Archive for December, 2003

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December 29, 2003

Ursa Died
While we were gone for Christmas and she was in the care of John and Michelle, Ursa developed a tumor about the size of her head around her hind leg. Hamsters are such delicate little creatures that there isn’t much we could do. Right after coming back from California, we took her to an emergency veterinary clinic in town where she was diagnosed. After a few final minutes with her, when she wavered between seeming fine and seeming to be in pain, we had her put to sleep. We miss her terribly.

It’s strange how much a little creature can make an impact in your life.

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December 22, 2003

The World of Tomorrow
Oh my, yes.

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December 22, 2003

Turns out it was just an odd rash of misplaced slashes (/s). I’m not sure how it happened, but several of the blogs I maintain had been misdirecting all of the sudden. Anyway, that’s that. As you were.

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December 22, 2003

Strange Technical Censorship
I wrote a little something about The Return of the King and how I feel like I get picked on when I critique the Lord of the Rings films. For some reason, however, the entry won’t appear, even when Blogger says it has appeared. This entry will hopefully either bump that one into existence or demonstrate that even electrons and information packets are fanatical Peter Jackson fans bent on opposing my point of view. Here goes.

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December 17, 2003

Return of the King
Saw it at a midnight screening last night as part of Fantasy Flight‘s generous Christmas party, and my review will probably not be forthcoming. I feel I get chastized when I critique the Lord of the Rings movies, so I won’t. I am therefore left with little to say other than this: Fellowship is still my favorite by far.

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December 10, 2003

The Mean Average of Beauty
Here’s a curious thing. Take a look at the representation of popular beauty in the last four decades of the twentieth century. It’s art by way of statistics and it’s lovely.

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December 7, 2003

Holiday Proceedings
On the off chance that you are someone who would like to buy me something (and, honestly, if you can see this then you’re welcome to do so) for any reason, you can now make use of my newly working Amazon wish list, at left. Click and shop, consumer!

Plus, today we’re rearranging the apartment pretty significantly.

Noise: The news.