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Saturday, June 30, 2007


A La Carte TV

The FCC is considering forcing cable companies to offer a la carte packages. I support this. There is no free market in TV. Where I am, I have to either get Cablevision, or not get cable-I can't get satellite-I can't put a dish in my window under the lease for my apartment. I do not watch the all-Spanish channel, I do not watch the religion channels, and I do not see why I need to pay for what I don't use.
If cable were like phones, where the cable company had to lease its lines to competitors like the phone company has to, that would be one thing, but as it stands now, the cable company has a government-enforced monopoly under franchise regulations, so it is subject to more government intervention.

Thursday, June 21, 2007


Happy Birthday to Me!

I'm 23!

Monday, June 18, 2007


Six States in Four Days

The wedding was wonderful. I still can't believe my best friend from middle school has gotten married. It really makes me feel old.
I never knew Virginia was so rural. We had to drive up this long, winding mountain road, with no shoulder or guardrails, to get to the wedding (the Blue Ridge Parkway). People actually live in towns along it. And, it's considered a "primary" road!
Still, it was a great wedding. Congratulations Parker and Abbey Schwartz!

Thursday, June 14, 2007


I Can't Believe It

I'm going to a wedding tomorrow.
It's for my best friend since grade school.
I just can't believe how far we've all come. I really feel old.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Ah, the Joy of Sports!

So, some softball players in the neighboring county (Rockland) skipped a softball game to go to their senior prom. This was of course between them and their parents.
Ha, ha, of course not! They were denied their end-of-season awards, as though the games they did attend mean nothing.
However, even if they do deserve some kind of sanction for missing one softball game, what they did pales in comparison to the juvenile display by some "adults". I mean, people are saying they'll regret this for the rest of their lives. All I can say to that is, I sincerely hope the greatest regret in my life turns out to be something I did in high school! I never was a huge sports person-do they really have nothing better to do in their adult lives than moan about high school? Sad.
Well, back to the grown-up world!

Saturday, June 09, 2007



I never would have guessed how much more exhausting work would be than school. I spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, shoveling other people's crap. Then my friends and I, who have similar work or are unemployed, get drunk (well, they get drunk; I limit myself to 4 drinks) to forget how bad the week was. I really appreciate the weekends now. I'm glad I'm making money, because I'll need to buy a lot of toys for the weekend to compensate for the crappy week.

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