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Havin' a Vacation in Colorado

Today, I went dirt bike ridin' fer th' first time.

I didn’t visit Davey Jones' Locker.

I did wear a bike helmet and runnin' shoes instead o' flip flops.

posted at 11:41 pm on Aug. 28, 2008
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Settin' Goals and th' Raincity Grill

I bloviated recently about how t' properly set goals, and a few people raised some questions—some might even say objections—t' what I wrote.

So I went t' dinner at Raincity Grill and thought it o'er some.

posted at 11:55 pm on Aug. 25, 2008
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Th' Omnivore’s Hundred

This meme comes from Dog o' th' Future. It’s Th' Omnivore’s Hundred—100 foods that every gastronome should eat, accordin' t' “some lubber named Andrew”. I actually disagree wi' a few items, but overall, it’s an interestin' list, and th' only omissions I see on it be shark and ceviche, and ye might argue fer dog. And what’s up wi' PB&J and pocky? I think gummy bears be morrrr o' a unique sensation than pocky…

posted at 10:35 be on Aug. 16, 2008
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How t' Set Good Goals: An Essay

I be asked recently what me top three goals in life currently be, and it triggered a fairly major stretch o' pensive thought, which I’ve been circlin' back t' on long drives, sittin' idly on th' grass in parks, and in conversations on- and off-line wi' stimulatin' folks. I thought I’d better start by thinkin' about what th' qualities o' a good goal be.

posted at 2:07 be on Aug. 13, 2008
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World Ultimate Championships in Vancouver

I don’t want t' wait until I have all sorts o' flourishin' words t' post about th' World Ultimate Championships, goin' on in Vancouver this week.  I’ve been volunteerin' as a scorekeeper, and it’s been inspirational, entertainin' and relaxin'.  I took a few photos t' capture th' spirit o' th' event.

posted at 1:02 be on Aug. 5, 2008
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