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October 30, 2009


What did your dog say?

Have a great birthday!

Yes, do. You're 30 for only a year - enjoy!

Happy birthday, Craig. Night person that I am, inveterate collector, and maker of lists (states I have visited, for example), I love your list of fifteen and think you should double it. PS I drank many varieties of soda in my teens and still like the unflavored kind (club soda superior to seltzer) with my Scotch.

Happy birthday!

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