Ramblings

2004

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Happy Effin Holidays

I just sorta figured that I couldn’t let two major holidays pass without an appropriate ramble, so here I am, post-Christmas, and barely before the cusp of a new year, ready to fill in some gaps.

The title of this ramble comes from a cross-stitch that I did a ...

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Introducing Baby Eli

Kate with Baby Eli

Elias Olin Works with mother Kate.

For the curious, Olin was my maternal Grandpa Wollen’s name, who died a few days before Tony & Kate were married in 2003.

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Sore Nuss

I’ve said on quite a few occasions — after going to the Rec and working out — that I “hurt in places I never knew I had places.” Well yesterday I learned that those places are called Hip Adductors.

There was a new machine at the Rec, two knee pads positioned ...

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Elias Olin Works

Get out the itsaboys!

Elias Olin Works was born this morning. Somewhere around 11 a.m., the twentieth day of December, The Year of our Lord Two Thousand and Four. He’s a big boy — nine pounds, ten ounces; and 21 inches long.

Those are almost completely arbitrary numbers to ...

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End of Semester

I’ve finally wrapped up the last of my finals and am getting to enjoy a weekend where I can be truly productive — productive outside of academia, anyway. The entire city of Manhattan has evacuated, including my roommate Bryan, so if peace & quiet is what I want, I can have ...

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The Warren Buffet Way

Today I’m turning in this comprehensive book report for my Finance 250, Personal Investing and Risk Management class. If you’ve an interest in investing at all and really are less-than-confident in any way about which companies to buy into, this book is a great read. It details the ...

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Don’t Judge Me

I’m looking pretty good. Not dressy — certainly no tie, and my button-up shirt isn’t even tucked in, but I coordinate and this layer thing really works for me. I think that’s what people might find disturbing. People dressed this way don’t normally weild a hubcap as ...

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XA Xmas Banquet

Last night I went to the Chi Alpha Christmas Banquet at the Union. Chi Alpha — XA — is a student Christian organization that Bryan has belonged to for the past 3 years, and whose functions I go to once in a blue moon. Their Xmas banquets (Xmas is probably inappropriate in ...

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Thanks, slacker

I don’t want to give any false impressions by not updating this week: I’m not a slacker. I’ve been a new man this past week, exercising everyday, eating (pretty much) right, doing the dishes, moisturizing. Heh. There’s a secret inspiration for it all, sure, but I ...

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Never Satisfied

If I keep tugging at an oversized shirt, I’m never gonna get it to fit. I’ve got to get a new shirt. Something that fits me.

So the old ‘rothko edition’ is gone. It made it exactly two weeks. It just wasn’t me. It’s hard to ...

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Yay for Veterans

Britnee and Tony watch the Veterans Day Parade

I went home for the first weekend in over a month — that’s a pretty consistent average, I’d say, over the past couple semesters. I’m more picky now, needing some quality, concrete happenings to get me to endure the drive, which is always at its finest this time ...

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Pub Walk with the Coworks

Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day, and because no one gets it off, several of the people I work with decided it’d be the perfect opportunity to go out to Aggieville together and get pissed. I abstained my vote for either Wednesday or Friday, forgetting that 1) I have Wednesday ...

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Just a Little Nervous

Enjoy catching up on my boring college life:

This semester has gone by like a breeze through a treeless forest — effortlessly and eerily silent. I’ve enjoyed most of my classes — I mean, I really think I can use the material I’m learning, for once. I had a semester ...

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Rothko Edition

Here we go.

First thing’s first: You might be wondering what happened to the teal? Well, after 3 weeks of development in a teal world, my skin was always crawling towards something more, well, gray. So at the last minute, I decided to try something else. Fortunately it’s ...

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On Las Vegas

This is not Highway 89

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

No, seriously. I’m not talking. Well, no specifics. Specifics stay in Vegas.

Really, it was a fabulous time. We had three awesome nights of PBR events, with Mike Lee eventually pulling an upset (though only marginally upsetting) on the last day. We ...

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Project Rothko

I’m excited to announce a forthcoming redesign of Worksology.com. It’s only been a week in the making (from idea conception to now), so don’t get all riled up that I’ve been keeping a big secret from you. I’m still a long ways from completely ...

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To Come: Las Vegas

josh at the jackpot

For the past few years, ever since B&W began to sponsor the Professional Bull Riders, I’ve tried to sneak a trip to Las Vegas to watch the PBR World Finals. My parents and James always find the time and they meet famous people (all the cowboys of course ...

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Baseball’s Biggest Game

I contend that tonight’s Yankees v Red Sox game is not even baseball. It’s beyond baseball, something greater and more important. It’s not often that you get this kind of foresight: the notion that this is history. If the Red Sox win tonight — as I think they ...

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On Chicago

me and chicago

This was Tony’s trip to Chicago. In running nearly 400 miles of marathon training, he deserved to do whatever he wanted. Plus, he planned the whole thing — got our plane tickets, arranged the accommodations, and knew when we needed to be somewhere to save time with the million point ...

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I Sold Some Candies

Two important concepts I learned from my finance classes are: 1) Hold investments for the long term, and 2) Consuming now means consuming less later on…

In March of 2000 — over four years ago — I bought a few stocks with some money my parents loaned me. 150 shares of CAND ...

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