Sunday, August 31, 2008


...August pretty much ended with three hellish days.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It's perfectly normal, PERFECTLY NORMAL... spend two hours re-alphabetizing my CD collection.

And, "yes," I do have a lot of CDs.

Sunday, August 24, 2008



I'm not saying it's a bad choice, just an underwhelming one.

Your move John McCain.

Back from Vacation!

Technically, at four days long, it's probably a stretch to call it a "vacation," but it's my blog, so and I make the rules.

Anyway, despite the fact that Tropical Storm Fay* basically sat over Naples, FL for the entire time I was there, I had a great time.

I stayed with some very close friends, spent a lot of quality time with the three rugrats pictured to the left, watch at lot of the Olympics, saw some "sights," and generally had a fine time. I'm already looking forward to making another trip when it gets cold up here in the northeast...February perhaps?

And tomorrow? Back to the daily grind...

*I don't think it ever became a proper hurricane, did it?

Update: Yaz

It appears that all the signs are positive in the aftermath of Yaz's multiple bypass surgery and I guess given the nature of things, that's about all that can be hoped for.

Get well #8!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Get Well

There's not much I want to say here except that I wish Yaz a speedy recovery after his heart bypass surgery today.

Carl Yastrzemski is the first sports hero I can remember having as a child. By the time he came into my world he'd already been playing for fourteen or fifteen years and was past his prime. And it didn't matter one bit to me. Even at a young age it was clear to me that here was a man who never gave anything but his best and, while I don't mean to slight his physical abilities, a man who created a Hall of Fame career on the basis of sheer will.

To this day- some 30+ years later- any time I play an organized sport I want to be #8 and I don't expect that will ever change.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

In MUCH better news...

...the English and Scottish Leagues are back in action, with the Premierships in both countries to open play a week from today.

Ross County are off to a slow start in the Scottish First Division, but I have my new away top and I will remain steadfast in my support of the Staggies!

Thanks for staying tuned...

...but sadly there is no news to report. I'm disappointed (and apparently hell-bent on remaining cryptic) about this, but I'm fine.

If nothing else, I got a free "weekend" in Florida out of it and I really can't complain about that.

And guess what? In just about ten days I get to go back to Florida again. This time, though, purely for fun. Maybe I'll be outside enough to get a tan this time.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Stay tuned...

...there could be some major news here within the week.

Enough Already

The word* "staycation" only entered my consciousness about two weeks ago and I would already like to hunt down and harm the person who "invented" it.

The sad thing is that this term means "the economy is in shambles, gas prices are beyond high, wages have not risen, and you're not going to be going on vacation this year."

Enjoy your staycation.

*clearly it is not a word