July 17th, 2007
|03:34 pm - Money Magazine's Top 100 Places to Live|
#47. Sayreville, NJ
WHAT! My mom called me to tell me. Did I miss something here? I like my current town a hell of a lot better. Here's a cute quote from Mayor O'Brien "Living in a Norman Rockwell painting is very desirable," he said. "Those who live here know it's a great place to live." Sayreville is no Norman Rockwell painting. I've been to towns in New Hamsphire and Vermont and even upstate New York that really look like they should have been a Norman Rockwell painting.
The link for those of you who don't believe me.
And it's on the cover of the Home News Tribune
May 30th, 2007
|09:52 am - Quick Update|
We have no internet access at home, so I am really behind on emails and journal entries. But we are mostly moved in. Still need to unpack more. I'm at work today, but I think this is the only time I'm going to be able to access my personal stuff. I have a lot of work to do.
Current Mood: busy
May 13th, 2007
I just wanted to let you all know that I HATE packing. Thanks.
May 8th, 2007
|10:53 am - Bear up a tree|
Posted May 8, 2007
(Hamden-WTNH) _ It's a sight some Hamden resident's won't soon forget -- a bear up a tree in someone's back yard.
The bear was spotted around 9:00 a.m. in the vicinity of 46 Lexington St.
There were sightings of the bear in the Hamden area yesterday.
We'll post more details about what happened later this morning.
Yesterday the bear was spotted about 4-5 miles away from Lexington St. I didn't know where Lexington St was so I looked it up. It's close to where we are moving. I keep telling my co-workers that Winnie the Pooh is coming to visit.
Just please don't kill it. Thanks.
**ETA- The bear was tranquilized and removed from the tree. It was taken somewhere to be examined and then released back into the woods.
April 30th, 2007
|06:33 pm - Right on|
My home town would fall in the yellow in NJ and obviously I live in CT now.
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April 29th, 2007
On Sunday, May 2, 2004, Slacker died about 2 hours before Chris' band played at Cafe Nine.
Chris' band is scheduled to play next Sunday at Cafe Nine. This will be the first time since Slacker died.
I swear if anything happens to Sierra...
Current Mood: paranoid
April 25th, 2007
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My heart goes out to all the families and friends who lost loved ones in the VT tragedy. For me personally it’s dredging up old memories of the Seton Hall fire, so I’m limit what I watch and read about it. But this man was such a hero. He saved his students’ lives by blocking the door. And he had seen horrors in his life that are unimaginable. It is just so senseless for him to be gunned down by some asshole on a vendetta.
Liviu Librescu, 76, an engineering science and mechanics lecturer. Born in Romania, he survived the Nazi Holocaust and emigrated to Israel in 1978 before moving to Virginia in 1985.
An Israeli citizen, he had taught at Virginia Tech for 20 years and was internationally known for his work in aeronautical engineering.
"His research has enabled better aircraft, superior composite materials, and more robust aerospace structures," said Ishwar Puri, the head of the engineering science and mechanics department.
After surviving the Nazi killings, Librescu escaped from Communist Romania and made his way to the United States before he was killed in Monday’s massacre, which coincided with Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Librescu family via AP
Librescu's son, Joe, said his father's students sent e-mails detailing how the professor saved their lives by blocking the doorway of his classroom from the approaching gunman before he was fatally shot.
“My father blocked the doorway with his body and asked the students to flee,” Joe Librescu said from his home outside of Tel Aviv. “Students started opening windows and jumping out.”
April 6th, 2007
|06:15 pm - And then there were 3|
When was the last time you ate at a Howard Johnson's? I couldn't tell you when was my last time. It has gotten a little harder for us to eat at one. There are only 3 left in the country. Granted 2 of them are in update NY. Today the one in Waterbury changed it's name due to franchising issues. The bottom of the article says that HoJo's is going to try to re-launch the name in 2008. We'll see.
From HoJo's to the Brass House