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Some Asshole Stole My Bike

Susie got up this morning to find out that we’d made an unapproved Boxing Day gift to some idiot loser.

The garage door was open, so she went out and looked.  Sure enough, my bike was stolen.

posted at 2:37 pm on Dec. 26, 2005
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The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Bunnies!

K.T. gave me a wonderful present. It’s a donation to Heifer International, specifically, a bunny for a family.

posted at 1:57 am on Dec. 26, 2005
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Reading We Are Iran

Sometimes, when I’m not doing what I ought, I read books, and I was recently given “We Are Iran” by Monique. The book has turned out to be way more interesting that I thought it would be.

posted at 5:36 pm on Dec. 13, 2005
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My Sister, the Paramedic

I wrote this post a while ago, but I didn’t put it up because I didn’t want to jinx my sister, Virginia.  But she’s going to be a paramedic! She’s been taking a course from the B.C. Justice Institute and it’s been going really well for her.  Of course, the Justice Institute sounds like the kind of place that would have Green Lantern and Superman standing around the lobby.

posted at 9:27 am on Dec. 12, 2005
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My Christmas 2005 Wish List

If you’re like me and you have *cough* almost finished *cough* your Christmas shopping but haven’t found that thing for me yet, not to worry. My list this year is brief as always.

posted at 1:44 am on Dec. 10, 2005
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Out of the Freezer, into the Ice House

I’ve arrived in Banff for the Blogs n’ Dogs conference.  I’d like to present my experience so far in the format of a numerical guide to the conference and city.

posted at 9:23 pm on Dec. 3, 2005
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Request for Help: Finding a Lost Flash Site

Hello, Internet.  I’m looking for a site I found once but now cannot find again.

It was an interactive portfolio site.  I think it was for a public relations or advertising company.  I thing the company was Canadian, and I think the company was named after a person, Leo or Leon or something like that.

posted at 5:33 pm on Dec. 2, 2005
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