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Entries from April 2006

Happy Dingo by the Lake

Sunday, April 30th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Photo by Niki Rossi, April 12, 2006:

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Tags: dogs

April is the Best Month

Sunday, April 30th, 2006 · 1 Comment

April is not the cruelest month. It is my favorite one. Having been born on April 2, I’ve always had a fondness for the month and felt a special connection with it — after all, it’s when I came into this crazy world. And now that I’ve been living in the great Northeast for nearly [...]

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Tags: anecdotes

Sweeney Gone Wild

Friday, April 28th, 2006 · 1 Comment

This is too funny: My representative in Congress (NY-20) hard at work, representing his constituents in a district that’s not even his own. I love the quote from Rep. John Sweeney’s spokeswoman, Melissa Carlson: “As a committed representative of the people throughout the area where he lives and works, he enjoyed the discussion he shared [...]

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Tags: politics

11 Pints in 11 Years

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006 · Comments Off

Yesterday I was walking the dogs past a local church and saw a sign that the Red Cross was there doing a blood drive. Since I’d been meaning to give blood for quite some time now, I figured there was no time like the present. So I dropped the dogs off at home and returned [...]

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Tags: anecdotes

Weekend Recap

Monday, April 24th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Imagine this: You’ve come home from a hot date and all you want to do is get your groove on. You park your car and you just can’t help yourself: You begin your makeout session in the car. If you’re the lady who was riding passenger in the situation, you’ve climbed across the center divide [...]

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Tags: weekends

My Tax Dollars at Work

Thursday, April 20th, 2006 · Comments Off

In 2001 or 2002 when Jen and I were still living in San Francisco, we were driving with Shannon under the freeway near that intersection of 9th St. and Division when we witnessed a head-on collision right in front of us. We pulled aside and immediately called 911 to report the accident since it looked [...]

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Tags: saratoga springs

Enameled Kitchen Sink

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Before: After: I’d highly recommend Perma Ceram of Albany for any enameling or tiling job. We plan to use them again to re-enamel our clawfoot tub at some point, too. Yesterday I started to create a spreadsheet to track all the home improvement projects we’ve done to date, including date of project, what was done, [...]

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Tags: home ownership

Deep Cleaning

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 · Comments Off

After having our house painted last week, it was the perfect opportunity for some deep cleaning on Saturday, especially with the family coming over for Easter Sunday. Saturday was pretty nuts in terms of how much we accomplished: Moved all furniture and rugs out of living room, family room, and kitchen; vacuumed and swept and [...]

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Tags: home ownership

Google Calendar

Friday, April 14th, 2006 · 2 Comments

I’m a big fan of Google and its products. I’ve been using Gmail since early on its life (since June 14, 2004; I’m currently using 927 MB (34%) of my 2714 MB); I experimented with buying AdWords for my blog in November 2002; I’ve had AdSense ads on my site since May 2004. So when [...]

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Tags: technology

Lake Dogs

Friday, April 14th, 2006 · Comments Off

Stella and Happy play at Saratoga Lake on Wednesday:

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Tags: dogs