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“If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.

Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.

War is nothing but a continuation of politics by other means.

What this task requires in the way of higher intellectual gifts is a sense of unity and a power of judgement, raised to a marvelous pitch of vision, which easily grasps and dismisses a thousand remote possibilities an ordinary mind would labor to identify, and wear itself out in doing so.

On War by Karl von Clausewitz

October 31, 2006

Halloweening in Ann Arbor

It was no Madicron (Madison), but still managed to have lots of fun. I dressed up as a priest (sorry Adam, had to steal your idea), which turned out to be the best costume I’ve yet adorned on Halloween (which isn’t saying much). It ended up being Erika, Lizzo, myself, Jenny, and Holly going to a friend’s Halloween Party, and then to Live for a few hours after. Of course I took pictures, which are here.


1 Comment October 29, 2006

World Series Recap

Here’s a mini-recap of my trip to Game 1 of the World Series, beginning about three hours before gametime in downtown Detroit.

  • We checked out the Greektown Casino and ended up placing a single bet on a game of Roulette — $30.00 on black (it was red 26).
  • All of the bars had lines around the corner to get in, except for one, Proof. We stayed there for an hour or so and had a couple of pitchers while watching the UMich game. Go Blue!
  • Got some great stuff at the game including a towel, a pin, a shirt, and some other series-related junk.
  • We made friends with some eight-year olds sitting next to us. Actually, we didn’t. They hated Paul.
  • The game was relatively uneventful — the Tigers lost by a lot, but it ended up being a really great experience.
  • We concluded the night at Leopolds in AA with Lizzo, her bf, Paul, Erika, a random friend of Liz’s, and myself. We played some drinking Yahtzee and I lost. Bad.


October 22, 2006

The Good Life?

In lieu of owning a house or being married or having kids like most people my age, I still manage a pretty interesting/fulfilling life (or so I keep telling myself). I submit as evidence my schedule for next few months:

10/21/2006 – Game 1 of the World Series in Detroit, MI
10/28/2006 – Halloween Party
10/29 – 11/3/2006 – Boulder, Colorado
11/3 – 11/4/2006 – Chicago, Il?
11/6 – 11/8 – Cleveland, Ohio
11/10 – 11/12/2006 – Nellis Air Show in Las Vegas, NV
11/20 – 11/24/2006 – Minneapolis, MN?
12/4 – 12/6/2006 – Sioux Falls, SD?
3/2007 – Havana, Cuba? (or Alaska, Europe, or South America)

3 Comments October 20, 2006


I finally got a respectable home theatre setup in place this weekend. From top to bottom, a Viewsonic N3250 HDTV, a Sega Dreamcast, a Super Nintendo, and a DivX-playing DVD player. The TV is also connected to my laptop, for all my gaming and web surfing needs (see image). There’s also the Comcast digital tuner (bottom), for all my HDTV watching needs (The Office and football).

12 Comments October 15, 2006

A First

In softball tonight, I hit the first real home run (over the fence) of my 15+ year baseball/softball career. It came batting lefthanded, against the best team in the league/region. Unfortunately, we lost that game by eight, and the second game of the double header by twenty-eight, so it really was meaningless. Nevertheless, it was 320 feet of pure awesomeness. For me.

1 Comment October 12, 2006


No eating at Subway until they get rid of those annoying commercials featuring Jon ‘I ruined News Radio’ Lovitz.

7 Comments October 11, 2006


A not-too-exciting gallery from my trip to DC this week


October 6, 2006

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