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Entries from August 2005

Hurricane Katrina

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005 · Comments Off on Hurricane Katrina

“I figure if Iím going to die, Iím going to die with cold beer and my best buds.” – Tony Peterson on Bourbon Street the day before Katrina hit The predicted category 5 storm weakened to category 4 and New Orleans residents were spared the horrible blow that was expected. The death toll — now […]

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Tags: the world

Travers 2005

Sunday, August 28th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Yesterday was another picture-perfect day for the 136th running of the $1 million Travers stakes here in Saratoga. Though my luck was the opposite of my $100+ win last year — I lost money yesterday on all five races in which I bet — I still had a ton of fun. Friends gathered around 1pm […]

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Tags: photos

UPH Young Members

Thursday, August 25th, 2005 · Comments Off on UPH Young Members

Helping to preserve an historic building, meeting new people, enhancing the quality of downtown resources in Saratoga Springs, and participating in a community project were some of the motivators that brought nearly a dozen of us together last night for the Universal Preservation Hall Young Members tour and meeting. My first exposure to the UPH […]

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Tags: saratoga springs

Travers Coke

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005 · 1 Comment

You know the 136th running of the Travers is just around the corner when your local supermarket has Travers Coke bottles in stock (thanks, Dad!). The new version of Google Desktop is a big improvement over the last. I really dig the photo slideshow feature, which cycles through pictures you forgot you had on your […]

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Tags: saratoga springs

Heather & Saahil’s Wedding

Monday, August 22nd, 2005 · Comments Off on Heather & Saahil’s Wedding

Saturday was our final wedding of this summer’s wedding extravaganza, and Jen’s second weekend in a row as a stunning professional bridesmaid. The weekend in Hartford was great fun and the wedding was spectacular, service and reception both held in the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum alongside a Picaso, a 4,000-year-old mummy, and other priceless works of […]

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Tags: photos

Six Feet Under Finale

Monday, August 22nd, 2005 · 2 Comments

“There’ll be two dates on your tombstone/ And all your friends will read ’em/ But all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em…” – Kevin Welch After four years of death, darkness, and the entire range of human emotion, it was obvious in last night’s series finale that Six Feet Under is a […]

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Tags: television

Philadelphia Orchestra

Thursday, August 18th, 2005 · 1 Comment

We attended the Philadelphia Orchestra’s performance at SPAC last night to watch and listen with amazement as Van Cliburn performed Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18. Sibelius’s Finlandia, Op.26 came before it, but it wasn’t nearly as impressive as the Rachmaninoff piece. I used to play the sax — even in […]

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Tags: saratoga springs

Karen & Joti’s Wedding

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005 · 4 Comments

It was the first of Jen’s bridsemaid double-whammies this summer at the wedding of Karen and Joti. The wedding was great fun, a huge success, and Jen was the most beautiful bridesmaid ever.

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Saratoga Betting

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005 · Comments Off on Saratoga Betting

Jen and I hit the track yesterday on our day off (3rd time this season), and our betting strategies continue to be refined. In the 5th race, Jen put $5 on number 5 to win (he did). I played my first straight up trifecta — also a $5 bet — and turned it into $69.50. […]

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Tweak UI

Thursday, August 11th, 2005 · Comments Off on Tweak UI

If you’re like me and separate your data from your OS & apps on your Windows machine, then the Tweak UI PowerToy is the tool is for you. Among other cool system features, it allows you to map your desktop to any drive, partition, or path. This is good since, by default, the desktop is […]

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Tags: technology