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Dumb dumb dumb
Wednesday, November 13, 2019      1 comments

I’ve ranted and raved about this SparkPeople app before and how it makes entering blogs stupidly difficult. IPhone native keyboards finally, years and years after Android, made it possible to swipe to type, and guess what, the spark people app c... Read more
The Rime of the Modern Composer
Tuesday, November 12, 2019      3 comments

So I was listening to a shuffle of songs by the band Iron Maiden, and their track Rime of the Ancient Mariner came on, and got me wondering when the epic poem by that name had been written. But instead of googling the title of the piece, I went ... Read more
There's a little black spot on the sun today
Monday, November 11, 2019      3 comments

The planet Mercury orbits the sun once every 88 of our days. But only once every few years are we in position to see it crossing, or transiting over the sun. The last time was in 2016, the next time will be in 2032, and the next time we in North... Read more
Sunday Sundae
Sunday, November 10, 2019      4 comments

No I didn't have any ice cream today, but after writing that title, I'm craving one all of a sudden. Good thing it's too cold out there for me to really want to follow up on that thought. I did have a barbecue lunch though, after playing in that... Read more
Saturday, November 09, 2019      2 comments

Weird fraction, don'tcha think? Kind of like 5th Third, but they went and named a bank after it, which made me wonder how they came up with that name, so I looked it up. Apparently, it came about as a merger of two predecessor banks, the Third N... Read more
The verdict: Metzger's wins
Friday, November 08, 2019      3 comments

In the titanic tussle of german restaurants in Ann Arbor Michigan, the king of Weiner Schnitzel is....Metzger's. The offering at the Heidelberg is deeper fried, so the breading is more prominent than the veal, and...yeah, I just enjoyed the Metz... Read more
Thursday, November 07, 2019      2 comments

Ann Arbor has two main German restaurants. A couple of weeks ago, one meetup group did a dinner thing at one of them, and now a different group is doing a thing at the other one tonight. Guess I should go, if only to compare the places, right? ... Read more
soccer on the radio
Wednesday, November 06, 2019      0 comments

Listening to the Tottenham Hotspur game via audio feed from their team web site, since TNT is showing a different Champions League game, and I didn't feel like going out to watch at the bar Spurs fans gather in to see their games. It's a bit chi... Read more
Odds and socks
Tuesday, November 05, 2019      4 comments

Random thoughts sort of entry for today. Granted, that's often the case, but there's usually more connective tissue between the randomness. Not so much this afternoon. 1 Boo my ankle. It was sore yesterday, but it's worse today, as I disc... Read more
Somebody's got a case of the Mondays
Monday, November 04, 2019      0 comments

Someone else, anyway, I had a decent day. The phrase, if you didn't recognize it, is a reference from the cult classic movie Office Space, where a smarmy coworker says that to a grumpy character. As you might imagine, it didn't make that person'... Read more
Honestly thought about it
Sunday, November 03, 2019      2 comments

Dropping this blog streak thing, I mean. After all, I felt bad, mad even about blowing the latest iteration of the streak, especially in the manner I did. As I mentioned the other day, I scribbled out a post Friday night, but failed to hit post ... Read more
Been a while
Saturday, November 02, 2019      1 comments

Whoops, messed up my blog streak. Well not really since I typed this all out hours ago. But I never hit post. And so...we start over again. The train rolls on. And I’ve got my Saturday entry done just a few scant minutes into the day. Anyw... Read more
Happy Halloween!
Thursday, October 31, 2019      3 comments

I've always blown hot and cold about this holiday. As a kid, asthma attacks knocked me out of trick or treating on a couple of occasions. But I also have a few good memories of wandering around our neighborhood with my little buddies, when there... Read more
Winter is coming
Wednesday, October 30, 2019      6 comments

Mind you, I haven't hardly watched any of the Game of Thrones series, save those exceedingly confusing 30 minutes this one time in a hotel when I couldn't find the remote after I'd managed to leave the TV on the HBO Latino channel when I switche... Read more
Wonder how the Bahamas are doing?
Tuesday, October 29, 2019      1 comments

Less than two months ago, Hurricane Dorian decimated that island nation, and yet, in our breakneck 24 hour news cycle, that might as well have been a year ago, or two. Two islands in particular, Abaco and Grand Bahama, took the brunt of Dorian's... Read more

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