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It's that magical time of the year again: the time when I lose my mind and continue to believe it's a great use of my time to tally up statistics on baby names in Windsor. As I've said before, this represents babies born in Windsor and Essex County (Ontario, Canada) in 2010, but only those whose parents had the money and/or inclination to put them in this annual feature.

If you're curious, or want to compare, here are the entries I've made for previous years:

2009

2008

2007

2006

So, out of 518 babies, these were the most popular names:

Boys )

Girls )

Some observations:

The -adens seem to be on their way out. Noah is also WAY down, as well as Jackson and its variants. No big surprises for the girls, except maybe Charlotte and Amelia.
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(x-posted to [livejournal.com profile] baby_names)

Every year, my newspaper has a giant section with all the babies born in the previous year. Since I am insane, I like to use this to compile statistics for the most popular baby names in my area. Note that, firstly, this doesn't represent every single baby born in the area, only those whose parents had the money and/or inclination to do this; and secondly, that this represents only babies born in my particular area: Windsor and Essex County in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.

If you're curious, or want to compare, here are the entries I've made for previous years:

2008

2007

2006

Most Popular Names for 2009 )
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(cross-posted to [livejournal.com profile] baby_names)

Every year, my local newspaper has this giant section devoted to the babies who were born over the past year. Being a giant geek, for the past three years, I've compiled all the baby names to see which ones were most popular. Keep in mind that these statistics represent people in my city who have the money and the inclination to put their kid's picture and name into this special feature thing... Anyway, that said:

Out of 664 babies born in 2008...

Click here to see all the exciting statistics. )

And my vote for the worst names for 2008, for boys: Jaxon, Ayrton-Anthony, Braylon, Broden, Chaseton (probably THE worst), and Zaidan.

And for girls: Finnleigh, Braylin, Gracyn, Jadyn, Jorja, Kailey-Ann, Paighton, Pyper.
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My sister showed me this, and it is pretty much the best thing ever. It's 'Pride and Prejudice', told in the form of the Facebook news feed.

Austenbook

Trust me, it's awesome.
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So last year for Canadian History class, I had to do an assignment on Martin Frobisher. I went to Wikipedia to find out who exactly this guy was, and found that someone had messed with his article.

THIS is Martin Frobisher. I had thought that the articles of men from the 1500s who explored Canada might be obscure enough to not be targeted, but clearly I underestimated the power of bored school children.

Vastly underestimated.

The Saga of Martin Frobisher. Pictorial Evidence. Warning: foul language, immaturity, and nonsense await. )

These edits all occurred between February 2007 and around September 2008. There could have been earlier edits, but I didn't go that far back. One day perhaps I will, if I can work up the courage.
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This will be the final Sims update before the election.


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Gigantic Final Sims Update - for all the Americans reading this, DON'T FORGET TO VOTE! )
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Now that I've got all this free time, I figured that I owed the world a Sims update.

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The VP candidates arrive. )
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Yes. The Candidates are finally back. I checked, and I haven't updated this since March, so I feel very ashamed. Anyway, I wanted to get this out before they chose their running mates, so here it is.


Part Six, or something. )

Sims Time

Mar. 11th, 2008 04:47 pm
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I've managed to pull myself away from the fascinating life of Thomas More for long enough to update you all on the trials and tribulations of the presidential candidates on The Sims.

Also, as you can see, I've tagged all of these entries, so if you need to find any of the previous ones, just click on the 'sims' tag.


The Sims 2 - Election '08 Edition - Part Something )
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Time is racing toward us till the Huns arrive polls close in Ohio, Texas, Vermont, and Rhode Island. We all have our predictions. Or not. Personally, I appreciate that Barack Obama is apparently forming conspiracies with Canada.

But I'll bet you didn't know that Hillary Clinton can bust a move, and John McCain is a drunk.

That's right, it's time for...

THE SIMS 2 - ELECTION '08 EDITION - PART WHATEVER )
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Last one before Super Tuesday! Who knows, maybe some of the candidates won't be there next time I update! :O

More sim politician goodness. )
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I'm not sure what I'm going to do this spring/summer when I'm finished my courses. On the one hand, I feel like I should get a job, because it will get me out of the house, and I'll make money that I can save. On the other hand, I just don't feel like it. I don't want to sit around at home and do nothing, but then again, I wouldn't be completely unproductive. I'd still be writing, and I wanted to start teaching myself French and Latin this summer as well. So I guess we'll see.

I read the beginning of the New Testament tonight, and let me tell you, I got through it a lot more easily than the Old Testament. I can't handle the never-ending genealogy. So-and-so, son of so-and-so, son of so on and so on, and how many years they lived, it just doesn't interest me that much. Sorry, Tribes of Israel. :-\

AND NOW, MORE SIMS.

What have everyone's favourite politicians been getting up to? )
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This is for Sarah.

Well, I was playing The Sims 2 today, and talking to my sister on the phone, and she told me to make all the presidential candidates and put them in a house together.

So I did.

Hilarity ensues! )
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Zokutou word meter
50,603 / 50,000
(101.2%)


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Also: the story is COMPLETE. Finished. Epilogued. Done. That's never happened before, so I feel even more accomplished. So here you go, the last chapters and the epilogue of The Magical Adventures of Ladies and Gentlemen:

Chapters One and Two
Chapters Three and Four
Chapters Five and Six
Chapters Seven and Eight
Chapters Nine and Ten
Chapters Eleven and Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapters Sixteen and Seventeen

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN )

CHAPTER NINETEEN )

EPILOGUE )

So now I just want to thank everyone who read this, even if you only read a couple paragraphs and got a chuckle out of it or something. I especially want to give a shout out to gundamkiwi, who was like my biggest fan. XD Also, I want to thank everyone for putting up with all these posts.

That's it! It's over! And it's a relief! University calls to me again.
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There will probably be two or three more chapters after this. The whole story is going to end nicely around 50,000 words. :D

Chapters One and Two
Chapters Three and Four
Chapters Five and Six
Chapters Seven and Eight
Chapters Nine and Ten
Chapters Eleven and Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen

CHAPTER SIXTEEN )

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN )

Tomorrow: check back for the end of our amazing tale!
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I'm posting this now, because I seriously have to spend the rest of today writing that essay that I should have had done two weeks ago. :(

Also, I'm tagging all of these entries so that they're easy to find.

Chapters One and Two
Chapters Three and Four
Chapters Five and Six
Chapters Seven and Eight
Chapters Nine and Ten
Chapters Eleven and Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen

CHAPTER FIFTEEN )
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As promised, I'm posting Chapter Fourteen tonight. The only thing worse than the writing in this chapter is the writing in Chapter Fifteen.

Chapters One and Two
Chapters Three and Four
Chapters Five and Six
Chapters Seven and Eight
Chapters Nine and Ten
Chapters Eleven and Twelve
Chapter Thirteen

CHAPTER FOURTEEN )
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I am slightly less behind! So I'm posting Chapter Thirteen. Now I really have to go and write this essay for Canadian History. :-\

Chapters One and Two
Chapters Three and Four
Chapters Five and Six
Chapters Seven and Eight
Chapters Nine and Ten
Chapters Eleven and Twelve

CHAPTER THIRTEEN )

Tomorrow: Chapter Fourteen, in which Sir Rupert and Mr. Stratford search for the Crown of Righteousness, and pay a visit to the only Canadian in Egypt.