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Summer Vacation!

Saturday, July 24th, 2004

We’re off to a cottage in Normandy. We’ve arranged for Paulie Walnuts to mind the house while we’re gone, in case blog-reading burglars happen to see this.

Go Megan Go!

Saturday, July 10th, 2004

That’s our niece Megan Addy, photographed by the Sacramento Bee’s Jose Luis Villegas, at the start of her 400m hurdle quarter-final heat at the US Olympic Trials in Sacramento. Megan finished second in the heat and advanced to tonight’s semi-finals. We’re all so proud of you, and we’re all pulling for you Megan. Good Luck!

What a long, strange trip it's been

Wednesday, July 7th, 2004

On 7 July 1989, I got on an American Trans Air charter flight from Los Angeles to Paris. I had a backpack and a laptop and a head full of dreams. Now, 15 years later, I think the backpack is up in the attic somewhere. The laptop is stuffed in a closet, part of [...]

A comment spam blizzard

Wednesday, July 7th, 2004

This morning my email inbox was full of notifications of comments posted to this weblog. I have it set up to send myself an email every time someone submits a comment. Overnight, 17 comments were posted to various blog items, all of the comment spam. About half included addresses for websites specialising in anatomical enhancement [...]