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Touristing And Loving It

Things I’ve done in the UK so far: 1) Did a bus tour of London, on one of those double-decker buses with no roof on the second level. My expectations were low, but I loved this. The tour filled my … Continue reading

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What should I see in London and Paris?

I’m going on a pleasure trip to London and Paris with my mom. We’ll be spending about five days in each city. (Yes, you’re right, I AM lucky!) Anyone been? What do you recommend we see? Any restaurants we should … Continue reading

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My Mom Is So Cool

Just sayin’.

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I’ll be in Salt Lake City tonight and tomorrow

I’ll be in Salt Lake City for the Utah Humanities Book Festival tonight (Friday) and tomorrow. If you’re an “Alas” reader who’d like to have dinner with me tonight or breakfast on Saturday, please get in touch (via barry dot … Continue reading

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A post to show contractors the repair work I need to have done.

This is exactly what it sounds like – a post so I can easily show contractors photos of some repair work I need done. So my usual readers should feel free to completely ignore this post. Or, you know, use … Continue reading

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Thievery update: Someone stole my bike

Cut through the security chain and stole it from my yard. Oh, well. It was a nice bike, but I guess the next one will be nice too. Got to find a place to keep it indoors, I guess. 2013 … Continue reading

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How I Foiled A Criminal In The Very Midst Of His Dastardly Crime!

Well, not so much “foiled” as “politely greeted.” I got home at about 11:50pm tonight; as I was walking in our front door, I ran into a man I didn’t know walking out that same door, wheeling a bike. This … Continue reading

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I have a question for y’all.

But first, some context. 1. Dropped silverware in our plastic-tubbed dishwasher leads to a heating coil being out of place, which in turn leads to a huge hole in the bottom of the tub, which leads us to buy a … Continue reading

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Someone breaks into my house while I watch TV

So last night, my friends Bean and Dan were over, watching TV with myself and the girls (Sydney and Maddox) when Roy, one of the neighbors from the 4-apartment unit next door, came up to a TV room window and … Continue reading

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Over a decade!

Hey, I just noticed that I’ve been blogging on “Alas” for over a decade now. Damn!

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