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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-11-28

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-11-21

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  • Red dirt music with Aaron Traffas and Trevor Burgess — at Woody's Pub & Grub http://gowal.la/c/2TSCn #
  • Here's a pic I took at Woody's Pub & Grub – http://gowal.la/c/2TSCn #
  • I need to discover new, bad pop music. I think I finally found a legitimate use for Pandora. #
  • Whoa. @bleuedmondson put out a new disc last month. I'm pouncing on that. #
  • Bleu Edmondson – Believe in Me http://ff.im/-tRcyw #
  • QJackCtl http://ff.im/-tRBO7 #
  • jack-rack http://ff.im/-tRBO6 #
  • Ardour http://ff.im/-tRBO8 #
  • GNOME Volume Control http://ff.im/-tRWcC #
  • @bobbyts you doing taco tuesday with the game? #
  • New Concert: Sun Dec 5 @ Woody's Pub and Grub, Lenexa – http://iLike.com/t/1RQ1g #
  • Wade Bowen – Daddy And The Devil http://ff.im/-tUZua #
  • Roger Creager – Fun All Wrong http://ff.im/-tVszA #
  • My new vocal mic is so crisp it makes my old SM57 sound as muddy as a SM58. #
  • @dN0t You know that looks like a litter box, right? #
  • Looking forward to tonight's Aggieville show – playing at @patsblueribnbbq with my friend @lucasmaddy – testing my new mic and guiar sound #
  • No Justice – Feels Like Rain http://ff.im/-tZkvh #
  • My @boxee box just got here, no thanks to the USPS who failed to deliver it with the rest of my mail yesterday though it was on the truck. #
  • will not go to heaven, he'll go to Champaign, Illinois. #
  • #CDW has called three times since purchase asking if everything was ok. Next purchase will be from someone who won't pester me by calling. #
  • @dn0t Dude, the @boxee box is fucking tiny! About half as big as I was expecting from the pictures. #
  • I'm at Pat's Blue Ribbon BBQ (1200 Moro St, Manhattan). http://4sq.com/dn1jTh #
  • My Top 3 Weekly #lastfm artists: Bleu Edmondson (33), Old 97's (15) & Ryan Adams (14) http://bit.ly/9P1d2t #
  • Facebook 101: Don't create a user for your business – that's what fan pages are for. Friend requests from businesses demonstrate pure fail. #
  • Bleu Edmondson – Black and White http://ff.im/-u3nQ4 #
  • My shiny new @boxee box sits dormant next to the computer I'm using to run Windows @boxee so I can watch 30 Rock from two episodes ago. :( #
  • The @boxee box is a great proof of concept, but it won't be as useful as Windows @boxee until it gets Hulu and Netflix. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-31

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  • Local FOX Station Airs Hilarious Social Media Parody [VIDEO] http://bit.ly/b89pVb #
  • FINISH HIM! http://bit.ly/dACcCf #
  • Constant Contact is for n00bs. #
  • Drobo http://ff.im/-sDLhY #
  • @djpizzle phpList in reply to djpizzle #
  • And we have no power. Looks like a transformer took out our block. Hope it doesn't last more than a few hours or I'm going to lose Internet. #
  • Probably Bad News: Pregnancy FAIL http://bit.ly/9WLrMG #
  • Oh, how a mandate can make the code rush out of me…like speaking in tongues. #
  • Sweet! Been wanting to try Taco Night. RT @bobbyts: Bobby T's! $2.22 Taco Platters! Beef or Chicken! $2 Margaritas! $2.22 Taco Platters! #
  • remembers when the music came from wooden boxes strung with silver wire. #
  • @midmoia Funny…I learned about "shibboleth" from the West Wing and have been using it as a variable name in PHP for our tokens. :) in reply to midmoia #
  • The worse thing that ever happened to data is Microsoft Excel. #
  • Dessert at Kites – the truck. http://flic.kr/p/8NDhru #
  • RT @dN0t San Francisco winning a World Series game. Cliff Lee is losing one. It's 80 degrees at 10:30pm in October. Witches run for office. #
  • OH: "He's not a rain maker, he's a water pump." #
  • Excited for tonight's show at @patsblueribnbbq #
  • kick ball change. #
  • RT @atband Come out tonight to watch Aaron at Pat's Blue Rib'n BarBeQue in Aggieville in Manhattan. Show starts at 9pm! #
  • Damnit. Everyone is dressed up. Should have worn my command tunic. #
  • Here we go. The ag rock at Pat's starts now! #
  • My Top 3 Weekly #lastfm artists: Harry Chapin (56), Ryan Adams (26) & Lucero (9) http://bit.ly/9p4z1m #
  • is billed as a novelty act. #
  • RT @maddow People believe this stuff. RT @jazzlaro WHY DON'T YOU INTERVIEW OBAMA AND ASK WHY MUSLIMS ARE EXEMPT FROM THE HEALTH CARE BILL? #
  • Halloween is an excuse to dress slutty, it seems. #
  • Attn: Manhattan…where is the best place in Aggieville tonight? #
  • Best costume of the night goes to the douchebag. #
  • #kstate game competing with the Rally to Restore Sanity. Which to watch? My heart says Rally, but my guests say #ksu #
  • Finally getting to watch the #rally4sanity – loving the mashup of "Peace Train" and "Crazy Train" #
  • gets on the love train. #
  • RT @dN0t Jon Stewart is really bringing it home. #rally4sanity #
  • The Shutterfly Flash interface makes me want to claw out my eyes and blindly jump up and down on my crushed computer. #
  • Palin’s Facebook Wall: PWNED http://bit.ly/9GyHm1 #
  • just posted new shows in Manhattan, Sharon and more – http://iLike.com/c/xlmd #
  • will pay full price for your name on a grain of rice. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-03

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  • Packing for a 4 am drive to MCI in the morning. I should be sleeping. #
  • OH: "He was drinking well." #
  • Rainbow Cocktail WIN http://bit.ly/9tSpYI #
  • Boarding AA1087 from MCI to DFW. #
  • I'm at DFW Dallas/Ft. Worth International in Dallas, TX http://gowal.la/c/2zReS?137 #
  • I just unlocked the "Swarm" badge on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/ciNWM6 #
  • Boarding AA1232 from DFW to MBJ. #
  • Unfortunately, I'm stripes. http://flic.kr/p/8Eyut2 #
  • We made it to Jamaica http://flic.kr/p/8EyuDv #
  • Unfortunately, I'm stripes. [pic] http://ff.im/-rcEaH #
  • And there it is…the first Wizard of Oz joke. #
  • I'm at Couples Tower Isle http://gowal.la/c/2A1MQ?137 #
  • Kiwi + peanut cake = win #
  • Gift shop fun! http://flic.kr/p/8ELApx #
  • Gift shop fun! [pic] http://ff.im/-rfU6D #
  • Wow. I go snorkeling and AOL buys TechCrunch. Just finding out now. Who is going to leak the price of this one? #
  • Re: Today’s quackery: osteopathic manipulative medicine http://ff.im/-rik1u #
  • So sore from snorkeling on the reef last night in the dark. Going to find some food and then SCUBA dive. #
  • Just got rained- lightninged? -out of SCUBA diving. I guess we're going shopping now. How did WIN turn to FAIL so quickly? #
  • Wife: "Want to go chug a drink?"
    Me: "Who are you?" #
  • Those shots of rum are looking to make this shopping trip a little more enjoyable. #
  • Eating at Bayside in Jamaica. Smells too good to be true. #
  • @dpoe is going to try chopsticks for the first time in the rain. #
  • They know how to cook wings in Jamaica. #
  • Honeymoon hammered is the best kind of hammered. It's the kind of hammered that says, "Let's go sailing." #
  • @dN0t who won? in reply to dN0t #
  • Tom Collins is so much better from scratch rather than the pre-mix. #
  • Listening to the Jamaican house band cover Hotel California. Unsurprisingly, the song doesn't improve even with the cultural flare. #
  • This chick's singing "I Shot the Sheriff" better than Bob Marley, though that's something anyone could trip and fall and do on accident. #
  • Aaron and Diane Traffas, Tuesday in Jamaica http://ff.im/-roSNe #
  • Aaron and Diane Traffas at Dunn River Falls in Jamaica http://ff.im/-roSNd #
  • 5:30 Jamaican Sunrise http://flic.kr/p/8FvdTs #
  • 5:30 Jamaican Sunrise [pic] http://ff.im/-rpL0K #
  • My Top 3 Weekly #lastfm artists: The Hold Steady (40), Two Cow Garage (29) and Glossary (24) http://bit.ly/9p4z1m #
  • Jamaican cooking demonstration http://flic.kr/p/8FBEjb #
  • Jamaican cooking demonstration [pic] http://ff.im/-rr1BE #
  • Facebook's photo albums still have limits. I just published the final Jamaica blog series on… http://fb.me/I850oTTX #
  • Leaving the resort. Hoping to make civilization in North Carolina by 5. Looking forward to a game of Civilization on the iPad on the plane. #
  • I just ousted Bristol John D. as the mayor of Couples Tower Isle on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/cZc8RA #
  • I just unlocked the "Photogenic" badge on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/aLzy0w #
  • Happy Shatnerday: I See What You Did there http://j.mp/cDrcd6 #
  • I'm at MCI Kansas City International in Kansas City, MO http://gowal.la/c/2BSRs?137 #
  • If I never hear raggae again it'll be too soon. #
  • Holly's cupcakes were waiting for us when we arrived home http://flic.kr/p/8FY5Gv #
  • So @boxee, you and I are going to have us a time during this new fall TV season. #
  • Holly's cupcakes were waiting for us when we arrived home [pic] http://ff.im/-rtSta #

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Jamaica Friday

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Today was our last day. We awoke at 5:30 a.m. to a beautiful sunrise. I had a pot of delicious Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee. We killed a little time until breakfast, after which we put on swimsuits to float around in the sea.

We took the SCUBA class on Wednesday, and were rained out both Wednesday and Thursday. Diane and I had not planned to try again today, but as we were floating around the shore we spotted the other two couples from our SCUBA class waiting by the SCUBA desk. I persuaded Diane that we should go, since we don’t exactly have many options to do so in Kansas. Boy, was that the right decision.

After donning our gear, we went to the pool to practice breathing through the regulator, switching air sources and clearing masks. This part reminded me of the day that my high school anatomy and chemistry teacher, Mr. Booth, brought his SCUBA gear to the pool where our class got to try it out.

After we demonstrated competence in the pool, we waited about an hour for the boat to arrive. As if on queue, a downpour began as soon as we were boarding the boat. Our Jamaican dive masters were a little crazy, and pushed forward with the dive trip in spite of the weather.

We went about a mile away from the harbor to what they called the “No Problem Reef,” though I’m fairly confident that they made up that name.

We put on the gear and jumped in. It was terrifying. The dive was only about 45 ft., though my comfort level was exceeded at about 15. We pressed forward, however, and once we made it to the bottom and became comfortable with the environment, we had an amazing time.

The reef really is the forest on the ocean floor. We swam the sea floor next to reefs rising up anywhere from 5 to 25 feet from the seabed, each one full of what seemed like a different kind of fish.

We spent only about 30 minutes underwater, though it felt like an hour. It had stopped raining by the time we surfaced, and after a quick ride back to the harbor, we ate lunch and took a nap.

We took a few final pictures of the resort from the top floor before heading to the Eight Rivers restaurant where we had dinner reservations.

It was perhaps one of the finest dining experiences either of us had ever had, and while the service was superior and no expense was spared, I personally preferred the Asian food from the Bayside that we’d enjoyed the previous two nights. Diane had chicken and I had lobster tail, both of which were fantastic.

We went back to the room for a little packing and then went back to have a few more final drinks for our last evening out.