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Monthly Archive for July, 2008

Dear Verizon

Did you think I wouldn’t notice that you jacked up my rate an extra $13.60 from this month to last? What is so special about July that my Internet access is worth 34% more than June? I’m guessing nothing, except perhaps to line the coffers. No wait, Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is in a slump… […]

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Eleven Minutes Worth of Fuel

When you drive to work every day, the buck stops with you. You know from experience how long it takes to get home, probably down to the minute. You know that if you leave the house 3 minutes later it’ll take an extra 17 minutes to get to the office. You’ve got a good handle […]

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Pineapple Express is Mad Dope

I received an invitation to an advance screening of Pineapple Express last night. The movie opens officially on August 6th, so how could I resist? The screening was held in The Charles Theatre‘s largest theater, complete with MIB-sized ventilation air ducts. I don’t know why I noticed them, but I like the way they look. […]

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Bits and Pieces

I’m remiss for not posting earlier, but there’s a winner to the latest caption contest. Paul won a pair of song downloads from iTunes for his super-sweet-like-a-ninja caption. There are fourteen ninjas in this picture enjoying a keg party. Had someone written a caption referencing pirates there would have to have been a death match […]

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My First Jewish Wedding

This weekend I journeyed up to New Jersey to attend my oldest cousin J’s wedding. The ceremony — held in the courtyard of the Newark Art Museum — introduced me to a lot of traditions that I had only heard about indirectly from friends or in movies. In short, it was a lovely ceremony and […]

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A Few Rounds Before The Dark Knight

Been waiting for The Dark Knight since you heard about it? Curious to see Heath Ledger’s final performance? Have a thing for Christian Bale? Maggie Gyllenhaal? Michael Caine? Hmm, or maybe you’re a Marvel DC comics fan? How about a few rounds beforehand? Call it a happy hour or pre-gaming if you like, but a […]

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Fools and Horses Opening for Coldplay

Well, maybe… Fools and Horses has the opportunity to open for Coldplay at the Verizon Center on August 3rd, assuming they get enough votes. Every vote from a unique IP address counts, so if you vote from home and work that’s two distinct votes. Same goes for your mobile, Crackberry, iPhone, etc. http://www.coldplayontour.com/wwdc/ The page […]

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Emptying Out the Brain

No picture today, just a lot that’s been in the back of my mind lately. I’ve been going to the gym again. It was one of those things I kept putting off (for close to six months) so I feel pretty good about it. I’m only going twice a week, but I feel healthier. I’d […]

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Chili Dogs as Comfort Food

When I’ve had a frustrating day at the office, I don’t usually feel like cooking anything extravagant. Nothing that’s going to require a lot of time in the kitchen or requires me to head out to the grocery store. Good food that you enjoy is a must for comfort. I like chili dogs. Most people […]

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My Opinion Quoted in Express

Someone at The Washington Post’s Express has still got my blog in their feed reader, because I was quoted in this morning’s Blog Log again. To the nameless person sitting in cubicle downtown somewhere, no doubt toiling again for tomorrow’s column, thank you! I don’t ride the Metro every morning, so thanks to Snay for […]

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WALL-E

I saw WALL-E last Friday night and loved it. I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie with a G rating in the theater, let alone enjoyed it this much. Sometimes I see a movie and think I’ll have to pick that up on DVD because I know I’ll want to see it […]

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If you ever need to visit the FedEx Ground distribution facility in Beltsville, Maryland I would recommend calling them first. The number is 301-210-0534, though the corporate customer service people at 1-800-GOFEDEX (1-800-463-3339) won’t tell you that. They’ll be happy to tell you its location — 11750 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705 (map) — but […]

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Contest #2 – Best Caption

We have a winner of the post card contest! One of the self-proclaimed lurkers from Lothian sent in a nice postcard from Ocean City depicting a few people with their Hobie Cats and windsurfing gear. Also notable was an “authentically Alaskan” postcard from Alaska. Props to NJR Junky for that. So the winner will receive […]

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