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  • First halloween

    Posted on October 31st, 2004 Jeff Keller 1 comment


    Today was my first halloween as a homeowner. Living on a street with a lot of little kids, it was my responsibility to supply plenty of candy! And that I did. In the end I had maybe 20-25 little guests who got 2 pieces of candy a piece. Lucky for me (or maybe not), there are plenty of leftovers.
    My pumpkin was carved at the last minute and was low budget. Thankfully I didn’t cut off any fingers in the process.
    I’m nearing the one-year anniversary of moving to Brentwood and will have some reflections on that this week.

  • Disappointment

    Posted on October 29th, 2004 Jeff Keller 2 comments

    I went over to the Audi dealer today, hoping my car would be there. I find my salesperson who tells me that “the computer says it was delivered, but it’s not here”. So apparently it really hasn’t been delivered (or the truck driver is enjoying it). It may arrive over the weekend, but even if that happens, I still can’t pick it up until Monday. Sigh… I’ve been waiting patiently for so long (over a year!) but these last weeks have been tough!

  • Lodi: I’m sorry

    Posted on October 28th, 2004 Jeff Keller 1 comment


    Back in college I worked with a guy from Lodi, CA. That’s about 30 miles northeast from here (as the crow flies) and I’ve always figured it was another Stockton, Modesto, etc. So after an unsuccessful photo trip in Stockton I remembered two things Ben told me about Lodi: it’s not that bad, and it has a lake. So I drove north to Lodi, drove through the town (much nicer than Stockton) and into the country. It reminded me a lot of Napa Valley, just flatter. Tons of grapes growing there. I gave up looking for the lake and on my drive back, there it was. And it was nice, too! Very tranquil. So to the people of Lodi, I’m sorry for thinking that you were a dump for all these years.

  • Toy week?

    Posted on October 25th, 2004 Jeff Keller 4 comments

    The next seven days should prove exciting… I’m expecting to get both my new car and new TV. I’m sure I’ll rave endlessly when they get here — hopefully no ranting.

  • Brentwood tragedy

    Posted on October 25th, 2004 Jeff Keller No comments

    I forgot to mention this last week. Just when you thought things couldn’t get any stranger, this happens

  • Photo of the week

    Posted on October 24th, 2004 Jeff Keller 1 comment


    (Click for larger image)

    I’m healthy again after a not-so-fun week. Over the weekend I took the above shot (with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7) at Stanford.

  • Irony defined

    Posted on October 19th, 2004 Jeff Keller 4 comments


    Free toothbrush with purchase of huge bag of candy? Okay…
    Speaking of candy, I did stock up on a few bags for halloween… I’m hoping I don’t get too many visitors so there are plenty of leftovers for me! It’s awfully hard staring at the bags without eating any… right now my stomach doesn’t want anything.

  • Lake Brentwood

    Posted on October 19th, 2004 Jeff Keller No comments


    Man, I haven’t seen it rain this much in one day in years. Things quieted down for a few hours and now it’s pouring again. My street is starting to look a little like a river.
    I won’t need to water my plants for a week!