Yep, another week without a meaningful update. Thanks to everyone who contributed how their last week was; I really like hearing about the people who come here to visit. To reciprocate, here’s how my weekend went:

This was my “golden weekend,” which means that I didn’t have any reason to be in the hospital from Friday afternoon through this morning. As luck would have it, it coincided with the wedding of one of Shannon’s best friends down on the Jersey shore, so off we went. (And if anyone tells you that racial profiling has gone the way of the dodo bird, I beg to differ; the only trunk that I didn’t see searched while going into the Lincoln Tunnel Friday evening was ours, belonging to the two white kids in the Mazda sedan.)

Friday night and Saturday morning was spent at Shannon’s house in South Jersey, Saturday afternoon and night were spent with a group of her best friends in a hotel suite at the shore, and Sunday was spent literally on the beach, watching a beautiful wedding. I got to see where Shannon grew up, I finally met a big group of her best friends, and I left the city for the first time since the World Trade Center attacks.

I have always felt that the only thing nicer than getting out of New York City is returning to New York City. Don’t get me wrong — the weekend was fantastic, and going on my first (mini-)vacation with Shannon went better than either of us could have ever expected. But home is home, and even in the wake of all that’s happened — and is happening — here, it’s really nice to be back.

usYachtClub: Shannon and I at the Ocean City Yacht Club, October 14, 2001.

(As always, please feel free to tell us how your week went!)


Ooooh, a face to the name of Jason Levine! This is scary… all the webloggers are coming out of the closet.

Update more, man (I’m just glad to see you are happy)!

• Posted by: neale on Oct 16, 2001, 4:38 AM

This week I reached the 75% point on a book manuscript (ADO and ADO.NET Programming, if you must know). This is significant because (1) it means another advance check is on its way and (2) I only have four chapters left to write for the damned thing. Some day I might explain why 23 out of 27 chapter adds up to 75% in the book business. Other than that…I don’t remember what I did over the last week. I guess maybe I’d best go read my journal and figure that out.

• Posted by: Mike Gunderloy on Oct 16, 2001, 9:08 AM

What a lovely picture of you and Shannon.

I went to work all week (newspaper); so did my wife (social service agency). My first-grader daughter Zoe kept on showing us how she is mastering the miracle of reading. (She also loves computers: I bought a Spy Fox cd-rom game for her on sale but am hiding it for the right time.) My almost four-year-old son Nick showed us mastery of the technique of temper tantrums. But we also had good times. (This pic I’m linking to is a few months old; the kids are bigger now.)

Be well.

• Posted by: Jim Higgins on Oct 16, 2001, 10:34 AM

• Posted by: Chuck Taggart on Oct 16, 2001, 8:32 PM

• Posted by: Chuck Taggart on Oct 16, 2001, 8:32 PM

My my my … that’s one good-lookin’ couple! Tell Shannon her outfit in that picture is fabulous. Oh, and yer not lookin’ too bad yerself, there. :-)

(Sorry for the two empty fields above … after clicking to post my browser kept telling me “Socket not connected, try again”; after I tried again twice I thought to check, and it had posted the damned thing three times. D’oh!)

It’s been a heck of a week — insanely busy at work, with an inordinate amount of stress, but everything’s worked out well (I don’t talk about the day job much, for good reason). The great news
is that the KCSN pledge drive went fantastically well, despite being hampered by the Current Situation (people watching CNN instead of listening to the radio, not to mention tending to be a little tapped out for giving to nonprofits). We still managed to take in over $50,000 (which thrills us no end), 20% of which is going right to the Red Cross.

This week is shaping up pretty well too, musically at least — The Old 97s last night, The Waterboys tomorrow night, and a Richard Thompson solo show at the Getty Museum on Friday, in which he’ll be performing “One Thousand Years of Popular Music”. I can’t wait for that, which’ll include a pre-concert picnic dinner of Armenian deli meat and sausage sandwiches, pickled turnips and a monumentally stinky garlic-lard sauce strong enough curl your eyebrows.

Oh … and Wes and I spent the entire day last Sunday driving around neighborhoods in Silverlake looking for a place to live. Cohabitation, here we come!

Have fun, y’all.

• Posted by: Chuck Taggart on Oct 16, 2001, 8:32 PM

Awww! You two make such a cute couple!

My week is going well - swam underwater for the first time in my life! :-) And my daughter is talking more and more and understanding a lot more than we think she is!

• Posted by: Jennifer on Oct 17, 2001, 8:19 PM

Oh, how sweet! I had only been reading your site on my handheld, so I didn’t see the picture ‘til now. (Note to QDN readers: They are even cuter in person.)

• Posted by: Anil Dash on Oct 20, 2001, 1:39 AM
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