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Holiday tolls

Wednesday, December 26, 2012      4 comments

I already know I'm going to get slammed by violation on tolls blown through during my move here. I have the i-pass transponder the Illinois DOT uses, because over the last ten years I traveled through Illinois, going to, or through Chicago often... Read more

Arriving somewhere...but not here

Tuesday, December 25, 2012      2 comments

If anyone's stalking closely enough, they'll notice that I just dipped my toe into the 'community journal' forum and started a topic with that same name. As I typed there, that seems to be the quick thought, talking to myself version of what I e... Read more

It's snowing snowballs and snowbricks out there!

Monday, December 24, 2012      8 comments

Well, it's snowing, anyway. The entry title is from the hallmark cards ad that just came across the TV as I clicked on the button to open this blog post. Fortunate that it did, because I didn't have any idea what I was going to scribble on about... Read more

if you go to a gym, do you notice the other people there?

Sunday, December 23, 2012      10 comments

snack attack tonight, hweet thins (ask stewie about this) and cookies and milks. no, singular on that last one. apparently, capitalization is optional tonight, and I'm opting against. first week in michigan ends with about a three pound gain, at... Read more

Chained to a bandwagon with no wheels

Saturday, December 22, 2012      4 comments

That's how I used to describe my fandom of the Detroit Lions. I'm a fan because of an accident of birth and geography: I was born and grew up in southeastern Michigan, and as such, I like the Lions. But it's hard being a Lions fan, when they was... Read more

Attention all planets of the Solar Federation: WE HAVE ASSUMED CONTROL!

Friday, December 21, 2012      6 comments

it's 12/21/12, or 21/12/12 if you prefer, either way, there a 21 and a 12 juxtaposed, and an excuse, not that I ever need one, to listen to my favorite band, Rush. Of course, I spun the album 2112, then went on to other albums of their, eventual... Read more

PUDDIN' ATTACK!

Thursday, December 20, 2012      2 comments

Oh man, did I ever get sucked into a neon green trap last night. I tried to beat it off with a fanged steel weapon, but the more blows I struck, the thicker the enemy became, until I was forced, under duress, to trap it in the Cave of Ice. And e... Read more

Temptation...why won't you leave me alone?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012      5 comments

Drove 60 miles to see The Hobbit with friends, and as I returned towards the home base, I took a bit of a detour to see what remained and what had changed since last I lived in the area. Among the things I noticed were a bunch of fast food-... Read more

Countdown to the end of the world!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012      6 comments

Four days until nothing happens! Oh my goodness, I can wait! Yesterday was Monday. Even though Monday as a concept somewhat loses its power to annoy when it doesn't equal a return to a workplace after a two day respite from the drudgery, th... Read more

The gravity is different in the eastern time zone, I swear it is

Monday, December 17, 2012      4 comments

Or maybe it was the McDonalds for breakfast, KFC for lunch and chinese food at dinner? At least the scale wasn't as mean as the last time I came to Michigan for a visit, where I managed to gain 7 pounds from driving 8 hours, WITHOUT stopping for... Read more

Back to the primitive

Sunday, December 16, 2012      3 comments

December 16, 2011, I attended a concert in Milwaukee, and immediately thereafter, I started driving to Michigan. The band was Fair to Midland, and although they've never played a show in Midland, Michigan, they have a home away from their Texas ... Read more

Deaf by chocolate

Saturday, December 15, 2012      4 comments

I think, in a pinch, Hershey Kisses could pull duty as earplugs. Went to my own farewell shindig Friday night, and I can only conclude that I know many awesome people who I will miss dearly. Drank the Great Dane's Scotch Ale in copious amou... Read more

Up the Irons!

Friday, December 14, 2012      7 comments

Packing stuff away for moving, and I came across my sadly unused dumbbells. Now, they're not large weights, a 20 pounder and a couple of 15s, but they exist in a state of dustiness, for lying unloved and untouched beneath the bed. I guess the sa... Read more

In which I feel like a Harlem Globetrotter

Thursday, December 13, 2012      4 comments

Wednesday, I made the penultimate Trek to the gym in the quest for the ugly t shirt. The alternative was a holiday party at my favorite bar in town, The Library, as mentioned Saturday, and a free beer promised by Tim, the owner of that place and... Read more

A thin mint by any other name

Wednesday, December 12, 2012      8 comments

Fun fact, you can eat an entire package of Grasshopper cookies (Keebler's version of the Thin Mint) in a day and likely stay below your calorie goal. Granted, you'd be foodbored by the end of the day, as the package would cost around 1400 calori... Read more


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