Italian-Americans NEVER watch movies or television shows about Italian gangsters, no matter how well written or compentently directed.
I’m glad someone is looking out for us ignorant and insensitive crackers and keeping us on the straight-and-narrow.
The docile Slav and her boyfriend visited and stayed last night en route to points west. Her boyfriend is a Red Sox fan, but otherwise a good guy.
I went to the bar for some dinner and to catch some of the Yankees-Red Sox game on ESPN. There was a rain delay, so Baseball Tonight was on instead. It’s funny how John Kruk has become Chris Farley’s impression of him. You may not remember that but I do.
I’m listening to the Yankees-Red Sox game as I ice my knee. They made a nice trade today getting outfielder Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte, a left-handed relief pitcher. This should help them a lot. They’ve been without a lefty reliever all season. They also got rid of LaTroy Hawkins and Kei Igawa. I’m surprised […]
Thousands of people do this ever year, making it Iowa’s biggest event.
As you can see, I’ve been monkeying around with a new “prairie” theme to the website. The seashore theme was boring me. It was a little too monochromatic. I happened to have a good picture of prairie flowers with colors I liked, so I went with it. Hope you like it.
Yesterday after work I filled my gas tank for the first time in 36 days. I accomplished part of that by not going anywhere, at least not outside the east side of Iowa City or West Branch. I’ve also been on my bike a good part of the last month. I’ve been riding it to […]
I rode 50 miles today, or maybe a fraction of a mile short of that. That’s a new personal high, but I’m totally beaten. The wind let me breeze along at first but killed me coming back. I basically limped home. My new padded bicycle shorts didn’t do much to save my rear end. I’d […]
I added the pictures from West Branch to a recent post. Since I’ve upgraded WordPress, I’ve found that they finally added a good photo gallery tool. I’ll be working on retrofitting the old galleries once again.
If there is a benefit to being shut in by rain and floods this spring, it’s that I spent some time at home reading.
I’m really tired after working the last two days. It wasn’t work that tired me out as much as bicycling there both days. I declared independence from $4.00 per gallon gasoline by commuting on my bicycle. Actually the weather was great for it: 75 to 80 degrees and not much wind. So I’ve been out […]