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Entries from September 2003

Free Pass for Bush

Tuesday, September 30th, 2003 · Comments Off

Anna Quindlen has an excellent commentary in the latest (October 6, 2003) issue of Newsweek (Free Pass for the President): “The most underplayed story of the past month was the one about the events of September 11 and Saddam Hussein. “There is no direct link between the two. This despite the fact that George W. [...]

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Tags: politics

Dog Whisperer

Tuesday, September 30th, 2003 · Comments Off

On Saturday night my old high school friend Dave Reed and his girlfriend Pam came by for a visit. After dinner at Nan King Road, we let out both dogs to say hi. In the 4 years that Stella’s been a part of our family, this was one of only a handful of times that [...]

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Tags: dogs

Emergency Room

Sunday, September 28th, 2003 · 1 Comment

If you have an asthma attack in the middle of the night and dread going to emergency rooms since you’ve never had a good experience (who has?), all that can change with a 1am visit to the UCSF Medical Center Emergency Room. US News & World Report ranked it the 7th-best hospital in the country [...]

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Tags: weekends

Ouch

Saturday, September 27th, 2003 · Comments Off

Last night I could barely breathe and laugh due to intense pain in my chest (relieved by 2 Advils downed with Guinness at The Chieftain prior to meeting up with Crissy, Sandy, and some friends of theirs for a yummy Buca di Beppo dinner). This morning I woke up with aching pain all over my [...]

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Tags: anecdotes

Nemo Found

Friday, September 26th, 2003 · 3 Comments

Mmm…sushi. Nemo Nigiri?

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Tags: comedy

Gubernatorial Debate

Wednesday, September 24th, 2003 · 3 Comments

The California gubernatorial debate with Peter Camejo, Arianna Huffington, Cruz Bustamante, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Tom McClintock just ended. A “free-for-all” is what one of the KRON 4 anchors called it. I’d say that’s a pretty accurate assessment. The candidates repeatedly spoke over one another, particularly Arianna and Arnold, who obviously hate each other (see The [...]

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Tags: politics

Owning

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003 · Comments Off

As 2004 quickly approaches, so, too, does our dream of home ownership. Last night while getting ready for bed, Jen randomly said to me, “I’m tired of renting. Let’s buy a place.” Of course, this is what we’ve been talking about and planning to do for quite some time. For most of that time, however, [...]

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Tags: real estate

December 31, 1969

Monday, September 22nd, 2003 · 4 Comments

If I remember correctly, the “beginning” of the Mac’s calendar is December 31, 1969. That being the case, it seems that I’ve gone back to the beginning of time. On the plane flying home yesterday Jen and I watched the beginning of Spaceballs, followed by all of Best in Show. The timing of the end [...]

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Tags: apple

Eye Pressure

Monday, September 22nd, 2003 · 3 Comments

Jen and I are back from a fun-filled but exhausting weekend in New York. We were there for Jen’s cousin Jack’s marriage to Kim in Cooperstown. The wedding was beautiful and the reception tons of fun — 20-piece big band, chandelier-adorned tent, and more (details later, with pictures, from Jen herself, who plans to write [...]

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Tags: weekends

Early Daze

Thursday, September 18th, 2003 · Comments Off

I went for a drive at 3:30am this morning, followed by a leisurely walk around the tranquil streets of San Francisco. Of course, I would have much rather been enjoying the deep sleep I had been in minutes before. For the second day in a row I was awoken in the wee hours of the [...]

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Tags: wrx