Archive for June, 2008

Lost weekend

30 Jun

To start with a program note (cue the “announcement!” song from Boy Scout summer camp), I seem to have misplaced my mobile phone; I only realized I didn’t have it this morning, but thinking back, I haven’t used it since Friday evening – it’s probably in the car I’m not using, but in any case, […]

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Friday Random Ten – “Turn it on, Wind it up, Lay it down” edition

27 Jun

Then talk about it: “I Was Married” – Tegan and Sara “Turn It On Again” – Genesis “Wind It Up” (live) – Barenaked Ladies “The Well and The Lighthouse” – Arcade Fire “I’m So Tired” – The Beatles “Change Is Hard” – She & Him “Swan Swan H” – REM “Lay It Down Clown” – […]

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spinning wheels, going nowhere

25 Jun

I generally really like my job. I do interesting and challenging work; solving problems, and coming up with new ways for people to perform tasks more effectively. Most days at closing time, I can point to at least one thing I’m proud of having accomplished. Then there are days like today, when all I do […]

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Attack the darkness, beware the gazebo

23 Jun

warning: graphic geek content ahead A while back, I answered a craigslist ad looking for people to get together and play Dungeons & Dragons, something I haven’t done in over a decade. I (and by extension, Colleen) got the bug again after reading all the hype in the geekosphere about the new edition of the […]

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he didn’t “die”, he “expired, like a magazine subscription”

23 Jun

George Carlin died. Dammit. He got the lead story on NPR this morning (not sure what that says about the media…). When I heard this morning on the way to work, I knocked off a quick text to Colleen at a red light. You could actually kind of feel the gasp in her simple “wow” […]

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the simple joy of processed air

20 Jun

The fancy new central air/heat pump system is finally installed. It is now 76° F and falling, and all of my windows are closed. Once more, I am ensconced within my mostly hermetically sealed, climate-controlled bubble, and my sinuses are no longer subject to the whims of the ever-encroaching pollen just outside the walls. It […]

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Friday Thursday Random Ten : “better do this now” edition

19 Jun

Since it’s unlikely I’m going to have a working computer on my desk at work tomorrow morning, I’m just going to go ahead and take care of this now: “I Wanna Be Your Hero” – Def Leppard “Thank You For Sharing” – Vanity Project “Cuyahoga” – REM “One Love” – Pat Benatar “The Human Hosepipe” […]

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For Mary

19 Jun
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It is over, and I still stand.

16 Jun

Mary had a great time with the sleepover…pizza, innocent (thank god) nine-year old girl gossip about boys, and staying up way too late. And, since it’s our house, I DM’d a session of Faery’s Tale (a very rules-light pen & paper RPG aimed at younger kids) for the girls, who had lots of fun pretending […]

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Friday Random Ten – “no more pencils” edition

13 Jun

We spent the morning at “Community Day” at the kids’ elementary school…parades, pizza, wooden building blocks, and lots of kids that weren’t mine. That, however, is done and over with now. School’s out for summer. We’re now the parents of a fourth grader and a first grader. Now, I just need to survive the little […]

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