June 11th, 2004

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Aw man!

I just got spam from "Barry Goldwater." Subject line: "The only officially authorized Ronald Reagan commemorative coin benefits the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation."

*shakes head*
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School Punishment

Poll #306473 Punishment

Today's story about the teacher washing a kid's mouth of with soap brought me back to all the (thankfully soapless) punishments I received, almost all of them in grade school. And out of morbid curiousity, I'm curious what other people out there experienced. If you like, a poll. (Note this is only based on punishment in school, not at home or elsewhere. Also, I'm not counting corrective actions like parent conference, counseling or other things which are not punishment but aimed to improve things.)

I never got punished.
1(5.6%)
I was sent to the corner.
0(0.0%)
I was sent to the hallway.
1(5.6%)
I was sent to the principal office.
0(0.0%)
I was kept in from recess.
0(0.0%)
I had to copy the dictionary.
0(0.0%)
I had to write
1(5.6%)
I had to copy out a
0(0.0%)
I had my mouth taped shut.
0(0.0%)
I had to wear a stupid sign.
0(0.0%)
I had my name written on the blackboard or other list of kids who'd
0(0.0%)
I endured some other special punishment.
0(0.0%)


P.S. The poll has some booboos. For example, it's supposed to "I had to copy out student pledge" and "I had to write 'I will no ____' 100+ times" -- but the quotes threw it off. Also, I forgot to mention detention, but then detention is the one punishment I never got!
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Blech!

Imagine if Excel didn't have an Insert Row or Insert Column function, and every time you had to add a new row or column, you had to copy the information from one row or column to another, shifting over until there was an empty space. Imagine this, and you'll know what kind of FUN work I'm doing right now putting together this online visual preference survey. Pretty sh*tty if you do like 55 questions and then realize you forgot 2 in the middle. This is all done in a CGI program where you have to get them in order and you can't insert. Ughhh.
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Beautiful Albany

I've been saying for around 4-5 years now how I keep thinking of moving to Albany, NY. Absolutely lovely, underrated city with beautiful homes at astonishingly low prices. My dream is to pull up stakes here (relatively easy since I have a portable job) and buy a 4-5 story apartment building or townhouse (which can be bought for the price of my single unit here in Atlanta) and just live in a couple floors, rent the rest out.

Anyway, people often sort of stare at me blank-faced when I mention this, but you know, picture DO help. To that end, recently posted on the Skyscarper Forums: Albany 1 and Albany 2.

P.S. And I don't care about the snow. I might possibly even get a (itty little bitty, possibly electric) car there. *choke*
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