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Had a fine old time over the weekend, and even overcame my bout of stomach pain to do some grilling. We had chicken breasts in a Cuban-style citrus marinate, chicken sausages stuffed with cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, and some asparagus fresh from the farmer's market. Good stuff, though I'm not sure it was all as light as we intended when we planned on avoiding red meat. Oh well, maybe we'll do better next time.

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Days of Monsters.
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Donít know much about history. Thanks Digg.
Stories: Blind woman invokes Monty Python in lawsuit against Rick Scott. Thanks Neutronbeam.
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 20, 2011, 12:34 kanniballl
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 20, 2011, 11:50:
Kanniballl, you can easily resolve any history deficiencies with your library card...

Obviously, or even Wiki will provide some general info on various topics. Obviously I have the money and means.

But between work, after-hours support, and having to read computer programming books/sites to keep myself current...

I'd rather dedicate my free time to reading fiction than learning stuff. I already feel like I'm in school most months because I have to learn X, Y, and Z for work during my free time.

It's something I'd "like" to do, but in the list of accessible things I'd like to do it's not even in my top 10.

Above "history" are things like home maintenance (plumbing and such), cooking, car maintenance, learning to flippin' DANCE, learning Polish, move to a new place, etc. And most of THAT isn't even in my top 10 but it at least involves some activity besides just reading.

Still, my history knowledge is better than average. For example I know the names of all the US presidents in order they served, while I doubt the "average" student today can simply name 10.

This comment was edited on Jun 20, 2011, 12:42.
 
"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
-Fry, Futurama
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