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Archive for 2008

07/21/2008

Hockey Mom

Photos from my mother’s first ever hockey practice. By Hannah Wallace (photos by CCB)   For her first trick, Ma tries a warm-up skate across the ice.   She checks the ice: Yep, solid.   She checks the boards: Also solid.   Coach Mike and I (in the white helmet) give her some encouragement.   Captain […]

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07/18/2008

The Week That Was

Highlights from an eventful week.   By Hannah Wallace   We celebrated national “Entertain a Plumber” day on Monday by having a good-humored serviceman pull a handful of coins out of our garbage disposal. (Apparently someone needs to explain to Mr. Chatterbox the difference between Coke machines and kitchen sinks.) We didn’t even want the […]

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07/11/2008

24 Hours of NASCAR

My trip to Daytona was fun and educational.   By Hannah Wallace   OK, OK, OK, my trip to the Coke Zero 400 was free, for starters. And I didn’t have anything else to do.   It’s easy to be negative about NASCAR. God knows the sport goes against my instincts. I expect people in […]

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07/4/2008

Summer Schedule

Keeping cool with indoor exercise and questionable recreational activities.   By Hannah Wallace   Damn, but it’s hot outside. Completely changes my approach to getting things done. Thanks to my downtown YMCA membership, I’ve added lunchtime treadmill sessions to my stay-cool exercise regime of air-conditioned indoor soccer and, y’know, ice hockey. The exercise is a […]

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06/28/2008

Attic Update

Guess what—I heard from the people whose artifacts were in our attic!   By Hannah Wallace   Wow, that happened fast. I posted my Leetzow account a week ago Friday; Monday I had a comment from Sanford attorney Michael Leetzow; and on Wednesday evening Michael’s sister jetted over from One Sarasota Tower to pick up […]

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06/20/2008

Boxes in the Attic

Home improvements uncover a time capsule.   By Hannah Wallace   “Take care and tell Delsey to keep her knees together,” L. Leetzow, Aug. 4, 1970   CCB and I recently tackled some much-needed home improvements—i.e. buying a gigantic television and then installing some motion-sensor lights so people won’t steal it. Wires had to be […]

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06/12/2008

Hockey Party Time

The hows and whys of summertime hockey celebrations.   By Hannah Wallace   With the heat and the annual pre-July Fourth Slap Shot Party, every summer we give thanks to hockey for its icy salve and fun-loving crazies. This year, as though we weren’t grateful enough, that nightmarish accident at 301 and I-75 threatened to […]

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06/4/2008

Restaurant Madness

Taking Savor Sarasota (and more) by storm.   By Hannah Wallace   OK, so we’re not gourmands. CCB and I spent most of last week shouting “Hot dogs and beer!” at each other because we’d scored free tickets to Thursday night’s Rays game. Hebrew National is like Godiva to me.   But we do know […]

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05/27/2008

Backyard Holiday

Ushering in summer with toys for the season on Memorial Day weekend.   By Hannah Wallace   How about this weather? As Copy Editor Megan put it, “It was sort of like some…meteorological…person…was saying, ‘You deserve a little niceness on this three-day weekend.’”   The problem is, I feel obligated to enjoy holiday weekends to […]

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05/22/2008

Tuesday in the City

The worst day of the week becomes an invigorating New York experience.   By Hannah Wallace   Tuesdays usually suck. Copy Editor Megan and I have determined that people take it easy on Mondays because the first day of the week has such a bad reputation—which means Tuesday gets the full-force suckitude. This theory has […]

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