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Shamelessly borrowed:Looking for a guy

Shamelessly borrowed:
Looking for a guy on the internet: $50/month
Talking to a guy LD every night on the phone: $80/month
Falling in love: priceless.

I'm intrigued as to how anyone can find love on the internet, I just don't feel the medium is conducive to it. Still, there's plenty of evidence to suggest otherwise. A wise one once told me 'everyone on the internet is a man'; a sobering thought.

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From an e-mail I sent

From an e-mail I sent Ed yesterday..

As I�?Tve almost been here for a year, I decided it was about time I wrote down a little list I�?Tve been making in my head. America has a lot of good points, but I think these thoughts, which really comprise a set of recommendations, would make this country so much better.

Things I would like

  • Heinz baked beans, one of those ridiculously large cans
  • A tube of Smarties, preferably two or three
  • Mr Kiplings cakes, especially those ones with hard bits on the outside and cream inside
  • PG Tips, or Tetley at a pinch
  • A Pret a Manger sandwich, those All-Day Club ones that smelt like Big Mac special sauce
  • Marmite
  • Radio 1
  • A Dairy Milk bar, chocolate here tastes like chalk
  • A salad from Marks and Spencer
  • A Wrights pie, I took the factory tour and survived
  • A pint of Boddingtons
  • Sainsburys economy swiss roles, nutritious at only 15p
  • Home made Shepards Pie
  • Knowing that there was football on TV that I could watch, if it interested me
  • Commercial-free television
  • Lucozade
  • A pint in the Mainwaring, by the fire �?" it�?Ts getting colder here

Things I dislike

  • The fact that any response other than �?~Great thanks!�?T to the greeting �?~Heyhowsitgoing�?T makes people shy away, looking at you as if you�?Tre suicidal.
  • Dollar bills. Too bulky, useless.
  • Sales tax. But how much does it really cost?
  • Dating. Too confusing.

Things that are good

  • No 2c coin. Britain is seriously behind in this respect.
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Right now, I have the

Right now, I have the strangest craving for British food.

McVities biscuits, Mr Kipling cakes, Smarties, Baked Beans, Dairy Milk. Mmmmmm. Even Fairy Liquid seems appealing just at the moment.

I'm sure this will pass.

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Another busy couple of days,

Another busy couple of days, and not too much to report for it. Most problems at work are now resolved, so at least that should calm down somewhat.

I watched Man on the Moon tonight which I thought was fantastic.

The D.C. Sniper case continues to unfold, albeit rather strangely. It's certainly placing fear in the hearts of many; all of a sudden anyone is at risk just going about their daily business. To me that seems like a far more effective means of terrorism, but at this point I hesitate to jump on the bandwagon and attribute these events to 'international terrorism'.

I see the human race now uses 83% of the world's land surface for our various activities. Although I generally hate to use film quotes,

"I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and discovered you humans aren't really mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding enviornment but you humans do not. You move to a location and multiply, and multiply, until every natural resource has been consumed. And the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. You human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You are a plague, and we are the cure."
One has to wonder, with the current use of fossil fuels, global warming and increasing nuclear threats, where will we stand in 30 years time?
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Busy day today, 13 hours

Busy day today, 13 hours at work in complete chaos and I'm about where I started. Sometimes I wonder what it's all about.

So I've been thinking about owning a bar, at some distant point in my future. If you offer $2.50 drinks all night on Thursdays, are you harming yourself for Friday night? Maybe. Bar crawls are an easy one - always arrange them start in your place, never finish. Atmosphere is a tricky one; loud music is out, but what if the place is silent? Perhaps a good opportunity to pipe muzak-people-babble through the sound system and see if anyone notices.

By chance, I listened to Three Lions by the Lightning Seeds this evening. American sports are all very well, but they just don't seem to invoke the real passion and spirit of a good game of football. I have a feeling I'm more English than I once thought. I'll live in London one day..

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Some people look at a

Some people look at a flag, swaying in the breeze of the White House and say, "That's America." Whenever I see an American flag hung in a window of a basement apartment by guys who have better things to do with their money than buy curtains, I say, "That's America, to me."

In America, there are fifty-one states. Or maybe it's eighty by now. Does England count? I'm not quite sure. The one thing I am sure of is, if I'm standing in a warehouse beside a timeclock, and a guy is punching in his best friend who's too hungover to get out of bed, I'm standing in America. The makeover capital of the world. The place where every young man has to answer in his heart the question: What do you love more, your girlfriend, or your car? Where that young man can buy a beat-up car for three hundred dollars, but have to spend a thousand to insure it. The land where even a paperboy can option the film rights to a book.

America. In America, a woman on an assembly line works out her overtime in her head to infinity, and at the exact same moment, her husband gets into a car crash because he was looking at a girl in a tube top.

America. A land where spelling doesn't count, but people's pets do. Where else can you get a job riding a whale at marineland? The land where a guy's girlfriend breaks up with him over the phone, so he takes a gun, and kills the principal. Everyone's sad until they get the day off. Next week, another guy, another gal, another, "We can still be friends" phone call. Whuh-oh! The assistant principal gets killed. And everyone is sad because they don't get the day off. Because he was only the assistant principal.

America. A land of opportunity. Yes, that great lumbering beast that journeys tirelessly and stops only to eat a clubouse sandwich, pick its teeth with a matchbook cover, and fall asleep with the tv on.

America. A place for Americans.

All credit to Bruce McCulloch/Atlantic Records. I couldn't have put it better myself.

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So it's done, I've just

So it's done, I've just bought Ah, the joys of whim.

On a more serious note, this evening I came across DAYKU, a thousand syllables for peace. It is indeed a relief to see that not the entire world has gone war crazy. I've been wanting to record my thoughts about Sen Robert Byrd too, he may be aging, but his stance is spot on.

"I'm in my 50th year in Congress and I never thought I would find a Senate which lacks the backbone to stand up against this stampede, this rush to war, I think we are making one horrible mistake."
Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.)

Two again today, but I'm feeling good about it.

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I just read an interesting

I just read an interesting article about Google, without a doubt the finest search engine in the world.

I remember using Google well before it gained its current standing, but it makes me wonder, what's the next internet revolution going to be?