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One thing about this town, with finals and graduation over, it's become very quiet. Hardly anybody was in the grocery store when I went yesterday morning. The weird thing was that this actually caused more navigational hazards, as people were a lot more likely to leave their cart in the middle of the aisle while they wandered off to look for something. This was very annoying, and more annoying when I realized I was doing it too! I had become one of them!

I watched The Polar Express last night, having never seen it before. Yes, the animation is kind of weird and didn't really work for me. I think it was easier to ignore on a small TV screen I can't see that well because I need new glasses (lousy insurance means I can't get any for another year). There were parts of it I liked, particularly the relationship between the kids and the little girl being the leader, and also the creepy dude/angel living on top of the train. I think I would have liked it a lot better had it been a live action movie.

But the bit where the kids are lost in Santa's deserted polar city, and hearing the recordings of carols in the distance? That was way too much like BioShock for comfort. It really felt like it was about to turn into a horror movie.

It's cooler today (80s yesterday) but we have fog forecast for tomorrow. Hopefully not evil monster fog.

Links from FacePlace:

Hyperbole and a Half: The Year Kenny Loggins Ruined Christmas

Cracked.com: 5 Ridiculous Things You Probably Believe About Islam

Mental Floss: Try, Try Again: Rejection Letters Received by Bestselling Authors

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I read that Cracked article and loved it, and bookmarked it to bust out the next time I run into uninformed prattle about Islam.

I grew up near the University of Arkansas and experienced the ebb and flow of student life.
It's certainly different from non-university towns... I actually miss it.

I LOVE Hyperbole and a Half... I wish I could draw those cartoons well enough to tell my own life story... the stories that she hasn't told already, anyway =)

And since I don't seem to ever be around these days, I'll take advantage of the opportunity to wish you a brilliant new year!!

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