Rick's Ramblings - Archives

Here are the archives for the first four years of Rick's Ramblings BLOG. I've annotated each archive file. The most recent annotated entries are at the bottom of this page.

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03/04/2001 - 03/10/2001
My First Entry ("It's late."). Snow Shoveling. Omega Race.

03/11/2001 - 03/17/2001
The $360M donation to RPI, my alma mater. Spending $200 on a plumber. Two posts from work.

03/18/2001 - 03/24/2001
Leaving work, and discovering the cost of health insurance. The Long Rain. Visiting the Registry of Motor Vehicles (Watertown).

03/25/2001 - 03/31/2001
Becoming a parent! Watching the Academy Awards.

04/01/2001 - 04/07/2001
Becoming 33. My aching back. New golf bag. Dropping my Palm Pilot.

04/08/2001 - 04/14/2001
Tiger Woods achieving the Tiger Slam. My aching back. Daddy on the "dole". Good Friday.

04/15/2001 - 04/21/2001
Easter. Confused by dates. Trellix and Blogger. My wife's root canal. My love of the ice hockey playoffs. Visiting my safety deposit box. Alfred Moen died.

04/22/2001 - 04/28/2001
The music of Sling Blade and Paolo Conte. My aching back. Stuff I've been doing since I've become unemployed. The Turkey Hill water tower. Hero Machine.

04/29/2001 - 05/05/2001
Traffic ticket. The job market. The Fortune 500. Attending a job fair.

05/06/2001 - 05/12/2001
My aching back (better!). Unemployment checks (Daddy on the "dole"). Robert Parker sighting. Renato Umali's statistical diaries. Drinking beers.

05/13/2001 - 05/19/2001
Delivering the Sunday NY Times. Drinking beers. Attending a job fair. Visiting the library. An American Tragedy.

05/20/2001 - 05/26/2001
rickumali.com is up. Getting rejected by a company. Learning what it takes to pass the bar and become a lawyer. Drinking beers.

05/27/2001 - 06/02/2001
Cleaning my bookcases. Five-Finger Discount. Golf.

06/03/2001 - 06/09/2001
Getting a job offer. Fruit basket. My wife and EBay. Lawn patch. Watching sports live versus on television.

06/10/2001 - 06/16/2001
Ray Bourque finally holds the Stanley Cup. Surprise reunion on the golf course. Hot weather. Fitover sunglasses.

06/17/2001 - 06/23/2001
The Sum of All Fears. Father's day. My new job. Keurig Premium Coffee System. Living with wild dogs. Start the Commotion.

06/24/2001 - 06/30/2001
Carroll O'Connor. Online chat. Hot days.

07/01/2001 - 07/07/2001
Artificial heart. Finished paying student loan.

07/08/2001 - 07/14/2001
An ode to bike racing.

07/15/2001 - 07/21/2001
Cast Away. Graceland. Nicola Pizza tee-shirt.

07/22/2001 - 07/28/2001
The Executioner's Song. Thoreau and the Concord River.

07/29/2001 - 08/04/2001
Ron's birthday. Mastering Microsoft Office.

08/05/2001 - 08/11/2001
Decalogue. Yearning for a steady job. Insured twice. Mistaken $20000 deposit.

08/12/2001 - 08/18/2001
Miracle: Ultra-pasteurization. Red Hat Linux.

08/19/2001 - 08/25/2001
Jimy Williams quotes. Wash your car. Lottery musings.

08/26/2001 - 09/01/2001
Trainspotting. Telephone hatred.

09/02/2001 - 09/08/2001
September. Reading status. HP buying Compaq. The job scene.

09/09/2001 - 09/15/2001
Missing cell phone. Terrorist attack.

09/16/2001 - 09/22/2001
Terrorist attack.

09/23/2001 - 09/29/2001
My first boss out of college. The Executioner's Song. Ellen. Body parts. Howard Stern. Good bye Open Market.

09/30/2001 - 10/06/2001
Gary Gilmore. A rampage in Zug. Scrubs. Marshall Plan for Afghanistan. Boston Bruins.

10/07/2001 - 10/13/2001
Changing a tire. While I Was Gone. Gas mileage "diary". What would you do if you could not fail?

10/14/2001 - 10/20/2001
What is failure? Winter.

10/21/2001 - 10/27/2001
Other BLOGs. The World Series. Translators. Mars Odyssey. Anthrax. CamWorld. Pay stubs.

10/28/2001 - 11/03/2001
The World Series. Halloween. AOL Instant Messenger.

11/04/2001 - 11/10/2001
Curb Your Enthusiasm. The World Series. Billy Joel. Minor annoyances. Days of Heaven. My e-mail address.

11/11/2001 - 11/17/2001
What to write? Cleaning up.

11/18/2001 - 11/24/2001
Howard Stern. Happy Thanksgiving.

11/25/2001 - 12/01/2001
What I'm thankful for. Mucking with old PC. Blowout.

12/02/2001 - 12/08/2001
World Cup. Sleeping.

12/09/2001 - 12/15/2001
First picture on BLOG. Segway. Google USENET archives.

12/16/2001 - 12/22/2001
Snow. umali.com. Brad Pitt. Country Music. No Golf Channel.

12/23/2001 - 12/29/2001
Solitaire. Christmas. Replacing a CPU fan. Happiness.

12/30/2001 - 1/5/2002
Happy New Year. Best of Books Read 2001. Best of Movies Watched 2001. Solitaire.

1/6/2002 - 1/12/2002
Moving Mia Picture Site. Working on old PC.

1/13/2002 - 1/19/2002
Newspaper musings. Glengarry Glen Ross. Steven Soderbergh.

1/20/2002 - 1/26/2002
Martin Luther King quote. New CPU fan. Debt of Honor.

1/27/2002 - 2/2/2002
New England Patriots win AFC Championship. Signing up for Blogger Pro. My wife's birthday. Nervous about the Super Bowl.

2/3/2002 - 2/9/2002
New England Patriots win Super Bowl. Various sports topics.

2/10/2002 - 2/16/2002
I am not Tiger Woods. Happy to be working. Golf Channel.

2/17/2002 - 2/23/2002
Uncremated bodies. Layoffs don't get rid of bad workers. Missing sock returns. Mutt.

2/24/2002 - 3/2/2002
Paul Kariya. Watching Ellie. Gordon Matthews.

3/3/2002 - 3/09/2002
One-year blogging.

3/10/2002 - 3/16/2002
Catholic church crisis. My neighbor died.

3/17/2002 - 3/23/2002
Buzzy's Roast Beef.

3/24/2002 - 3/30/2002
Big watches. A long bet.

3/31/2002 - 4/6/2002
Giving up soda for Lent.

4/7/2002 - 4/13/2002
Turning 34. Oprah's Book Club.

4/14/2002 - 4/20/2002
Tiger's third Masters. End of Mia's BLOG.

4/21/2002 - 4/27/2002
My pen ran out of ink.

4/28/2002 - 5/4/2002
May. Rain. Boston Celtics.

5/5/2002 - 5/11/2002
Making change. Lucas Hedler.

5/12/2002 - 5/18/2002
Boston Celtics. The Phantom Menace. New Jersey Nets.

5/19/2002 - 5/25/2002
Mowing. The Chronicles of George.

5/26/2002 - 6/1/2002
Cutting my finger. World Cup. Celtics lose to Nets.

6/2/2002 - 6/8/2002
Wedding anniversary. World Cup. Helpmeet.

6/9/2002 - 6/15/2002
World Cup. Shaq. Father's Day Thoughts.

6/16/2002 - 6/22/2002
World Cup.

6/23/2002 - 6/29/2002
Power drill. World Cup Predictions.

6/30/2002 - 7/6/2002
World Cup Results. Nigerian Scam. Dealing with Hot Weather. Being an American. Ted Williams.

7/7/2002 - 7/13/2002
Internet Connection Down. Starting a BLOG.

7/14/2002 - 7/20/2002
Sky-diving. Home for Lost Pictures. Internet Connection Down.

7/21/2002 - 7/27/2002
The Making of the Atomic Bomb.

7/28/2002 - 8/03/2002
Trapped miners.

8/04/2002 - 8/10/2002
The Making of the Atomic Bomb (Review). Commuting into Boston.

8/11/2002 - 8/17/2002
Asteroids. Graceland.

8/18/2002 - 8/24/2002
Dad's new camera. Heat wave.

8/25/2002 - 8/31/2002
Huge pumpkins. "How was your weekend?" Recognized at lunch line. No 'X' in my Address Book.

9/01/2002 - 9/07/2002
12th book. College kids. USA Basketball Team loses to Argentina.

9/08/2002 - 9/14/2002
Yugoslavia are the World Basketball Champions. 9/11, one year later.

9/15/2002 - 9/21/2002
Random thoughts. Greg Berge. New England Revolution.

9/22/2002 - 9/28/2002
Conan O'Brien at the Emmy's. Solheim Cup. Someone falls for the Nigerian Scam.

9/29/2002 - 10/5/2002
College fair.

10/6/2002 - 10/12/2002
Yankees out of World Series. Jugglers. New England Revolution. San Francisco Giants.

10/13/2002 - 10/19/2002
Impulse buying a car. "Dude, you're getting a Dell!"

10/20/2002 - 10/26/2002
Web clock. Barry Bonds. Carlos Ruiz.

10/27/2002 - 11/2/2002
Giants lose the World Series to Angels. Throwing out hockey equipment.

11/3/2002 - 11/9/2002
What Mia can say.

11/10/2002 - 11/16/2002
Eminem.

11/17/2002 - 11/23/2002
Ralphie. FC Sporadic on MyCoupons.

11/24/2002 - 11/30/2002
MyCoupons on FC Sporadic.

12/01/2002 - 12/07/2002
fdisk /mbr

12/08/2002 - 12/14/2002
Lost my cell-phone. Ashleigh Brilliant. Hair.

12/15/2002 - 12/21/2002
Catholic church crisis. Perl's 15th anniversary. Replacing VCR.

12/22/2002 - 12/28/2002
Merry Christmas.

12/29/2002 - 1/04/2003
2003 Resolution. 2002 Book and Movie lists.

1/05/2003 - 1/11/2003
Best of Books Read 2002. Sports Illustrated's Top 100 Sports Books.

1/12/2003 - 1/18/2003
Best of Movies Watched 2002.

1/19/2003 - 1/25/2003
John M. Fox, developer of concentrated frozen orance juice.

1/26/2003 - 2/01/2003
Super Bowl XXXVII (Oakland versus Buccaneers). Movie: 25th Hour.

2/02/2003 - 2/08/2003
Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy. Michael Pouliot (Tapestry Solutions).

2/09/2003 - 2/15/2003
Bob Herbert on joblessness. Cold.

2/16/2003 - 2/22/2003
Heavy snow. Movie: Adaptation.

2/23/2003 - 3/1/2003
Middle of my life.

3/2/2003 - 3/8/2003
Added BLOG features (links, comments). Ash Wednesday.

3/9/2003 - 3/15/2003
Two years BLOGing. Miraculous day.

3/16/2003 - 3/22/2003
Saddam Hussein and Google. Kevin Sites. Rumaila.

3/23/2003 - 3/29/2003
ScriptLance. Movie: Talk to Her.

3/30/2003 - 4/5/2003
Mia turns two. Michael Jeter. Ejection seats and VxWorks.

4/6/2003 - 4/12/2003
Turned thirty-five.

4/13/2003 - 4/19/2003
Weather warming up.

4/20/2003 - 4/26/2003
Planting grass.

4/27/2003 - 5/3/2003
Grass blades. Nature. Movie: Confidence. Joe Jaena.

5/4/2003 - 5/10/2003
Grass growing!

5/11/2003 - 5/17/2003
The Mighty Ducks.

5/18/2003 - 5/24/2003
Movie: The Matrix Reloaded. Annika Sorenstam.

5/25/2003 - 5/31/2003
Vanessa Carlton.

6/1/2003 - 6/7/2003
Speeding!

6/8/2003 - 6/14/2003
Father's Day.

6/15/2003 - 6/21/2003
iMike. MAME cabinets. All the President's Men.

6/22/2003 - 6/28/2003
No writing.

6/29/2003 - 7/5/2003
Movie: Stone Reader.

7/6/2003 - 7/12/2003
No writing.

7/13/2003 - 7/19/2003
Writing from work. Three movies.

7/20/2003 - 7/26/2003
New ending for 28 Days Later... Robert Rodriguez.

7/27/2003 - 8/2/2003
Lance Armstrong. SportsCenter. Current books. Movie: Spy Kids 3-D.

8/3/2003 - 8/9/2003
Keys. Flash rain. Harvey Pekar. American Splendor.

8/10/2003 - 8/16/2003
Internet worm. Drowning machine. Maile Meloy. Elvis.

8/17/2003 - 8/23/2003
Ideas for writing. Little League World Series.

8/24/2003 - 8/30/2003
Movie: Step Into Liquid. Seeing Tiger Woods.

8/31/2003 - 9/6/2003
Welcome college kids.

9/7/2003 - 9/13/2003
9/11, two years later.

9/14/2003 - 9/20/2003
My picture. Movie: Matchstick Men.

9/21/2003 - 9/27/2003
ISP woes. Boston Red Sox.

9/28/2003 - 10/4/2003
My brothers' web sites. On Writing (Stephen King).

10/5/2003 - 10/11/2003
Red Sox. Red Sox. Red Sox.

10/12/2003 - 10/18/2003
Chicago Cubs. Red Sox. Red Sox. Red Sox. Red Sox.

10/19/2003 - 10/25/2003
Red Sox. Movie: Mystic River. Snow. DVDs. Take Back Your Time.

10/26/2003 - 11/1/2003
Mia drawing faces.

11/2/2003 - 11/8/2003
P. Diddy runs NYC Marathon. umali.com.

11/9/2003 - 11/15/2003
Avoiding holiday stress.

11/16/2003 - 11/22/2003
Blogging just a fad. Tripod web hosting woes.

11/23/2003 - 11/29/2003
Movie: Master and Commander.

11/30/2003 - 12/6/2003
Tripod web hosting woes. Nor'easter.

12/7/2003 - 12/13/2003
Shoveling pictures. Newspaper delivery. JAlbum. Down on recent eBay transaction.

12/14/2003 - 12/20/2003
Gift giving.

12/21/2003 - 12/27/2003
Merry Christmas.

12/28/2003 - 1/3/2004
Movie: Shattered Glass. Happy New Year.

1/4/2004 - 1/10/2004
Cut Time. 2004 Resolution. Cold.

1/11/2004 - 1/17/2004
Best of Books Read 2003. Best of Movies Watched 2003. Bitter cold. Car won't start. New England Patriots get to AFC Championship.

1/18/2004 - 1/24/2004
Thoughts on upcoming Super Bowl.

1/25/2004 - 1/31/2004
Car woes. Belichick's Times op-ed. Super Bowl hype.

2/1/2004 - 2/7/2004
New England Patriots win Super Bowl. Car woes: throttle body.

2/8/2004 - 2/14/2004
Star Wars on DVD!

2/15/2004 - 2/21/2004
Valentine's. "Make a box."

2/22/2004 - 2/28/2004
Ash Wednesday.

2/29/2004 - 3/6/2004
Lord of the Rings.

3/7/2004 - 3/13/2004
"What do you want to do?" Three years blogging.

3/14/2004 - 3/20/2004
Drinking.

3/21/2004 - 3/27/2004
Dream Job (ESPN). Mia's Third Birthday.

3/28/2004 - 4/3/2004
Dream Job (ESPN).

4/4/2004 - 4/10/2004
Lunch by myself. 36th birthday.

4/11/2004 - 4/17/2004
Removed web page counter.

4/18/2004 - 4/24/2004
Visiting New Jersey.

4/25/2004 - 5/1/2004
Childhood friendships. Changing jobs. Miscellaneous thoughts.

5/2/2004 - 5/8/2004
Poison ivy.

5/9/2004 - 5/15/2004
Mother's Day.

5/16/2004 - 5/22/2004
Commencement speeches. Randy Johnson's perfect game.

5/23/2004 - 5/29/2004
My church is closing.

5/30/2004 - 6/5/2004
Ninth anniversary.

6/6/2004 - 6/12/2004
Detroit Pistons.

6/13/2004 - 6/19/2004
Detroit Pistons. My name is Rick.

6/20/2004 - 6/26/2004
Baby doll for Mia.

6/27/2004 - 7/3/2004
Middle of the year.

7/4/2004 - 7/10/2004
Reading at Risk.

7/11/2004 - 7/17/2004
No writing.

7/18/2004 - 7/24/2004
35th Anniversary of Moon Walk. Lance Armstrong.

7/25/2004 - 7/31/2004
No writing.

8/1/2004 - 8/7/2004
Commuting. "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster."

8/8/2004 - 8/14/2004
No cream.

8/15/2004 - 8/21/2004
The beach.

8/22/2004 - 8/28/2004
Beth Marie Kavanagh.

8/29/2004 - 9/4/2004
No writing.

9/5/2004 - 9/11/2004
Patriots and Red Sox.

9/12/2004 - 9/18/2004
No writing.

9/19/2004 - 9/25/2004
Writing a novel.

9/26/2004 - 10/2/2004
Red Sox make post-season.

10/3/2004 - 10/9/2004
Red Sox. Red Sox. Red Sox. Red Sox.

10/10/2004 - 10/16/2004
Movie: "The Yes Men." Red Sox. Red Sox.

10/17/2004 - 10/23/2004
Red Sox. Red Sox. Red Sox. Red Sox win American League Pennant! Red Sox.

10/24/2004 - 10/31/2004
Red Sox. Red Sox. Red Sox win World Series!

10/31/2004 - 11/6/2004
Voting.

11/7/2004 - 11/13/2004
My novel. Snow.

11/14/2004 - 11/20/2004
My novel. Being revealing (This Fish Needs a Bicycle). Blogger profile.

11/21/2004 - 11/27/2004
The present.

11/28/2004 - 12/4/2004
No writing.

12/5/2004 - 12/11/2004
What do I want (for the holidays)? Ice rink at Eiffel Tower.

12/12/2004 - 12/18/2004
No writing.

12/19/2004 - 12/25/2004
McDonalds. Jeri Ellsworth.

12/26/2004 - 1/1/2005
Mia's guitar. Good-bye 2004. Book and movie list.

1/2/2005 - 1/8/2005
Letter writing results. Best of Books Read 2004.

1/9/2005 - 1/15/2005
Best of Movies Watched 2004. New England Patriots.

1/16/2005 - 1/22/2005
Knee hurts. Snowy winter.

1/23/2005 - 1/29/2005
Snow blower. Group BLOG.

1/30/2005 - 2/5/2005
New guitar. Happy Birthday Jenn.

2/6/2005 - 2/12/2005
New England Patriots win Super Bowl. Rhapsody in Blue.

2/13/2005 - 2/19/2005
New computer.

2/20/2005 - 2/26/2005
No writing.

2/27/2005 - 3/5/2005
Ending BLOGs and Mia Picture Site.

3/6/2005 - 3/12/2005
Big Break III.