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Entries from January 2007

0 Degrees

Friday, January 26th, 2007 · No Comments

It’s finally starting to feel like winter in Saratoga Springs — at least according to the treemometer, if not according to the snow depth on the ground (though there finally is a bit). Know how cold it is here this morning? (And Yahoo Weather says it’s actually -6, so the treemometer must have given up.) […]

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Fund the Iraq War or…

Friday, January 19th, 2007 · No Comments

View source image from NY Times New York Times: What $1.2 Trillion Can Buy: The way to come to grips with $1.2 trillion is to forget about the number itself and think instead about what you could buy with the money. When you do that, a trillion stops sounding anything like millions or billions. For […]

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Tags: war

Ice Storm 2007

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007 · No Comments

For once, we didn’t lose power in a winter storm. Many of our friends, did, though, so our place was the gathering spot last night for dinner and part two of the season premier of 24. Photos from yesterday and this morning: View more photos on Flickr

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Tags: saratoga springs

Buffalo Trip 2006

Monday, January 15th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Until I saw him live last month, Garrison Keillor’s voice always bugged me, especially on the Writer’s Almanac. I also didn’t expect to enjoy A Prairie Home Companion as much as I did. But it was really, really funny, and a wonderful, localized experience. We went for the weekend both to see the show and […]

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Tags: anecdotes · photos 2006 · travel

Victorian Street Walk 2006

Monday, January 15th, 2007 · 1 Comment

It’s really cool to live in a town where the main street is shut down for an annual celebration of its Victorian roots. There are street performers, Santas, and even reindeer (however sad it is to see actual reindeer cooped up on a sidewalk). For us, it was an excuse to party like rock stars […]

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Saratoga Restaurant Week

Monday, January 15th, 2007 · No Comments

OK, so I’m only a bit over a month behind in blogging now, but it’s a holiday and it’s an ice storm outside, so what better way to spend the day than getting caught up on my two blog backlog lists (and doing some work, which I can’t resist). Saratoga Springs officially became a town […]

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Tags: food · saratoga springs

Saratogian Quality

Saturday, January 13th, 2007 · No Comments

On January 5 I finally got fed up with the quality of the Saratogian (or lack thereof). I emailed the below letter that day, and, to date, have not seen it published. Can they not even take the criticism? I just resent it to them to make sure they got it. Either way, here it […]

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I See Snow

Friday, January 12th, 2007 · No Comments

The winter that wasn’t finally cooled off this week as temperatures dropped to around 20 degrees. It’s still a little dark outside at 7:30am right now, but it’s light enough to see some good-sized snow flakes falling gently from the sky. Is this the winter storm I’ve been hoping and waiting for? Regardless, it’s beautiful […]

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Tags: anecdotes

iPhone

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Due to a recent bicycle crash wherein I saved a bottle of champagne, but jacked up my cell phone display (it still works fine), I was tempted to buy the Motorola Q. And damn am I glad I didn’t! (The $80/month service cost quickly changed my mind — more than Jen and I pay combined […]

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Tags: apple · technology

Google Analytics

Saturday, January 6th, 2007 · No Comments

Although not quite the start of the new year, I just implemented my Google Analytics code into the Blog Master G header file. So even if I don’t stick with Media Temple for hosting (since they’ve really been sucking in terms of reliability and their customer support isn’t that great), I can take all my […]

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