photo: Madawaska, Maine
About: I'm Jen. I live a few miles outside of Boston. I do web work for a non-profit during the day.
This web page has been in all sorts of forms since 1994 when I first wrote HTML in emacs on a Unix terminal at BU. Now I prefer BBEdit on my Mac. I'm never quite sure why I'm doing this
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September 30, 2007
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September 27, 2007
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September 25, 2007
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September 22, 2007
Siobhan by the Tossers sounds like it could be a (speeded up) older song with the lyrics:
I'll take the bucket to the well, Siobhan, oh Siobhan.
But you realize it isn't when he sings in the chorus:
Siobhan is on the whiskey, Siobhan is on the gin,
That just makes me laugh every time I hear it. Reminds me of being in Malahide with two drunk fellas getting all misty-eyed over their own friendship (one from the North, one not) while my friend spills her Red Bull and Vodka all over my bag. Gross and a little sticky.
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September 21, 2007
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September 20, 2007
Chickens and Whiskey
So I just read this article about people who keep chickens in their back yard. Honestly, it made me wish I had a back yard to put some chickens in. Not sure I could eat them though, but the eggs would be great.
The main photo with the article is of LeNell Smothers who raises chickens in her yard in Brooklyn. She also owns a liquor store where pets are welcome. That was interesting enough, but then I read this article about LeNell and her fella and the renovation of their old house in Brooklyn. They've been living in the house without walls, a bathroom or heat while they renovate. It sounds like a pretty great adventure to me.
At the end of the first article, LeNell says she names her chickens after relatives and "I'll probably slaughter them myself." Which is just too perfect when you find out she's from Alabama. (which I can say because I've had the tour of the red clay graveyard where my dad points out relatives who had been killed by other relatives)
Posted by Jen on September 20, 2007
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September 18, 2007
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September 12, 2007
More books for school:
"Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites"
and being accepted to take part in a great IA Project/Independent Study. Good news.
Posted by Jen on September 12, 2007
September 11, 2007
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September 8, 2007
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