I picked up a piece of trash, a white sticker (like a mailing label) with “Saved by chaperone” written in green marker.
Riding my bicycle back from the gym this evening I passed a parked car with a collection of ethnic pride bumper stickers. One was the cross of St. Andrew with the tag, “Got kilt?” I thought that was very funny. Less funny was “Thank God I’m Ukrainian.” It’s not very clever and is a little […]
Tonight was a rare win for the Yankees in that it was a close game where they got a key hit and managed to back up their pitchers’ efforts. Joe Girardi went Italian on Italian with the home plate umpire and was ejected after throwing his hat and kicking dirt, Billy Martin-style. Even though the […]
While driving home, I was behind an empty livestock truck–presumable one that transports hogs–with a sign on the back that read, “Takin’ Bacon”.
I participated in “Ride of Silence” this evening, a nine-mile bicycle ride to remember cyclists who have been killed in car accidents. A nice evening for a ride.
I rode about thirty miles on my bike today, riding out to Coralville and then North Liberty and back via the Coralville Reservoir Dam. I took a number of breaks but I still ran out of steam on the way back. It took about five and half hours. I’m beat. The reservoir and the rivers […]
Here’s a disgusting movie: “Hard Candy”.
This was “Bicycle Your Fat Ass to Work Week” so got up early this morning and did it. Turned out to be a great day for riding to work. I still get a kick out of the “Speed Limit: 50” sign which mocks me from the top of the hill I’m crawling up. In fact, […]
One of the problems with living in a highly literate city is that it’s hard to get a hold of certain books from the library. All ten copies of “The Kite Runner” are checked out.
Teenagers aren’t just adults without responsibility; they are children with adult pretensions.
Jeanie’s blog drew some controversy and more comments than usual.
I rented “Cloverfield” this past weekend, a very effective thriller.
I figure I ought to write something here. The Yankees have been overwhelmingly mediocre. Is that possible? Maybe they’re just bad. So far I’m not impressed with Joe Girardi’s handling of his personnel. They’ve made some bad roster moves. Stephen Colbert is hilarious. He showed some clips tonight of right-wing talking heads decrying Barack Obama […]