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Jul. 2nd, 2010 @ 06:46 pm Personal Updates...
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Nope, still haven't seen Iron Man II, Kick Ass, or any other blockbuster at the theater this year. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed this season's run of Doctor Who, and am looking forward to *finally* catching up on my summer reading.

That is, I look forward to it once I get some mandatory work-related studying done.

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Facebook. Still on the fence as to what to do with it. I will likely see what kind of tweaks I can make with it that will lend itself to more enthusiastic participation. Time will tell.

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For those of you who are not aware, I am an Army civilian in the IT field here in Oklahoma. Recently, I received a promotion and further job security that should keep me on track for a second career through 2023 if I elect to do so. Nice to have that option, but as a taxpayer, I pray that our federal government get its financial house in order so that my twilight years won't consist of worrying if the American dollar is worth more as toilet paper versus hard currency of value.

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Bowling. Camping. Exercising. Hashing. Reading. Sleeping. Visiting. Writing.

I intend to do more of all of the above (as time permits), and less time wasting on things that don't accomplish much or honor my valuable time. Rinsing and repeating.

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As much as I love my Nissan Frontier truck (my goodness, the adventures we have had these past five years), I suspect that by year's end, I will be trading it in for an SUV or crossover vehicle that gets better fuel mileage (along with being travel friendly) for those cross-country jaunts. At 145,000 on the odometer, and a flurry of mechanical concerns facing me in the not so distant future, I think that the time has come to start looking past my storm gray ride, and grab something else.

My impulse is to either get the Hyundai Santa Fe, a Honda CR-V, or a Ford Escape. I'll likely buy a certified used or program vehicle, unless the rebates are ridiculously irresistible to dismiss. Anyone with better suggestions or comments, feel free to weigh in.

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No politics tonight. I'll toss some thoughts in a separate post before weekend's end.

Live like you mean it folks, and enjoy your Friday night! ;-)
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From:honore
Date:July 3rd, 2010 04:54 am (UTC)
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See, now I gotta find you on Facebook.
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From:ponsdorf
Date:July 3rd, 2010 01:30 pm (UTC)
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We've had a coupla Hyundai Tucsons (bought new) and while they're not fancy they are dependable. We needed 4WD and they do very well in our weather here in WV.
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From:ravenchilde_art
Date:July 3rd, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
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You're missing out. Both movies were awesome. :)
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From:sherwood21
Date:July 4th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
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My mom has a CRV, and she loves it. Good mileage, low maintenance, and nice ride.

Also, while I loved Amy and Rory, (and River, OMG!), I am still rather dubious about Matt Smith. I enjoy him, I enjoyed this season, but he's just not as strong a presence as David Tennant was.