August 3, 2018

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I'll be honest, I didn't really expect to ever own crab cufflinks. I got them because I realized that showing round silver cufflinks is hella-boring, so I needed to spice up my stockpile. So these are a relatively new addition to the collection, coming all the way from England via Etsy. I would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Etsy for coming up with a brilliant website that allows small and local artisans to sell their wares all ov...

July 27, 2018

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In a quaint little fishing town in the Ulster region of Ireland sits a delightful little jewelry shop that I am quite certain is out of business. Why am I so certain? Because it had the coolest things, and everything I like eventually goes away. Due to all the concussions that I have received playing what I am about to talk about, I cannot even remember the name of the store, but I can absolutely take you there because it stil...

July 17, 2018

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I love driving. As a kid, I wasn't allowed to go for my driver's license at 16 because my parents thought I was too immature to be behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. So I got really good at scrounging rides off of my classmates and pretending to love bicycling more than driving. It was better for the environment I would say. I guess I was way before Al Gore's time and my concern for the environment came from defensive over-c...

July 11, 2018

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Remember that old TV gameshow called $25,000 Pyramid? What a sad sign of the times that $25,000 isn't even considered a lot of money for game shows. What an even sadder sign of the times that people are willing to go on television for far less than that as well. I was thinking about that show when I was getting ready to write today's post. I was imaging my friends playing the show, and the category is "Personality Traits of De...

July 3, 2018

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There are some immutable signs of aging that are impossible to ignore or deny. It is a guaranteed fact that the older one gets, the earlier dinner time becomes. The waist of pants starts to creep millimeters higher. Ear hair gets trimmed more than top of head hairs. And, words you use to describe things are no longer relevant or valid. I was talking with someone recently and I was wondering if kids these days know the internat...

June 26, 2018

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For those of you that remember my Born in the USA post, you might start seeing a pattern developing. That pattern is that I am a fan of irony. I enjoy irony the most when it is unintentional. Another bit of music related irony is my love of John Mellencamp's "Small Town." Why is it ironic? Well,for starters, the song begins "I was born in a small town. And I live in a small town. Probably die in a small town, Oh, those small c...

June 12, 2018

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This week's cufflinks aren't being worn. They are depicted in my hand for a very good reason. They are just...not quite right.... After coming to terms that, like it or not, I am an ethnic Korean, I decided I might as well embrace it a little. And of course, that means getting a cufflink related to my biological heritage. There aren't a lot of options for Korean cufflinks. Of course, you have the flags, but that seemed a littl...

June 5, 2018

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If I were to ask you what the most iconic music video of the 1980's was, what would your answer be? Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer"? Michael Jackson's "Thriller"? Madonna's "Material Girl"? I bet you a bag of stale donuts that some of you would answer A-Ha's "Take on Me." I loved this video for several reasons. First of all, it was completely unique. There were no other videos like it. Videos seemed to fall into three main cate...

May 29, 2018

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I work for an EPC firm. EPC stands for Engineering Procurement Construction. Specifically, I work in oil and gas. I have been lucky enough to learn about some incredible technology that helps society run efficiently and makes sure all of us have things that are relatively taken for granted. All of these advancements have come by the ideas of many brilliant people who have preceded me. I get to essentially piggy back off the ac...

May 23, 2018

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I have three sets of airplane cufflinks. Why? Because I absolutely love airplanes. The fact that human beings have built machines that can fly three times the speed of sound based on unequal air pressure just blows my mind. I loved reading about Daedalus and Icarus. I used to run around the lawn like an idiot with my arms spread out pretending to be an F4U Corsair. I had a broken arm, so I couldn't be a P-51 Mustang, or a Supe...

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