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Friday, December 24, 2004

Happy Holidays from our family to yours.

We are enjoying some quiet time in Cape Cod for the Holidays.

For the Google Year in Review: try the Zeitgeist, For a list of google tips, go here.

p.s. This morning's discussion: "Silly Rabbi, kicks are for Trids!"

p.p.s. funny photos: Santa, & Busted.

p.p.p.s. Things not to do with your cat. I'd rather play Risk

Sunday, December 05, 2004

"Chuck Jones used to say, 'Everyone wants to be BugsBunny - but we all know that we're really Daffy Duck.'".

Sunday, October 10, 2004

I just saw an ad on NBC about their upcoming episode of Law and Order: Criminal Intent. It's a wonderful show, as are the other 2 in this family. What caught my interest was the fact that they are allowing viewers to decide the outcome of their next show. This is not so bad, but the viewers will be deciding whether or not a character dies, which is faintly reminiscent of the decadence and fall of the Roman Empire, where the audience in the Coliseum chose the fate of gladiators with a thumbs up or thumbs down.
We have a new pet. We sighted a new animal that Elizabeth had never seen before. It reminded me of an experience from many years ago:

I had a share in a shore house and my housemates were talking about the size of the rat that they had seen on the way to the beach. Later that day, we walked the same way and I noticed that it was not a rat, but a possum. (City people do not get out to nature much.)

So we've named our new friend Peaty the Possum. This then led to a discussion of the relationship of possum and opossum and then if they are related to rats or raccoons. (like one of our other friends, Rocky Raccoon) BTW, possums are part of the marsupial family (genus?) and raccoons are related to bears.

So in closing, in my search for raccoon information, I blundered on an alternate spelling of our cat's name, Couscous, which is the spotted Cuscus.

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Here are some of my favorite toys: IconWar, StressRelief, ....
A friend of mind tells a story about a secretary in California that did not know you could not drive from America to Europe as lamented in a commercial. As it turns out, I was doing some web surfing and wound up on the website of Jim Rogers. He drove around the world and started in Iceland because it is the only place where you could drive from North America to Europe because that is where the continental plates meet (picture).

Sunday, January 25, 2004

So it's been a while since my last posting. Things have been really busy with my latest job, running the services group at a major hedge fund in midtown NYC. If you are in the area, drop me a line at the usual numbers. You may also want to AIM me at mameresny, hotmail at markameres, or yahoomail at markameres. These are my junk mail acounts, so it may take me a while to reply.