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Billy "The Brick" James AKA Dr. W
December 2013
Wed, Feb. 13th, 2008 08:04 pm


Sat, Jan. 5th, 2008 08:35 pm

Yep, three posts right in a row after months of nothing!

Elizabeth and I are in a running group to train for the LA Marathon. As some of you know, she already did it last year and this year, she's suckered me into doing it as well. Today we ran 23 miles! One of the greatest things about doing this training for the first time is that every time we up the mileage, it's my furthest distance ever. Tomorrow I probably won't be able to walk, but man, what a sense of accomplishment that comes from running that distance.


Sat, Jan. 5th, 2008 08:27 pm

So I've been 99% sure that I'll be voting for Obama in the primary. His victory speech in Iowa is a good reason why and pretty much sealed the deal. If you have not seen it, check it out : Obama's Victory Speech. It feels great to listen to a politician and actually feel proud to be an American and to feel hopeful for America. I can't remember the last time I listened to a politician and didn't want to just knock him/her in the teeth! Anyway, please watch the video if you haven't, and if you have. Watch it again! It's inspiring!! And spread the word about Obama. We need him in the White House.


Sat, Jan. 5th, 2008 08:21 pm

89% Chris Dodd
89% Barack Obama
86% John Edwards
85% Hillary Clinton
85% Mike Gravel
85% Joe Biden
84% Dennis Kucinich
76% Bill Richardson
45% Rudy Giuliani
33% John McCain
24% Mike Huckabee
24% Mitt Romney
23% Tom Tancredo
21% Ron Paul
14% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz


Tue, May. 15th, 2007 09:47 pm

I know I haven't posted in awhile and I've been meaning to post an update about what's been going on, so I will soon, but for now...

I was watching Inside the Actor's Studio when Natalie Portman was on and she made a comment about heaven that probably sums up what is wrong with organized religion better than anything I've ever heard. She said:

"I don't know whether it exists or not and I think it's a bad concept to have because when you want to do good things in order to get into heaven then every good thing you do becomes a selfish act and I hate that. I think it creates bad pattern in your mind. I like to do good things not as a means to get into heaven but for the sake of doing it themselves."


Wed, Feb. 28th, 2007 09:57 pm

So last night we had our annual elections for board members of our HOA. And in a surprise turn of events, I won in a landslide! And by landslide I mean I got 9 out of 12 votes. So as of today I'm the President. Mr. President or President James is best, but I'll answer to President Will if you must. Maybe Barack will let me run with him on his ticket, I'd Veep for that guy any day. I'd settle for an Obama/Clark ticket though.


Sun, Nov. 26th, 2006 11:40 pm

For anyone interested, here is a (belated) photo of our wedding cake:

In other news, we've been vegan for almost 4 months now. This is the first Thanksgiving in my life I did not eat turkey... crazy! It did look good though (we were at my sister's and despite our insistence that she just cook whatever and we'd eat what we could, she made special food for us, but there was also the usual fare).


Tue, Nov. 7th, 2006 09:07 am

If you care about the United States, please vote today.

And if you REALLY care, vote Democratic.


Sat, Aug. 12th, 2006 06:19 am

Nope, just gone vegan. I know, I just totally blew your mind. Will, the meatasaurus turning vegan? That's right. We decided last weekend to go vegan. For lots of reasons. Treatment of animals, health of ourselves...I thought it would be a nightmare to transition, but so far it's been surprisingly easy. We had a couple of meat substitutes, all of which I enjoyed. There is a "California Vegan" restaurant nearby and I had Pad Thai with soy chicken that tasted exactly like the Pad Thai I used to get. To make the transition easier we decided to actually finish the stuff we already had otherwise not only did we help kill the animals but then we would be wasting that death, so we're finishing our milk, not throwing away our shoes with leather, etc, but going forward we won't be buying anything like that. Shouldn't be too hard because we already eat a lot of veggies and things. The hardest things for me will be my Omaha Steaks and cheese, but I'm pretty sure I can deal. I've also lost about 5 pounds this first week and I'm pretty sure cutting out meat and dairy had something to do with that.


Tue, Jul. 4th, 2006 10:10 pm

We decided to redecorate the living room this weekend. We got pretty far, but didn't quite finish. Photos and details behind the link.