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06 December 2005 @ 02:34 pm
Year in Review  
Go to your Calendar and find the first entry for each month of 2005. Post the first line of it in your journal, and that's your "Year In Review".

January
Happy New Year to all.

February
Smart Thoughts about Stupidity

Most hierarchies were established by men who now monopolize the upper levels, thus depriving women of their rightful share of opporunities to achieve incompetence.

-- Laurence J. Peters, educator

March
Smart Thoughts about Stupidity

If the world were a logical place, men would ride sidesaddle.
-- Rita Mae Brown, writer

April
Yesterday evening, whilst driving through Dundee on our way to the pet store, Rachel and I thought there was perhaps a speed trap set up.

Seemed really odd that the Polk County Sheriff had a mobile unit--a semi with a transmitting antenna--out for it, though.

While eating a mediocre dinner at a Mexican restaurant, we found out about this (story about a local convenience store owner's murder).

Now, I'm not naive enough to believe this could never happen, but still scary.

May
Until the birds had flown away.

And the fishes in the sea had gone to sleep.

I didn't hear a bit of the rain last night, and I stayed up until at least 12:30 a.m. or 1:00 a.m. or so. Got caught up in Access Hollywood's 80s show. That was a mistake--though I didn't know that James Caan, Sylvester Stallone and someone else were in contention for the Axel Foley role. Would've been weird, definitely.

Working today. Blah.

June
How sad is it that I'm trying to figure out how I can scrounge up $150 to get a permanent LJ account?

July
Thanks to the new boss, I've now got a new (new to me, but previously owned) wireless Logitech keyboard and mouse. I've wanted one for some time, and he knew he wasn't going to use it. w00t!

While waiting for Rachel to get her teeth filled yesterday, I bought a copy of Castle in the Sky at Best Buy. I had been looking for a copy of Kiki's Delivery Service on DVD, but they were all out. Found a VHS copy of that one at Movie Gallery for the low, low price of $1.99. I'm still on the lookout for copies of Princess Mononoke and Warriors of the Wind on DVD. I've got the latter on VHS, but I really would like the recent release of it on DVD.

Also, here are some Well DUH! calendar entries from the last couple of days.

Today's entry:

Smart Thoughts about Stupidity

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
--Bertrand Russell, philosopher


From Thursday:

Popped Culture

When you think of how sexy TV shows are now, you have to wonder how they ever got that way, considering the first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

From Wednesday:

No-Brainer Headlines

"Lack of Brains Hinders Research"
--from the Columbia Dispatch

August
It's going to be a tough thing going back into work tomorrow. I've been off since Wednesday afternoon--and it only cost me one day. Woo!

Lots of lawnwork was done. Also helped Rachel get her classroom ready for Wednesday.

I will be quitting my part-time job this week. I'll work through this month, so that my boss will be able to plan accordingly. It's a tough decision, but it's a difficult thing to work so many days in a row and not getting to see my family for that many days in a row.

It was interesting to me that Sovereign Marouk on ST:TNG AND Balbricker from Porky's (yes, high class cinema there) were played by the same actress: Nancy Parsons. Apparently, she's got a varied resume including: Sudden Impact, Steel Magnolias, L.A. Law, Night Court, Hardcastle and McCormick (I distinctly remember diving for the remote to change the channel from this one), Charlie's Angels, Remington Steele, The Rockford Files and the list goes on and on. Also didn't realize she died in 2001.

Watched my second ever episode of Arrested Development and wish I'd been watching it since the beginning. Oh well, I'll have to catch up somehow.

Started goofing around with a couple of other free online games--but I'm a bit embarrased to mention them. Perhaps I will lose my shame about them and post links to them sometime. Maybe.

September
Considering what some out there must be going through, it seems silly for me to be pleased to have a new desktop at work.

I am glad about that little thing, though.

October
Jonothan had a fever late Sunday, yesterday, and through last night.

It broke about three or so in the morning, but we're keeping him home and probably taking him to the doctor if he still doesn't seem like he's feeling well today. I stayed home with him yesterday, and Rachel's at home with him today.

In the process, I've found out I have 13 vacation days, 13 sick days, and 6 personal days. I will only be able to carry over 10 vacation days--meaning I'll have to use at least three up by the end of the month. Which, really, is fine by me.

Once our network backbone is set up, and some of the big stuff in the background is set up, it's going to be even more conducive to taking time off every once in a while.

Anyway, all that to say I'm glad to have the days.

November
Six months flew by.

Also, I really need to request more memory for the desktop PC in my office.

December
A rundown of classic Christmas specials from the Beaver County Times Allegheny Times (which, interestingly enough, is near the area in PA where my in-laws are from).
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