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  1. The Garden Quest

    I have officially embarked on a long-awaited quest. Most people know by now that last June, Rebecca and I bought a house near Buffalo, NY. It's a small cape cod, suitable for a first house, and it has what is, to my mind, a small yard. I didn't grow up in the country, just a small town, but my parents have what I now realize is a moderately large yard, on average, with the added bonus of being bordered on the back by a small wood. Here, we are bordered on the back by our neighbor's garage. ...

    Updated September 16th, 2009 at 20:25 by sir archely

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  2. Hole in the Wall

    I'm proud of myself today. Mostly because last night I cut a hole in the wall of my living room. In the new house, it's been the single thing i've done that could have gone the most wrong. I was putting in a new programmable thermostat, and taking out the cheap piece of crap that was installed here before we moved in. Of course, the one i took out was just hung on the wall, and the new one is recessed into the wall. Piece of cake, right? Just cut a hole in the drywall, hook up the wires, and ...
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  3. Vacation...

    So, we (wife and I) are going on vacation starting Tuesday this week. First it's a fly down to North Carolina and the outer banks. Her parents rent a house there for 2 weeks every summer, and we're always welcome to go if we can make it because the place is large enough, so we're going for a bit this year. They even helped pay for the air fare, hooray.
    Friday we fly back here and meet up with my parents and a couple of their friends who are driving out and going on their vacation. ...
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  4. Being a Bad Friend

    So, I'm being a horribly lazy bad friend at the moment. There are people who i care about a lot, and love to be friends with who i am neglecting badly. they are, in general, pretty far away geographically, but i should be emailing or something. and i could be, like, right now, instead of writing this i could be rectifiying the situation. instead i am writing about how badly i am neglecting them. i don't know why i don't want to write them, or call them or something. i just don't have the energy ...
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  5. oh good grief

    So here it is. I am neither a fan of Woody Allen or American Apparel, but this article just killed me.

    Somehow, American Apparel's lawyers thought that it was a valid defense to claim that their advertisements had "no commercial purpose". I think that advertisements by there very goddamn nature exist solely for a commercial purpose, so it's no surprise that the judge ruled against them. If it were me, I would have been so flabbergasted at such a pathetic excuse for a defense ...
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