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more cones, expired ≈ 241

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flags ≈ 239

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USS Constellation ≈ 238

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For a time thought to be the first USS Constellation, later turned out to be the second USS Constellation, though built including timbers from the first USS Constellation. They started rebuilding it into what they thought the first should be like so it is a bit of a Frankenstein's mix of ships. Regardless of if it is a sloop-of-war or a frigate, (or perhaps a little bit of both now), it resides in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

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рыба ≈ 237

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Seven Foot Knoll Light ≈ 236

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water flows ≈ 235

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Baltimore Inner Harbor

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pier post ≈ 234

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wtc baltimore ≈ 233

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when the build a Dunkin' Donuts

They are building a second Dunkin' Donuts in our town. “It's like New Jersey is trying to terraform Maryland.”

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when it trumps

Apparently I wore a Donald Trump tie to my brother-in-law's wedding.

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ladybug seat ≈ 232

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On our last day in Sweden I spied this ladybug bike seat

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windows ≈ 231

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garden rest ≈ 230

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when it politics

Somebody posted this on one of my social networks:

With the text “Friends, instead of posting yet another "OMG, Trump..." article, read this on how Trump is social hacking the GOP”. I am totally on board with the idea that the ‘OMG Trump’ thing is a waste of time. Probably even counter productive. And I think the article has some insightful moments. The suggestions have less than zero chance of ever being realized though. The Democrats are micro-targeting the slim minority of voters that will give them the election, and they will cede the House and the Senate to the Republicans. (Maybe the Democrats will win the Senate, but not a filibuster resistant majority). (And they will lose it in the midterms if they do). (So better get what you can get done in the first two years). In four years, the Republicans will defeat Hillary when she runs for reelection with a more reasonable candidate. A week is a long time in politics. And it is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. But this is my prediction anyway. If so, this is not a bad thing. We need not to elect Trump. That is clear. Also the Democrats need to lose the White House. They need to lose it so they start focusing on other races again. Maybe then they can follow some of that advice. But not before.

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when it rains

On the drive home it was raining. When I parked in the parking lot I texted[1] Lena to see if the door was “open”. “unlocked”, I corrected myself[2]. Lena helpfully pointed out that I had a brolly in back seat. I didn't see that last message 'till I got inside the house. Fortunately I had remembered the brolly myself. We had lots of brown outs. I was hoping that the electricity would last long enough to microwave my dinner. In the end the power didn't go out, but the internet[3] did. Until 10. ish. I knew that it would come back and that it was our provider (ISP), and not my equipment because I used my phone as a hotspot and checked on the status through our ISP's website. You need the internet to check if you are getting the internet back. very meta. Lena came up and asked how I was reading [wikipedia] when the internet broke. When I explained about the phone hotspot she sighed that I was unable to unplug. I closed my computer. We talked. It was a good talk.




  1. technically I Google Hangouted
  2. In Russian there doesn't appear to be a verb to lock. You can say a door is ‘closed with key’, to say that it is locked, but in practice people seem to say the door is open or closed. Even though open/closed is a different state than locked/unlocked. Actually in English I think people conflate the too also. They say I am tedious.
  3. I read somewhere that we aren't supposed to capitalize it anymore
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house 0 ≈ 229

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Probably for the color and the shape, the middle house vaguely reminded me of House I by Roy Lichtenstein, which can be seen in a sculpture garden in Washington, DC. This more practical and less pop art house was found in Lund, Sweden.

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dance! ≈ 228

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lund street ≈ 227

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stadsbiblioteket ≈ 226

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The Library in Lund.

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boundary ≈ 225

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