one year in!

December 30, 2001
Holy cow, I didn't even realize, today is the exact 1 year anniversary of my 'blog. It's a little annoying that I started so close to the start of the year, but not quite January 1. I'll probably end up doing some "year in review" crap soon.

Personal Note of the Moment Toni, you wound me. I don't get it...do you regularly read my page, or do you have some other mysterious method of sensing when I've dropped your name? And why won't you mail me or hit me on AOL Instant Messenger? Yeesh. Anyway, at your request:
That's the back of the house, showing the original smaller part on the left, and the big more recent extension (single big room) on the right. Mo put up a whole bunch of photos we took as well.

Link of the Moment
"52 things they do better in America" from a UK newspaper columnist...though I know a fair bit about modern culture in England, this includes some that I don't how they do differently in England, ("18. Thirty-year mortgages", as opposed to what?) some that I don't see why they're advantages, ("19. No amber between red and green.") and some that I don't have around my part of America... ("25. City street signs that indicate the range of house numbers between them and the next sign."...around Boston, I'm happy when the street sign labels both streets)

Quote of the Moment
"Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of the pleasures; costs nothing and conveys much. It pleases him who receives, and thus, like mercy, is twice blessed."
--Erastus Wiman