Car Thief
Afternoon watch, 1 bell (12:56 pm)

Well, as stupid as the Denny's Streakers were, I think the guy that boosted their car was cool. I'd like to shake his hand and say Good on ya, mate. Now that's quick thinking.

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No Honor Amongst Thieves
Afternoon watch, 1 bell (12:54 pm)

This story out of Spokane (just next door to me) is great.

Lesson to be learned kiddies? Always make sure you have a getaway driver. And don't leave your car running when you're not in it. Doesn't matter where you go, or what you're doing...

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More from Dave (yes, Barry)
Posted in Quotes
Forenoon watch, 5 bells (10:35 am)

A project called Laugh Lab has set up an Internet site in an effort to find the world's funniest joke. They have so far rated this as the funniest: "Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are camping. They pitch their tent under the stars and go to sleep. Sometime in the middle of the night Holmes wakes Watson up. 'Watson, look up at the stars and tell me what you deduce.' Watson says, 'I see millions of stars and even if a few of those have planets, it's quite likely there are some planets like Earth, and if there are a few planets like Earth out there, there might also be life.' Holmes replied: 'Watson, you idiot, somebody stole our tent!'" Now, I'm not saying this is a bad joke. I'm just saying this is not even close to being the funniest joke in the world. It would be funnier if Holmes woke Watson up and said, "Watson, there's a weasel chomping on my privates!" I'm not sure where the joke would go from there, but you can't go wrong with a setup like that.

You can find Laugh Lab on the 'net, but there isn't much there, they want you to buy their book.

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Nice weekend
Posted in General
Forenoon watch, 4 bells (10:21 am)

Well, I posted a little about my weekend yesterday, just wanted to reiterate that it was a nice one, one of the best weekends I've had in a long time. Had a nice time at church, too. I ended up reading through the lesson material in case I had to fill in for a teacher again, but it wasn't necessary. I did have another class to teach, though, and it went extremely well. Our branch president even said my lesson was "masterfully done". I was very flattered. I think teaching is fun, though, when you have people that are willing to listen and participate.

After getting home, I called TB in Ohio to say Happy Birthday (she and I went to high school in Oregon together). It was nice to catch up on each other's lives. She seems very happy, in spite of being a small town girl living in a big city (Cincinnati). After that, I was on my computer catching up on some email and ended up chatting on MSN with LC from Taiwan. We talked about relationships, which was unusual because the Taiwanese people tend to be very closed-off with their emotions, and generally untalkative when it comes to personal things. Granted, they're not always like that, but in general, that is the tendency. She thought it was amazing that I would keep a public blog, for anybody to read that passes by. Of course, I don't put everything I think in here, so it may be a bit boring sometimes, but just the fact that I would do this at all was nigh incomprehensible. Why doesn't it bother me? My answer is: Why would it bother me?

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