March 3rd, 2003

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packing for the trip. what will be on my back so far is 54 pounds. that will put me 10-15 pounds over what i weighed sans pack last may.
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i may have a strong aversion to the military as an institution, but they do make stuff that is, well, neato. they are the primary sector of the economy doing the things of science fiction. therefor, i will probably go to the air show. roar! zoom! wow!

it was the same way when i had to occasionally drive through a pit mine on my way to one of the towers i serviced as a cellular technician. pit mines are open wounds on the earth, but trucks with 12 foot tires?!earth movers the size of office buildings with shovels that fill those 35 foot wide trucks with two scoops?! rumble! crunch! wow!

i can't help it.
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the ability of desert life to cheat death is truly remarkable. this entire prickly pear died and fell over, but one pad held on and is now growing roots from what was its top end. i expect it will have several new pads growing from it by the end of summer.
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i just got zapped by a virus and had to completely reformat my drive. not only did i lose everything on it, gigabytes of pictures, music, etc, but now i am stuck using windows ME. i can't find an XP disc. i think maybe i upgraded online. GRRRRR!