Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hello world. Not much to report from Planet Algeo. I’m still taking Italian classes. Io studio, ma non parlo – I’m studying, but I can’t speak it. Not yet, anyway. …

Yesterday Allyson and I went to the Newseum, the museum of American journalism in Washington. They have a ton of old newspapers on display, from colonial times to the present. If anything, there’s too much too see. It’s a little overwhelming. …

At the Newseum I bought a baseball cap with the slogan “Got Freedom?” It was made in China. …

Pet peeve: I rented a car last weekend. The key ring was a single piece of wire that cannot be opened. This is understandable. However, why do they still put both keys on the ring? It’s not like I can take one off. So I have to walk around with both keys in my pocket. And if one key gets lost, both keys get lost. Nonsense. …

In two weeks, we have to move – from the 13th floor of our apartment building to the 9th floor. Seems the corporate housing company we rented our apartment through mistakenly rented it out from under us. So we have to move to a new apartment four floors down for two weeks. At least they’re giving us a good rate. …

Phillies are in town this week. I might go to the game tonight. Nice to see Jamie Moyer pick up the win last night. (He’s a pitcher for the Phillies.) Jamie is 45 years old, which makes him one of the very few Major League Baseball players older than me. It will be quite the personal milestone when no baseball players are older than me. Keep on truckin’, Jamie!

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