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Archive for February, 2003

A year ago today, my younger son was born. In the operating room, I watched as the doctor pulled him from his mother. I could only imagine the shock he experienced being in air and breathing for the first time. The nurse snapped me out of the moment to remind me I might want to use that camera I clutched unused in my hands. I did. They took him to   Read More ...

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Appleton, stuff WI has been discovered by the civilized world! The first Starbucks in town is under construction and will open soon. Next thing you know, there will be one on every third block! WOO HOO

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I opened the Dominos Dots and took a look at the container of Sweet Icing. To my disappointment, it was not the huge vat of sugary goodness my wife had promised. “This is not a lot,” I exclaimed. “This is just a pittance!” She responded that at her meeting the icing had come in a large container; but then again, they had ordered a lot of the Dots. “What does   Read More ...

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I have been put in my place… Calling a cable car in San Francisco a “trolley” not only makes me a tourist, decease but apparently a stupid tourist to boot. A trolley, capsule while running on rails, uses electricity via overhead wires to power an electric motor which moves the trolley. The closest thing San Francisco has to a trolley are the electric buses. A cable car, on the other   Read More ...

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Rice-a-roni… It’s the San Francisco treat [Ding Ding!] I finally made it out of the hotel. 20 hours of conferences packed into 48 hours is a bit much for anyone. I hit as many of the sites as I could in the three hours I had. I took the trolley (does calling it that make me a tourist?) from the hotel down to Fisherman’s Wharf. Now, I don’t want to   Read More ...

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From the five-year-old genius department: In Episode 8 of SpongeBob Squarepants, Sandy Bottoms (the squirrel), builds a rocket in the short entitled Sandy’s Rocket which accidentally launches Spongebob and Patrick into space. The five-year-old made this connection yesterday: If Sandy were going to build a rocket, she would not fill the rocket with water, but air, since that is what she breathes. Yet, Spongebob and Patrick are in the rocket   Read More ...

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My timing is impeccable… I usually bring my own coffee in to work since the coffee there is horrible. Occasionally, though, my Thermos just isn’t big enough and I slum it with the coffee in the break room. It seems that I have this weird ESP about it… I’ll go in there to get a cup of java and the pot will be empty. I’ll go to make another pot,   Read More ...

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