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The Most Common Man

As a child I often lamented the fact that i was so common. I thought of it as boring. Boring brown hair, boring brown eyes, the most common blood type. I felt like there was nothing interesting or unique about me. Well, today I learned another thing about myself that is exceptionally common. I have the most common fingerprint type. It's a short story, but I suddenly became interested in the different fingerprint types, and what they say about us. I saw one presentation which suggested that the "Arch" type print is most common among green-eyed people. I did not find any characteristics particularly associated with the "Loop" variety of print, just that it's the most common, and of course it's what I have. While this would once have been a source of grief for me, further indicating just how dull and boring I am right down to my skin and blood, I look at it now as a blessing because if I ever needed a blood transfusion I'd have no trouble findi…

The Fit is Muppet

I wanted to say a few things about the Honda Fit. And the soundtrack for the new Muppets movie. The Fit is a really fun drive. This is coming from a 2005 Chevy Aveo hatchback to a 2012 Fit. The cars appear similar in overall stature and shape, but they feel very different. The Chevy was fun, but I always got a top-heavy feeling in it, and didn't feel that steady. The Fit really is "Go." It's got a nice gear ratio that gets me up to a comfortable speed in second gear, and I can't even feel when it leaves first. It's zippy, it corners nicely, and I hardly think twice about squeezing down the right turn lane even when there isn't a lane there. It's a lot of fun, and fast, and goes anywhere. And I'm so lucky my daughter has good taste in music. She wants to hear that Muppets cd over and over, and it's a really good album. One of the songs is nominated for an Oscar, and will almost certainly win, and it has Dr. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parso…