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Day: May 31, 2007

best thing learned from the spelling bee finals

Kakistocracy
kak·is·toc·ra·cy (kāk’Ä­-stŏk’rÉ™-sÄ“, kä’kÄ­-)
n.

Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.

It so clearly defines the current leadership at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

(definition courtesy of Dictionary.com)

pondering bikes (updated 02 june)

Okay, this goes out to all the cyclists who read this blog: I’m looking for opinions and input.

After five years of faithful service, I think it’s time to retire my 2002 LeMond Tourmalet from primary road machine status.

It’s not a decision I’m taking lightly, as I love my LeMond. But it’s been through hell, and its age is showing. I’ve also become a far better rider over the past few years, and want a more high-performance machine to work with for the next 5-or-so (or more) years.

But here’s the catch: I have a limited budget, which rules out a lot of the more sexy stuff. My top end is $1600, give or take. So I have to be creative.

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