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From the Smith’s at 8th and 9th: A four wheeled adventure will soon bring you happiness.

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still here

I’ve been so busy living my life that I haven’t been writing about it.  There’s never enough time in the day … after work, I just want to relax, and after I’ve done that for a while, it’s very late and I just want to crawl into bed.  Whenever I pick up a book, I… Continue reading still here

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upgrade

On my work desktop machine, I recently ditched Vista and installed Windows 7.  I had heard from reliable sources (not the commercials on TV) that it was a worthwhile upgrade.  I would classify the difference as night and day, especially in the speed department.  One of the people whose opinion I respect recently stated that… Continue reading upgrade

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blog breakin?

Today as I was moving my blog to the new server, I discovered signs that the blog site had been tampered with by an outside party. I can’t be sure, but it looks like the tampering may have occurred on 2009-09-03. I think I’ve eliminated the problem.

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cookie of fortune

From Smith’s Chinese: Be prepared to receive something special in a large package. Could it be more vague? I suppose it could, so I better just be quiet.

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cultural confusion

I will see the new James Cameron movie at some point, hopefully in 3D … but I will be thinking about compassion, honesty, valor, justice, honor, sacrifice, spirituality, and humility when I do.

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half a bufday to you

For various reasons, the birthday party plan I had for New Years eve is not going to work out. This is the way things usually work out for my birthday. I’m not the only one who doesn’t get a proper celebration, though. Kathy’s birthday usually comes while we are at a campground, because it is… Continue reading half a bufday to you

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the big four oh

I would like to have a birthday party. On December 30th, I reach forty years outside the womb. Would I get any response to having a combo birthday/new years eve party on the 31st? I’m thinking of a pot luck sort of arrangement. I don’t necessarily want to tell people what to bring, but I… Continue reading the big four oh

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From Smiths at 8th and 9th: The respect of influential people will soon be yours

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USB fun

Earlier this evening I was having trouble with USB. All USB devices stopped working, so I could only access the computer via remote desktop. This has happened before, but the usual fix (shut down the computer, unplug it, wait 30 seconds for all power to drain) didn’t work. So then I got back in via… Continue reading USB fun

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temperature variance

Winter is not my favorite time of year. I really dislike the cold. I know that a lot of the reason that I dislike it is because I do not prepare well and am usually not dressed appropriately. On the other side of the coin, I also do not like the heat of high summer.… Continue reading temperature variance

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need a different toothbrush

Must the toothbrushes with the small heads all have soft bristles? Why is it that the drugstore thinks that only tiny kids with soft teeth could ever use a brush with a very small head? Anyone know where I could find such a compact head brush with medium bristles? Walgreens was no help.

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life elevated

Today’s post title is utah’s new marketing slogan. I am sitting in the airport waiting for my flight, and there is a commercial on TV about utah and our wonderful snow, showing a skier interspersed with other images. I thought “life elevated, and it’s all downhill from there.” In other news, they just asked “Dibley,… Continue reading life elevated

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fortune cookie

From Smiths @ 9th and 9th: Don’t be overly suspicious where it’s not warranted.

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exciting fortune cookie

From the usual, Smiths @ 9th and 9th: A good position and a comfortable salary will be yours. Maybe I’ll go to the CFO’s office and tell him that Master Fung has an urgent memo for him regarding me. Because Master Fung is sensitive to both the economy and the environment, he wrote it on… Continue reading exciting fortune cookie

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big dish

At work, we are replacing our 5.6 meter two-way satellite dish with one that is 7.6 meters in diameter. This dish offers twice the surface area of the old one. So you can get an idea of the scale involved, the yellow ladder inside the cage is 8 feet tall.

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