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August

I hate August. It just is like a go between Summer and Fall. It always seems like I am low in cash in August. And now, it is like 50 degrees outside, when it should be like 70. I am waiting for it to snow soon. August was always when cross country always started too, around the 15th. After the first week of August when all the fairs are over (except the State Fair), it seems to just be a blah period. I can’t wait for Autumn…..

Look at the reason why it is even called August, what a roundabout!

“August, eighth month of the year. Because it was the sixth month in the Roman year, which begins with March, it was originally named Sextilis (from Latin sextus,â€?sixthâ€?). It was given its present name in honor of the emperor Augustus, for several of the most fortunate events of his life occurred during this month. To make it equal to the fifth month, the name of which had been changed from Quintilis to Julius in honor of Julius Caesar, a day was taken from the month of February and added to August.”

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I've Got a Feeling….

Everybody had a hard year
Everybody had a good time
Everybody had a wet dream,
Everybody saw the sunshine

Everybody had a good year,
Everybody let their hair down,
Everybody pulled their socks up,
Everybody put their foot down.

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Repo Man

Well, I got a visit from the repo man. I had a friend who was storing his car in my garage, and he sort of “went away” a few months ago. Well, I was stuck with this car, and since I pay 35$ a month for a garage, I figured I was wasting my money.

Anyways, I cancelled the garage, and I needed to get rid of the car. I was thinking of just pushing it out on the street, but never got around to it. I called the bank that was on the title, and it took them 3 days to figure out that they were even on the title. Finally I got a call from a repo company telling me they would come pick it up (it didn’t run anyways). So Friday, a guy and his girlfriend came with a big diesel truck and towed the thing away. Good riddance!

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New Guitar

Last weekend my mom bought me a new guitar, for my birthday (a few months late), but still it was still nice of her.

It is an Olympia guitar, black, solid face, electric acoustic guitar. The sound I get out of it is much better than my Samick acoustic. My parents bought me the Samick for my 16th birthday, and I never played it until after I graduated high school. It has been a good guitar, makin the round to many fireside parties, and other gatherings. It still works, but the nuts are weird and it makes it hard to play anything above the 10th fret without it sounding very bad. My new guitar has a cutaway so you can play the higher frets with ease, which makes it cool. Also, being that it is an electric-acoustic, makes it even better. I really have never played an electric acoustic and I would have to say it adds a lot to playability.

We picked up the guitar at Chuck Rupar music in Hibbing when I was up for the weekend. He is a friend of my parents and his bad Nightshade played at their wedding back in 78. Anyways, he was cool and explained things to me about all the guitars, gave my a gig bag and some strings so I would be set to go. I searched the web, and he has a website, but not much content. I will give him to linkage anyways.

Needless to say, the new guitar rocks, and I still have the old guitar to play at parties and the like. Hopefully one day soon I will hook up the new guitar to my computer and record some songs.

Rupar Music

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Training

Training is going good. Information Overload. I have learned more in the last three days that I have in a long time. I need time to digest it!

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Expensive Haircut, But Worth It

Well, I got my haircut today, but it was the most expensive (non-dye) haircut I have ever had. I went to Concrete Image. Even though it was expensive (25$), it was good haircut and they did extra things that you don’t get at cost cutters. I will most definitely go back again, and if you need a haircut, you should check it out. Walk in’s welcome (which is what I did)

Concrete Image

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McCarthy Beach State Park

What a small and crazy world. Back in March, there was “game night” for some guys at work. We ended up heading downtown after. Sometimes at the bars, there are girls that walk around with little mini-tablet pc’s asking if you smoke or not. If you say yes, they scan your drivers license and you get a free zippo (whoo hoo!). Anyways, I said yes even though I don’t smoke, just to scam the zippo.

Now, I get snail-mail spam from Marlboro. To make a long story short, there is a magazine that comes, called “Unlimited”. Crazy enough, in the mag, they have a list of “Best Camping” spots.


from “Unlimited”:
McCarthy Beach State Park: “Bunk out here and you’re right by Sturgeon Lake-rated one of North America’s top beaches by Highway magazine. Huge pines around the campsite ($10 a night) make for great hikes”


It is about time the good ol’ Iron Range gets some props. 🙂

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Hello

Wow. So I finally did it. Started blogging. I remember back in the day having an “online journal”…Does that count? Used a database and update it daily. Wasn’t as “sophisticated” as some of these blogging websites now, but it worked. Hopefully I can share information with as many people want it. Only time will tell….