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Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Some pictures that my dad took


Monday, August 21, 2006

Boston Massacre

Call the national guard! The Yankees are murdering the Red Sox! Why - it's a massacre!

The Yankees swept the 5 game series with Boston at Fenway. It's the first time this has happaned since something like 1946. Sinking Sox Ship?

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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Sinking ship?

Red Sox lose two games in one day to the Yankees? Is this the end of the line for the Bo Sox?

(update: The Sox just lost another game to the Yankees! 0 & 3 so far!)

In other news

Peter snapped this photo when I was painting the deck wednesday

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

DNC Teenpact 2006?

Hmmmmm..... let's count.... Ted Kennedy, Hillarly Clinton, John Kerry, and oH! "Black" Jack Abramoff! Looks like TP is in good hands....

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Ingrid the Great!

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Patriots training camp visit # 2

A few of the pictures that I took monday at Patriots training camp
The coach
Running drill Matt Cassel plays volleyball with Tom Brady (the ball is right in the top middle part of the picture)

Laurence Maroney the Pat's first pick this year gets his hands on the ball

The Patriots will be depending heavily on Ben Watson (#84) this year to have a pro bowl type season
On the other hand however, Tom Brady might want to remember to put on his chinstrap so he can actually see...

Rodney Harrison returned to camp for his first practice on Monday. He looked like he was in great shape and his right knee/ankle (he tore it up last September) didn't seem to hamper him too much when he was in coverage. It also didn't appear however that he was trying to test it to see if it would snap again either....

Funny story- if you know football... About twenty minuints after practice had begun this family arrived and took the bleacher seats in front of us. As soon as the dad sat down he asked a friend setting next to him "where's Drew Bledsoe?"..... who knows, maybe he just woke up from a five year coma or something....

Peter got Tom Brady's autograph for the third stright time in a row.

The Patriots play their first game (preseason) of the season tomorrow at Atlanta.

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Babylon the Great is...rising, is rising!

Dubai is rising!

Dubai is on the move. The United Arab Emirates city is located near the mouth of the Persian Gulf (click here to see a map). There is certainly a lot of money over there, given the oil revenues. Could Dubai be the new Babylon, or a forerunner of it? I have no idea; but it's an interesting question. Here's an except from a recent article on a big building boom going on over there:

Those looking for tranquil, unspoilt beaches, rustic charm and authentic maritime culture will probably choose to look elsewhere. But for the world's permatanned classes with bling to display and money to burn this extraordinary construction project in the Persian Gulf is an irresistible draw.

Begun in 2001, the Palm Islands are a 12-square-mile group off the shores of Dubai. With 14,000 labourers toiling day and night, the first of three unfeasibly large, palm shaped artificial islands, Palm Jumeirah, is nearing completion, and about to receive its first residents....

Once finished, the Palm Jumeirah, which extends four miles into the Gulf, will accommodate some 60,000 residents in 2,500 exclusive beachside villas, 2,500 apartments in 20 high-rise blocks and 50 luxury hotels.
At least 50,000 workers will staff the hotels, two marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports centres, health spas and cinemas.

Who knows. Just a thought.

Building on the man-made islands of Dubai
Night view of the developing man-made islands of Dubai

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Quote of the day

"The art of prophecy is very difficult, especially with respect to the future." ~ Mark Twain


Monday, August 07, 2006

Ingrid at 3 weeks

{"No! I won't practice!"}


Sunday, August 06, 2006

Aaaa Ha!

Undeniable, incriminating proof on who is killing the summer squash!

Another look at the little plant eating Lady BugsMore pictures

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Saturday, August 05, 2006

Patriots training camp photos

I've started to post the Pat's training camp pictures for the thousands of you's out there that are just literally dieing to see them... You can view them here.

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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Even in the 90 degree heat...

.... One plant is feeling just great.

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

It's August?

July went by so fast that I can't believe its August. Oh well, I guess that means that the debate year is almost upon us.

The Yankees once again pulled a fast one on the Red Sox by trading for Bobby Abreu & Cory Lidle and basically giving back nothing for them. They also picked up Craig Wilson a game changer with versatility from Pittsburg. The Wilson trade is important because he can play firstbase, outfield, and catcher so he provides depth to three positions.

Now – we will just have to see how they play.... But, they most certainly did better then the Red Sox who did no major trade deals even though they need help at several positions desperately.

Ok so that’s baseball. Moving on to the rest of the world - allegedly it was very hot outside today. Some went as far as to say we are experiencing a "heat wave". I was outside working with Peter and Aidan from 9am to 4: 30 pm and we had the radio on so we could listen to Rush Limbaugh. Well every thirty min’s we got to laugh our heads off when we heard the news updates which always included at least one comment about "stay inside today with air conditioning - Governor wants emergency cooling centers around the state to open - hospitals expanding to be prepared to treat millions of heatstroke victims - baaa baaaaa baa ba.”… Every once in a while I would turn to whoever working near me and say "is it really hot?” I guess temperature is all relative though because it did actually seem hot outside after I took a break to eat lunch inside with the air conditioning.

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