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I got a pay check... and than came into some unexpected money. :-)


It's a holiday week at my weekly paper. That means that today is really Tuesday.


"Northern Exposure."
on A&E


A hotdog.


Pet Peeves.

monday, july 3rd

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Quote Du Jour:
"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything." - Muhammad Ali.

Well, looky (lookie?) there. Yesterday was the one-month anniversary of the ol' journal. Sorry I wasn't able to commemorate it with an entry or something. I had time to do it after gettin back from my weekend voyage, but I spent the time working on my fireworks display instead. It's hard to believe that tomorrow is the Fourth. Where does the time go? (1322)

On my way home last night, I ran across a few crazy drivers. (What's new?) This inspired me to come up with a list of things that really bug me on the road. Now, I expect this project to be a continuous work in progress... but I think I've laid a firm foundation with my first two choices.

1. People who rush to pull out in front of you and then don't even bother driving the speed limit. I'm thinking that if a car is coming so fast that you have to rush to pull out into traffic in front of it... it might just be better to wait for it to pass. Evidentally, not everyone follows this logic. I had one car speed up on a side road to pull out in front of me on the rural, two-lane highway I was on. Of course, I had to brake heavily to avoid hitting the fool... and then he drove 50 miles an hour... yeesh.

2. People who pass you and then drive slower than they did when they were behind you. Without fail, I usually encounter this at least once on every road trip I take. I'll be driving along somewhere between 58 & 60 miles an hour. Some fool will slowly come up behind me, pass me and then drive 55 once he's around me. Yes, I know that 55 is the speed limit on two-lane roads... but if you're gonna drive 55 and the car in front of you is driving faster than that, DON'T PASS. That's stupid. I don't understand it. And for those reasons, I happily make this problem number two on the list. (1402)

It looks like things will be patched up with me and Jeremy. Since I was out of town during the weekend, we had a quick exchange of e-mails (how sad is it that we e-mailed one another and didn't call?) and our conflicts have been settled. He admitted that he was in the wrong for ditching me on Friday night... and we were able to go ahead and fix a couple of other problems while we were at it. Don't you just love happy endings? (1407)

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