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:: Monday, December 30, 2002 ::

In three days I leave for Las Vegas, and then on to watch the Buckeyes play for the National Championship at the Fiesta Bowl. GO BUCKEYES!
| posted by mikebaby at 9:20 AM ::

:: Sunday, December 29, 2002 ::
Today, my buddy Jeff and I are going to introduce Jennifer to the sport of Skeet.
| posted by mikebaby at 11:34 AM ::

:: Saturday, December 28, 2002 ::
Well I had an interested buyer after 1.5 days on the market. After he saw my home, he put an offer in about 2 minutes later. It looks like I'm going to be moving.
| posted by mikebaby at 7:18 AM ::

:: Wednesday, December 25, 2002 ::
This is the ring the Buckeyes are going to be wearing.

| posted by mikebaby at 5:52 AM ::

Merry Christmas everyone!
| posted by mikebaby at 4:12 AM ::

:: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 ::
Some of you may know this, but for those of you that don't, I've been house hunting lately. I found one a couple of weeks ago, and have been thinking about putting a bid on it. I did that last Friday, and we have been going back and forth about the price ever sence. Well today it looks like we've agreed on a price, and contengent on the sale of my condo, it looks like I'm going to be moving in the not so distant future. Below is the county auditors photo of the house.

| posted by mikebaby at 2:20 PM ::

:: Monday, December 23, 2002 ::
Boy I love vacation. When I finally have to go back to work, it's going to be a shock to my system. At that time, I will have worked only 8 days in the past 6 weeks :)
| posted by mikebaby at 10:09 AM ::

:: Saturday, December 21, 2002 ::

This is a photo of the mixer Jennifer gave me for Christmas. The KitchenAid Professional 5. She gave me the gift early so that we (she) could make Christmas cookies with it, but I did make some peanut butter cookies with it this morning. It's been getting a workout today!
| posted by mikebaby at 8:56 PM ::

:: Friday, December 20, 2002 ::
The Grinch Enterprises that stole Christmas.
| posted by mikebaby at 8:21 AM ::

:: Thursday, December 19, 2002 ::
I had the first touchdown scored against me today in NFL 2K2. I still beat them 88-7. Now it's off to the Blue Jackets game.
| posted by mikebaby at 5:57 PM ::

:: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 ::
Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers was better than the first movie. I didn't leave this movie wishing for the three hours of my life back. Unfortunately, if you had not seen the first, or read the book, you will be lost at the beginning of this movie, so go and rent it first if this is the case. Once again the mid-evil assclowns were running around with staffs and bows. The cops did not take the weapons this time, but probably should have.
| posted by mikebaby at 3:48 AM ::

:: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 ::
Some friends and I just ate dinner at Mitchell's Steakhouse Of Columbus. This was quite possibly the best steak I've ever had. Better than Hyde Park, Better than The Yard Club, Better than Ruth's Chris, and better than Morton's Of Chicago. (Of course about anything is better than Smith & Wollensky) The side dishes I thought were a bit small compared with similarly priced side items at the previous mentioned steakhouses, but all in all it was a wonderful meal. Drinks were not terribly expensive either. Now I'm going to rest for an hour then head out to see the premier of Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers.
| posted by mikebaby at 9:31 PM ::

Vacation Update:

Played NFL 2K2
Ate a grilled cheese sandwich
Played more NFL 2K2
| posted by mikebaby at 1:27 PM ::

Yesterday I went to see a movie at the AMC 30 at Easton. Before the previews started, there were 11 commercials. That's recockulous!
| posted by mikebaby at 7:32 AM ::

:: Monday, December 16, 2002 ::
Today starts my three week long vacation.
| posted by mikebaby at 8:07 AM ::

Two websites linked to me last week for people to look at the Woody Hayes gravesite. This gave me two more record high days of 72 hits, then 79.
| posted by mikebaby at 8:07 AM ::

:: Friday, December 13, 2002 ::
Today a great American celebrates a birthday. Happy 54th birthday Ted Nugent!
| posted by mikebaby at 7:13 AM ::

:: Thursday, December 12, 2002 ::
A Poem....GO BUCKS!

All through the season, the critics said No
The buckeyes will never go 13 and 0
Texas Tech was a joke, San Jose's program was spent.
Who cares if you stomped out those Flashes from Kent.
But the fans did not fear, we just started to grin.
As the Buckeyes got win after win after win.
But the critics had doubt, they still said No way
but their voices grew weak when our boys came to play.
So Krenzel stepped up, and Gamble got set;
our trust was in Tressel, our hearts ran with Clarett.
We shut up Paterno; we silenced Purdue.
Michigan bled scarlet and gray, as we knocked out their Blue.
The critics are silenced, Columbus will shout,
Throw on you, Buckeyes, Erase all your doubt
13 have been downed, only 1 more to go.
And Tempe will scream O...H...I...O!

        ~Kory Whittaker

| posted by mikebaby at 9:01 AM ::

A shiny apple wasn't good enough?
| posted by mikebaby at 7:14 AM ::

Yesterday there was a record high number of hits to my blog.
| posted by mikebaby at 7:09 AM ::

:: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 ::

A recent photo fo Woody Hayes gravesite.
| posted by mikebaby at 8:49 AM ::

Mexican Texas Rangers?
| posted by mikebaby at 7:20 AM ::

:: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 ::
More Guns, Less Crime

Violent crime has decreased every year since 1991. Most criminologists, sociologists and law enforcement professionals, including the FBI, attribute the decrease to factors unrelated to restrictions on firearms, such as increased imprisonment rates, mandatory sentencing requirements, the hiring of additional police officers, "community policing," improved policing methods and equipment, the aging of gang populations, the decline in the crack cocaine trade, and the improved economy during the 1990s. Notably, less than one-fourth of violent crimes are committed with firearms. (FBI)

"Gun control" advocates instead credit the federal Brady Act and "assault weapon" law. However, both laws were imposed in 1994, three years after violent crime began declining, and independent studies have found no evidence that either has affected crime levels. (The Urban Institute, cited above, and Ludwig and Cook, "Homicide and Suicide Rates Associated with Implementation of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act," Journal of the American Medical Association, 8/2/00)

"Gun control" advocates allege that federal restrictions on firearms have reduced crime by reducing gun sales -- an extension of their slogan, "more guns means more crime." To the contrary, privately owned firearms increased in the U.S. by an average of 5.3 million per year during the 1990s.

Rather than imposing additional laws that restrict the rights of law-abiding people, existing laws should be strictly enforced against violent armed criminals. "Project Exile," launched in 1997 by U.S. Attorneys working with state and local law enforcement authorities in Richmond, Va., cracks down on illegal possession of firearms by felons. In a year, the city's homicides were cut 41% from their 1994 high. Crimes committed with firearms decreased 65%. In the first three years of the program, several hundred felons were returned to prison with sentences averaging 56 months. Six states--Virginia, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Louisiana and Colorado--have instituted similar programs, as have several major cities, including New Orleans, Birmingham, Philadelphia, Oakland, Rochester and Buffalo.

| posted by mikebaby at 9:40 AM ::

Could this be a case of Mad Turtle Disease?
| posted by mikebaby at 7:34 AM ::

:: Monday, December 09, 2002 ::
Yesterday, three meat chili (including Bambi) Tonight, grilled/smoked Bambi roast. mmmmmm
| posted by mikebaby at 8:03 PM ::

Happy Anniversary Jason and Dawn!
| posted by mikebaby at 9:38 AM ::

:: Friday, December 06, 2002 ::
HEY! You just took the last cold beer!
| posted by mikebaby at 11:23 AM ::

:: Thursday, December 05, 2002 ::
We have our Fiesta Bowl tickets. 45 yard line, 30th row, lower bowl.
| posted by mikebaby at 8:14 PM ::

If anyone remembers G.D. Ritzeys, they were a 1940s style diner that went out of business about 10 years ago. I used to work for them. There were two non-company owned franchises, and one of them happens to be here in Huntington, WV, and it is still open. Boy do I miss this place. And the food is just as good as I remember it being.
| posted by mikebaby at 8:13 PM ::

:: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 ::
Well, Jason and I back from hunting, so Jennifer and I are off to Deliverence, errrr Kentucky today.
| posted by mikebaby at 4:50 AM ::

:: Sunday, December 01, 2002 ::
Jason and I will be leaving to go deer hunting in about an hour, Be back in a day or so.
| posted by mikebaby at 3:23 PM ::

ESPN named Coach Tressel Coach Of The Week.

"Tressel probably belongs with Tuberville and Edsall. Tressel leads the Buckeyes to their first-ever 13-0 season, a Tostitos Fiesta Bowl appearance, and beats Michigan for second consecutive year. Statue of him soon to be erected in Columbus."
| posted by mikebaby at 3:20 PM ::

Tasty meat eating place of the day:

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