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Entries from April 2005

Oprah Nation

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005 · Comments Off on Oprah Nation

Last night Jen and I watched with intrique the Oprah show. You know all those Saturday Night Live skits with the screaming and jumping women in the Oprah audience? It’s all true, as Oprah herself pointed out. The only reason we watched is because Jon Stewart was the guest (followed by Cameron Diaz). He was […]

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Tags: television

Community Involvement

Tuesday, April 19th, 2005 · 1 Comment

I want to make more of an effort to be involved in my community. I used to be much better at this. In high school, college, and even as a fresh college graduate in San Francisco, I volunteered; I went to community events to meet new people. These days, the extent of my community involvement […]

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Tags: saratoga springs

Mouse in the House

Monday, April 18th, 2005 · Comments Off on Mouse in the House

Yesterday was another gorgeous, sunshiny day. We spent more time in the front yard, enjoying the sun and all that spring has to offer. We ran some errands, then my mother-in-law came over for our third BBQ of the season. Before eating, we walked around Congress Park, where it really felt like summer, and enjoyed […]

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Rise and Shine

Saturday, April 16th, 2005 · Comments Off on Rise and Shine

I woke up, energized and alert, at 6:30 AM this morning. This is rare for me on a weekday, let alone a Saturday with nothing on the calendar. I had fallen asleep shortly after 11 PM last night, not long after Bill Maher’s opening monologue on Real Time. I tried to go back to sleep, […]

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Culture of Blame

Friday, April 15th, 2005 · Comments Off on Culture of Blame

In an era when even our own government won’t take responsibility for its actions, is it any surprise that it’s more common to sue someone than to take the time to meet one’s neighbors or apologize for one’s mistakes instead of pointing the finger at someone else? Personal responsibility waning, experts say: “My first goal […]

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Tags: politics

Fuck for Forest

Thursday, April 14th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Eco-porn: Great Sex For A Good Cause: Tommy and Leona are having sex on a tree stump in the middle of a Norwegian clear-cut. Leona, with a mop of brown dreads and a lip ring, looks dreamily across the demolished forest as Tommy, a little shaggy in nothing but a knit hat, works his magic. […]

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Tags: the world

Britney, Vlogs, Cheerleaders

Wednesday, April 13th, 2005 · Comments Off on Britney, Vlogs, Cheerleaders

It’s official: Britney Spears is having a baby! Rejoice! How weird would it be to be an international pop star and feel the need (or pressure) to share your most personal details with the world? Oh wait, I’m not an international pop star (or AM I?), but I constantly feel the need to share my […]

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Tags: technology

Gas Prices

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005 · Comments Off on Gas Prices

With gas prices on the constant rise, one good thing about not living in San Francisco anymore is not having to pay $3.19 per gallon for supreme, the good stuff my WRX needs. Here in Saratoga Springs, gas is around $2.59 a gallon for higher octane (93 on this coast vs. 91 in SF). As […]

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Tags: the world

Sin City

Monday, April 11th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Having never read the graphic novels, Frank Miller’s Sin City is nothing like I expected it to be. It’s also like no other movie I’ve ever seen. And two days after seeing it, I’m still thinking about it. If you haven’t seen Sin City — the movie, as opposed to the porn site of the […]

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Tags: movies

Yard Work

Saturday, April 9th, 2005 · 2 Comments

All the other neighbors had already done it. Today was our turn. We cleaned up all the leftover fall and winter debris from all around the house. To make the job easier — and to get at the pesky leaves that wedge their way into the hedges surrounding most of our yard — we invested […]

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