There was a little bit of an earthquake on the East Coast today, and while I didn’t feel a thing, many of my office mates did. While we sort of attributed the vibrations to the office construction on the floor below ours, a friend of mine in Philadelphia IM’d me to tell me that she just had an earthquake, and at almost the same time, a friend of mine, in an office building two blocks away, called me to ask if I had felt an earthquake, and was disappointed that I hadn’t. My astute ability to piece two-and-two together led me to conclude that there might have been an earthquake, and my first reaction was to check Twitter to see if anyone else felt it.

Apparently, I was the only one who hadn’t.

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Back in 2006, in the span of four months, I attended both the opening of Apple’s flagship store in NYC and U2’s book signing. At U2’s book signing, I thought one of the members of the press looked familiar, and I made a mental note to go and check my Apple Store opening day photos to see if he was there as well. It’s been about five years, so I guess it’s time to do that.

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I got home a little while ago and noticed that my neighbor (the Steelers fan) had taped the bottom of his apartment door with masking tape as seen in the picture below:

Door bottom
Door bottom with tape

This is the second time that I’ve seen his door taped in this fashion, and I have no idea why.

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Cactus before
June 20, 2010
After
July 9, 2011

I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. They wake up in the morning and that’s the best they are going to feel all day.

— Frank Sinatra

Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.

— John Steinbeck

Women are made to be loved, not understood.

— Oscar Wilde

Loyalty to any one sports team is pretty hard to justify. Because the players are always changing — the team can move to another city — you’re actually rooting for the clothes, when you get right down to it. You know what I mean? You are standing and cheering and yelling for your clothes to beat the clothes from another city. Fans will be so in love with a player, but if he goes to another team, they boo him. This is the same human being in a different shirt — they hate him now. Boo! Different shirt!! Boo!

— Jerry Seinfeld

In early February, I found myself in the position of having a good friend of mine crash on my couch for a month. She told me that she was a heavy sleeper, to which I responded, “That may be, but you haven’t heard my coffee maker!”

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Time you enjoyed wasting, is not wasted.

— John Lennon

Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.

— Chinese proverb

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.

— Jackie Robinson

I guess this is what I have to look forward to seeing every time I open my door for the next two weeks:

Good thing I’m not a Jets fan.

If the Steelers win the Super Bowl, do you think he’ll leave it up for a while afterwards?

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