Friday, August 15, 2003

Philly Pix

Here are some pictures from our recent trip to Philadelphia.

Here's us in front of Independence Hall...

And in front of the Liberty Bell...

Here's Christina in front of the Schuylkill River and the lights of Philadelphia...

Here's us with our friends Cheryl and Jon in the lobby of our hotel...


Tuesday, August 12, 2003


Dear Redskins Fan:


Your waitlist account number, XXXXXXX, has come up. You are now officially
eligible for 2003 Redskins season tickets.

As a member of the most exclusive club in Washington, you will have a choice
of locations starting at $YY per game.* You will also have the option of
purchasing on-site parking immediately adjacent to FedExField for $25 per

Your season tickets include both pre-season games as well as eight regular
season games with an option to purchase post-season tickets as well. Your
season tickets are just for 2003. Each season after that, you will have an
option of renewing them.

As a season ticket holder you also have the right, on Monday mornings, to
tell your friends what really happened at the game, because you were there.

Please have your account number available and call us immediately at (301)
ZZZ-ZZZZ to choose your Redskins Season Tickets location or to let us know
if you want to pass on your tickets for this season.

Hail To The Redskins!

*Terms and Conditions apply including a one-time, $50 per season ticket,
activation fee.

Monday, August 11, 2003

Do You Know the Way to Santa Fe?

I went with some friends to the Santa Fe Cafe Saturday night to watch the Redskins embarass themselves. Hey, it's only preseason, right?

We also played NTN trivia there. If you look at the rankings for Santa Fe, I'm #21 in "Players Plus Points". They're sort of frequent-player points. Originally, you were supposed to be able to redeem them for stuff, but I think they discovered people just preferred collecting them. With some exceptions, I get 2000 points per hour of play. Before you do the math to figure out how much of my life I've spent playing trivia, keep in mind that it's been over most of the past decade. I wouldn't even crack the top 50 at my original site. I moved too far away to keep that as "home base".

The Santa Fe changed hands this summer, and Christina and I were afraid we'd have to find a new place. So far, however, no major changes, and people who have been there in recent weeks tell me they're doing well. Otherwise, I might have to switch to George's home location. (He's #6.)