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Aug. 17, 2009 - Air Conditioner Shuffle
   • If your Facebook picture is a shot of you wearing a Jeter Sucks A-Rod T-shirt, well, maybe it's best we remain drifted apart.

   Is it depressing that I consider my being able to lift a 70-pount air conditioner evidence that I'm not in as bad a shape as I could be?
Aug. 14, 2009 - Remember Me?
   • A couple months back, I had a nice little post I was going to put up here after a very productive day at Fenway. Got a lot of work done, perfect day, took some photos from my seat ... it didn't get posted. I went on some 45-minute tangent on my Red Sox blog -- reportedly now the most popular blog in the SouthCoast Media empire -- and never came back.

   Bummed me out a touch, but it passed. Much like I suspect my wanting Madden NFL 10 will pass before I drop any money on it. However, I caught a break.

Rainbow at Fenway - Aug. 14, 2009
-- After the game, delightful charmer that I made it out to be.

   I got far less done, but I listened to music on my new iPhone-like cellular on the way home and ate chicken wings and homemade guacamole while watching the Patriots with friends. Can't bitch.

   Largely on a whim, three of us went out at midnight to see if I could buy a copy of Madden despite having made no pre-order efforts. (I played the demo, but the fact that I've sucked at something like the last six Maddens tinges everything.) We went to Best Buy, which was closed, but stumbled across both the local GameStop and Hollywood Video -- easily 50 people at each place, almost all of whom were decked out in full football regalia.

   Honest to God, factoring in the $60-plus-tax price tag, seeing that was more fun that I suspect the game would be long-term.

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