Posts from August, 2005

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Travel: New River Gorge, West Virginia

Friday, 26 August 2005

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Two hikes around the New River Gorge. The weather was pretty hot and hazy, so the pictures sadly aren’t much to look at. hiked two trails — Tunnel and Castle Rock Trails and the Long Point Trail.
New River Gorge
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Travel: Bluestone State Park, West Virginia

Tuesday, 23 August 2005

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Summer vacation at one of my favorite places, Bluestone State Park. I’ve been coming just about ever-other year since 8th Grade, and it never gets old. Cheap too … something like $350 for a week-long cabin rental. hiked the River Trail.
Bluestone State Park
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Liz Phair @ The Birchmere

Thursday, 4 August 2005

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truth in disclosure — i’m typing this in october of 2009, because i went back to look up the set list that Liz Phair played and saw that i never blogged down anything about the show.

Liz was touring small venues in support of her yet to be released new album (Somebody’s Miracle) and probably to apologize for her eponymous previous album (that I seemed to be the only person alive who was able to tolerate, though i still prefer her first three albums).

anyway, great show. light hearted, all acoustic. the lady sparkler and i (and two good friends) got the feeling that she was sleeping with her guitarist, and it turns out we were right.

the missus even finally picked up a liz phair song that she actually liked (title song from Somebody’s Miracle) which — in her mind — is good enough to make up for the first three albums.

SET LIST: Polyester Bride · Never Said · Flower · Baby Got Going · Extraordinary · Table for One · Mezmerizing · May Queen · Somebody’s Miracle · Soap Star Joe · 6’1″ · Closer To You · Explain It To Me · Everything to Me · Uncle Alvarez · Divorce Song · Supernova · F*** & Run · Why Can’t I? · Hurricane Cincy / Cyclone · H.W.C.