Travis Smith: my resume, bio and photos back to the main blog page

  A donation to a Kiva participant made with me in mind.

  I like the “Than Your Blog” T-shirt. And God knows I need another T-shirt.

  Bose Wave Music System.  It plays music, well.  It’s crazy expensive. Don’t even think about getting it.

* Batch of fresh cookies
  There’s no URL for a batch of fresh cookies

* Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
  Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree
  WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  Prince of Persia: Rival Swords
  Dewy’s Adventure
  Super Mario Galaxy
  * Or surprise me!

* Gap pants:
  khaki, but not stone (too light and I get them dirty)
  No pleats.  I like pleats, but I’ve been told they’re not in.
* Something to juggle

* Something to eat
  We likes precious chocolate, yessss
  We also likes candied nuts, yes we does
* On the gadget front:
  Tivo HD:
  Some sort of high def DVD player, but if I don’t know whether Blu-ray or HD DVD is better, what chance does someone shopping for me have?
  The new Apple Extreme Base Station

SIDE NOTE: When did “Froogle” become “Google Product Search”

* On the photo front
  A nice tripod with a ball head, something like this:
  Graduated neutral density filter—but not this one, it’s WAY expensive
* Music, anything, I’m easy.

* Teeth brightening strips
  To go with my fake boobs. 😊

* Christmas lights
  I want to use ‘em for mood lighting around the deck, so not the LED ones.  Buy ‘em after Christmas, they’ll be supercheap.

* Rental hot tub
  Man’s got to dream, no?

* Bike headlight - 2AA
  Mine broke, and it gets dark at 4:45 p.m.

* Silk boxers without a seam running down the butt
  That’s what always gives out, and it’s really hard to find them made any other way

* Cut wood for the fireplace
  It’s the gift that I can burn up

* A good cook book, maybe something to do with bacon or stir fry

* Cheese, Gromit!

* Peace on earth, good will towards men and women
  It’s not just me being trite.  I really do think that if you can increase the peace and good will even just one iota, that’s a hell of a gift, and I would gladly help you unwrap it.


“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

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“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

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“I play with variables constantly.”

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“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

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