Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 28 posts previously published on July 26th

  • 2018
    • Lost my keys today. The worst part isn’t even losing the keys—that was an annoyance, but took less than two hours to fix—but, silly as it sounds, losing the key ring. I’d had that same key ring for around 25 years, and it was dad’s for years before I got it. Sad to have lost […]
  • 2017
    • It’s Wednesday; must be time to go have a picnic! I think tonight’s musical accompaniment will be country.
  • 2016
    • The A/C is still out at work — it’s 85° in here right now — so Prairie surprised me with an ice cream cone earlier! :D (208/366)
    • A rare (these days) long political rant I’ve been very pleased to have seen the great strides forward in tolerance and acceptance over the course of my lifetime, and I fear that we’re on the precipice of losing much of that progress.
    • Chucks of the day (46/48): black and pink double-layer low tops. I’m still not entirely sold on the double layer style, but liked the black/pink color combo. #converse #chucks
  • 2014
    • Picked up a Batman t-shirt today. When paired with the pajama pants I already had, I look like I dress like a four-year-old. I’m Batman!
    • Me, Prairie, and a goatherd. We decided to visit Leavenworth on a whim.
  • 2011
    • Architectural Psychology in The Shining If you're at all interested in movies, Stanley Kubrick, Kubrick's version of Stephen King's _The Shining_, set design, psychology, or any combination of the above, you really should take twenty minutes to watch both of the following videos.
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
    • End of an Era: No more Weekly World News American Media has decided to suspend publication of Weekly World News, both the print publication and the web site. No reason was given at press time, although reliable sources do tell us that management turned down at least one offer to buy the publication.
  • 2006
  • 2005
    • Dissonance in Liability Got that? If a company makes a product that is inappropriately used to illegally copy a movie, that company is liable. If a company makes a product that is inappropriately used to illegally kill a human, that company is not liable.
    • Profile Pages Tribe has apparently undergone some rather major updates since I was there last, and Yahoo recently introduced their Yahoo 360 service. Amusingly, the two services now offer enough similar features that I've been able to nearly duplicate my profile on each one.
  • 2004
    • 9/11 commission: Everything we knew was wrong But 19 months later, the commission has released a final, unanimous book-length report that, in calling for a overhaul of the way the government collects and shares intelligence, showed that much of what had been common wisdom about the Sept. 11 attacks at the start of the panel's investigation was wrong.
    • Gagging and swallowing Blacks are gagging on the donkey but not yet ready to swallow the elephant.
    • Alan Moore interview There's a stunningly good interview on Salon with Alan Moore, creator of the extremely well-regarded graphic novels 'From Hell' and 'The Watchmen' (unfortunately, I've yet to read any of his work, though I've heard many good things about them). A definite must-read.
    • Power corrupts… There's one particular short conversation in the book that's stuck with me since I read it the first time. At this stage in the book, seventeen year old Julie Katz — only begotten daughter of God, born of the virgin Murray Katz — is having a discussion with Andrew Wyvern — the Devil.
    • And the DNC 2004 begins Due to my current work schedule and lack of television, the majority of my exposure to the 2004 Democratic National Convention is going to be through the news sites and weblogs that I frequent. I did happen to catch the first couple minutes of Gore's speech today during lunch, though, and liked his start. Well written, and he delivered it well, getting laughs from his audience in the right places.
    • Switzerland This rant from Mickey reminded me of something that's been a hallmark of my relationships with many of my friends for years — I'm Switzerland. Neutral, and very happily so, steadfastly refusing to be dragged to one side or another in a debate between two friends.
    • I can function again! Oh my lord — this last weekend was just far too hot for me. Okay, okay, so I moved out of Alaska to get away from the cold weather, and I know I've got some readers of this page who will put me squarely in the 'whine' category for this, but when things push up to 96°, I just stop functioning as well as I should.
  • 2003
    • When You're Evil I found this song by Voltaire on a sampler from Projekt Records. It's a good sampler, but this is easily the best of the bunch.
    • Neverland Neverland is [Damion Dietz] updated take exploring that thesis, with the Lost Boys a group of urban punks, Tinkerbell a single parent, Tiger Lilly a drag queen and Hook a sadomasochistic fury out to destroy all the beauty he envies.
  • 2002
    • …and her head pops off… Indelicately, I reach between her legs and yank out my condom. And her head pops off and confetti flies out.
    • Like watching a car crash We have a new vistor to the porn section. He's been in twice now. Actually, he's been in at least three times, as he is a registered member, but he's only stood out twice. He comes in, goes down to the straight porn section, and whips out a hand mirror. Then he applies makeup for about an hour.
    • No more TIPS House Majority Leader Dick Armey, in his markup of legislation to create a Homeland Security Department, yesterday rejected a national identification card and scrapped a program that would use volunteers in domestic surveillance.
  • 2001
    • New talkback feature I'm experimenting with more 'toys' to play with on my website, and have found a talkback system that seems to fit quite nicely between the limited interactivity of the polls I toss up occasionally and the full messageboard I have running.
    • Cool people and new books Much as I try not to let things get to me, and keep a healthy and happy outlook on whatever's going on in my life, sometimes it's neccesary to let my frustrations fly -- and when I do, it's wonderful to get the occasional 'buck up, kiddo' from people out there.

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