So... I know I've been mostly absent... I saw Amy's comment in RB and I just want to assure her that it is not her fault I quit RB :P. It's nobody's fault. I just am not social by nature and I'm on a mission of removing all sources of anxiety from life... It's not exactly working, I'm always going to be anxious about something I guess...

Nothing's going on, nothing to talk about, and it always amazes me looking back that I actually *have* said things here in the past because what in the world is there to talk about? The only new thing is that we've begun renting The OC from Netflix. I'm always somewhat reluctant to talk about my TV preferences since I think it may totally destroy any image anyone may have of my being an intellectual :-) but hey... I like the show... so does Darrell... even if it is billed as a "prime-time soap". Seth Cohen is the coolest.

Seven Replies to Hello

Amy Austin | December 2, 2008
Good. Glad to know I'm not guilty! And there's nothing wrong with a little guilty pleasure, either. ;-) (But I hope you'll put us back on your list of those... is it truly that anxiety-inducing???)

Tony Peters | December 2, 2008
Hey I have all 7 seasons of Buffy on DVD

Jackie Mason | December 3, 2008
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Scott Hardie | December 3, 2008
Well, when you decide to let some anxiety back into your life, I hope we're your method of choice. :-) I miss you, old friend.

Enjoy the show. We're working through Star Trek: Deep Space Nine at home and Commander in Chief every two weeks with my mom, so we're not exactly hip either.

Steve West | December 3, 2008
The charming one! Good to hear from you. Brenda and I are enjoying Quantum Leap.

Aaron Shurtleff | December 3, 2008
Hi! Good to hear you are well! If nothing else, the occasional update on how you're doing will be nice. Obviously, the more the better, but we'll take what we can get!

I'm being convinced to see Dexter, but I still don't know about that, yet... Hoping my wife got me House Season 2 and/or 3 when they were at Target for $24.99 each on Black Friday, but who knows...

Denise Sawicki | December 4, 2008
I only have 2 seasons of Buffy, 5 and 6... chosen largely because of my ridiculous "thing" for Spike... Anyway Buffy probably counts as geek and therefore "chic" but The O.C. ? Not really :) Probably more perceived as a show for jocks and cheerleaders but I don't perceive it that way, at least the parts I have watched so far. (Not that there's anything wrong with being a jock or a cheerleader, I'd just prefer to identify with geeks :P )

Prayer for the Paranoid

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OK, I've read the reviews saying Torchwood is a terrible show that is nothing but gratuitous sex and violence but I gotta say I kind of disagree and kind of like it. Thanks to our public library for stocking such a non-educational program :P. Buffy fans particularly seem to despise this program but what the heck, I like both... Go »

The Two Towers

So last week Darrell's friend Mike discovered on Wikipedia that Galesburg, North Dakota, a town near where Darrell and Darrin grew up and where they often hung out at the cafe, actually has the third tallest structure in the world. I find the photo on the wikipedia page rather amusing, by the way, due to its unusual dimensions. Upon discovering this, Mike, Darrell, and Darrin immediately drove out to pay the tower a visit. Go »


So, is my new picture OK? Too weird of an angle? I think it is a better likeness than the old one because I look kind of worried and I'm hiding in a hood :P. Go »


Over the weekend we went to Mills Fleet Farm to pick up the specific present my dad wanted for his birthday. I doubt you have the Fleet Farm in the more "civilized" parts of the world but it is a bit like a Walmart with the addition of things like calf medicine, saddles, fence posts, and a huge amount of hardware, machinery, building supplies, etc. I mostly stick to the more Walmart-like areas of the store, except for that one time when I built a fence :). Go »

Long long break

Well I think I have to devote all my game energy to D&D for a long time because it's terribly complicated and not think about Rock Block at all for a while... Sorry I felt the need to check the card exchange anyhow... I hope when I traded a couple cards lately that people were satisfied with the outcome... Go »

stupid water

I guess I'm just not cut out for dealing with anything the slightest bit stressful. Well, I already knew that. So we had our all-time record flood and it has dropped almost 6 feet since then but now they are saying there is going to be a second crest of the river even higher than the first sometime in April. Go »

Happy anniversary!

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