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Crawford, Texas -- A tragic fire this morning destroyed the personal library of President George W. Bush. The fire began in the presidential bathroom where both of the books were kept. A presidential spokesman said the president was devastated, as he had finished joining all the dots in the first book, and had almost finished colouring in the second one.


Ugh, I am man!

In my ever-reaching quest to broaden my experience, today I changed the battery in my car. I feel so manly! Ok, so it wasn't that hard, but I did get my hands nice and dirty and my car started right up after I put in the battery!


Turns out the battery wasn't the problem. The battery light was still on after I turned it on, so I thought maybe the car just needed to charge it up a little... left it running for five minutes and no luck. I brought it to my uncle's shop and asked the other mechanic, Mike, what the problem would be... he says it's probably the alternator. Great. The shop was busy today, so I brought it to a place across the street and they said they could get it done before I go to work this afternoon... thank goodness.

Oh well, the battery needed to be replaced anyways... damn car.

Much over-due announcement...

Meg and I are going to Denver in September. That's not the announcement. The announcement is this: Meg and I are going to Denver in September to see The Dave Matthews Band... at Red Rocks! Here's photographic proof:

Yep! I can't wait! We're making the entire trip a vacation, so we're going to drive all the way there and back. On the way, we'll take I-90 across to Wyoming, then turn south and head to Denver. Along the way we'll stay at Great River Bluffs State Park in Minnesota (Location [maps.google.com]), then Minneopa State Park, (Location [maps.google.com])again in Minnesota (because we're going to the Mall of America [mallofamerica.com] that day). From there we head on to the great state of South Dakota with Badlands National Park (Location [maps.google.com]), Mount Rushmore and the Kicking Horse Memorial. Next we'll make it to Wyoming and camp at Glendo State Park one night (Location [maps.google.com]) and then make the drive to Denver.

On the way back we're going to go non-stop because Meg has to be back at school... This [maps.google.com] is an approximation of the route. So, that's the plan... it's almost a month until we leave, so things may change. I can't wait!