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2004.10.31

Only one group of trick-or-treaters tonight. So, those four kids got half of all of our candy. The other half we were hoping another group would show up. Oh well, maybe the people at work want some candy.

2004.10.30

Cannibalism, Halloween style:

Large Jack-O-Lantern eating smaller Jack-O-Lantern.

2004.10.29

As if they weren’t annoying enough already, all these political commercials, billboards, phone calls, yard signs, and news stories (and so on) get even more annoying once you’ve already voted (by either early voting or by absentee ballot). I almost wish it was November 3rd already so that everyone would stop trying to influence us.

2004.10.28

Ready to go way back in time? Ready to go way back to 1997? Ready to see what this site looked like back then?

Yeah, I didn’t think so either.

But you must understand... that was the style at the time. Though in seven years we’ll all probably be saying how much the current version of this site sucked, so, you know, whatever.

2004.10.26

I think wives have selective amnesia... they forget everything their husbands tell them.

2004.10.25

I’ve been meaning to link to this for a while now, so here it is. Matt Haughey has some good words on: Globalism or Nationalism, which will it be?.

2004.10.23

Update, 2004.10.28: Turns out I wasn’t first with this idea (nor did I draw as good a sheep). I guess I should have searched better. Oh well.

A new shop just opened! The Sheep Party store!

The Sheep Party

(I hope it’s not too late.)

2004.10.22

Well, my senior project at Lynn University is now done. Working with another student, we have created a Web site for Arlene Herson. Personally, I’m most proud of the administration which will allows the site to be easily updated and added to. But then again I’m biased to that part of the site, since creating an easily updated site was my primary goal.

2004.10.20

This is messed up:

President Bush taught three Oregon schoolteachers a new lesson in irony — or tragedy — Thursday night when his campaign removed them from a Bush speech and threatened them with arrest simply for wearing t-shirts that said “Protect Our Civil Liberties.”

Related news.

And I love this quote:

The U.S. Constitution was not available on site for comment, but expressed in a written statement support for “the freedom of speech” and “of the press” among other civil liberties.

2004.10.19

Him:
Emeril has “bam!”, Alton Brown has “good eats”... you know what my cooking catch-phrase is?
Her:
No, what?
Him:
“Mistakes were made.”

2004.10.17

It’s not every morning that you see a hot air balloon desending behind your condo complex. Especially not when there’s a canal back there. I almost thought they went into the canal, but they landed on the far bank, the Broward County side.

Hot air balloon behind condo building.

I’ve uploaded more pictures @ Flicker.com.

2004.10.16

Last night we went to bed around 10:30p.m. Last night was the earliest (by about two hours) we’ve gone to bed all week. Last night was a Friday night.

I think we’re getting old.

2004.10.14

In the debates last night, sometimes Bush’s expression while listening to Kerry speak reminded me of... well, it made me think that the hamster was there, but he just wasn’t spinning that wheel.

2004.10.13

So tired. I think I’ll take a nap on the ride home from work.

Oh wait, I drive myself to and from work. Maybe a nap’s not such a great idea.

2004.10.12

I don’t believe that I still hadn’t linked to this wonderful tech support I had provided.

2004.10.11

My poor wife. She has to take blood pressure control pills whenever she gets in the car and I’m driving.

2004.10.10

Him:
You know what we’ll never be able to do?
Her:
What?
Him:
We’ll never be able to lose weight nor save money.
Her:
Why?
Him:
Because we always tend to save weight and lose money.

2004.10.09

Her:
Where did you learn to drive?
Him:
Nintendo.

2004.10.08

Why do these Presidential Debates always put me to sleep?

Also, I think that they should just let them thank everybody first so that, when the moderator asks the first question, they can get right to answering it.

2004.10.07

I just found this via Mr. Sun, and boy is it hilarious: Cheney’s Mistake. In the Vice Presidential Debate, Dick Cheney (probably) meant to say “factcheck.org”, but instead he said “factcheck.com”... and factcheck.com now points to a site against George W. Bush.

2004.10.05

The Vice Presidential Debates. Geez, any more of these debates and I really won’t know which party’s lies to believe.

2004.10.04

I got nothin’.

2004.10.03

How sad, another weekend is over. Well, at least we had no hurricanes this weekend.

2004.10.02

You know what would be cruel? Play the boardroom music from The Apprentice whenever you call employees into a meeting.

2004.10.01

Last night, for the first time in my life, I watched a presidential debate. Here are some things I noticed about last night’s debate:

  1. When Bush and Kerry first stepped out, they met and shook hands. It looked like Kerry said something to Bush, and then Bush replied back. I imagine that conversation went something like this:
    Kerry:
    I’m gonna kick yo' ass mo fo.
    Bush:
    Bring it on bitch.
  2. Usually, in newspaper graphs and in many other places, Republicans are denoted with the color red and Democrats with the color blue. In last night’s debate, Kerry (Democrat) was wearing a red tie, while Bush (Republican) was wearing a blue tie.
  3. The debate was extremely boring (I finally fell asleep during Kerry’s closing statement, oh well). I seemed like they just kept repeating the same stuff over and over again. Pointing fingers, “my plan” this, “my course” that. Can we get some new material?
  4. Can anyone actually directly answer a question? It seems like they both tried not to on many occasions.
  5. Both Bush and Kerry suffered from pauses and “um”s and “uh”s in their replies. Bush also seemed to do more thinking before and during his responses... but they didn’t help to make his responses any more intelligent.

In the end, the one thing I took away from last night’s debate was that this is basically a competition between dumb and dumber. Between Mr. No-Charisma and Mr. No-Intelligence. It looks like it really is basically down to picking the lesser of two evils.

Also of note: D. Keith Robinson’s notes on the debate, and 10 Secrets They Don’t Want You to Know About the Debates.