Days of Chili and Cherry Pie

July 17, 2004


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The hot items for homecoming kids are Becky’s chili and cherry pie. For good reason. I should prevail on Becky to write the recipes so we could post them on her web pages. But I think it’s impossible to recreate the main ingredient: Becky’s personal touch.

It was a good day today for walking, mowing and croquet. Having successfully rendered stupid hot for Kathie, it’s been mild for Kim’s visit so far.

Still working on the Hanrott & Horsley website. I think we’re getting down to final details, and may go live within a couple of weeks. If anybody has any critiques regarding general appearance, design, navigation or usability, let me know and I’ll pass them along.

Would’ve been a good time for a cappuccino, but I was just too stuffed!


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Go On Without Me

For various reasons, I hardly read a newspaper any more. One of the reasons is the general quality of the Lawrence Journal-World (a/k/a Lawrence Journal-Rag); another is the local media monopoly held by the World Company which owns the Lawrence paper, bought out the other papers such as Baldwin Ledger, and owns the cable TV service. I’m just philosophically disposed to boycott to the extent possible. But there are occasions when the LJW is a handy read, and sometimes I even spot something that strikes a chord. Such was the case this evening, although it was actually yesterday’s paper. The July 12 syndicated column (requires registration) by Leonard Pitts, Jr., “winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary”, a columnist for the Miami Herald, was generally about where technology has actually brought us now that we’ve reached the future that was hyped in the 50’s and 60’s. He pondered a $3200 internet ready refigerator with TV in door that he spotted at a store. His concluding remark struck one of those chords: “Sometimes, you’ve just got to let the future go on without you.”

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Dog Days of Summer

Wow, 97 degrees with a heat index around 107. :tired:

Driving to KC at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning for a client meeting wasn’t bad at all. Driving home at 4 p.m. was bad. The Miata has decent A/C so it wasn’t unbearable. But if you spent more’n a few minutes outside you were soaked with sweat.

Sure was a terrific visit with Stephen and Kathie. I thought it was relaxed and natural. Becky felt the same. Hope our guests shared the “untensity”. From what you see in TV and movies, “meeting the parents” is a big nerve-wracking deal, but it felt (for the parents, at least) like we’d already done that a long time ago and this was just a normal visit. I don’t think anybody got too embarrassed by anything, which is actually pretty outstanding since I can usually do something Becky finds embarrassing regardless of milieu. She’s my compass but I’m subject to influence of solar flares or something like that. :bonk:

Now we’re primed for Kimberly’s visit. This is shaping up as a memorable summer! :happy:

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