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Sunday, November 30, 2003
Drew advances to division III championship game

The Drew University men's soccer team defeated Wheaton (Mass.) 4-2 in penalty kicks yesterday after playing to a 1-1 tie through two overtime periods. The local newspaper has a fantastic photo gallery including this one with #16, my cousin Matt:

Watch those onions, kid!

Thursday, November 27, 2003
My commute just got a little easier

The state of New Jersey has finally finished construction on the intersection of Route 10 and Ridgedale Avenue in East Hanover. I've been sitting in construction traffic at this intersection for the past 8 months and I can honestly say that this was a worthwhile improvement project. However, a comment by New Jersey transportation commissioner Jack Lettiere perplexes me:
In Morris County alone, residents spend 14,000 hours annually in traffic.
Huh? Does that mean I sit in 38 hours of traffic per day? Or if you eliminate weekends, 53 hours per day?

Saturday, November 22, 2003
Car-crashin' overseas

Cars being crashed into storefronts is not an exclusively American occurrence. Check out this Malaysian driver who slammed her car into a goldsmiths shop in Penang.

Tuesday, November 18, 2003
Why are my cousins so athletically-inclined while my sister and I are total spazzes?

Best of luck to Chrissie and the rest of the GL soccer team as they face off against Indian Hills today in the state semi-finals. Go Marla!

Sunday, November 16, 2003
Drew soccer rolls into the elite eight

Yesterday, the Drew University men's soccer team defeated Virginia-Wesleyan 3-0 to advance to today's NCAA Division III regional final versus Stevens Tech.

Today, my cousin Matt scored one goal and was robbed of another as Drew won 2-0. Early in the second half, Matt had a great shot in what was then a scoreless game. The opposing goalie was down, so the only thing between Matt and the goal was a single Stevens defender who put up his hands to deflect the ball. Robbed! However, the defender was given a red card and Stevens played the remainder of the game one man down. About 15 minutes later, Matt headed in what would become the game-winning goal.

Michelle and Carl's new kittens

Michelle and Carl adopted two kittens named Jackson

and Jamie

Saturday, November 15, 2003
Reno 911 is *not* a reality show

People in Indiana must be extraordinarily gullible. Read the first question in this TV critic's mailbag for the Indianapolis Star. If you're not familiar with Reno 911, check out the website.

Car Crashes Into Jim's Restaurant

The 50-something-year-old woman who slammed her car into a San Antonio restaurant is remarkably younger than the typical accidental-gas-pedal-pusher. Normally, 90-year-olds are mixing up the pedals.

Thursday, November 13, 2003
Three years later, I'm still stupid

Shit! I missed commemorating the three-year mark. Won't someone remind me of our anniversary next November 7th?

Wednesday, November 12, 2003
The tyranny of Tivo

Check out this short but engaging San Diego Union-Tribune article about the newly discovered anxieties that many Tivo owners (myself included) are suffering. Digital video recorders like Tivo were supposed to simplify our lives; instead, the backlog of recorded shows has materialized itself as pure television overload.

Monday, November 10, 2003
Dog causes woman to crash car into building

People! Don't drive with your dog in your car! It might distract you! And while you're at it, don't drive when you're 90!

Sunday, November 09, 2003
Boy faces assault charges for giving a hickey

Be careful if you're ever in Richland Hills, Texas and you give someone a hickey. You could be looking at a Class C misdemeanor. And even though that love bite may only be temporary, it's going on your permanent record.

Tuesday, November 04, 2003
The old fake-roll-of-quarters ruse

How does a story about a woman bilking the local McDonald's out of two soft drinks and $7.63 make the local news? Oh's Oklahoma...nevermind.