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Entries from September 2004

Restaurant Hop

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004 · Comments Off on Restaurant Hop

Last night was my father-in-law’s birthday, so the in-laws came to town and we all went out on the town. We first went to the Original Saratoga Springs Brew Pub, which we knew was closing since it’s been sold, but were saddened to find that they’ve run dry and only have two crappy beers on […]

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2004 · Comments Off on Bushisms

Today I was contacted by one of the producers of a new DVD called Bushisms, which chronicles all the unforgettable “What the fucks?” of he who resides in the White House. You can watch an extensive and hilarious preview of the DVD, or order it online for $12.98. Here’s the official blurb: Bushisms the book […]

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87 Billion

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004 · Comments Off on 87 Billion

What does $87 billion look like? You know, that money that we’re sending to Iraq instead of to our children, education, healthcare, environmental cleanup. It looks like this. [ Via Jenny and Joe in DC ]

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Vassar Ski Team

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Last night I dreamt that Jen and I were hanging out in downtown Saratoga Springs, as we often do, but unlike most nights, the town wasn’t too packed. Many of the bars were actually closed, a rare thing. But one interesting thing about the dream was that many members of my old Vassar Ski Team […]

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Presidential Doctors

Monday, September 27th, 2004 · 4 Comments

I watched a teaser on CNN this morning for a look behind the medical team that is responsible for maintaining the President’s health. How nice that the President has a team of not just one, but five doctors on call to make sure he’s OK at all times. I wonder how much of our tax […]

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Round Trip Ticket to Space

Monday, September 27th, 2004 · Comments Off on Round Trip Ticket to Space

Start saving now. Now Virgin to offer trips to space: “British entrepreneur Richard Branson has announced his company has signed a deal to offer the world’s first commercial flights to space under the branding ‘Virgin Galactic.’ “Branson, head of the Virgin Atlantic airline, said Monday that passengers in groups of five could be sent into […]

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Sunday, September 26th, 2004 · Comments Off on Driverscrews

This past Thursday marked the two-year anniversary celebration of the driverscrew, the drink James and I invented on September 23, 2002. Unfortunately, the commute for James from California would have been too much for him to help us celebrate in person, so Jen, Justin, and I marked the occasion appropriately. We did manage to get […]

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Debunking the Flip-Flop Charge

Friday, September 24th, 2004 · 3 Comments

The Chronicle has an interesting piece that debunks the pillar of the Bush campaign — Kerry’s alleged flip-flopping. Flip-flopping charge unsupported by facts / Kerry always pushed global cooperation, war as last resort: “No argument is more central to the Republican attack on Sen. John Kerry than the assertion that the Democrat has flip-flopped on […]

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Last Night

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004 · 1 Comment

Last night after walking the dogs, Jen and I took another bike ride to the local brewery. We chatted for a while with a father of two who encouraged us to “get wasted, then go home and make babies.” The most poignant thing he said on the topic was that having kids is your contribution […]

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Electoral Vote Predictor

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004 · Comments Off on Electoral Vote Predictor

When I first looked at this electoral polling map last night, Kerry was ahead based on current poll results. Today’s polling puts Bush slightly ahead. I don’t put a whole lot of weight in the polls, but it’s interesting to keep tabs on the latest numbers, see the specifics in each state, etc. (Thanks, Jane, […]

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