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I think I’m in love

I fell in love with a 1974 Chevrolet Caprice convertible last night. I stopped by a friend’s father’s ATV shop and there it was in the back. It’s for sale even. It’s about 67 feet long and 28 feet wide and like The B-52’s Chrysler, it seats about 20.

It’s similar to this one in almost all but color:

1975 Chevy Caprice

*swoon*

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Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 6:22 pm

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Not quite right: #10, #11, and nit-pickery

”As I have travelled around the country … I’ve heard the need for change,” Brown told reporters massed outside his new home at 10 Downing Street. “Let the work of change begin.”

Except for the fact that Blair chose to live in 11 Downing Street instead of #10 because it was larger (Mr. Blair having three children and #11 being larger than #10). Mr. Brown has lived in #10 since he assumed the Chancellorship ten years ago. Sure it’s his “new home” as Prime Minister, but I’m in a nit-picky mood.

Britain’s Brown to unveil government shakeup | Reuters AlertNet.org

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Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 4:06 am

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35,909

Copies that Mary Cheney must sell for her publishers to break even on the $1 Million advance they gave her. To date, she’s sold 4,091.

This assumes that all of the books are sold at the list price of $25.00 and doesn’t factor in purchases made through sites like Amazon.com, which is selling the book at a $9.25 discount. This also doesn’t figure in publishing costs, just the advance.

Andrew Sullivan | The Daily Dish: Mary Cheney’s Book

Written very early this morning, there were errors in my understanding of Sullivan’s article. It was right the first time, but edited to be wrong. Now it’s being edited to be right again. ;)

Update: Nearly a year later and Mary’s book is so popular that you can get it on Amazon.com for $1.89 ($0.07 used)—and that’s for the hardcopy.

Mary Cheney's

Petrelis Files | Amazon: Mary Cheney’s Book Sells for Seven Cents a Copy

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Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 12:12 am

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Crazy weather

Hail (x4)

Tornadoes, lightning, and hail–OH MY!

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 11:51 pm

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Esquire

I was just looking through a copy of Esquire from this past September when I noticed something that perplexed me: the table of contents wasn’t until page 45. That just strikes me as weird. Also, the forty-four preceding pages weren’t numbered. Of course this is because they’re advertising pages, but it still intrigued/irked me.

Another thing that bothered me was how cluttered the cover was, so much so that it’s almost hard to read. I understand needing to give the potential buyer a clue as to what’s inside from just the cover, but this is a bit overboard.

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Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 2:51 am

Posted in Entertainment, General

Me: 1; Mailbox: 0

I had a little run-in with my friend’s mailbox tonight. Upon leaving her house at shortly before 3:00 AM, I tripped and slammed into her mailbox. It’s an old mailbox on an old mailbox post. It’s been there forever and seems to have rotted away. When I tripped, not only did I scuff my shoes (bitch!), but I hit it with my shoulder and it promptly fell forward and landed on the ground. I proceeded to keep falling, though and landed on the ground scuffing my knee up pretty well.

It was a good night, though, overall. We went to see some friends and played Dirty Minds for a little while. Then we found a copy of Maxim which tickled us to no end since these friends are gay and had no real interest in the magazine but are for some reason subscribed for it—for two years.

Also of note is a blog entry about how mean Randy, Paula, and Simon are on this season’s American Idol. I’ve only watched about 30 minutes of the episodes so far and the performers from Seattle were especially bad, so much so that I didn’t even finish watching a full episode, but the comments from the judges seem to be even more…bitchy? than in previous years. They’re no longer humorous in their criticism, they’re just plain mean.

Someone I talked to over dinner at the diner last night said the judges’ behavior on this season’s ‘American Idol’ was like watching the varsity team make fun of how kids in the Special Olympics play sports. I totally agree, except I think the varsity team is probably nicer.

What will it take for ‘American Idol’ to stop the madness — some pimple-faced kid committing suicide because Randy, Paula and Simon got an entire TV nation to laugh at him/her? It would be good if we could show some outrage before it comes to that.

Worth Repeating: ‘Idol’ Judges: Real-Life ‘Mean Girls’

Tonight’s Special Guest Star was Tori Spelling. She kept popping up everywhere. She was in a movie that we saw at Blockbuster, then she popped up in Scream 2 in the movie within the movie and she was brought up again at dinner when the movie Trick because someone mentioned something burning in their eye….

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Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 5:09 am

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Presents

No, this isn’t about Christmas presents, it’s about some gifts that our dear President Bush has received, namely a bicycle or three. Not just any bicycle, no, a $5000 bicycle.

I was reading the Washington Post site and noticed an article about President Bush’s bicycling in the “More on washingtonpost.com” section of an info box. The president rides a custom-painted, $5000 Cannondale mountain bike. That price tag got me to thinking about how many semesters of college that one bike could pay for. $5,000 will pay for 2.29 semesters of tuition at a local state university. But he doesn’t just have one bicycle.

According to the article, he has three with a total value of $13,200. That amount of money would pay for six semesters of tuition at the same local university. I find it kind of amazing that some kids can’t go to school because they can’t afford it while the President rides around with a year’s tuition under his backside.

Bush Transforms Into Avid Mountain Biker – washingtonpost.com

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Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 8:49 pm

Posted in Education, General, Politics