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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Me and Do

In a very calm voice I told him, you're going to have to learn how.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 11:48 AM

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Looking for work

I am actively looking for work. Another job. Something. Anything. This morning my boss called.... [click for full entry]

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Get Opera browser without ads - today only

This is big: Do you love Opera but don't have the money to invest in.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 7:52 AM | Comments (1)

Monday, August 29, 2005

Five in the fast lane

In Chicago, they call it the expressway. Down here, we call it the highway. They.... [click for full entry]

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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Corrugated on blue

Boots..... [click for full entry]

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Easy like Sunday morning

When things seem to be too easy*, I become highly suspicious. In which event, I.... [click for full entry]

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Late night test

Did she pass or fail?.... [click for full entry]

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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Farewell 183

Speaking of government decisions, on Friday night the BRAC commission voted to "re-allign" the 183rd.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 12:27 AM

Friday, August 26, 2005

Of sky banners and Teamsters and Deja Vu

Jerome Prophet put up a very cool photo he took during this year's state fair.... [click for full entry]

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Squandering summer

It rained most of the day on Thursday. Each time I went outside, I couldn't.... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Iron horse

It was moving. And I was getting dizzy..... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 10:31 PM

On happiness

Just a few thoughts. So much can be said about happiness. And what makes us.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 10:11 PM | Comments (2)

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Plea to Mick

On the Amazon page for The Dick Cavett Show - Rock Icons (which, at this.... [click for full entry]

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From one extreme

... to another, with hatred and malice: [Televangelist Pat] Robertsonís suggestion Monday that the United.... [click for full entry]

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Monday, August 22, 2005

Sign girl

Working..... [click for full entry]

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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Stones on tour

For those of us who missed the Rolling Stones tour opener last night at Fenway.... [click for full entry]

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Sun Times ALPLM review

Today's Sun Times has a very nice review of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 11:10 PM

The art of pen spinning

I'm a total amateur pen spinner. I've tried, but the pen usually goes flying across.... [click for full entry]

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Friday, August 19, 2005

Amtrak problem

I dropped my oldest daughter off at the train station this morning for a trip.... [click for full entry]

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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Elder abuse

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority just came out with a research report on elder.... [click for full entry]

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Running for plumber

Unopposed..... [click for full entry]

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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Walken in 2008

It looks like Christopher Walken will be running for President of the United States in.... [click for full entry]

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Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger has been on Wolf Blitzer this morning discussing the situation in Iraq, among.... [click for full entry]

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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Menu

Grab A Java. Reflected..... [click for full entry]

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Five things about candyland

These days, a sugar high refers to the price of sugar Candy is big business.... [click for full entry]

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Friday, August 12, 2005

Best friends

I just found out my best friend, who I haven't spoken to in about a.... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Same time, same thing, different place

This is kind of amazing, or at least worth mentioning. jpmatth and I both shot.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 11:57 PM

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Beggars' banquet

I had a little picnic in the park after work Wednesday night. This is a.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 11:37 PM | Comments (4)

Google News has RSS feeds

By now, everyone has probably heard the big news that Google News is at last.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 10:09 PM

Other RSS news

This has been going on for a long time, but I just happened upon the.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 10:09 PM

Monday, August 08, 2005

Springfield reviewed

Chicago Tribune writer, Alan Solomon, recently made a trip to Springfield and hit pretty much.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 11:25 PM

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Photo not taken: At the mall

Yesterday, an attractive and shapely blonde woman in her late twenties or early thirties, wearing.... [click for full entry]

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Oops

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Of canons, drums and flags

And somethign to do on Tuesday nights. Today's SJR has a very nice write-up.... [click for full entry]

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Stay the course

I've been listening to CNN off and on for a couple hours today. Several times,.... [click for full entry]

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Guy on knee

Ordinary average guy reflecting..... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 1:24 AM

Saturday, August 06, 2005

60 years ago today

I'm reading the most amazing blog. It's actually a blog category, entitled "Live blogging the.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 12:05 AM

Friday, August 05, 2005

Municipal fountains at night

From the street..... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 9:40 PM

Reluctant Friday beer blogging

The price of cold beer She: I had to sell my refrigerator because it wouldn't.... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Mistakes and lessons

Scott Berkun has written an essay entitled, How to Learn From Your Mistakes. It starts:.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 11:24 PM

Popups in Firefox

Some web sites, including our own beloved State Journal Register, are able to defeat Firefox's.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 10:57 PM

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Dog purse

Now the wind is still In a moment it will be raging Now my.... [click for full entry]

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Deflector

Smoking lawyers Hang out at dumpsters Cat bites a dog.... [click for full entry]

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Monday, August 01, 2005

Advice to fair goers

With the 2005 Illinois State Fair kicking off a week from Thursday with the Twilight.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 11:03 PM