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Monthly Archive for November, 2007

I came home today, walked in the door and promptly tripped over a pair of shoes. Then I realized that there were six pairs of shoes in the entryway, all mine. It was disturbing, considering that I used to be the guy that had one or two pairs of shoes. Now its six. Scratch that, […]

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Firefox Memory Leakage Be Damned

I’ve gotten into the habit of leaving Firefox open for weeks at a time. I like having my tabs available without having to wait. Usually I’ve got Google Reader and Gmail loaded, as well as a few other status screens. I’ve also taken to bitching about the performance problems with the computer. For some reason […]

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I Am Such a Woman

I never go shopping. I am the epitome of exemplary male psyche and behavior when it comes to buying stuff. I have a set list of items to get. I get in, purchase the items I need, then I get out. I don’t linger. I don’t cruise the store for other things that aren’t on […]

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Hitman: Fun, But Not a Must-See

I saw Hitman on Friday night. I was surprised by the turnout at Hoyt’s; we drove there to avoid the madness of Annapolis Mall and Arundel Mills on black Friday, but still found the parking lot full. Normally the place is pretty dead, but I guess we weren’t the only ones with that idea. One […]

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I have this habit of writing things down that make me laugh. Quotes are a big thing for me, especially on car trips. A quote can bring back memories long since forgotten. The only problem is that I occasionally misplace my notes. So here’s a few quotes from the car ride up to New Hampshire […]

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Protected: Not So Perfect Toasts

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Due to circumstances outside of my control, I won’t be able to be with my family this year for Thanksgiving. It’s a really a bummer, especially since both my aunts will be there (one in from Alaska, the other from Canada). They’ll all be hanging out together all day, not too far away but a […]

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I finally got back to the gym today after a brief hiatus. I was briefly worried over the weekend when I found myself short of breath, but after a good amount of cardio this evening I feel much better and assured that my lung capacity is alright. I worked my abs proper, such that they […]

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Having dinner with my family one night the conversation turned to what to do in the event of an explosion. Not a freak gasoline fight accident, but a bombing in a public place like a mall, airport, or museum. The consensus was that after the initial blast that we ought to wait a minute to […]

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Joel Spolsky recommended a neat mashup today, rating the “walkability” of an address according to how many places of interest (stores, restaurants, etc) are nearby. The area surrounding my house has a Walk Score of 23. That’s pretty low, but if I use the address of a house nearby the entrance to my community I […]

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I saw Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead at The Charles Theatre this weekend. Two brothers plan to rob their parent’s jewelry store and it goes bad. Without giving away any details, this is a violent film that didn’t live up to my expectations. My expectations in this case being I saw the preview and […]

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Paintjam Video, Per Conversation

While experiencing some local artists last night, I was reminded of this video of one of Dan Dunn’s Paintjam performances that Andy showed me while at the Shore. Strangely I had been talking to a few coworkers earlier yesterday about the medium. The embedded YouTube video follows. Check it out.

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Michael’s Pub has been in business for 21 years. Restaurants and bars being some of the most difficult businesses to keep in business, this is an impressive feat. That it isn’t a dive after that long is ever more impressive. The pub is technically in the King’s Contrivance shopping plaza. King’s Contrivance is a pretty […]

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Crash, Worth a Second Look

Crash is a beautiful film. Period. I had seen it before on demand, but I didn’t give it enough credit. It was good then, but something this time made it more memorable. It has some humorous bits but overall a serious critique of us, people, and our assumptions. A rich and intertwined cast of characters, […]

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There’s been a bit of hoopla making its way around the grapevine concerning the conviction of the 19-year old involved in the shooting at Annapolis Mall last November. “After three and a half days of testimony about the Nov. 18, 2006 shooting, 19-year-old Javaughn Norman Adams was convicted of two counts of attempted second-degree murder […]

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