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Sunday, December 30, 2007
A Certain Logic
A friend of mine bought a car in August of last year, just before he started Grad School.

It was a Volkswagen GTI. Nothing super crazy. Just a dependable car to get him around town.

I don't remember if this happened before he bought the car, or after, but he has one rim on the car that does not match the other three.

The other day he explained to me that as he's gearing up for graduation, he's pondering whether or not to sell the VW and buy something else. The VW needs some minor cosmetic work, and of course there's that mismatched rim. His option are:
  1. Sell the car and buy something else
  2. Keep the car, get the cosmetic issues fixed, two rims. He figures that since it's impossible to see both sides of the car at the same time, it only really matters that the rims on a particular side match each other.
A certain logic.

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

One of my favorite comic strips is Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis. Great stuff.
Today's strip:

I understand just where he's coming from.

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Friday, December 14, 2007
I Live in Decatur 5: Whose House?
I'll tell you whose house.

That's right. It's Mamma Nem's House. I caught this just a week ago in Stone Mountain, on the way to visit a friend. had to pull a U-Turn to go back and snap this photo, but it was worth it.

Not much to say about this one. I DO wish they would have gotten a graphic designer to help out with this sign, though. The way those "m"s are so wide that they encroach on the other letters is pretty disgusting. And the "e" in "Nem's" just looks out of place. It doesn't really match the rest of the font.

That being said, I wish them luck on this new venture. It's hard out there.

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Thursday, December 06, 2007
I Live in Decatur 4: Do Better
You know, you can take the "person" out of 'Bama, but you can't take the Bama out of the person.

I mean, look at it. Look at the background. This is a nice neighborhood! These aren't punk-ass houses! Why?!?!

Why do you attach your mailbox to the post with DUCT TAPE?!

I saw this in my friend Chris' neighborhood. I have asked him to keep an eye on this to see how long it stays like this.

Poor. Sad and poor.

Do better.

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Sunday, December 02, 2007
B from the P: "Why does Christmas Celebration Begin Before Thanksgiving? Should This Be?"
So, right now, at this very moment, Mrs. Mau and I are at my parents house. We have dinner here most Sundays. Anyway, after dinner, my Mom pulled out this huge stack of papers. Lo and behold, this stack of papers is made up of...stuff...that I have produced over the years. Mostly homework-type stuff. Awards. Homemade cards. You get the idea.

Here is a composition that I wrote at the age of 11. It is dated November 16, 1987. I have left the few small misspellings and grammatical mistakes intact.


Why Does Christmas Celebrations Begin Before Thanksgiving? Should this be?

Christmas celebration begins before Thanksgiving because Christmas is the
more popular holiday. I believe children keep asking and asking parents to
go Christmas shoping until they agree to go. Once they start , they think
it is fun as much as the children do. Then, the get so caught in buying
things for relatives and friends, they don't notice how fast time goes by.

As for Thanksgiving, most people get tired of having turkey for lunch and
dinner day after day after day. Other reasons for this are that before
Thanksgiving, every year, most stores have sales on all turkeys and families
start to have turneys before Thanksgiving even starts.

Back to the subject of Christmas, I think people should not start preparing
for Christmas until the stores start to have sales on everything in the
store. Yes, the lines will be long, but which would you rather be, tired
or broke. I would rather be tired and I think all other people would also
rather be tired over broke any day.

Sigh. Young genius. It seems I've had a pretty cynical opinion on the holidays for a while, huh? I think I still essentially feel this way.

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