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Rome

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When I was in high school and middle school, I took Latin as a foreign language. Five years of it, actually. The thing I liked most was the amount of time spent on the history of the language… ancient civilizations, gods and goddesses, roman empires, etc. It was fantastic. And ever since then, I’ve wanted [...]

Lazy Generated Blog Post

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Thanks Lazy Bloggers Post Generator for the following… Peter Pan! I just found out I have not updated this since people stopped clapping and Tinkerbell died… You would not believe it only hurts when I laugh. Apologies to my regular readers! Even the little blue ones!. I am absorbed with my obsession of saving money, [...]

Love Breakfast?

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Love Breakfast? Of course you do! So why not join the Breakfast Bliss Flickr Group and add your photos of the most important meal of the day!

Munchkin Cats

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I’m not a big pet person… mostly because I don’t think I’d be very good at taking care of one. I can’t even keep a plant alive! However, I sooooo want a munchkin cat… they have tiny little legs!!

Pink for October

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I’ve gone kinda Pink for October. It’s probably more of a magenta than pink, but it’s for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I Went to Sydney

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It was a lot of fun (flickr sets): Darling Harbour Whale Watching Helicopter Tour Sydney Opera House Sydney Wildlife World Royal Botanical Gardens Web Directions South Watsons Bay

My New Tattoo

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My very first tattoo ever. And no, it doesn’t mean anything… it just looks nice :)

2006

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A Year In Review

Four Things

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Dan Mall was nice enough to tag me with the latest meme to hit the net… thanks Dan, thanks a bunch… honest. On to it! Four jobs I’ve had: Sales Associate at Gadzooks Supervisor at the Virginia Tech Student Calling Center Web Services Manager for Clym Environmental Web Designer/Strategist for Pixelworthy Four movies I can [...]

Merry Christmas

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I just wanted to wish everyone a very merry christmas! I’m not religious at all, but I still celebrate the miracle of Santa… because let’s face it, a man that large making his way down a chimney that small… MIRACLE. I’m headed to my parents’ house for the weekend and it should be a fun [...]

Isn’t the rain SWELL!?

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I tell ya… there’s nothing I love more than lots of rain, low temperatures, and wind. Oh glorious wind, you and only you can complete this illustrious trifecta of FUN! The best part is when I get to work (after seven blocks of braving the elements) and the entire bottom half of my body is [...]

Conversations With Myself

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Every now and again I like to talk to myself. Not out loud or anything, because that would be CRAZY. No, I like to have conversations with myself, inside my head… because that’s MUCH more normal. Sometimes they’re just reminders of things I need and/or want to do that day. Other times, it’s some sort [...]

Dorks on the Corner

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Every few weeks or so (after work) there are people on the corner of the street where our office building is. I honestly have no idea what they’re trying to do, but they all have clipboards, the same color t-shirt, and I try to avoid them like the plague. I figure they’re trying to sell [...]

The Book Baton

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Davy Van Den Bremt was kind enough to pass me the Book Baton yesterday. It’s a spinoff of the Music Baton that made the rounds a few months ago. Total Amount of Books: I’m at work at the moment, so I can’t do an accurate count, but I’m going to guess around 80. Last Book [...]

Getting Mugged?

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First off, NO I did not get mugged. However, I was walking home from work a bit late tonight (around 7:30pm or so). And as I passed a somewhat unsavory character, the notion of getting mugged crossed my mind. More specifically, the notion of getting all my stuff stolen crossed my mind. This isn’t a [...]

Angry Homeless Guy

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On my way home from work today (Sunday… yeah, I know) I passed a rather angry homeless guy. When I first spotted him, he was about a block away. As I walked a few feet closer, he got angry and knocked down a bike that was locked to a street sign. I don’t know what [...]

Adventures In Shipping

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At my old apartment (in MD), I had a screened in front door. It essentially created a nice space (about 16 inches deep) where various packages could be left when I wasn’t home to sign for them. At my new apartment, there’s an enclosed entrance area to my building. It’s an even BETTER place to [...]

Birthday, Continued…

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This past weekend, I celebrated my birthday… again. You see, my friend Megan’s birthday is Tuesday (the 26th) and since she came to visit, we decided to have a joint party. Nothing fancy, just some pizza, cake and ice-cream. Rob was nice enough to come over and hang out for a little bit. He even [...]

More Presents for ME

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I don’t know about you, but when it’s my birthday I like to buy stuff… for myself. This year was no exception and I’ve ordered/purchased a few lovely little items. Here, let me show you what I’ve picked up: DVD Player & Dead Like Me Season 2 from Amazon.com Clothing from the Gap and shoes [...]

Happy Birthday to ME

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Yesterday (July 16th) was my birthday and just about the only thing I did was go to Ikea and then do laundry. Not that exciting, I know, but today my parents and sister came to visit so that was nice. They brought cake and presents while I provided the gloomy/rainy Philadelphia weather. I think it [...]

XXXXX Will Be Sorely Missed

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Every now and again, somebody famous (or pseudo-famous) passes away and the local/national news will run the story. And time and time again, people will comment on the person’s passing by saying “XXXXX Will Be Sorely Missed”. Am I the only one that finds this odd… that even though said person hasn’t done anything in [...]

It’s Getting Very Hot

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Right now, it’s about 83° outside and I REALLY don’t like it. I prefer colder weather… and not just because it affords me more wardrobe choices. I just don’t like to sweat. And my hair doesn’t behave the way I want it to. Guess how hot it’s going to be tomorrow? NINETY FIVE FUCKING DEGREES [...]

Window Washers

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Today at work we were visited by some high-wire window washers. We’re on the 20th floor and they were dangling by a couple of ropes. I can’t imagine having that job, but I’m guessing the people that do it, probably LOVE it. Assuming it’s not really hot, or really cold outside. I wanted to open [...]

What Is That Smell?

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You know, I walk past my share of homeless people every day here in Philly. So, I’m used to the B.O. that comes along with that. And given that the summer is upon is, the smells are permeating at full capacity. However, just this morning, I walked past a man wearing a nice pair of [...]

I Went to a Party

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Last night (Saturday), I went to a party called “Camp Naked Terror 4″. The basic theme is everyone dresses up like they were part of a horror/slasher film. This year, a “video game” theme was added on top of that, so people dressed up as video game characters… who were all part of a horror/slasher [...]

Interesting Day in the Park

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I met a friend for lunch Sunday afternoon… we ate at Cosi, which was okay, nothing spectacular. Anyways, afterwards we went over to Rittenhouse Park and hung out for a few hours. It was AWESOME outside (sunny, breezey and about 70°), so it was a perfect setting for just lounging around and watching people walk [...]

The Weirdest Thing

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While driving this morning (in Maryland of all places), I passed a plain-old-regular tractor trailer, eighteen wheeler, whatever you want to call it. Nothing strange, nothing unexpected… although it did have one of those “Oversize Load” banners on it. Then, I saw it. At first I wasn’t sure exactly what it was. But as the [...]

The iPod Elite

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I live about 6 blocks or so from where I work. Naturally I walk the distance. Why wouldn’t I, it’s SIX BLOCKS, that’s NOTHING! Besides, driving would be ridiculous… not to mention the complete lack of parking at work and the fact that my car is ALREADY 1 block away. Anyways. During my walk, I [...]

Smoker’s Remedy

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As I was walking to work this morning, I passed a guy on the sidewalk who was coughing pretty badly. In between his coughs, he took a drag off a cigarette. I remember thinking to myself “uh… okay… that isn’t really going to help with your cough”. What’s funny is that it DID seem to [...]