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No Mountains? No Problem!

No Mountains? No Problem!

I’ve been on an extended work trip to southern Mississippi and before I came down I was a little bummed. It is an excellent time of the year for hiking in the Virginia mountains and I am missing it! But a few weekends ago I decided to stop pouting and look around. You know what I found? Mississippi is beautiful in its own right. This place took a hard hit from Katrina but they have done a great job of rebuilding….

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Thanks For Getting Me In Trouble Native Americans!

Thanks For Getting Me In Trouble Native Americans!

This is really a retarded story.  I don’t know why I am telling it.  It’s just been stuck in my head this week because something (I think it might be the below commercial) reminded me of it. I was around 9 or so and in this particular case (there were others) my forbidden item was not quite as destructive as the ones in this commercial.  They were a pair of moccasins, or what my child brain considered to be moccasins.  Pictures might…

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Eye Just Can’t Help Myself

Eye Just Can’t Help Myself

A couple years ago I tore the retina in my left eye.  It’s a whole thing that really doesn’t have a humorous note.  Unless you count the fact that after the surgery I was required to stare at my feet for six weeks and had to sit in one of those massage chairs and drink my beer from a straw because I couldn’t tilt my head back.  I’m counting that. In the year after the initial surgery I had to have…

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642 Things To Write About – 3/642

642 Things To Write About – 3/642

For the backstory on this series of posts see here. You wake up with a nameless feeling of dread in your gut, but you can’t figure out what it is.  Write down everything that could possibly happen during the day that could be something for you to dread. Wow.  Talk about a container full of annelids that’s about to be unlocked (see here for translation).  Going to just totally spitball these off the top of my head: My social awkwardness could…

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National Nothing Day

National Nothing Day

It seems like every morning when I flip on the news as I am getting ready for work, the anchor is telling me it is National Something Day.  This morning I was duly informed that it was National Take Your Daughter and Sons to Work Day.  Well, my daughter and sons live many miles away, are in their 20’s, and have jobs of their own.  So, I don’t think I’ll be observing this one.  However, it got me to thinking. …

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What’s the Over/Under on this contest?

What’s the Over/Under on this contest?

Prepare yourself. This next statement is going to be profound. There are two types of people in this world. Those who roll the toilet paper from the top and those who roll it from the bottom. (There are actually two other types. Those that love the movie Napoleon Dynamite and those that loath it. Where have I heard this before? For now, just pretend there are only two types.) I think my preference is abundantly clear from the following tweet: I’m…

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A WALK, TRIP, STUMBLE IN THE WOODS

A WALK, TRIP, STUMBLE IN THE WOODS

You ever have a story you wanted to tell but were afraid it would hurt the feeling of some of the ones involved? Yea, this is one of those. I’ve wanted to tell this story for a while, but the others involved know about my blog and could potentially read this. I’ve decided to tell it anyway and hope feelings aren’t hurt too much. I will change names to protect the guilty. Except for my dog. He can’t read and…

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642 Things To Write About – 2/642

642 Things To Write About – 2/642

For the backstory on this series of posts see here. Remember something momentous that happened to you. Then write about what happened right before the incident. My culinary skills back then were definitely not up to Chef Ramsay’s standards.  They still aren’t, but significantly better.  I could probably give the local chef at the Golden Corral a run for his money.  Anyway, that night my wife had to work late so I decided to fix dinner.  It was going to…

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More Messing Around With My Go Pro

More Messing Around With My Go Pro

This isn’t a real post.  I went on an overnight hike last month that I briefly mentioned in another post and I brought my Go Pro along.  I made a short edit of some of the video I shot on the hike and thought I would show it to you.  Enjoy!  Or don’t.  Not trying to tell you what to do.

Who Gets Arrested For WUI? That Would Be Me.

Who Gets Arrested For WUI? That Would Be Me.

Recently my friend Christopher Waldrop wrote a post on his blog where he made a funny quip about being pulled over for driving under the influenza.  I told him in the comment section that if he told me that story, I would reciprocate with a story about the time I got arrested for walking under the influence.  Turns out he was just kidding.  I, on the other hand, was not.  So I am going to make him come to my…

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