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Kerry Pumpkin

This is a fabulous pumpkin carved by my pal, Jason.

posted at 11:43 pm on Oct. 29, 2004
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Prediction and Question

I need to know: who do you predict is going to win the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday?  Please let me know in the comments…

posted at 6:18 pm on Oct. 28, 2004
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Skipping—Or Rather, Biking—Work

Today, Susie and I played hooky and took off around Stanley Parks on our bikes.

posted at 6:52 pm on Oct. 27, 2004
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Back to L.A., Briefly

I’ll be back in L.A. briefly from Nov. 11 - 16 to attend the Online News Association annual conference.

posted at 12:52 am on Oct. 24, 2004
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In Your Eyes

Even just a little Tabasco sauce stings quite a lot when you get it in your eye.

posted at 3:07 am on Oct. 23, 2004
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The Cat’s Meow

No, it’s not about the cat.  It’s about today: Work, followed by a book reading by three authors, a nice candlelit dinner and walk home in the rain.

posted at 11:45 am on Oct. 21, 2004
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Let’s discuss the word “cloudburst” for a second, shall we? If you’re like most people, you haven’t ever given the word “cloudburst” much consideration, because you’re in a car or a house. But today, I was in a different situation, and I suddenly started thinking a lot about the word.

posted at 7:33 pm on Oct. 18, 2004
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Aimee Goes AWOL

Our cat decides to disappear.  Which is more than slightly worrysome, considering that it’s 26 stories down from one of our windows, which open out at the bottom from floor level.  The architects must hate babies.

posted at 1:14 am on Oct. 17, 2004
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Terrorist Spam Trap Email?

OK, so can anyone explain this spam I got that seems to be meant for terrorists?  I present it here completely unedited, and I’m totally baffled by it.

posted at 12:34 am on Oct. 17, 2004
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How to Get From Seattle to Travis & Susie’s Apartment

Handy directions if you’re already in the area…

posted at 11:14 pm on Oct. 11, 2004
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Sting and Annie Lennox

I saw them in concert last night. It was a little different from the Prince concert I was at this summer.  For one thing, everyone sat politely for almost the whole show.

posted at 6:50 pm on Oct. 10, 2004
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First Public Party

No, you haven’t been missing entries.  I added a few today and backdated them. Tonight, I went out to the Opus Hotel and refreshed myself with a little slice of Hollywood.

posted at 1:52 am on Oct. 7, 2004
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When Moving Sinks In

There are big signs that you’ve moved, and small signs.  One small sign hit home today. (Plus: we get our stuff from a fussy professional long-haul driver.)

posted at 12:05 pm on Oct. 4, 2004
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Approaching Vancouver

We’re approaching Vancouver.  We’ve just made it through customs and immigration. It all went very smoothly.  In fact, the immigration officer asked us if we would build her a Web site—she wants to have an online store online in time for Christmas.

posted at 4:59 pm on Oct. 3, 2004
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