credit where credit is due
First: Oh, so you what, sit on your ass and keyboard all day? And you get paid for this?!?

Kidding, kidding, I wouldn't want this job either:
But do you have any idea how boring it is to transcribe a list of every conceivable risk associated with carpal tunnel surgery?
Christ, take me now.

Also, I've linked pages found via Ilyka a few times here, occasionally without credit. Because I'm lazy. And I know she's missing those one, maybe two hits. I know it's ignorant, especially to someone who has been very good to me. But, like I said, I'm lazy, and "Rude" follows "Lazy".

Really, I don't want to link her in every post, because then I just look like a follower, or perhaps a stalker. Only one of which is a cool thing to be. I make a point of keeping her webpage open on my browser, so she dosen't get like ten hits a day all from me. Sometimes, I sit outside her house and...well, you don't really need to know about that.

Here's something that's weird: she posted some text from something I wrote, and I didn't even recognize it as my own writing. I read through the post on her page, then went to see the text of the post she linked thinking "I think I wrote about this too", and it linked right back to my own blog. On which she had left a comment, days ago. Guess I should check those more often.

Anywho, many thanks to the authoress who calls herself Ilyka Damen for all the times she's linked me or I've linked her and I've been too much of a prick to acknowledge it.

I know this linking stuff is important, it's votes in the popularity contest that is the blogosphere. But I read Ilyka, generally daily, because she is really one of my favorite writers out there; not only does her head seem to work alot like mine, she's better at putting it into electrons.

So if you visit this blog, then visit Ilyka as well, and save me the trouble of linking her, already.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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