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Entries from August 2002

The Irony

Tuesday, August 13th, 2002 · Comments Off on The Irony

How ironic: Bush Optimistic on Economy ADSK 10.90 -1.11 At lunch today I hit my favorite sandwich place, Michael’s Sourdough, then ran a few move-related errands: boxes from U-Haul, satellite tripod from Radio Shack. Here’s the good part: Prior to going into Michael’s, I was going to ask where the U-Haul place was (I knew […]

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Tags: the world

Fun with Horoscopes

Tuesday, August 13th, 2002 · Comments Off on Fun with Horoscopes

My horoscope for today quite simply sums up how I’ve been feeling the last couple days: Aries Horoscope (by You are in an introspective mood, which is most unusual for you, dear Aries. In addition, you find yourself drawn to classical music and the artwork of the old masters. What’s gotten in to you? […]

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Tags: anecdotes

Airport Adventures

Monday, August 12th, 2002 · Comments Off on Airport Adventures

Yesterday was a pretty funny day at the Newark Airport. During our nearly three-hour layover between Albany and Oakland Airports, we set up camp at the Brooklyn Brewery Jazz Bar, a plush blue establishment with cozy chairs, no jazz, an OK lager, and a tasty brown ale. We hung out there for quite some time. […]

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Tags: anecdotes

The Wedding Planners

Friday, August 9th, 2002 · Comments Off on The Wedding Planners

Greetings from beautiful upstate New York. Here in Kinderhook, the landscape is lush green, the air is fresh, the temperature not cruelly hot, and the smell of cow dung lingers in the air. Today Jen, her mom, and I headed to Poughkeepsie to meet with the caterer for the wedding (Chris of Christos), to check […]

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Tags: wedding

Homeless Entrepreneur

Wednesday, August 7th, 2002 · Comments Off on Homeless Entrepreneur

A homeless man in Rome was arrested yesterday for having made a living out of stealing thousands of euros every few days from Trevi Fountain. When the cops hung out at the fountain at dawn to wait for him, he looked right at them and proceeded to sweep up his change from the fountain. I […]

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Tags: the world

A Rocki Day

Tuesday, August 6th, 2002 · Comments Off on A Rocki Day

Happy Jamaican Independence Day. I need to keep thinking of the enviably chill state of Jamaicans on this day of the country’s 40th anniversary of freedom from British rule. Urine on the living room floor. Dog fight in the hallway. Big ornithophobic Russian man in the kitchen. Shriveled carcass of fish creature on the perimeter […]

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Tags: dogs

Dreams, Dining, Deeelicious

Monday, August 5th, 2002 · Comments Off on Dreams, Dining, Deeelicious

This morning moments after waking up Jen for work, I complimented her on her beautiful engagement ring (as I often do) and she said that she had dreamt that it got broken. I then told her that I had dreamt that during an attempted synchronization between my Yahoo! Calendar and a Palm Pilot with a […]

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Tags: anecdotes

Unix and Chairs, Oh My!

Friday, August 2nd, 2002 · Comments Off on Unix and Chairs, Oh My!

At last it’s Friday. A bit overcast outside, but the greatest day of the week nonetheless. This afternoon my mom should be arriving in Emeryville by train. I’ll be picking her up, then Jen and I will be going out to dinner with her. No decision yet, though, on where we’ll be going. As much […]

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Tags: technology

Dinner at Green’s

Thursday, August 1st, 2002 · Comments Off on Dinner at Green’s

This morning at precisely 6am and 32 seconds my watch battery died for the first time. That was right around the time I was waking up for work. Well, my alarm went off at 6am and I snoozed for 15 more minutes. Now the second hand of the watch is pathetically ticking between 32 and […]

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Tags: food