. I like bowling as much or more than the next guy, but c'mon.. I can't wait until I get my Monday nights back and I can be...

Ah those old

Ah, those old Central Illinois winters are back, like the ones from when I was a kid with several snowfalls. Deep, good snow at that. Winnie is enjoying the hell out of the snow, jumping around like an idiot every time I let her outside. And I'm enjoying...

100K

Well I drove the Jeep for the first time in months today, bracing myself for this snow fall we're currently in the midst of. When I turned on my defrosters, I saw a small crack spread into a large one from the top of my windshield to the bottom. I guess...

In the negative

On my way to work this morning, my fancy schmance digital thermometer thing read -11. It's ridiculously, dangerously cold out there. So the Bears lost. I was rooting for them only in the most superficial sense. I mean, I would have preferred that they won...

Winter

It feels good to actually have a "real" winter here again. Snow every few days, bitter cold, ice-scraping every time I want to drive somewhere. Yep, this is a good, midwestern winter after a couple of winters that were way to mild for my tastes. Although...

first bizarre diesel interaction

So I've got my diesel Jetta now, which means more often than not, when I'm pumping my gas I'm off on the far side of the gas station at an older, more worn out pump. Today I got gas on my way to work at the only pump in the gas station to not use one of...

Advantages

I guess one of the advantages to this perpetual bachelorhood is that, despite my single-income household, every dime I bring in is MY dime, and I can spend that in whatever way I choose. And lately I've been absolutely itching to buy an LCD TV. Every time...

Resolution

Okay, okay. Time for my New Year's resolution. I was cleaning up my house a little bit yesterday and realized that I don't really act like a normal person most of the time in regards to my house. For example, I'll get the mail when I come inside, but then...

2007, BOOM.

Well, 2007 is already off to a great start for my inner tech geek. As expected, Apple released their iPhone... kind of. It doesn't actually hit the streets until June, so I guess it's time to start saving my pennies and bracing myself for the move to...

Year in Review: 2006

Okay, so 2006 is officially and 2007 is underway. I realize this little blog has kind of turned into a mopefest lately, despite my best attempts to hold off on my bitching and moaning as much as I can. But recapping 2006 will mean basically a lot of...

Black Christmas

Okay, Christmas Day was a little... well... different, yet still very familiar. I was glad my parents didn't subject me to a Christmas photo of me sitting by myself. That's a little embarassing. I got a bunch of stuff I didn't want to buy myself, like...