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The Long Drive

Posted in Other by Toad Thursday July 29, 2004 at 15:18

Well, we made it back to Longview. I’m sitting here on the floor of our new apartment–which I might add, is outstanding–typing on my computer which is sitting on the floor. We have some stuff to buy. ­čśë

So, we got here. It took us two nights and three days of driving. Unfortunately, I didn’t space out the driving quite right, and we wound up driving THIRTEEN hours yesterday. Not too bad for me, but Mollie wasn’t exactly thrilled. Oh well, though, all’s well that ends well, right?

The apartment is a great 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment, with a living room and dining area, and a kitchen set off by a bar. The unit totals 715 sqft, making it larger than the houses of more than one friend of mine, and even undecorated and unfurnished, it still looks cool.

The biggest bummer is how long it is might take the rest of our stuff to get here. We have 31 boxes coming in a truck which will arrive 1 to 16 days from today, and talking to the people they really can’t be more specific. That means things like our microwave, cookware, silverware, plates, half of Mollie’s clothes, and a whole bunch of gifts we haven’t even opened yet are still on their way, leaving us with a few weeks (maybe) to eat out of an oven.

But hey, we’re married, and we have a place to live.

wOOt!

Reentry

Posted in Articles by Ziggy Thursday July 29, 2004 at 14:41

Thinking is like orbital re-entry.
Just hang with me on this one…When a spacecraft re-enters the atmosphere, it has to dissipate a great amount of inertial energy so that it doesn’t hit the ground like a meteor. Using air resistance, a spacecraft can slow itself enough for conventionaláparachutesáto be of use, but the atmosphere comes with its own challenges. (more…)

Best Wishes!

Posted in Other by Ziggy Saturday July 17, 2004 at 23:00

Best wishes to Andy and Mollie on their honeymoon! May they have a truly blessed life together!

En Memoriam of Bachelorhood

Posted in Other by Toad Saturday July 17, 2004 at 00:31

Actually, I’m really quite excited (as could be guessed) that I am losing my bachelorhood tomorrow. In fact, I’m ecstatic. But still, since I’ll be out for a few weeks, I thought I’d toss up a post to remind you all that I’m getting married later today. For those of you in Longview, I’ll see you in a few weeks, and for those of you not, I won’t, but it doesn’t matter, ’cause I’ll be married!!

Ugh

Posted in Other by Aranoth Thursday July 15, 2004 at 08:59

So, I woke up today and realized something. Come this evening, I’m going to be spending SIX HOURS stuck on an airplane, and I have nothing to do. Joy. Also, as of this point, I have not even begun packing, even though I leave for the airport in a few hours. All this to be in Toad’s wedding.

With that, I’ll head out to actually put some things in bags or something. Yeah, if I think it’s progress it is. Or something.

Oh yeah, not all my ramblings will be this inane, I promise.

Small Changes

Posted in Other by Toad Friday July 9, 2004 at 03:50

I was feeling in a code-y mood, so I added a few ittle bits of functionality. You can now link to posts by an author both on the side bar and by clicking the author’s name in their posts.

Puns

Posted in Articles by Ziggy Thursday July 8, 2004 at 10:18

How to make a killer pun (who dies depends on how you tell it)

Dissolution: Think of a fairly common word (compound words work well) and break it up in an unusual way.
carpet… car pet!

Formulation: Compose a set of hints which lead to the pun, but don’t give it away.
What’s the best way to stroke a car?

Delivery: State the question, wait for the growing dread and then confirm their suspicions by dropping the punch line like a lead ingot.
“So, what’s the best way to stroke a car?” (mutterings and growing unrest) “Use car-pet!” (outbreak of disgusted groans and possible violence)

Resultsmayvary, useonlyasdirected, sideeffectsmayincludebruisingandbattering, lackoffriends, rejection, insomnia, injury, anddeath. Punsarenotforeveryone, seeyourdoctorfordetails.

New Author, take 2!

Posted in Other by Toad Sunday July 4, 2004 at 21:09

That’s right, we have yet one more contributor. Aranoth has joined the ranks, an addition that I think will about round out the ranks of the Isqua Istari.

Celebrating 1 Month of Bloghood

Posted in Other by Toad Thursday July 1, 2004 at 09:21

That’s right, this blog has been around for a month today. But actuually, the reason I care enough to put up a post is because today is the first day of July, which means that in only 16 days, I will be a married man! Later this month I will marry my fiancee Mollie and we will move out to Longview, Texas to finish my last year of school.

Don’t forget people, 16 days! Start your countdowns now!

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