My week

Hockey meeting

Escorted a video crew around campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; left them briefly for a 9:30 a.m. meeting, a 1 p.m. meeting and a 15-minute lunch.

Office taco buffet for our student workers; left work early to go home and check on Mel, who stayed home sick and by mid-afternoon wasn’t doing well at all.

Morning staff meeting.


All day in the car to go pick up Megan for the week.

*whew* – good thing I’m off next week. This week has been crazy, and it’s only Thursday.

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Morticia Addams Bartlett

Morticia Addams Bartlett, originally uploaded by AndyBartlett.

Yep, the curse continues… Girl baby confirmed. Third girl for me; second for Melissa and I; eighth girl in eight tries, combined, for my two brothers and me. One of those two idiots will have to try and produce the mythical Bartlett male heir, because this is it for me. Good luck, suckers.

(I’m pumped – I love my girls to *death* and having a third one to add to the Saturday morning dogpile is going to be fantastic…)

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Yesterday was a fun day

Yesterday was a good day.

My day started with a fun and productive meeting with a psychology professor for a story I’m going to try and work on; I had a great lunch of bar burgers with our women’s basketball coach; bought “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” on BluRay; had pizza buffet for dinner with Mel and Helen; had some fun socializing for about an hour and a half at a radio station client appreciation bash; watched “Melrose Place” and the first 45 minutes or so of “The Good Wife” with Melissa, then after she crashed and went to bed I stayed up until about 11:30 just messing around and watching the debut of the new “V” series on ABC.

In all, a very good day.

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So, yeah.

So, yeah, what you’re seeing here has been my typical pattern with blogs and all other manner of Internet presences I’ve tried to start since I learned the Internet existed in 1994. Gung ho for a few months, then less so, then a few months of nothing.

Not surprising. Can’t figure out a way to force myself to break that pattern, either.

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B-25 Mitchells in Kansas City, 1942

A few months back, I ran across this awesome web site called Shorpy; it bills itself as the “100-year-old photo blog” and it posts nothing but old pictures; most of them are from the early 1900s and the vast majority of them are in black and white.

However, occasionally there’s a color picture; like this amazing shot from 1942 of a great many B-25 Mitchell bombers fresh off the assembly lines in Kansas City, Kan. I built several models of B-25s with my dad when I was younger; I never thought it was quite as cool as the B-24 Liberator and wasn’t even in the same ballpark as the B-17, but I still have plenty of fond memories of plastic reproductions of the B-25.

I love seeing pictures like this, connecting something real with memories from 30 years ago based entirely on small plastic facsimiles and spending time with my dad.

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I managed to skip the entire month of August. That’s awesome. I was having a miserable month at work (which today subsided under the crushing wave of the best single morning I’ve had on the job in a good long time), and clearly didn’t feel much like blogging. We’ll see if that has passed. After all, college football season starts this weekend and there should be plenty to talk about…

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