Monthly Archives: June 2013

Late June BBQ with the Kondorfs/Connellys

Last Saturday of June, we had plans to meet up with friends Doug and Kathy for a BBQ at their place. As always, delicious food and good company. No bear sightings.

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Hum Tum (2004)

Bah. Truly one of the worst Indian movies I have ever experienced. I don’t understand how this Bollywood film, Hum Tum, is highly rated — the film ratings online give it a high number of stars, and a friend of … Continue reading

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I forgot to mention the cat leashes

In all the hub bub this month, I forgot to mention that we bought leashes for the cats. Yes, leashes. We used to enjoy letting the cats out into our backyard for some sun and to enjoy all the wild … Continue reading

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My Father’s Day sunglasses

I’ve been wanting a nice pair of sunglasses for awhile now. My problem has been that I have had a tendency to drop, break, or lose them in the past. Because of that risk, I often purchased cheapo sunglasses from … Continue reading

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A Saturday night at Six Flags Great Adventure

After attending a funeral for a friend’s father in Pennsylvania on Saturday, we came home and some of us took a quick nap (my wife.) Others who couldn’t nap (me and the kids) finished watching the original 1953 film classic … Continue reading

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A Friday of family fun

Friday, June 21st — School is out, and what to do with the kids? The last day of public school was Wednesday, and camp doesn’t start until Monday. On Thursday, Namita took Josh with her to the office, and I … Continue reading

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Cub Scout Closing Ceremony

We had the closing ceremony for Josh’s cub scout pack this past Saturday. I can’t believe it’s been a year of den meetings, pack meetings, popcorn fundraising, getting badges, and outings. What do I think of Cub Scouts? It’s been … Continue reading

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Lily’s “Spring Sing” and Pre-K Graduation

On Friday evening, Lily’s day care hosted their annual “Spring Sing” end-of-year concert/show, as well as their pre-K and Kindergarten graduation ceremony. Both sets of grandparents, as well as my sister, were able to attend on a Friday night.¬†Among the … Continue reading

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Latest network speed test

I still wish Youtube was more responsive. I’ve added Youtube’s constant buffering problems to the running list of “Banes of Joel’s Existence.”

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Weekend in Virginia for a 75th birthday party

My wife’s aunt was celebrating her 75th birthday party, and the family intended to celebrate with a dinner out. We hadn’t been able to visit all of her Virginia relatives in a long time, so this was a good opportunity … Continue reading

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