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The Xplorers didn’t just win

They kicked some monster ass last night! They beat the Macon Knights at home 62-26. Nope, I didn’t type that wrong, it was 62-26. Somewhere in the fourth quarter I started feeling sorry for the Knights. Like maybe they should let them do something, have some great play. You know, one fabulous “hail mary” kind of thing. That feeling lasted about 3 seconds. Then I was right back to “Crush em!”

Great game.


Long story short, I was looking for a hat of a turtle to modify for next season’s RiverKings games. I came across Warmest Wishes 2 U, where Randi has done up a ton of different animal inspired hats, including little turtles. So I emailed her, asking if she did custom work, and she said she’d be happy to try. So I sent her a picture of our Sheldon, and explained that as hockey fans we’re nuts and gave her the details about what we are looking for. She said she’d be happy to try. A couple of days later I was getting photos of the new hats. They were perfect! She shipped them and we’re happy as clams. Here’s Hannah wearing hers~

I’m going to put a banner up over on the right, so definitely check out her site. I happy to plug her work, she’s great. And Randi makes lots of different things, so definitely browse around the site!



– Between 18 and 22, a woman is like Africa, half discovered, half wild, naturally beautiful with fertile soil.

– Between 23 and 30, a woman is like America, well developed and open to trade, especially for someone with cash.

– Between 31 and 35, a woman is like India; very hot, relaxed, and convinced of her own beauty.

– Between 36 and 40, a woman is like France, gently aging but still warm and a desirable place to visit.

– Between 41 and 50, a woman is like Great Britain, with a glorious and all conquering past.

– Between 51 and 60, a woman is like Yugoslavia, lost the war and haunted by past mistakes.

– Between 61 and 70, a woman is like Russia, very wide and borders are now un-patrolled.

– After 70, she becomes Tibet. Wildly beautiful, with a mysterious past and the wisdom of the ages…. only those with an adventurous spirit and a thirst for spiritual knowledge visit there.


– Between 1 and 70, a man is like Iraq – ruled by a dick

Props to SW, a proud fellow Texan, for sharing that

Author/Activist Jane Jacobs has passed away

I heard this morning from BoingBoing that the author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities had passed away.

From Canada.com
Celebrated author, urban activist Jane Jacobs dead at age 89
Canadian Press
Published: Tuesday, April 25, 2006

TORONTO — Influential urban thinker and celebrated author Jane Jacobs has died at age 89.

She would have been 90 next week. Jacobs wrote frequently about the dangers of urban sprawl, as well as the car and its impact on modern society.

Former Toronto mayor John Sewell knew the white-haired author well and said he had lunch with her frequently over the past four or five years.

“She was very straightforward, very curious about the world. She was always saying ‘what’s going on?’, ’so what’s the news?’ ‘what have you been doing?’ Just so curious about how things worked. That to me was just a very endearing trait,” he said Tuesday.

Born and raised in the United States, Jacobs and her husband Bob – who died in 1996 – lived in Manhattan for many years.

While there, Jacobs successfully led a fight against a proposed expressway through New York City’s Washington Square

Read the rest here


OK, so I get my local little coupon mailer booklet thing, and I’m flipping through, and I come to this~

What the heck is a “D.U.I. Experience”? Do they teach you to drive drunk? Do they get you drunk then put you in a go-kart? Do you spend the night in a drunktank? I’m DYING to know what this is!!!!!!!!!


Oooh, it’s a thingy that actually put buttons on my FireFox toolbar, and I can click it to save something I’m shopping for, a quote I want to copy, or a photo I want to save. Check it out at Kaboodle.com If you want to add me as a friend, I’m mschris

I even put a banner over on the side so you can see what I’m currently looking at, in case you’re interested where I surf.

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