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Doing good deeds

Growing up in the small town of Humboldt, KS, there was this little welding shop. It was just a two-man operation, there in the late 80s, building trailer hitches for ranchers and farmers. The hitch they made was something different, the first real innovation in that industry. Over the past ...

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On Austin Cuisine

We’ve been eating sooooo good here in Austin.

On Sunday, for lunch, we ate at a little South American restaurant, Dona Emilias, just across the street from our hotel, where they were serving a Sunday brunch. Amazing. Best meal ever. Stewed pulled pork. Some crazy rice thing. Lox. Sausages ...

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On Four Seasons

Besides the expected niceties of the Four Seasons Hotel, like superior customer service, luxurious bathrobes & linens, and a classic, cozy decor, there are a few things I never expected. First of all, they clean our room twice each day: once in the morning to do the standard room-reset, but also ...

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On Austin, part 1

Smooth arrival in Austin. First impressions (i.e., the cabbie ride from the airport to the hotel) suggests that people here eat a lot of tacos and have a lot of car problems. Every block along the highway into town had an automotive shop of some kind, a used car ...

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On to Austin

Tomorrow morning, Jessa & I are on our way to Austin Texas for a week of everything-geek at the SXSW Interactive festival. It’s our opportunity to brush shoulders with some of the web’s most recognizable celwebrities. Oh, and our state’s very own.

It’s a godsend that both ...

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We Are In Motion

We are in motion, and no day illustrates that better than today. We’re leaving for Las Vegas today. We did it the same time last year, and for the same reasons. But last night was not a normal night of anxiety over whether I packed all the right things ...

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A Difficult Birth

Astride this terrible gap in my most recent web development project, aka Project Rework, where my website will slowly go from looking like total crap to something more beautiful, I’m pretty much (exactly) absent from blogging.

But today I decided it was about time that I put some notables ...

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Introducing… Ashlynn Works

Ashlynn Denesse Works was born this weekend, somewhere around 7 p.m., the tenth day of June, The Year of our Lord Two Thousand and Five. She’s a precious little bundle — seven pounds, five ounces; and 20.5 inches long. Such a sweetheart.

Ashlynn with proud sis Britnee

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Savannah Vacation

Today Jessa & I are taking a vacation. We’re leaving this afternoon (though later than I’d hoped) towards our first stop in St. Louis. Because Savannah, our ultimate destination, is so far away (on the ocean!), we’re really not going to have time to do as much of ...

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Finally.

I really don’t want to try to say anything profound to sum up my college experience cos I’m really not good at that sort of thing. I’d rather just sit here and wax nostalgically about Ireland and the dorms and commuting 2 hours each weekend to visit ...

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Almost, almost.

Tonight I’m neglecting studying for the “last time.” (quotes are due to Tony’s insistence that I never say I’m done with school — least not at 24). Oh my god, I’m 24. And I’m done with school.

Well almost: tomorrow’s my final final exam and ...

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This, fellow and forthcoming students, is how college is done

Today is the Wednesday before dead week — my last dead week ever. And with tonight’s efforts, I’m aiming to make it as dead as possible. Indeed, my entire semester has genuinely been a dead semester and I really haven’t pushed much effort into my scholastic responsibilities. I ...

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Makings of a Disaster

Tonight I have one of the most intimidating exams of my college career. I’m surprisingly relaxed. Here’s the deal:

It’s for a class called “The Application of the Theory of Constraints” and tonight’s test represents the ONLY exam we’ll have in the class all semester ...

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How to Draw a Bunny

ray johnson bunny

The girl and I watched a remarkable documentary last night about a remarkable artist named Ray Johnson, who neither of us (despite her being an Art degree grad) had ever heard of. Rather disappointing, actually, because he seems to be one of the more profound, influential, and PRESENT pop artists ...

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Introducing…

It’s April 7th, and I’m finally feeling a breeze of fresh air in my life. My “deadlines” at work were all last Friday, April 1st, and they were met, more or less, as expected. There’s still an unbelievable amount of work to be done, and there’s ...

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Things That May or May Not Have Happened in Ft Worth

So last weekend — or was it two weekend ago?? — hell, this time thing kinda sucks. No time, no time! There’s never any time! Anyway, oh yeah, so two weekends ago my brother James and I saddled up in my Passat (sans one hubcap) and tooled on down to Fort ...

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Hello, I’m still alive.

Hello, everyone. Sorry for the extended vacation. As you can probably guess, I’m so-called busy. But to top that off, I’m also a wee bit sick… you know, one of those little cold things I always seem to have. Ugh.

I just spent this past weekend in Fort ...

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A Juggling Act

Life is rather hectic here, now. The fact that I say I hate school on a regular basis (hourly regular) just points to how much I really do like working. Because, as many of you know, I really really DO enjoy school. I’ve never had a problem with learning ...

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New Living Room

I promise to recap my business trip to Washington D.C. later this week, but to not go another day without a post, I figured I’d share a little spring cleaning project that Bryan and I did last weekend. For the 28 months that we’ve lived in our ...

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Prelated Birthday

I’m just going to assume “prelated” is a word. Whatever. This weekend I went to Kansas City to do some shopping, see my newest nephew, and celebrate my birthday with my family.

Mom & Dad came up with my car, which had been at home ever since I came back ...

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