The Unrepentant Individual

...just hanging around until Dec 21, 2012


November 19, 2008


Email, The Liberty Papers, Wyatt, Etc.

As I pointed out yesterday, a major system crash took down The Liberty Papers, and my email with it.

We’re in the process of rebuilding The Liberty Papers (should take several days), and my email is now transferred to a new server which should also be much more stable, so my original email address is back to normal.

Through all of this, I’ve decided to transfer control of The Liberty Papers to another contributor. I won’t be stepping away from blogging there, but I simply don’t have the time, energy, or sysadmin expertise to continue to be the guy “running the show”.

With that, while I will continue to keep my main political blogging over there, I wonder constantly what to do with Unrepentant Individual. I think I may make some effort to keep things a little bit more fresh here, once I can get an idea of what to write about. College football has been a nightmare this year for my Boilermakers… Brewing and beer is always an option, and something I hope to explore more fully. I may go into some more humorous writing if I get some better ideas. And, as always, I’ve got a crazy little man at home who is always good for a laugh! Expect some video of him “Dancing With The Stars” shortly.

If anyone has particular topics or subjects that you’d like to hear more about, though, let me know and I’ll try to expand.

For now, here’s the little man on Halloween.

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November 18, 2008


Hosting / Email issues

The site hosting The Liberty Papers has had a major crash, and I’m working to get that solved. For the next few days, it will likely be unavailable as I transfer to a new hosting provider.

With that, my email is hosted on the same site, and is also having problems. I am currently trying to set up a forwarder, but if you cannot get to me, try bwarbiany AT hotmail DOT com


Below The Beltway linked with Temporary Outage At The Liberty Papers
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November 3, 2008


It’s Almost Over…

Just one more day, and the government can go back to screwing us quietly instead of auditioning for the job of screwing us.

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October 8, 2008


Krispy Dips On TV!

I said yesterday that Joanna & Tara had a pretty exciting deal going on today. I haven’t figured out how to embed this video, so you’ll have to click over and check it out.

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October 7, 2008


Krispy Dips Gets First Press Coverage

The Orange County Register story on Krispy Dips… Currently only available on the online version, but should go to print shortly.

They’re also going to have a pretty exciting press deal tomorrow morning… I won’t say anything just yet, but you might get to see a YouTube clip of it :-)

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October 1, 2008


Big News — Dip Into Delicious!


Joanna and her sister Tara have been a busy pair. Over the last 6 months or so, they’ve been hatching a whole new business, and it just went live!

Krispy Dips

I’ll let their description cover it for you:

A Krispy Dip is the grown-up version of the crispy marshmallow treat you loved as a kid.

We start with our signature recipe for the original “Krispy” square made from real imported Madagascar vanilla, creamery butter and the gooiest marshmallows we could find. Each hand-crafted square is then dipped in the finest chocolate and topped with an array of decadent toppings including rich caramel, real espresso beans, sweet coconut and roasted nuts.

Customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. Every order is dipped then shipped to ensure quality and freshness. We are dedicated to providing a superior product that you will come back to again and again. So come dip into delicious!

They’ve worked very hard to create a truly unique and elegant product. For those of you looking for new gift ideas for friends and family over the holidays, you won’t be disappointed. And for anyone who either owns a small business or sends out corporate gifts to thank important clients, they can do customization to give it the personal touch. They’ve already been involved in a wedding, a baby shower, have provided Dips for an LA Dodgers function, and will be doing a major function later this month with another SoCal sports team. They’re even working towards entry into local gourmet markets.

And last, but most certainly not least, they taste great. If anyone happens to be a fan of dark chocolate and espresso, the espresso bean flavor is my favorite. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, and that one blows me away!

So head on over and give it a look. It truly is a new and refined twist on a familiar treat, and it’s sure to please!

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September 27, 2008


That’s It.

I can’t take it any more. Purdue Football has done nothing since “The Fumble” in 2004 but make me angry and disappointed.

I’m done. I’m not watching another game this year. I just can’t bear it when Notre Dame’s pathetic offense nearly doubles their average yardage and scoring totals against what was supposed to be an “improved” Purdue defense. How did we let both QB Jesus Clausen and RB Armando Allen have career days against us? Oh, I know how… We didn’t blitz all day long.

Purdue will be lucky to win 3 more games this year, and I highly doubt they’ll make a bowl at all. If they somehow make it to the Rose Bowl, someone let me know. Otherwise, I just can’t bear to watch.

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September 13, 2008


We’re Watching Some Football!

So, Purdue lost another heart-breaker today to the Oregon Ducks. But hey, when you have a kid like this, it’s tough to be too upset.

Wyatt won’t remember the loss, I’m sure. And by the time he’s speaking, he’s going to be singing “Hail Purdue”!

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September 12, 2008


Voting — Americans Do It Like We Eat

Over here, a YouTube clip of Craig Ferguson discusses the election. Most of his rant is spot-on (and hilarious), but he talks about American’s “duty” to vote. He goes a bit off line when he says that our American Democracy is about:

free people making free choices…

…in this case, to choose which candidate will make us less free, and how.

Americans vote like we eat. I don’t think freedom’s on that menu. It’s like going into Cracker Barrel trying to find health food, and having a choice between the country breakfast with ham, eggs, hash browns, or the flapjacks and bacon, smothered in syrup. One may be marginally better for you than the other, but neither are good*. They may both make you feel good for a short time, but the long-term effects are pretty well negative.

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September 8, 2008


Question Of The Day

I know I’m not the first person to ask this, but it just struck me…

Did anyone on the TV sitcom Cheers have a Boston accent?

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September 2, 2008


Damn Paparazzi!

They just won’t leave me alone!

For more pictures from August and Wyatt’s first birthday, see here

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August 10, 2008


Olympic Pondering

Is Water Polo hockey on a lake that thawed, or is hockey water polo on a frozen lake?

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August 3, 2008


Sad, But Cute…

We were out at a Mexican restaurant, and they had a balloon artist coming by to make animals for the kids. Wyatt was very intrigued to see the turtle that the artist was making for him…

He wasn’t quite as happy when the turtle was strapped to his wrist, though!

Awwww….

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July 28, 2008


The Problem With The Biblical Account Of Creation

So I was thinking about this the other day… There are the problems of geological vs. God time, etc. But one thing just occurred to me.

God created man in his image. He created all the animals, and the plants, and gave man dominion above them. Man was king, he was satisfied, and he was happy. But then God thought man was lonely, and on the same day he created Man, he created Woman.

Let me ask you a question…

What Man in his right mind, king of his castle, master of all before him on earth, would get lonely and need a mate within a day? I mean, sure, within a week (possibly a few months if God gave Man beer and football instead) Man might get horny, but a day?

So this God, who we’re supposed to believe is kind and loving, presents us with a creature that seduces us into a fall from grace with her feminine wiles, such wiles that continue to this day to get us men to do all sorts of crazy things to vie for their attention.

As for me, I could have done with the beer and football. That truly would have made the Garden of Eden paradise on Earth!

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July 25, 2008


I’m Officially Old

It’s been a couple of strange years. The wife and I went from young DINK couple, renting apartments in California, to the responsibility of home ownership in Georgia. But then, in just over the past year, we came back to California, back to renting, but adding one child and reducing ourselves to one income (although, with the responsibility of my new job, an improved income). Now, she’s working on starting a new business, we’re keeping our eyes on the housing market for an entrance sometime in 2009.

And then I had to have the nerve to turn 30. As if becoming a parent isn’t enough new responsibility, I had to officially leave the carefree days of 29 and become old.

Time to start living vicariously through Wyatt, because my opportunities have closed off. Hopefully he’ll remember me when he starts the Martian colony that I was hoping to found. Ugh. 30! Why me?!

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