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Apple crisp

Submitted by aaron.axvig on Wed, 01/22/2020 - 09:04

My fiancée makes apple crisp
And not just when we have a tryst
Better than apple pie
Makes me a lucky guy
I won't fade away to a wisp.

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Humbolt County

Submitted by aaron.axvig on Wed, 01/22/2020 - 08:57

(Anna was watching a Netflix series on people growing marijuana in Humbolt County.)

Joe passed time in Humbolt County
Of weed he grew quite a bounty
Thieves came for his crop
And he made them drop
On police he could not account-y

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The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories by Mark Twain

Submitted by aaron.axvig on Wed, 01/22/2020 - 08:29

A collection of enjoyable stories by Mark Twain.  I have only previously read his most famous works, and that many years ago.

As the foreword alludes, these stories get darker as you go further into the collection.  I enjoyed the lighter ones more but the darker ones did make me think.

Strangely, this book did not have an ISBN number in it.

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Abduction by Rodman Philbrick and Lynn Harnett

Submitted by aaron.axvig on Mon, 01/13/2020 - 20:54

Wacky. It's about people being abducted by aliens for mind control purposes, so basically all of the stereotypical stuff with a mild plot wrapped around it. A little cheesier than I expected.

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With Reckless Abandon by Captain Jim Sharp

Submitted by aaron.axvig on Sat, 01/11/2020 - 15:14

I was fortunate to be part of a guided tour of the Sail, Power, and Steam Museum in Rockland, ME that was guided by Captain Jim. Now about 6 months later I finished his book in one day.

Needless to say it is a great read if you love stories about boating.

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Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy: Jedi Search

Submitted by aaron.axvig on Fri, 01/10/2020 - 12:54

I probably read this book back in middle school as I used to read a ton of Star Wars and Star Trek books back then.  Anyways, now I have read it again.

I believe I read a while back that the new Star Wars movies have removed all of the Expanded Universe books from canon.  So it was a little weird to be reading this book and be thinking all along that it isn't really "true."  Of course it is fiction, but now it is like discarded fiction.  Still a quick enjoyable read though.

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Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer

Submitted by aaron.axvig on Wed, 01/08/2020 - 18:42

This was a nice read about memories and memorization techniques.  The story of the author is woven in pretty well and my interest was held throughout.  He described the techniques used in a good amount of detail--enough to understand but not so specific as to get boring.

Overall I now know a little more about the topic and it was also an interesting story.

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2048

Submitted by aaron.axvig on Sat, 01/04/2020 - 14:41
Screenshot of 2048 stats page

I played the version available on F-Droid. On my third attempt I achieved a 2048 block. The statistics say that I have played for 0.92 hours.

I see that 5x5 grids and larger are available too so I may try that out sometime.

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