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Archive for April, 2007

30 Apr, 2007

Weekend photos

Posted by: Dave In: Friends|Photography|Texas|Vacation

Justine and I had a great time this weekend with our good friends, Josh and Tara. We went down to Galveston and did some strolling around. This is some of what we saw.

24 Apr, 2007

Springtime for Houston

Posted by: Dave In: Friends|Texas|Writing

It’s starting to get humid here in Houston. I’m not talking about the flash flood warnings tonight and tomorrow because of the big storm currently tapping the city on the shoulder. I’m talking about the moist air and the cool evening breezes that make me appreciate Houston every now and then. The palm trees across […]

File this one under “hard lessons learned.” Apparently some young boys in China were taunting a pen full of hungry crocodiles with sticks and slingshots (what they call “catapults”).  A boy got  alittle too close and yoink… One of the irritated crocodiles bit Liu’s clothes and dragged him into the water where he was eaten […]

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22 Apr, 2007

Hot Fuzz

Posted by: Dave In: Film

Justine and I went to see Hot Fuzz today. I have never heard Justine laugh so hard during a movie before. The movie starred Simon Pegg (Sgt Nicholas Angel) and Nick Frost (Officer Danny Butterman). You may remember them from one of my favorite zombie movies of all time, Shaun of the Dead. The end […]

21 Apr, 2007

Individual emissions calculator

Posted by: Dave In: Science

The EPA has a calculator on their website that will tell you how many pounds of CO2 you are responsible for creating in a year.  This does not, in fact, have anything to do with the number of burritos you eat in a month (as I originally thought). The calculator is located here. Justine and […]

According to Wikipedia: Only 2 foot, 9 inches (83 cm) tall, he is listed in the Guinness World Records as the shortest adult actor in a leading role. He played Secret Agent 00 in For Your Height Only and The Impossible Kid. He had an active film career in the 1970s and the 1980s, but […]

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17 Apr, 2007

The Virginia Tech massacre

Posted by: Dave In: Current Affairs|Media

I have nothing of real value to add to the unbelievable distress that this is event is causing so many people other than a sad-but-true quote from Woody Allen: “More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us […]

17 Apr, 2007

Analogies and metaphors

Posted by: Dave In: Humor|Spam Poetry

Dan sent this to me earlier today and I thought so many of them were good that I’d post them all.  Thanks Dan. Every year, English teachers from across the USA can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays. These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of […]

From the Washington Post: Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), the most liberal of the Democratic presidential candidates in the primary field, declared in a letter sent to his Democratic House colleagues this morning that he plans to file articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney. Kucinich has made ending the war in Iraq the central […]

17 Apr, 2007

RSS bloat

Posted by: Dave In: Productivity|Web

It’s dawned on me that I can’t possibly keep up with all the RSS feeds in my Google Reader. I subscribe to 192 feeds. The refresh rate on them varies from multiple times a day (Lifehacker=16 posts per day) to maybe once a month. My account looks like someone shoved a grenade into a watermelon […]


  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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