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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Like MySpace for people who eat

Finally, a social network you can sink your teeth into. I'm sure I'm not the.... [click for full entry]

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My new job

There's not a lot to say. I am again working as a secretary for a.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 9:08 PM | Comments (2)

Letter to White House re Dubai

I just sent the following e-mail to the White House. As far as I can.... [click for full entry]

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Monday, February 27, 2006

Back in the saddle, again

I am no longer unemployed. Finally..... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 11:36 PM | Comments (8)

Sunday, February 26, 2006

John Wayne

Oil on canvas. Or, possibly, exterior flat on plywood. I don't really know. Before.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 9:07 PM | Comments (3)

Supreme Court Trivia

Sandra Day O'Connor is the only living retired Supreme Court Justice Only Congress gets to.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 1:22 AM | Comments (2)

Updated SCOTUS Roll

List of sitting Supreme Court Justices as of this date: John Paul Stevens, born 1920;.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 12:17 AM

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Free smells

Sign in the window at the downtown franchise of Jimmy John's, Springfield, Illinois..... [click for full entry]

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Friday, February 24, 2006

Port issue quotes [updated]

Just so we're clear -- The United States is so threatened by radical Islamic terrorism.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 11:00 AM

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Debt con Part 2

In real debt related news, the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday, "ruled 7-1 that predatory payday.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 9:29 PM

Debt con Part 1

Sometimes I wonder if something is wrong with Technorati. When I went to its homepage.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 9:21 PM | Comments (3)

Guitar

Shot through the window of a local music store..... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 12:39 AM | Comments (1)

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Dubai Halliburton Iran connection

Is it just me, or does it look like the president is so willing to.... [click for full entry]

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Really wired

Listening to: Rattled, The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1.... [click for full entry]

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Friday, February 17, 2006

A Haunting: The Lake Club

This is a live blogging event. I'm watching this show on Discovery right now. I.... [click for full entry]

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Cheney theme song?

I hope I'm not the only one singing these Bon Jovi lyrics all week. Shot.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 7:42 PM | Comments (1)

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Five noteworthy Civil War things

The Illinois Secretary of State has updated and upgraded its Illinois Civil War soldiers database.... [click for full entry]

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Five things for today

Whenever I've attempted to watch the Winter Olympics since they started last Friday, all I've.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 9:30 PM | Comments (8)

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Big snow

Saturday morning shot of downtown Springfield in the middle of the snow storm. We.... [click for full entry]

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Friday, February 10, 2006

World Press Photo Contest

Winners of the 2006 World Press Photo Contest are in. Some of my favorites: Nature:.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 6:30 PM

Crow behavior

Following up on the crow convention, I decided to try and learn a little more.... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Built to last a lifetime

Before the horse..... [click for full entry]

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Photo not taken: Crow convention

Monday night, early Tuesday morning, in the fenced in back lot of the state surplus.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 11:41 PM | Comments (1)

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Young Mr. Lincoln on DVD

The 1939 movie, Young Mr. Lincoln, comes out on DVD on February 14, 2006, for.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 8:55 PM | Comments (1)

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Keeping up with the Lincoln Bicentennial

Contrary to what I previously noted, the celebration of Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday does not.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 11:02 PM

New Lincoln book and movie

Just in time for Lincoln's birthday. Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer is by.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 10:09 PM | Comments (3)

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Tree

A few other trees nearby. Many trees far away. Take one deep breath. And,.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 12:18 AM

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Cheryl on a Saturday night

From the time she was in middle school, Cheryl's obsession was to live in the.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 7:26 PM

Route 66 News Blog

Today I happened upon the excellent Route 66 News site for the second time in.... [click for full entry]

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Friday, February 03, 2006

Looking for Lincoln

And finding him through the lens of Greta Pratt. Nineteen Lincolns is an amazing gallery.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 10:23 PM

A metaphysical Lincoln

Another recently released book about Abraham Lincoln: Soul Journey from Lincoln to Lindbergh, by Richard.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 12:15 AM

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Never let your cell phone out of your sight

For five minutes. In case anyone wasn't freaked out enough at the prospect of having.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 11:35 PM