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August 31st, 2015

10:23 pm - I got a new camera!
I am over on Flickr and have taken a few pictures.

Alaska tour and cruise:

Del Mar horse races:

Dana Point whale watch:

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May 12th, 2014

09:33 pm - Still in shock
Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of radioactiverich last week.

We lost touch after I left Boston in 2002, but I will always have a soft spot in my heart for him. He was friendly, and smart, and goofy, and willing to try anything once (twice if he liked it, three times to make sure). We all thought for sure he was indestructible.

I miss you, Radioactive Rich.
Current Mood: sadsad

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January 4th, 2014

10:17 am - Some good links for recent research

Includes some links on studies about eggs and cholesterol. siderea, we were discussing that a while ago.

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December 23rd, 2013

07:46 pm - Back issue help?
My Google fu is failing me. Is there any way I can order a back issue of The World Of Cross Stitching (specifically issue 209) with a credit card and have it shipped to the US? I guess I could check eBay (although I don't yet have an account).

cross posted, appropriately, to cross_stitch
Current Mood: grumpygrumpy

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October 28th, 2013

09:31 pm - This is refreshing.
Butter is bad – a myth we've been fed by the 'healthy eating' industry


"Did we get an apology on eggs? Did we hell..."

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September 8th, 2013

08:22 pm - Things you talk about (or not)
Food is the new politics, the new religion. I can usually get away with discussing it with my friends. My friends' friends, on the other hand, are CRAZY.

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July 31st, 2013

10:12 pm - We have moved!
Send me an email (firstname at lastname dot net) if you want the new contact infoz. If you have any pointers to me in Torrance, they are no longer valid. My cell phone has NOT changed. :-)

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November 12th, 2012

08:15 pm - ... and happy birthday to me, part 2
Well, last night's dinner was perfectly lovely at the time. Sadly, something in it (or some combination of eating ALL THE THINGS) did not agree with me, which kept me up half the night.

So, today was a low-key day of work and not eating much. I was very glad to have Stuart drive me to work and back. I'm bummed about missing a free dinner at Javier's; but at best, it would have been a waste of good food, and at worst it could have provoked a repeat of last night.

I'm feeling a bit better, still not 100%, and more than a little short on sleep. Well, this year can only improve, right?
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
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November 6th, 2012

07:54 am - I voted!
There was a LINE!

ok, there were like 4 people in front of me, 2 of whom were in the wrong line. And one neurotic guy behind me worrying about the line. And no line when I left. It counts. :P

I voted "Yes" on a shocking number of initiatives.

Go go gadget democracy! And go, go the end of political spam for another short while.

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September 22nd, 2012

06:01 pm - Still a player!
I played my bass for about 10 minutes. Most of that was just noodling around and seeing if all my fretting fingers work. Answer: The pinky isn't great, but it can be made to function.

After a while I tried playing some 12-bar blues but it kept turning into Stormy Monday so I went with that.

Now my fingers are all sore. Also I have no calluses whatsoever. It will be interesting to see how I progress. Especially once I start playing faster things and the pinky gets in the way more... or not... you never know, maybe the PT exercises will do their thing and the finger of doom will keep up.

Gasp, I think I'm actually going to start practicing.
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
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