Archive for September, 2009


Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

I saw this on a car on the way back from lunch today: Assuming (and I think that the accompanying “McCain/Palin” bumper sticker confirms this assumption) that “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” refers to the supposed debate over Barack Obama’s citizenship status, would it be acceptable to slap a copy of Obama’s birth certificate and/or the [...]

Fourth of July Photos

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Catching up on my backlog of unprocessed photos from Lightroom, I finally had a chance to post this year’s Fourth of July pictures. We spent the fourth at our friend Val and Andrew’s house in Queen Anne. Following a relaxing evening of cocktails, great food, and dog chasing, we walked a few blocks to a [...]

Chuckanut Century Bike Ride

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Continuing the summer of biking, today I got up way too early to drive to Bellingham to ride in the Chuckanut Century, an organized 100 mile ride. Despite the early start (6 am wakeup, 6:45 departure, and after gearing up, 9 am on the road), a lot of elements conspired to make it a great [...]

Picnic at Gasworks Park

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

As Summer 2009 draws to a close, one of the things I’ll remember the most is the weekend picnics at Gasworks Park. One of my random Christmas presents to Meagan last year was a picnic basket, and I’m happy to say that we put it to good use a few times this summer (including for [...]

Garagiste Invoice Fetcher

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

About a year ago, I found out about Garagiste, and, since then, I have spent too much money buying wine. That wine started piling up in the basement, and since it was getting hard to keep track of it all, my obsessive organizational self decided to create a spreadsheet to manage it. A few months [...]

Me vs The Bike

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

After starting the biking season with a $350 repair bill for what largely amounted to two tune-ups (plus a little more), I’ve been trying to do more of my own bike maintenance as a way of saving money and getting to know my machine a little bit better. So far, it’s been a mixed bag. [...]

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