Monthly Archives: October 2004

PSU

JoePa, it’s been great, but it’s time for you to retire. Especially since it’s looking like an 0-8 Big Ten record this year. At this point, I don’t even have any confidence that Penn State can put together a good … Continue reading

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Jury Duty Recap

Here is the local paper recap of the trial for which I served as an alternate juror last week. Saves me the trouble of doing a write-up on it for you. I didn’t get to sit in on the deliberations, … Continue reading

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Economist Woes

So, The Economist has come out and endorsed John Kerry for president. Their rationale is twofold: first, he has a record as a fiscal conservative; and second (unlike Bush), he isn’t beholden to the religious right on social policy. As … Continue reading

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A couple of thoughts

A hearty congratulations to the Red Sox. I gave up on them after Game 3 of the ALCS, but since Game 4, I never stopped believing. It’s been a great 8 games. If you’re ever subpoenaed (sp?) to appear in … Continue reading

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Civic Duty

I’m on jury duty this week and I got selected as the second alternate juror on a 12-person jury. This means that I get to “enjoy” all the fun but I have little of the responsibility; unless 2 of the … Continue reading

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Pack Expo Love

Reason number 8 to go to the Pack Expo at McCormick in two weeks: Pliant Corporation is giving away a free iPod each day. I plan on picking up a number of cool toys when I’m up there. Picture a … Continue reading

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Blistex Blues

At home, I’ve got like 10 or 12 unopened tubes of Blistex. But I’m not home. And I didn’t bring a tube with me because, as usual, I had gotten out of the habit over the summer. So now I’m … Continue reading

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Lombard Commons

Lombard Commons in Lombard, IL (one of two courses within 10 minutes of my hotel — score!) was a nice little 9-hole city park course. (It’s hard to find county park courses in Chicago, for some odd reason. Probably has … Continue reading

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Madison Meadows

Madison Meadows in Lombard, IL (western Chicago suburb) is a nice course for a city park. I played really crappy on Monday night (I was also running a fever and fighting a cold), shooting a 66 (+12 if you count … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Park

Roosevelt Park in Albuquerque, NM, is a great spot for a disc golf course. Except that there are lots of non-disc golfers there, so there’s a lot of waiting as ignorant pedestrians meander across the fairways. Okay, so it’s a … Continue reading

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