Archive for January, 2006

Who Wants to Save Money, Anyway?

Who Wants to Save Money, Anyway?

You hear it from everyone. Save your money. Put your money away for retirement. Invest! I normally hear these things from those fortunate enough to have already set up their financial nest eggs and/or have the financial means to put aside 30% or more of their paycheck into savings. So, I’ve been trying to behave. […]

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APB: I Need a Lawdog!

APB: I Need a Lawdog!

I’m finally getting traction on my case. I’ll update more later, but for right now I want to know if anyone reading this can recommend a good lawyer in the Richmond or NoVA area. It turns out there was a lot of mistakes made on the part of our local Costco, and I need some […]

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What’s Cooler Than a Croc or a Dinosaur?

What’s Cooler Than a Croc or a Dinosaur?

A croc and a dinosaur! This Ars Technica Nobel Intent post discusses how the recent processing of material excavated 60 years ago. The efforts of a graduate student revealed a dinosaur with some crocodile features and some dinosaur features, indicating a possible common ancestor between crocs and animals such as the velociraptor, which would not […]

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What's Cooler Than a Croc or a Dinosaur?

What's Cooler Than a Croc or a Dinosaur?

A croc and a dinosaur! This Ars Technica Nobel Intent post discusses how the recent processing of material excavated 60 years ago. The efforts of a graduate student revealed a dinosaur with some crocodile features and some dinosaur features, indicating a possible common ancestor between crocs and animals such as the velociraptor, which would not […]

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Work Complete!

Work Complete!

The FIOS crew completely finished the work in our yard late yesterday evening, and have moved on to our next door neighbor’s house. You can hardly notice that anyone was even here. Partly because we didn’t have a lot of grass to begin with (oak trees), and partly because they did a good job. I’m […]

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3000 Miles By Spring?

3000 Miles By Spring?

Note: I posted this yesterday but figured that after a rather dry LJ spell I wouldn’t cram three entries in one day. Enjoy. I have about 1400 miles on Cylon thus far. I’d like to keep with the sport-standard tradition of the bike and ride for as deep into the winter as possible. I haven’t […]

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Ding dong

Ding dong

Our doorbell rang at 8AM this morning, which is intolerably early given that we don’t go to sleep in this house until 3AM at the earliest. I hobbled out of bed and went downstairs to see a gentleman in a hard hat and reflective vest standing on our porch. It was the FIOS installation crew! […]

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Japanese Cast Iron Tetsubin Teapot Review

Japanese Cast Iron Tetsubin Teapot Review

After my rant about the Bodum Assam teapot we own, Lady Jaye bought me a very fine Japanese cast iron teapot for the holiday. Weighing in at a hefty six pounds empty, this black beaut has a removable stainless steel infuser basket. The teapot holds about five cups of water. For most of our green […]

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Houston, We Have a Suspect

Houston, We Have a Suspect

I guess I should break out the big tirades more often. This morning I recieved a voice mail from Officer Francis. It turns out that the white kid from the carry crew stole multiple items from the courier company — including a truck — and was fired. He is also wanted in nearby Hanover County […]

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Something to Lose

Something to Lose

Warning: this is a long entry. Believe it or not, what follows is the short version. Some of you already know this story, some of you don’t. It partly explains the paucity of my journal entries, and partly gets something off my chest that I meant to kept hidden if my plans came to fruition. […]

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