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Worst weekend ever

Still recuperating from a long weekend in L.A. in which I: consumed and crashed in vicious cycles, met great people, played basketball on Venice Beach (where they filmed White Men Can’t jump – which is so true), learned how to play shuffleboard, sang at a Karaoke bar (sober!), and watched the Timberwolves overcome Shaq, Kobe, and the refs to beat the Lakers but not overcome poor shooting in the final 6 minutes to lose game 4 – all the while cheering louder than all the locals at the bar.

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I rode my first Segway

I rode my first Segway today. And rode is the right word. You don’t really drive it at all – just let it go and ride – or as they say in training think about going forward and you go forward.

I have heard they are banned in San Francisco. Can anyone verify that? Minneapolis has said that they are fine for use on its city’s sidewalks and skyways – until there are more and accidents begin to occur.

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This is just about the coolest bit o’ dancin’ I have ever seen. [Kottke/Vitaflo]

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Building/Moving update

We have sold our townhouse and are now living in a small (1 bedroom) in St. Paul. We wait now for the legal wrangling of our future neighbor and the jokers who sold us the lot we intend to build on. Hopefully we will know the outcome in a week. I hate all this waiting. (especially since it will likely take between 100 and 120 days to build our new slightly larger home (still 1 bedroom though). So now we must root for the jerks who sold us the lot to prove that our neighbor has no claim on the lot at all – then we build. If the (nicer) neighbor wins we are going to have to get lawyers involved ourselves and sue the previous sellers. Not fun.

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I would much rather have a president who is in bed with an intern than one who is in bed with big, filthy business.

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I like moving but …

… I hate moving. Especially when I am moving to a house without central air during the hottest weekend of the year.

I like sweating but I hate sweating. Its not bad when you are playing sports or exercising but not when I am standing up in my house and that is the extent of my exertion. I hate not being able to escape the heat.

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There is a new Two Towers trailer at Apple.com

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Getting old

My wife and I have both come down with what appears to be a fever accompanied by sore throat and ache-i-ness. Although it was nice to spend the whole evening in bed together I wish there were more fortunate circumstances surrounding this occurrence. Even if things improve I am not sure if I should go to work in the morning. I have a more heightened awareness lately of avoidance of communicable ailments as it seems to be going around.

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Finally someone listens to my brilliance.