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“Case-Closed Pizza”

The Mentalist has to be one of the greatest shows on TV today; I love it! Last night’s episode, Red Scare, ended with Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) treating the rest of the team to “Case-Closed Pizza”; I just thought that was pretty funny. The characters from most of the other detective […]

Feeding Frenzy at Ewe-Pullet!

( Cars! andFun! andThe World )

Yesterday was Harvest Days at the local self-serve parts yard known as Nordstrom’s Ewe-Pullet (yeah, I know, corny), and it was downright crazy. I had heard about their Harvest Days deal a while back, and had held off going there because of the deal… Fill a wheelbarrow with as much as you like/need, and it’s […]

Here we go again…

Just when you thought the economy might just be back on the upswing, a story like this pops up… Denise Tejada bought a house last month at the age of 20, thanks in large part to a loan guaranteed by the Federal Housing Authority… … Without question, Tejada’s loan is toxic — to her and […]

The Church Feminine

Had a slightly disorienting experience last weekend… Emily was up for an award at Augie, so we went to the Viking Days Chapel Service on Sunday morning, held in the Elmen Center. During the service, the only male involved in the service was Rob Oliver, the college president, who opened the service with a brief […]

The Nobel Peace Prize? Seriously?

Guess this makes it official; Barack Hussein Obama (mmmm, mmmm, mmmm!) being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize means that the Nobel Peace Prize means absolutely dick. i.e. Zip. Zero. Nada. Nothing. It was bad enough when the prize was awarded to Al Gore, who at that time was singularly undeserving of such an award, but […]

BMWotD — The Near Miss

Remember that BMW I wrote about bringing home last week? (The one that I still haven’t taken photos of?) Well, I almost wrecked it last night, and I wasn’t even in it. One of the problems with the car (that the seller somehow failed to mention in his ad and in all the conversations we […]

BMWotD — 1988 735i. Mine!

Well, I did it again. Bought another cheap BMW from some guy on Craigslist. I think I did alright on this one though… It’s in need of some help, but nowhere near the laundry list of projects my ’84 528e came with. And my negotiation skilz must be a bit better than The Chicago Olympics […]