Tuesday, January 30, 2007


I love reading your blogs. It's like you have a little editorial column in the newspaper and you get to comment about whatever you like. And you definitely dont have to be PC - what a PLUS!
I think you are doing a great job - your writing style is easy to read and I love it and I love you!


There are several shows on TV that I like to watch. And I hate to miss an episode of these shows, cause then you might miss some important plot line. But, for most of these shows, if it went off the air tomorrow, I'd really just want for them to end it well, then I'd mostly just forget about the show. Every once in a while, a show comes along that just grabs your full attention, and won't let go. This year for me that show is Heroes. During every episode, I feel the intensity of that show like few other shows I've ever watched. And when the episode ends, the preview for the next week just leaves me shaking my head in amazement. Lost is probably the last show that came close to doing that, but while I still like that show, a lot of the magic behind it is, for lack of a better term, lost.

Thursday, January 25, 2007


I've never been a person who likes to run. I've never really run more than a mile in my life, at least without stopping 20-30 times. So yesterday I get to the Y, and every bike in the place it taken up. So I'm wondering what to do. I look around, and find that one of the treadmills is free. I hate running, but since I really need to get my cardio going, and that's all I have to pick from, I decide to at least walk for a little while. I was wearing Cross-Trainers, which are not the best things to run for long distances in. But I got on, and after getting adjusted to it, I picked up the pace, and soon was running. I ran a mile and a half before I slowed the machine back down. I have to say it was quite a rewarding experience to realize that the cardio I have been doing up to this point is actually working. But once I got off the machine, I felt like I was moving really fast, and it kind of freaked me out. So I don't know when I will get back on that beast. Maybe when the weather gets better, I'll go out to the track near the school and see how far I can run. But first, I had better go get me some new running shoes.

Friday, January 12, 2007


Hazel and I joined the Y last night. I have to say it was quite a nice experience to work out with my wife. I didn't really know what to expect, but I feel like she pushed me pretty good, and I hope I did the same for her. It always helps to have someone else to go with. It keeps you honest. :) On a similar note, I finally did something I have wanted to do for so long, but it's just been so hard to do. I dropped my Bally's membership. And the person on the phone didn't give me a hard time at all. Probably because they weren't getting very much money from me in the first place. Bally's just sucked so bad. I've been a member there since 93, and they haven't added one new thing to that place in the last 13 years. On the opposite side of that coin, the Y we are going to has been open for a relatively short time, and has already undergone one expansion of it's facilities. How nice to know that they are trying to make things better for the people who give them so much money. Tonight we are planning on trying out the childcare services provided at the Y. Hopefully that will work out seamlessly, and Hazel and I will be able to go there together whenever we want.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


I've had this theory for the past month concerning the traffic congestion at the HRBT. It only works for non-summer months though. For the summer time, it's just always really bad. So my theory goes something like this: When college is "in", traffic stays relatively bad throughout the year. However, when college is "out", as in winter break, traffic will be almost non-existent. I know, not much of a theory, but it passes the time in my head when I am on the road. Anyways, since around the middle of December, I have not been stuck in traffic once. This is almost like some kind of minor miracle. So I have been waiting until this week to see if my theory holds any water. So yesterday, traffic is backed up 5 1/2 miles on the way home. Okay, so this is some anomaly. Well, this morning, there is a 10-20 minute backup crossing the tunnel. It appears as though my little theory actually holds water. HMMM. Another theory I have concerns traffic levels when the Navy ships leave port, but that one's a little more obvious.....

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

I figure it was about time

I've known about blogging for what, forever? I figured that since I had seen a friend of mines blog in this site, I would finally give it the old college try. I hope this isn't something that I just try for a couple of days, and give up on, but you never can tell with me. :)

The old me

So the picture of me and Hazel shows me with glasses. It took me a long time to get used to looking at myself in the mirror after having surgery on my eyes. But I'm so happy without them.