Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Beer of the Day for Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Yesterday's Beer of the Day for me was SkullSplitter

Livescribe: Never Miss A Word

This electronic pen seems like a neat gimmick, I wonder if it's actually practical: Livescribe

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Lost Positives: How I met my wife by Jack WinterPublished 25 July 1994 - The New Yorker

from Journey to the East: Lost Positives

How I met my wife by Jack WinterPublished 25 July 1994 - The New Yorker

It had been a rough day, so when I walked into the party I was very chalant, despite my efforts to appear gruntled and consolate.
I was furling my wieldy umbrella for the coat check when I saw her standing alone in a corner. She was a descript person, a woman in a state of total array. Her hair was kempt, her clothing shevelled, and she moved in a gainly way.
I wanted desperately to meet her, but I knew I'd have to make bones about it since I was travelling cognito. Beknownst to me, the hostess, whom I could see both hide and hair of, was very proper, so it would be skin off my nose if anything bad happened. And even though I had only swerving loyalty to her, my manners couldn't be peccable. Only toward and heard-of behavior would do.
Fortunately, the embarrassment that my maculate appearance might cause was evitable. There were two ways about it, but the chances that someone as flappable as I would be ept enough to become persona grata or a sung hero were slim. I was, after all, something to sneeze at, someone you could easily hold a candle to, someone who usually aroused bridled passion.
So I decided not to risk it. But then, all at once, for some apparent reason, she looked in my direction and smiled in a way that I could make heads and tails of.
I was plussed. It was concerting to see that she was communicado, and it nerved me that she was interested in a pareil like me, sight seen. Normally, I had a domitable spirit, but, being corrigible, I felt capacitated -- as if this were something I was great shakes at -- and forgot that I had succeeded in situations like this only a told number of times. So, after a terminable delay, I acted with mitigated gall and made my way through the ruly crowd with strong givings.
Nevertheless, since this was all new hat to me and I had no time to prepare a promptu speech, I was petuous. Wanting to make only called-for remarks, I started talking about the hors d'oeuvres, trying to abuse her of the notion that I was sipid, and perhaps even bunk a few myths about myself.
She responded well, and I was mayed that she considered me a savory character who was up to some good. She told me who she was. "What a perfect nomer," I said, advertently. The conversation become more and more choate, and we spoke at length to much avail. But I was defatigable, so I had to leave at a godly hour. I asked if she wanted to come with me. To my delight, she was committal. We left the party together and have been together ever since. I have given her my love, and she has requited it.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Greetings from 1st & 1st

I'm wandering around alphabet city, waiting for my friend's concert to start.
There was an interesting boutique next to nathan strauss park: dangerousmathematicians.com


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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Interesting article in the Atlantic: Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Does anyone else Plurk?

All Star Break - Summer is half over :-( - Plurk.com

This was sent by a friend, has anyone else tried it?

We are also looking for alumni management software, has anyone tried AlumniMagnet.com or alternatives?

Hogweed on August 18, 2008 ...

... at BB Kings. Hogweed is a Genesis cover band.

Come one, come all!


WOTD: personalty

Cottage for Rent in Harwich, MA 02645

Reply for pricing and contact info. 

Open dates for cottage:

 *     Saturday, July 19 - Saturday, July 26

*     Saturday, July 26 - Saturday, August 2

*     Saturday, August 23 - Thursday, August 28

*     Tuesday, Sept. 2 thru end of October - off-season rates based on number of days, week vs. weekend, and number of people

 Description of Cottage Vacation Rental:

 "The cottage sleeps six (6) comfortably.  It is two levels.  The ground floor consists of a kitchen, bathroom, and combination living/dining room.  The stove and oven are electric.  There is an automatic coffee maker and a microwave.  There is no automatic dishwasher.  The bathroom has a stall shower but no tub.  There is also an outdoor shower.  On the second level are three bedrooms.  There is a double bed in the master bedroom and twin beds in the two other bedrooms.  Guests are responsible for bringing bed linens and towels. 

"There is both a charcoal grill and an electric grill for guests' use. Also, the yard is quite spacious and has a hammock, a picnic table and a wooden swing.  And there are plenty of beach chairs.

"The cottage is not air-conditioned.  However, since it is built of concrete blocks, it is very comfortable on all but the two or three high heat/high humidity days that we experience on the Cape during the summer.  Also there are fans in all the rooms.  There is a gas-burning heating stove in the living/dining room for those chilly nights in the early spring and late fall.

"The Bank Street beach is 9/10 of a mile from the cottage.  Harwich has both salt-water beaches and fresh-water pond beaches.

"Rental from mid-June through mid-September is by the week, running from Saturday to Saturday.  In the off-season, i.e. the beginning of May to mid-June, and post Labor Day to the end of October, both mid-week and weekend rentals may be available."

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Follow me

I just logged a new $: J11595647e @ where'sgeorge.com
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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Today's site

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Saturday, July 05, 2008

Whod'a thunk it?

Some hybrids get better city mileage than highway:

"... Some hybrids - like the Prius - do get better city mileage than their highway mileage ..." From  forums.treehugger.com/viewtopic.php



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It's Tynwald Day on the Isle of Man

I love their Motto: Quocunque Jeceris Stabit (Latin)
" Whithersoever you throw it, it will stand." from Wikipedia: Isle of Man

The Tynwald is their legislature, which they celebrate today.

Another thing I did not know: Japan does not use street names

Friday, July 04, 2008

38 Broadway Avenue ...

... is featured in a Travelers ad, but does not relate to any addresses of the company. Does anyone know what the address from the red umbrella refers to?

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Happy July 4th!

Greetings from Cape Cod. There are lots of flags flying, TV specials, local Indians, and plenty of fish stories.

WOTD: Loosestrife, cortege, staycation, and diadromous

Also in the news: Hollywood East!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Tuesday, July 01, 2008