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Entries from June 2007

New Glasses

Friday, June 29th, 2007 · 4 Comments

I ordered new glasses today (I resisted the urge to buy an iPhone) — for the first time since before Jen and I got married in 2003 (here’s what I wrote about my current glasses then). The motivation? Jen left her job, so our vision coverage expires today. It was a good kick in the […]

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Tags: anecdotes

South Lake Tahoe Fire

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007 · No Comments

My uncle Joe, a lifelong firefighter in South Lake Tahoe, and his family live directly across from the area impacted by the tremendous wildfire that’s been raging since Monday. They’ve been in my thoughts and I’m hoping for the best in terms of their health, safety, and property. The last update I heard from my […]

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Tags: the world

Fun @ Hannaford

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Who knew grocery shopping at midnight on a Sunday night following 3 days of partying could be so much fun? The pictures pretty much speak for themselves. View set in Flickr

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Tags: photos 2007 · saratoga springs

Gotchya’s & 9 Maple Father’s Day

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Though I wasn’t able to spend Father’s Day this past Sunday with my Dad — Happy Father’s Day, Dad! — I did get to enjoy a delicious meal with my father-in-law, mother-in-law, Jen, and Kat at Gotchya’s. This was following a long couple days of partying at Dan & Shira’s wedding, which was followed by […]

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Tags: anecdotes · saratoga springs

Goodbye Publishing, Hello Library Science!

Friday, June 22nd, 2007 · 3 Comments

Big congrats to my lovely and brave wife, who’s decided to dive head-first into her new passion in life! Today is the last day of her job in the publishing industry before she embarks full-time on her new path to being a librarian! Jen’s been working in publishing for nearly the past 10 years and […]

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Tags: anecdotes

Dan & Shira’s Wedding

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Big congrats to our friends Dan and Shira, who were married right here in Saratoga Springs on Sunday! The wedding service itself was beautiful, and it’s safe to say that Jen and I came to tears at least once (though Jen more so than me). Dan and Shira were clearly one very happy couple, and […]

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Tags: photos 2007

Saratoga Porch Party

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007 · No Comments

This past weekend we partied for three days straight. Our friends Dan and Shira got married Sunday morning, and had a Saturday evening reception. Our friend Kat was here from Bogotá for the occasion and stayed with us. It was an all-around awesome weekend. We got the party started Friday night when we hosted the […]

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Tags: photos 2007 · saratoga springs

We Did Not Have $1 Million

Friday, June 15th, 2007 · No Comments

The ever-poignant and hilarious Mark Morford has a column today that really hits home for this San Francisco ex-pat. Morford writes about the common plight of pretty much everyone who loves and lives in San Francisco: The inability to buy one’s own real estate. This was one of the many reasons that prompted our move […]

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Tags: real estate · san francisco

Sammy the Painting Dog

Thursday, June 14th, 2007 · No Comments

Stella knows lots of tricks. This dog, Sammy, looks a lot like Stella, but he has one cool trick in his book that Stella hasn’t yet mastered: Painting. And Sammy paints for a great cause: Shore Service Dogs | Providing custom trained Service Dogs that help return mobility and independence to people’s lives

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Tags: dogs

Sauvignon Blanc Wine Tasting

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007 · 3 Comments

On Saturday, the tradition continued at Alex and Cati‘s pad with a blind wine tasting — this time with Sauvignon Blanc. It was a picture-perfect day in the sun to enjoy with friends old and new. We first experienced this type of wine tasting event when we were living in San Francisco and attended a […]

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Tags: photos 2007