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Happy Independence Day!

Geoff Wood

ScottyHendo gets it. He was once a Hoosier, too.

Yes, the holiday is Independence Day not "the 4th of July"; that's simply the date. Just a guess but it may be an unexpected consequence of the popularization of Cinco de Mayo in this country.

Oh, and while we're at it, let's remember that CST stands for Central Standard Time. During this part of the year, we're saving daylight, thus it's Central Daylight Time. Feel free to abbreviate as CDT. Hoosiers (or "one time Hoosiers" in my case) who lived through the "cows won't know when to milk" years when Indiana didn't observe daylight savings know why the distinction is important. Arizonians and Hawaiians probably get it, too

Sorry for the rants on a holiday weekend, folks. Have a great Independence Day! It's the last work holiday for awhile. It can get weary waiting for September 5th - which is my favorite holiday. Whoops.

Other Geoff Wood's

Geoff Wood

An odd mention showed up in my Twitter stream this afternoon (above). What's even more odd is that the aforementioned boyfriend lives two hours from me in Iowa City. I've always thought that my first name is actually more common that most people think (perhaps because I always take note when I see it) but the combo of my first and last is not so much.

Typically, when it does come up (typically in a Google alert) it's somebody in Canada, the UK, or Australia. 

Then, there is also a photographer in North Carolina who goes by the same name and has pretty good SEO: Geoff Wood Photography.

I love this bit from his bio:

Teachers were brutal with my name growing up, too.