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August 26, 2005

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I cannot seem to gather myself up into anything coherent this morning, so here are a few tidbits of life, including facts, inquiries, and downright miscellanea.

  • It is the almost-weekend and the Almost-Husband is almost home. Lex returns tonight. FOR GOOD!
  • We are leaving for Maine on Tuesday, part Navy Yard/Admiral's Row work, and part fun. Well, pretty much all fun. We have no idea what we will do, except that we are staying in Kennebunkport. Ideas on where to drive around in southern Maine are gladly accepted.
  • The backpack pictured above was my first; it is about twenty-five years old and the size of a small cat .
  • There is a good chance that the LexaCor brood will be semi-homeless by October 1. If you know of any wonderful, 900 sq. ft. + apartments in Brooklyn near a supermarket and a train that is not the G or the L (two non-negotiable factors, though Red Hook is included in the equation), please give us a shout.
  • I am taking my very first lecture ever this semester. I have never sat in a class with more than forty people in it, let alone undergrads. The subject is the rise of the American City (focusing on urban development and architecture) and I am psyched.
  • I am now getting blog spam for Mary Kay beauty products and tupperware. What's up with that?

Have a great weekend. It is, after all, the last week of summer.

Posted by callalillie at August 26, 2005 6:39 AM | Random


If you're up in Southern Maine, you should totally stop in Ogunquit. It's really beautiful there and if the weather is warm, the beaches are fabulous for swimming. There is nice drive up the coast on Rte. 1 from Ogunquit. Old Orchard beach is nice too and it might be a little bit closer to Kennebunk.

You could always swing through Portsmouth, NH and say hi. Have a great time!

Posted by: Brita at August 26, 2005 9:29 AM

Oh goodie-- our motel is actually in Ogunquit!

Posted by: corie at August 26, 2005 9:35 AM

love how your name is on the bag.

but the G train is so grand. it's only when you live on the F that you learn to hate it.

Posted by: tien at August 26, 2005 9:51 AM

i hate the F more than the G. in all honesty, i'd consider G-living, though i think i might wither in the world of the hipster. the pointy-green, maybe. we'll see. i still dig south brooklyn the most.

Posted by: corie at August 26, 2005 9:54 AM

Good Luck in your lecture class. Have either of your current cats tried on the backpack? Mr. Irving may make it look like a purse.

Posted by: Divaah46 at August 26, 2005 9:58 AM

I have put it on both Irving and Olive, but they are not tolerant of such things. Casper (the cat pictured) donned clothing from kittenhood (I was three) on, and was much more lax when shoved into human trappings.

Posted by: corie at August 26, 2005 10:08 AM

Check out the perks of Windsor Terrace, yo: (go below post to all the pretty links. take note of how WT apts. often come to you with utilities included!). All the spaces here are relatively palatial. And seriously, if this neighborhood likes anything more than precocious toddlers and low noise levels, it's cats (at least, I suspect). And we're really movin' on up--some overeducated lady couple have given up the 9 to 5 and opened up a great cafe above the Fort Hamilton F entrance to begin what is sure to be the steady Park Slopification of Prospect Ave. You can't stop progress, especially when it's served on focaccia (sp.?).

Posted by: Will at August 26, 2005 10:23 AM

I took a class on the American City during my undergrad work in History at Texas A&M. It was fascinating- I hope you enjoy your class half as much as I did mine.

Hope you guys have a great trip- sounds like mucho fun!

Posted by: Amanda at August 26, 2005 12:58 PM

Love yer blog. Big fan of cats myself (I've been a lifelong pet of various cats all my life) but what got me to you site is the Brooklyn Navy Yard. My office is there (here) and I love it. I've long been curious about Admirals Row, both it's past and future. On my way to work today (walking, as my car was towed this morning) I ran into this guy standing on the corner of Navy and Flushing with a banner and handouts. He's trying to get A-Row official landmark status so it can't be demolished. He is Scott Witter ().

He was also handing out a flyer for a new urban archeology museum called Brooklyns' Other Museum of Brooklyn or BOMB. ( Cute. Seems like Scott is the main guy there too. I've seen him driving around the neighborhood in a beat-up old 2002.

Anyway, keep up the great work (play?), and thanks.

Posted by: john at August 26, 2005 2:13 PM

Yes. There is a controversy over the demolition that I will not weigh in on at this time. You can check out some of our research on Admiral's Row, however, at

Posted by: corie at August 26, 2005 2:15 PM

very jealous about the class -- sounds excellent. In Maine, there is a small (geographic anomaly of an) island off the coast of Portland called Prouts Neck, ,where if you can find a way there (local ferry?), is supposedly serene and quite beautiful.

Posted by: yp at August 29, 2005 10:52 AM

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