Vocabulary — never my favorite subject

My sister (Hi) used the word “vacillate” today. I kind of picked up on the context but actually had to look up the definition (it means to sway from one side to the other). Which of course started me thinking… And as I wait for huge files to transfer I have more than enough time to think… I never really enjoyed vocabulary. Sure there were words here and there that “intrigued” me (legerdemain stands out for some reason)– but I’ve always seemed to speak or write in a conversation style....

February 14, 2007 1 min Fred Posner

Movies of 2006

Out of all the movies that came out in 2006, I can’t believe I saw only the following: ANNAPOLIS CLERKS II CLICK EIGHT BELOW MIAMI VICE MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3 SUPERMAN RETURNS TALLADEGA NIGHTS THANK YOU FOR SMOKING THE DA VINCI CODE X-MEN: THE LAST STAND And even sadder— I only saw 3 of these in the theater. So, here’s my take in 10 words or (much) less: ANNAPOLIS Cheesy, but liked it....

February 3, 2007 1 min Fred Posner

Hi Mom :)

Mom found the blog today and I want to send a special hello to my special mother. 🙂

February 1, 2007 1 min Fred Posner

Sound of one phone ringing

There was a time when I loved phones… stories have been told of my parents and family walking blocks out of the way just to avoid a payphone (and a NYC payphone is still one of my most prized possessions). That being said, I can think of nothing that stresses me more than the sound of my once favorite object. Who knows… maybe in the future, the sound of a ring will bring happy thoughts instead of the cringe that reacts instantly....

January 30, 2007 1 min Fred Posner

Last train to atkins

Since Forrest died, I’ve put on 15 pounds or so and it’s time to get back to losing weight again. I was doing pretty well… lost 30+, and it’s time to get back on track. I lucked out with a great gift this year (from Martin) which was home delivery of pre-made low-carb meals. The first week’s worth arrived today and the first meal starts tomorrow. I’m on the 20g of carb or less per day so we’ll see how it goes....

January 19, 2007 1 min Fred Posner

Go Gators

Greetings from Vegas and thank you to my Alma Mater, the University of Florida, for a history making domination of college athletics. And an even greater thanks to the State of Nevada for legalizing gambling and allowing me to make some change off of the Gator win. Why? Because when you’re a Gator, you don’t bet that the Gators will beat the spread… you know in your heart that they’ll win and then you bet accordingly....

January 9, 2007 1 min Fred Posner

He's home now

I brought him home yesterday and placed his bandana around the urn and put his favorite toy next to it. I’m hoping things will start to pick up now and am getting ready for the Vegas trip coming up on saturday. I’m very thankful that people are letting me keep to myself right now. It’s still a little difficult to talk and I’m appreciative of the alone time.

January 4, 2007 1 min Fred Posner

My new tattoo…

In memory of my puppy Forrest, I branded myself with the following:

December 27, 2006 1 min Fred Posner

I miss my puppy

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December 26, 2006 1 min Fred Posner

Forrest 12-7-1994 to 12-20-2006

They say that we should be thankful for the pain we feel with the loss of a loved one; as the pain we feel is a measure of the love felt for them. If this is the case, then I must have loved Forrest more than I’ve loved anything else in my life. When I posted the previous post about having a bad day, I would have never had imagined that December 20, 2006 would become perhaps the worst day of my life....

December 25, 2006 2 min Fred Posner