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Early August Dominos

Hey there folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I’m an enthusiastic computer game player, and for those of you who share my interest or want to get into the hobby, be aware that it’s a good idea to wait until a game goes on sale before purchasing […]

The Flags of our Forefathers

Hey there folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog. Today’s tidbit about me is: I need a bit over 8 hours of sleep a night, so it’s frustrating that NBC televises the  biggest gold medal victories between 11 and 12. You make it very hard to enjoy the Olympics while staying well-rested, NBC!   As […]

The End of the Seven Days

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I dearly like going to the movies, and I have recently seen the films “Brave” and “Ted.” They were both quite good, and I heartily endorse them. However, although “Ted” stars a giant stuffed teddy bear, it is NOT a […]

Fighting Doubles

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I usually play video games in my spare time, when I’m not socializing or doing miscellaneous required tasks. However, I also like sports and outdoor-related activities, for I believe that one should strive for a well-rounded set of experiences.   […]

Appomattox River Raid Pt. 2

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: in high school, my friends and I once made the mistake of going to an Awful House. Oh I’m sorry – did I say “awful?” Well, that’s exactly what I meant, but it’s technically called “Waffle” House. Everyone who has […]

The Battle of Oak Grove, Pt. 1

Hello readers and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: whenever I’m riding in the passenger’s seat of a car, I feel compelled to quickly count all of the light sockets of traffic lights, as well as all of the electric transformers located on power poles and on the ground. […]

Monitor Log: 25 June 1862

Remarks June 25th 62   Commences & till 4 AM Light breeze from the NNW & pleasant weather.  Saw three rockets in direction of Richmond                          William Flye     4 to 8 AM Light breeze from the N.W & clear weather                          E.V. Gager     8 to Meridian Wind N.W & clear. St[eame]r Stepping Stones […]

Monitor Log: 24 June 1862

Remarks June 24th 62     Commences & till 4 AM Variable wind with heavy rain & squalls.  Latter part wind S.E                                                                                                                                            E.V. Gager     4 to 8 AM Wind S.E & cloudy.  5 AM Port Royal went down the river.  Aroostook came down from above              Louis Stodder     8 to […]

Monitor Log: 23 June 1862

Remarks June 23rd/62   Commences & till 4 AM Light wind from then N.E & cloudy weather.  At 1.30 AM discovered the deck on fire around the stove pipe in galley. extinguished it & examined the place every half hour during the watch Louis Stodder     4 to 8 AM Light airs from the […]

Appomattox River Raid Pt. 1

Hello again readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: the hottest I’ve ever been is at the 150th Battle of 1st Manassas. Not only was the heat around 104, but the humidity was extremely high – this meant the heat index was up around 120. It was a VERY […]