Archive for September, 2007

I recently read Animals In Translation by Temple Grandin. I don’t read a ton of animal behavior books–the dog provides plenty of learning–but this book is unique. Grandin is autistic. She believes that individuals with autism think in ways similar to animals. I’m not always sure what our Lab thinks, so any insight is good. Animals […]

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Crutchfield Counts On Web Site

The electronics mail-order company Crutchfield used to send printed catalogs at a frequency just shy of Victoria’s Secret circa 1995. Like Victoria’s Secret catalogs, these were big and colorful (okay, Victoria’s was better…). But, today, both companies’ catalog mailings have almost become extinct. Victoria’s catalogs may be extinct–I’m not sure.  Crutchfield still does send a […]

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There’s a large gas tank right off a main highway in Boston. It has a unique rainbow design painted on it, causing it to be a landmark often used in traffic reports (and probably for visitors asking people how to get north of the city.) It’s owned by National Grid which recently acquired KeySpan. Well, […]

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This past week, I thought TiVo had recorded the season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy. It kind of had. The hour-long program surely promoted the successful drama, but this episode was really a hybrid. It chronicled the character development of Grey’s Anatomy’s Dr. Addison Montgomery, the brilliant OB/GYN with romance problems. In the montage, we see […]

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My Addiction

I wouldn’t really say it’s an addiction. However, I love a glass (or two, or three) of milk a day. Our fridge almost always has a gallon of 1% ready to be poured. It looks like my pseudo-addiction isn’t a problem. I just read in Men’s Journal that a British study found that drinking a […]

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Lousy Production

We’re working on a slide show for an event next week. We recorded the narrator on two different days. I was listening to the audio today and day 1 audio is excellent. But day 2? The woman sounds like she’s 20 feet away from the microphone. I’m no audio engineer, but I tried working over […]

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Dog Marketers

Today we received a voicemail that ties in nicely with the last post about our dog Dempsey. A woman left a message “for” Demspey, encouraging him to tell his parents that there was a new doggie playground opening up. She said where it was and indicated they were having a playgroup tomorrow. It made me […]

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Not quite children

At the ripe old age of 35, many of my contemporaries have kids. I don’t. For those adults who don’t choose to go the child route, I think many have pets. I know, they’re not the same. They can be fun though. Especially dogs. Our dog is to the left. He hurt his leg and […]

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It looks like the New England Patriots are guilty as charged with regard to spying on the New York Jets. Allegedly, the Pats had a video cameraman filming the Jets defensive signals on the Jets’ sideline during Sunday’s game. Thinking about it, most teams probably do this. That doesn’t make it right. Longtime Pats’ fans […]

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Clean Cars

Each weekday I drive from the northern suburbs toward Boston. When there’s traffic, it’s about an hour commute. I listen to podcasts, Sirius, and look at cars. That’s right, cars. They’re everywhere in traffic, after all. As I get closer to work, which is in a city near to Boston, I notice a good number […]

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