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Entries from July 2005

Blogger’s Block

Friday, July 29th, 2005 · 7 Comments

I obviously enjoy blogging. I try to write something nearly every day and have been doing so for years. Some days are easier than others. Some days it’s obvious what I will write about — an anniversary, a wedding we attended, a trip we took, a major world event — but others I find myself […]

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Thursday, July 28th, 2005 · 3 Comments

Yesterday was opening day at the track here in Saratoga. I didn’t go (races run from 1-5pm and there’s that whole job thing during weekday business hours), but we hope to go soon. If only we were socialites like local celebrity, race horse owner, and track frequenter Marylou Whitney (last year at Travers I won […]

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2nd Anniversary

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005 · 3 Comments

Happy 2nd wedding anniversary to my beautiful bride now and always! I’m the luckiest husband around and cherish every moment I spend with you, Jenner. I love you. One year ago: Wedding Reflections.

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Kayaks, Cars, Bombs

Monday, July 25th, 2005 · Comments Off on Kayaks, Cars, Bombs

While kayaking yesterday in Fish Creek with Seth, I got a nerve-wracking call from Jen: Penn Station had just been evacuated moments after she’d entered it; police and National Guardsmen were yelling at everyone to “Get out now!” and, amazingly, many people didn’t budge or just stared blankly at those issuing the orders. She didn’t […]

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Track Season Cometh

Sunday, July 24th, 2005 · Comments Off on Track Season Cometh

The excitement is in the air. The plant date is in the ground at Union and Circular. The horses have arrived. Wednesday marks opening day of the 137th season of Saratoga Race Course, when our little city will be visited by more than 100,000 people per day, more than three times the year-round population. Racing […]

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ING Referral

Friday, July 22nd, 2005 · 1 Comment

Yesterday ING announced that its savings rate on the ING Orange Savings Account was going up to 3.15%. I’d put money on the fact that this is more than what your bank is paying you in interest for your savings or money market account, so if you don’t already have an ING account, why wait? […]

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Thursday, July 21st, 2005 · 3 Comments

My dad and I finished watching Sideways last night, which Jen and I had started the other night. Usually when a movie has so much hype surrounding it, it’s hard to forget the hype and just watch the movie. I feared that’s what was happening at first, but then I realized I was really enjoying […]

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Stop Roberts

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005 · 7 Comments

Roberts Has Solid Conservative Credentials: “As a private lawyer, the Buffalo, N.Y., native represented Toyota at the Supreme Court, winning limits on disabled workers’ claims.” Who fights against disabled workers? Is anyone really that heartless? Maybe John Roberts has never known anyone who’s been disabled. In the past weeks, Republicans and Democrats have called on […]

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Welcome, Dad!

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005 · 1 Comment

My Dad arrived in Saratoga yesterday evening after 7 days and 3,100 miles on the road across America — and promptly kicked mine and Jen’s asses at Scrabble, thanks, in part, to his 50-point “comedian” bonus. It’s great to have you here, Dad, and Saratoga is lucky to have you! This is the last week […]

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Million-Dollar Homes

Monday, July 18th, 2005 · Comments Off on Million-Dollar Homes

My my own home aside, one of my other favorite homes in Saratoga Springs is on the market for more than a million dollars. I can’t fathom owning a place like this — imagine what the upkeep would be like. “The most historically photographed home in Saratoga Springs, this gracious Victorian has been completely remodeled […]

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