Military Strategy

Sat 04 October 2014

Bill O'Reilly recently revealed his somewhat dubious strategy to defeat ISIL in the Middle East.

If the window for suggesting US military and foreign policy hasn't closed yet, I have a novel approach involving an airborne unit composed of several battalions of sleep deprived two and a half year olds.

ISIL will be defeated within 48 hours.

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Garage Sale Followup

Tue 16 September 2014

The garage sale was a surprising success. We didn't make a ton of money (we didn't plan to) but we did get people to take away a whole bunch of junk. Erin's sales tactics were top notch. She sold things I didn't think we had a ...

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Garage Sale

Fri 12 September 2014

We're having a garage sale on Saturday. Actually, most of the town probably is. We have some old video games, movies, lawn mowers, furniture... lots of stuff. We've never done this before, and I have no idea if anyone is going to buy anything.

Something tells me there ...

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Picnic Table Update

Mon 08 September 2014

This past weekend, as planned, I sanded and stained the new picnic table. I bought a (unfortunately flimsy) 3M hand sander, but as best I can tell it did the job OK. I couldn't justify the cost of a power sander for such a small project, but maybe if ...

Category: news Tagged: outdoors

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Picnic Table

Fri 05 September 2014

Last weekend saw the completion of the construction of a picnic table. Surprisingly, it was not a cheap thing to build. You may, in fact, be able to buy a picnic table for less than I spent on materials. That said, it is built like a tank, and should last ...

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Trip to Vermont

Sun 31 August 2014

Dean and Mike recently went on a trip to Vermont to visit Grandma, Grandpa, Bob, and Tim, who were also visiting at the same time.

Vermont Panorama

Category: news Tagged: vermont travel

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I couldn't help it...

Wed 24 November 2004

Keep Your Fork

So here's the plan as I am formulating it in my ... brain:

  • I leave Albany around 7 (ugh) or 8am on Thursday
  • Given that little blue is a fragile old car, I should take it easy, making the trip take roughly 4 hours.
  • So that puts me in Bellmore ...

Category: news Tagged: archive holiday

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Another good reason to be thankful

Tue 23 November 2004

Hey all,

I am looking forward to our Thanksgiving dinner and everyone visiting. Mike, I have a special treat for you in the carbonated beverage department. Maybe you can guess? Bob and Tim, there will be extra pie for you if you are not working Thanksgiving. Debbie, sweetie, I will ...

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Tue 23 November 2004

Hey, Mike,

Have you figured out when you're coming home? It's supposed to be raining all day Wednesday, so why don't you wait until Thursday morning. Let me know what you've decided. I'm going to try to hold off company until around 4 PM if ...

Category: news Tagged: archive holidays

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