Movies: Million Dollar Baby

For a guy who has absolutely no interest in the sport of boxing, I sure loves me some boxing movies. Raging Bull, When We Were Kings, Southpaw. I saw Rocky for the first time a few weeks ago and thought it was fantastic. So I was predisposed to like Million Dollar Baby -- the "boxing movie" element of it, at

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checkout -d belly burgers fries cola

I was in Washington DC for a few days last week, and noticed that the McDonald's there are under CVS. I think that's a pretty good idea. That way they can quickly rollback to an earlier version of the menu a few weeks after introducing some abomination like the McRibs. Note: If you don't get this joke, consider yourself lucky

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One Down

The Squirrelly is one year old today. So says the calendar, at any rate. If I had to guestimate how long I've been father, based on how quickly/slowly time has flown/crawled by since Birthday #0, I'd reckon about ((F-5) + ((S*3) / (W2 - A)) - C) months, where F is my current frustration level on a scale from 1

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The Booklist 2005 Project

In the past, this has been my method for determining my reading list:Go to libraryWander over to "new releases" sectionJudge books by coverThis has led me to some great stuff. Unfortunately, it has also resulted in long stretches of mediocrity. One of those stretches was the year affectionately known as 2004, and I said as much in my annual recap.

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No Good Deed

Sunday I went to my local electronics store to browse for a new computer, and a $500 laptop caught my attention. It lacked the massive amounts of memory and storage space that come with the $1000-and-up models, but I chalked that up as a virtue rather than a fault. I intend to use the laptop for my writing, and anything

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