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>An Update from Ari

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from
Ari Gronning

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Oct 20, 2008 3:34 PM

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Just a little update

Hello, all! I just wanted to give you a peek into some of the things that I have been busy with lately, and hopefully some of the things yet to come!

Most recently I have been researching the correlation between Bic pens and the migration patterns of Canadian geese. To be truthful, it is far less exciting than the title would lead you to believe. Basically, as the use of Bic pens increases, the further the migration routes used by geese drift to the east. I suspect that I will find the cause of this once I further research election cycles.

I am also in the planning stages of a prime-time sitcom, “What’s up now?” I don’t have very much at this time, again, only in the planning stages. I allowed myself to ask the daring question, “What happens when a 4th generation florist falls into the world of underground espionage and mixed-martial arts street fighting? Will she wilt, or will we find out that this, Rose, not only has her thorns, but teeth as well?” Just writing about it makes me giddy; I cannot wait to give you the answers! Stay tuned!

So yeah, sorry that I have been out of touch. As you can tell, I have been up to my cute button nose with work and life. I truly hope that you are all doing well, and I would love to hear from you!

Majestically yours,
-Ari Gronning

from
erik erickson

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Oct 21, 2008 4:12 PM

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Re: Just a little update

This is one of the best emails I’ve read in a while…*sob* It’s going to be that much harder to kill you…

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ari gronning

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Oct 21, 2008 4:26 PM

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Re: Just a little update

Yeah, I was just thinking about that, too. “Doesn’t Erik want to kill me? Or is it *need* to kill me? I can never remember, despite that poorly placed reminder tattooed on my back.”

All of your sobbing reminds me of a particularly wet & rainy day on the eastern seaboard several years ago. I was with my mistress at the time, Helga. A lovely woman of Peruvian descent. She smelled of lilacs in the summer, and barley in the winter, and had a sense of adventure to match. On this particular day, though, she had managed to get her parasol wet. “Leave it,” I exclaimed, “no woman should have to bear the bourdon of a wet parasol,” I explained. It proved to be marvelous day. Remind me, when we see each other next, and I shall produce for you pictures of my Latina flower, Helga. Delight will be yours, I suspect.

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2008 in Family and Friends, Humor

 

>Phone Sheep

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[thx, Jean]
 
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Posted by on October 20, 2008 in Art, Humor

 

>Obama Roasts McCain at Al Smith Dinner

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http://youtube.com/v/v5SWQJWm6Tg

It’s good to know that amidst the ridiculous lies and exaggerations coming at the O-man from McCain’s camp that they can both enjoy some light-hearted ribbing.

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

>Sara Palin’s World View

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Posted by on October 18, 2008 in Humor

 

>Bush in Drag | September 19, 2008

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Posted by on October 16, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

>FCC Will Probably Approve White-Space Broadband

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FCC is soon “likely to approve” the use of so-called “white space” spectrum, partially freed from the migration to digital television, for a new, inexpensive wireless broadband delivery system”

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2008 in News, Technology

 

>Enhance Your Netflix Account with FeedFlix.com

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This thing is neat-0. You copy the RSS feed (bottom of page) for your queue into FeedFlix.com and it tells you all sorts of stats about your watching habits. Be prepared for some bad surprises, though. I learned the following about my 2-at-a-time $14/mo. account:

  • I pay ~ $9.79 per movie (gah!)
  • I only average 0.33 returns per week? Huh? That doesn’t sound right, I watch one movie and one disc of a TV show per week. I verified the dates…wow, I thought I was a fairly frequent returner. Time to make a bigger dent in that 197-movie long queue!

What did you discover about your viewing habits?

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2008 in Films, Technology

 
 
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