Local Gas Station


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There is only one gas station in National Park, NJ I mean, we’re a tiny little place, so it’s understandable. It’s not of those 24 hour mega-stations with a market or a restaurant attached. You have to plan to get gas during normal business hours, or you wind up heading out of your way to hit the Lukoil over by 295 which caters to the highway drivers.
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So for the past few months, they’ve had this sign in front of the station. The owner is letting all the patrons know that the increasing gas prices aren’t just him trying to screw us. He’s having just as difficult a time trying to run a business. No one seems to buy anything other than Regular grade anymore, so he doesn’t even waste the time putting the prices up. That sign could just as easily have the first and third lines rewritten and cover alot of the folks throughout the entire petroleum industry that are having their way with us. How’s this one sound “To all citizens, we are being raped by our government and big oil”?

Current Music: Cordelia’s Dad – The Frozen Girl – Comet

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Malcom’s Not So Cute


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Baby Hedgehog Anus

Thinking of you this morning Murray.. Here’s an article with pictures of baby hedgehogs.. I wish had some of you for comparison. Though the image above is one of my favorites.. it might not be a hedgehog on a keyboard, but it might be “avatar-worthy”, if only for the gratuitous anus shot.

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Want to Win a Prize?


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Wtf
If you do, tell me what this says..

I’m asking.. because I have no idea. I wrote this on a sticky note this morning while I was on the phone, and obviously wrote it WAY too fast, because I have no clue WTF it says.

So far, I have…

“After ? ? in ,(?) clean(?)”

I’ve been starting it for 15 minutes. I put it down, I drank some Chai.. I came back.. no better than before… I’m throwing it out… whatever importance it holds is lost to the reality the rest of you live in… I’m sure I’ll figure it out when it bites me in the ass.

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[Personal] The trips are getting less frequent


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Many of you know that Jean’s ([info]ownedbytwins) family is from Massachusetts. We’ve been together now going on 11 years, and we’ve regularly gone back to MA to visit. It’s about a 6 hour trip from where we are, and although tiring, it’s something that can be done in a weekend.

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Current Mood: (depressed) depressed
Current Music: Barleyjuice – Monto – Another Round

[Personal] Family Photos

I realized that I haven’t been posting enough family photos. In the past, we’ve tried dumping out images to Sony Image Station and sharing them that way. Ultimately, we get really far behind and just have too many images to deal with. I’m thinking it might be better to post the best images of events, and catalog them and share them that way. (Go to my blog to see the rest of this post and images) Continue reading [Personal] Family Photos

[On My Mind] Renee C. Byer Won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography


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Compliments of Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection:

2007 Pulitzer Prizes-FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, Works Photographer Renee C. Byer won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for 2007 for a series of 20 photographs that she ran in the Sacramento Bee chronicling Cyndie and Derek Madsen. Cyndie is a single mother of five and the photographs tell the story of her loss of her 10 year old son Derek to cancer.

It’s a troubling, moving and emotional series of photographs that show in the most poignent way how powerful photography can be.

These photographs broke my heart.

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Current Mood: (grateful) grateful

[Personal] Why My Friends are Cool


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My friend Ryan called me on Monday and said he was at the Hamilton Mall and wanted to stop by, as he had something for me.

Turns out, that something was a battery pack for a Xbox 360 wireless controller.

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Current Mood: (touched) touched

[Odd] They do exist!


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Jackbenard

You might not want to believe it, but there is always truth in fiction… Now, granted, this poor bugger has tusks instead of antlers, but the same principal applies:

From BoingBoing:

Video of tusked jackalope
Yesterday I posted
an item about Shopes Papillomavirus, a disease that affects rabbits, giving them the appearance of possessing antlers or tusks. {snip}

Original Boing Boing Article:
http://www.boingboing.net/2007/03/12/origins_of_the_jacka.html

And finally, the original article (yeah linking threads…), which has pictures of antlered Jackalopes!!!
http://ww2.lafayette.edu/~hollidac/jacksforreal.html

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Current Mood: (pleased) pleased
Current Music: Paisley Close – He Moved Through the Fair – All On a Day