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[26 Mar 2008|09:03pm]
Functioning Thing is
An Impermanent Phenom
Just like a haiku
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[25 Mar 2008|02:57pm]
The blossoms in spring
Hang delicately in trees
Then with the rainfall
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[24 Mar 2008|01:12pm]
You wish a haiku
I have composed one for you
And now it is done
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Shameless Self Promotion [16 Mar 2008|10:25pm]
VirginiaFIRST was created in order to support FIRST teams and programs across the region. This effort takes the work of dozens of volunteers, year round, and we are always hard-pressed to single out just one to recognize. But this year, it wasn't difficult to identify just the right candidate. Or should we say candidates!

The 2008 Volunteer of the Year is shared by two inseparable people who have contributed greatly to FIRST's growth and success. Friends since high school, they were determined to continue their relationship with FIRST once they reached college. They brought their interest in FIRST with them to VCU where collectively and individually, they answered every call for help and wore every hat imaginable. They have stuffed invitations, helped with set up, and given us a hand at any number of FIRST events. They have lugged and carried and dropped off and picked up time and time again.

Their greater leadership has helped to catapult FIRST across the VCU campus and into the community. They helped re-energize the VCU FIRST Robotics Club and have ably coordinated the VirginiaFIRST Alumni Association, in order to reach out to other FIRST team graduates to help them stay connected and involved with FIRST. You see these two everywhere. We want to acknowledge them with this award. Let's all say thank you to Sam Trumbull and Jeff Wetzel for all they do. They are truly worthy recipients of this year's Volunteer of the Year Award.
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Delicious! [11 Oct 2007|09:53am]
I'm eating homemade bread with homemade jam that we made with strawberries we picked. :D
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Yeha! [09 Mar 2007|08:59am]
Our new DSL line, advertised as upto 10Mbps down. At $25 a month, I think we win.
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[25 Feb 2007|11:07pm]
So Sam and I found a place last Wednesday that we liked. We are moving sometime this weekTuesday. It will be fun!
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Well, duh. [11 Feb 2007|10:08pm]
Could you make a good Paramedic?

Paragod

Top notch, you would make a great medic!

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[02 Feb 2007|11:17am]
I'm leaving for Manchester in a few hours, so I thought I would look at the weather before I went.
Tomorrow they are predicting a high of 28°F, and a high of 21°F on Sunday. It is supposed to be windy too.

I need to remember to take my camera and get the FIRST place photo.
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[25 Jan 2007|06:21pm]
Reply to this post, and I'll tell you one or two (maybe even three) reasons why I like you.
Then put this in your own journal, and spread the love.
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"Activist Courts" [25 Jan 2007|12:10pm]
Are courts supposed to be "activist courts?" I started thinking about this in class today and want to look into this further. Comments from the peanut gallery appreciated.
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[14 Jan 2007|06:04pm]
Professor? What's a stinky assgasm?
I hope I never know.
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Book list for Spring 2007 [01 Jan 2007|06:46pm]
Just my book list for my own use.
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Fuck that hurt [14 Dec 2006|06:36pm]
I just took a bite of chicken, and it went *pop* and steamed at me. I now have a steam burn on my lip.
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Dirty Code [13 Dec 2006|09:32pm]
Things like this make me happy.
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[07 Dec 2006|03:10pm]
Quite a few things have happened since my last post almost a month ago.

Went to New Jersey for Brunswick Eruption.
Went to New Jersey for Thanksgiving with Sams family.
Went to New York City to visit Greg. Took the train in from New Brunswick, which happens to be the same NJTP exit I took for BE.
Went to Philadelpia for the Army-Navy game, was in row 7 or so at the 20 yard line. Sweet tickets.
Went to a sports bar with my family after the game to watch the end of the equaly awesome UCLA-USC game.
Signed up for another class to take me to 18 credits. It remains to be seen if this is a good idea, but it leaves me with classes only Tuesday and Thursday with one Monday night class.
Went to the dr for being tired and easily winded. Was told my blood work was abnormal (low H and H counts) and had an abnormal EKG (really peaked t-waves, but my potassium level was normal). The doc ordered extra blood wook.
Went to the doctor for a follow up, and my iron is really low too. He thinks I am bleeding somewhere. To try and find it, I have to poop on a stick and smear it on a test strip and return next week.
Went to the gym more than once a week on average, beating my previous average of zero.
Still looking for someone to rent the empty bedroom in our apartment.
My laptop is still broken. I miss Civ IV.
Next week are finals.
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[13 Nov 2006|07:49pm]
My laptop died. I sent in into HP with this same problem before, but they sent it back "no problem found." I'm going to hope that if I let it sit a week that it will get better on its own.

:-/
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Spring 2007 Schedule [06 Nov 2006|07:16pm]
POLI-105-901 3.00 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS M 0700-0940PM HIBBS-0303
POLI-103-001 3.00 U.S. GOVERNMENT TR 0930-1045AM HIBBS-0403
RELS-311-001 3.00 RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD TR 1230-0145PM HIBBS-0203
HSEP-101-901 3.00 HOMELAND SEC & EMERGEN T 0400-0640PM LFSCB-0155
SPAN-102-903 4.00 ELEMENTARY SPANISH TR 0700-0915PM HIBBS-0262
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[01 Nov 2006|05:37pm]
So three Icehouse 40s and three PBR tallboys in three hours is a bad idea.
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[16 Oct 2006|11:04pm]
Fasted today for the Fast-a-ton. Made $2 for the food bank and extra credit in my Ethics + Global Religions class. Went to Ashland Berry Farm last night for the haunted hayride. That was wicked sweet. Between the hayride to the woods, the walk through the woods, the ride back and the haunted barn, we were there for 3.5 hours. That was a bit longer than I expected to be gone, so I arrived home at 2330 with a three page paper on Judaism and environmentalism due at midnight. The timestamp on the submission was 11:59:56. Perhaps that was cutting it a bit close, but it still counts!
The washing machine is mostly in. They installed the water pipes on Friday. I went to Lowes and got the tubing to attach the washing machine to the standpipes, only to discover I needed a wrench to tighten them down and don't own one. So Saturday morning a quick trip over the Pleasants Hardware and I now own my own channel locks, needle nose pliers and crescent wrench. What a convenient box set!
I also installed a drying line in the house as well as putting 12 feet of insulation on some exposed hot water line between the heater and the sink. At 99 cents per 6 foot length, I figured why not.
The furnace was not functioning properly so a guy came out to look at it. A good thing about renting, I don't have to pay for the furnace servicing. Turned out that it wasn't working because of a fail safe tripping, so he will be back out tomorrow morning for a few hours to take it apart and fix it.

Going to Northern Virginia Wednesday night. I'm working on Thursday day. Friday night going to a Carbon Leaf show with Sam and Dave+Carol Lavery. That should be fun. Then hopefully working on Saturday and Sunday to make some extra money.

I got my first bike flat tire tonight. It sucks, mostly because I've not had to deal with one before and have to goto Recycles to get a new tube/have them replace it/figure out how to do it myself.

As far as the light bulb survey went, thanks. And something to think about: For the average household bulb under average usage, replacing 77 60W incandescent bulbs with the 60W equivalent compact fluorescent light bulb (13W) is the equivalent of taking one car off the road. I replaced some of the 100W bulbs in the ceiling fans with some 100W equivalent (23W) and some 60W equivalent(13W). So now instead of 400W when the lights are on, it is now 72W. To be honest, it is dimmer, but we really didn't need four 100W light bulbs in the fan fixture. Lowes even has them cheap. They have a 6 pack of the 60W equivalents for $9.

I'm having fun.
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