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The Great Blog Debate

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I have to admit, I’m not completely sold on WordPress. I like it well enough. But I’m the only one I know who uses it. It seems my friends have unanimously chosen Blogger and I can’t say I blame them, knowing it’s connected with Google. I’m not sure what swayed me to decide on WP instead.

Really, I don’t care terribly much. I’m just curious out of a sake of simplicity when it comes to following and commenting on one another’s blogs: should I make the switch? Or am I fine right here?

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June 3, 2010 at 10:05 pm

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Root beer runs right through me

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I’m sitting in an A&W parking lot with a tray carrying crumpled wrappers and a half-drunk glass mug of root beer hanging off my window. I’m listening to the Foo Fighters patched through from my laptop to the car stereo. There’s a carhop who looks strikingly like a young Darren McCarty and he’s very polite to every customer. I think I’m the only one who notices.

It’s hot and sunny outside but I’m sitting under the awning in the shade. A gentle breeze is trying to make its way into my car but all it manages to do is fling unused ketchup packets around the tray. It’s supposed to storm later on today. I hope I can avoid the bulk of that. This car doesn’t do so well in the rain.

The disadvantage to having my window open is having to listen to the loudmouth in the van next to me. He’s on his cell phone with someone he works with but to listen to him, you’d think the guy is 500 feet away, not on the other end of a telephone call. They’re going to shrink someone’s fireplace. Sounds like something Harry Potter would do.

But I do like to sit here and think about how my grandparents would come here when my mom was little. 40, maybe 50 years ago, my grandfather was in this exact same spot. Listening to the radio and smoking his cigarettes. Now we listen to MP3s and know that tobacco is evil.

I wish this place had a public restroom.

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May 5, 2010 at 9:42 pm

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Claddagh Ring

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Claddagh Ring

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I’m not much for jewelry but I feel naked when I’m not wearing my Claddagh ring. It’s a nice nod to my Irish heritage.

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April 30, 2010 at 2:19 pm

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I’ll get there, and soon.

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Nothing says commitment to getting back into the habit of posting like a declaration at a quarter to three in the morning.

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April 19, 2010 at 1:47 am

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I might be good at remembering to take at least one photograph every day, but actually uploading them seems to have eluded me.

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February 8, 2010 at 11:28 pm

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January 12, 2010 : Cookie Tin

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I have these long tins that packages of shortbread cookies came in. Now I use them to store pencils, pens and markers.

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January 13, 2010 at 5:03 am

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January 11, 2010 : Space Painting

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I have recently begun to experiment with painting. I had a class last semester that required a set of acrylic paints and I had a lot leftover. I took a large piece of cardboard (just over 2’x2′) and painted a few layers on it. I’m pleased because I mixed the paints myself and had enough patience to finish it. I wasn’t sure what I was going for when I started it and it unintentionally looked like planets in space by the time I was finished, but for a first attempt I’m happy with it.

(I uploaded the top photo in full size so you can click on it for a better view if so desired.)

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January 13, 2010 at 4:58 am

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