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TUESDAY, DEC. 23, 2008


Druid: DanG Thinks Christie's Divisive? 49 

Arch Druid: saw a DanG letter in the CDA Press this morning that had me chortling. DanG is chastising Christie Wood for having a “divisive attitude.” She is supposed to be representing all the people, etc. What was DanG himself running on as a platform...

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Nic: Pimp Your Blogs In HBO Profiles 

Nic: While awaiting the return of the blog rolls… I'm dismayed at how few have links to their blogs in their profiles. (kudos to Bob, Jen, InEmpGirl, etc. for the links in your profiles).But there's a few that I'm surprised haven't taken that step yet...

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MONDAY, DEC. 22, 2008

Digger: When's Blogfest 2009? 51 

We really need to get a date set for BlogFest so I can design the new T-Shirts. And get the date set on my calendar - I'm sure many others would like to as well. It can't be the 14th due to the lover's holiday,...

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TT: Going To The Inauguration 25 

Transplanted Texan: I jjust got a call from the office of Rep. Paul Hodes (D-NH), my college congressman - I got inauguration tickets!!Sisyphus: You bastard! I'm jealous. But as I understand it the tickets aren't that difficult thing. Its the lodgingBent: TT, I had tickets...

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Sis: NIdaho Feasts On Bailout Pie, Too 

Here's news of a local bank that will be a recipient of the federal bailout proceeds. Nathaniel Hoffman is using his hound like senses to root out the fact that Intermountain Community Bancorp applied and got approval for $27 million of the free, newly printed...

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HBO Comments, CindyH, Gift Wrapping 13 

ere is my confession. While I excel in many of the domestic/and or womanly arts, I am an utter failure at gift wrapping. I've spent the better part of the afternoon wrestling with gift wrap, scotch tape, self-adhesive gift tags, ribbons and bows. I know...

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IE: Dealing w/Bad Days 

dread bad days. Trouble is, I can't see ahead to know when they're gonna happen. I usually don't realize I'm having a bad day until I'm about 2/3's of the way thru it, preceded by perhaps just a tad more anxiety than usual which turns...

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Vacation Wild Card No. 3 91 

I have some treats for you below, for those who are waiting for the old HBO blog rolls to be switched to the new, improved version. You'll find posts from A Butterfly Moment, Slight Detour, Dogwalk Musings and others to launch the conversation today. Above,...

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Detour: Get Thee Behind Me, Dec. 20 

Dec. 20 is a significant day in our family. Every year I'm always glad when it has ended---safely for all we know and love. As I mentioned yesterday, this is the 24th anniversary of the day we watched our house burn down. As I read...

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TUBOB: 3,897 Ways To Make Me Cry

Here is what is pissing me off this morning. I have been observing, with some deep trepidation and gut curdling fear, the rapid growth of a volcanic cone on Mt. Krapatoa, our kitchen garbage can. The proud spawn of my loins, or is that the...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 21, 2008

Dogwalk: Nomadic Life Has Benefits 

I've asked many people why they've chosen to stay in a particular place. Especially ones that are economically depressed. Places where making a move would improve their lives. It's so beautiful is an answer. Or I've never had any desire to live any place else....

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OTV Review: An Icy Benatar Night 

I sat shivering on a large rock in front of the Teriyaki Tiki hut, my posterior frozen to the rock’s frosty surface, the seat of my pants stuck like cheap Velcro. I was considering the irony of a sunny little Hawaiian hut serving summery BBQ...

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Butterfly: It Sounds LIke It Looks 13 

have encountered a problem that I wasn't expecting when we named Julianna. Some people pronounce it Juli-aw-na. But it's Juli-anna. Just like it looks. Don't get me wrong. Juliawna is a fine name, but it's not my daughter's name. So what do I do? So...

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Nic: Xmas Music For Bah-Humbuggers 31 

For some people, Christmas music has the tendency to spark that corner of the mind that triggers a mild form of temporary adult onset Tourette syndrome: excessive blinking, uncontrollable twitches, and random bouts of profanity. It is these people who fear the first sound of...

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TUBOB: More Characters Please 44 

Brent, thank you for that elegant yet slightly ejaculatory metaphorical support for the 3000 character diet we are all hungering on, while, in most cases, a 3000 character limit seems adequate and particularly efficacious for those, like you, apparently, Brent, trying to distill and winnow...

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TT: 2 To 3 Is Enuf, Not 8 17 

I'm really interested in this one girl, but I know it would never work because she's got her heart set on 8 kids (as well as a career in child care), whereas for me 4 would be a compromise, with 2-3 the ideal. When I...

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Sam: HBO Takes A Double Hit 

Wow, what a horrible time for the blog leader to leave the blog. Page views dying due to people hating the new system and DFO leaves for vacation. Understandable, but unfortunate. I'm actually laughing at the irony of it/Sam.DFO: I consider this to be a...

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Marmitetoasty: Crimbo Card's En Route 27 

avieboy - if your off on holiday does that mean you wont be around to recieve ya crimbo 'thingie' that is winging its way in the post to your office at Dingleberries, thats IF ITS GOT THRough SECURITY LOL….. but, it should of been there...

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Tubob2: An Inventory Of MIA Hucksters 11 

I am peforming a quick inventory on old HBO commenters I miss who haven't crossed over to the neo-golden age post-modern cyberlarity of the new HBO. Here is my list (and it isn't rank ordered): 1. Stickman - He is the calm quiet in the...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 20, 2008

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Vacation Wild Card No. 1 -- 12/20/08 95 

I'm outta here for 14 days, to endure the snow, to enjoy Christmas, and to spend time with my wife and our three kids who are flying in from Denver and Portland: Junior, Amy Dearest (above with me in Denver this spring), and Lovely Daughter-In-Law...

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