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July 31, 2007

Moose Sighting in Utah.

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Allen, you may recognize that hot-tub as a location where we popped some Kris one night.

Yeeeeaaaahhhhhhhh.

And she is FIERCE!!!

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MIAMI, Florida (AP) — The National Hurricane Center says a tropical depression has strengthened into Tropical Storm Chantal in the open Atlantic.

Mike and Ben and the Food of the Revolution

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Ben and I found ourselves, somewhat randomly, at Durgin Park in Faneuil Hall on Friday night with a few law clerks and an HVAC expert who we ended up having a conversation with at our new Friday night haunt, Houston’s.

We like to stand outside at Houston’s because if you look to the right, you see street performers and tourists, and if you look to the left, you see a bar crowded with Financial District heroes and those that love them. So Ben and I stand outside, in the heat, because we are somewhere between absolute wealth and the streetz.

And that’s how we like it.

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Ben and Marilyn, who practices her cello 5 hours a day.

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The last time I ate a pot roast was….uhm….probably 1964.

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This same prime rib (which Ben ate) has been served at Durgin Park since 1774. In fact, Crispus Attatucks ate this same dish before he threw stones at British Troops and was shot.

July 27, 2007

Lunchtime at 1000 East California

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My first real use of the cooktop and other assorted kitchen implements, including the infamous Global knives that Mike helped secure for me at an enormous discount.

Ribeye steak, Florentine style, with a side of grilled tomato and fresh mozarella salad, garnished with fresh basil.
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… and all washed down with an icy cold Coca Cola.  Livin’ large.

Today’s Moment of Zen

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July 26, 2007

Oscar the Cat sez…

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Keep That Fuckin’ Cat Away From Me.

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Nursing home cat can sense death

By Julie Steenhuysen Thu Jul 26, 9:48 AM ET

CHICAGO (Reuters) – When Oscar the Cat visits residents of the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island, the staff jumps into action — Oscar can sense within hours when someone is about to die.

In his two years living in Steere’s end-stage dementia unit, Oscar has been at the bedside of more than 25 residents shortly before they died, according to Dr. David Dosa of Brown University in Providence.

He wrote about Oscar in the New England Journal of Medicine.

“It’s not that the cat is consistently there first,” Dr. Joan Teno, a professor of community health at Brown University, who sees patients in the unit. “But the cat always does manage to make an appearance, and it always seems to be in the last two hours.”

Raised at the nursing home since he was a kitten, Oscar often checks in on residents, but when he curls up for a visit, physicians and nursing home staff know it’s time to call the family.

“I don’t think this is a psychic cat,” said Teno. “I think there’s probably a biochemical explanation,” she said in a telephone interview.

While pets are often used to bring comfort to the elderly in nursing home settings, Oscar’s talent is special, though not unexpected.

“That is such a cat thing to do,” said Thomas Graves, a feline expert and chief of small animal medicine at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

Graves said there is no evidence to suggest cats can sense death, but he doesn’t discount it for a minute.

“Those things are hard to study. I think probably dogs and cats can sense things we can’t,” he said.

On a particular day detailed by Dr. Dosa, Oscar settled onto the bed of a patient in room 313.

His presence sent staff off to make calls and set up vigil.

When a grandson asked why the cat was there, his mother explained: “He is here to help Grandma get to heaven,” according to Dosa’s account.

She died a half an hour later.

(Additional reporting by Gene Emery in Boston)

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“I am here to help you DIE.”

July 25, 2007

Overheard in My Home Office

Allen @ 8:48 am   |  Comments (4)
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Me:

Computer: [humming sound]

Me:

July 24, 2007

Spycam

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Last week, Ben and I were eating noodles outside at Wagamama in Faneuil Hall. We noticed this strange happening and I implored Benjamin to take a picture of it. He did. And this is the result.

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July 23, 2007

Copyeditin ur revolushunz lolzzzzzzz

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