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©2001 Andy J. W. Affleck
Thursday, April 04, 2002
So, lately I've been having these "Welcome to the South" moments. I call them that because every time I comment on them, my friend Chris simply shrugs and says "Welcome to the South!" Take this afternoon. After work, Chris and I headed out to get some dinner at the Ballston mall. On the way there, we saw a pickup truck driven by a man who's name had to end with "the hutt." I mean, this guy was enormous. And he was sitting in his truck in a way that can only be described as announcing "Hey! I'm incredibly fat! And I'm proud!" I'd never seen anything like it. "Welcome to the south!"

I guess so. Of course, there are other benefits to living here. Liz and I had lunch at the Tidal Basin and sat across from the Jefferson Monument and all the cherry blossom trees in full bloom. Absolutely gorgeous.(10:28 PM)

Wednesday, April 03, 2002
So, I came back from hiatus to not blog for a few days. Guess I got busy. What's weird is that whenever my wife and son are away, I have less free time than when they are here. What's up with that? Granted, I built Ikea furniture last night (an entertainment unit) and tonight Chris came over to help me get all the electronics into it and get it moved into the corner where it lives. He hit on a brilliant idea: we figured out where all the wires needed to be and put them through the various holes in back of the unit and then moved the unit against the wall and then put the components in and just hooked them up. Did that make sense? The alternative is to push the unit into place and try to reach behind to run the wires. Got it? Hello? Is this thing on? Hello?

Ahem. Never mind. It worked.

In other news, my case of Dr. Pepper arrived today. I ordered a case from the Dublin, Texas bottling plant which is the only Dr. Pepper plant in the country that still makes it with cane sugar instead of corn syrup. It's tasty!

While I'm babbling, here's a dinner suggestion: a spinach tortilla, rice, peanut sauce, and chicken that's been sauteed with peppers and mushrooms. Roll, eat. Yum.

Good West Wing tonight.

Ok, I'm pretty much done here. Night!(11:56 PM)

Tuesday, April 02, 2002
Nice long weekend in Rhode Island. Saw the opening day game for the Red Sox (ouch) and saw Lord of the Rings again (didn't actually care about seeing it again but rather enjoyed it all the same) and generally relaxed and got some sleep. Ann and Jack are still there for the week and I am back home to work and put together Ikea furniture. Fun fun fun!(10:24 AM)

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