March 30, 2011
There are any number of icy/snow piles hanging around. There was so much snow this winter that a few weeks of mere 50 degree days are not enough to make it all go away. On the whole it is looking much the worse for wear with lots of sand and gravel mixed into any remaining patches.
But if you get a little closer with the camera it can look kinda pretty.
Still, I’m ready for it to be gone.
Unfortunately we’re supposed to get 3 more inches of the stuff tomorrow night. Time to go put on another heavy sweater. sigh
March 29, 2011
One portion of a usual walk route takes us past some forest land donated to either the city, county or state - still don’t know which. This last year they were thinning out some of the trees. From the previous signs they had up it looks like this is done every 10 years. As we were walking past the other day, we saw this…
On looking a bit closer I had to laugh.
Click for larger but top 2 lines of the sign says:
Forest Care in Progress
Please pardon our appearance
Ha. I think they're sleeping it off somewhere.
March 28, 2011
When things started melting it looked a bit like this…
The next week it looked like this…
Yesterday it looked like this…
There are more pics of course, but I shall have to work on getting them uploaded. We shall see.
March 22, 2011
The headline pretty much covers it
Chavez says capitalism may have ended life on Mars
Well, this should cut down on all that extraneous sex... right? Pretty soon it will be considered too dangerous for any legal participation - just wait and see.
Heart Attack Risk: Does Having Sex Really Tax the Ol' Ticker?
Seems the Dept of Homeland Security is dumping the color coded threat levels.
Color-coded threat system to be replaced in April
(personally I think they'd do better to work on the name of the department rather than worrying about color codes, but that's just me)
Really though, it's being dumped because most people have no idea what the colors mean or what they should do if things change. They should have listened to Frank J back in 2003 and it would all be very clear.
No wonder there aren't enough iPad2s.
Moscow Catches iPad2 Smugglers
In their suitcases? Really? And this bit:
Officials declined to identify the young men and said they would face administrative violations for bringing in goods worth more than €1,500 without declaring them.
Sure they will.
And last of all, you may want to consider carefully when deciding to use the bathroom on an airplane...
Airlines pull oxygen from plane restrooms
Hmmm... maybe they are going to use the soon to be defunct threat level color codes on airplane bathroom doors. I mean... aren't government types all interested in recycling? It would be perfect.
That's it for tonight. Tomorrow rapidly approaches (technically I guess it's already here since it's now after midnight). Later taters.
March 20, 2011
We were only a little disappointed because we did root for Merrimack College to beat the powerhouse Boston College, but the game was great even if BC won. It's fun to pull for the underdog in these situations. This was the first time Merrimack had been to the final game and that made them definite underdogs.
We stayed at the Hotel Marlowe right across the Charles River from the TD Garden. It was walking distance at least for us (we like walking). A chance to stretch the legs and move about.
Better yet it has a bar that turned out to be very nice indeed. Not like other hotels where the bar is dead - there were people at this bar. Not packed, but pleasantly populated - we like that. Since it was late, we wanted a snack so we ordered their flatbread - perfect choice it was delicious. When it took a while for our order to get to the table, the waitress brought us a free drink!
Even better still, this hotel allows dogs. We met several really terrific dogs while trekking in and out. Notably a Golden Retriever, a Rhodesian Ridgeback (such a beautiful laid back dog) and a Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever - just adorable.
Hope everyone had a great weekend.
March 18, 2011
Go to Computer Management --> Services and check to be sure the service is not "disabled".
The long winded or winding story of the is answer is below the fold.
March 16, 2011
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March 12, 2011
/begin curmudgeonly rant
I’m so tired of all the “time hopping” can we just pick a time and stick with it? My preference would be for year round Daylight Savings Time, but at this point I’ll take Standard Time if we can just stop all this back and forth.
Yeah, yeah, yeah... I'll reset my clocks tonight. *sigh*
March 11, 2011
One way or another it’s been a hell of a week. Today’s news of the earthquake and resulting tsunami hitting Japan coming so shortly after the terrible earthquake in New Zealand… it’s almost too much to comprehend.
For Japan it’s still too soon to know how much help is needed. I’m sure there will be donation sites galore. I’ve already donated a bit to the Red Cross through their usual text message set up. As George Takai says:
RT @georgetakei: Today we are all Japanese. Give $10 to help. Text REDCROSS to 90999, or click http://ow.ly/4ctzx Pls RT!
One day I will get to Japan. It’s a country I have wanted to visit for a long time and yes, even after an earthquake, I would still like to go visit. It will be a long recovery for them, but they can do it.
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