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and now a car ghost haunts the highways

Tue, 11/18/2008 - 00:30 by Ananth in response to rest in pieces redux

This happened a couple of weeks ago, on the way home from an Art Fight. Jami dropped us off at Yuko's car, which was parked at a remote location ... Yuko was tired and isn't much of a night driver, so I offered to drive. We hopped onto the beltway and we were about 15 minutes away from my house when the engine started hesitating. The hesitation built into a rumbling, and then the engine groaned. We got off the beltway as the speedometer forcibly dropped from 30 to 20 to 5.

we know how to have a good time

Thu, 11/13/2008 - 00:33 by Ananth in response to exxxtreme furniture purchases

 I don't even know what I'm supposed to write about! Except that, sadly, they never got a coffee table ... there just wasn't enough room. Some day guys ... keep on living the dream. 

We went and looked at some coffee tables at Ikea, and all I can say is that I (we) love their furniture, and their coffee tables are no exception. Ikea makes me want to buy furniture I don't need ... 

God, I'm seriously running out of steam here. Someone help me out. 

Maybe I'm not as enthusiastic about coffee tables because I don't like coffee. Yeah ... 

this is a railroading

Tue, 11/11/2008 - 01:21 by Ananth in response to it actually is a very cute skirt

It really is a cute skirt. I didn't force Yuko to get it, but she said the only way she'd ever wear a skirt is if it was given to her. I think she meant it to be dismissive, but I took her at her word and now she is burdened with a black H & M skirt. She actually got another one recently - it's a nice rust color. That might make me Yuko's arch nemesis in her quest to look like a guy ... Love and war and all that, I suppose. 

voting is delicious

Thu, 11/06/2008 - 00:50 by Ananth in response to spreading the wealth around

 We are in the tank for free food. There is a clear bias here, and you should only expect skewed coverage. 

Anyway, this was our election day. We went and voted, and then we went out and got as much free food as we could possibly have without making ourselves sick. In the evening, Archer, Eve, Joe, Hayley and Mike stopped by to watch the election coverage with us. We got a Vermonster from Ben and Jerry's to follow up the free ice cream we got there earlier. 

Guys.

REAL BALLERS VOTE

Tue, 11/04/2008 - 00:15 by Ananth in response to an open letter to all registered US voters

At the risk of our own street cred, we're coming to you with a plea that you please, please please vote. I know it's not very cool or edgy and in fact it's very goody two-shoes, but that's okay. We're willing to risk our rep for your sake, and for the sake of America. 

Also, tomorrow Starbucks is giving away free cups of coffee and Ben & Jerry's is giving away free ice cream to people who have voted. So there you go - if you're a punk and you were thinking of skipping out, now you have some incentive to drop in at the polls. 

More often than not ...

Wed, 10/29/2008 - 23:39 by Ananth in response to abandonment

  ... this is how it happens. It's not really on purpose, but with 4 people on 4 different schedules, things can get a little tricky to coordinate. Conrad finds himself in this situation a couple of times a week on a pretty regular basis. I get the feeling that he's getting used to it, or at least learning to expect it. The joke's on him ... One day we'll drive away and never come back. 

Shanty-town dresser

Mon, 10/20/2008 - 23:12 by Ananth in response to rest in pieces
Yuko's old dresser was a good, solid piece of IKEA furniture, one of the more expensive ones. The problem was in the old drawer rail system IKEA used (they've since discontinued it) and The House that Yuko lived in while she was in Rochester. Spacklehouse is a story for another time, but in any event the place was a great deal for the rent the landlord charged, even though it was falling apart at the seams.
 
Unfortunately everything sagged, including the staircase steps and Yuko's bedroom floor.

 This is basically what happened at SPX a couple of weeks ago ... as you can see, we make great effort to keep up to date. I got sick for a week, Conrad got sick for a day or two, and Yuko got sick for under 6 hours, which I think might be a record for her longest time being sick (she has biologically superior genes). I'm still getting over the last of it. 

Puck Fair

Mon, 10/13/2008 - 23:59 by Ananth in response to Puck Fair

Yuko and I were in NYC for MoCCA this year, so that dates this comic by a few months. There's a building across from MoCCA with a sign that says PUCK FAIR, and if you are a smaller person and stand just so, it seems to say something else entirely. Certainly nothing appropriate. 

his parents must be so proud

Tue, 10/07/2008 - 15:02 by Ananth in response to his parents must be so proud

Yuko and I attended Conrad's graduation, and in keeping with the way Conrad does business, he made it pretty entertaining. Conrad stepped onto that stage to Walk and, as if he knew that he was at the center of attention up on the gigantic jumbotron hanging from the ceiling, gave a grinning double thumbs up to all five hundred people in the audience. Then he lit an imaginary cigarette, gave a long pull, and blew four years worth of college up at the gymnasium ceiling. All five hundred people laughed. 

Oh yeah, and that photo? 100% real: 

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