Monthly Archives: November 2010

Blog Roll

Quick question–is the correct term Blog Roll, or is it Blogroll?

In any case, I added The Adaptive Curmudgeon to mine.

And I see that mupedalpusher at Defends Her Own added me to her blog roll–and she doesn’t look too crazy, so I’m adding her too.



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…and when you least expect it, JEFF GOLDBLOOM.

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Books of 2010: Double Play

Haven’t done this for a while, so I have two books to add to the list. Continuing my John Ringo kick, I read “Yellow Eyes,” which I think has the worst, least applicable cover art out of any book in the Posleen War. Seriously, read the book and tell me what is going on on the cover. It detailed the happenings in Panama during John Ringo’s alien invasion, with a large focus on naval warfare, particularly the USS Des Moines and USS Salem. I found it to be pretty entertaining, or at least much better than “Eye of the Storm.”

The second book that I read was Sun Tzu’s “Art of War.” I got about halfway through it in High School before I gave up on it, so I decided to give it another go. I thought it was pretty interesting, and the addition I read was annotated with many little stories from Chinese history which illustrated Sun Tzu’s sayings.

So. I give “Yellow Eyes” I give 8/10, and “Art of War” I also give 8/10.

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U-G-H spells "UGH"

I know this is going to sound weird to you east-coasters out there, where it is already 6:00 as I type this, but man it’s early. I think that bacon sandwich last night was just too much for me, as I’ve woken at 4 o’clock and can’t get back to sleep. Oh well. Gives me 4 hours to do… stuff… before going to class. Wheeeeee.


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Not sure I should say this

I was looking for something unique for my brother for Christmas, and Breda had that link to a store on Etsy, Ties that don’t suck, and then I may have done a slight brain skip, and wound up looking at Cravats, and thought my brother would like those (as he has some strange Steampunk tendencies), and then I may have wound up buying two… you know, one for him and one for me. Why? I don’t know. Maybe someday I’ll travel to Virginia and get in on some of that reenactment action, or maybe some Cowboy action shooting. Or maybe just so I can look stylish when the coming collapse of civilization finally happens. In any case, it will go well with my wool vest.


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Not only did I have enough home-grown bacon to make a cup of bacon grease, but I just found out that I don’t have lab this week, and indeed, I am completely done with labs in my undergraduate career. 

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Yesterday, I was given about 30 pounds of meat, probably two-thirds of it home-grown bacon, and most of the rest in deer sausage. What am I going to do with 20 pounds of bacon? Seriously, I’m taking suggestions. I’m contemplating bacon and eggs for breakfast and BLT’s for lunch for the next year, but that might get a little old.

That’s after I stuffed most of it into the freezer.

It’s about 1/4″ thick!
On a related note, I love my ranch friends.  And their attempts at dieting.


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Sunday Music: Day By Day

Sometimes I just gotta go back to that earnest 90’s Christian music. Nothing else is quite like it…


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Last Christmas…

Yesterday I helped my ranch friends find, cut down, put up, and decorate their Christmas Tree, and watched Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Charlie Brown Christmas. I know I’m going to be sick of Christmas stuff here in another week or two, but right now it’s still novel and exciting.

What better way to sicken the feeling but by using a cheesy 80’s song!

Sorry, that may have been uncalled for.

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Not only is this a fine example of Mainstream Journalism

But, since it’s NPR, it’s also an excellent use of your tax dollars!

That Fat Lip Might Give Obama Street Cred

I have some issues with this.
1)  You say having stitches on the prez’s lip got in a basket ball game will make North Korea respect Obama?
2)  Not only that but you call it a “valiant” injury compared to Bush choking on a pretzel and Clinton tearing a tendon while golfing?  No.  From the 1828 Dictionary we can see

VALIANT (a): Performed with valor; bravely conducted; heroic; as a valiant action or achievement; a valiant combat.

Let me repeat myself:  No.  It’s basketball.

And lastly,
3) You call me racist for disagreeing with most of Obama’s policies, and then you go and write this? Give. Me. A. Break.

I think one of the comments sums it up nicely:

“‘Street cred’ – with who? Not this country. Doing your job would be street cred. What next, is Obama going to do a prison stretch to help him sell albums or the next ‘bill’?”


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Are you prepared to be confused?

I think it’s a commercial. But not a very good one.  Between the annoying music, Dr. Horrible lookalike, and product that appears to be only marginally functional in it’s advertised use, it’s hard to see why I should buy it.


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Yes, I went there

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, so It’s time for Christmas Music!

Straight No Chaser is awesome…


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Triptophan Trip

Why? Because it’s there!

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Thanksgiving Hymn

Come, ye thankful people, come,
raise the song of harvest home;
all is safely gathered in,
ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide
for our wants to be supplied;
come to God’s own temple, come,
raise the song of harvest home.

All the world is God’s own field,
fruit as praise to God we yield;
wheat and tares together sown
are to joy or sorrow grown;
first the blade and then the ear,
then the full corn shall appear;
Lord of harvest, grant that we
wholesome grain and pure may be.

For the Lord our God shall come,
and shall take the harvest home;
from the field shall in that day
all offenses purge away,
giving angels charge at last
in the fire the tares to cast;
but the fruitful ears to store
in the garner evermore.

Even so, Lord, quickly come,
bring thy final harvest home;
gather thou thy people in,
free from sorrow, free from sin,
there, forever purified,
in thy presence to abide;
come, with all thine angels, come,
raise the glorious harvest home.

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving, surrounded by food, friends, and family.


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