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Dec. 14th, 2006 05:31 pm
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Oct. 21

Oct. 21st, 2006 11:03 am
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It is truly hard for me to believe this, but 29 years ago today Rich and I started our relationship. I can’t believe that it’s been this many years. We’ve always celebrated this day more than our actual wedding day. No plans for today, though, which reflects my laziness. I guess we need to come up with something fun to do next year.

Last night we successfully got Caroline from the train station. She had been in NYC for a few days, got to Penn Station in the midst of rush-hour madness, and ended up on the train without a ticket because the lines were too long to pick up her ticket at the station. The mean conductor made her pay on the train. I’m not sure what would have happened if she hadn’t had $72 in cash on her.

And now for my rant on Amtrak. We didn’t just reserve her seat on this train, we paid for it. With a perfectly good credit card. And she had a piece of paper that said this. Why is it that Amtrak can’t figure out a way to get you a ticket when you pay for the ticket online? So we double paid for this trip, and now have to spend time either trying to get a refund or credit with Amtrak or canceling the charge on our credit card. Grrr.

Oh, and it snowed yesterday. It looks and feels like November out there. I think it’s time to put the tank tops away and get out the turtlenecks.
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We got back late last night from another college visit trip – Brown, Barnard, Fordham and Sarah Lawrence.

Caroline was on her own at the first two, so Rich and I wandered around both Providence and NYC. We did sit in on an information session at Brown, and we were astonished and overwhelmed – there were at least 400 people crammed into the second floor of Manning Chapel, which should really seat 230 or so. It was a fire hazard – the aisles were packed with people. It was really zoo-like.

On Tuesday, Rich and I spent the day walking the length of Manhattan – starting at West 71st St, we walked across the park to the Met (and decided it was too nice a day to spend in a museum), down Fifth Ave., then over to Sixth Ave., then all the way down to City Hall. We made many stops along the way, and bought a few odds and ends. We ate dinner at a Chinese place, and then saw a movie called Friends with Money – it was OK.

Wednesday was Fordham and Sarah Lawrence, where we joined Caroline in taking the tours. I had never been to either campus, even though I’ve been aware of both schools since I was growing up, so I enjoyed seeing both of them. They are practically polar opposites, which was also interesting.

On the way home we stopped at a mall and raided H&M. As Caroline said, it might be a good thing that there is no H&M in Vermont.


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