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November 2006

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I’m not really a fan of opera music but I was reading the newspaper today and read an article about a pioneering opera singer passing away. He was Robert K. McFerrin Sr. Many may recognize the last name, as his son, Bobby McFerrin, had success with the hit song Don’t Worry, Be Happy. He was a St. Louis native.

Robert K. McFerrin Sr., an opera singer from St. Louis who performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, died Friday (Nov. 24, 2006) at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital of a heart attack. He was 85 and lived in Creve Coeur.

Mr. McFerrin was born in Marianna, Ark., the seventh of eight children. He began singing at his father’s church as a boy and continued to pursue music as a student at Sumner High School.

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I was bored so I thought I’d share with you the websites that are in my feed reader (which is Google Reader). They are:

Anna’s Blog
Caleb Was Here
Give Away of the Day (hat tip Mark)
Homeland Stupidity
All in the Cards
Photomatt
Qn5 Blog
Ryan.Connect
Simply Complex
Sporadic Nonsense
What Makes You Happy?
StL Today Cardinals
Yahoo Sports- Cardinals

I also have on my Google Homepage Wired Top Stories, Slashdot, BBC, and New York Times. All good reads. What’s in your feed reader?

I changed the colors of the site a bit. They were red/orange and I changed them to blue. Blue is my favorite color, so I thought I’d try this out. I hope the header image isn’t too bright. I’m still not decided on that. Any thoughts?

akismet

Also, since I last reinstalled Akismet I’ve been saved from 1000 spam comments with not one false positive. Good job Askismet people!

About 6 months ago I met someone online. This person was a great person and quickly became one of my best friends. In the past, people with “best friend” status were usually reserved for people I grew up with, went to school with, or generally lived in the same area as me. This friend is none of these. She lives in Florida, we never went to school together, and we didn’t grow up together. I’ve never even met her. She is an online friend. With the increasing social aspect of the internet (we met in an online game), these things don’t matter anymore. Even though she is an online friend, she has become one of my best friends. I feel I can talk to her about anything, and I do. She genuinely cares about me (at least I hope :P ), and I care about her. Will we ever meet in real life? Doubtful. But I’m okay with that, it does not bother me. I’ve gotten to know her better than some of my real life friends that I’ve known for years, and I’ve only known her for about 6 months. She knows me really well also. We talk quite frequently and is someone I can always count on. You always hear the long-distance relationships don’t work, but the same cannot be said about friendship. Friendship knows no bounds, especially with a great friend like you, L-Feezy

This story originally appeared Nov. 2 in the satirical online newspaper The Onion.

ST. LOUIS — Calling Friday night’s victory on baseball’s grandest stage “a terrible mistake,” members of the St. Louis Cardinals issued a formal apology for making the playoffs, winning the World Series, and depriving baseball fans everywhere of a season featuring the kind of heartwarming, storybook ending to which they have grown accustomed in recent years.