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Monthly Archives: July 2007

who made steve?


“God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.” but then who made steve? here’s the brilliant answer an excerpt: This oft-quoted text presents a mystery. If God did not make Steve, then where did this uncreature come from? How did Steve come to be? God did not make Steve, therefore we must also assume […]

the pope gets it right


pope: creation vs. evolution clash an ‘absurdity’ there’s not many topics on which i can agree with the pope. but, my god (no pun intended) did he nail this one (again, no pun intended). from the article: The pontiff, speaking as he was concluding his holiday in northern Italy, also said that while there is […]

bedtime stories a problem for many parents


via digg, a story about how many parents don’t understand the bedtime stories they read to their children. from the article: Almost a quarter (23%) skip passages they cannot read or invent words to get to the end of a sentence, the poll found. well, at least we have this — …the poll found that […]

the last move of my life is complete


well, the last one if i have anything to do with it. i’ve always thought that i’d love to retire in nyc — i want to retire in a place where i don’t have to drive a car. and since kirk staunchly vetoes sun city center, florida, where i could drive a golf cart to […]

if you don’t like the weather


…then just wait, because it will change. or so the saying goes. at this time last week, i was bemoaning the heat and humidity. we were painting the new apartment, so you can’t close up the windows and turn on the air conditioner. fumes, and being overcome, and all. this week we are having the […]

photo gallery of the renovation


kirk has consolidated the renovation pictures into one gallery of photos. i’m exhausted, but we’re almost done. the wood floors get refinished this week, we finish as much as possible next weekend, and we move on monday 7/23. whew.

benjamin moore aura paint: an unsolicited recommendation


i thought kirk had lost his mind when he said we should buy this special paint from benjamin moore. i went along with getting our friend deana, the color specialist, up to the apartment to choose paint colors. up until this point i had been an enthusiastic advocate of ceiling, trim, and walls all in […]

easing up on the barry bonds hating


maybe i’m getting more forgiving as time goes by. or more lax. anyway, i’ve been a barry bonds hater for quite some time. to save you clicking through, here’s a relevant bit of what i said: if he plays and passes hank aaron, and baseball honors the record, that’s it for me and baseball. seriously. […]

Olbermann: Bush, Cheney should resign


read it or watch it. i started crying about halfway through this, and couldn’t stop. it’s the most powerful, reasoned, cohesive, intelligent, and provable statement on this issue that one could possibly make. i won’t spoil his logic for you, but it’s airtight. i sometimes wonder if our free republic can survive these men. if […]

can’t stand the inactivity


a month ago, i was complaining that there was so much to do to close on the apartment, but because of timing there was nothing i could start on. i don’t wait well. i have a list in my head of what needs to be done, and i know what the deadline is, and i […]

kwik-e-mart version of a 7-11


to promote the upcoming simpsons movie, the 7-11 people are rebranding select stores as kwik-e-marts. and they look fabulous. and, there’s one in times square. i am so there.

iphones sold — 0 to 700,000


goldman sachs says 700,000 — piper jaffray says 500,000 — global equities research says 525,000 — blackfriars says it could be a million. it all reminds me of the old sparks song, “i predict”: You’re gonna take a walk in the rain And you’re gonna get wet (I predict) You’re gonna eat a bowl of […]