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Monday, December 22, 2008
My lovely bride of 18 years was trying to guess what I'd gotten her while we were talking with some friends, and somehow the topic of diamond ads came up.
She said "you didn't get me diamonds, did you?"
I could only respond, "Well, it is kind of sparkly..."
I got an 18-year old single-malt Scotch, that I'm sipping as I compose this...
All in all, a good anniversary so far.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
And despite that, I love them anyway. It isn't a fatal flaw for some people.
In fact, there are many otherwise wonderful people who are liberals. Individually, they're capable of being fairly normal and having otherwise normal lives as long as they aren't discussing politics or voting. Unfortuantely, when you get liberals in a group, this groupthink thing happens that creates a special kind of evil insanity. Of course, that insane groupthink happens with conservatives, too, it just manifests itself in ways that aren't quite so evil, and are sometimes accidentally beneficial.
There's just this lobotomy thing that happens when someone becomes an organizational liberal. You know, joins the club and drinks the Kool-Aid. Too much of that and you get itty-bitty Pelosis and Reids and Kennedys running around, peeing on the sidewalk and wiping their bottoms with the Constitution.
Maybe it is one of those things where there are exceptions that end up reinforcing the stereotype. Well, of course, this person isn't evil and insane, but...him and her and him and him and him...
Sort of like that saying that 98% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
So if you read my blog, and you think you know me. Yes, I still love you. Anyway.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Four Jobs I have had in my life
Self-employed computer consultant, computer technician, system admin/network manager, software/systems engineer
Four Places I have lived
Melbourne/Palm Bay area, FL; Atlanta area, GA; Rock Island Arsenal, IL; Columbus, GA
Four Places I have gone on vacation
Wales, Scotland, England, Umbria
Four Places I have gone on business
Norway, Spain, Germany, The Netherlands
Four Places I'd like to visit: (I'm assuming places I haven't already been)
Ireland, Australia, Austria (I've been to Salzburg, but only for part of one day), Greece
Four of my favourite foods
sushi, wild game, BBQ, lamb
Four places I would rather be right now
Home (it's currently day 6 of 7-day business trip), outside having a walk in the woods and hills around Lillehammer instead of in this meeting, Rome (Italy), Munich (Germany)
Four friends or relatives I think will respond first
Since this is a blog, I have no idea...
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
The moral of this story is simple: If you are unwilling to stand behind the troops, then you are cordially invited to stand in front of them.
A mother asked President Bush, "Why did my son have to die in Iraq?"
Another mother asked President Kennedy, "Why did my son have to die in Viet Nam?"
Another mother asked President Truman, "Why did my son have to die in Korea?
Another mother asked President F.D. Roosevelt, "Why did my son have to die at Iwo Jima?"
Another mother asked President W. Wilson, "Why did my son have to die on the battlefield of France?"
Yet another mother asked President Lincoln, "Why did my son have to die at Gettysburg?"
And yet another mother asked President G. Washington, "Why did my son have to die near Valley Forge?"
Then long, long ago, a mother asked... "Heavenly Father, why did my Son have to die on a cross outside of Jerusalem?"
The answers to all these are similar --"So that others may have life and dwell in peace, happiness and freedom."