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You know, I can't remember the last time I actually had the flu. Admittedly, that's really here nor there but I figured I'd share what was in my head because isn't that what blogs are for?

I am getting so tired of this heat. I said this last night but I will say it again: I want a freakin' pool!

You know when something's wrong when the thought of Congress messing with daylight savings time pisses you off. I mean I suppose it won't be that big a deal except for having to tell all three computers in the house, "No, it's not time to change the clock."

The death of Peter Jennings at a relatively young age these days is kind of sad in itself but I think what really bothers me more is that now all three newsmen of the Big Three that I and those of you who are around my age grew up with are gone. One could say the death of Pope John Paul II also fits into this category of "Links To My Childhood That Are Now Gone." I've found that connections to the past are very important to me. I remember when the toy store Child World closed and how that really depressed me because of the memories of my previously deceased grandmother attatched to the place.

We live in a time of change. In addition to the two things I mentioned above, we've lived through the fall of Communism and several dictators and two shuttle disasters. We have also be present for the slow demise of the sitcom. In sports, the Red Sox have finally won a world series, the Patriots have gone from a team nobody cared about to "a dynasty" while the Celtics have gone in the opposite direction. We also came really close to never having hockey again. Technology has increasingly changed at an even faster pace. I wonder what big change is next. The first woman president?

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