for Peeps of all Persuasions

Real Estate, Boatbuilding, Business, and Politics ....
Interspersed with Truth, Justice, and Insight into the Meaning of Life .....
for Nanepashemet Peeps of all Persuasions.



Monday, October 31, 2011

Find Your Lot in Life

I've been thinking about something deep and moving to blog about but nothing is stirring things up.  Although I did see an episode of NH Chronicle about some guy whose passion in life is fixing old fountain pens.  He said he is doing what he loves and people from all over send him fountain pens to make operable again.  He looked truly happy but I found myself feeling lucky that fixing fountain pens was not the thing on earth that I loved doing.
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http://www.nanepashemetboats.blogspot.com/
We've all heard the credo... Do what you love and the money will follow.  And there are plenty of examples of wealthy people who apparently are doing what they love.  But there does seem to be some sizable loopholes.
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As in...... how long does it take for the money to catch up with you while you are engrossed  in working at what makes you so happy.  I've made no bones about the fact that  I'd be thrilled to go through life buildng finely detailed cedar stripped wooden boats.  
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There is absolutely no doubt that these boats, which turn so many heads when I row through Marblehead Harbor, could reach a willing market.  But it would take a huge investment in marketing and production techniques to get these boats built at a price that the public would find desirable to purchase.  My one off boats that I have made would be wildly prohibitive in price because of the manhours involved.
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Unless I found an Angel who wanted to fund the venture at a loss for five years or so, there could be no real Nanepashemet Boat Company.  And you don't find these Angels hanging out at the Gerry Bar.  So while my love would be boatbuilding, my life for five years or so would be finding  investors, then keeping them happy.... a far cry from planing and sanding cedar hull planks.
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I guess I'm not willing to make the sacrifice to truly do what I love.
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Sometimes, though, what you love is right there in front of you and you don't even see it.
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I really love negotiating business deals, and Nanepashemet Telecom Site Acquisition  lets me do two or three lease agreements per month.  I love to build stuff from the ground up, and even though it is cold steel, Nanepashemet Telecom General Contracting gives me plenty of satisfaction in that regard.  I love being on the cutting edge of technology, and wireless is where it's at.
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So maybe I'm already doing what I love.  And the money has been following along as needed all along.  Although if a deep pockets Angel who wants to fund a startup classic boatbuilding buiness is reading this... please give me a call.

Wasted Water Season

The WhaleEye is coming out of the water this week.  Ryan Marine will be pulling it and I have to get out and clean out anything that shouldn't be left on it before it is shrink wrapped for the winter.  Like boat beers and that bottle of Lagavulin that Bobby Brown so thoughtfully brought on our last "fishing" trip.
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I didn't run into any bluefish blitzes this year, and never got the lobster traps out.  The one time we made it to Stellwagen, even the whales failed to show.   I never spent the time to revarnish the Herreshoff Columbia Tender, and that remained on the trailer in the driveway.   It was the most unproductive boating season ever.
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We got in a couple of cruises in that ended happily at the Boston Yacht Club bar,  however.  So my bar tab would indicate that the season isn't a total bust at least.
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With the work at the Sundance house and other priorities, we never got our act together on the water.  Significant amounts of fish and lobsters got a stay of execution. 
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We'll be ready for them next year.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Goober Holes and Cooties

We rented out our condo in North Conway for the ski season.  What with the FreshAyer countdown, Nanepashemet Telecom and some other stuff, we knew we wouldn't be up there too often in the next five months, and we also had some of our favorite Peeps who were looking for a place to rent and not stay in hotels all season.  Seemed like a win-win.
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I don't mind renting it to frends, because you know they don't have cooties.... or at least their cooties don't gross you out.... and vice versa.
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So Joanne and I went up there over the last few days and cleaned out all of the closets and goober holes that accumulate useless crap over  a dozen years or so.  Since we are always in a recreational mode when we go up there, we have never really spent time organizing, cleaning and throwing stuff out.  Stuff like broken computers, clothes that we never wear, and TV sets that sit in a corner out of the way for a couple of years while we come and go.
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We didn't even go out to eat.  Bought a couple of $5 Foot Long Italian Subs from Subway and powered through.
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I always like the way that condo looks, but by the time we left it was freaking spiffy.  Home to Marblehead in plenty of time to watch the Pats.

Airam Newor said...

No worries for the MoaM and his Madame. The Cootie-Catchers(C-C)are in control and will corner and contain all contaminants. C-C cautions don't fill holes with goobers.

Pisc said...
Sounds like someone needs a refresher in his Project Management Institute principles.







Snow Watch

So the storm wasn't a dud.  We even lost power for a couple of hours last night.  But the temps are above freezing and this will melt fairly fast.  I wouldn't get too ambitious with a shovel because this won't freeze and stay.
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Course if Joanne wants to shovel, I won't get in her way.
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By 4:15 when the Pats play the Steelers, this one will be in the books.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Gearing up for Spring

I'm betting that this October snowstorm is going to be a dud.
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All of the meteorologists are saying it could be a record breaking 10 inches or so.  That always puts the whammy on a storm.... when the weathermen get all hyped up about it.
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I figured that I had the month of November at the very least to fix my snowblower, having broken the shear pins last year, and then ordering two sets on Amazon that didn't fit.  There has to be one dealer around here who has the right freaking shear pin size!
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Course... a shovel and a little manual labor should do the trick in this non-event.  I can't imagine that this stuff will accumulate and stick to the ground this early in the year.  Which is a reason to believe that this might be the real thing.
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Actually, I could care less whether we get hit or not.   I have four wheel drive, winter boots and my ski jacket close by.  And Joanne still can wield a mean snow shovel.
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Whatever happens.... spring is right around the corner.  Happy Halloween.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Eight Inches

We have some work to do in New Hampshire this weekend and it looks like we'll run into 8" of snow that is predicted.  An October snowstorm.  Earthquakes, Tornadoes and an October snowstorm.  Looks like those freaking Mayans might have been on to something.
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It won't impede our progress, but it definitely feels weird.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Another Down Day

Still no big national new events today.  Something screwed up has to happen soon to break through this news drought.  Channel 5 has a story about Roslindale High going Number 1 in the state on some academic competition.  And some punks spraypainted some swastikas in Concord, NH.  At least there is a chance of snow in the weather report.
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Brendt D'Orio said that he checks out Boston Barstool Sports and the Nanepashemet Blog every morning. That explains why Brendt is so well versed.  I generally don't look at Barstool, because of the strong sexual content.   At my age, you can't afford to get too excited every morning.  That can get even more aggravating than watching George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America.
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Once again, I've offered up a post utterly devoid of substantive content. 
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I could write about whether Michael Jackson's Doctor should do some time for putting the King of Pop out with heavy anesthesia every night to cure his insomnia.  But nobody really gives a shit about that.  The King's time had come and gone, and he was way too weird.
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I could offer a rant about the Occupy Wall Street losers who are protesting their lack of jobs and wealth.  Who would hire these knee jerk misfits anyway?  I could care less where they pitch their pup tents.
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I could discuss the First Lady, Michelle Obama's propensity for expensive vacations on the public doll to give her daughters a break from life in the White House.  And how she brought her mother to Africa because she had never been there before.   And how she doesn't want her kids to watch the Kardashian's which the Kardashian's immediately seized upon for whatever marketing  and self promoion that it was worth.
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But things are so dull that even the crass, inappropriateness of our Nation's First Lady doensn't get a rise here.
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There's the story of Bernie Madoff and his "out to lunch" wife trying to commit suicide by downing a handful of pills, then waking up in the morning anyway.  They must have had strong stomach linings to go along with their utter lack of conscience.
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Just nothing out there  is inspiring/annoying enough to get a close inspection on the Nanepashemet Blog today.  Maybe you should check out Boston Barstool Sports and see if anything better is going on there.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Social Networking

I've been on Twitter for a couple of weeks now.... and I'm just not getting it.  I've been following some celebs like Serena Williams, Paris Hilton and OchoCinco, but their one sentence diatribes don't do anything for me.   And about 50 are following my tweets... why?.... I have no idea.
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For that matter, Facebook seems to be losing its cache as well.  It was fun for a while when I was aggravating Liberals and Bible toters, but then the Liberals wouldn't take the bait anymore and the Bible toters got really pissed. 
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I did touch base with a couple of old friends, which was worthwhile... but it seems that anybody who I was to uncover has been exposed.
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I have about 200 "Friends" on Facebook and look in amazement with all those who have 1000 or more.   I don't know 1000 people period.... friends, enemies or whatnot.    I've only "defriended" a few people.  One guy I really like, but I couldn't stand to read about him constantly in post after post everyday.  Another guy was an asshole from the old neighborhood who I never liked 40 years ago and didn't want to pretend to like today.
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LinkedIn is a different story.  That's more business oriented and I never deter from business etiquette.  I have about 500 Linkedin contacts, many of which I would walk right by on the street and not recognize, but the contacts are for business development.
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I still really enjoy posting in this Blog.  It's a very selfish enterprize that I undertake solely for my own enjoyment and psychological grounding.   If I wasn't doing this electronically, I'd be writing in journals like the old days when I started in college after taking a course on Emerson and Thoreau.  The fact that thousands of  you hapless Peeps follow my every word is an interesting byproduct that I never imagined when I initially entered this medium.
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It would only be fair if you mailed me a check once in awhile.

Slow News Day

It's a slow news day..... the big story on the always irritating and sometimes offensive Good Morning America Show is Chaz being kicked off of Dancing with the Stars.
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There is the obligatory Michael Jackson wrongful death coverage too.
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I guess you can't depend on an international terrorist being killed and mutilated every day.
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Maybe I shouldn't be too critical.  I know that many of you look to the Nanepashemet Blog each day for precious guidance of what to think and how to live your lives.
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Sometimes I feel sorry about that.  But it's hard to conjure up inspirational and relevant shit on a consistent basis, and I refuse to write an entry when I have nothing to write about.... like this post for example.
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I do have a controversial, interesting, yet disgusting topic to review, but will have to do it later.  It's time to make it rain at Nanepashemet Telecom.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Jettison Jane

Senator Scott Brown called for the removal of Jane Lubchenko as administrator of NOAA recently.
http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x2117290926/Brown-NOAA-chief-must-go
I have to agree with the level headed Senator.
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Jane is in lock step with the Al Gore theory of environmentalism... which is make it up as you go.  Her idea of helping the fishing industry is to foot the $7.5M bill of having regulators sit in on fishing trips.
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I'm not against government regulation.  I'm against insincere, agenda minded moonbats implementing the regs.  Brown is in concert with Congressman Tierney and Frank who also get it when it comes to supporting fair fishing industry regulation.
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Jane must go.  But it will take the removal of Obama to make it so. 
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If it was up to me, I'd appoint the NorthShore Waterman, Dougie Maxfield, to the post.  It's time for a Gloucesterman who has a stake in a healthy balanced fishery to call the shots.

Tuna Lips said...

Why, Ise did not realize that the jail house matron of my yuthe, Mrs. Hortense Grottlesnatch, has a chillun' done gone into the fishery business. Fishy stench probably don't trouble her so much, livin' like them Grottlesnatch done, down in the Beef Curtain district of town.

dougmaxfield said...

Interesting timing for her announcement regarding the observer bill. I fear that when she is 'released' the damage will be done. Expecting the new stock surveys soon with rumors of another 50% cut in allocations. No doubt the fishermen will be blamed for this tragic state of our inshore stocks. I would immediately decline the position to head NOAA, I would have no more business there than the recent head of the Environmental Defense Fund who is currently dumping on fifteen years of sacrifice and well planned conservative measures.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

the Next Hundred Days

So we're into the last 100 days of a sojourn that seemed mountainous when it first started.   For well over two years, we have been making the biweekly trek to FreshAyer, and it seems surreal that the finish line is finally in sight.
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Ironically, some of the self righteous coffin nailers of two years ago are in their own rough patches these days.  Maybe the "Big Boy Time Outs" that they advocated will be something that they will be treating themselves to in some way, shape or manner.    Good ole Law of Karma never seems to let up.  After the next hundred days, I wonder who will have the better outlook?
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"Well, the thing about time is that time isn't really real,
It's just your point of view,
How does it feel for you?
Einstein said he could never understand it all." - sang James Taylor.
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The laws of Physics have been taking a beating lately with particles that apparently can move faster than the speed of light.  The whole concept of time gets turned upside down, when you can move faster that you can see an object.  It means that you can experience something before it "appears" or "happens".  Even the longest, most painful ordeals, sometimes seem like they never happened with they are over.
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For most people, the next hundred days will cruise along with a regular cadence.  Others, who are dreading their coming karmic ordeals will see it fly by.   But for us, I think it will still feel like a long time.
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But then it will be over.

Jim L. said...

Best wishes for a happy new year.



Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fox Network Pitch

Amanda Johnson is in from California with her signicant other Tomas, who is a network executive at Fox.  Her brother, POTY Jeremy is also here with wife, Julie.
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Joanne and I will be bringing the grandkids by to see them later today.
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I was thinking of combining business with pleasure when I meet Tomas, because it will be a great time to pitch a new Fox mini series, detailing the adventures of a certain Mountain of a Man and his sidekick, Buck.
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George Clooney would be great casting for the MOAM, and Brad Pitt could probably play an acceptable Buck.  I really don't care about the story line as long as it contains a decent amount of gratuitous sex scenes.
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Generally the plot will center around two wicked good looking Marblehead guys who build their respective small businesses into industrial powerhouses, yet never forget all of the insignificant little people that they step on in their quest for wealth and power.   There will be a lot of "women want them, fish fear them" subplots, but they never stray from their trophy wives, Roanne and Vail.
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Through it all, a vast right wing conspiracy known as the Nanepashemet Peep Society, pulls all of the strings in leading the world to a new enduring state of justice and enlightenment.
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It's basically a reality series and should be an easy sell to Tomas.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Racist and Disgusting

I like Chris Rock, the comedian.
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He grew up in Brooklyn's notoriously tough Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, and his humor has a strong profane edge.
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But what I really like about him is that his comedy is brutally honest and not politically correct.
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He decries people who call themselves liberal or conservative and says that every situation should be looked at on its own merits.  Highly refreshing.
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I've been thinking of Rock because it would be interesting to hear his commentary regarding the racist comments emanating from liberals regarding the Black Republican candidate, Herman Cain.
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It could be argued that Cain, an Atlanta resident who matriculated at Morehouse College, has a much more genuine Black heritage than Obama, who was brought up in Indonesia and Hawaii by his white mother and white grandmother. 
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Why do these liberal commentators insist on putting up terms like "minstrel" or "plantation" when they write about Cain?  It is racist and disgusting to conjure up these images just because you don't agree with the message that Cain is speaking.

No Doze

I got stuck down in New Haven County late this afternoon with a three hour drive ahead of me back to Marblehead.  By the time I got up to Charlton on the Mass Pike, It was five o'clock, I was feeling drowsy, and I knew that the trip to cut through Boston would be a traffic Bitch.
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So I broke down at the Charlton Rest Stop and bought a bottle of that 5 Hour Energy  drink.
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I had heard that it wasn't as bad for you as Red Bull.
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My feeling on all of these energy drink stimulants is that they can't be more unhealthy for you than dozing and driving off of the highway.
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Actually, the 5 Hour stuff just seemed to keep me normally alert.... no shakes or anything.  We'll see how I sleep tonight.

 
Jim L. said...
Having tried this foul tasting swill once before, I checked out the label and it is the equivalent of 1 cup of coffee. I'll stick with the joe.



Libyan Lesson

I was thinking about that Dictator post and wondering why those guys like Gaddafi always seem to come to naught.
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Then it dawned on me that everybody has to have both supporters and detractors, because people see things differently and have experiences that cause them to see different conclusions from the same "reality".
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It may surprize you to know, but even a Mountain of a Man like myself has those who don't like him.
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Granted, these people are generally twisted, moronic types who don't have a clue, but nonetheless .... they legitimately view me as an enemy.
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If I were a dictator, I would most certainly repress these evil low lifes.  And in turn, those misguided friends of the morons would form an underlying opposition to my enlighteded regime, which would culminate in one or more of them tracking me down like a Bengal Tiger in Ohio on some ill-fated future date.
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So that's undoubtably how my dictatorship would end as well.
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Our system of shared power and checks and balances diffuses the repressions that utimately topple dictatorships.  I won't be traveling to Libya soon.,

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dictator Down

Now that Gadhafi has bought the bullet, the only bad boy left out there is the North Korean Dictator, Kim Jong-il.  And Kim desperately wants to play nice.... talking about his desire to remove nukes from the Korean penninsula and stuff.
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Why would anybody want to be a dictator anyway?  It always seems to go bad for them in the end. 
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Has there ever been a case wherea guy gets tons of power like Gadhafi had ,but ended up where everybody loved him. and mourned his passing?  Can't think of anyone.

Jim L. said...

Napoleon?

Pisc said...

Rasputin?





Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Clear Difference

I got my iPhone and also got one for Joanne.  They were cheap and I found out that we had been overpaying on our cell phone plan, so the increased cost of the new phones will be paid for in the better plan savings.
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  Sprint once sent me a bill of $32,000.00 for a $320.00 phone bill, so I don't have a lot of faith in their accounting.  When I called the customer service lady, she apologized for the mistake and said not to worry, they would send me a corrected one.   Now I find out that I was grossly overcharged at the $320 rate.
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Whatever.
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The iPhone is the balls though.  It is intuitive and the quality of the sound is so good, that there's probably a good chance that I will understand over 50% of my next conversation with Bobby Brown.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ups and Downs

Lots of ups and downs yesterday.
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In the morning, I had to explain to Sarah Crawford that, even though I had designed a costume especially for the occasion, Joanne and I couldn't attend the G-Party that had been scheduled for this Halloween season.  The Crawford's Halloween Party is always the social kickoff of the holidays, and I hate to miss it, but we have to take care of some business that weekend.
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I was afraid that Sarah would be pissed.  Wouldn't you be mighty Miffed  if the MOAM pulled out of your Shindig???? But she seemed to take it without any rants or obscenities.
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So that was a down, then an up.
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Then Joanne and I went over to Home Depot to get a sprinkler, soaker hose and some grass seed for the backyard turf project.  I raked a truck load of leaves and debris out of the backyard, then moved the 2 cubic yards of loam out of the driveway and onto strategic piles in the backyard.  That took three backbraking hours, and I was really exhausted.
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But the yard looks in great shape, so that was a down, then an up.
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Then Harvey and Lisa Panakio Rowe came over with the lovely Maria Rowen to watch the Pats game.  The Patriots were down by three with a minute to go and it was looking bleak, then Tom Brady showed why he is the best player of the generation when he marched down the field and threw a TD pass with seven seconds left. 
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Mike and Kate were at Gillette with their significant others, Pam Georgia and Brady Boyle,  to watch the game and they must have been as pumped as we were.
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The dinner was the balls, but the game was stressful until the Pats pulled it off.  So that was a down, then an up.  Plus Harvey won his fantasy football matchup, so everybody left happy.
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Then I watched Boardwalk Empire and fell asleep.
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What do you want???? A freaking exciting Blog post every time?

Maria Rowen said...

Dinner was delightful. Conversation was insightful. Halloween decor was frightful...This blog is darn exciteful…!



Sunday, October 16, 2011

Indonesian Understanding


http://nanepashemet.spreadshirt.com/

Orders are picking up at the Nanepashemet Blogging Apparel Store.
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Which is a bit of a concern because I'm expecting a surge when the Holiday Gift Season hits next month or soon.   The Indonesian sweat shop that manufactures these fine items has been moving along at a brisk pace, but I need them to step up the production if we are to meet the increasing sales demand.
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So late last night, I put in the call to Jakarta and had a nice conversation with the manager there, even though  he has a a halting command of the English language.  Seems he put me on Speaker and started yelling... "It NESTA,  It NESTA" to some people in the background.
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When I told him that we had to increase the pace of production, he started yelling "NESTA want MORE.. NESTA want MORE."
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Immediately the crowd in the background started chanting something in Indonesian...
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http://nanepashemet.spreadshirt.com/

"Persetan Anda sialan bercinta, "
"Persetan Anda sialan bercinta, "
"Persetan Anda sialan bercinta. "
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I have no freaking idea what that means, but the manager said it was Indonesian for "We will comply Master J."   When I get a chance I'll confirm this translation at Google Translate. 
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So I think we should be in good shape filling all of the orders in the weeks ahead.
Airam Newor said...
Hanes in Honduras, L.L.Bean in Bangladesh and Nike and Nanepashement in Indo Nesia.
So Ho Ho Holidays in Santa's little sweatshops!


Who gives a 'Persetan Anda sialan bercinta' about labor laws. We need our sweatshirts now!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

POTW Week 41 of 2011

Getting ready to lay that sod in the backyard this morning.  With my fragile physical state, it could be a fairly painful process, but I'm not complaining.... that's not in the MOAM playbook.

ANNOUNCING....
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 41st Week of 2011

Doug Maxfield
Jim Lundgren
Linda Wallace
Mike Lane
Matt Lyons
Lynda Murray

Time to lace up the workboots.

Friday, October 14, 2011

This is My Turf

Today was the first day that I got back to working out on the Cybex since I sprained my ankle and knee on an ill fated Columbus Day Jog/Walk/DragMyFatAss that ended with Dave Bruett giving me a ride home.  But that's a different story.
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After the workout today, I walked outside to cool down and noticed that the developer across the street had half a pallet of turf rolls, and it seemed like he was done with the landscaper.  So I wandered over and asked him if I could have the leftover pallet... but found out that he had already given it to the Town Park Dept.
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A lesser man would have dropped the topic then and there.
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But we are talking about a Mountain of a Man here.
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I called Mike Lane, over at Park and Recreation and left a voicemail asking if he was going to use the pallet today, and would he consider giving it to me.
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About 15 minutes later, Mike called back... had already called the developer and said that he was giving the pallet to me.
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That's called Mountain of a Man Political Clout and you can't get it overnight.
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Anyway.... I went to the Swampscott Landscapers place on Danvers Road and ordered 2 cubic yards of loam, then bought a tamp and some grass seed at Home Depot.
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About 100 sf of the back yard with will be looking nice and grassed by about 11:00 AM tomorrow morning.

dougmaxfield said...

To hell with the town park dept., right? always jumping on free shit while good, honest god-fearing Americans are planting grass seed. Well done, good sir. Well done.

Oh Yeah?  Seed THIS, Waterman.

Cain Seems Able

I was riding around in the F150 this  afternoon doing some errands and listening to talk radio when Herman Cain was interviewed talking about his 9-9-9 tax plan.  
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Naturally this is being scrubbed very closely since Cain is getting leadership numbers in the Republican polls for President.  I don't know enough about the details of the plan to be critical at this time, but he was taking hits from the interviewer that the plan would raise taxes.
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His response was crisp and direct.
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With Bachmann and Perry making gaffes and losing momentum, and with Romney competent but, frankly, boring.... this guy could be on the rise.
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What impresses me is that he actually has a plan and is willing to speak plainly about it.   I'm going to start listening and learn more.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Peep Status Reiterated

I just started a Nanepashemet Peep page on Facebook.
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If you want to be listed as a Nanepashemet Peep, you'll have to friend me, then say something.
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As amazing as it may seem, many of you have have continued to ask what constitutes being a Nanepashemet Peep. It's a hard question to answer... worthy of a mind of the calibre of a Sartre, Kieerkergard, or other freaking wicked smart deep thinker. All are called, a few will answer, the rest dodged the bullet.

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Plainly stated... to be a Nanepashemet Peep.... you can't be dead, you can't be an animal, and you have to be either annoying or inspirational.
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And you can never ask which category you have fallen into.
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That's it. So enjoy your Honor/Disgrace.

Frugal v Bernie and Phyl

In a continuing effort to find peace in the morning, I've run into another perpetrator who is actually more annoying that Bernie and Phyl.
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Kathleen "Fannie" Doxer runs Frugal Fannies, and her ubiquitous morning ads are slightly less worse than a slow drag of fingernails diagonally across a chaulkboard.
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I'm all in favor of selling your stuff, but the display of ego by these retailers is really stomach retching.

Jim L. said...

I dunno, those stockings of hers give me a special feeling every morning as I'm having my cereal. Then I take my shower.

Tuna lips said...
Ise too get that stirrin' in my loins like in had a squirrel race goin' on in my trousers. short of a fishnet, them knickers works just fine







Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Amazing Corn Maze Idiots


This is undoubtably the dumbest thing that I've heard in years.
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How much do you want to bet that these Yahoos who called the police to help them find their way out of a freaking cornfield are Democrats?
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It takes a Village.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sign of the Times

I'm thinking about putting one of these cool historical signs on my house.  They look nice on the homes in Old Town, Marblehead.
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Trouble is, our house is a split level, circa 1960.
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So I'll have to modify the sign somewhat....  starting with the fish.
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I won't be going with the Golden Cod.  Our sign will have this cool Bluefish that I bought on Amazon.
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And I think I'll use a Celtic Font for the lettering, just to tamper a little bit with the old Yankee letters that are on most of the signs.
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On the whole, the sign will be a contemporary rendition, and hopefully will piss off some of the Townies.

Lauren Rathbone, former POTY said...

I am working on one for my house in Newburyport..new Seaglass Sign product. If it comes out good, I send you a pic.




Founding Fathers Vision

Gave all of my tax information to the accountant today.  I can't put it off any longer.  
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The Federal Government is my biggest creditor in so many ways.  It has unlimited power to turn our lives upside down.  Make a mistake.... do not pass Go... go directly to Jail.
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I've said it before... and it's sounding like a broken record... But.....
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Is this what the Founding Fathers, who risked their lives to throw off British tyranny, had in mind????

Monday, October 10, 2011

Maiming the Mormon

Mitt Romney is a Mormon. 
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Some Bible toting Texas minister who supports Governor Perry is on the news tonight claiming that Mitt is not a Christian.   Dr. Robert Jeffress told NBC News. "Mitt Romney's a good moral person but he's not a Christian. Mormonism is not Christianity. It has always been considered a cult by the mainstream of Christianity. So it's the difference between a Christian and a non-Christian."
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Guess what Dr. Halleluyahh??? Romney's not a Jew either.  Or a Catholic.... or a Jehovah's Witness.
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So what is the dimwitted Minister's point?  Obviously that if you don't worship the incarnation of God that the good Minister follows, then you shouldn't be the President.
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I most disrespectfully disagree.
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And for the record.... the Romans considered the early Christians to be a Cult... and had no trouble feeding them to the Lions in the Coliseum.
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That tends to be the underlying policy of deep thinking bigots like Dr. Jeffress.
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I'm not ready to throw the coveted Nanepashemet Nod to Romney.... that decision will take a long time to play out......but Perry's chances have taken a dive if he hangs around with wierdos like Dr. Halleluyahh.

Jim L. said...

It's a shame the Romans didn't have enough lions.

Campaign help for Senator Brown

Speaking of silly, Nancy Pelosi, the outspoken and undiscerning former Speaker of the House, sounded off on the Senator Scott Brown comment about not wanting to see his opponent with her clothes off.
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Nancy says that the comment proves that Scott is "clueless".
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The thing that amazes me here is how such an idiot as Nancy Pelosi could rise through the ranks of the House of Representatives.  How could anybody hope to give this ridiculous exchange between Scott and his Democratic opponent any credibility?    Apparently Pelosi hopes to.
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Nancy... Am I to believe that you wish the Senator had stated that he wanted to see his Democratic opponent naked?   It's so hard to figure out what people really mean when the silliness starts, isn't it?
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I have to believe that Pelosi's criticism can only aid Scott's campaign.  Stick around Nancy.  We need to cushion Scott's polls.

Pelosi: Sen. Brown’s nude joke shows he’s ‘clueless’

Pelosi: Sen. Brown’s nude joke shows he’s ‘clueless’

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Saturday, October 08, 2011

POTW Week 40 of 2011

We're in the 4th Qtr. of a year where there's been a lot of insecurity in business.  The stock market has been a mess, we have a President who seems to think that the producers are the bad guys, the unemployment rate is over 10%, and no policy seems to be working to tweak us out of the economic doldrums.  Plus, look what happened to the Red Sox!!!
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I don't mean to sound freaking negative, but we seem to have our big toe testing the water up at Shit's Creek.
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But at least we have the Peep of the Week.
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ANNOUNCING....
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 40th Week of 2011

Mike Nestor
Tommy O'Shea
Pat Piscatelli
Brendt D'Orio
Hank Williams, Jr.
Serena Williams

Peeps who know me best, know that a Mountain of a Man like me isn't prone to fret and worry.   Although there is a little bit of concern trying to pierce this impenetrable thick skin.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Tis the Silly Season

Once again, the enraged lefties will be throwing the kitchen sink at Republican US Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts.  Can't they see how this negative stuff is ultimately self destructive to themselves?
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They can't... because the Democrats truly believe that we are sheep.  That we will believe the type of positioned statements that they throw in these situations.  Maybe they take this position because a sizable amount of them do have these herding, unthinking tendencies.  It takes a Village for them,  Not their own two feet and initiative.
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Already, his announced Democratic opponent,  Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren, has hauled out this juicy bit from when Brown was  stupid college student like all of us.  If I had his looks and could have cashed in when I had college bills, I would have been all in.
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The Democrats are trying to rev up outrage that Brown has made fun of her looks.  He basically said that he would not like to look at her with her clothes off.... an honest answer that I wholly concur with.
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Brown will elicit a ton of negativity this election season... just like the last.  Because the lefties can't believe that there are people that don't need them in their stronghold here in Massachusetts Kennedy country.

王治詔 said...

tset

Tuna Lips said...
Why, I did not knowed that my old school marm, Mrs. Margery Thistlesnatch, had a child that done gone into politickin'.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Big Mo Returning

There is a major Westerbeke Marine Diesel distributor, Hansen Marine,  located about a half mile from my house.  Makes me think that I should consider powering the Chamberlain Marblehead Gunning Dory with an inboard, 12HP diesel engine, instead of a Honda outboard located in the floor well..
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That's right... I'm staring to rev up the Gunning Dory again.  This blog is supposed to be about boatbuilding after all.... isn't it?   And I have all of the dory components... the frames, bottom and keels... in a nice unused space at the Peabody Nanepashemet Telecom Warehouse.
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All I have to do is set up the frames on the strongback and secure them to the bottom, add the keels, and I should be cutting and adding the strip cedar planking. 
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Time is still at a premium though.   And Joanne is asking me to put together some shelving to camoflage the elevator door at the Sundance house.
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But I can sense the momentum returning.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Nice Work Steve Jobs. You did well . RIP

Steve Jobs, Chairman and a founder of Apple Computer, died today.  I've been coincedentally waxing away about the Apple iPhone recently, and feel the need to note Jobs passing.
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The first great thing that Apple did was to popularize the idea of a personal computer.  Other companies had been in the forefront, but it was Jobs who took Steve Wozniak's Apple 1 invention and captured the imagination of nerds like myself who thought a lot about how things might be different if we had access to individual and managable computers.
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Apple came out with the Apple 1, Apple ll and Apple lll.  I never purchased one, having access to a Tandy Radio Shack TRS-80, buy I did do some consulting to teach some clients how to use the Apples.  
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You would not believe how clumsy and technical these early machines were, but they did three things.... they enabled you to automate spreadsheets so you could construct financial models easily, they did word processing, which was a quantum leap over typewritting, and they allowed you to collect and manipulate data in data bases.
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All of the commands were keyboard based, and you moved the cursor by memorizing keyboard combinations.  If you were really nerdy like I was at the time, you got pretty good at it.
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Jobs had a big part in getting people aware of the potential of personal computing... but he took it the next step when he popularized the mouse with the introduction of the MacIntosh.  Once again, Apple didn't invent the mouse, but they... through the marketing genius of Jobs.... captured the imagination of the computing public.   I paid $4,000 for my first Mac, a 128K black and white beauty that stored data on diskettes.
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Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
Apple also had a vastly superior and simple operating system, but lost the advantage to IBM and Microsoft when they disallowed the use of the system on competing hardware.   The world was then divided between Apple computers and IBM compatible computers using Microsoft MS-DOS based software.
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Although Apple lost market share, it stayed in the game because the Mac and its operating system were better, but applications grew faster, particularly in business for the MS-DOS based IBM systems.
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Jobs resurrected the company with the introduction of the iPods and iPhones.   Once again, he popularized and easy to use interface and made you feel cool using it.
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I read accounts that he was a jerk and an egomaniac, and really rode roughshod over the other Founder, Steve Wozniak, who had opted out of management at Apple before the introduction of the Mac.
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But he was one of the rare people of the age who changed the wants and behaviors of his entire generation.
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Nice job Steve.  You did well . RIP

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

iPhone Buzz

I went into a Sprint retail store on route 114 in Peabody today and asked about trade up programs for when the iPhone came out.  The young lady looked at me like I was the stupid one and said that she had no information on that.... that they didn't carry the iPhone.
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Not a good sign.
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Sprint is betting the house on the iPhone, and the front line workers aren't even up to speed.  Sprint has been one of my best customers in the past, and I do know a lot about the company.   So I'm not going to get too critical.  But their employees should be buzzing about the iPhone instead of looking at me like I'm asking a stupid question.

Monday, October 03, 2011

The Knock on Knox

This is the guy who killed Meredith Kercher, the roommate of Amanda Knox.  Knox and her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito.
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Rudy Guede had DNA all over the apartment and his footprints and handprints were found with in Kercher's blood.  He had a criminal background and had just met Kercher.  He claims that while he was taking a shit, Knox and Sollecito came in and committed the murder.  But their DNA never showed up in evidence.  Seems like quite a stretch.
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There will be those who will say that Knox got off because she is a White American.   But all the evidence shows that she spent four years in Italian prison because she was fingered by Guede.
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Reports at the time say that Knox was acting weirdly.   But she was a 20 year old college kid.   I would had  hated to be put on trial for how I acted as a 20 year old.  She is probably guilty of stupidity and bad behavior, but I just don't buy the murder rap.
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This case is closed.  Justice has taken in inexhorable, expensive course in Italy.  I hope that the Kercher family can find closure for the heinous loss of their daughter and sister.

tuna lips said...
Ise durn't think them guinea pigs (Hoo ha! Get it !) sweated this so called damsel proper like. give ole TL 10 minutes with that there Foxy Knoxy, we'd get to the bottom of her primal itchin'.

Big Week

Do you ever get the feeling that you have a big week ahead of you?... that a major advance or breakthrough is in the air?... that things are shortly to be permanently better???... and for no particular reason?
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That's me this morning.
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I do have a meeting for one of our hotel customers, and have the regular telecom routine this week, but this feeling transcends those events.  Something big is ready to break... and I have no idea what it is yet.
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Have a nice week!  I'll report back to the Peeps this weekend.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Sprint for the Apple

Apple is releasing the iPhone 5 this week and Sprint is planning to offer it with an unlimited data plan.
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I'll be trading in my Blackberry soon.  The Apple technology is so advanced and the selection of useful applications is so vast, that you really can't say that you are utilizing cutting edge technology unless you have one.
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The ease of use and the intuitive nature of the device bringing personal communication together with a comprehensive library of applications that cover personal interests and business data, has leveled the playing field, where the world's knowledge fits neatly in our pockets and not just in libraries or corporate boardrooms.
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Apple is an amazing company that has led the way in making the information revolution accessible to all of us.   Watch what happens to Sprint stock with the addition of the iPhone 5....   especially in light of this Nanepashemet Blog endorsement.

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