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Entries from March 2006

KR3 Anniversary

Friday, March 31st, 2006 · Comments Off on KR3 Anniversary

It was one year ago today when I wrote about our then-new game, Karaoke Revolution 3. In the past year, the game has revolutionized partying as we know it. Most parties at our house now involve rockin’ the karaoke mic and cheering for video game characters dancing on screen. And whenever we go to parties […]

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Tags: anecdotes

Sun, Brownouts, RoboForm

Thursday, March 30th, 2006 · Comments Off on Sun, Brownouts, RoboForm

Sometimes I’m not really inspired to write about one particular thing, so I’ll just jump in here, start typing, and see what happens. So with that caveat, here we go. It’s another beautiful spring day today. It’s only about 40 degrees this morning, but warm enough that I’ve switched to my fall/spring coat and can […]

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Tags: anecdotes

Karen’s Birthday

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006 · 1 Comment

We hit Brooklyn over the weekend for a fun birthday dinner party at Karen and Joti’s place. The lasagne and other culinary delights were delicious, and the wine flowed a’plenty. View all Karen’s Birthday photos While driving around Brooklyn and into and out of the city, Jen and I were amazed by how terrible the […]

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Kinderhook Hostage Crisis

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006 · Comments Off on Kinderhook Hostage Crisis

Nothing ever happens in my wife’s small hometown of Kinderhook, NY, where there are more cows than people. So when a man entered a real estate office and took the employees hostage yesterday afternoon, it was big news. We heard about the standoff with police via the Kinderhook News Network (my mother-in-law) before the story […]

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Tags: the world

City of Hope

Monday, March 27th, 2006 · Comments Off on City of Hope

From the Sunday, March 26, 2006 Times Union special section Capitaland Quarterly: City of hope / Saratoga’s splendor offers shining model: No small city in the Capital Region has been as successful as Saratoga Springs. It’s the hometown everyone wants to emulate. The Broadway shopping district boasts shops and cafes. Businesses like The Ayco Co., […]

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Tags: saratoga springs

Savings Goals

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 · 1 Comment

Sparked by my Tuesday post, Jane wrote a post about mortgages and financial goals, to which I added the below: Although Jen and I are good about saving/investing every month, we’re also guilty of having slipped back into debt with this great little invention called the HELOC — it even comes with its own checkbook! […]

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Tags: money

Negative Savings Rate

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 · 2 Comments

It’s probably a good thing my blog isn’t quite as popular as that of fellow Saratoga Springs blogger Clusterfuck Nation by Jim Kunstler. If I had even half the number of comments that his most recent post about the housing market in Saratoga and across the country, Jitters, has garnished, then I’d never get anything […]

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Tags: home ownership

Weekend Updates

Monday, March 20th, 2006 · Comments Off on Weekend Updates

Happy Spring! Though today’s officially the start of spring, it still feels like winter here in Saratoga Springs with the temperature currently at 19° and a 30% chance of snow predicted for this morning. I also woke up with a bit of cough and feeling tired in the bones this morning, so I may be […]

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Tags: weekends

UPH Auction Photos

Thursday, March 16th, 2006 · Comments Off on UPH Auction Photos

Tuesday night was the culmination of all the hard work that the Saratoga Steeplechasers put in to the planning of the Universal Preservation Hall Fundraiser auction. The auction was a huge success, raising more than $20,000 for UPH and giving more than 150 people a chance to see the work to date on the building. […]

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Tastes Like Chicken

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006 · 12 Comments

There are a lot of reasons people don’t eat meat and each of us has his own: Maybe you don’t like the way animals are treated, perhaps you’re sketched out by the hormones with which animals are injected, maybe you’ve read Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, or it could be that you simply don’t enjoy […]

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Tags: food