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This is an archive collection of entries from  my main personal blog, My Mundane Mid-Life.

This collection of entries is from July 2003.

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Thursday, July 31, 2003

Penalty Box Police baseball

Tonight, Carol & I went to the Schaumburg Flyers game with a whole bunch of "Penalty Box Police" friends from the Chicago Wolves games. We did this last year and had a good time.

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posted at 09:45 PM | Link | Flyers § |
Amazing Race 4 - Episode 10

The Amazing Race 4 THEME
"That's Me. That's My Face. Just Hit My face. Hit My Face!"

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posted at 08:08 PM | Link | Reality TV § |
He was in my dream

I had one of those weird dreams last night. I lost my dad back in December, but he popped-up in a dream lst night and, somehow, it bothered me.

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posted at 08:29 AM | Link | Mundane § |

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Big Brother 4 - Episode 11

Big Brother 4 THEME David Lane, 21, a former army ranger from Deerfield Beach, Florida, became the third House Guest to be evicted from the Big Brother house during the live broadcast of the CBS reality series 'Big Brother 4' July 30, 2003. REUTERS/Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2003 CBS Worldwide Inc.

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posted at 09:04 PM | Link | Reality TV § |

My eyes, when they're open, are itchy. The whole right side of my face is puffy. I can't breathe. Did my allergies finally kick-in? Maybe that's why I just want to sleep.

posted at 09:35 AM | Link | Mundane | 1 comment § |

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

I hate my hosting service

Taking over half an hour to post a friggin' blog entry. MovableType is just timing-out - I never get the "Rebuilding..." message. This has been happening off and on for about 3 months now. Everything was fine earlier today. I just have to tough-it-out and save a few bucks so I can move this monster.

posted at 10:06 PM | Link | Blogging | 1 comment § |
Ground Force America

Ground Force America THEME
BBC America aired the first episode of Ground Force America, this one being shot on Valentine's Day in Atlanta. OK, other than trying to do a garden in February in the United States (which, I don't care where you live, just doesn't give you great weather), I loved this show! It's the same format, but it's stretched to a full hour. They got back to doing something they haven't really done since Alan left - they talked about the plants they were using. Another odd piece of the show? The night of Day 1, they all went to an Atlanta Thrashers hockey game! (The cool thing for me is that the Thrashers are the parent club of the AHL Chicago Wolves!) This was a great first episode and I can't wait for the rest of the season. I like the one hour format.

posted at 09:10 PM | Link | TV | 1 comment § |

Monday, July 28, 2003

Let there be light

Screen capture of an aerial shot of the lights on at Soldier Field
OK, so I KNOW it's not baseball related, but they turned-on the lights at the newly renovated Soldier Field tonight for the first time to start a 100-hour test for aiming and color testing. I'll need to check this place out, but I can wait until next year...

posted at 10:37 PM | Link | Sports § |
It's still not up all the way

The website is still sick. I'm looking at maybe trying to get this site limping along and find a new hosting service. At least I sort of got the website back. It's been going up and down (according to my monitoring service - Alertra). It was down for another 8 hours this morning. A few configuration changes to MovableType and my blogging is up and running again.

posted at 05:20 PM | Link | Blogging § |

Sunday, July 27, 2003

White Sox 9 - Devil Rays 1

Chicago White Sox Tampa Bay Devil Rays

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posted at 09:51 PM | Link | White Sox § |
A sign of hope?

Hmmm... the website has been down for about threee hours this morning and now some of the MovableType scripts work... I'm going to have to take some time tomorrow to see what's going on...

posted at 11:17 AM | Link | Blogging § |

Saturday, July 26, 2003

White Sox 6 - Devil Rays 10

Chicago White Sox Tampa Bay Devil Rays

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posted at 10:36 PM | Link | White Sox § |
This is getting ridiculous

I'm starting to look for new hosting. I'm pissed. I'm not getting ANY service at all. I haven't actually blogged for days. I'm writing things down so that I can add entries when I'm up but I'm getting no information and no support on why I'm getting 550: Permission Denied when I'm trying to FTP a few things. I get 500 Internal Server Errors every time I try anything in MovableType and everything was fine before the upgrade.

I was able to FTP everything back to a machine here in case I need to get to a different hosting service. I wonder if my MT databases (NOT MySQL, I'm afraid) will be able to be moved to a new server without any loss of information - I don't have any recent exports to work with. The most recent ones are from weeks ago.

posted at 12:52 PM | Link | Blogging § |

Friday, July 25, 2003

You're messin' with my life...

Last week, Carol & I were soaking up the great vibes of attending Major League Baseball's All-Star Game festivities.

This morning, players reported to Training Camp. Football training camp.

I'm not ready. It's baseball season. My life's Baseball Clock is still ticking. My White Sox have just won 8 in a row as of tonight. (Frank Thomas hit his 400th career home run). Football won't exist for months for me.

Go away... let me enjoy my sport...

posted at 10:46 PM | Link | Baseball § |
Still dead after 48

48 hours and I still don't have full access to my website to blog, to FTP, to do anything. The site is actually up... I just can't change anything.

I love my hosting service.

posted at 11:43 AM | Link | Blogging § |
Friday 5 - Your Movie

The Friday Five
Time for another Friday Five...
1. If your life were a movie, what would the title be? Probably the title of my Blog - "My Mundane Mid-Life"
2. What songs would be on the soundtrack? Lot's of 80's stuff. Don't know why, I just love the genre.
3. Would it be a live-action film or animated? Why? Wow. I've never thought of that. Live action would be more "tru-to-life", but, you know, you just don't want to get too true to my life, so animation may be the way to go. Traditional animation, like Warner Brothers and not high tech Pixar-type or the newer styles of animation like Johny Bravo, Ren & Stimpy, or Powerpuff Girls. And I don't think my life warrants Anime.
4. Casting: who would play you, members of your family, friends, etc? I'm thinking Miguel Ferrer would play me. Bernadette Peters would play my wife Carol (in a TOTALLY non-singing, non-dancing role).
5. Describe the movie preview/trailer. No narration. Just shots of me on the computer, working on my blog, me driving in my car, me walking into the ballpark, me watching the White Sox. Fade to black. Fade up title "My Mundane Mid-Life". Cross fade to "Coming Soon". Fade to black.

posted at 08:21 AM | Link | Friday Five § |

Thursday, July 24, 2003

Amazing Race 4 - Episode 9

The Amazing Race 4 THEME
"We're Not at Charm School Learning to Be a Gentleman, We're Racing"

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posted at 08:08 PM | Link | Reality TV § |

Carol & I have been busy enough lately that we haven't taken enough time to go catch a few movies that came out that we wanted to see. Well, since my days are free, we talked last night about movie that I would be "allowed" to see. Those would be ones that Carol wouldn't care about if she saw them or not. On that list was The Matrix Reloaded. The problem is that it's not really playing anywhere. I found a 1:45 afternoon showing at the AMC Cantera 30 in Warrenville. It's a nice facility and the theater was empty. The movie... sucked. I understand why it didn't do as well as the box office. The effects were OK, but a rave in Zion? I don't get it.

posted at 05:19 PM | Link | Movies § |
Dead site

I am soooo pissed-off at my hosting service right now. I got an email at 3:01pm Tuesday afternoon saying they were upgrading my server Redhat 7.3 on Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at 12pm Eastern Time.

My alert service shows:

Alert Type: Device Down
Alert Time: 07/23/2003 11:13:31 US/Central
The email message also says:
There will be a few hours of downtime as the system is upgraded and we will do everything we can to minimize downtime and restore service as soon as possible.
My alert service shows:
Alert Type: Device OK
Alert Time: 07/24/2003 10:13:48 US/Central
So how the hell does "a few hours of downtime" make it into 23 friggin' hours?!?!?!?

Not only that, I don't have FTP access and MovableType is non-functional.

This sucks. No blogging. I'm pissed.

posted at 12:10 PM | Link | Blogging § |

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Big Brother 4 - Episode 8

Big Brother 4 THEME Michelle Maradie, a 19 year old college student from Boca Raton, Florida, became the second HouseGuest to be evicted from the Big Brother house during the live broadcast of the CBS reality series 'Big Brother 4' July 23, 2003 In Los Angeles. REUTERS/Cliff Lipson/CBS. ©2003 CBS Worldwide Inc.

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posted at 09:04 PM | Link | Reality TV § |

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

White Sox 5 - Indians 2

Chicago White Sox Cleveland Indians

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posted at 05:47 PM | Link | White Sox § |
Do I belong here?

My day started with a late start to go and file for unemployment. The facility was mobbed, not like the last time I was there. Back then, I was in and out in minutes (of course, it helped that they actually had all the info on me since I had been on unemployment before). This time, after an hour, we were taken in groups (not individually) because they're swamped and understaffed. That was a little, um, uncomfortable. It was hard not to overhear other "claimants" information.

posted at 12:48 PM | Link | Unemployment § |

Monday, July 21, 2003

Ah... alone and quiet...

My first weekday home. Alone.

Not much to say, except it was a great day. I know I've spent a lot of time here during my past unemployment periods, but it's still foreign to me. I still find myself thinking about things at work, but I have to keep telling myself to forget about it and them.

I don't want to feel too comfortable at home. I want to get back out there... after a short break. The White Sox have an afternoon game tomorrow... I feel the need to go to a day game...

posted at 04:42 PM | Link | Mundane § |

Sunday, July 20, 2003

White Sox 10 - Tigers 1

Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers

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posted at 10:28 PM | Link | White Sox § |

Saturday, July 19, 2003

White Sox 6 - Tigers 2

Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers

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posted at 09:51 PM | Link | White Sox § |

Friday, July 18, 2003


Well, I'm at home. I was terminated today.

I'm totally OK with it. I feel a big weight lifted off my shoulders. I have been unhappy for so long, that this feels good.

A new weight is taking its place, that of dealing with unemployment. I've been here before. The weight starts out light, almost imperceptible. It gets heavier as the days progress, but right now, just the difference in weights is a joy.

I'm a bachelor this weekend - Carol is going up to Michigan to Diane's house, so I'll be alone to decompress, which Carol says I should do. Just relax and we'll talk next week.

I'm fine with that.

And I'm feeling good.

posted at 12:31 PM | Link | Work | 1 comment § |
Friday 5 - The evil you

The Friday Five
Time for another Friday Five...
1. When was the last time you cheated? Hmmm... I guess I cheat every day when I drive, when I run a yellow light, go over the limit.
2. When was the last time you stole? Stole???? You mean like the binder clip I have in my pocket right now? I'm always taking office supplies... paper clips, I love binder clips (and I don't know why)... they don't have any good pens here, though
3. When was the last time you lied? I work at a help desk... I lie every day to customers to tell them one thing when in actuality something else is happening behind the scenes. In fact, my boss wants me too. I don't like misleading the user community, but I do.
4. When was the last time you broke or vandalized another's property? NEVER, I don't do that. I may take office supplies or lie, but that's it. I don't cross the line.
5. When was the last time you hurt a loved one? Wow. It was about a decade ago, that I know of. I may have done it unknowingly.

posted at 08:21 AM | Link | Friday Five § |

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Amazing Race 4 - Episode 8

The Amazing Race 4 THEME
"The Princess Reminds Me of My Grandmother..."

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posted at 08:08 PM | Link | Reality TV § |
Long-timer old-timer

We always see him at the park. I mean always - almost like we can't get rid of him.

Now, he's done it again.

77-year-old Minnie Minoso stepped-up to the plate for the St. Paul Saints against the Gary RailCats (NOT an MLB affiliate - this is the independent Northern League, along with our local Schaumburg Flyers).

He drew a walk.

He has now played professional baseball in seven decades.

posted at 08:35 AM | Link | Baseball § |

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Big Brother 4 - Episode 5

Big Brother 4 THEME Amanda Craig, the 25-year-old bar manager from Chicago, Illinois becomes the first houseguest to be evicted from the Big Brother 4 house during the live broadcast of the CBS reality series 'Big Brother 4,' July 16, 2003 in Los Angeles. REUTERS/Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2003 CBS Worldwide Inc.

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posted at 10:04 PM | Link | Reality TV § |
Wow... I'm tired...

Holy crap, I'm tired... between work and excessive baseball, it's been a grind these last few days... a grind that I don't think I would have traded for anything!!!

Yes, I feel like hell. I know the brain is not firing on all cylinders right now. Problem determination skills are low.

Blogging? What's that? Oh... As an aside, I tried Audio Blogging from "The Cell" (aka "The Joan" aka TPFKAC) during the festivities, but was never able to get a signal that would stay up long enough. Would have been cool.

posted at 08:26 AM | Link | Mundane § |

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

MLB 74th All-Star Game

MLB 74th All-Star Game
Another crummy day at work, another crummy drive into the city. The vehicle inspections seem a little bit more thorough. Gates opened at 4 for the 7 o'clock game. We had a long wait ahead of us, but we didn't care. It wasn't a wait - it was an experience.

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posted at 10:51 PM | Link | Baseball § |

Monday, July 14, 2003

Gatorade All-Star Workout Day and CENTURY 21 HR Derby

So, after a bad half-day at the office, I went home, picked-up Carol, and drove down to "The Cell". Being a weekday, traffic on the Kennedy was a mess. We still got there just before the gates opened for the day. Today, however, was a new experience.

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posted at 09:47 PM | Link | Baseball § |
I have to WHAT?????

Wait one friggin' minute... I'm not being terminated and I have to actually resign????

This doesn't feel right and I'm not happy right now...

I'll talk some other time when it's over.

posted at 08:23 AM | Link | Work § |

Sunday, July 13, 2003

RadioShack All-Star Sunday

Our drive to "The Cell" wasn't bad, with the traffic being light, even around the ballpark. All of the park's "official" parking lots were "Coupon Only" (which we had), so it kept a lot of the traffic away from the area. Our coupon was for a different lot than our Season Ticket coupons, so we parked north of the park instead of south. That allowed us to view the outside of the park a bit better, and that's when I finally saw it. I don't know how long it's been this way, but it's now official. Gone was the banner that hung over the "Comiskey Park" that was carved into the concrete. It now says U.S. Cellular Field. Not because of a temporary banner - it was now carved into the facade. Damn.

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posted at 09:35 PM | Link | Baseball § |
Big Brother 4 - Expulsion

Big Brother 4 THEME
OK, before I head into another day of baseball bliss, I had to find out what is going on... it looks like Scott, the idiot who lists Chicago as his hometown and not New York (where he's really from), was thrown out of the house overnight.

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posted at 11:33 AM | Link | Reality TV § |

Saturday, July 12, 2003

Annual Chicken Burn

It was time for the annual "Chicken Burn" at our friend's Janie & Gary's place. This year, however, wouldn't be chicken, it was a great marinaded pork hunk-o-meat, and there wasn't any burning. We sat out on their deck for hours, and never really got bothered by mosquitoes - only gnats that we got rid of by burning these tiki-torch candle things (that were probably made of citronella). So we sat outside, talked baseball, jobs, cars (Gary is leasing a new Volvo S60 this week). Learned an interesting grilling technique for corn - wrap the ear with a quality piece of thick bacon (yum). Janie made Key Lime pie for dessert (double yum!) that had lime zest on the top of it. Wonderful! IO like being able to sit around and just talk and drink. Of course, later we turned-on a radio and listened to our beloved Sox lose another one... This was a long day, and there's a few long days ahead of us.

posted at 09:39 PM | Link | Friends § |
John Hancock All-Star FanFest

John Hancock All-Star FanFest
We drive downtown to McCormick Place South for FanFest. The walk from the parking lot takes almost 20 minutes. It's a HUGE hall, and it's full of baseball stuff. It's Not like SoxFest, with local vendors selling, well, "junk" and a few seminars and autographs. No, this is Baseball. This is Mecca. My Mecca.

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posted at 03:34 PM | Link | Baseball § |
Quick update from All-Star Fan Fest
posted at 11:42 AM | Link | Audblog § |
Wooo Hooo!!!! You know what starts today??????

2003 All-Star Game - This Time It Counts
Even though that it actually started yesterday, today is the first day of All-Star Game festivities for us!!!!

Yes, we have tickets to all of the All-Star Game events. Today is John Hancock All-Star FanFest at McCormick Place - 300,000 square feet of interactive games, exhibits, memorabilia, merchandise and other baseball-themed attractions.

And it all culminates with the All-Star game Tuesday night.

If you love baseball, this is going to be a great couple of days!!!!

posted at 07:39 AM | Link | Baseball § |

Friday, July 11, 2003

Big Brother 4 - Episode 3

Big Brother 4 THEME

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posted at 08:04 PM | Link | Reality TV § |
Coming up to the end... again

Do you know what today is for me?

The last day...

...of the last full week of permanent employment.

More info next week...

posted at 01:37 PM | Link | Work | 1 comment § |
Friday 5 - Friends

The Friday Five
Time for another Friday Five...
1. Do you remember your first best friend? Who was it? I think it was Paul from down the street. We used to play what seems like everyday. I don't ever remember playing football with him, mostly only baseball.
2. Are you still in touch with this person? No. I have no idea what happened to the family.
3. Do you have a current close friend? I thought about this for a while. Other than my wife, I think I do now - I think it's my buddy Barry
4. How did you become friends with this person? I Interviewed him for a job back in '90 (or was it '91?). We were co-workers after that, and we started doing things over that time. When I parted ways with the company, we always kept in touch (so did our wives). We travel together and go out together.
5. Is there a friend from your past that you wish you were still in contact with? Why? Yeah, a former co-worker Randy, who was just a great guy. No matter how you slice it, this guy was fun and was good at what he did.

posted at 06:55 AM | Link | Friday Five § |

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Amazing Race 4 - Episode 7

The Amazing Race 4 THEME
"We're Going Down the Wrong Side of the Freeway... and the Lights Are Off!"

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posted at 08:08 PM | Link | Reality TV § |
Sausage Battery

Screen Capture of the Sausage Race incident at Miller Park last night
At Milwaukee Brewers games, there's a weird little piece of Americana that happens between the 6th and 7th innings - the Brewers/Klement's Racing Sausages. Basically, it's 4 people dressed-up in sausage costumes the run a race. Hokey, yes, but somehow this just seems all-American, and All-Midwestern (if there was such a term), and is just part of the legacy of baseball that we see all over the minor league systems, brought forward to the major leagues.

Last night, however, turned... weird.

Pittsburgh first baseman Randall Simon was booked for misdemeanor battery for hitting the Italian Sausage as she went by the Pirates' third-base dugout. As the Italian Sausage went down, she took down the Hot Dog as well.

That's just not right.

(They both were treated at the scene for scraped knees.)

Oh, and the Bratwurst won.

Screen Capture of the Sausage Race incident at Miller Park last night
Update: The sausages didn't want to file criminal charges, so the sheriff cited Simon with Disorderly Conduct and fined him $432.

posted at 07:19 AM | Link | Odd § |

Wednesday, July 09, 2003

Big Brother 4 - Episode 2

Big Brother 4 THEME

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posted at 09:04 PM | Link | Reality TV § |
Shocking and sad

Carol has a friend that's been a coworker of her's ever since she started at her company. They sit across from each other. They go to WeightWatchers together.

For a while now, the coworker has been having some very odd neurological problems. Her doctors recognize that there is something wrong, but were stumped about what it could be.

Her problems have gotten increasingly severe.

Finally, one night, her husband rushes her to a hospital - they can't stand it any longer. They happen to hit the ER during a time when a neurologist is there on rotation. He was concerned and brought in a number of other neuro-specialists and they convinced her that they will work with her until they could identify what was going on.

The coworker had been doing her own research and she was worried that it could be MS - Multiple Sclerosis, though she didn't have some of the symptoms.

The doctors ruled it out. But they did finally come up with the diagnosis:ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (often called Lou Gehrig's disease).

She's married and in her 30's. And now she has ALS.

Let's just say it was not a good day in the office when the staff found out.

What do you say? What do you do? What can you do?

posted at 01:21 PM | Link | Mundane § |
Everyone's back

It was soooooo nice to see everyone back on the road from their 4th of July vacations. (Of course, I'm being facetious). Monday was fine, yesterday wasn't bad, today we have a nice sunny morning (for a change) and everyone is out and moving slow. Great.

posted at 08:04 AM | Link | Mundane | 1 comment § |

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Big Brother 4 - Premiere

Big Brother 4 THEME

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posted at 08:09 PM | Link | Reality TV § |
Bloody ouch!

The steri-strips holding my gash together... Hey! I'm balder than I thought!!!
Ok, short story - I was moving a computer from one cube to a common area. It was being placed underneath a folding table. I was working at plugging-in some of the equipment when I leaned in and... OUCH!!! CRAP!!!! I hit one of the cross-supports with the top of my head. And I start bleeding. Great. It doesn't stop and it hurts.

So, for the first Workman's Comp case of my career, I get driven to a local clinic to make sure it was OK. I couldn't view the wound directly, but I could tell I know had a flap of skin.

So, after getting the wound cleaned and some steri-strips applied to close the wound (a typical flap scalp lac) and getting a tetanus shot, I was back at the office with a huge friggin' bandage on my head.

posted at 02:37 PM | Link | Mundane | 1 comment § |
First boot out of the Big Brother 4 House...

Big Brother 4 THEME
The show hasn't started broadcasting yet (though the houseguests are in the house), and CBS has booted out one of them.

Brandon Showalter, a 28-year-old computer engineer from Newport Beach, Calif., got booted after he was caught trying to make contact with his girlfriend while he was sequestered in a hotel for a week prior to going into the house, and has now been replaced with the ex-flame of one of the other contestants.

posted at 11:32 AM | Link | Reality TV § |
What would you do?

Would you choose to get terminated within a week so that you can finally leave a job that you have hated since Day One, or linger-on part time to do fill-in work knowing that at least some money is coming in while in this bad job market?

posted at 09:41 AM | Link | Work § |

Monday, July 07, 2003

For Love or Money?

For Love or Money
Bachelor Rob Campos blows it by choosing Erin over love-smitten Paige Jones. Erin choses $1 million over Rob. Rob loses. But, gee, just like every single other reality TV show this year - there's a twist. Erin comes back to the house 3 weeks later with her check in hand. Why? To burn her check. Why? Because she's moving into the house with 15 guys. She's been there - she knows the rules of the game. But, if she can get the one guy she choses to chose her over the money, she wins $2 million. If she loses - she loses everything. Sort of double or nothing. Yes, it's For Love or Money 2.

posted at 09:57 PM | Link | Reality TV § |
I've been betrayed

Changes at work - and I'm not part of them.

I knew they were coming, I was led to believe I would be part of it.

Now I find out that something's changed and it's no longer true.

When will I be back on the street? Next week?

I'm angry, upset, confused. More some other time.

posted at 02:22 PM | Link | Work § |

Sunday, July 06, 2003

Getting home

This turned out to be a long day for no good reason.

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posted at 09:21 PM | Link | Mundane § |

Saturday, July 05, 2003

Milly's (mostly music) Hootenanny II

It was a late start this morning... everyone is taking time waking up and getting ready for the day.

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posted at 11:55 PM | Link | Mundane § |

Been up for a few hours now, off and on. A pretty bad thunderstorm system has been moving through since 4am. Lots of lightning, thunder, rain and wind. Pretty dark outside during all of this, but it looks like it's moving on.

posted at 09:17 AM | Link | Mundane § |

Friday, July 04, 2003

Happy 4th!

What a great, relaxing day. Carol & I picked-up my mom just before 9 o'clock and drove up to Diane's house in Michigan. Traffic was almost non-existent. We hung around, had lunch, and went into the pool.

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posted at 10:35 PM | Link | Mundane | 1 comment § |
Friday 5 - Childhood Stories

The Friday Five
Time for another Friday Five...
1. What were your favorite childhood stories? I have no recollection of any stories or books. Don't know why.
2. What books from your childhood would you like to share with [your] children? Have no idea since I can't remember any.
3. Have you re-read any of those childhood stories and been surprised by anything? Again, I don't remember reading anything.
4. How old were you when you first learned to read? Wow. I don't know. 5 or 6 maybe.
5. Do you remember the first 'grown-up' book you read? How old were you? Don't remember that at all.
Wow, this was enlightening...

posted at 07:11 AM | Link | Friday Five § |

Thursday, July 03, 2003

Amazing Race 4 - Episode 6

The Amazing Race 4 THEME
"I Could Never Have Been Prepared for What I'm Looking at Right Now"

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posted at 08:08 PM | Link | Reality TV § |
9 Big Brother 4 Houseguests announced

Big Brother 4 THEME
9 of the 13 houseguests for Big Brother 4 were announced today...

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posted at 04:32 PM | Link | Reality TV § |
The start of the long weekend...

Powered by audblog audblog audio post
I'm out of work early...

posted at 03:14 PM | Link | Audblog § |

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Slow going on empty roads

The traffic this week is light - it's obvious many people are using the "short week" to extend their vacations. However, because the commuter traffic is down, the ratio of truck traffic to commuter traffic is way up, and it's causing horrendous delays, especially when you have three loaded semi's side-by-side, three lanes across, who accelerate slowly due to their loads. No one is on the street, but you're only going 20 mph because the trucks are in the way.


posted at 08:14 AM | Link | Mundane § |

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Fine tuning the team

Chicago White Sox
After watching the Sox game tonight, I'm starting to see a glimmer of hope with the team. Now, GM Kenny Williams has had a busy day making some trades that could make things interesting...

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posted at 10:58 PM | Link | White Sox § |
The Big Brother 4 "twist"

Big Brother 4 THEME
OK, here it is, before it gets officially announced later this week...

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posted at 11:22 AM | Link | Reality TV § |
*nose wiggle*
posted at 06:51 AM | Link | Memes § |


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