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Vampires Are Real… Kind of

Date: Sat, Mar 14, 2009 Wine Tasting

Let me come out and say it now. Yes, I have read all of the Twilight books, and even all of Ann Rice’s Vampire Chronicles which by the way I believe to be true retellings of actual events in the lives of modern day vampires. That said, some folks in Florence have apparently [...]

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Miley Cyrus v. Radiohead

Date: Fri, Mar 13, 2009 Wine Tasting

Apparently Miley felt so snubbed when Radiohead said they wouldn’t meet her at the Grammy’s that she’s decided to “ruin” them.  Seriously.  Miley Cyrus said she’s going to ruin RADIOHEAD.  RADIOHEAD!   Suuuuuuuuuuure she is.  Good luck with that Hanna Miley.  

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clarity

Date: Thu, Mar 12, 2009 Wine Tasting

apparently we are allowed to blog about whatever, so I’m going to blog about my new thing: running. since I got into shape about 4 years ago, I have wanted to do a marathon. it seems like an incredible challenge, both mentally and physically. so while I’ve toyed with the idea for awhile, I [...]

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Not Sure How I Feel About This

Date: Thu, Mar 12, 2009 Wine Tasting

Remember the journalist who threw the shoe at George W. Bush?  Shoe hurling I awoke this morning to find out that he just got sentenced to three-years in jail for his act of political expression via footwear (who knew he was even on trial?).  The thing that bugs me about the situation is that he was charged [...]

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HULU

Date: Thu, Mar 12, 2009 Wine Tasting

Hulu lets you watch TV shows from your computer. Often times, you watch them directly from hulu’s site, and a lot of the videos, say last week’s Office episode, play with fewer commercials than they would if you watched it on NBC’s website. Awesome.

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Best of La Blogoteque #1

Date: Thu, Mar 12, 2009 Wine Tasting

La Blogoteque is a French site that takes bands and films them in quirky locales, normally in just one take. The videos are great, but these versions of songs are often improvised on what is around and where the bands are performing. I thought I should share some of my favorites with everyone. Architecture [...]

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Foreign Stimulus Packages

Date: Wed, Mar 11, 2009 Wine Tasting

With the state that the economy is in worldwide, I am very intrigued by what other governments are doing around the world to help their people. We all have heard of the American stimulus package which includes tax cuts, stimulus checks, and rebates for first time home owners among other incentives (link). The US [...]

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Vaccination Reflections

Date: Tue, Mar 10, 2009 Wine Tasting

I am currently preparing for a trip to South Africa, Zambia and Botswana that I’ll be taking this summer.  Today, I misited the travel nurse at a local hospital to get immunized and vaccinated and what not.  It was not as bad as I thought it was going to be, as I really can’t stand [...]

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Concert Season Is Here!

Date: Mon, Mar 9, 2009 Wine Tasting

For Zac and me, it began with Modest Mouse at the Marquee. For our friend Sean, it began with Jimmy Eat World’s Clarity show in which they played Clarity cover to cover and finished off the night with a 6-song encore. Back to Modest Mouse for a sec. This was my fourth show, and after three [...]

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COYS!

Date: Mon, Mar 9, 2009 Wine Tasting

With the latest iteration of my dear friend’s slice-o-blogosphere being named “livedreality” I feel like I have a pretty big mandate for writing whatever it is that I want to write about.  Therefore, I’m going to take a second to catch all of you up on the fantastic and intriguing world of English Premier League [...]

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World Baseball Classic: I can’t decide if I care

Date: Mon, Mar 9, 2009 Wine Tasting

This Spring Break finds me relaxing inside because of all the ridiculous snow falling in the greater Seattle Tacoma area over the last few days.  So, I’ve been watching some of the MLB network (I am a diehard Seattle Mariners fan, and fan of baseball in general).  The World Baseball Classic has been on the [...]

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Obama Funds Stem Cell Research Huzzah!!

Date: Mon, Mar 9, 2009 Wine Tasting

President Barack Obama did something fantastic today.  He ended the United States ban on science that left us eight years behind the rest of the world in research of using stem cells to treat various diseases and generally make life better for many many people.  Check out the video:   Sure the pro-life folks will be going [...]

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Soul Pancake

Date: Mon, Mar 9, 2009 Wine Tasting

Rainn Wilson, of Office fame, has a new site up where he asks people to debate spirituality and philosophy.  http://soulpancake.com A Sample: WHY IS TALKING ABOUT GOD SO AWKWARD? zaccasey -Monday, March 9, 2009 at 5:07 am Here’s another theory: I think God actually does pay attention to all of the people that pray for things in sports, the [...]

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Top 10 Records of 2008

Date: Mon, Mar 9, 2009 Wine Tasting

Alright my friends… Here are the top 10 (according to me) records of 2008. IN ORDER: 1. Kings of Leon - Only By the Night 2. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes 3. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend 4. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago 5. Sigur Ros - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust 6. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular 7. [...]

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