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The West is Big, y’all

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People I Think Are Quite Keen: Richard and Jennifer Crawford

(What is this? An Introduction) So, it’s Thursday. Who’s going to get the first nod as a person I happen to think is quite keen? Well, it’s actually two, partly to make up for the fact that I’ve just decided to start this, thus I missed last Thursday, and partly, they’re married, so it’s fitting to honor them together. So,… Read more »

[sactown] State Capitol Building

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[tftc] OMG fog

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Fog !

[Yet another post in my occasional series “Tales from the Commute”] The commute was ugly today. It looked like this most of the way: It was fun fighting that, when you couldn’t read signs until you were almost on top of them, and people disappeared into the fog way too easily. But at the bottom of my offramp, it looked… Read more »


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[tftc] Attack of the Quack

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Apocalypse Sacramento

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Skyscraper and clouds

Fiddling around this morning with the phone and discovered how to set the camera in black and white mode. I kinda like this — there’s a solemn majesty in it. As an interesting compare and contrast, here’s a color photo of approximately the same scene I took just prior: Photo by retstak Yah, I think I like the black and… Read more »

Two things

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Beautiful day!

It was a beautiful morning in Sacramento this morning. It hasn’t started raining yet, but over the last hour, the clouds have rolled in, so it’s coming I heart fortune: Your fortune for the day Q: How many members of the U.S.S. Enterprise does it take to change a light bulb? A: Seven. Scotty has to report to Captain Kirk… Read more »

[TFtC] A bad accident

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[Fourth in an occasional series] My entrance to Interstate 80 is usually Elkhorn Blvd. (For those of you who don’t live in the Sacramento area, this tidbit isn’t going to mean much, but it is what it is.) I have three options — Elkhorn, Madison, and Watt — but of the three, Elkhorn is the closest to my house and… Read more »

You see the strangest things on the road

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[Second in an occassional series that I’ve dubbed “Tales of the Commute”.] So the car ahead of me in the onramp today was a Lada. Now, first of all, that’s not exactly a common brand here in the United States. I’m a bit of a Russophile, so I recognized the Russian car company, but I’m not sure others would. It’s… Read more »

baseball and a status update

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Take me out to the ball game

God, has it been nearly two weeks since I bothered to update my blog? Ah, here, have a picture: I took this at the Rivercats game last night. It’s the first time I’ve been out to Raley Field, and, while the Cats sucked rocks through a bendy straw last night, it was a perfect night for baseball, especially as the… Read more »

The day I was a superhero

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Warning signs

Yesterday, on my walk between the parking garage and work, I found the following juxtaposition of signage: The chalked message up close, so you can read it: Photo by retstak It was one of those moments where I just had to pause for a moment and laugh (and of course, take a picture). Somebody has a sense of humor in… Read more »

At the new office…

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My new cube

It was very strange this morning after I dropped my mom off at her work in Rancho Cordova. Instead of doubling back to Folsom Blvd and following it all the way back down to the office at the corner of Watt and Folsom, I instead got on Highway 50 and headed for downtown. Yeah, the office moved downtown, very close… Read more »