Archive for October, 2005

We made a deal; if she'd stop hookin', I'd stop shooting people.

We made a deal; if she'd stop hookin', I'd stop shooting people.

We were aiming high. And thus the ends Mel Gibson’s narrative in Payback. Gibson plays the part of Porter, a small-time criminal turned avenger to claim $70,000 owed to him. He gets his money and rides off into the sunset with his former prostitute mistress, Rosie. We’ve had our beagle-hound mix Porter for a year […]

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Shhh, it’s the red eye

Shhh, it’s the red eye

Warning! A rant will follow. I fly from Virginia to California once a month as part of my job. It’s a long flight, and being that RIC is not that large of an airport I have to take a connecting flight each direction. In order to work a full day on Friday, I take the […]

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Shhh, it's the red eye

Shhh, it's the red eye

Warning! A rant will follow. I fly from Virginia to California once a month as part of my job. It’s a long flight, and being that RIC is not that large of an airport I have to take a connecting flight each direction. In order to work a full day on Friday, I take the […]

Posted in: gibberish
Trick or Treat in the World of Warcraft

Trick or Treat in the World of Warcraft

I’m back into World of Warcraft again, as some of you know. For those of you who don’t know what WoW is, it’s an online role playing game set in the realm of Azeroth, the setting for three previous offline computer games. Basically, two factions — the human-led Alliance and the orc-led Horde, battle against […]

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Buick Rendezvous Review

Buick Rendezvous Review

My rental car situation out here in California is always an adventure. I’ve been up/downgraded four out of the five times I’ve rented a car here. The worst thus far was a Chevy Cavalier, but it was either that or a minivan. I’ve also rented a current generation Ford Mustang, a Ford F150 truck (that […]

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Held Ninja Motorcycle Gloves Review

Held Ninja Motorcycle Gloves Review

Like other aspects of motorcycle protective gear, there are roughly 10 hojillion different kinds of gloves out there. There are lots of combinations, but the basic attributes are variations on the following themes: Color Material — often tied to the different riding seasons; mesh, textile, leather, or a combination of these Heavily padded/armored or not […]

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How gun legislation turned me into One of Them™

How gun legislation turned me into One of Them™

Growing up in Oklahoma means that you are gifted with certain character traits automagically: You say “ma’am/sir,” hold the door open for ladies, are taught that no gentleman is ever without a pocket knife, and to respect and employ firearms. I grew up in a house with a half dozen or more guns, a few […]

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How gun legislation turned me into One of Them™

How gun legislation turned me into One of Them™

Growing up in Oklahoma means that you are gifted with certain character traits automagically: You say “ma’am/sir,” hold the door open for ladies, are taught that no gentleman is ever without a pocket knife, and to respect and employ firearms. I grew up in a house with a half dozen or more guns, a few […]

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The humans get to live … for now

The humans get to live … for now

Some of you have been following my zombie rpg game as “innocent bystanders,” and as such I wanted to give you an update on our little group, who is tucked away in a a sporting goods store while the rest of the world is afire. We didn’t play, but I did send out an email […]

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Bodum Assam Line 1 Teapot Review

Bodum Assam Line 1 Teapot Review

Lady Jaye and I started drinking loose leaf tea not too long ago and we haven’t looked back. We really like our Adagio IngenuiTEA teapot, but it’s only really good for one cup. After all the hemming and hawing I had to do to get my free PersonaliTEA pot from them, we decided that 21 […]

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