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Entries from November 2004

Capital One

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Having recently bucked the American way of life by paying off all my credit card debt, I now feel the need to observe and critique the corporate machine that encourages a debt-ridden lifestyle. Recently, I’ve been seeing a commercial by Capital One, one of the worst piranhas in the industry, that features a couple and […]

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Tags: money

Ofoto Count

Friday, November 26th, 2004 · 1 Comment

The digital photo count continues to rise. Just more than a year ago (November 18, 2003), there were 4,879 photos in our Ofoto account. As of last week (November 18, 2004), there were 6,487 photos in the account. Not too shabby. And today I’m going to upload some more…

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Tags: photos

Giving Thanks

Friday, November 26th, 2004 · Comments Off on Giving Thanks

At yesterday’s family Thanksgiving gathering I turned to Jen as we sat down to eat and said quietly, “Happy Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for you.” I meant it with my whole heart and sincerity. And I didn’t intend for anyone else to hear. But next thing I knew Jen’s cousin and aunt were melting from my […]

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Tags: anecdotes

Teacher of the Year

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004 · Comments Off on Teacher of the Year

This morning I caught myself shedding some tears as I read with joy that my friend Johnny, a high school English teacher in Buffalo, last night was named Teacher of the Year by the National Honor Society. There is no one more deserving of such on honor, and I couldn’t be prouder of you, Johnny. […]

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Tags: the world

Projects a Many

Monday, November 22nd, 2004 · Comments Off on Projects a Many

This weekend brought one small project after another. Busy weekends make the days seem longer. When the sun has set by 5pm, this is a welcome treat. Weekend projects included, but were not limited to, the following: Going out to the Wine Bar and Tin ‘n Lint Friday night with Justin Treating ourselves to new […]

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Tags: weekends

Hooray for Debt!

Monday, November 22nd, 2004 · Comments Off on Hooray for Debt!

Bush to Sign Debt Limit Increase Within Days: President Bush will sign into law by Monday a measure authorizing an $800 billion increase in the credit limit of the United States, the White House said. In a statement issued late on Thursday after Congress gave its final approval to increase the limit to a new […]

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Tags: politics


Friday, November 19th, 2004 · Comments Off on TWIRP Day

‘Cross-Dressing’ Out, Camouflage In: “It might be fun today to dress up like a little girl — kids think it’s cute and things like that. And you start playing around with it and, like drugs, you do a little here and there (and) eventually it gets you,” Davies told reporters. I think those Texans may […]

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Tags: comedy

Queen of Sky

Thursday, November 18th, 2004 · Comments Off on Queen of Sky

I read this New York Times article on the train coming home from the city the other day: Fired Flight Attendant Finds Blogs Can Backfire. Some excerpts: Until two weeks ago, Ellen Simonetti worked as a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines, doing her best to project the image of a stewardess from a bygone […]

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Tags: blogging


Wednesday, November 17th, 2004 · Comments Off on NYC

I returned last night from four days and three nights in the Big Apple. Well, one of those nights was at Heather and Saahil’s great new place in Hoboken, but close enough to NYC. The trip was for both work and play, and I certainly managed to pack a lot into just a handful of […]

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Tags: weekends

The Incredibles

Friday, November 12th, 2004 · Comments Off on The Incredibles

Watching The Incredibles last night, I felt excited and giddy, much like the row of 6-year-olds next to me. Except I think I laughed more and enjoyed it more than they did. This movie is simply awesome. The animation is so good you tend to forget you’re watching a cartoon. The story line and the […]

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Tags: movies