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Entries from June 2006

Lake Squirrel Dogs

Friday, June 30th, 2006 · Comments Off on Lake Squirrel Dogs

My dogs love squirrels as much as I do. When they see them, they chase after them. What makes that even more fun is when I’m on my rollerblades, as I was this morning (with Jen riding my bike alongside). Each of the several times we saw squirrels, I crouched down into a tuck and […]

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Bark & Ride

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006 · 2 Comments

If love dogs, the below video is worth the two minutes it’ll take you to watch. It comes courtesy of photographer Mark J. Asher, a fellow Californian, dog lover, Subaru driver, and guardian of Payton, a Stella look-a-like. Two years ago today I was getting settled into my office in our new home, getting used […]

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Weekends & SD600

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006 · 4 Comments

Friday: Happy hour with Hugh, Jami, Alexis, and crew at Brindisi’s, followed by drinks at Thirteen and games at the Chandlers’. Saturday: Chill day around the house; enjoyed being outside and living in a small town when friends stopped by to hang out; rode bike to Justin’s; hung out with Ken and Joe; went to […]

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AMD Luther Forest

Monday, June 26th, 2006 · 1 Comment

As I mentioned on Wednesday last week, there was a strong likelihood that chip-maker AMD was going to build a new chip fab plant here in the Capital Region. Sure enough, the deal was confirmed on Friday. Though the factory won’t actually open until 2012 at the earliest and construction won’t begin for another couple […]

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Funding for UPH

Friday, June 23rd, 2006 · Comments Off on Funding for UPH

I just sent the below message to Governor Pataki and Senator Bruno. I’d urge you to send it (or your own variation of it), too! Please do whatever you can to help the Saratoga Springs Universal Preservation Hall. Tom Lewis, and Deane and Jeff Pfeil have spoken to you about using a member item to […]

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AMD Chip Plant?

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006 · Comments Off on AMD Chip Plant?

Making big news locally (Times Union | Saratogian) and around the country lately is the likelihood that chip manufacturer AMD, which competes with Intel, may be building a new multi-billion dollar factory not far south of Saratoga Springs. The factory would bring thousands of well-paying jobs to the area, along with thousands of supporting construction […]

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Sangria Social

Sunday, June 18th, 2006 · 4 Comments

In what felt like the first official party of the summer, we made the most of our yard Friday night for a crazy impromptu BBQ that turned into a rockin’ good time and tons of fun. From enjoying Cati’s most delicious sangria to cruisin’ on Jami’s “Paid 4″ bicycle (as dubbed by Alex) to break […]

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Hot Summer

Sunday, June 18th, 2006 · Comments Off on Hot Summer

It finally feels like summer has begun today. No rain, no spring breezes. It’s 92 degrees right now and feels like 95. according to the Weather Channel report for the 12866. Before a game of badminton on our new backyard court, my Dad and I hung all the screens around the house — they’d been […]

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2 Years of Home Ownership

Saturday, June 17th, 2006 · Comments Off on 2 Years of Home Ownership

Two years and three days ago Jen and I became first-time home owners. June 14, 2004 is when we closed on our house. One year ago I posted this entry: 1 Year of Home Ownership. One of the many cool things about having a blog is for the (public) historical record it creates. I can […]

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Faucet Replacement

Thursday, June 15th, 2006 · Comments Off on Faucet Replacement

In other news, I fixed as much of our broken kitchen faucet as I could, but it needed to be replaced. We had a plumber come Tuesday morning to replace it, as well as fix a bathtub leak. When one goes without a kitchen faucet, one really appreciates it more than ever. When one struggles […]

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Tags: home ownership