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My guestbook has been getting so much spam lately that I desperately needed to figure out another way to manage it. This is my solution:

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The Problem with Canada

Today, as I’ve finished up all the other “known issues” with the dealer search so far, I turn my attention to locating Canadian Dealers. B&W indeed does have some Canadian dealers who will definitely not want to be left out of the new search. But there are some ...

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This is not going to get technical

I so enjoyed writing about my experience with the new B&W dealer search the other day, that I’ve decided that as long as development continues, I’ll occasionally write about some of the concepts, problems, and issues that come up as I work my way through it. Not ...

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Three Poorly Thought-out Plans

It wasn’t until I was lying in bed last night that I realized I had made three pretty sizable mistakes during the day. Any other day I might have decided that things just weren’t shining my way, and I would have crashed and watched movies for the rest ...

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Marriott Crystal Gateway

Regarding the previous post, I booked my hotel room this weekend at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. I felt so professional, finally, that I went ahead and signed up for the Marriott Rewards program. Maybe that’ll pay off someday.

I’m just so ready to be out ...

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A Little Professional

Things change quickly. Motivation, priorities, confidence, — the way people talk to you. I’m talking about my work here.

Before I dive into this, I’m gonna make a generic disclaimer to my readers — an apology of sorts for maybe not being too specific or overly-forthcoming with details about things ...

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On Skiboarding

Just a quick recap from yesterday before I start raving about my new experience with skiboards (love them!)

Brett & I made it to Denver without much of a story — we stopped into Salina to get some stuff done (that’s where Brett’s from), watched some Seinfeld DVDs en route ...

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Skiboarding Trip

For most of my life I’ve considered snow skiing to be my favorite of all sports. Mostly because it’s the only one I can say I’m any good at and not be stretching the truth in some way. I’m a decent shot, especially from behind the ...

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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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