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New Year … New Job?

Seems like this time of year a lot of people contemplate their life, their career, etc. It’s this whole New Year resolution thing. I’m constantly evaluating things, so this arbitrary date on the calendar doesn’t mean a whole lot to me, although the completion of another orbit around the sun does seem quite thrilling.
Maybe that’s why the Astronaut Candidate positions that NASA has posted caught my eye. The pay range is $59,000 to $140,000 – I presume the higher end is for those with pilot experience. A couple of things to note in the posting – 1) Training lasts approximately two years. 2) Frequent travel may be required. I’m guessing that some of that travel may involve great distances.

What Kind of Accent Do You Have??

I’m not sure why, but when I was younger I tried to avoid sounding Southern. I was born and raised in Stone Mountain, GA which you might think would lead me toward the stylings of Rhett Butler, although he was from Charleston and should also not to be confused with the former Atlanta Brave Brett Butler. It would seem that I’ve succeeded in having a neutral accent, at least according to this test.

What American accent do you have? (Best version so far)


(“Midland” is not necessarily the same thing as “Midwest”) The default, lowest-common-denominator American accent that newscasters try to imitate. Since it’s a neutral accent, just because you have a Midland accent doesn’t mean you’re from the Midland.

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Too Much Beer + Too Much Free Time

Yields this video. Check it out when you have 2 minutes to kill.

Angus is Ok!

Putting it all together

Murray & Angus

Originally uploaded by Mike.

The lump on Angus’s nose turned out to just be a cyst caused by some sort of trauma to the nose. He had it removed 6 days ago and I just got the results of the biopsy this morning.

There must be an Alabama joke in here somewhere…

Go get a map and follow this logic:

Gay’s odyssey began Sunday, when he escaped from a prison transport van in South Carolina during a bathroom break. He was being taken from Georgetown, Texas to face felony theft charges in Alabama. Police think his motive was to visit his dying mother in Tennessee — and he almost made it.

None of this would have happened if the driver had not been from Alabama. The whole way back on the freeway he must have been seeing signs that said “See Rock City” and instead of taking the fugitive straight to the jail in Alabama, they kept going to South Carolina. Really – how else would you end up in South Carolina traveling from Texas to Alabama?? That’s just messed up.
Read for yourself -> Fugitive Accused Of Stealing Singer’s Bus Nabbed

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