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My Fellow Americans

Those of you who regularly read this blog will not be surprised to learn that I feel disappointed with Bush winning the presidential election. I could spend pages on that topic but won’t as there are others out there who’ve done it better than I could. Instead, I have a few other words to say.

To Senator Kerry

Thank you for your effort; while you were not my first choice for president, I believe you would have fulfilled the duties of the office honorably.

To those Americans who voted

Whether you voted for Kerry, Busy, Nader or one of the other third party candidates; you decided that your voice would not go unheard this year. For that I applaude you; the single most important reasponsibility we have as American citizens is to tell our government what we think. Yesterday, all of you did just that.

To those Americans who did not vote

You owe every dead American soldier an apology. One of the things our country has fought for has been to maintain our democracy; so that we have the ability to choose our leaders. By failing to follow the issues and vote, you insult the memory of every American soldier who ever died for us. For those of you who protest that you were too busy with work/family/whatever; just remember those soldiers had their own families and their own jobs that they gave up to defend your rights. They never got to go back to their families and jobs, but you can every night.

Try thinking about that next time.

Early Halloween Bash

This evening after work Ariesna and I headed up to the World Theater in Cedar Rapids to attend an early Halloween Party.

Err… that’s not strictly true. We’d heard from AWelkin about said party being a mascarade and that it would start off by showing Shaun of the Dead. This is a British horror/zombie flick that was released here in the US not all that long ago and it had looked mighty funny, going by the trailers. Having now seen the movie, I can safely …. but that’s getting a head of myself.

We were running a bit behind schedule when we left (movie scheduled to start at 5:30, left house at 5:10, drive is ~30minutes) but we hurried along as best we could. Narrowly avoiding getting lost in downtown CR, I had to drive around the block a couple of times to find a place to park. We hurry inside –the time is now 6:00– and there’s no sign of a movie screen or a movie playing. We stumble around a bit confused when AWelkin waves us over. Apparently, we weren’t the only ones running behind schedule. *shrug* So we sit and chat1 until nearly 7 o’clock!

Finally the movie started and it was flippin’ fan-tas-tic! Sure, some bits had crude langauge and there was a bit of excessive gore but overall; 4.95 stars out of 5. Definitely, a must see and leaps & bounds better than the last movie we saw together.

1 Well, we tried to anyway but they were blasting annoying music at a near deafening level at us.

200 Things About Me

I’ve seen this meme in several different places. I finally decided to heck with it and that I’d do it myself. The items in bold are the ones I’ve done and the rest are viewable after the jump.

01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula.
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Done a striptease
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English Quizzes

We never had quizzes like these back when I took English in school. Then again I wasn’t taking English classes from some random Internet person with a .co.uk domain name either. 😀

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*grin* For a novel way to spend a Friday night/Saturday morning, I’m at a bud’s house and we’re firing up a LAN party. For extra fun, he’s got broadband Internet access. Schweet! 😀

Update 14 August 2004, 20:29 : I’m back from the LAN Party. It was a blast. We tried out a bunch of games that none of us had really played before:

We also played a bit of UT2004 and SS2. It was a flippin’ blast; though that last game of WoR sucked when J stomped all our butts 3 minutes into the game. Still to be fair, I smoked everyone at FarCry. Oh and for the record, “Daddy’s Favorite Gun” was the P90 SMG and for a bit of sniping action either the AG36 Assault Rifle or the OICW Advanced Assault Rifle would do nicely.

Note to self: Next time play with the fire modes on the assualt rifles and try out the grenade launcher mode!

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