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Grammar lesson #1.

(Note that's grammar, not grammer).

your vs. you're

you're - contraction for "you are". I.e., "You're going to the show tonight, right?" instead of "You are going..."

your - possessive form of "you". I.e., "how fast is your computer?" You own the computer.

More to come.

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I'm sure most people have gone out to eat and gotten something not the way they ordered it. Ie, with cheese when they didn't want cheese, overdone, etc. Well, last night, we went out to eat and sure enough, my burger was VERY overdone (medium-rare does not mean "piece of charcoal"). Ok, not a huge deal, they'll make another one. A few minutes later the waitress comes out and says "oh, I'm really sorry about this, it will be on the house."

Ok, so about 15 minutes later another burger comes out. Apparently the cook actually made another one which he or she thought might be overdone, so they made another. Hence the wait. Well, this one was still overdone, but it at least had a little flavor and juice. Plus they brought the wrong kind of fries. Oh well. Ate most of that and then waited for the check. Here's the real kicker - on the check there are TWO burgers listed, with a credit for one of them.

Yes, that's right. Apparently "on the house" really means "we won't charge you for the second burger, which we shouldn't have had to bring in the first place."

We thought about fighting it, but it was already close to 10:30 at night, and neither of us really wanted to sit around there any longer.

I think that was all a lesson to just go to BW-3's next time.

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People need to realize that their bodies are more important than their jobs. If someone is really sick, they should rest. NOT go in to work where they really don't have anything important to do anyway. Bases can be touched over the phone. Everything else can wait. Body first. THEN job. Not the other way around.

In other news...well, there isn't much other news. I'm just cold. That's about it. Damn blogger.

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Not a very exciting Xmas, but I did get a couple of really cool things. The MiniDisc recorder is turning out to be very nice - 160 minutes on one disc with little loss of quality. Just program the CD player and let it rip - the track marks go right where they should. Nice.

Also, my Amy went way overboard and decided to get me a new car stereo. She shouldn't have, but I do love it. Now I can play CDs in the car with ease.

I'm doing ok, but Amy is sick again (second time in a week), and my mom's aunt is in the hospital not doing good. I hope they both get better soon.

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Well, the weekend ended up much better than it started. Although, I was sick much of Saturday - we ended up leaving the Pat show at halftime, as I felt like crap. Don't think I've ever done that before. Luckily I felt much better by Sunday morning.

Ok, so Amy is too good to me. Or maybe she just has too much money to spend. Or both...

More often than not the kind of person someone becomes is heavily influenced by their parents. Ie., even if you don't like it, you usually end up being a lot like your parents in some ways. Every now and then, though, you meet someone and their parents and think "where the HELL did they come from?"

I need to put grammar lessons on my website.

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Well, one more semester down. Not my best, but not my worst either. School would be lot nicer if you didn't have to worry about grades and such.

So, this weekend hasn't been much fun so far. If it's not one thing, it's another. I like being home, but it can just be a pain sometimes.

Wow, doesn't seem like it can be 3 days till Xmas.

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For essentially having two days off, I haven't done much. Well...I've done stuff, just not much productive stuff. Oh well...this time tomorrow I'll be seeing Pat. Go me.

I need to get things packed. Somebody come and pack for me.

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Ok, three finals down. Having a final at 8:15 in the morning is not fun, but at least this one was not too stressful. Now I get to rest a day and then deal with one more.

So, I know somebody out there is just dying to get rid of, say, a Pentium 450 or something and send it my way. Getting used computers is fun, but it doesn't help much when the motherboards don't work. And, yes, I'm still a Mac guy. I just like to play with PCs because, well, they are computers.

I really hope I don't get sick. Really. No, really. I don't think my chances are very good, though. Hmm...I should have some OJ.

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This is not good. Now I'm part of another blog. Hmm.

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One more final down. Two down, two to go. Next one in just over 12 hours. Blargh. At least the two hard/important ones are out of the way.

Fortunately my other half "saw the light" and decided to stay home tonight. I'm happy. And relieved. Staying out late while sick isn't a good idea. Good for her.

So, what do you think of the new layout/blog/etc? E-mail me and tell me.

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Stubborn. Dumb. Same difference.

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Why do friends have to be so dumb sometimes?

Wouldn't you think if you were very very sick it would be a *bad* idea to go to a movie at midnight? Sorry, but "I really want to see it" doesn't work with me. STAY HOME AND SLEEP. least I got this thing pretty much set up how I want it. Archives work. Go me.

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Ok, it looks like for the most part I've got this blog thing working. Kind of cool, actually. No more updates by hand. I'm sure I'll be refining things in the future (I've already got several ideas), but this is a start, anyway.

Things are going fairly well here. Finals kind of suck (no, finals DO suck), but I think I'll survive. Despite what I said a few weeks ago, my personal life has taken a turn for the better lately. Things were just a bit confusing at first. I think that has passed. Which is good. My main problem now is just getting things done. And preventing showing up on her roommate's blog.

So, I think that's all for now. I'll keep working on refining this thing. As a plus (I guess), I think I'll have more motivation to update. We'll see.

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Ok, right now this is on, but hopefully I'll have it over on my own server sooner than later. It would be nice to replace the ".plan" area.

More later...

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DOB 2/16/79. I'm a web developer at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. I like lots of old music, including The Who. I spend a lot of time working with computers. And my favorite TV show (when I actually decide to watch TV, that is), obviously, is The Simpsons.

In May 2002 I officially graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in computer science. In 1997 (man that seems like a long time ago) I graduated from Washington Park HS. Yes, I know, that site isn't very impressive, and no, I haven't touched it for several years.

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One of the best experiences I have ever had was on a trip called Western Field Studies. This is a 33 day adventure throughout the western United States. Students travel on a school bus to national parks, monuments, forests, and places of historical interest and camp out (in tents or under the stars). I was a part of trip 25, which took place in the summer of 1996. A first for WFS was we took along a laptop computer and kept up a web site. That link will take you to the 1996 site, where there is a link to the current site.