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Entries from September 2005

44 Degrees

Friday, September 30th, 2005 · Comments Off on 44 Degrees

The treemometer shows a chilly 44 degrees this morning. It was around this time last year, though a bit earlier in September, when the fall temperature took its first dip down below 50 degrees. If this year is anything like last, it should be just another month or so until we start to see some […]

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Blog Feet

Thursday, September 29th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Just how big is my blog? If I export the text of this blog, including all comments but minus all photos, and paste it all into Word at Courier New 10, it’s 1,664 pages. One page equals 11 inches. That’s 18,304 inches of blog. 1,525 feet of blog. Nearly a third of a mile of […]

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Lazy Fall Days

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Laziness begets laziness. The less I do — the less challenged my body and my mind are, phsyically and mentally — the more tired I become. After a long day at work yesterday, I didn’t feel like doing much besides achieving professional couch potato status. I think four-plus hours qualifies, right? After a couple old […]

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Flaunting Homes

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005 · 4 Comments

America: Land of the free, home of the brave, and playground to the filthy rich. In America, big is never big enough, espeically if you have deep pockets and a need to flaunt your individualism. I read in this month’s Vanity Fair about Rising Sun, Larry Ellison’s new $250 million 454-foot yacht, the largest in […]

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Phonebook Mysteries

Friday, September 23rd, 2005 · 1 Comment

I recently had to replace my cell phone. I got the same model since I still like it so much. There’s probably some unwritten rule about kayaking with a cell phone in your pocket. For some reason, cell phones and water don’t mix. I can’t imagine why. That night, I emptied everything out of my […]

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Tags: technology


Thursday, September 22nd, 2005 · 1 Comment

I’ve only flown JetBlue once. It was an awesome experience, and I’m a big fan of bringing JetBlue to Albany. Though I can’t imagine how upsetting it must have been to be a passenger on the JetBlue Airbus yesterday that was forced to circle to burn off its LAX-JFK fuel supply before landing with wheels […]

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Tags: the world

Conehead Happy

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Since I have photos on my blog from a couple years ago of Stella the Conehead, it’s only fair to add some equivalent photos of Happy’s current state of being. He injured his foot last week at the Farm while we were in San Francisco, and had to have some stitches. He’s been a really […]

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Tags: dogs

All-Night Partay

Monday, September 19th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Bars in Saratoga Springs are open until 4am. Compton’s, the greasy diner on Broadway, opens around the same time. It’s long been our goal to make it to Compton’s after a night out on the town. Saturday night when Enoch, Erica, and Jessie came to town, we reached that goal. Jen, Jessie, Justin, and I […]

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SF Trip II

Thursday, September 15th, 2005 · Comments Off on SF Trip II

For the second year in a row, I managed to make it to San Francisco for a second time in the course of the year (my fourth visit since moving away; Jen’s third). We were fortunate enough to be there for both work and play, and, as usual, squeezed so much into what always amounts […]

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Vassar Quarterly Letter

Friday, September 9th, 2005 · 3 Comments

I was proud to see my letter to the editor published on page 3 of the Fall 2005 issue (volume 101 issue 4) of Vassar: The Alumnae/i Quarterly. Though the final, printed version of my letter doesn’t seem to be online, below is the version that I had emailed to the editor on June 17. […]

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