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02/18/2008 12:13 #43377Juno
02/12/2008 23:44 #4330810 things I love about biking
2. Easy, free parking.
3. Free, renewable fuel.
4. 0 emissions.
5. Good exercise.
6. No stereo to steal.
7. Cheap repairs.
8. 24/7 service with no schedules / transfers / waiting.
9. Puts me in direct contact with my environment instead of shielding me from it.
10. It's fun!
01/21/2008 23:02 #42981A Remembrance of Airlines Past
Anyway, I've now got a box of books slated for Green Apple. Anything they don't want gets dumped on the "free" table in front of the store.
I could dedicate a whole blog to the books themselves: why I kept them, where they came from, what crazy-ass Harvard extension lit class I read them for, etc. BUT, I'm going to spare you all that. Because I'd probably just end up keeping the damn books all over again!
No, the thing that sucked me back to the past--and unexpectedly challenged my perceived historical timeline--is a boarding pass for Piedmont Airlines tucked into one of the books as a bookmark.
I don't know why this feels like ancient history to me. I looked it up, and Piedmont Airlines (now part of US Airways Express) was around as a brand from 1993-1997. Not really all that long ago (in my timeline, at least). But the thing that's so quaint is the "no smoking" vs. "smoking" sections, with my seating assignment sticker stuck squarely on "no smoking." Is it really that recently you could smoke on an airplane? Turns out, as of September 1, 1998, smoking was prohibited on 91 percent of flights to and from the United States. So that "no smoking" designation really did mean something.
I know there are still plenty of vestiges of smoking on flights: the "no smoking" signs; the ashtrays in the armrests. It all seems so absurd now though. What were we thinking? Like you could really have a "no smoking section" on an airplane! Yeah right! And sign me up for the "no airborne illnesses" section while you're at it!
Anyway, I just wanted to share that.
01/21/2008 18:30 #42978Decisions, decisions
12/13/2007 23:33 #42510ePad backup
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in case I die root pass is... SORRY KIDS! This is classified!
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Also got some free olive samples at the farmers market, but had to pass on the olive oil pressed last night. Maybe next time I run out.
Feel good Email I needed
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ONE final postscript - the golden age passport makes a great 62nd birthday gift for any nature/travel type. Best $10 I ever spent on Dad.
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Needle 2 Vinyl
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particularly effects ,
freaked out deeply .
Apparently yesterday ,
moral deodorant .
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NYEve - Times Sq.
watercolors vs. photos
John Muir auto-biography
weekends - portsmouth, newport
being there when christina had the kids
sushi - roll your own
extended family / t'giving, wreath/craft gift
Can We Still Be Friends / Todd Rundgren
The Look of Love / ABC
Hold Me Now / Thompson Twins
>Happy Together / The Turtles
Catch My Fall / Billy Idol
It's Raining Men / Weather Girls
Please do NOT judge me by my ePad! These are (were) personal mental rolodexes to myself.
Yeah. Make of it what you will.