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Sunday, October 31st, 2004

Tell me what you think: Is Soprano the most spoiled dog in the world or what?
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I didn’t fall off the face of the earth

Sunday, October 31st, 2004

I feel so out of touch lately. I have not written a blog entry in weeks yet so much is happening in my life and in the world that I could write volumes. But finding the time to actually sit down and gather my thoughts is the challenging part. Where should I start?

Ah yes, the new house and new neighborhood. Some days I feel like I am on vacation in an unfamiliar place and I cannot wait to get home; other days I feel like I moved far from Chicago because, even though I am still within city limits, life is a lot different out this way. And I don’t mean different in a bad way, either. Like any adjustment we may make during our lives, getting acclimated is going to take some time. But there are a few things present here that one might not see in other parts of Chicago. One is this crazy pet store just a few blocks from our new house. I will not mention the name for fear that it may generate business for the establishment, and I sure don’t want that. When I first passed the place, all I noticed was that it offers pet grooming and boarding. “I should keep that place in mind,” I thought. Then a few days later I was visiting the business right next door and decided to investigate this pet store further. Imagine my disgust and disapproval when I saw the signs reading “We Sell Puppies For Less” and “Puppies For Sale – Layaway Available”. Layaway?! For a freakin’ dog???? Ok, if you have to pay for a puppy according to a layaway plan then you have no business owning a dog. The people who would choose that option are the same people who are too ignorant to realize that there are thousands of dogs in animal shelters waiting to be adopted and that it would take only one payment of about $35 to bring one of those dogs home.
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The End of an Era

Thursday, October 28th, 2004
Dear Cubs fans, Since I put on a Cubs uniform in 1974, I've seen lots of Cub's history. There has been heartache and joy, agony and ecstasy, not to mention, 21 managers and 10 general managers. Through all of these ... [Continue reading this entry]


Thursday, October 28th, 2004
He'd hit a lead off homer in the top of the 1st, that's what Johnny Damon would do! Congrats to the 2004 Boston Red Sox for "reversing the curse" and on their title as World Series Champions. Here's hoping they reversed the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Fun with Numbers

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004
This is an interesting color blindness test. I did well! Check it out!

Holy Game 7!

Wednesday, October 20th, 2004
Go Red Sox Go!

The Chokin’ Crew Shuffle

Monday, October 18th, 2004
Even though I am a Cubs fan, this is too funny not to share (and I agree with some of it, specifically, the stuff about Sammy and LaToya, I mean, LaTroy). I received this via email this morning from ... [Continue reading this entry]

Excellent fares from Chicago

Thursday, October 14th, 2004
Since our vacation to Maine and New Hampshire was canceled, I am itching to go somewhere - soon! These awesome low Fall fares from American Airlines aren't helping my situation any. It's becoming increasingly difficult to convince ... [Continue reading this entry]

Why I love sports

Tuesday, October 12th, 2004
Respect. Camaraderie. Sportsmanship. All three were exhibited Sunday night after the St. Louis Cardinals eliminated the Los Angeles Dodgers from this year’s baseball playoffs. After a brief celebration by the Cardinals, both teams met on the field to ... [Continue reading this entry]

Columbus Day

Monday, October 11th, 2004
Happy Columbus Day. To most Chicagoans, it only means a three-day holiday weekend. Even though there has always been controversy regarding whether Christopher Columbus REALLY did discover America, we Italian-Americans take the time on this day to celebrate ... [Continue reading this entry]