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Preface

When I was a student at OSU, I had the good fortune of attending a week-long workshop, led by Billy Collins. During that time, he gave us a ton of exercises, just to get us writing. I forget the poet he made us emulate in this particular case, but the rules were that the poem had to begin with the…

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Unreal Tournament

JohnnyFlash set up the old Unreal Tournament upon the server. Grumpy, jverbal, Caffeine and I played a few games. I seemed to be doing ok at the start, but then it just all went to hell. I used to be fairly good at this game – but tonight, it was like I was trying to move the mouse around with…

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Two Things I Saw Today

I’m not sure what my problem is. Twice today, I had good opportunities to take photographs and/or talk to strangers. But I didn’t, on both counts. Kicking myself a bit about it. Really should have, especially in the second case. Oh well – maybe I need to get back into the swing of taking pictures again, really just holding the…

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Life of Pi

Saw this site on Favourite Website Awards. A very interesting site, despite the fact that it’s merely serving as a vehicle to promote a book. I dig the variations in navigation, and in particular, am partial to the first extended monologue. Check out the site.

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Images of Columbus (from Jesseca)

I’m not going to caption these. Jesseca and I swapped our pictures today, and I daresay she got a few more in focus than me. Below, have a look at the interesting Saturday night, from another perspective and from another camera lens. Alright. Fine. What the hell. I’m on my fourth beer, and it’s closing on 12:30 AM. I’ll caption…

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Amadeus

Alex and I talked about seeing Amadeus for a long while together, back when it got re-released to the theaters. Unfortunately, we never saw it together… until this evening. Amadeus is one of the first DVD’s I purchased, and tonight was just a fun time getting immersed in a great movie. I hadn’t seen Alex in a long, long while….

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Columbus Retrospecticus: The Day After

Oh boy. I had a blast there, even if I did pass out towards the end. After the house (still fuzzy about the details), we all went to a Teejay’s 24 hour diner. Nothing tastes as good as food around 5:30 AM. I had some kind of sausage omelette, and it tasted like a slice of heaven. We dropped everyone…

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Columbus Retrospecticus: Clarification

Juliet: i want to point out here that i wasn’t talking trash completely out of the blue. i had just kicked jim’s and –someone else’s– asses. i DOUBLED the highest score from either of them. that’s when you decided you’d challenge me. i warned you not to, but you thought it was only trash talking. Portnoy: *sheepishly slinks away* Portnoy:…

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Columbus Retrospecticus, Saturday Night

Juliet was scheduled to sell Christmas trees at her church from 6-8. During that time, Jim and Meg were driving down into town, and we were all going out to get some dinner. Before long, we had arranged for everyone to meet (Matt, Jesseca and Akhim), and decided on Juliet’s house, 6 PM. I really want to be able to…

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Columbus Retrospecticus, Saturday Day

Saturday day was spent hanging with Jacki and Devin. He’s HUGE now! And he’s getting super quick with the witty retort. I need to sharpen my skills to keep up with that boy. We went to Target as a group, looking for gifts. I wandered with him over to the music and movie aisle, and he was pointing out all…

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Columbus Retrospecticus, Arrival

Well, after several airplane flights… my trusty little Leatherman Micra got confiscated. I got it about 2 years ago, from my coworker Dave, as a "Welcome to Axiom" gift. It’s come in really handy more times than I can count. Everytime I found myself at the airport, I’d forget about the Micra until I was already at the security station….

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Columbus: Soon

I’ve got a few blurry pics and even blurrier stories about Cowtown. But not tonight – I think I’m pooped, and ready to conk out. Updates tomorrow. Sorry for not keeping this thing going over the weekend. I’m figuring that, with November and December being fairly big holiday months, I’m allowed to slip a few days here and there. Rest…

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Social Day

Work was alright – nothing spectacular. But afterwards, boy oh boy. Since Alex invited me out almost two weeks ago, I’ve felt… "not social enough." Bad to the point where I began wondering if I was seriously neglecting people that I called friends. At work today, Ben invited me to go see Fritz Lang’s Man Hunt. Not great, but very…

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