Author Archives: Chris

New Emotions

Is there a one-word emotion that describes the feeling one gets when one has gotten all geared up to do battle with some business, and then they just do the right thing without being battled? It’s mostly satisfaction, but with … Continue reading

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The New Coolness

Not that anyone cares, but here’s what will be going into my new PC build: CPU Intel i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge)Room a zoom zoom. Mobo Intel H67Yeah, I know it doesn’t overclock, but I want to use the integrated graphics. Very … Continue reading

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15 Sappy Songs I Like

U2 – Bad. Roxy Music – Oh Yeah. Talking Heads – Naive Melody (This Must Be the Place). Peter Gabriel – Family Snapshot. The Clash – The Card Cheat. Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road. Hooters – Where Do the Children … Continue reading

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Heatseekers, please help me out

I’ve come to the conclusion that my Bah Humbug attitude toward (and attendant resistance to adopting) smart phones has gone on too long. Not that I think I have a compelling need for a smart phone for my own personal … Continue reading

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In the spirit of full disclosure, I have to admit that when I first heard the news, on the way out of the 30 Seconds to Mars show with the girlies, the first words out of my mouth were Hell … Continue reading

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Patriots Press Conference Template

Coach Bill Belichick: “We won. I’m proud of our players. Our opponents are a real good football team. OK, I’m done being proud of our players. [Brief silence as reporters get ready to ask questions.] Belichick: Are we done? Q: … Continue reading

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4 Hilarious Things That Probably Won’t Happen

So wide receiver Randy Moss started the season as a New England Patriot. Then he bitched and whined about his contract situation and the Pats waived him. He got picked up by the Minnesota Vikings for a third round draft … Continue reading

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Four Scenes With the School Nurse

I. Daughter Uno goes to School Nurse with a rash. School Nurse says “You have a rash,” and sends her back to classes for the rest of the day. After she gets home, I take her to the doctor. The … Continue reading

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It’s going to get worse before it gets better. You have to make stuff to have a bitchin’ economy. We don’t make enough stuff. My “personal banker” (according to him) called me yesterday to see if I wanted to “save … Continue reading

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I Want a Do-Over

I don’t have all that many opportunities to be truly ashamed of myself these days, so I guess I should savor this one. Continue reading

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