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MILENA KATHERINE BEDELL

December 31, 2003

9-count-‘em-9! pounds and 5.6 ounces, born at 10:31pm on 12/30/03. All is good.

Baby update

December 30, 2003

I’m home to pick up the iPod speakers and some Jolly Ranchers… it was a rough night, Tracie’s on an epidural now and we’re expecting delivery this evening or early Wednesday. Everything’s going OK. I’ll try to make some more calls when I get back. Thanks for the support, it’s all pretty exciting.

INDUCTION

December 29, 2003

It’s go-time. Please don’t call us yet, it’ll still be a day or so. More info to come.

Konfabulator!

December 24, 2003

If you’re as behind as I am, you’re not using a newsreader to read 2sb. Mike Karr turned me onto Konfabulator, a utility for Mac OSX that features “widgets” for various tasks. The Kontent widget’s working great with 2SB news (use this link for the 2SB feed). Also very cool for those of us dorks that load album art into iTunes: the iTunes Companion.

CWC Update

December 24, 2003

Ryetronics’ Cold Weather Challenge has been underway for a few weeks, and Duane Hillebrand of Chicago is in the lead with a 10°/15 mile ride on his 2003 Stella. It’s getting colder, get out there, 2SB readers, and beat that!

Chad’s party

December 19, 2003

Cha-Cha‘s Los Corazones Negros Christmas party is tonight (Friday) at 3140 W. Lyndale, at 9pm. Waxon Seven is still playing as far as I know, though maybe without drums… it should be a hoot for those of you that aren’t having a baby this weekend.

Chicago Jedi Xmas

December 19, 2003

The chicago JKSC annual Christmas party is at Club Foot this Sunday(the 21st): $2 domestics. All are welcome. Club Foot is at 1824 W Augusta.

Congrats, Brooke!

December 18, 2003

Oh, and as long as we’re congratulating people, cheers to 2SB reader Dr. Brooke “Your Mom” Gordon George Kelley, who passed his dissertation yesterday to become a PhD in Pharmacology. He’ll be that much more fun at parties now. His mom, Beth, must be very proud.

Scooter sales slipping in India

December 18, 2003

Patrick from Baron Von Scooter sent us this interesting story about

the fall of scooter popularity in India, generally considered to be one of the hottest scooter markets. The decline in sales has even put LML’s ET4 knockoff on hold. Analysts are hoping for an upturn on the heels of the Honda Eterno and several new Bajaj models. Maybe what they really need is the timely-named Sauron. Middle-Earth evil, available now at BVS.

Yamaha paper models

December 18, 2003

Bill from scoot.net sent this link to Yamaha Papercraft, with downloadable templates to build paper models of Yamaha motorycles (including the T-Max scooter) and (inexplicably) seasons and animals. Check out the “accessory kit” that comes with the YZF-R1. Something else to do over the holiday break, as if we don’t already have enough.

RIP, Mags!

December 16, 2003

mags.jpg The Chicago Blackhawk’s greatest defenseman, Keith Magnuson, was killed in a car crash outside Toronto. Magnuson was very active in the NHL Alumni and Blackhawks Alumni and did loads of charity work, and he’ll be missed by hockey fans everywhere. especially when they visit the Hockey Hall of Fame. How many great players will we lose (Tim Horton, Herb Brooks, Dan Snyder, and almost Vladimir Konstantinov) before we learn that hockey players should travel only by rail?

Congratulations, Lu$

December 15, 2003

Frequent and beloved 2SB contributor David Lucash, who has been walking around with a diamond in his pocket for a year, waiting for the “right time,” has finally asked Jennifer Sieve for her hand in marriage. As everyone but Dave expected, she said “yes.” No date or further plans have been set. Go Dave!

XYL Update

December 12, 2003

Casey of the Ten Year Lates (Cincinnati, OH) let us know their site has been updated and improved. It also now features the scoot.net rally calendar and our news feed, making it a one-stop daily read for Southwestern Ohioans. Feel free to add 2SB news to your site (with appropriate attribution) using this link.

Retro Scooter Co. Belladonna

December 12, 2003

There’s something eerily familiar about the Belladonna RV 150. I can’t put my finger on it, but it seems like I’ve seen it somewhere before. From (who else?) M5.

Scoot! Quarterly changes hands

December 10, 2003

After a month or so of rumors of the demise of Scoot! Quarterly, Barry and Casey announced on the BBS that scooterists Josh Rogers, April Whitney and Mike Zorn will be taking over the magazine. Thanks, Barry and Casey for your hard work, and best of luck to the new crew!

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