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Full season of Lost? January 31, 2008 6:08 pmPosted by utterz in : Daily Life, Podcasting
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This is a $100 post January 31, 2008 3:04 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Contest, Of Interest
I’ll bite. This post is my entry into Contest Blogger’s New Year Contest sweepstakes. Way to work the SEO!add a comment
Carpool update January 31, 2008 1:13 pmPosted by utterz in : Daily Life, Podcasting
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It’s cold…I need a laptop! January 31, 2008 9:50 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
It too blasted cold to work in the basement. I had planned on saving up for a nice laptop but nooo…I’m just going to buy a cheap one because any laptop is better than no laptop and it is really too stinking cold to in that basement today. I need to be able to work at Starbucks! What kind of geek am I if I never work in Starbucks?!2comments
Not making the bus today January 31, 2008 6:50 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
Everyone in this house is moving in slow motion today. Maybe I should slip the kids some coffee.add a comment
Dad of the year nomination revoked January 30, 2008 4:58 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Amy, Daily Life, Family, Of Being Dad
Bad Dad sent the kindergartener to school today with nothing but Scooby snacks for lunch.
Update: Yesterday Amy came home and admonished me, "You forgot to send me lunch. All I had was Scooby snacks. I was starving!" And man was she ever put out. She was whimpery and whining and crying. She went into the kitchen and fixed herself a feast of a sandwich, fruit, apple sauce, and cookies. Then she laid in bed and boohoo’d that we never feed her. She gave it the royal treatment! Around dinner we talked about things she could do if it ever happened again including talking to the teacher, the cafeteria volunteers, or the cashier at which point she cheerfully responded, "I did! I had mashed potatoes and … and … and … and strawberry milk and … The IOU is in my lunchbox." Boy does she know how to milk guilt!
Today she was sent with more food than she will eat.3comments
Carpool update January 30, 2008 1:12 pmPosted by utterz in : Daily Life, Podcasting
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Voting for Stacey Campfield would be asinine January 30, 2008 10:52 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Local Politics, Politics, Touchy Subjects
People of Tennessee, particularly District 18, quit voting Stacey Campfield into office. It’s embarrassing!
Related: The pernicious effects of banning words, by By Christopher Hitchens, slate.com1 comment so far
Do not legislate morals to me January 30, 2008 9:56 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Politics, Touchy Subjects
Dear Sen. Doug Jackson, Please quit wasting time and money trying to legislate morals. Allowing people the free will to turn off their televisions is far cheaper and more in line with the basic principles of freedom on which this nation prides itself. These commercials are shown late at night when children should be in bed. Our legislature should be far more concerned with important issues such as education and health care. Please keep your eye on the ball!
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) â€” A proposal that would ban late-night TV ads showing half-naked young women is stalling its second time through the Legislature.
The legislation sponsored by Sen. Doug Jackson, D-Dickson, would fine cable and satellite companies up to $50,000 for airing ads for obscene products. [Source, Michael Silence, Knoxnews No Silence Here]
What is obscene? Much of Europe finds America’s prudishness laughable.8comments
From the mouths of babes January 30, 2008 7:12 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Amy, Daily Life, Family, From the mouths of babes
Amy: "The thing I love the most is my family."add a comment
We’ve lost our motivation January 30, 2008 7:11 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Amy, Daily Life, Family
The bus was a very exciting part of school for Amy. As a kindergartener I never expected her to ride the bus but it was such a big deal to her that the first time we missed it she had alligator tears. Now she has grown indifferent. She has friends in the carpool lobby as well as the bus lobby. We miss the bus primarily because I choose to sleep "just another 15 minutes." I think perhaps it is time to start waking everyone 30 minutes earlier.
Our children grow so fast. The conversations. The logic. The sentence structures. The choices made. I am awed that she is only 5! I love watching the children grow!add a comment
Seesmic Exploded Tonight January 29, 2008 9:38 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Communications, Technology
Seesmic got demo’d at DEMO tonight. The timeline was speeding by! The Seesmic team also slipped in some fantastic new features. I also noticed the new release no longer burdens my machine. The previous version would force me to reboot after about 15 minutes because the antique computer I have just couldn’t handle it.add a comment
101 days of school January 29, 2008 1:21 pmPosted by utterz in : Daily Life, Podcasting
Carpool update January 29, 2008 1:14 pmPosted by utterz in : Daily Life, Podcasting
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