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Saturday, July 30, 2005

I read the blog

and I do not like cutting and pasting links. Thanks Mike. (btw - Welcome Alexis!)

This summer, I have only been to New York City and to the beach twice. And to Francestown, New Hampshire for a party. As I reread this, I'm getting depressed . . . . Ah well, there is crazy talk afoot of Spain in October.


Welcome Alexis,

to the coziest blog on earth.

from the Merriam-Webster: Cozy

Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian koselig
1) enjoying or affording warmth and ease
2) marked by the intimacy of the family or a close group

PS Hey Mike, which visitors are you talking about?
It's just the two of us reading this blog !!! - ok, sometimes Alexis and Jeff...

Friday, July 29, 2005

Musings of SIX ex-housemates

Heck yeah, I'm official. Bring sanity though--not it!

Today, we make the drive in our big-rig sized U-Haul (that's about 1/5 full) up to Dallas--the land of fake hair, fake boobs, and Republicans. I suppose I should go continue packing the kitchen...

Wednesday, July 27, 2005


I should have done this sooner but all those wives keep nagging me to mow the lawn,

Do you want to be able to post to this crazy website?

If so give me your email address.

Funny, I started riding my bike again

G, you really need to learn how to make links. I edited that last one so that visitors don't have to cut and paste.

To answer Jeff's question of almost a week ago, I have been to:
  1. Lake Winnipesaukee, NH
  2. Monhegan Island and Rockland, ME
  3. Long Island, NY


Link. edited 7/27 6:41pm. -Mike

Sunday, July 24, 2005

what a big screw-up

I had a feeling from the beginning that this was a big screw-up.

Police chief Sir Ian Blair has apologised to the family of the Brazilian man shot dead by police in south London on Friday.

And read this!

He said the death of Jean Charles de Menezes was a "tragedy", but admitted more people could be shot as police hunt suspected suicide bombers.

So basically this poor Brazilian guy got killed because he ran away from a couple of people (wearing plain clothes) who pulled a gun on him. It turns out that these people were officers.

It’s interesting also reading back the account of the events by a witness:

‘He looked like a Pakistani, he had a baseball cap on, and quite a thickish coat. It was a coat like you would wear in winter, a sort of padded jacket. It looked out of place in the weather we've been having.’

The poor Brazilian was used to the 40 degrees of Rio, that’s why he was wearing a ‘quite a thickish coat’ in the HOT 20 degrees weather of London !

Saturday, July 23, 2005

... and talking about lies...

... here's one from Tony.

'They will never succeed in destroying what we hold dear' said Tony Blair, in the wake of the "barbaric" attack in London.

Mark Whitby, was in the carriage at Stockwell station where yesterday police shot dead a suspect:
‘He sort of tripped but they were hotly pursuing him and couldn't have been more than two or three feet behind him at this time. He half-tripped, was half-pushed to the floor. The policeman nearest to me had the black automatic pistol in his left hand, he held it down to the guy and unloaded five shots into him. He's dead, five shots, he's dead.’

Thursday, July 21, 2005


...I lied, Mike is indeed leading with 674 wives.

However, I told the truth when I said that I love big trucks.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Alexis don't listen to their lies

I lead with 674 wives.

Hey Alexis, a small update about my life: I'm happily married with one kid, Brigitte. She is now 6 year-old. Her parents were not that happy when we got married, but hey, you know, age is just a number.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Ciao Alexis!!!!

what's up?? still in Austin?

Friday, July 15, 2005

Summer travels...

So, what's everyone been up to this summer? I've been to the Vineyard, up to Squam Lake in New Hampshire, but nothing much else. I am heading down to the Outer Banks in NC for Labor Day and that's about all......