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Entries from January 2005

Lost Weekend

Monday, January 31st, 2005 · Comments Off on Lost Weekend

I spent much of the weekend watching episode after episode of Lost. Its Number 8 ranking on my list of Top TV Shows of 2004 really doesn’t do it justice. It’s far better than an 8. Of course, I put that list together after having seen only the first couple episodes of Lost. Not only […]

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Tags: television

Central Park

Sunday, January 30th, 2005 · Comments Off on Central Park

Among other random projects this weekend — fixing a leaky PVC pipe, lining the edges of the pantry with steel wool to prevent our friendly neighborhood mouse from visiting — one was upgrading to Picasa 2.0 and indexing our thousands upon thousands of digital photos. Scanning through the collection, Jen and I enjoyed reliving memories […]

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1954 Home Computer

Sunday, January 30th, 2005 · 1 Comment

My oh my, how times have changed. Imagine carrying this thing on a plane with you.

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Tags: technology

This Old House

Friday, January 28th, 2005 · Comments Off on This Old House

It turns out that the partially frozen pipes I addressed on Monday weren’t frozen at all. It was just a matter of old pipe sediment having built up inside the little drainage thing in the kitchen sink. That was quite the relief. So this morning, when it happened again, I felt like a pro, knowing […]

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Tags: home ownership

The Promised Land

Thursday, January 27th, 2005 · 3 Comments

Last week I posted this entry about the right-wing, anti-gay Christian groups who are going after Sponge Bob because, you know, he promotes the gay lifestyle. Yesterday Mark Morford tackled the subject, along with its greater implications in the world where hateful, ignorant people in groups like Focus on the Family and the AFA have […]

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Tags: the world

The Iranian Campaign

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Bush and his War Team are at it again, already planning the next war, this time in Iran. The New Yorker / The Coming Wars: “This is a war against terrorism, and Iraq is just one campaign. The Bush Administration is looking at this as a huge war zone,” the former high-level intelligence official told […]

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Tags: politics

Stella’s Doppelgänger

Tuesday, January 25th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Stella’s a pretty unique dog. I’ve seen only a handful of dogs in the past 5+ years that she’s been in our lives who look similar to her. My jaw dropped last week when Stella got a Dogster PupPal request from Yogi, Stella’s doppelgänger if ever there was one.

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Partially Frozen Pipes

Monday, January 24th, 2005 · Comments Off on Partially Frozen Pipes

I woke up this morning and had the urge to make coffee with water from the Brita pitcher; I usually use the tap and let the coffee machine’s built-in filter do the work. Good thing I went Brita today. After pouring 6 cups of water into the coffee pot, I proceeded to refill the pitcher […]

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Tags: home ownership

Northeast Storm

Sunday, January 23rd, 2005 · Comments Off on Northeast Storm

Following our 3-hour trip home from Hoboken today, Jen and I were greeted by a foot of fresh snow at home. This is the most snow we’ve had to date as homeowners. And today I learned what it’s like to really be a homeowner in the Northeast — winter style. For the first time, I […]

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NYC Blizzard

Saturday, January 22nd, 2005 · Comments Off on NYC Blizzard

Jen and I really know how to pick a weekend to travel south. I’m in Hoboken at the moment, getting ready to take the Path Train into Manhattan to meet up with Jonty and Dan for brunch. And a blizzard is on the horizon. Starting around 3pm today, the city is expected to get at […]

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