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Monthly Archive for May, 2008

Annapolis Greek Festival is NOW

The Annapolis Greek Festival 2008 is going on this weekend, Saturday 11am-11pm and Sunday 12pm-7pm. Those hours aren’t listed on the web site, but I happened to stop by this evening to grab a bite to eat and check things out. The festival has been hosted by Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church forever, […]

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Simple Statements

A pack of cigarettes sits atop a copy of “Wellness for Life” magazine on the passenger seat of the car packed next to mine. That’s irony. In the networking and firewall world, statements that begin with “the only conclusion is…” will typically be far from conclusive. That ought to be one of Murphy’s Laws of […]

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Sunday Brunch at Little Havana

To make it really short, the Sunday brunch at Little Havana is a blast. Beware however, without a reservation you can expect up to a two hour wait (especially if its a holiday weekend). As far as reservations go, make them early. If the weather is supposed to be nice, ask for an outside table. […]

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Matthew’s Pizza Doesn’t Disappoint

I wasn’t born when Matthew’s Pizza opened their doors back in 1943. Neither were my parents, for that matter. Nevertheless, I was told that Matthew’s Pizza is revered by Baltimore residents and critics alike and that I had to give it a shot. When it comes to local pizza shops, I don’t need to be […]

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Rediscovering Juno Reactor

You’ve heard Juno Reactor, you just don’t realize it. I first heard them in college, mostly the early goa-inspired mixes. I say “they” because Juno Reactor is the child of Ben Watkins, with a constantly changing set of musicians and accompanying artists. The albums or live shows wouldn’t be possible without the supporting folks, but […]

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A Brief Moment of Aging

I experienced a brief moment of aging the other day. A clear indicator that you aren’t as young (and maybe foolish) as you once were. One of those moments where you realize that your priorities in life have changed. You know you’re getting older when you see a magazine stuffed in between the couch cushions […]

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I’m a Degree Man, I Think

I’ve never used Old Spice and I couldn’t tell you what it smells like. Have you seen the cross-promotional Jackie Moon commercials for Old Spice? Everybody sweats, but most people would be surprised to know that they sweat 6 liters per day. Now I’m not familiar with the metric system or any other foreign language […]

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Some Eclectic Entertainment

Over the past week or so I’ve watched a handful of movies. The most recent released in 2007, the earliest in 1968. In 39 years there’s been some wild advances but that isn’t to say that the older stuff isn’t excellent. I remember seeing previews for The Kingdom and thinking I’ll definitely check that out. […]

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Pizza Time Delivers

It was a dark and rainy night. It was Friday. I was hungry. That means pizza. I don’t usually care for Pizza Hut, but the Ultimate Grill pizza in the ad was looking pretty good. Then I saw that there were delivery charges**, so I nixed that. I’ve had good luck with Pizza Boli’s in […]

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NowPublic Trolling Flickr

I received a Flickr Mail from a NowPublic member asking if they could use a photo of mine in an article about National Chocolate Chip Day. The article itself isn’t really an article at all, just a summary of another article. Geek that I am, a link is a link and the photo doesn’t mean […]

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Things to Keep an Eye On

I take notes about everything. Sometimes they read like to-do lists and other times it’s just things that I read or heard about that I want to investigate further. Only problem is that I don’t keep a notepad, so I end up with little slips of paper everywhere until I embark on a seasonal cleaning […]

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A Rant About a Pair of Trucks

Out at Home Depot the other night I saw this dualie double parked diagonally across two spaces about 20 feet from the door. This sort of thing pisses me off and inspires me to dream about calling a flatbed tow truck (which is what you’d need to tow the beast away). If your vehicle doesn’t […]

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New Sports Drinks and Chocolate Candy

I don’t usually spend money on new products when I see them on the shelves. But when I get the chance to try them for free that’s a different matter. “Sickeningly sweet Gatorade” is how I’d describe G2 from Gatorade. If you mixed a regular grape-flavored Gatorade with one of those plastic barrel-shaped jugs of […]

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Remembering the Past at East West Bistro

My family and I went to East West Bistro in Pasadena for Mother’s Day brunch yesterday. When I called to make the reservation last Tuesday I was asked whether I was planning on the brunch or the full menu. I didn’t know if it would be an Asian-style breakfast buffet or a mixture of Americanized […]

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Blog Upgraded to WordPress 2.5.1

I upgraded WordPress to 2.5.1 this morning without too many issues. It took longer to download and install all of the plugins than it did to convert the database over. I would have upgraded before, but I was running an antiquated version of MySQL until the server upgrade this past week. The upgrade itself took […]

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