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This is mostly my place to sound off, keep folks apprised of major events (like almost dying and the like ...) I'll try not to be boring, but if I am, so what! Don't read. Feel free to comment. If I friended you it's probably because you said something I found interesting. Feel free to friend me back ... or not. I prefer that you do not post Anonymously, but I'm not going to enforce it. I just figure if you have something to say, especially if it's debateable, you should have the courage of your convictions and identify yourself.
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Jun. 28th, 2010 @ 12:16 am G20
Wtf? Toronto? Looked more like Beijing in the news coverage.
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Reality
Mar. 18th, 2010 @ 01:54 pm Global Warming
Current Location: United States, Minnesota
Current Mood: crushedcrushed
Current Music: R.E.M. -It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
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Uh-oh ... a major impact from global warming that actually affects everyone ... the price of beer is going up !!!
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Dec. 16th, 2009 @ 10:01 pm Cozumel 2
Current Location: cozumel
Current Mood: tiredtired
Day 3

Breakfast, ElCid Combinacion - $16 ( discount card works great)
Got scooters ($180) with ins & tip ...
Went to MEGA and bought essentials ... suncscreen batteries etc ... $77
Drinks and tips $17
Rode over to windward side of island and had lunch grilled garlic shrimp ... $38 w tip
Stopped at a roadside souvenir stand and John bought dick shaped pipe and Cohibas. =$25
(Judi was very friendly)
Ate leftovers and crashed.,
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Dec. 13th, 2009 @ 09:48 pm Cozumel 2
Current Location: detecting...
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: margaritaville
Day2 continues ...
6 Sol $20
Lunch -chicken & shrimp fajitas at La Chopa $40
Lazy day around the resort, swimming hot-tub and soaking up the sun.
Dinner Chicken Veranda & a bottle of wine @ La Veranda waiter obviously thought we were a gay couple.
Tips and cab ... $22
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Dec. 13th, 2009 @ 12:34 pm Cozumel 2
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: Margaritaville
Day 1 - Here we are again ... this time i brought my brother for a week in paradise.
the flight down was upgraded to first class and was great ... except for the hour wait at MSP for the inevitable minor maintenance and de-icing
the connecting flight from CLT was fine too. thegate was all the way across the airport, so it was a bit of a hike, but not too bad..

Ate well... drank better... John got looped & won a free Dolphin swim excursion in a dance contest. way cool.
Total out of pocket expense for the day $200 flight upgrade, $10 beer, $40 dinner, $4 tips.

Day 2 - Free breakfast and a deal on 2 scooters for 3 days (ins not included) in exchange for listening to a timeshare up-sell.
Had to say no ...a lot... updating lj while having a beer. ... more later.
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Apr. 17th, 2009 @ 02:17 pm A Really freakin cool idea ....
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Apparently the pay-as-u-go model has reached an insanely logical conclusion  need a car to go somewhere ?  It's only 19 cents a minute ... check out the site http://www.car2go.com/portal/page/home.faces.

This is only in place in Ulm, Germany at the moment... but smartCar USA is establishing a pilot in Autin Texas.
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Apr. 3rd, 2009 @ 02:42 pm Cozumel pix
Current Location: Cozumel
Current Music: Margaritaville

For those interested the Cozumel pix can be found at http://picasaweb.google.com/elgordo595/MexicoFeb2009
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Apr. 3rd, 2009 @ 02:37 pm Same Sex Marriage - Iowa joins the 21st century
Current Location: work
Current Mood: surprisedsurprised
Current Music: The wedding march ...

Apparently the Iowa supreme court has ruled that the state law banning same sex marrige violates Iowa's Constitution ... www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/03/iowa.same.sex/index.html  ... unanimous even ... who knew? 
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Feb. 2nd, 2009 @ 08:02 pm Cozumel - Day 3
Current Location: Cozumel, Mexico
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Margaritaville
Upgraded room from a studio to a 1 bedroom ... mucho bueno!!  went on a circle tour of the island, snorkling, lunch on the beach, Tequila museum, Mayan ruin and all done from a Dune Buggy. Updated blog.v Dinner at Guido's.  Took 285 pix ... pic posts coming soon ... 
  
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Feb. 2nd, 2009 @ 07:58 pm Cozumel - Day 2
Current Location: Cozumel, Mexico
Current Mood: recumbentrecumbent
Current Music: Dock of the Bay
We (my friend Sarah who came for her big 40!!)  decided to have a mellow resort day .. no cruise ships means no pushy touristas .. everyone played resort bunny ... spent 90 minutes looking at the time share option ... some cool stuff there.  LAzy day not much to report ... pictures coming.
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