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Birthday Dinner at Le Crocodile

Last night, Susie and I went out t' Le Crocodile fer that comely wench birthday dinner, and I wrote this email t' a bucko.

posted at 4:40 pm on Sep. 26, 2006
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GMail’s Pretty Bad at Spam Filterin' Today

I checked me Gmail today, and there be WAY WAY lots o' spam

posted at 11:26 be on Sep. 19, 2006
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Shaw Cable Had a Meltdown Today

Shaw Cable had a melt down today and out Internet access and phone service went down at 1 p.m.

posted at 1:41 pm on Sep. 18, 2006
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No Toothpaste? No Problem

I booked a flight by telephone recently and before I could make me reservation, there be a recordin' on th' phone o' how this fluid and that gel and th' other balm would not be allowed on airplanes.  Toothpaste be mentioned by name, and it reminded me I’ve been meanin' t' Cap'n's log about toothpaste.

posted at 10:34 be on Sep. 18, 2006
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Sabotage, Stupidity or Just Bad Luck?

Fer about two years, me boat’s check engine light has been on.  It’s been sailin' fine, but th' check engine light has been tryin' t' be tellin' me that me timin' computer has gone HAL 9000.
I took it t' Aamco, a national transmission repair chain wi' several convenient locations in th' Vancouver area.  They took a look at th' check engine light.  Things didn’t go well.

posted at 10:28 be on Sep. 18, 2006
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Dinner at Satima

Susie and I headed out t' th' li-berry last night t' get some books on hold, and on th' way back we stopped fer dinner at a lovely new Vancouver place called Satima. We’d been interested in th' galley fer its high tea, but we hadn’t made time t' go t' it, so we though, hey, let’s give it a go.

posted at 1:12 pm on Sep. 7, 2006
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A Labour Day Weekend

A 6” Subway sandwich be eaten wi' gusto

Letters be mailed (though they wouldn’t be picked up until Tuesday)

Air be put in under-inflated bike tires…

posted at 4:37 pm on Sep. 4, 2006
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