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Of Walk-Abouts and Great White Sharks…

Posted by Les Becker on February 27, 2007 in Photography, The Walk-About |

It was, ummm…. “suggested” that I go back to my Walk-Abouts. “But I walk everywhere!” sez I. “You walk to get somewhere. You should walk to see something,” sez They. Firmly. “And take pictures.” Aha! I see a way out of this… “I fried my camera.” “You need a camera? You can have my camera. […]

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I’m Too Old For This…

Posted by Les Becker on February 22, 2007 in Cartooning, School |

School, that is… my learning curve is close to non-existent, now, I think. It takes me forever to get the hang of things, and then, all of a sudden, it all comes clear. Hopefully, I can retain it, though, because I got a job offer. Fingers crossed, and all that. I got The Web Design […]

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What Was I Thinking?!

Posted by Les Becker on February 20, 2007 in Real Life |

I have a new hero, and her name is Jenny Owen Youngs. Her song F**k Was I made me laugh out loud today. And now that I have it on repeat in winamp, have the lyrics memorized, and can sing it without laughing (almost), I am beginning to see some of the merits of singlehood: […]

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Bridge to Terabithia

Posted by Les Becker on February 18, 2007 in Book Mentions, It Helps If the Whole Family Is Crazy, Movie Mentions |

Ky and I went to see the movie tonight. I don’t know why I never read that book – until Kyla mentioned a school assignment about it (she’s already read it twice), I had never even heard of it. I’m so ashamed of myself. The movie was wonderful. I have never been quite that enthralled, […]

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Redesigning…

Posted by Les Becker on February 18, 2007 in School |

Not just this space, although I suppose it never looks like I’m doing much here, when I pull it all down again minutes later…. I’m working with CSS in school lately, rebuilding “old” html code. The worst part has been having to take html pages that have been written using caps – you know: <HTML><HEAD> […]

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Atchoo!

Posted by Les Becker on February 12, 2007 in Real Life |

So, it turns out my kid is allergic to the cats. Specifically, the big orange hairy one, but Dr. Who says that will turn into “allergic to all cats”, even the short hair, over time. Solution? Well, the doctor says to get rid of the cats, buy a vacuum cleaner with a hepa filter, and […]

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Snow Day!

Posted by Les Becker on February 7, 2007 in School |

Schools aren’t closed, but the buses are cancelled, which leaves me at home with a very happy child. It looks as if the recycling truck has been cancelled as well, although that remains to be seen. You notice those holes in the snowbank, though? That’s where the City Guys actually dug around and pulled out […]

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