Need to buy a new washer

Our old top load washer needs to be replaced. We're trying to figure out whether we want to go with a front loader or a top loader, but we haven't have a lot of experience with front load washers.

Is there anyone out there who can give us some advice on what to look for, or recommendations on a particular brand or model? We've been finding that LG seems to be the lowest priced in general, but there seem to be some concerns about their customer support.

Letter to Certain Conservative Politicians

John Scalzi has written a very power piece about politicians who oppose abortion even in the case of rape.

It is also a very uncomfortable and painful piece. If you or someone close to you has been raped, it is likely to be very hard piece to read. That being said, I think every politician who opposes abortion even in cases of rape should read it. And be held accountable for their position, if this doesn't at least make them take a second look at that position.

Psych! Thought I'd fallen off again, didn't you?

...Ok, well I did. At least for a couple of days.

Work's been keeping me busy enough to not have enough attention to write entries during the day, and then I'm tired and either cleaning or wiped out once I get home. Got into work early enough this morning to have a bit of time to write, so I thought I'd try to catch up.

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Day 2! (of 2, so far)

Went to dinner with alymid last night at Geja's, a fondue place on Chicago's Near North side. We'd been there years ago when we were dating, but we hadn't been back in a long time. A Groupon drew us back. It still wasn't cheap, but it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

But I realized while we were there that Geja's is pretty decent fondue, but it's more about the atmosphere than the food. If memory serves, the Melting Pot offered a better selection of entrees, and also offered a vegetable broth instead of oil, which I appreciated. But Geja's is dark, with lots of little tables for 2, including the table we were at, a corner booth that was nice and private. It certainly seems to cater to romantic dinners for two, and I know I saw mostly couples (with a few other variants) while we were in there.

Whatever else, the company made the dinner well worthwhile, and we both had a lovely evening out.
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*tap, tap, tap* Is this thing still on???

I've noticed that I've once again neglected this particular portion of my life. Not due to any particular reason, just haven't gotten around to posting anything. However, as part of my company's Summer Fitness Challenge, I get bonus points every day I write a journal entry. As such, maybe I'll try and make some of them here.

So, as a quick update since *looks back to see when the last post was* oh, May or June of last year...
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Walk & Roll 2011 - Donations Welcome

The American Cancer Society's Walk & Roll 2011 is taking place in Chicago this weekend, and I'm participating. I still haven't decided if I'm going to walk or roll (on my bike) but either way, I'll be there.

If you're interested in sponsoring me, there's still time. Just go to

Give as much or as little as you'd like. Every little bit helps! And if you're going to be there, let me know!

Working out

I'm going to try and keep myself motivated and working out by posting my workout regimen as I go. However, I'm certainly not going to make anyone else keep track of it, so I'm planning on keeping it in a set of locked posts. If you happen to be interested in my progress, let me know, and I can give you access to those posts.

And yes, I know I haven't ever posted much. Maybe this will get me to post more often on other things as well.

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