Monday, July 23, 2007

Does America Run on Dunkin ?

Not all of America. I think it would have been easy to explain that the Americas, North and South, do not Run on Dunkin Donuts. Now, does the United States of America run on Dunkin Donuts. That is another question. Well, the answer again is no. As I heard on a plane,

"The only thing wrong with California is that there are no Dunkin Donuts."

Besides the insaneness of that statement, it is technically correct. I decided to find out who actually runs on Dunkin. After getting all of the current (July 2007) locations from the Dunkin Donuts website, it appears from the image below that New England, New York, and Chicago run on Dunkin. Orange dots are single locations and the pinky dots are high density Dunkin Donuts locales. There are none in California, but that is not the only problem.

Friday, July 13, 2007


Katie is gone for the weekend doing some experiments at some fancy lab. I had some major plans to cook some interesting and new food while she was gone due to all the extra time I was going to have, or I really should say, all of the extra time I was going to have to fill since she would not be there. Nuts to that.
I managed to leave my wallet in Katie's car and it left with her to help with the fancy experiments. Now from Thursday to Monday, I have no ID, driver's license, credit cards, ATM cards, and no real way to get money besides the cash I have on hand. I could use a check but would probably need an ID as well.
So I have been riding my bike to work, as I should have been doing, and I have been watching my spending very closely. No beer runs and no fancy dinners for me, although I could probably afford a trip to Phil's this weekend if I go before 7am and get the special for $1.50. Mmmmmm.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


This last weekend, we traveled up north to the Mall. It was soooo far, like 30 minutes away. After doing some much needed shopping we wandered into the Apple store and went directly to the iPhone. It was a pretty slick piece of electronics. The sound quality of the phone was pretty good for inside the store and I think one of us may be getting one within the next year or so. We may have to wait for AT&T's wireless network to improve before getting one.

Everything else about it was really cool, besides the fact it was a phone. The maps, calendar, address book, and the mail was pretty neat to a lesser extent. It was also pretty nifffffty as it had an ipod with cover flow and such. The best part will be the syncing of all the important info from a usable application rather than a dumb one provided by the phone maker or not having one at all.