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Draft time anyone?

by on May.12, 2004, under Humor

Ok, before you go, yes, this is a joke, but it’s a very well done joke – a sample of a draft from George Bush wink. Check it out, and be prepared to laugh out loud. The only thing is, it’s a scary thought, which almost takes away from the joke. Anyways, take a look smile

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Mental note…

by on May.06, 2004, under General

Don’t pick up a book at a late hour in the evening if I want to sleep. In other words, this is going to be a LONG day, as I’m running on four hours of sleep, and I’ve been up since 10:30pm last night. Oy. I should know better. But, it was a good book smile I like L.E. Modesitt Jr – he’s got some really good books…. Now, it’s time for LOTS of mountain dew.

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Sudden craving for Sushi

by on May.05, 2004, under General

No idea where it came from, but all of a sudden I’m craving sushi – thinking of Rue 13 in St. Louis…..mmmmm… sushi

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Oy, it’s wrong, but also right

by on May.04, 2004, under Humor

Ok, time for some slightly off humor. Don’t kill me for this – I get this in random emails or through other stuff, and figured a few might find it entertaining.

Spiritual Work at the Beach

Two priests decided to go to Hawaii on vacation. They were determined to make this a real vacation by not wearing anything that would identify them as clergy. As soon as the plane landed, they headed for a store and bought some really outrageous shorts, shirts, sandals, sunglasses, etc.

The next morning, they went to the beach, dressed in their “tourist” garb. They were sitting on beach chairs, enjoying a drink, the sunshine and the scenery when a gorgeous, “drop dead blonde in a thong bikini came walking straight towards them.

They couldn’t help but stare. As the blonde passed them, she smiled and said “Good morning, Fathers, nodding to each as she passed them by. They were both stunned. How in the world did she know they were priests?

So the next day, they went back to the store and bought even more outrageous outfits.These were so loud you could hear them before you even saw them.

Once again the two priests in settled on the beach in their chairs to enjoy the sunshine. After a while, the same stunning blonde, wearing what seemed like only a string and taking her sweet time, strolled toward them. Again she nodded at each, with a, Good morning, Fathers, and started to walk on by.

One of the priests couldn’t stand it any longer and said, “Young lady. Just a minute.

“Yes?” she replied.

“We are priests, and proud of it, but I have to know, how in the world did you know we are priests dressed as we are?”

“Father, it’s me, Sister Mary Claire, she replied.

Ok, that’s bad, and hesitated to post it, but why not. And, for all of those who remember the whole college experience, I had to post this link which has aspects of college life. Now, I don’t know all of em, but some are like ohhh good grief smile Ok, done torturing everyone – back to the normal weird odd posts I normal publish.

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It’s kinda sad where the US seems to be heading…

by on May.03, 2004, under News

I remember when Christian and I were discussing the state of the US, where we were heading, general politics and history. One of the things he said, and I saw it, but didn’t want to believe it, or accept it, was that the US seems to be in a kinda decline. Our sciences in particular have been on the MAJOR downside lately. Some may doubt it, but I’m actually not too surprised, considering many factors here in the US. Slashdot has several things listed on this article, such as maybe decreased emphasis on education, or perhaps too much military spending, but I wonder if it’s another factor: The US has gotten complacent in its role of superpower, and is so focused on past glories, that it’s ignoring the future, ignoring what needs to be done. I can’t help but feel there’s a distinct lack of focus on education, or that life is too easy for many families.

I mean, I look at growing up the way I did, with a major focus on studies, getting good grades, etc. Now, I probably “romanticize” it a bit, but when it comes down to it, my family focused heavily on education and doing well. Part of me wonders if it’s as some of the commentary on slashdot mentions – life is too easy for so many of us, so we don’t value what an education can mean. Or, perhaps it’s just a different social arena – i.e. the nerdy kids getting beat up because they’re trying to do well in school only it’s more serious with the extremism of today.

Education is a possible problem, family environment is possible issue, TV/nintendo is possibly the issue, a lot of things are possible causes of the “declination” of the US. One factor I haven’t even mentioned is Bush’s lack of interest in actual science, vs. made up science that fits his policies. Or perhaps it’s just too much spending in the wrong areas. I don’t know – just I feel life is going to crap here in the US, or in a lot of ways, we’ve lost our drive.

So, gotta ask – what do people think? Has the US lost its drive? Are we getting complacent/decadent? Education thoughts? Am I blowing smoke out my arse or perhaps worried over nothing?

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