Tuesday, November 29, 2005

snowing tonight

Standing under the Garland Theater sign this evening. More here.

Sunday, November 27, 2005


Tightrope walking on campus. Taken with a Lomo Supersampler.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

mayor defeats recall!

Mayor Quimby, that is, as per tonight's Simpson's episode...as for our local mayor, the results may be far different. I voted today via absentee ballot--the way to vote, as far as I'm concerned. It's easy, quick, and you are more likely to vote if you don't have to make a special trip somewhere to do it. We started doing this last year when we went abroad, and have never looked back. Do yourself a favor and vote--every election--and vote via absentee ballot.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


Halloween at work...

Thursday, November 03, 2005

no need for rescue

I'm sitting in a dining common area at the university I work at. The guy behind me is trying to impress the blonde he's talking to, telling her since she's half-Italian (he was confused because of the blonde hair, though we saw plenty of blondes in Italy) that his trip to Italy was so great because he and his cohorts "saved" so many while there--non-stop witnessing, I think he said. They "saved" 69 people in Siena, and he was very proud of that.

In Italy.

Italy, the cradle of Catholicism, where 45% of the population attends church frequently (United States: 44%) and 58 million of its citizens profess to being Catholic. He explained to the gullible co-ed that Italy is old, and hasn't heard the word of the lord. I guess this is why he needed to be over there--praise the lord! They haven't figured out religion and god themselves after thousands of years.

Well, now he's saying the trains in Italy are horrible. We didn't have a single problem while we were there. So, I have no idea if this is impressing the girl he's talking to, but he's talking non-stop, so some of it might stick.

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