May 2009 Archives

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Something silly for Hump Day:

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  • 14:16 Trifle 1 Sided post- Tweet Tweet ping.fm/bRi0i #
  • 18:42 twitpic.com/5sxlv - Dinner. Missing from the picture is the salad, biscuits, and a very nice Rosemount Shiraz #
  • 23:04 twitpic.com/5tlw9 - Martinis by the fire light again. Yes, it is that cool this evening #
  • 09:48 RT @BillP Upgrading to WinPatrol PLUS on Memorial Day is a donation to the WWII Honor Flight Network bit.ly/hzoaT (retweet ... #
  • 09:58 More work in the yard planned today, maybe dodging raindrops. Finish up around the pool maybe #

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  • 13:32 go away for a short lunch break and come back to 50 brand new spam emails :( #
  • 14:28 Trifle 1 Sided post- Tweet Tweet ping.fm/wmhDZ #
  • 19:56 twitpic.com/5qb6m - Ahh TGIF @ Panda Palace #
  • 21:03 twitpic.com/5qh6x - @bethofalltrades scorpion bowl #
  • 22:04 No, A8.8, farts are *not* funny (snork) #
  • 22:34 RT @akaMonty TUNE IN NOW! Friday Night Live is ON THE AIR! www.mpyrradio.com and chat here: www.mpyrradio.com/chat #
  • 23:01 YES! #blackhawks win and we gots ourselves a series! #
  • 23:16 Calgary Flames fired Keenan - interesting #nhl #flames #
  • 23:18 Cool! I know Bill Nowlin and he's on NESN Sportsdesk. #SABR FTW! #
  • 00:00 t@phaoloo in one word? Yech. Of course, I'm a veteran C++ programmer who hates the shackles both Java & .Net put on me #
  • 07:10 Love this part of the day - 7am & still quiet save the birds. Hope to get yardwork done this long w/e as @mainelife's pic made me jealous #
  • 07:13 First up - run to Home Depot for mulch then to grocery store for weekend grilling supplies. Cheesburgers & steak planned so far #

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  • 14:27 Trifle 1 Sided post- Tweet Tweet ping.fm/eWdfd #
  • 14:59 Argh! Head lice! #
  • 15:28 just started following @Boston_Police #
  • 16:04 So Star Trek was solid entertainment, logical, tactical and plot holes aside. Good acting, dizzying directing #
  • 16:16 RT @newburycomics: Pre-Order the new @rhettmiller CD and receive a free limited autographed booklet! tinyurl.com/64gg4q [woohoo!] #
  • 22:23 just started playing Portal. ping.fm/kLLpi #
  • 09:36 sucky last hockey session, losing 5-0. If it wasn't for my bad luck, I would have had none at all. Oh well, try again in August. #

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  • 14:20 Trifle 1 Sided post- Tweet Tweet ping.fm/vj3LY #
  • 17:17 c'mon @HeatherShorter - Gimme Sympathy!-) ♫ blip.fm/~6mq6i #
  • 22:56 just started playing Portal. ping.fm/cbbEG #
  • 06:50 Must. Get. Cofffee. Esp before the girls' alarm clocks start the day in a frenzy #
  • 08:22 Wow! What a simply spectacular morning, waether-wise, here in the Boston area! Think the dog could fetch forevah #
  • 08:31 Mockingbirds can be so spastic. Pick a song already! #

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  • 14:27 Trifle 1 Sided post- Tweet Tweet ping.fm/Jal9y #
  • 14:39 RT @colindean: #Android #Cupcake OTA update for T-Mobile #G1 delayed a week is.gd/xiCd [argh!] #
  • 22:52 time to pack up for the last Tues hockey of the season. Then to bed - I'm wiped #
  • 10:22 Trifle 1 Sided post- 3 Guys in a car ping.fm/rghte #
  • 10:45 what is "Acai Berry" and why do spammers think I want it? #
  • 10:47 RT @bitchinmona: The B-AK47: a bacon-based AK47 replica [ tr.im/bacon_assault ] [great! adding to tr.im/lLOM ] #
  • 10:51 RT @ErikJHeels: MLB Gets A Patent On Making It More Difficult To Watch Your Favorite Baseball Team Online ff.im/-32sDr [yeesh] #
  • 10:56 why are coffee cakes packaged in 2s? 2 isn't enough & 4 is too many. decisions decisions #
  • 12:34 think I'll go out and trim the bushes around the pool in preparation for opening. probably still too cool to swim, but hey #
  • 12:42 LinuxLove Tumblr: Home :: GeekAdvancement.com ping.fm/rvgH3 #
  • 12:49 Tumblr: Julia Dales - Beatbox Champion ping.fm/f7xUv #

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A Software Engineer, a Hardware Engineer, and a Departmental Manager were on their way to a meeting in Switzerland. They were driving down a steep mountain road when suddenly the brakes on their car failed. The car careened almost out of control down the road, bouncing off the crash barriers until it miraculously ground to a halt scraping along the mountainside. The car's occupants, shaken but unhurt, now had a problem: They were stuck halfway down a mountain in a car with no brakes. What were they to do?

"I know," said the Departmental Manager. "Let's have a meeting, propose a Vision, formulate a Mission Statement, define some Goals, and by a process of Continuous Improvement find a solution to the Critical Problems, and we can be on our way."

"No, no," said the Hardware Engineer. "that will take far too long, and, besides, that method has never worked before. I've got my Swiss Army knife with me, and in no time at all I can strip down the car's braking system, isolate the fault, fix it, and we can be on our way."

"Well," said the Software Engineer, "before we do anything, I think we should push the car back up the road and see if it happens again."

[Hat tip to Confessions of a Science Librarian, which is now here]

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  • 14:18 Trifle 1 Sided post- Tweet Tweet ping.fm/Z7cHm #
  • 21:53 Another busy day winding down. R9.10's soccer ref gig canceled due to rain, but the Boston Breakers game was fun #
  • 22:00 Think I'll call it an early night and head to bed w/ glass of port and Quicksilver. Making good headway in that behemoth - tr.im/lCo5 #
  • 06:40 Hates it when he forgets to get coffee pot set up night before & runs water thru old grounds. Coffee pot, take 2, begins now #
  • 06:43 Now I have to roust the kids to go in the shower, always a battle, before my first coffee. Wish me luck #
  • 09:16 RT @wpsASN: Goal.com recap of Breakers-Freedom game ow.ly/7y9G [we went - it was a blast!] #
  • 09:40 this was my morning earworm - Metric's "Help I'm Alive" ♫ blip.fm/~6iz1v #
  • 09:44 RT @phaoloo: 16 Ways to Get Motivated When You’re in a Slump bit.ly/zfbs5 [many sound bits of advice, even for a cynic like myself] #
  • 11:30 Still waiting for my 11am eye dr appt to start. Entertain me :) #
  • 12:46 why does my firefox keep asking me about downloading 'b.ashx' whenever I go to MySpace these days? #

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  • 14:16 Trifle 1 Sided post- Tweet Tweet ping.fm/wwJCZ #
  • 14:52 disappointing loss to Wakefield today, 2-0 for my U10 girls team. Plenty of shots, nothing went in :( #
  • 19:11 Finally hitting the road for our big dinner out at Clio - yay! #

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  • 13:10 Just got back from an anniversary lunch @ Pho 99 - yum! 12 yrs and counting. Big dinner @ Clio planned tomorrow night. #
  • 13:42 thanks for the #followfriday mentions @nancykohler and @mercinary #
  • 14:18 Trifle 1 Sided post- Tweet Tweet ping.fm/Nkq91 #
  • 14:42 Tumblr: 404 Building Not Found… | About Colon Blank :: The... ping.fm/1eK39 #
  • 15:04 RT @awafaa: coldplay's new album - leftrightleftright is bloody brilliant. download it for free from is.gd/A6N9 [busy srvr right now] #
  • 15:09 RT @eeUS: RT @zaibatsu FTC Files Suit Against Car Warranty Robocallers is.gd/Acq0 [Yes! It's about time] #
  • 16:17 Trifle 1 Sided post- Friday Random Ten ping.fm/jJpFS #
  • 17:13 RT @scalzi: THIS VERY SECOND I have 5.9k followers. When/if I hit 6K, I'll make a $60 charity donation. Suggestions for the charity? #
  • 18:03 RT @jzb: @hieronymus @scalzi will donate $60 to charity to hit 6K followers? OK. Heck, I'd donate an even $100 just to hit 2K [you're on!] #
  • 18:10 darn it all! Got to the Pay screen for a BOC and then it booted me out. So close yet so far in this @WootOff #
  • 18:19 Let's have Sarah Borges start the Friday party, shall we? ♫ blip.fm/~6d30j #
  • 18:22 And now, let's be a Flintstone ♫ blip.fm/~6d37v #
  • 18:23 MIA's Paper Planes is always good to keep the party moving along ♫ blip.fm/~6d3bi #
  • 18:31 let's slow it down slightly shall we? Pardon me while I flash back to high school... ♫ blip.fm/~6d3vp #
  • 18:45 Been married 12 years today - this is one of "our" songs ♫ blip.fm/~6d4x5 #
  • 19:56 They're showing the #breuins game 7 replay on NESN here @ the Chinese Restaurant. I just lost my appetite. Need extra scorpion bowl #
  • 21:12 RT @Jerry_Remy Tonight's #RedSox #Twitter_Hitter hit is a homerun. Win t shirt twitpic.com/43q9e Details ow.ly/73qc #
  • 21:15 RT @akaMonty TONIGHT on FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE: Crowd Favorites, the FINALE! 9 Central/10 Eastern www.mpyrradio.com Join the FUN CROWD #
  • 09:58 Sat sched: coach 2 soccer games followed by a nice anniv dinner @ Clio. Girls are looking forward to having a babysitter to boss around #

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  1. Ultima Esperanza - The Dresden Dolls (No, Virginia)
  2. Road Movie To Berlin - They Might Be Giants (Flood)
  3. You're All I've Got Tonight - The Cars (Complete Greatest Hits)
  4. Reflective Moment - General Fuzz (cool aberrations)
  5. On The Run - Pink Floyd (The Dark Side Of The Moon)
  6. Good Stuff - The B-52's (Time Capsule)
  7. The She Goes - The La's (Children Of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The Second Psychedelic Era 1976-1996)
  8. Landslide - Fleetwood Mac (Fleetwood Mac)
  9. lindsay goes to rehab - Anya, Tristan, Greg
  10. Code Monkey - Jonathan Coulton (Thing A Week III)


Lots of New Wave goodness, from the latest (last?) Dresden Dolls CD, thru some of my favorite late 70s, early 80s New Wave (They Might Be Giants, The Cars, The B-52's, The La's), right back to the 70s Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac. There's also three sort of Web Only songs too. I can highly recommend the General Fuzz music - wonderful electronica to program by. Throw him some money and you'll get some special freebies. The "lindsay" song is from a stereogum download and features Anya Marina, who's latest CD, Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II, is in heavy rotation here. And Code Monkey is from the wonderfully inventive Jonathan Coulton. And if I could take only one song with me, I think it just might be There She Goes.

As a bonus, here's one of our favorite tracks from Anya's latest:


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  • 14:23 Trifle 1 Sided post- Tweet Tweet ping.fm/mIxpG #
  • 14:36 #Boston sports fans luckiest around? You bet! www.boston.com/video/viral_page/?/services/player/bcpid16473812001&bctid=23011028001 #
  • 17:35 oops! Forgot to put my #redsox on this afternoon! 3-3 in the 6th. #
  • 19:19 RT @htc Like what HTC doing on Twitter? Want to help us do even better? Hiring Social Media Coordinator in the US: tr.im/lnMC #
  • 00:03 Just finished watching the #bruins on tape delay. I'll need some time to get over this one... #
  • 00:44 Oh well, gonna try to drown my #bruins sorrows in sleep, as AM hockey goes on no matter what #
  • 08:40 Wish I could just call in sick. Doesn't really count when you work from home:( #
  • 09:28 I have to set up my mail to go via GMail. Getting completely blasted by spam these days, despite several levels of protection #
  • 10:02 trying to do a #QT Creator screencast, but it doesn't behave steadily enough to get all the way thru :( #
  • 12:06 Amazed at: "Introduction to Wolfram|Alpha by Stephen Wolfram" - Wow. Just Wow. ( tinyurl.com/q735x7 ) #

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  • 13:23 RT @lanibelle19: ARE YOU READY BOSTON? bit.ly/vKO8o #bruins [Oh Yeah, bring it ON!] #
  • 13:30 Another tough 30 minute #mtnbike ride in the #Fells, followed by fruit for lunch. Wheeee! #
  • 14:19 RT @USATMediaLounge: Want USA TODAY on your mobile device? Now also available on Android. tr.im/lgoG #android [Nice!] #
  • 18:20 Trifle 1 Sided post- Tweet Tweet ping.fm/wGpy7 #
  • 06:25 Daemon Dancing post: Pick The Best twurl.nl/m4b4u7 #
  • 09:24 Oh boy, it is a @WootOff ! #
  • 09:25 Anyone have any recommended Woot trackers to use for this @WootOff? #
  • 09:38 wow! @sarah_connors was @bontz'd out of first place in the #twtpool! tr.im/lkpF #
  • 10:19 Trifle 1 Sided post- Book Review: Imbibe! ping.fm/nzea7 #

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Book Review: Imbibe!

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Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Yorkshire Punch, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Yorkshire Punch, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar by David Wondrich

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Rating: ★★★★✩

Great book covering the early days of American cocktail mixing, writing and drinking, from the mid-1800s through the early 1900s. Lots of interesting cocktail recipes, with discussions about how they came about, what the ingredients were like and what some variations might have been. He tracks down the earliest mentions of many of them, and tries to pin down the inventors, with varying degrees of success.

I also really liked the discussion of early bar tools and what the liquor was like back then. Sadly, the most glaring ingredient that isn't available at all any more is "Old Tom Gin", which was, presumably, a sweeter, heavier gin than the "London Dry" we have today. Another very hard to get gin is the Holland Gin, which is a genever of even thicker purpotions. It's good to see that a real Plymouth gin is more widely available these days. Wonder if any of the boutique distillers will take a crack at an Old Tom gin?

While I enjoyed the recipes, I have to say that for some reason, I found them very hard to follow. I think part of it is that he uses the original quotes from the various groundbreaking books of the day, which means the measures are much more vague. While he puts equivalents in, I'm still not sure if they are exact equivalents or his adjustments to the recipes. And while he more clearly describes each, I think he goes back and forth himself as to which way the reporting is done.

Other than that minor nitpick, I really enjoyed this book. The writing was wonderfully colorful, with an almost 19th century feel to it. You can tell Wondrich really loves his research! I'm dying to try some of the recipes. As a bonus, there's a very nice appendix on his online research notes and I'm going to be looking into all of them.
 
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  • 13:01 twitpic.com/51j9o - My R9.10, the soccer Ref #
  • 13:34 @ClarkleSparkle he's not just a badass - he's a HOCKEY player! #
  • 13:49 RT @nhldigest: What NHL players think of the Ward/Walker incident- poll of 20 players by TSN - bit.ly/CaC4p #bruins (btw, it was) #
  • 16:28 Trifle 1 Sided post- Tweet Tweet ping.fm/fW751 #
  • 06:36 @YatPundit I've had that option turned off for quite some time and it hasn't been a problem. Just check others tweets directly to see them #
  • 06:39 @HeatherShorter morning Heather! Just taking my first sips of java now. It's a help for sure #
  • 06:46 RT @hubhockey BLOG UPDATE: Game Seven Tickets On Sale Today @ 11:00AM tinyurl.com/q4tm4r [woo hoo - bring it on #canes!] #
  • 06:52 Enjoying reading about #bruins win in the Globe this morning. It was one ugly win but hey, we'll take it. #
  • 07:18 My folks came over yesterday to see the girls in there chorus concert. Gonna have to roust them this morning; kids love doing that! #
  • 07:58 @YatPundit yeah but the signal to noise ratio is far too low to have it turned on. Twitter said vast % had replies from others turned of #
  • 08:17 @ashleyjill yeah these West Coast swings are killers. Luckily, last one until post-season. Didn't make end of #redsox game myself #
  • 08:21 @HeatherShorter seems counterproductive tho. I can be involved w far more people with @ replies turned off. Can always see them if I want #
  • 10:23 @xlisper they are members of The Treble Makers (cute, eh?), a 2-5th grade chorus here in Medford - www.geocities.com/celialeey/ #
  • 10:23 @lisa617 yup, another triple victory evening for #boston sports. Very nice! #
  • 10:32 whole @ reply thing tempest in a teapot. Most users have it turned off anyway, and if it makes Twitter run better, I'm all for it. #
  • 10:40 @Ninety7 did you ever figure out your JS problem? #
  • 11:09 @BOMBMatt tr.im/lf79 - Twitter took away the option to allow users to see @ replies from followers to non-followers #
  • 11:22 @BOMBMatt yup, me too. Much like the "recommended users" flap from last month. And like the one coming up next month :) #
  • 11:27 @BOMBMatt think the subtle diff between saying it's the wrong thing to do and having a tantrum escapes some folks! #
  • 11:30 Love the new xkcd: xkcd.com/583/ #
  • 12:09 @zosa they had a grand time - it was movie songs and they got to use kazoos and sing Spongebob theme :) #
  • 12:34 twitpic.com/53kv6 - Hlfway thru my #mtnbike lunch time ride thru the #Fells with mosty of the uphill climb behind me #

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  • 13:05 @crimsons1lk Glad you liked Breaking Bad. Have you tried "Weeds", another "good person gone bad" series? Like that alot too. #
  • 13:06 Wow, do I feel virtuous! Hard 30 min mtn bike ride in the Fells, followed by a lunch of organic fruits. Think you did better for lunch? #
  • 13:13 @PhineasPoe soccer, soccer and more soccer :) Sprinkle in some mowing & dinner out in Boston and weekend went poof! #
  • 13:19 @mmWine we'll have to ask @femaleprodigy when she gets back online, as she is at Gettysburg as we "speak" #
  • 14:21 Trifle 1 Sided post- Tweet Tweet ping.fm/LjQtI #
  • 14:38 @l_eau but now I'm ruining it by eating chocolate covered raisins! #
  • 14:43 Anyone else as bother by tr.im/l3CI as I am? Why not just steal the DVD/Game/CD? I. Hate. Piracy. #g1 #
  • 14:54 any of my #G1 Twitterbuds gotten Cupcake yet? Rollout just started, I know. #
  • 15:02 @Fommyblog hmm, according to the announcement on the T-Mobile forums, rollout was supposed to begin today. #
  • 15:57 Once again, @rands strikes deep and true: "the executive cross-pollination communication clusterfuck" - tr.im/l43T #
  • 16:36 I *so* want the Canon EOS 50D. Anybody got a spare grand lying around? tr.im/l4hW #
  • 16:38 I just had to RT this again @lizwebpage: RT @totalcio: "Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats." (Voltaire) #
  • 16:56 RT @NewsBoston: No Suspension For Canes' Walker: tinyurl.com/rbravm [he'd better keep his head up tomorrow... #bruins ] #
  • 19:26 @FemaleProdigy @mmWine we were just wondering how well Gettysburg does with kids. Mine are 10 & 9. #
  • 19:27 @lisa617 yeah, I have an Elan and have loved it for years. Nice collection of lens too. Lust after a high end digital Canon... #
  • 19:29 @Fommyblog ahh, you're probably right. This (tr.im/l59U ) says "week of May 11th", so I guess it could be any time. #
  • 22:22 wth was that Luongo? #hawks up 3-1 on another PP goal #
  • 22:23 Man we have seen some remarkable wristers tonight! Sedin D lasers one over the glove. Not sure if it was better than Versteeg's tho #
  • 22:32 Another twisting wrister thru a screen ties it up. Good game to clean the office to #
  • 23:11 'Best 3d horror movie ever mde'? Talk about damning with faint praise! #
  • 23:49 Reading: @scalzi's short story "After the Coup" ( tinyurl.com/5tzcuj ) #
  • 09:19 @lisa617 yup, they just need to bring it like they did in Game 5. I think the #canes woke the sleeping bear. Go #Bruins! #
  • 09:22 @FemaleProdigy thx for the Gettysburg pointers. Maybe we'll take a long camping weekend this summer and check it out. #
  • 09:23 been playing the heck out of this song in the car, from their 1st cd, Diamonds in the Dark. ♫ blip.fm/~641wy #
  • 10:30 @Ninety7 some kind of parsing error on load will abort the whole js experience #
  • 10:35 @crimsons1lk Thought you might like this wallpaper : tr.im/l8rf #
  • 10:37 Amazed at: "Fantastic Wallpapers That Will Blow Your Desktop Away" - Loves me some wallpaper ( tinyurl.com/oab4a5 ) #
  • 10:58 let's take a listen to a cut from Dylan's latest, which is getting some great reviews ♫ blip.fm/~648tg #

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  • 13:45 @MissWall once the rain showers passed, it was a very fine evening for ice cold martinis! #
  • 13:49 Time to do a lttle more yardwork intil wife figures out our next step. R9.10 did very well @ her first ref gig for U6 soccer #
  • 14:15 Trifle 1 Sided post- Tweet Tweet ping.fm/dX8wR #
  • 16:24 twitpic.com/4xtiy - Mother's Day 2009 at the Barking Crab Boston MA L: is.gd/yDQB #
  • 18:24 just started playing Day of Defeat. ping.fm/erun5 #
  • 20:07 just started playing Day of Defeat. ping.fm/ZfggR #
  • 23:04 Now *that* was a true #bruins 110% effort victory. And cheap #canes shots may have truly awoke the sleeping bear #
  • 23:09 @Stay_Classy nice physical #bruins victory over the #canes. Finally the series is getting nasty and bruins won 4-0 #
  • 23:14 @SoxPinkPony guffaw jus tthinking about Troup #
  • 23:16 RT @GlobeBruins Bruins blog: Julien: Possible broken orbital bone for Ward - is.gd/yJok #bruins [true sucker punch by walker] #
  • 23:30 These ESPN announcers have some kind of morbid facination with the bunt. Thankfully, #redsox disagree #
  • 23:35 @Stay_Classy yup that's a good way to describe it. Guy on Vs. Said Chara was making game 'too small'. He was a monster tonight #
  • 06:30 Wow, what a busy weekend that was. And a busy week planned too, starting w 'get kids to shower' battle this am. #
  • 06:39 Time to get A8.8 early up for shower. Wish me luck... #
  • 07:09 @JulzM We'll be here! Twitter is always around... well except for Maintenance Monday #
  • 07:10 Might need to rethink kids' alarm radio station as they awoke this morning to an ad extolling the benefits of being a sperm donor #
  • 07:43 @FemaleProdigy have always wanted to see Gettysburg. As a Civil War buff, it seems wrong to have never been there #
  • 07:45 @thronkus good luck with the MRI! #
  • 09:47 @mmWine we had Gettysburg trip planned for spring break but work interfered. #
  • 09:52 follow @KSC_MOCOP for live NASA launch tweets #
  • 10:01 RT @NewsBoston: 5 Calls You Can Make To Save $200: If you want to save on some of your household expenses... tinyurl.com/r6blxv #
  • 11:10 Tumblr: Parted Magic 4.1 : Softpedia ping.fm/GvwDz #

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  • 18:22 Trifle 1 Sided post- Friday Random Ten ping.fm/i9yEf #
  • 18:23 Trifle 1 Sided post- Tweet Tweet ping.fm/dkgyZ #
  • 18:53 LinuxLove Tumblr: 8 Beautiful Conky Desktop Monitor Setup ping.fm/MKDbg #
  • 19:59 Chuckling over: "INDUSTORIOUS CLOCK ||| MONO*CRAFTS3.0" ( tinyurl.com/21e2 ) #
  • 20:24 Amazed at: "Cassini's continued mission - The Big Picture - Boston.com" ( tinyurl.com/d9vtvc ) #
  • 21:35 @anyamarina me & my girls are hoping you'll make it back Boston way for an all ages show. They are dying to meet you! #
  • 21:37 @MissWall ducking rain drops and drinking martinis on the back patio. You? #
  • 21:42 @mediaphyter hope you can keep your knickers on! #
  • 21:56 @JoyofZen I was think a good light red would go with mac 'n' cheese. Have any rose or maybe pinot noir #
  • 22:09 @JoyofZen that cab should work! #
  • 02:06 Just finished watching Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Lots of dumb fun, perfect late nite movie #
  • 02:15 @nancykohler I'll add anything with #
  • 02:16 @nancykohler I'll add anything with Scarlett to my netflix queue - added! #
  • 02:16 @JoyofZen yup, me too! Her and Brad seemed to be having too much fun! #
  • 02:20 G'night twitterverse. Very late here altho no need to get up early in the morn for once. Cya on the flipside #
  • 02:22 @dani3boyz yup, wondering about that myself! YYAAAWWWNN #
  • 09:46 Morning & happy Mom's Day to all the moms out there. The girls are dying to start handing out gifts but mom is sleeping in #

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  • 13:03 @hughweber like the boss in Office Space "Um, yeah, hmmm, can you work this Saturday?" #
  • 13:23 @bontz sorry, not me. Hnidy had some of the worst giveaways during the #habs series. Afraid of what he'll do vs. #canes #
  • 14:19 just heard this song on the Barsuk sampler from Amazon MP3. Likes Much. ♫ blip.fm/~5vbqn #
  • 14:38 1 good thing #bruins can take from Game 3 loss? They played terrible yet had great chances to win in OT. Now just need to play their game! #
  • 14:58 RT @hubhockey: Bruins G4 viewing party at the Joshua Tree in Davis Square @ 7:30 tonight (cheap beer, TV's, prizes and reserved seating) #
  • 15:22 here's The Donnas with a rockin' track from the "Be on the Lookout" Amazon MP3 sampler ♫ blip.fm/~5vhnd #
  • 15:32 With The Needle That Sings in Her Heart, play starring @amandapalmer, webcast Sat 7:30pm at partyontheinternet.com - tr.im ... #
  • 15:43 @HeatherShorter oh, I'm more than a fan! Let's just say an extreme Devotee, shall we?-) @amandapalmer's show @ The Paradise blew me away #
  • 16:14 RT @akaMonty: TONIGHT on FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE: Crowd Favorites Part II! Tune in at 9pm Central/10 Eastern, www.mpyrradio.com [bells on!] #
  • 16:16 RT @froogloid: FYI, if you're interested in creating your own 2D barcode for free bit.ly/ByBbQ #
  • 16:44 @HeatherShorter Dresden Dolls hold the top spot on my last.fm page: www.last.fm/user/jdarnold #
  • 17:07 @causticmuse agave nectar is Delicious! Bought a bottle at Whole Foods, the local organic grocery chain. #
  • 17:08 @dani3boyz you are one wild woman! #
  • 19:35 @leonnea I'm sitting @ a Chinese restaurant with 4 TVs - #buins, #celtics, #redsox & golf - woo hoo! #
  • 20:03 @mattfever that's what I've been thinking. Great saves but weak goals #
  • 20:11 @jdurante I agee! I was just saying to my girls it's about time they got into a scuffle. But the penalties? Savard slash started it #
  • 20:38 Yes! Nice powerplay goal #bruins! #
  • 20:48 Still getting out shot by a wide margin. Don't like that at all #bruins #
  • 20:53 @JayHMT MDT? Who the hell uses MDT?-) #
  • 20:57 @akaMonty @lizwebpage I thought Gerund was a boy? #
  • 21:12 @BOMBMatt don't let that happen! I picked the #pens to win #
  • 21:13 @BOMBMatt I'll let you know how my day has gone after the #bruins game! #
  • 21:15 @JuliaGoolia good evening bluebird of happiness! #
  • 21:17 @jdurante yup. Looked like a penalty from afar but upon closer look was quote a dive #
  • 07:45 Big game today in u10 soccer. Us (4-0-1) vs Them (5-0). They've scored 25 and given up only 1. Whoa! #
  • 10:29 Wow! What a game! The girls played very stout D and won, 2-1, to move into first play. #
  • 11:03 @PopDaddy I was too depressed after watching the #bruins game tho @akamonty's show would've probably helped #

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  1. Boys Don't Cry - The Cure (Boys Don't Cry)
  2. Fromage Frais - Union Jack (There Will Be No Armageddon)
  3. Silent Ways - Michelle Shocked (Captain Swing)
  4. Blindness - Metric (Fantasies)
  5. Ariadne - Dead Can Dance (Into The Labyrinth)
  6. I'm Goin' Down - Bruce Springsteen (Born In The U.S.A.)
  7. Love Lives Here - Faces (The Definitive Rock Collection, Disc 1)
  8. I See Red - Clannad (Magical Ring)
  9. Kangaroo - This Mortal Coil (It'll End In Tears)

Wow, a real 4AD fest today! DCD, Clannad, This Mortal Coil and the new Metric CD all are on 4AD, some going back quite some time. We'll throw in a very cool Electronica (Fromage Frais), although it is the song Water Drums that I can never get enough of. Some early Cure, and a song from the brand new Metric CD. Captain Swing from Michelle Shocked is an excellent follow up to her Short Sharp Shocked CD. Need to buy some of her newer stuff. A little bit of The Boss to celebrate his new tour, as well as some classic Faces rock 'n' roll. Nice selection!

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Piglet and Pooh

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Duck in a Truck

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One of my favorite books to read to the girls when they were little was "Ducks in Muck". Easy little rhymes, but a lot of fun. This video reminds me of that:

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