Monthly Archives: July 2012

A weekend in Philly – Sunday

50% of our weekend was already over. How the weekend was flying by, but I didn’t want to think about it! We had a slightly lazy morning, but eventually got everyone dressed, suitcases packed, zoo (and parking) tickets purchased online, … Continue reading

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A weekend in Philly – Saturday

This weekend, we went to Philadelphia to see the sights. The plan was to spend the entire weekend in the Philadelphia area to visit the Franklin Institute on Saturday and the Philadelphia Zoo on Sunday. We would also fit in a … Continue reading

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John Carter (2012)

Have you seen John Carter? This was the 2012 sci-fi action Disney film directed by Andrew Stanton (of Pixar fame.) From what I’ve read, the movie is mostly based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 1917 book A Princess of Mars. Having … Continue reading

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Dr. Abdus Salam, theoretical physicist

Earlier this month, there was a lot of news that scientists over at Cern’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) had potentially discovered the Higgs boson. Named after the British scientist (Peter Higgs) who dreamed it up in 1964, it’s an exciting … Continue reading

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Vacation Bible School 2012

I just wanted to make a small note here for posterity’s sake — My wife wrapped up running her latest church program. For the 2nd year in a row, she ran our church’s vacation bible school this summer. To accomodate … Continue reading

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I’m considering a move to Android

What holds me back? In my limited exposure to the Android OS, I haven’t played with it, navigating all the options. For whatever reason, it hasn’t been automatically intuitive. For example, when I was playing with the Nexus phone at the … Continue reading

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Dinner at Mehtaphor

I found Saturday to be a pretty decent day for me. Most weekends are full of activities, Saturday wasn’t so bad. I woke up a little before 9am, helped my daughter get ready for swim class, but my wife took … Continue reading

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Crazy Heart (2009)

I wanted to see Crazy Heart starring Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal back when it had come out, or maybe it was just after release to home media — I can’t remember these details in my old age. In any case, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Bastile Day with a family dinner at Sophie’s Bistro

Happy Bastile Day, everyone. My wife had an excellent idea that we celebrate French independence with a nice fancy dinner at Sophie’s Bistro in Somerset, NJ. I got home from work when I could, and when I got home, my … Continue reading

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Ripping Blu-rays and making my own digital copies

Last month, I discovered an dissatisfying truth about the digital copies that consumers often get with their home video home video purchases — you know, when you purchase a blu-ray, DVD, digital copy combo pack. Those digital copies provide you … Continue reading

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