Saturday, October 30, 2004

Back in Saddle Again

I climbed onto the exercise bike today, and put in 32 minutes while watching the Red Sox parade on TV. My bad knee didn't complain, but the (not very heavy) workout wiped me out -- I napped for three hours this afternoon.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

The Dark Side of the Moon

When I noted that the Red Sox were 10 wins away from winning it all, I noted I could dream.

Lest you missed it (and yet are on the net!), the Red Sox won It all.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

In Living Color

The World Series is here.

In response, I made a purchase I had threatened since last year, namely a HD-ready TV. It's a 32" inch LCD, which is about as large as one would physically want in our house.

Friday night, I wedged it in backseat of the Audi A4, got it home, and set it up. Saturday morning, Comcast delivered the required HD cable box. A few upgraded cables were still being seated as the pre-game show started Saturday evening, but all was ready for the Big Game proper.

Unfortunately, this instantly more or less obsoleted my Tivo Series 2, and didn't do much for our ~ 2001 era DVD player.

At least I didn't jinx the Old Towne Team. Sox Win! Sox Win!

Thursday, October 21, 2004

And then there were 4 ...

Four more wins to a Red Sox World Championship.

This is mostly posted to explain why I'm not writing real entries these days, instead I'm glued to the TV.

p.s. There will be no attempt to give up caffiene until after the series ends.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

The Shoemaker's Children

I just renewed my ACM membership online. Slowly. R e a l l y s l o w l y.

How a simple business web site can get by with 10 second response time for a fixed transaction is beyond me. Even the site you're reading, hosted on a 1998 era 350 MHz Pentium II, has faster response time when posting updates to this blog or the Summerhill Kitten Farm. (Those are the slowest operations I demand of it.) And I'm upgrading the machine before the end of the year.

Maybe I should donate the PII to the ACM when I retire it so they can do an upgrade?

Monday, October 11, 2004

Headed for the DL?

Back at New Years 1994, I slipped and straight armed a sidewalk in Endicott, NY. The sidewalk didn't move, I dislocated my elbow.

The elbow is reminding me of that today, even with Advil in me.

May be time to hit the older of the exercise bikes and work on my arm strength.

Saturday, October 9, 2004

Back on the Chain Gang

I just weighed myself.

Say this blog is not the only thing I've been ignoring, since I'm back up to one pound under my summer peak.

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Sox Win! Sox Win!

Only ten more October wins to go!

(Hey, I can dream.)

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Winter Weather Statement

... Frost advisory in effect tonight...

The National Weather Service in Taunton MA has issued a frost advisory.

Widespread frost is expected late tonight and early Wednesday morning across the region. Temperatures are expected to fall into the low to mid 30s by daybreak Wednesday. Light winds and clear skies will make the environment ripe for widespread frost.

Those who still have tender vegetation outside should prepare to cover cold sensitive plants... or bring them inside.