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LOG UPDATE FOR APRIL 2001

Wednesday, April 25, 2001 - 12:10pm EDT

Did a bit of work last night.  Taking a few minutes during lunch to update.  Hope you enjoy the photo's.  Click on RI in the left navigation bar.  I will be in training on Thursday (Six Sigma for Project Managers) and on Friday (Requirements Management for Project Managers).  Oh, yippie.  Have a good weekend.

 

Monday, April 23, 2001 - 10:25am EDT

Don't have much time to update you.  But here is what I had typed on Saturday.  Had a great time.  More photo's to follow.

 

Saturday, April 21, 2001 - 4:15pm EDT

Got up and headed out to pickup a friend who is staying with friends a few miles away.   The three of us then went out on the town.  The store fronts and houses are just unbelievable.  We walked up through Brown University where they were having some bands play as part of their Spring Blast.  Lots of cute guys running around all over the area.  We walked through this little shops area and just enjoyed taking in the sights.  The interesting part was that since the center of town used to be an active sea port in the early days, the streets take a steep upward turn only a few blocks away from the river.  Then after about 3 blocks it levels out.  Oh boy.  What a climb.  We ate at this place called Fire & Ice.  Kind of like a Mongolian Grill place where you get to pick what you want cooked and then they cook it for you.  The meat and sauces are not like what I am used to.  Thin sliced hot, hot fast cooking.  But it had a very "hip" atmosphere which fit in with the Americanized selection.  Right now taking a rest in the room before getting ready for the ball tonight.  

 

Friday, April 20, 2001

Got up around 5am and finished getting ready for Rhode Island.  Drove into the city around 6am to beat the traffic.  Picked up my friend Jeffery and Charles then headed out for Rhode Island.  Had a nice drive and chat on the way.  Got in to Providence and took care of some business.  Later, we headed out to find a crafts store.  We had a fun time seeing the sights looking for this place.  Found it and then found what we were looking for.  Later, we had a fun dinner with some others friends at a fish place.  The food was nothing to write home about but the atmosphere and company was great.  We then went to the out of town show and had a great time.  I wound up staying until closing.  Chatted with several people.  One was Neal.  He was a good looking guy from Hartford who was just in to have some fun.  Was with a friend of his.  Originally he is from NYC.  Gave him my email address.  He was fun to talk with and just cuddle with.  All in all, it was a fun day.  

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2001 - 2:00pm EDT

Gee, where has the time gone.  I've been rather busy at work.  But that is not new.  Have had a major break through with a project that has just been moving over the last 2 weeks.  So that has been keeping me involved.  This weekend I am off to Rhode Island so do not expect anything else until I am back.

 

Sunday, April 15, 2001

Drove down to an ECKANKAR meeting in Absecon, New Jersey.  That is near Atlantic City.  After the meeting, I drove on in to AC.  Since it was Easter, the boardwalk was really quiet.  Walked for about 1/2 a mile.  The peace and quiet from the Atlantic Sea was really relaxing.  Then walked back to the car.

 

Friday, April 13, 2001 - 12:30pm EDT

Waiting for some email to come through then I am out of here.  Have a meeting down in Edison tonight, so think I will drive down early.  Project moving nicely.  Got a fun weekend planned.  Next weekend I will be in Rhode Island.  Later.

 

Thursday, April 12, 2001

Ran away around 2pm.  Got in a nap and then Jeffery called around 5pm.  Drove over to the East Village in Manhattan and picked him up from work.  Then we went to this real nice little Germany place on 3rd Avenue and around 23rd (Gramercy Park area).  I had Paprika Chicken.  It was really good.  Then we took a few minutes and just walked and talked.  The different architecture in the area is just stunning.  One building dated from the early 1800's.  Had a great time talking with Jeffery.  Dropped him off at his apartment and then I headed for the FDR/Harlem drive.  Saw many a cars on it and took the alternate up 125th (I think) to the West Side Hwy then to the GWB back into New Jersey.  Watch my two shows that I had taped and headed to bed.  Talked with Dad a bit.

 

Wednesday, April 11, 2001

Work, work, work.  Not much to report.  All this week I have not gotten out of here until after 5pm.  That's 10 hour days.  Not that I have been dragging it, it's just been very active.  Things have clicked and my major web based project is just really moving.  Have to stay on top of it and drive it.

 

Tuesday, April 10, 2001

Had a nice staff meeting this afternoon.  First one in several weeks.  Had lots to discuss.  Otherwise, have been rather busy.

 

Monday, April 9, 2001 - 7:30am EDT

Just posting this little update to ya.  Lots of email to get through and several projects that I am working on.  

 

Sunday, April 8, 2001 

The Bergen County Historical Society is closed for repair but I found the place on Saturday.  On Sunday I went down to an Eckankar meeting about 1 1/2 hours south on the Parkway.  Neat little rural community down there.  About 20 people turned up for the talk.  Had a nice drive back too.  Watched some of the video's I got from the library and slept.

 

Saturday, April 7, 2001 - 2:40pm EDT

I'm in the Johnson Free Public Library in Hackensack.  I was returning some books on New Jersey and was talking with one of the reference librarians about why it was called the Johnson Library and not the Hackensack Library.  Turns out that in 1901, New Jersey State Senator William M. Johnson presented this land to the city of Hackensack to construct a library on.  The site must always be used as a library or the land will revert to the Johnson Estate trust.  It's right dab in the middle of town.  Later this year, they will be having their 100th anniversary.  A big painted picture of the Senator is above the fire place in the "quiet" study room that I am in.  I also found some information on the Bergen County Historical Society, PO Box 55, River Edge, NJ 07661.    Hopefully the link will work.  I'm not plugged in right now so can not test the link.  I think I am going to go drive to the Historical Society.  According to this, the house (where the society is) is landmarks of Bergen Dutch sandstone architecture, popularly called "Dutch Colonial" and frequently seen and admired throughout northern New Jersey.  The place is located near New Bridge which was a strategic river crossing at the narrows of the Hackensack River.  The crossing was very important during the American Revolution.  Its homes served as military headquarters.  Soldiers passed this gateway so often that it is said to have seen more of the Revolution than any other house in America.

 

The Bergen Dutch were an agricultural community who settled and farmed the valleys of the Hackensack, Saddle and Passaic Rivers, beginning in 1640.  Most of this information was provided by the Bergen County Historical Society 5/21/1998.

 

I'm going to check out a few video's.  Ancient Greece, Touring England, Headline Stories of the 20th Century - World War II and America's Five-Star Heroes.  Should be fun to watch while I do some cleaning.  Then going to go see if I can find this Historical Society.

 

Saturday, April 7, 2001 - 1:30pm EDT

Oh I have been so busy.   Had a great time this past weekend at our annual Night of a Thousand Gowns.  It's a huge charity event that raised over $30,000 for various GLB&T (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender) organizations within the New York area.  I will try to put together an overview of activities later.  Right now I just want to get this updated and get out of here.  Go relax a bit.  I was off of work until Wednesday, so have not gotten much done around the apartment.  Dad tells me the house should be selling this next week.  Supposed to close by Friday.

 

 


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