At the gym

I checked out some of the new equipment in the gym this evening. If that sounds like a dull way to spend Saturday evening, it is, but I work on Sundays. They put some pretty cool machines in there. They took out my elliptical, though, and the two new ones lack power cords. WTF. Is […]

Cranes on the brain

I accompanied our volunteers on a field trip to the nearby wildlife refuge. We certainly learned a lot about Mississippi sandhill cranes. Preserving and growing thier small, isolated population is very labor intensive, and unless their habitat is restored (98% of the wet pine savannas on the Gulf Coast is gone) the refuge will remain […]

On Thai food and Lawrence Welk

Tonight I brought home Thai food. Yellow curry something, medium spicy. I’m enjoying a little ultra-right wing entertainment this evening. Mississippi Public Broadcasting airs reruns of “The Lawrence Welk Show” every week. It’s also supercorny, but I enjoy listing to the music. The show was on for something like forty years. It’s impossible to tell […]

On web logs

Apparently I’m participating in some revolutionary new thing when I write in this journal. I’ve been hearing and reading a lot about how blogging is going to revolutionize news and public relations and God knows what else. Charlie Rose was discussing it the other day, NPR reports on it occasionally, and a column this week […]

The replacement killers.

I went to the garage and got my tailgate fixed. The trunk shocks(support arms were shot and needed replacing. It was much cheaper than I hoped. I had to go twice today, at first they had the wrong size parts, but the right size were delivered quickly. Also replaced the inner tube of my front […]

Checkout line

I made an impulse purchase at the grocery checkout line today. I never do that. I bought a tin of Altoid Tangerine Sours. They are “curiously strong” as the container says. I think I ate too many. I bring, when I remember, my own cloth bags to the store to carry groceries. The man behind […]

Quick and painless.

Man, work actually went fast today. I looked up at the clock at one point and it was four o’clock. Yes! he said pumping his fist in the air. I’ve been preparing for a presentation tomorrow. It is about the black soldiers who guarded Ship Island during the Civil War. It’s been a year since […]

On shark jumping.

Last night after the Superbowl, I watched “The Simpsons” for the first time in a couple of years. I used to love that show and watch it all the time, but it’s not the same as it was. In fact, I was in heaven back when it was in syndication three times an evening. I’d […]