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Consolidation

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: two of my best friends are currently in California, and apparently San Diego has a much higher concentration of British cultural items than I would ever have guessed.   150 years ago today, both Union and Confederate forces were redeploying all […]

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 […]

A Clear Eye for the Cavalry

Hello again, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: When I visit my Dad in Alexandria, we often enjoy going to the gun range for some nice father-son-bonding time. And also because shooting guns at paper circles and clay discs is RIDICULOUSLY satisfying.   Ok so we have a […]

The Wrong Stuff

Hey everyone, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I have a good memory for faces, and as a result I always enjoy it when I’m able to identify random actors when they appear in roles across a variety of movies or TV shows.   150 years ago today, […]

The War Comes North

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: my brother is quite skilled at utilizing our two orange kayaks at the beach near our house, but every time I try and get in I end up flipping into the surf.   150 years ago today, the Civil War […]

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.   […]

Mine crafting!

Hey everybody, welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: over the weekend, I awoke in the night to the terrifying sensation of an evil spider crawling up my neck!! After freaking out, smashing it off my neck, and turning on the lights, I searched every nook and cranny of my […]

150 Years of Science!

Hey there readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I can be awakened from sleep by the slightest noise, but I’m often completely oblivious to loud background noise when I’m awake and concentrating on a task.   In my last post, I described the end of the Battle […]

The Battle of Front Royal

Hello everyone, and welcome to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: when I brush my teeth, I feel strongly reminded of a fast version of the tune “Turkey in the Straw.”   150 years ago yesterday, the Union and Confederate armies met in battle at Front Royal, Virginia. As a crucial part […]