Archives for: November 2008

Post-vacation thoughts

November 28th, 2008
We recently returned from a multi-day trip to LA and environs. The main point was to go to Disneyland. We last went two years ago, when our youngest was eight months old. She, of course, remembers it vividly. We set off at 5:30am on Saturday...yes,… more »

Slow-building songs

November 20th, 2008
There's a type of song that builds slowly, then bursts into a crescendo of sound. There's a name for this sort of thing, I'm sure of it. I was thinking about these songs this morning on the drive to work. The classic Rock example (and, of course… more »

Circuit City failing? Shocking.

November 11th, 2008
Let's see...I last purchased something from Circuit City...thinking...10 years ago? Something like that. We bought some speakers and a new receiver/amplifier. Which I replaced earlier this year (not the speakers; they're still fine). Actually, I thi… more »

My favorite election night moment

November 6th, 2008
Yes, I'm still writing about this. Perhaps I'll write about nothing else for the next few months, in an attempt to pretend that George W. Bush is returned to Texas, and everyone spits when they utter his name. Waaaaay back on election night, tho… more »


November 5th, 2008
Rekiwi said: Now all he has to do is avoid the Curse of Jimmy Carter and being assassinated. Which, if you think about it, is an interesting curse: Bad presidency, great after-presidency career as a respected dignitary, peacemaker, builder of ho… more »