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My random thoughts when the spirit moves me... nothing sooner, nothing later.

Thursday, September 29, 2005
Damn That Was Quick!
Michele & I just signed an agreement of sale on our house tonight... got full price for it too.

We've now got 7 weeks to find another house, pack and get out of this one.

Sorry Mom & Dad, no Thanksgiving dinner at our place this year.
posted by David Snyder @ 10:38 PM   RSS Feed
Monday, September 26, 2005
We're Moving !!!
Well it's official, we're moving!

Talk about a ballsy move, I'm more than half way into a 12 month contract at my current place of employment and it's still too early to discuss extensions or conversion to full time employment. What happens if neither materializes? I'm so screwed!

However, sometimes you need to take a risk. The greater the risk, the greater the reward.

It's time to move on as the neighborhood demographics are changing. The average annual income of residents in my area is on the decline. Unfortunately, that means less money to repair and spruce up houses. I'm sure you all know how that ends up.

Anyway, here's the link to our place at

It's a shame, except for the kitchen, we finally got the place the way we like it. Now we have to find another house and do it all over again.
posted by David Snyder @ 5:52 PM   RSS Feed
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Pat Oliphant, You're the Man!
This guy consistently hits the nail right on the head...

posted by David Snyder @ 8:43 PM   RSS Feed
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Just Sit Right Down and You'll Hear a Tale...
"Gilligan's Island" Star Bob Denver Dies

Another major bummer!

God, how many generations have seen Little Buddy Gilligan bumble his way around on a desert isle? I've seen every episode (B&W and Color) as have my kids.

It really is depressing to see all the people I grew up watching on TV moving on.

RIP Gilligan.
posted by David Snyder @ 9:30 PM   RSS Feed
Saturday, September 03, 2005
Just the Facts Ma'am
When I bought my 2003 Ford Focus in June of '04, I started keeping track of my gas expenses with the help of the website. Tonight, I pulled down the data for this year and created the chart below.

As you can see above, the price I spend on gas has gone from $1.839/gal. to $3.299/gal. in less than the first 9 months of Dubya's second term! That's almost an 80% increase!!! What's even more disturbing, is that whatever they add to the gasoline in the spring and summer is eating away at my mileage!!

So basically, Dubya's buddies at the oil companies are not only charging me more, but they're altering the gasoline so that I have to buy more of it. Didn't big tobacco get into trouble doing something similar? "Hey, let's raise the price of cigarettes. While were at it, let's make them more addictive!"

I don't know about the rest of you, but my dislike for the current President of the United States has turned to total disgust. 9/11, IRAQ, Katrina, gas prices... the list goes on and on. To all of you that voted for Dubya because of his values, take a good look at how he values the lives of our boys over in the Middle East, Katrina's victims, and the average Joe's wallet at the gas pumps. I never thought I'd say this but Hillary is looking pretty good for 2008!

4 more years! 4 more years! Thanks guys, now we all have to live with your mistake.
posted by David Snyder @ 9:29 PM   RSS Feed
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Two major crises for Dubya and both times he's dropped the ball. I realize 9/11 was a surprise but Katrina was not! Can we recall this guy (like a defective Pinto)? Unfortunately not.

One good thing that Dubya is doing however is this... Democrats will regain the majority in both houses next year and we will see a Democrat elected for president in 2008. Thank god!

These two cartoons say it best...

posted by David Snyder @ 5:31 PM   RSS Feed
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Location: Springfield, Pennsylvania, United States

I'm happily married to my high-school sweetheart and have two sons. I love relaxing down the Jersey Shore. I also enjoy sitting by the pool after dinner, talking to the wife, watching the kids, and smoking a cigar.

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