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25.1.08

We Gotta Make A Decision

Should I continue
To post haiku on Friday?
Give me your feedback.

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21.12.07

Buy A Shiny Backpack

Ireland next week
Switzerland the following
Not too bad a break

Cheaper to fly there
Than most countries I checked on
Except for Japan.

Going to see The Frames
Playing a New Year's Eve gig
Should be a good show.

Got a rental car
To enjoy the autobahn
While in Germany.

Any Europe folk
Who want to meet up with me
Leave me a comment.

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7.12.07

Upon A Midnight Clear

Went to a concert
Swedish a capella group
Touring Korea.

Time for Christmas tunes
Over fifty-four hours
In my collection.

Less than two weeks left
The Christmas break begins
I can't hardly wait.

Heading to Europe
Because tickets were so cheap
And I hate the beach.

So if you are there
In Dublin or Basel-land
Let's get together.

Currently listening to: Hall & Oates -

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30.11.07

It's Close To Midnight

I can't believe it
A couple haiku-less weeks
Do you miss them much?

The Thriller album
It has been twenty five years
Dang I'm feeling old.

Thanksgiving weekend
Took a little get away
With some friends in Seoul.

Met some new people
They wanted to play Hold 'Em
I took their money.

With all these late nights
I'm becoming nocturnal
Just like the Lost Boys.

Currently listening to: Loverboy -

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9.11.07

We Stay Up Very, Very, Very, Very Late

Must make this post quick
Got some computer problems
It keeps shutting down.

Switched to a back up
My eight year old computer
Call it Old Faithful.

Enjoying late nights
Not having to do breakfast
This gig got better.

An X-files movie
I really hope this is true
Find out in July.

Watched this episode
About imagination
Has the best ending.

Currently listening to: John Fogerty -

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2.11.07

Another Boring Afternoon

My schedule changed
I am like Henry Winkler
Working the night shift.

She tried to give me
The Watchtower in Russian
No on both accounts.

Come to the table
I think I heard the cook say
The Meatloaf is done.

I can't believe it
Christmas music already
On Launchcast station.

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19.10.07

In The Midnight Hour

One last baseball game
The last game of the season
Too bad they got beat.

Yet another game
Keeping me stuck on Facebook
Their version of Risk.

Down in the subway
A photo exhibition
That includes this one.

Currently listening to: Ken Oak Band -

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12.10.07

Before The Night Owl

It is almost midnight
And Friday is almost gone
So is the deadline.

I forgot last week
Until Saturday had come
To post some haiku.

New Radiohead
Is well worth the purchase price
And yes I did pay.

I might go and see
A German rock and roll band
In concert next week.

A new addiction
Playing Scrabble on Facebook
Just wish I could win.

Am I very odd
Starting laundry at midnight
Is a common thing?

Currently listening to: Gomez -

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21.9.07

It's Another Small Adventure

A lame Friday night
Had two strawberry smoothies
And home before ten.

For celebration
We stopped the education
A week vacation.

Got to get away
A new city to explore
Hope to find some rest.

A family party
I'll be the lone Caucasian
With all the Asians.

Been writing quizes
For Facebook IQ challenge
Try your luck with one.

Currently listening to: Romantica -

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14.9.07

Here Comes The Rain Again

An unwelcome guest
Scheduled to be here Sunday
It's typhoon Nari.

Korean baseball
I've been to many a game
But never seen this.

Hanging with the guys
Playing some Facebook poker
I get paid for this?

We've barely started
Yet vacation in a week
This is the dream job.

Songs for ice cream trucks
What a great album concept
Wish I drove a truck.

Currently listening to: Michael Hearst -

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7.9.07

Another Stressed Out Week

It has not rained yet
But the clouds are threatening
Wow what a surprise.

Got my next trip planned
Gonna see a past student
And a Disney park.

My last two visits
The barista hooked me up
With free iced Earl Grey.

A busy weekend
Most of the kids are staying
Should be a fun time.

Police were summoned
The emergency that night
Just a burnt pizza.

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30.8.07

Start The Day Tomorrow

It keeps falling down
There are puddles all over
When will the rain end?

He plays the glass harp
Made with cups filled with water
On the streets of Prague.

Finished season six
In my quest to watch them all
Talkin' bout X-files.

Two go head to head
Only the strong will survive
M&M battles.

Song to go with this post: Start Today Tomorrow by Youth Group

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24.8.07

A Haiku Poem Inside Of My Head

An addicting game
Testings geography skills
Keeps me on Facebook.

Dorm closed this weekend
Some old students visiting
Should be a good time.

Only back three weeks
Already making some plans
For the next big trip.

These are getting lame
I need some inspiration
Or they might end soon.

I see you reading
But you never leave comments
Are you a loser?

Currently listening to: St. Vincent -

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17.8.07

Back To School For You

Been back for two weeks
The suitcases are still out
Still have not unpacked.

First week of school done
No major violations
Hope it stays that way.

At batting cages
Three balls shot out at one time
Felt like the Matrix.

I love Last Christmas
But I agree with this court
That guy went too far.

Currently listening to: Crowded House -

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10.8.07

Driving My Life Away

It has been a while
And this one is slightly late
Here come the haiku.

A donated car
Five thousand miles were added
On the open road.

Texas police man
Thought he had a big drug bust
But he was so wrong.

Saw the Beach Boys play
Two original members
They sounded so old.

Went to a concert
Lots of ladies came to see
Ani DiFranco.

Fireworks and floods
Just two of many hazards
My car had to face.

Used my college skills
Recording a commercial
Promoting 4-H.

They loaded the plane
Knowing the air did not work
Northwest Airlines stinks.

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28.6.07

Dreaming Of The West Coast

Got the smog test done
And the title switched over
The car is now mine.

Went to see the game
Drove to Dodger's Stadium
They played in Phoenix.

Nerds waiting in line
Not to see the new Star Wars
But for an iPhone.

It's time to move on
I've got more people to see
On this great big trip.

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22.6.07

Are You Ready For The Summer

What were they thinking?
Twenty junior high students
In my cabin group.

Camp is almost done
I hope they go to bed soon
So I can as well.

Monday I leave here
Gonna travel back in time
Heading to L.A.

The road trip starts soon
Can't wait for the open road
Just hope the car starts.

Currently watching: NASCAR Nextel Cup - Race Rewind Plus: Citizens Bank 400"

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15.6.07

Started Out A Nice Vacation

I was shocked to see
Don Cordell for President
That is my dad's name.

Got a week of camp
Hanging with high school students
And a few good friends.

Saw Casablanca
This evening for the first time
Not a bad movie.

Hey miss cab driver
Do you know where you're going?
I do not think so.

Heading up to Seoul
For BFA reunion
with some of my guys.

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8.6.07

School's Out For Summer

Students have all left
Nothing left but the clean-up
The school year is done.

Those deprived children
They had never heard about
Jello Pudding Pops.

A concert in town
You can believe I'm going
To see Boney M.

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1.6.07

Go Back And Try To Graduate

The boys they did walk
And they got their diplomas
So now they are done.

The McDLT
It kept the hot side so hot
And the cool side cool.

Planning the road trip
Think I found a passenger
Trying for one more.

Too tired to write
I have to get up early
For a grad party.

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25.5.07

Talking With Syllable Lisp

The colossal shrimp
Where served in a flaming pan
Much to our surprise.

The "Going Merry"
Not the first name I would pick
To name a punk club.

Forget the prep class
Your SAT scores are found
At your fingertips.

Off to a wedding
My first one in Korea
Should be a good time.

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18.5.07

A Weekend Warrior

Went to the tailor
To have a suit custom made
Hope ZZTop's right.

Two weeks for seniors
Three for the rest of the school
Another year gone.

At the baseball game
The team mascot did a flip
And its head popped off.

A summer road trip
Going from Los Angeles
To north Michigan.

Currently listening to: My Launchcast Station

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11.5.07

Feeling Good This Friday Afternoon

I'd say not too bad
On my Eurovision picks
Got sixty percent.

Dreaming of the road
Can't wait to jump in the car
And just drive for days.

It's May already
This school year has flown by fast
Five weeks left to go.

Right now on TV
Students are really watching
Home Alone the Third.

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3.5.07

I Get Up Friday Morning

Hey you want to go?
Don't think I'm heading that way
For sure not with you.

Saw Spiderman 3
Before the US release
Take that Davey-boy.

No room to complain
Sure some things could be better
Yet they could be worse.

A broken hard drive
Better than a broken heart
Easier to fix.

Currently listening to: Snow Patrol - Signal Fire (As Featured In "Spider-Man 3"

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27.4.07

Got That Friday Night Fever

Sure they got money
But they lose the adventure
This train is for wimps!

All my post's titles
Lyrics from some random song
Dang I'm a real nerd.

Found a Polaroid
Of a soft ice cream machine
and slushee maker

One more birthday gone
Now turn down that dang music
and get off my yard.

Currently listening to: Fair -

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20.4.07

After Midnight

A few minutes late
But it's Friday somewhere, right?
So it is still good.

I almost forgot
So these are made on the fly
And won't be that good.

Forget the V8
A strawberry daiquiri
Is now a health drink.

The above haiku
Was written for the news part
Not to promote drinks.

A new restaurant
At least new to those I know
And man it was good.

She once sang Cordell
When she was a Cranberry
Now she's gone solo.

Currently listening to: Stereophonics - "Long Way Round"

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13.4.07

Thirteen Steps Back

It's post Six Six Six
Glad I'm not superstitious
And on the thirteenth.

It's been quiet here
While I've got a lot to say
Don't know what to share.

The Swiss autobahn
Topping one hundred-sixty
Racing fighter jets.

Do we really need
Vending machines for your pet?
What will they serve next?

Anxiously waiting
But before you leave the train
Leave your butt behind.

First night in Basel
Slept at the Y.M.C.A.
Where it's fun to stay.

She spoke in German
But I could still understand
Free cheese to sample.

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23.3.07

I Guess It Must Be Wanderlust

Another plane ride
Bouncing through the Singapore
This time to Europe.

Leaving in the morn
But unlike John Denver sang
My bags are not packed.

I like to travel
It's a blessing and a curse
I've learned to accept.

Lots of things to do
Before I hop on the bus
Thus I end this post.

Currently listening to: People In Planes -

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16.3.07

Just Like A Friday Afternoon

The perfect haiku
Was created in my head
But I forgot it.

Joke from days gone by
Used to close out an email
Made me laugh hard.

Seventy four cents
Made from online commissions
In the last two weeks.

X-files marathon
Trying to watch them all
This could take a while.

He was annoying
Always watching what you wrote
But now he is dead.

Currently listening to: Sprites -

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9.3.07

Pass The Dull Weekend

Their laugh was too loud
As I entered the subway
Must be the mustache.

A wreck out my door
I want to go check it out
But must finish this

Two weeks 'til spring break
I'm attending a conference
In the Black Forest.

It must be true love
Carrying your girlfriend home
Passed out on your back.

A killer offer
Might have set my summer plans
Road trip anyone?

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2.3.07

Friday Night And We're All Bored

Dressed up like lions
They wore their masks all day long
Some even all week.

I am stupider
After watching some movies
On the long plane ride.

The rickshaw broke down
There in the intersection
I had to help push.

Odd time with driver
When I'm giving directions
In his home city.

Passport sent away
To get new pages added
What a great feeling.

Currently listening to: Jackson Waters -

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15.2.07

We Must Journey On

Off to India
To hang out with some orphans
And drink some good tea.

Gonna eat roti
With my tandoori chicken
And lassi to drink.

The bus leaves real soon
I still have not packed my bags
Why am I online then?

Currently listening to: Caedmon's Call - Caedmon's Call - Share the Well

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9.2.07

Fridays Ain't Been Kind

Working Friday night
While friends are out having fun
Just like in college.

One more week of school
Then vacation comes again
Gotta love this job.

Staying up to two
I think it's an addiction
Watching CSI.

Planning my summer
Thinking crazy adventures
Who wants to join me?

Quiet dorm weekend
Only one student tonight
So I watched movies.

Currently listening to: She's Spanish I'm American -

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2.2.07

Fridays Are Always Fresh Days

Spending my day off
Making edits on Wiki
Dang I'm a big nerd.

I made a playlist
Of special types of lyrics
Self referring songs.

After reading this
She thought it was a copout
And I think she's right.

Ryan to Cordell
Takes just over three hours
In Oklahoma.

Krispy Kreme doughnuts
Are opening a store here
In less than a week.

Currently listening to: Vigilantes of Love - "Nothing Like a Train"

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25.1.07

A Little Routine I Liked

Do not worry kids
The routine begins again
The haiku are back.

Walking in Japan
Like a scene from a movie
Just without Scarlett.

Got some photographs
You want to save forever?
Use Lovely Caskets.

Driving around town
GPS unit in car
But still getting lost.

Snow in the city
Just glad I don't have to drive
It's crazy enough.

One question I fear
How to be a girly girl
From one of my guys.

Some kids just found out
Talking during a concert
Does not make me nice.

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15.12.06

Friday Night Arrives Without A Suitcase

Instead of knocking
Upon your door to carol
I give you some links...

Bowie meets Crosby
To sing a Christmas duet
It is a classic.

I was expecting
Nice day for a white Christmas
From Billy Idol.

Nine days left to shop
Looking for the perfect gift?
Hippopotamus!

This boy's got some heart
Too bad he is lacking some tone
But it is divine.

Think you got it tough
Finding the perfect present?
Buy for a Wookie.

Before they broke up
Wham gave us a Christmas song
That everyone loves.

Each word here a link
To a different Christmas song
For your enjoyment.

One haiku won't do.
There's so much Christmas music
On the internet.

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8.12.06

Friday Night And I Got Wings

As this Christmas nears
One job you don't want to have:
The eggnog tester.

Busting out the thread
Got to make some small repairs
Oh yeah, I can sew.

MP3 screw up
Some songs were combined somehow
It's driving me mad.

Learn from her mistake
Lay off the chili and beans
Before the big flight

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30.11.06

The Weekend Starts Here

The decision was made
The paperwork handed in
I'll be here next year.

This war between us
It looks like you've won this time
How 'bout best of three?

By nurses orders
I'm allowed to play football
Only with helmet.

It was a good thought
But I second guess myself
I'm such a dummy.

Currently listening to: Twisted Sister - A Twisted Christmas

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23.11.06

I'm The Leftover Turkey

This week presented
Two offers for my future
Think I'll pass on both.

The order was wrong
Football, nap, and then turkey
This Thanksgiving day.

The pistachios
I smuggled back from Turkey
Are almost finished.

It has been too long
Turkey day with family
Has it been nine years?

Currently listening to: Adam Sandler - "The Thanksgiving Song"

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17.11.06

Cause It's Friday Night Again

Students sneaking out
Never expected me there
Watching like a hawk.

Set the trap for mice
But I couldn't help but laugh
When it caught a dog.

Darwin had a point
Survival of the fittest
Happens now and then.

Making mixed CDs
Like programming a jukebox
Without the quarters.

Proverbs Thirty-one
Everyone thinks of the gals
Not about the guys.

Time for the question
Should I stay or should I go
Any suggestions?

Currently listening to: Hayden -

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10.11.06

Things Ain't Cooking In My Kitchen

Out hunting for food
Walking across the city
Just to make a meal.

Onions and chicken
Garlic, beans and green peppers
Made a fine chili.

This week had a few
Meetings about my future
Wish I knew the way.

I wrote a haiku
But I got scared to publish it
So this took its place.

Currently listening to: The Perishers -

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3.11.06

In Short Supply

When the third one broke
I vowed to ban the iPods
But I caved this week.

In the next five months
Three international flights
Not counting returns.

I'd write more haiku
But I've got things to get done
So look at this chart.

Currently listening to: Snow Patrol -

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27.10.06

Friday On My Mind

Making kids dress up
Just to get some free candy
I love my job sometimes.

I am not a prince
But sometimes I do wonder
Am I like Myshkin?

One less friend in town
The coffee gals will be sad
Vaya con Dios.

Looking at my pay
I'm glad I got that degree
For I would be broke.

I stink at tennis
The ball is in your court now
I fear your return.

Forget bombs and drugs
There's a greater threat out there
It's called Vegemite.

Currently listening to: Snow Patrol -

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20.10.06

Friday Wasn't My Day

Been drinking green tea
Like it is going out of style
At least it is cheap.

Nuclear concerns
This is the eve of the end
In the Twilight Zone.

False alarm not nice
Cause I stayed up way too late
Watching CSI.

Miyagi's two rules
Karate defense only
Learn rule number one.

Currently listening to: Mindy Smith -

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13.10.06

Wish It Wasn't The Thirteenth

When traveling the globe
It is always western food
That has knocked me down.

Too many new discs
Too little time to listen
What's a boy to do?

The greater the risk
Gives one the greater rewards
Is what he told me.

The sunset looked nice
Could it be from the fallout
From last week's big test?

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6.10.06

Chickity China

I'm big in China
Several wanted my photo
Should have charged a yuan.

It was like Frogger
But you only get one life
When crossing the streets.

Asking a girl out
Can be more frightening than
Guys with machine guns.

A broken down bus
Along the Tumen river
The setting for fun.


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29.9.06

I Travel The World

Could be Bali bound
To hang with four cool ladies
But I chose China.

You might think I'm dumb
For making a choice like that
Like getting cheap tea.

Seeing crater lakes
Could be my new travel task
As I plan my trips.

Still no Christmas plans
Do I go home or elsewhere,
Any suggestions?


Currently listening to: Carbon Leaf -

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22.9.06

Gathering Thoughts Of The Past

Haiku about past
Cause nothing new going on
It's Flashback Friday!

The Italian coast
Most go for the sun and sea
I wrecked a car there.

Me between the tracks
Trains on both side flying by
He thought I was dead.

The bulls ran through town
I climbed over a big wall
We met in the ring.

Too warm for good snow
But the Swiss hills were open
So I skied in shorts.

Currently listening to: Barenaked Ladies -

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