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Up, Up and Away

Posted on November 28, 2006

A few weeks back we went up to Lake Placid to tour the Olympic Complex for an article I was writing for Resortsandlodges.com. Not sure if I was most excited about the All Access Media Passes we had or the prospect of an overnight at a bed and breakfast in Lake Saranac… (Hindsight being 20-20 and toddlers being toddlers, the overnight was not quite the stuff that dreams are made of.) We had planned to leave around dawn to ensure a quiet ride, but our plan was foiled by a night of challenging bedtime drama that went something like, “No want it. No want it. No want it bedtime now!”for much longer than is really fair. To anyone. Seriously. You can get to a…

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Love, Fireside

Posted on November 28, 2006

Briar demonstrates affection by turning her head face away from yours, raising a shoulder and saying, “Mmmm-nice,” while she rubs your arm or back. If she’s really serious she’ll knock her knees together and scoot her backside out. In this shot she is actually just thinking about hugging Barnaby the cat. He has yet to really let her do an official “Briar Hug”. She has, however let him give her a “Barnaby Boo Boo” on her right hand…no pictures, would feel too weird to post injuries.

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Just One More Page

Posted on November 27, 2006

Come on Glens Falls Can we please get a book store? Seriously. I can go and see Rembrandts and Picassos.I can ride a roller coaster.I can buy a Coach bag (well, I can’t, but I could if, you know, if I *could*)I can get sushi or Thai food. But can I walk into a bookstore and look around? No, the closest I can get is the book and magazine aisle at the grocery store with the latest romance and thrillers along with an exhaustive selection of paperback, newsprint astrology books. Or I can brave the mall and duck into Target and try and fight my way past the goons hanging out in the electronics section to get to the books where it seems to…

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When is Cinco de Mayo?

Posted on November 27, 2006

When is Cinco de Mayo? That’s a little nugget from my day. How was yours? Seriously, I’m in a room, a discussion is taking place about an event due to happen in March, and someone says: Well, so when is sinko duh my-yo? Now I know not everyone speaks Spanish.But I think it’s fair to say that most people know “cerveza” means beer thanks to Homer Simpson and more people can say “for Spanish touch the number one” than realize it thanks to the automated hell that is 1-800 customer service. Cinco de Mayo falls right in there. Grocery stores in middle America without a migrant population have adopted this holiday to add another money maker in May. Furthermore, the woman who posed this…

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