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  • Marsh Creek Trail, part 1

    Posted on April 30th, 2004 Jeff Keller 5 comments

    A few weeks ago I mentioned a walk I took on the Marsh Creek Trail, which runs from Brentwood to the delta. Today I took a 90 minute walk on the northern portion and have some pictures to share. I’ll do the same for the central portion soon.

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  • RIP Cupcake, 1984 – 2004

    Posted on April 28th, 2004 Jeff Keller 5 comments

    Cupcake (AKA “big kitty”), the family cat for almost 20 years had to be put to sleep today. A few weeks ago I noticed that her lower lip looked funny. Then she stopped eating. My dad took her to vet, who found a tumor under her tongue. Either way, her outlook wasn’t good (and she may have been in pain), so she was euthanized.
    She wasn’t the most friendly cat — I think Maine Coons are that way. But she’s been around for 20 years of my life and was definitely part of the family. We basically grew up together, and she will be missed. I hope she’s found peace at the great litterbox in the sky.

  • Just what we needed

    Posted on April 27th, 2004 Jeff Keller 3 comments

    There are TWO new Starbucks opening in Brentwood in the next month. There’s already two in town and two more just across the “border” in Antioch. Why does a city of 33,000 people need six Starbucks? How about someplace to eat instead?

  • Winds

    Posted on April 27th, 2004 Jeff Keller No comments

    You’d think that with a 20mph seabreeze that it wouldn’t still be 91 degrees. Well, it is (at 6pm).
    In other news, I’ve been completely unmotivated today. Can’t seem to get any work done. Bah.
    Edit: Now the breeze is cooling things down… down to 80 at 7:23pm. Much better.

  • There goes that new car

    Posted on April 27th, 2004 Jeff Keller 8 comments

    I’ve lost two longtime advertisers to the DCRP in the last month. These two companies made up more than 1/3 of my income, and with rising costs, I’m starting to get a little nervous.

  • The heat is on

    Posted on April 26th, 2004 Jeff Keller 1 comment

    Well, I’m getting a preview of summer in Brentwood right now. It’s over 90 degrees outside — something that will be commonplace come June or July. I figured I may need the A/C, but when I got home, it was only 75 degrees inside. Score one for modern insulation!
    Update: Bah, it started getting too toasty in the office so I gave in and turned on the A/C.

  • No kidding

    Posted on April 24th, 2004 Jeff Keller 2 comments

    I saw a TV ad for Ambien, which is a prescription sleep aid. One of the side effects was drowsiness. No way!

  • The kindness of strangers

    Posted on April 22nd, 2004 Jeff Keller 1 comment

    Earlier today I got an e-mail about a camera I reviewed. As I was replying to him (since he didn’t ask for a recommendation, of course), I noticed that he was a pediatric cardiologist at an Ivy League university (both as a doctor and a professor). Naturally, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to ask him some questions about my own weird heart feelings over the last two months. I got a really nice, long response that answered most of my questions, and he told me not to work too hard, and to always take care of myself first (I’ve always had trouble with that one). It’s nice to see that there are some folks out there that will go out of the way to help someone they’ve never met.