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Phlogging the new place…

on August 31st, 2006 by mark

Tis the eve before leaving….for Biloxi that is–and I’ll be in bed soon to try and sleep before the travel day. I’ll be blogging directly from Biloxi tomorrow night so–please, stay tuned. Meanwhile, a phlog of the Birthday bash/housewarming last weekend: Myself and pals Dave and Bud out on the patio enjoying the evening… Pastor […]

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August Malaise

on August 29th, 2006 by mark

This year is taking a little bit longer to get used to in the classroom. I’m a little busier, a little more rushed and harried than usual. Part of it seems to be that I’m getting older, I guess. I find myself more tired than I’d like to be, more ready for the evening to […]

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Peanut and the trip

on August 28th, 2006 by mark

The night before her first day in kindergarten, Peanut has a double ear infection and a sinus infection. She doesn’t feel well at all–and in fact, was in bed at 6:30. I’ve checked since. She’s out. Poor thing. A good night’s sleep and the anti-biotics should help. Mom also gave her a dose of Motrin […]

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Big Birthday Bash

on August 27th, 2006 by mark

Last night’s Birthday/House-warming was a success, I’d say. Lots of good friends whom Sue and Laurie personally chose to come spend the evening with us, eat some food, drink some wine (OK-a bit too much, I admit. First time I’ve done that in a Looooong time), and enjoy each other’s company. The new house is […]

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Cat in the Kitchen

on August 25th, 2006 by mark

As a food and wine guy, I have to comment on something that is rather extraordinary. Our mortgage broker happens to be a personal friend and a really good guy. He’s the drummer in the band that I played in with and for my friend, Edd. Mike is a quality dude with a lot of […]

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A Cautionary Tale…

on August 24th, 2006 by mark

Warning: The following is a deconstruction of events from the last few days. It contains a great deal of analysis, backsliding, rear-view mirroring and other assorted falderal. It is by no means a good and fine piece of writing. But…then, it doesn’t have to be. Well, arriving home from Pismo Beach a week ago, we […]

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Back on Deck!

on August 24th, 2006 by mark

OK–we are back. It has taken some time, but the system has been sufficiently Storer-ized and we now have wireless and hardwired Internet access from home. No more paying with the credit card sitting in coffee shops, thank God. Well-the coffee was always good, anyway. I’ll have pics to post soon. Tonight, a round unvarnished […]

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A Quick Blast from Nowhere-ville

on August 19th, 2006 by mark

I write to you from the shameful wi-fi spot at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Had to pay 4 bucks for an Internet connection. What happened to free wi-fi? It’s not enough I pay 4 bucks for the coffee? I get Internet and coffee—8 bucks. What a flippin’ bargarin. Anyway, Time Warner Cable has to […]

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Last Post from the Old Home

on August 18th, 2006 by mark

Short and sweet gentles–the moving van is rolling up to the house and we are outta here! This will be my last post from this address and that is momentous only because my first post was from this address. We’ve lived in this house for 5 years and now–time to move on. Hard to believe […]

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Home again

on August 17th, 2006 by mark

From home. I don’t want to be here, actually. We had so much fun in Pismo Beach that getting in the car to come home today was literally a chore. The hotel was perfect–the food was great–we did a lot of nothing and wanted to do still more of it. Yesterday was the full vacation […]

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