What Was I Thinking in 2003?

Here is the only official archive of my "Thought for the Unspecified Time Period"

Thoughts for
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I am trying to organize my thoughts a little; at least by year. This file was just getting to darn big to deal with.

More to come as I think more.

December 1st
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December 31st

Finals = Busy

November 1st
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November 30th

Imagine, November 1st, and the temperature is over 90°.  What is up with that?  Okay, officially at the airport, we only reached 80.60°, but still, IT IS NOVEMBER!

October 19th
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October 31st

Why do radio stations interrupt "60 minutes of uninterrupted music" to tell you you're listening to 60 minutes of uninterrupted music?

August 19th
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October 19th

Two months of school work; no months of keeping people updated.

August 11th
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August 19th

My great summer vacation, all 10 whole days of it, is right now.

July 1st
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August 11th

So, I am installing WinXP on my computer.  So far it has been a pain in the @$$ to install, but what I've got running, it seems to work nice.  At least, it has solved alot of problems with my unstable system.

June 16th
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June 30th

Read about Alltel, the next company that I am sick and tired of.

June 1st
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June 15th

Important Grammar Rules:

  • Each pronoun agrees with their antecedent.
  • Just between you and I, case is important.
  • Verbs has to agree with their subjects.
  • Watch out for irregular verbs which has crope into our language.
  • Don't use no double negatives.
  • A writer mustn't shift your point of view.
  • When dangling, don't use participles.
  • Join clauses good, like a conjunction should.
  • Don't write a run-on sentence you got to punctuate it.
  • About sentence fragments.
  • In letters themes reports articles and stuff like that we use commas to keep a string of them apart.
  • Don't use commas, which aren't necessary.
  • Its important to use apostrophe's right.
  • Don't abbrev.
  • Check to see if you any words out.
  • In my opinion I think that an author when he is writing shouldn't get into the habit of making use of too many unnecessary words that he does not really need.
  • It is wrong to completely split the infinitive.
  • A preposition is something you shouldn't end a sentence with.
  • Spel carefully and PROO FREAD!
  • Use orthodox spelling thruout.
  • The active voice should be used whenever possible.
  • Don't overuse the exclamation mark!!
  • Don't overuse "legal" phraseology; the aforesaid does not, however, proscribe, foreclose and/or abolish, pro tanto, each and every exception hereinafter described, respectively, in regard to thereto.
  • Hopefully, you will not gross out with colloquialisms.
  • Do not use adverbs unusually.
  • Unless it is not really warranted, try not to put language in anything but positive form.
  • It may seem sort of different than ordinary speech, but irregardless of what you've heard, write according to the rules.
  • Make sure that expressions are as good or better than if they were rearranged.
  • Be careful in using S' in the possessive.
  • Avoiding redundancy means maintaining a clear focus on basic essential fundamentals.
  • Last but not least, lay off clichés.
Yeah, so they've been long and about English lately.

May 15th
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May 31st

Think about these...

  • A bandage is wound around the wound.
  • A farm is used to produce produce.
  • The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
  • We must polish the Polish furniture.
  • He could lead if he would get the lead out.
  • The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
  • Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
  • A bass fish was painted on the head of the bass drum.
  • When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
  • I did not object to the object.
  • The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
  • They were too close to the door to close it.
  • The buck does funny things when the does are present.
  • A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
  • To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
  • The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
  • After a number of injections my jaw got number.
  • Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
  • I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

May 1st
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May 15th

I think I lost a thought in here.  Anybody remember it?  Anybody, help, please

April 1st
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April 30th

Reality TV is as much reality as exotic dancers are dancers.  Or, as Dr. Howards pointed out, at least exotic dancers dance, reality tv is not real and is barely tv.

April 1st
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April 30th

It seems we're fighting this war.  Why?  Because Saddam was a mean dictator who would not let his people express a view, especially if they cricitized the government.  Yet, in the U.S., people who criticize the government about the war are seen as un-American, or worse.  Anybody else see the irony?

March 5th
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March 31st

It's a long one this time about Greyhound Lines, Inc.  Click to read the whole story.
Last Updated 1 April 2003.

March 1st
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March 4th

In December, a huge ice storm hit North Carolina. Thousands lost power. After a week, everyone got power back. On the news, all they were talking about is why people lost power and how to prevent it in the future.
In February, a huge ice storm hit North Carolina. Thousands lost power. After a week, everyone got power back. On the news, all they were talking about is why people lost power and how to prevent it in the future.

January 15th
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March 1st

Why is it that one careless match can cause a thousand-acre forest fire, but an entire box of matches cannot get a simple campfire started?

January 1st
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January 15th

Alltel is the worst ƒµ¢#‡ñ§ telephone company in the world.  I have gotten four bills from them.  Every single one of the bills has been messed up; I have been overcharged for 4 straight months.  Then, their bills are so hard to understand, I think they are trying to hide their incompetence.  It is ridiculous.  If it was at all possible, I would switch to another phone company in a heartbeat.  Well, we'll just have to wait and see what the Better Business Bureau has to say about all of it.  (The BBB already says that Alltel has a "greater than normal" number of complaints concerning billing).