4 February 2008 - 10:18The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!

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Informational purposes only, indeed.

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28 January 2008 - 12:56That would have me as a member

Finally, a professional society I actually want to join: The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™.  I just have to find the right picture “in which the luxuriant, flowing hair is CLEARLY evident” and I’ll be ready to sign up.

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26 November 2007 - 14:42Goodbye, Si gone

Last tuesday night the guy came by with a bank check for the balance of the $8000 sale price of my Civic. The next day he was planning to register it and get plates, then take it away. While I was in the city getting my visa for India (at the not-at-all-ironically-named Indian visa outsourcing agency), he called and said there was a problem. The DMVneeded my signature on their official bill of sale rather than just the note I had written. I was sort of willing to come back to Westchester rather than hang around the city all day waiting for my visa to be ready, but he said he would drive to another DMV and see if they were more reasonable. Later I got a message saying that “he got it taken care of, don’t ask how.” Probably he just forged my signature. Though I may have suggested that myself, I intend to take him at his word and not ask.

It’s strange to come home and not see the car in my driveway. I hope his son enjoys it as much as I did.

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8 November 2007 - 15:27My old Civic Si is for sale

Civic SiI just listed my first ever item on Craigslist, my old Honda Civic Si. Check it out.

Update 4:43PM November 16: Tuesday evening a guy and his son came to look at the car. The kid took it for a drive while I shot the breeze with John and his business partner for a while. Yesterday they gave me a $500 check as a deposit on an $8000 offer. I should have tried Craigslist a full year ago.

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22 October 2007 - 12:05Thomas Friedman and Cliff Clavin–Separated at Birth?

Thomas FriedmanCliff Clavin

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17 October 2007 - 11:45Migraine

Took my car in to be serviced–inspection and some recall work. Mazda arranged for a rental car which sounded convenient. Not so much. The guy from Enterprise took forever to show up, then drove me back to the Enterprise place, did some paperwork, inspected the car. Then had to go back and get the right keys. Then went to put some gas in it, which turned out to be a quarter of a tank. If he was going to waste my time filling it up at least fill the thing up. Developed a migraine driving to work. Perhaps keeping track of them will prove useful. Ugh.

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