Published on April 30 2008

I have been presented with a set of tickets. A little celebration, I guess you'd say. Even though this is my "school band"; even though they've performed in the area dozens of times, even though one of the members lives only about thirty miles away from me... I have never seen America perform live. Sunday night, I finally get to do just that. The real kicker is that I'm scheduled to work a twelve-hour shift beginning 2:30 Monday morning-- I forsee a more-or-less useless Laurie that day. Photos may have to wait a day or so. This sure beats getting a dollar for every "A" in school!! Here they are, in performance with my *other* great Seventies musical love, doing one of my favorite songs:
"Only the Beginning"
But this is how I remember them from back in the olden days of the Seventies... I think I may have even seen this particular performance on the Midnight Special back then. I probably even clapped.
Sister Golden Hair

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Published on April 27 2008

The paper is done and turned in. Since I think it's only *slightly* lousy instead of just completely awful, this probably means I'll only get a C on it. 85 credits down, 35 to go.. Next up-- after "Spring Break" :-D
SS411 Comparative Political Systems 3 Semester Hours Course Description Introduces major theoretical approaches to the comparative study of politics. The student applies these approaches to government institutions, the policy-making process, political participation, economic structures and social change for both state and non-state actors.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ At least it quit snowing, hehehe. Maybe I'll get to practice my "shoveling" technique on the golf course after all!!

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Published on April 26 2008

I think I am going to either 1. go kill something or 2. go back to bed. It's *^(%$# snowing.

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Published on April 26 2008

My tire was thumping. I thought it was flat When I looked at the tire...

I noticed your cat. Sorry!

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Heard your wife left you, How upset you must be. But don't fret about it...

She moved in with me.

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Looking back over the years that we've been together, I can't help but wonder...

"What the hell was I thinking?"

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I've always wanted to have someone to hold, someone to love. After having met you ..

I've changed my mind.

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I must admit, you brought Religion into my life.

I never believed in Hell until I met you. ---------------------------------------

As the days go by, I think of how lucky I am...

That you're not here to ruin it for me.

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Congratulations on your promotion. Before you go...

Would you like to take this knife out of my back? You'll probably need it again.

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Happy birthday! You look great for your age.

Almost Lifelike!

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When we were together, you always said you'd die for me.

Now that we've broken up, I think it's time you kept your promise.

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We have been friends for a very long time ..

let's say we stop?

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I'm so miserable without you

it's almost like you're here.

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Congratulations on your new bundle of joy.

Did you ever find out who the father was?

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Your friends and I wanted to do something special for your birthday.

So we're having you put to sleep.

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Published on April 25 2008

The Cuban Missile Crisis (paper) ain't goin' so good, lol. How on earth do you cram an overview of the situation *and* an analysis of the three models ("Rational Actor", "Organizational Process", and "Governmental Politics") presented in Allison's "Essence of Decision" into five --count 'em, FIVE-- pages?!?!?! It took Allison two editions and 400 pp., for cryin' out loud!! 'Nuff bitchin'. Back at it.

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Published on April 23 2008

It's official. The LCHS 2009 Grand Reunion is set for Aug 21-23, 2009 in San Diego, CA.
San Diego? Be afraid. Be very, very afraid. :-D

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Published on April 23 2008

How some people golf...... How *I* golf..... I'm still not sure if I hit the stupid ball....

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Published on April 22 2008

Playing with some templates here, so keep an eye out for screwy viewing.

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Published on April 13 2008

Compare this to the sniping we're seeing on the other side, to the zero-sum games, to the oh-my-god-you-don't-like-Hillary-what's-wrong-with-you, to the Obama-as-Messiah. I'm not the biggest fan of John McCain's policies. But I think I could respect him. The great John McCain story you've probably forgotten.
On the way out of the parking lot, McCain recalled what it was like to be a nobody called upon by a somebody. As he did, his voice acquired the same warmth that colored Russell Feingold's speech when he described the first call from John McCain. "When you called Feingold … " I started to ask him. But before I could, he interrupted. "Yeah," he says, "I thought of Mo." And then, for maybe the third time that morning, McCain spoke of how it affected him when Udall took him in hand. It was a simple act of affection and admiration, and for that reason it meant all the more to McCain. It was one man saying to another, We disagree in politics but not in life. It was one man saying to another, party political differences cut only so deep. Having made that step, they found much to agree upon and many useful ways to work together. This is the reason McCain keeps coming to see Udall even after Udall has lost his last shred of political influence. The politics were never all that important.
H/T to one of my favorite writers on the innernets.

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Published on April 10 2008

Got my extra-fine line pens ALL ready for the future!! Mead Releases New Grad-School-Ruled Notebook
RICHMOND, VA—After decades of only offering ruled notebook paper suitable for college-level education and below, school-supply giant Mead introduced its new grad-school-ruled notebook Monday, which features lines twice as narrow as college-ruled paper. "We here at Mead understand that as students get older and wiser, they need notebooks with increasingly narrow lines," Mead CEO John A. Luke told reporters. "Just think: If you are writing a dissertation on elements of thanatopsis and necromimesis as they relate to cacaesthesian themes of mid-20th-century Irish literature, do you really want your notebook lines to be more than seven millimeters apart?" Luke said. "Of course not." "When youre in grad school, every millimeter counts," he added.

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