Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day Ja View

Well, here we go again.  Sure, it looked like just a few flakes coming down yesterday, but the snow blew in last night.  Almost 16 inches in Central Park.  And in my neighborhood?

Our Sidewalk Was Shoveled

I still don't know why they park these two little police thingies in front of our place, but they have been there for months and I don't think the one by the mailbox has moved in all that time.

Not Going Anywhere Today, Either

At least this time around the streets were all plowed early.

Good Job

I think this guy should have taken advantage of the nearby parking garage.

Some Digging Out To Do

Once again, though, after schlepping my way to the nearby deli to pick up the morning paper I discovered they hadn't been delivered yet.

Just three more days and I will be heading to the sunshine and beaches of Puerto Vallarta and leaving all of this behind.  And I can hardly wait.  We have shattered the record for snow in January and that Christmas Day snowstorm was something else again too.

After years, and thanks to one of my Mysterious Sister-In-Laws, I have finally deciphered the rule for when Minnesota has its annual Fishing Opener.  It is, by law, two weekends before Memorial Day.  And, once again, it is not on Mothers Day this year.

Anyone think that Gil Meche had a touch more class than Brett Favre when it came to retiring?

Is it just me, or is Hillary Clinton begining to look more and more like the woman who lived under the radiator in the movie Eraserhead?

Just Asking

And, finally, after watching an episode of BBC's Law and Order I have to wonder, do they use prosthetics to make the actors teeth look bad, or do the actors really have bad teeth.  In the United States version even the bad guys have good teeth.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Snow Again

Arrgh, more snow here in Brooklyn.  We have already had more snow this so far this winter than we usually have for an entire winter.  And another major snowstorm moving in tonight. 

The View From My Window

Luckily it is all supposed to clear out by the weekend when I head out to Mexico with the Mysterious Chinese Woman.

Just saw the coolest thing on CNN, beer dispensers that fill up plastic glasses from the bottom.  They are designed primarily for sports stadiums because they are fast and there is no spillage.

Bottoms Up

And nothing says sports more than getting as much beer as you can into the fans as fast as you can.

Monday, January 24, 2011

There Is Always Next Year

Well, you can't spot a team 24 points and expcect to win. But you have to admit, the Jets did still manage to make it exciting at the end.

I didn't want go public with a dream that I had last week for fear of jinxing the Jets, but I thought I would share an email that I sent to a friend last Thursday:

From: Dan Freeman (
Sent: Thu 1/20/11 12:50 PM
To: (


Bad enough that the Jets are on the cover of Sports Illustrated, I dreamt that they lose 19 to 28.


I am not looking forward to reading the papers or watching Sports Center today.

I saw where Jack Lalanne died the other day at age 96. I immediately thought that they should run him through one of his juicers and sell the extracted liquid as a vitamin supplement. Perhaps a bit macabre, but then I myself would like to be made into sausages. Beer sausages, of course.

Now that the Jets season is over I have only the Knicks to fall back on, and they have just lost six games in a roll.  Now the Associated Press, as reported in the New York Daily News, says that the Knicks "are in the midst of a six-game skid."  It seems to me that if you have just lost six-games you aren't in the midst of a six-game skid, you are at the end of it.  They were in the midst of a six-game skid after they lost three in a row.

Excuse me if I sound a bit grouchy, but did everyone but Brian Schottenheimer think it was a bad idea not to just run the ball when you had three downs to make one yard.  I know I was yelling at the televison after the first incomplete pass and was in agony after the second.  Of course given that the Jets only made one yard in the entire first half, I am guessing they weren't too confident in their running game.