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November 8, 2012 by terpfan1980
Elections have consequences, as evidenced here:http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2012/11/07/vegas-employer-obama-won-so-i-fired-22-employees/ ... but then again, as always there are unintended consequences in everything we do. I'm not gonna take the approach that this alleged business owner doesn't have a right to do what is reported to have been done here.  Nor would I argue that his employees don't have the right to vote for whomever they wish.  I find the concept of...
November 7, 2012 by terpfan1980
So, it seems I'm in a bit of a writing mood again. Sorry if that puts some folks out, but hey, the price of admission here isn't much and you can easily skip over this article and any others I post easily enough. Note that is unlike the idea of being able to "opt out" of the 4 more years which is pretty much impossible under our system where we have to wait out the 4 year terms as patiently as possible and hope that whatever happens in the next election the results don't wind up puttin...
November 7, 2012 by terpfan1980
Rather than "pollute" my Facebook account with a lot of political discord (not that others haven't been trying to do just that, with all sorts of insults snarkily hurled at either side, but seemingly especially coming from the left towards the right), I'm popping back up here to say a few words. If time allows, and my thoughts collect enough, I may find myself back here many times over the coming weeks to say more than just the few words. No promises, but it seems my mood to rant on po...
September 8, 2011 by terpfan1980
I'm back into that mode where I just don't have much to say here, though I suppose I could also be a victim of not being able to say much lately.

The post Hurricane/Tropical Storm power outages in my area, followed up with being relatively busy at work, followed up with more help in moving my wife and her daughter out of her old place and into our home has just not given me that much time to sit down and compose any thoughts on any topics I might wish to rant and rave about.

I'...
August 29, 2011 by terpfan1980
I wrote a little about this in the article I just finished, but here's an article on just this topic...  I would have (perhaps) posted it sooner, but have been mostly offline due to power outages after the passing through of Hurricane Irene, and well, was otherwise occupied with a honeymoon.

A co-worker (who was one of the groomsmen in the wedding) teased me a bit via TXT message when the Earthquake struck in Virginia (and shocks were felt in Maryland and other parts of the region) t...
August 29, 2011 by terpfan1980
It's been about 40 hours since power went out at home in the midst of Hurrice Irene passing through the area.  Thankfully we had power for most of the day it hit, but lost it before bed time.  My new wife and step-daughter and my daughter were playing some Yahtzee together for family time when the power went out and just continued playing by oil lamp and candlelight as we hoped the outage wouldn't be that long but each (at least myself and my wife) pretty much expected it would...
August 18, 2011 by terpfan1980
Dr. Guy asked in response to another article what's the date -- I'm not sure I had given away the details there previously, but I will here and now.  In just over 2 days, I'll be saying my vows to my soon to be bride.  My second time down the aisle, and hers as well.  We both are looking forward to it, and have been counting the days for a while.  We've had a few bumps along the way as we get closer and keep talking through anything and everything we could thi...
August 11, 2011 by terpfan1980
My daughter was going to be at the movies last night, having taken advantage of a special offer to go see the new Glee 3D film before it's regular release to the general public this weekend.  Not having gone to a film in a theater in a few months, I opted to take advantage of the time that I would otherwise need to be waiting to pick her back up and opted to go see the last of the Harry Potter movies.  I had seen all of the previous films, but was delayed in seeing Harry Potter and...
July 29, 2011 by terpfan1980
Alright you so-called big boys and girls in the congress, you've had your fun playing your game of chicken and waiting until the last minute before you actually get something accomplished, but the time for the fun and games is over now, it's time to actually do the jobs you were sent to DC to do.  In other words, crap or get off the pot.

It doesn't take that much effort to put together a deal that all sides can live with but instead both sides want to be able to paint the oth...
July 26, 2011 by terpfan1980
Warning to facebook fans... it's the beginning of the end for them...

I finally signed up for an account, that can only mean the apocalpyse is here for them.

Seriously, I put it off for seemingly forever, and there's a lof of rumbling that Google+ will give them serious competition, that they've peaked and are on the decline, etc., so my finally signing up is just another sign of the end.

Run away from there while you can

(Sorry, in the name of some semblance of privacy,...
July 21, 2011 by terpfan1980
I'm headed off to an outdoor concert tonite with near record temps forecasted (and apparently being delivered upon).  I'm looking forward to some hot music, but the hot weather, blech.

At least I'm supposed to be under the "roof" (tent type) so I'll have some shade to sit in, but just having gone outside to put the trashcan at the curb and take out a piece of furniture that is a giveaway/throwaway item was nearly enough to wipe me out from the heat.

I'm thinking th...
July 20, 2011 by terpfan1980
Ugh.  The heatwave has returned with a vengance.  By the end of this week my area is supposed to be experiencing 100+ degree (F) temps.  Blech!

These temps and high humidity make me wanna smack people that say they love warmer weather.  Shudddup!  Bring on the cooler weather.  I can always put on more clothes and get warm but when it's this stinkin' hot you just can't cool down, or at least by the time you do it's too late and you need to go back ...
July 19, 2011 by terpfan1980
Two years ago today my first wife was killed in a car crash that wasn't her fault.  Those that know my history here know the story, others could look back at prior articles if they wanted.  The short story is that she was on a country road, not far from our home, having taken my daughter to a birthday party for one of her friends.  The daughter had been dropped off and my first wife was apparently going to visit some of her old school friends and perhaps buy some fruits/veggie...
July 19, 2011 by terpfan1980
After getting to spend some nice quiet time with my fiance last night, the world just seems so much brighter today.  Yes, it's hot outside, too hot for my tastes.  Yes, I have lots of work to get done still in the clean-up and readying for her and her youngest daughter to move in soon, but again, just getting to share some quiet time with her makes my day and week so much better.

Yeah, yeah, I know, it's that early part of the relationship when everything is so nice tog...
July 18, 2011 by terpfan1980
Ah, the joys of some separate worlds...

If I opened up on this topic in some of my other favorite hang-outs, I'd probably be handing someone an "I told you so" type moment and I'm not one that ever likes to do that, so ... well, I'm going to take advantage of this old hangout and open up a bit more here than I might do so in other places.

Somewhere along the way, as I typed thoughts about what I'd expect and try to achieve in any (at that time) future relationship I said so...