We live in the Wedgewood subdivision of Durham, a.k.a. ‘Tree-mageddon’ during this last storm. It’s 12:01pm on Tuesday, March 2nd, and we still don’t have power restored. We’re doing OK, we’re on a generator, and thankfully the temperatures have been above freezing so there hasn’t been much concern for us. The problem is, we’re used [...]
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I’ve been using Twitter actively for about 18 months now and find micro-blogging is much easier to fit into the flow of my day. I’m not closing my blog down here at all — I’ll continue to post to it with the same frequency I have — just wanted you all aware there was another [...]
Thankfully I’m blessed with a metabolism strong enough to keep me relatively svelte without having to kill myself with exercise. My Italian wife’s excellent cooking definitely keeps me honest in that department, though, and I guess playing the drums regularly works to stem the tide a bit. The net is I don’t have to exercise [...]
I voted in my first Presidential primary today. Such is life as a New Hampshire resident, and it’s always good to take part in the democratic process. After all, it’s voting and opposable thumbs that gives us that great feeling of superiority, isn’t it? One thing struck me, though. To vote, all I did was [...]
oh, well, of course we noticed the people who slammed on their brakes when they hit a bridge, which is what made us decide to head home and heed the mayor’s warning.Well, this morning, I got this e-mail from our town of Durham, New Hampshire:Because of the high heat index today, we have made arrangements toutilize the air conditioned meeting room at the Durham Town Office as acooling off location for individuals who perhaps do not have airconditioning at home or are in need of a break from the heat…. Ifyou or someone you know is in need of a cool location in order to findrespite from the heat, please stop by the Durham Town Office located at15 Newmarket Road, Durham, NH.
about the USDA’s recently revised food pyramid(s) versus Harvard’s pyramid (a good read, I might add, though it’s only available in print, I believe!)…. With this new-fangled Internet thingy, not to mention cable and satellite television, we can get our news, entertainment, and heck, even tangible goods from just about anywhere on the planet.
Yay.Well, today, about 2 weeks after the onset, I noticed my right cheek twitching, which it has done on occasion basically since this all started…. A small step, but HUGE in that it’s a step in the right direction.Maybe this thing won’t last too long after all…
of having the milkbox outside the door, and the weekly visits from the mlkman delivering tasty treats. Well, that prompted a quick Google Local search (still in beta, of course!), and result number one was, as you might guess, a goldmine.This morning, the Little Milk Man (which is a company run by and employing only women, funnily enough) arrived, complete with the old-fashioned truck, delivering those same tasty treats I remember.
I feel like I need a shower. I just finished going through my spam folder on Gmail. It got a little large because, well, I just moved and things have been busy. It’s been about 10 days since I cleaned through it, and had about 1200 messages to scan for “real” mail. This stuff, even [...]
Train your spouse on your alarm clock: don’t let technology ruin your marriage