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2003

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Works Christmas Letter 2003

It’s Here! The Works Christmas Letter, 2003! Get it before it’s too late!

Relive the last year of each of the Works gang in true holiday style! So slip on your thick-knit holiday sweaters, sip some eggnog with some extra grog, and sit down with the Works Christmas ...

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shifting gears, or planning to anyway

I finished up finals just fine yesterday with my last Stats exam. I only needed a 76.7% to get an A in the class, so that had me a little less stressed than I might have been otherwise, and I think that was a managable grade given my effort ...

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how does this work.

or how well…

this is just a temporary ramble.

i messed around (too much) with some new “features” for the site.

i got tired of that big “year ago” banner taking up the most precious real estate on this website, and so i wanted to change it.

what i’ve ...

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lock out

My Finance final exam was tonight, a toughie that had me stumped straight out of the blocks with question one. Just before I had left the apartment I had looked up the definition of “current yield,” knowing it was different than the regular dividend yield, but when I opened up ...

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Hexic M&Ms

So there’s this game you can play on MSN Messenger called Hexic, where you have to spin little colored jewels in triads to make triads of similar colors and they’ll disappear and the pieces will fall and then eventually in the upper levels they add more colors and ...

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Weekend Fast

I didn’t eat a single thing this weekend. Neither Saturday, nor Sunday. It was a little Pre-Christmas fast to, hopefully, teach me — or remind me, perhaps — how to say “no” to the temptations of the holiday season. It was actually pretty easy. I had no problem with hunger or ...

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Bullshit Contemporary Architecture

Ess sent me the following picture, remarking how it close it looks to my house, and indeed it is pretty right on. It’s like Buck Brown is an architecture caricaturist, though hardly *exaggerating *the angles of our home. Anyway, enjoy.

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What a Sweetheart

In some of my correspondence with my sister, regarding the Works’ Christmas Letter that I’m laying out, she happened to mention this nugget of ooooo and aaaaa:

Nearly every morning Seth asks “Where Josh go?” Then he says “Airplane, Gpajo house?”

Which is plenty enough for me to put ...

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this means war

It snowed last night and Bryan and I have been dormant and sedentery today, opting to spend our afternoon playing card games in our pajamas: War and Speed — and later, a full-fledged game of Trivial Pursuit, 20th Anniversary Edition.

Here’s a few highlights of our gaming:

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the perfect transaction

There never has been so successful a textbook sellback as yesterday when I returned my three textbooks to Varney’s in the Union. I only had three books — a Statistics book I bought three semesters ago when I took Stats I; an Org. Behavior book for the course that was ...

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dusty negatives

There’s these two pages of negatives that have been floating around my desk for the last couple years. Mr. Wilhite at the high school had allowed me to roll some black-and-white film before I headed to Florida to see my baby nephew Seth. When I returned, I developed it ...

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dwindling

I went to Chi Alpha tonight with Bryan because, like they do the last meeting of each Fall semester, they were showing a Christmas movie. In the past there have been some good ones, most notably the muppets movie last year, but this year was Santa Clause 2 — a terrible ...

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wired works

Last night Bryan and I installed a server to our home network with an extra computer we’ve had lying around for a while. We’ve had surprisingly good luck getting everything set up and the benefits are awesome:

As seen in the picture, as projected on the small wall ...

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minimalist christmas

tree

Maybe I’ve taken this minimalism thing too far, as some might say, but I must admit, I get a kick out of lighting up my Christmas tree each evening. After last year’s pain of spiny pick-pick needles in our carpet from December to March, we vowed to ...

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a Florida Thanksgiving

beth and seth in a boat on their lake, a sun sets in the background

I said I’d write more from Florida but here I am back in my usual dent in the couch, finally urging myself to record a bit of my most involved Thanksgiving Break ever — a full-fledged vacation to Florida to visit the family (Beth, Steve and baby Seth — who’s ...

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1 - 2 - 3 - Thanks______

Giving! Yeah, that’s right. Good job, wow.

Yesterday I drove 5.5 hours for an equal amount of time at home, where we were having the Wollen Thanksgiving. There was twice as much food as there needed to be, which I suppose is less of a problem than not ...

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why work, volume one

Random Quotes:

Ohhhh yeah, she’s hot. Wow. She’s a hottie. Yeah. Wow.” And repeat.

And repeat again, every time another girl walks by.

I wouldn’t mind getting a bionic arm, you know, if it was actually superior”

More to come…

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I’m Bloody Ibiza

I lead a desperately boring life.

It’s actually embarassing sometimes, and I generally avoid writing about it, which will explain any recent lags in updating. There’s simply been nothing to write about, a life without content. Sure: I have nearly the same possibilities for making my life more ...

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I said Wiggum…

Last night I started googling for people I spent my time abroad with — my roommate Joshua Gage, other Americans, Ingerlisa Wubbels, Jeff Kelley, etc. I found a ton of pages of poetry by Josh, who I remember mostly just getting drunk night-by-night and writing page and pages in his notebook ...

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