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#1-derful day of the year

Posted by thoughtnotstatic on 7 April 2008

April 7, 2008 is an early favorite for Day of the Year:

We celebrated Owen Augustus’ 1st birthday. My first son’s first trip around the sun is complete – and what a trip it was! Nothing can possibly prepare a would-be parent for the thrills, challenges, learnings, emotions, affections, infections, deprivations, joys and wonders that come over the course of the first 365 (or, in this case, 366) days of a human life outside the womb.

The icing on the (cup) cake: Owen shares a birthday, with his mom! Now that, my friends, is the epitome of a ‘priceless’ gift.


Elisa (thirty-something) and Owen Augustus (one) share a birthday,
but they each get their own cupcake.

AND, as if that wasn’t enough to make it a super special day, my Kansas Jayhawks brought home the National Championship! It was their first title in 20 years – at which time I was in the second semester of my junior year in Lawrence. This year’s championship was one of the most exciting games in history, as Kansas guard Mario Chalmers sank a 3-point shot to tie it up at the end of regulation, capping off a furious comeback from 9 points down with 2 minutes to go and sending the game into overtime. KU took the momentum into the extra period, quickly opened a 6-point lead and never looked back. ROCK CHALK!


KU’s Mario Chalmers nails a game-tying 3-point shot at the end of regulation
of the Nation Championship game. The Jayhawks went on to win in overtime,
claiming their first national title in 20 years.


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flipflop day arrives

Posted by thoughtnotstatic on 28 February 2008

flipflop dayWahoo! My flipflops came out of the closet yesterday at precisely 3:47 pm, indicating only six weeks until the start of Summer. Sorry Phil, I don’t mean to steal your thunder, but it looks like we’re in for a short Spring around here this year.

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the miXed taPe to be iced

Posted by thoughtnotstatic on 20 February 2008

the miXed taPeWell, after two years on the air, I’ve decided to put The miXed taPe aside indefinitely. Simply a matter of too much else competing for my time, and not wanting to squat on a stale station.

My final playlist (published below) will be in rotation through March. I’ve burned a few discs of this playlist, as well as a couple others.miXed taPe iMix Drop me a line if you’d like a copy. A partial playlist (of all songs in the iTunes inventory) is also available as an iMix.

I’ll continue to create mixes upon request. I’ve been told they make great gifts.

Without further adieu, here’s the final list…

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mead making

Posted by thoughtnotstatic on 5 February 2008

I attended a mead making and appreciation class at a brewshop in Los Altos on Saturday. Tip of the hat to Chef Bob for forwarding the invite. Turns out our host and guide is an award winning mead maker.

Mead is an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey with yeast. It predates both beer and wine, dating back thousands of years BC. It is colloquially known as ‘honey wine.’

We began by tasting 6 different varieties of mead, including one based on a 4,000 year old Sumerian recipe found written on a clay tablet… Read the rest of this entry »

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