You Would Think…

You Would Think…

That it would be easy to blog regularly now that I'm an old married man that has settled into the routine of eat, sleep, work and play. The unfortunate part that I left out of the equation above is the significant quantity of boring that results. No longer do I have the kind of exciting and fascinating life that makes for a blog full of interesting posts. Well, I don't know that I ever had that exciting and fascinating life but I seemed to have far more stuff to write about before. If I were to sum up things in just one phrase it would be HOV lane dog farts. We travel fast and far in the High Occupancy Vehicle lane every day on the morning commute. All of those…
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Smells Like Pine Sol Without all the Fakeness.

Smells Like Pine Sol Without all the Fakeness.

Anyone who has been to Pike Place Market in Seattle knows that it's full of great fruits, vegetables and art and most of it for reasonable or very low prices. While we were there last Wednesday we had to pick up a huge $15 bouquet of dahlias, sun flowers, and a couple other flowers I don't know. They looked great for about 3 days, but at $15, no complaints. On Friday it was time to head the other direction for a weekend getaway up north at Whistler. In two years you'll see some Winter Olympic Events up there. It's a gorgeous getaway and I highly recommend it. We stayed at the Whistler Westin Resort and Spa. It was a beautiful Friday afternoon when we arrived. Our room had a kitchen,…
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I’m afraid of my urine

I’m afraid of my urine

The bar exam is 19 days away and studying is tough, but I'm working on it. Clearly, I'm going to need all the help I can get and in that regard I have been taking ginkgo biloba all summer. Don't ask if it works until after I've gotten my exam results. With the exam closing in I decided it was time to ramp it up and I've added a B-Complex Vitamin to the mix. It purports to help mental and physical energy. These vitamins are friggin huge. Also included (for extra money, I'm certain) is Vitamin C and some more ginkgo biloba. Again, if you want to know how they work check back in September. The B-complex vitamin has had one immediate effect, however, that anyone else who has taken…
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“You Like Music?”

“You Like Music?”

On a sunny morning we headed for Vancouver's first park: Stanley Park. Being the off season it was hard to find anything to eat but in the end, chicken strips at Prospect Point provided the nutrition and calories for the long walk around the seawall. Upon finishing brunch we checked out the view from the point and encountered an overly friendly and cheery man who was trying to make friends with everyone. After a question or two to break the ice his true motives became clear when he asked if we liked music. Would we like to buy his CD? By the time he'd asked if we'd buy his CD we were in a full Monty Python "Run AWAY!" Now if you've been to Stanley Park, you know that Prospect…
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Spring Breaking

Spring Breaking

Yeah, that's right. It's spring break, folks. I just got back to hitting the blogging hard and it's already time for another vacation. Just kidding, but I am going away for break. I'm flying where all the cool kids go for spring break: Canada. Who needs white sand beaches and bikini clad undergrads with absolutely no class or self-restraint. Who am I kidding, apart from the temperature, Canada is no different. It's really the last undiscovered spring break destination so I'm going to be ahead of the curve and go before the beaches fill up. Hey, when the so-called "Global Climate Change" melts the ice caps and the penguins and polar bears give up their firm control of Canada everybody's going to want to move there. At least our commander-in-chief…
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In Between Episodes of Girlicious

In Between Episodes of Girlicious

Greetings from Canadia! If you remember my last trip, my flights took a total of 16 hours. A different airline and one less connection put me in the air for less than a third of that time. Unfortunately I didn't make any single serving friends at all. I had a middle seat on my first flight and the woman by the window had earbuds in her ears before I even got to my seat and the large man who sat on the aisle was absorbed in his newspaper. The crackberry-woman sharing the row with me on the next flight was focused on her beauty sleep. I have no similar concerns. My connection through Denver left me in awe of their lack of fast greasy breakfast food. I actually bought my…
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Where’s My Aloe Vera Slime?

Where’s My Aloe Vera Slime?

Ah, another beautiful day in Vancouver. The fair weather permitted more outdoor activity so the VanDusen Botanical Garden post will remain in reserve. After some deliberation we decided to spend the nice day walking the seawall at Stanley Park, one of the world's greatest parks. Taking the sweet new ride through town, we spotted one of the rare Canadian black eagles feeding in his natural habitat. The seawall is 5.5 miles long, and we walked all of it. That's a long walk and somebody, I'm not going to name names, is a bit sore tonight. Marnie says she's sore too. Most of you probably thought that I was making a lame joke when I said Canada was the last undiscovered spring break destination. I kid not, as I slathered up…
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Driving day

Driving day

Sometimes advertising is way too effective and when I heard an add for a certain Mexican Grill that does outstanding burritos last Friday, I had to have one. It didn't matter that I was out of gas and all the way across town - I stopped and filled up my tank and headed for the freeway. I merged onto the 4 lanes of traffic (yes, we actually have roads that big here) and worked my way over to the left. With one lane remaining to my left and two to my right I noticed a white Honda with drug-dealer-black tinted windows come up on my left and begin to pass me. Then he slowed down. Then he sped up, and back down again. You get the idea - annoying. The…
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A Full Recovery is at Hand

A Full Recovery is at Hand

That's right, late last week the tide turned and I immediately noticed the difference. While sitting in class at 11:30 AM the Hoover Dam of snot broke free and really started flowing. The 5 kleenexes I had taken to class were pushed beyond capacity as I was forced to blow a kleenex full every two minutes for the remaining twenty minutes of class. Yes, Ewww is right. Cautious not to blazon my return to good health I held off on posting this until now. Since Thursday my cough has gone from a deep, room clearing rumble to virtually non-existent. My ears have since stopped popping so I can hear again, and despite murdering a couple boxes of kleenex, my sinuses remain relatively clear. Two weeks of that was more than…
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Notes From A Dentist Visit

Notes From A Dentist Visit

1. Two years and eleven months may be too long in between visits. 2. When your dental hygienist tells you where it's going to hurt and recommends ibuprofen, it's bad. 3. When a cleaning takes an hour and it is more of an archeological dig to find your teeth, it's bad. 4. If your blood covers so much of the bib on your chest that you're not sure what it's original color was, that's bad. 5. At the conclusion of your visit and your dental hygienist is rehashing how bad it was, things like "some of the tarter was black, so it's been in there for a long time," aren't good news. 6. When your Canadian girlfriend who likes to go to the dentist on a monthly basis reads this,…
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