Jazz, Books, Macs, Food, and Life Outside the Academy
Blogging from Cleveland Park, DC
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April 12, 2004
A Frolic of My Own has moved! Blogger has been good to me, but it's time to leave the nest. Please update your bookmarks and follow me to the new domain:
It's faster and just all around better at the new place.
Note (1/3/05):I used to be at www.frolicofmyown.com, but a sleazy domain mining site stole that location from me.
posted by Todd at 9:25 PM |
April 11, 2004
Over the last seven years, I've made the drive between Washington and Charlottesville on Rt. 29 more than fifty times. Friday, though, as I left D.C. for Easter weekend, I felt that I had made a wrong turn. Nothing looked familiar. The highway never had that grade before. The landmarks were missing. New houses, which looked like they'd been standing for several decades, had been built along the road in the last two weeks. Then I realized that I had never before joined the holiday traffic leaving Washington, and it was my first time to drive down Rt. 29 at five miles an hour.
posted by Todd at 10:33 PM |
I've been working on the backend of the blog, and I just wanted to post a test to see if everything is still working.
posted by Todd at 6:58 PM |
April 08, 2004
America defeated the fasicists in the second World War and brought back their aesthetic as a trophy.
posted by Todd at 6:20 PM |
Either it's hard to report the news these days with a straight face, or snark has invaded the CNN newsroom:
National security adviser Condoleezza Rice told the 9/11 commission today that an August 6, 2001, intelligence memo to President Bush suggested Osama bin Laden was determined to attack inside the United States. Still, Rice said she believed the memo, called "Bin Laden determined to attack inside the United States," focused on history and "was not a warning."
posted by Todd at 6:06 PM |
Do you think NPR is being a little too impartial when they refer to John Kerry as "the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee?"
posted by Todd at 7:16 AM |
April 07, 2004
Happy birthday Frolic of My Own! One year ago today I wrote my first post. If I'd known what I was getting myself into, I might have never started blogging. Then again, this year has been full of surprises on all fronts. I failed twice to find a job, earned a Ph.D., became a receptionist, and turned thirty. Next year should bring even more upheaval, with a move slated for June and a third round of trying to find a career.
Changes will be happening on Frolic as well. Once I get the template converted to a new blogging engine, Frolic will occupy it's own domain. The new site will feature fast load times, reliable comments, and a working RSS feed. With any luck, it should be up this weekend.
posted by Todd at 8:40 PM |
April 06, 2004
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April 05, 2004
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April 04, 2004
Tourists had taken all the parking spots, so we could only see the blossoms as we crawled through the traffic on Independence Avenue. Instead of admiring the cherry trees up close, we called some friends who live on Capitol Hill and invited them out for a pitcher of margaritas.
posted by Todd at 10:36 PM |
April 01, 2004
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