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Clarification and Games

January 5, 2006

I should have been more clear in my last post. I am looking for a dictionary with words that are not so often used (like those presented by AWAD). I don’t need to be tested on words like “car” but words like fumarole are another matter.

Hey, we bit the bullet and bought an XBOX 360! We found a core system and hard drive at one of the Walmart stores around here and grabbed it. I still need to get a cable so the system can display properly to our HD TV but so far we’re happy. We bought Quake 4 and Project Gotham Racing. My wife wanted Call Of Duty 2 but we couldn’t find a store with them in stock (and believe me, we looked). To bad the XBOX 360 cannot play the older XBOX games without an emulation program. We’ve got a number of those and it would be nice to not have so many systems taking up so much space (we have an XBOX, a PS2 and now an XBOX 360 – the old PS is sitting in the garage since PS2 can play the PS games).

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What’s all this then?

January 1, 2006

Ok, why a name like Like The Color? It’s something that’s been going on for years. Odd as it may seem, when I’m in a store or ordering something on the phone, the conversation might go something like.

Them: Last name please?

Me: Brown

Them: How do you spell that?

Me: B-R-O-W-N, like the color

So, to avoid any confusion I started saying, “Brown, like the color.”. This seems to have stopped those kinds of questions.

Before we got married, my wife and I used to joke about. She’d still kid me about it after we got married until she started getting asked to spell it too. Until this blog, it’s been an inside joke with us. Now, we just smile any time it comes up.