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Archive: August, 2006

POSTED: Thursday, August 31, 2006, 4:14 PM
Filed Under: Blinq Favorites

Europe_365_1 Dear Mary:

Mimi, the boys and I wanted to thank you for Twinkle. Her great run ended yesterday, and it closed with the grace and peace and comfort that she seemed to enjoy embody. That little girl you had to hand-feed in a fur-lined shoe box wound up living large. Twinkle saw nine countries and raised a family of adoring humans.

We counted the places she'd been yesterday at the vet's - The USA, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy and Luxembourg, which barely counts since it took about 15 minutes to drive through. France was a favorite, however. She had just had cancer surgery, three summers ago, and we took her in a van with my parents to Provence, where we spent 10 days among the buzzing cicadas and swirling lavender breezes. She liked France.

POSTED: Sunday, August 20, 2006, 2:30 PM
Filed Under: On Holiday

UnpluggedPlay the favorites. Hit the blogroll.

Or better, yet, write Blinq while I'm gone. Start something in the comments section.

You might want to begin by visiting this guide to looking like a writer. Or this guide to actual writers talking about actually writing.

POSTED: Thursday, August 17, 2006, 2:03 PM
Filed Under: Music

Bozscaggs_1 For this weekend's music, we go back in time.

Back to school for me, the late '70s, when the old KLH turntable was stacked with Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan, Jackson Browne, The Allman Brothers, the James Gang, David Bromberg and Hot Tuna.

How is it that they're all coming around this weekend, playing Camden, the Shore and Schwenksville? (Are they filming a new Yacht Rock? Citizen Mom asked by email. See Episode No. 3)

POSTED: Thursday, August 17, 2006, 11:48 AM
Filed Under: Music

Gb A case of Red Bull.

A loaf of white bread.

A box of Magnums.

POSTED: Thursday, August 17, 2006, 10:12 AM
Filed Under: City Life

Rat_1 Wyatt Earp is enraged that Philadelphia didn't make the list of the 10 angriest cities.

And Orlando led the league.

"Erroneous! Erroneous!" seethes the Philadelphia police detective who blogs under the name of the Wild West lawman.

POSTED: Thursday, August 17, 2006, 9:39 AM
Filed Under: Modern Times

Wasps U.S. authorities are advising women to leave their gel brassieres at home when flying. This, ABC News reports, after information from the foiled London terror plot suggests women were to be used to sneak explosives onto a plane.

A husband and wife are being questioned after they were alleged to have planned to hide a liquid explosive in their baby's bottle.

So, what to do when looking to augment one's shape while traveling?

POSTED: Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 10:38 AM
Filed Under: Sports

BynbagettyForget that the streakin' Phils have scored 24 runs in two days against the first-place, less-than-amazin' Mets, that they're 2 and a half games out of the wild card sweepstakes with 45 to go. Ever the realist, Phillies Nation describes why getting to the playoffs will be no cakewalk.

Swing And A Miss picks the heart and soul of the Phillies.

Bleeding Green on why The NFC East, the toughest division in football, is falling apart.

POSTED: Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 8:08 AM
Filed Under: Web, Tech

DellYes, we have one of those hot Dell laptop batteries.

Yes, we are waiting to exchange it until Monday because we're barbecuing this weekend.

Yes, these things are allowed on airplanes.

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