Monthly Archives: May 2006

The Sock Monster

I figured the best way to let Jacob know that the dryer is fixed was to post here about it. He has been out of town in Wisconsin yesterday and today so I’m trying this venue of communication. Anyway, have … Continue reading

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Recent Diversions

A brief summary of what I’ve been watching and reading of late follows. Our last two picks from Blockbuster have been rather disappointing. First, I was dispatched to find an action flick of some sort and came home with Constantine. … Continue reading

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Dry humor

When we moved into this house we splurged on a front loader washer/dryer combo (the Whirlpool Duet pair). Call me stupid but I would think that an increase in cost would go hand in hand with an increase in quality. … Continue reading

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Wascally Wabbits

Our garden is doing very well so far. It looks like we’ll even get some blueberries this year. Unfortunately, the bunnies have destroyed my spinach and they have been keeping the lettuce cropped such that we haven’t been able to … Continue reading

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Dad’s Big Weekend

Jamie and the 1yo are in Philadelphia this weekend visiting Nana (Jamie’s mom). I took Friday off and we have Monday off, and I have the 4yo, 3yo, and 2yo. So far this weekend we have gone to Aldi, Schnuck’s … Continue reading

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A bone for the masses

By popular request: Zookeeper web site with streaming audio. KVRX download site.

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Keeps you buying what they feed you / makes you hungry and broken / and honey that’s no way to live

An Austin radio station (KVRX) has put up four songs from a Zookeeper concert for download. Needless to say I’ve been listening to them pretty much nonstop the past 10 days since I found them, and working on deciphering lyrics … Continue reading

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We took advantage of our move into a major metropolitan area to subscribe to a C.S.A. Last week was the first offering of the year: strawberries, kale, bok choy, red sail lettuce, Waldman’s green lettuce, and asparagus. Not only does … Continue reading

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Why I Shop at Wal-Mart

As a fan of the local food movement who uses cloth diapers, and shuns advertising at all costs, I’m probably not the type of person one would expect to defend Wal-Mart. But we do shop at Wal-Mart, and feel no … Continue reading

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On our current property (unlike the last 2 places we lived) there are no restrictions on open fires. So I built a little fire hut on one end of the garden to burn receipts and other paper sundries that I … Continue reading

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