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02/18/2008 12:13 #43377

Category: movies
Hey (e:Paul) -- Kimya is all over the Juno soundtrack.

02/12/2008 23:44 #43308

10 things I love about biking
Category: biking
1. Door-to-door service.
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!

drew - 02/13/08 10:30
Nice list.

Good idea, too. If I had decided to bike today, I wouldn't have had to scrape.

01/21/2008 23:02 #42981

A Remembrance of Airlines Past
Category: memories
A recent shift in my living situation necessitated a reorganization (i.e., purge) of stuff. I've been putting this housecleaning off for years, although it's probably just as well I'm forced into it now. But like so many deferred tasks, it keeps sidetracking me on a trip down memory lane. Maybe that's why I kept putting it off...?

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.

theecarey - 04/10/08 12:58
WOW! I remember Piedmont! With my parents being divorced, I'd visit my dad in the summers in North Carolina. This is the airline I took every time. This would have been the mid 80s though. I'm sure I have a 'book mark' plane ticket around here somewhere too :)

01/21/2008 18:30 #42978

Decisions, decisions
Category: shopping
Rain is back. Time to buy some rain boots.

Anybody have a strong opinion? I've been deliberating this for two days!

twisted - 01/21/08 23:04
That was exactly the answer I was looking for, (e:Leetee)! ;-)

Alas, I have space (and monetary) constraints. So the "purple ones" are already being processed for free overnight delivery. Thanks Zappos!
leetee - 01/21/08 21:52
All of them!! Why decide! It isn't suddenly going to stop raining in SanFran is it? :O)
jenks - 01/21/08 21:17
where are those from, btw? very cute.
jenks - 01/21/08 21:17
well my first thought was PINK!
But then I kinda like the blue...
theecarey - 01/21/08 20:29

yeh, we're helpful, haha
mike - 01/21/08 20:19
i like orangey
mrmike - 01/21/08 18:37
Go with the purple ones

12/13/2007 23:33 #42510

ePad backup
per (e:News,42363)

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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

[inlink]u=uncutsaniflush&id=1[/inlink] - inlink recorded 01/31/05 18:25

webPad Saved: 12-06-04 11:29:21

Peep Mystique

communicating ,
particularly effects ,
freaked out deeply .

misunderstanding ,
Apparently yesterday ,
moral deodorant .

webPad Saved: 12-06-04 00:23:12



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.