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January 22nd, 2009

11:46 pm - Books
For those of you who are into urban fantasy, I recommend the Greywalker series by Kat Richardson. It's about a Seattle private detective you is clinically dead for two minutes, and when she is resuscitated, can see the "grey," or more to the point, she can see ghosts, magical creatures and other things that go bump in the night, so to speak. There are three books so far, and the author is getting better in several respects; there's a fourth book on the way. My interest in this stuff has a lot to do with one of my favorite TV shows of all time: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Okay, go ahead and laugh, but it was a badass show. So if that kind of thing rotates your tires, you can't go wrong with these books.

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January 20th, 2009

12:13 am - Wishing you well, Barack
Here's hoping our new president gets the help he needs to get some serious work done while he's in office. I'm optimistic because he's aware that the real work is still ahead, and it has nothing to do with a playoff system in college football. He knows he can't to it alone, either. Making history is nice, and I love that he has a way with words, but governing is about so much more than being a historical footnote. The more contrasts we can make between him and Bush once Obama's time in the White House is over, whenever that is, the better. We don't want to be saying four years from now that his momentum stalled before he could effect real change. Now that he's on top of the world, we'll see how high he can help everyone reach.

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March 11th, 2008

12:40 am - Bad news for Beijing
As the host of the next summer Olympics, China's getting an awful lot of attention these days. Normally that's a good thing, but not when the awful pollution keeps making headlines. I wonder, will this marathoner be the only one to pull out?

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March 7th, 2008

01:29 pm - Nods from karma
Here's one way you can tell forces are conspiring with you. For the two hours I was playing volleyball this morning, I had Jimmy Eat World's "Always Be" in my head. But not in the "I wish I could stop thinking about this song before I head-butt the wall just to knock myself out" kind of way, more like a "I can't wait until I hear that song again and get pumped up" feeling.

Well no sooner than I get in my car, buckle up and switch a couple of stations, the song comes on, right from the beginning. Awesome. It's like a little fist-bump from the universe, its way of saying "yo, I got your back. And as a bonus, here's a little Cypress Hill on the flip side." I figure it's gonna be a great weekend!
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March 6th, 2008

02:22 am - OnDemand rocks
There are a few things I don't like about Comcast (mostly that the fees go up constantly), but I love OnDemand. Right now I'm watching The Rocketeer. The special effects don't stand the test of time, but it's one of those movies where you go, "oh yeah, I forgot (insert actor/actress here) was in that." Most notably, Jennifer Connelly is the female lead, looking quite young and quite attractive. Timothy Dalton is the villain; I think this was right after he did his string of James Bond films. And for you Lost fans, Terry O'Quinn (aka John Locke) is part of the cast as well.

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