Thursday, July 31, 2008


"Have you ever woken up and realized that you dream-cheated?" -John Mayer admits to making out with another woman in his dreams (sorry, Jennifer Aniston). But despite confessing to being scandalous in his sleep - and having a shaved head - he did give an amazing concert last Saturday.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Summer Nights

"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day." -Vincent Van Gogh

Old Baldy, BHI, NC

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Carolina In My Mind

"In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina
Can't you see the sunshine
Can't you just feel the moonshine."
-James Taylor

Bald Head Island for the rest of the week...
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Monday, July 28, 2008

Nerds & Geeks

"Someone with more technical skills than common sense." -Ed's definition of a nerd. He also defined geek, which is apparently a nerd with an area of expertise. Such conversation develops when one dines with five Google employees (all nerds); who knows what topics will arise when I visit their offices today!
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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Follow the Blue Dots

"Someone tied a leaky can of paint to the back of a raccoon." -Mr. Thomas's theory on how the Billy Goat Trail was marked.
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Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Heart of Life

"Pain throws your heart to the ground.
Love turns the whole thing around.

No, it won't all go the way it should,

But I know the heart of life is good."

John Mayer this evening ?!

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Going To the Chapel

"Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts." -Shakespeare

Berkeley for B&B's wedding!

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Thursday, July 24, 2008


"All children need a laptop. Not a computer, but a human laptop. Moms, Dads, Grannies and Grandpas, Aunts, Uncles – someone to hold them, read to them, teach them. Loved ones who will embrace them and pass on the experience, rituals and knowledge of a hundred previous generations. Loved ones who will pass to the next generation their expectations of them, their hopes, and their dreams." - General Colin Powell
Happy 79th Birthday, Grandmommy! x
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pop Culture

"By some degree I get my 15 minutes of fame from having quotes on your blog." -complements from a friend (who shall remain anonymous ... we don't want this going to his head, you know!).
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Heart <3

Happy birthday to the 'child' I <3 most of all ... BEA! Thanks for being a great brother :)
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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Lion King

I want one.

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sunny Day

"The sun was the blessing of the morning, the one celebrating element, an aesthete with no purpose except to shed radiance. Everything else was sharp and hard, but this Grecian sun evoked joy from every angularity and blurred with brightness the stiff face of the countryside." -A Separate PeaceEnjoying some sunshine and the NC mountains this weekend...
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Friday, July 18, 2008

Rein 'Em In

"You're not tethered? Doesn't that make you a loose woman?" -my boss's response upon finding out my other boss is not tethered (connected) to the office network from her blackberry.
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Thursday, July 17, 2008


Scolded by a 14 year-old:
Good thing I only have one more day at NPF...
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Older Men

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

That's Tight!

Sorry for another triathlon post, but this was too good to pass up:

"I know my poor bike transition time was due to the fact that I couldn't get my sexy underarmor shirt on quickly. I think for the next tri, I'm going to get one of those even sexier one-piece tri suits." -my favorite Reston Runner analyzes the race :)

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Monday, July 14, 2008


Conversation between two guys competing at yesterday's tri:

Guy #1: What's your name?
Guy #2: Jay Rod
Guy #1: Oh. Are you related to A-Rod?
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Sunday, July 13, 2008


"Two things scare me. The first is getting hurt. But that's not nearly as scary as the second, which is losing." -Lance ArmstrongTriathlon today (unfortunately the odds of getting hurt and losing are quite high).
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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Once You Pop...

What Uppingham kids get up to during prep time.

Dunno know if I should be upset they're not working, or proud of their video editing (not to mention Pringle popping) skills. Oh, boarding school life...
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Friday, July 11, 2008

Living the Dream

Give an Englishman a Harley and he'll find his way to a good American time.
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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Blonde Bombshell

"The talking dog phenomenon, where a blonde guy walks in to a room full of Iraqis and confounds them by speaking Arabic, never ceases to amaze me. You'd think the shock would wear off sooner or later. Petraeus' linguist is a red-headed Irish lady, after all." -Matt reflects on his new gig in Baghdad.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A Strange Stranger

"If I just perch right here, can you see anything you're not supposed to?" -a random Australian woman who called me over specifically to look down her shirt. Kinda weird, no?
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008


"The problem is that people can't stand the feeling of having their noses filled with the crusty stuff, and they go in after it with their fingers." -yesterday's Kidspost (must've been a slow news day).
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Monday, July 7, 2008

Dinner Table Conversation

"There's nothing wrong with the word sex." -my mother (if you know my mother, you'll find this funny). She was defending herself after we laughed at her for explaining that politics, religion and sex are topics not to discuss when meeting someone for the first time. We agreed with her statement, but laughed because I don't think any of us had ever heard her say the word so casually before.
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Sunday, July 6, 2008

The F Words

"This confirms every stereotype I have of Americans." -Mark (a Brit) reflects on his 4th of July weekend at the farm: Family. Firearms. Fireworks. Flags. Food. Friends. And lots of beer.
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Saturday, July 5, 2008

My New Bike

"A boy told me if he roller-skated fast enough his loneliness couldn’t catch up to him; the best reason I ever heard for trying to be a champion.
What I wonder tonight,
pedaling hard down King William Street, is if it translates to bicycles?" - Naomi Shihab Nye

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Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence Day

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.” -JFK

At the farm today to celebrate the 4th and my one-year anniversary of being back in the good ole U.S. of A.

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Average American

One of many interesting facts from Monday's KidsPost (don't think you're too old to read it!)
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

What Not To Say

"I don't think you're fat. But you are occasionally a cow." -Thanks a lot, BL.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008


"BORN TO SEW" -tattooed on the arm of a frumpy old woman at the gym ... below a poorly drawn sewing machine. Odd.
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