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This site is created by Jim Laprel; avid runner, comic and blogger. See my schedule below for my latest stand-up comedy appearances. Scroll down to see my latest thoughts on various things, the New England Patriots and NFL.

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
                          Lao-tzu Chinese philosopher ( 604-531 B.C. )

New York City Marathon

Nov 4, 2018 at the 22 mile mark 

Doing a set at Strange Brew Tavern Nov 26, 2018

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Here is an interview I did with a local newspaper about my running.

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My blog: "All Pats Talk". Read the latest on the three time Super Bowl Champions and the rest of the NFL. Get an "outsiders" viewpoint. (click here)

 

  

                                                            Comedy Shows

  

Tues, Sept 21    Steve's Pinehust Tavern

                                   786 Boston Rd.   Billerica, Mass  7:30pm 

 MORE TO COME

  Random Thoughts About Things

Monday, September 20, 2021

Wall of Water

A friend sent me a video of their family member surfing in the huge waves recently caused by a tropical storm.
 
Whenever they wiped out and got submerged under water, they bounced back as if nothing happened.
 
Nobody wore a flotation device of any type. I assume if you surf in that type of water, it's understood that you're a strong swimmer.  
7:28 pm edt 

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Chestnuts Here

A real sign of autumn is the chestnut tree in my neighborhood dropping leaves and nuts on the ground.
 
It just started to happen. It will certainly increase over the next few weeks and keep going into November. 
11:37 pm edt 

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Plans In Brooklyn

I enjoy following New York City commercial real estate. The New York Post does a great job reporting it.
 
Today's story featured a high-rise development along the Brooklyn waterfront in Williamsburg. It's going through the slow permit process. 
 
So many of these proposals never get built. Eventually, something will, but it can take forever. 
11:51 pm edt 

Friday, September 17, 2021

Summer Weekend 2021

It's hard to believe that this is the last weekend of summer 2021. Autumn is next Wednesday.
 
We are now only 14 weeks from until Christmas Eve and 15 until New Year's Eve. 
 
Time marches on. A lot will happen between now and then.
10:04 pm edt 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Plant Life

I tried to have house plants in the past, but it never worked out. My rooms don't get enough sunlight. They always started off well because they were new, but eventually died. It didn't matter what type I brought home.
 
Someone gave me a jade plant two weeks ago. Some of the leaves are falling off. I like to think that's because of growth. It has gotten bigger in a short time.
 
The next few weeks will be very critical. This has been the time when I have lost most of them. 
8:54 pm edt 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Space X Launches

Space X launched tonight on their three day flight of orbiting Earth. This is classic Mercury-Gemini-Apollo early age of space flight, but this time it's in private hands.
 
It was a great idea for the government to get businesses involved in a partnership with NASA. It has made a huge difference. 
11:45 pm edt 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Brooklyn Lane

Bicycles in cities are here to stay, especially in New York City with its growing network of bike lanes.
 
The Brooklyn Bridge will now have a dedicated bike lane protected from traffic by concrete barriers and fencing.
 
This will now remove bikes from the promenade where they were a bad combination with the large pedestrian crowds. 
 
From my own experience, I found it to be a place where you really needed to pay attention to the cyclists. It's better for them to have their own lane. 
 
 
10:53 pm edt 

Monday, September 13, 2021

Flight On Wednesday

If all goes well, Space X will launch its rocket on Wednesday with a space capsule that will orbit the earth with four amateur astronauts.

They have been training for months to endure the conditions of weightlessness and all that goes with a flight like that. The craft will be controlled from the ground.
 
It's the latest in the way of "Space Tourism" and certainly part of the future for now. 
11:25 pm edt 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

The New Student Union

I was at UMass yesterday for their football game against Boston College. I made my usual trip through the Campus Center and was glad to see the reopening of the Student Union after undergoing a massive renovation.
 
They did a great job recreating the space, especially with the big new atrium. It's a different building now, but ready for the future of the campus.
 
I look forward to passing through whenever I visit.
11:41 pm edt 

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Nobody Around To Remember

September 11th will always be a big day in American and world history. After 20 years, there is a whole generation who are not old enough to have any recollection.
 
This happens with every major event. Pearl Harbor Day on December 7th was a "Day of Infamy", but only those at least 85 would have any memory.
 
November 22, 1963 was when President Kennedy was assassinated. After 58 years, someone would need to be at least 63 to remember.
 
The same will become of 9/11. I probably won't see it in my lifetime, but eventually only those over a certain age will recall the event.
 
This happens for everything. 
11:05 pm edt 

Friday, September 10, 2021

The Slow Game

There was a time when  watched baseball on television, but the game is too painfully slow these days.
 
Tonight I was following a live digital recreation of game action on my phone with the batter as the only figure.
 
It takes so much time between pitches. The longer commercial breaks between innings only stretches it out.
11:34 pm edt 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Extra Car Needed

You see a little bit of everything on local community Facebook pages. Someone traveling from out of town asked if anyone had an extra car available for her short stay.
 
I wonder if she will have any success. That's a lot to ask of a stranger. Maybe someone she knows will help her out. 
11:41 pm edt 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Hold The Dishes

People who are planning a wedding often register themselves at various stores and websites. They list suggested gifts that they want and need.
 
According to a recent industry report, most couples are asking for money. That makes a lot of sense. They can buy what they want and avoid getting a pile of stuff they can live without. 
4:46 pm edt 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Pool Time Over

There are so many signs that summer is in its final days. We are past Labor Day, kids are back in school and nights are getting cooler.
 
We are also seeing people close up their swimming pools. They have such a short season in New England unless they are heated.
 
It didn't feel like we had that many hot days. We will have more over the next several weeks, but colder weather is coming. 
11:16 pm edt 

Monday, September 6, 2021

No Shark Tickets

People seem to have a fascination with sharks. The attacks in recent years on Cape Cod have not diminished their popularity.
 
A few charter boat companies will now be doing shark tours. They will take their vessels and passengers out to observe them.
 
It sounds like a good educational tool and a way to address some of the misconceptions about sharks, but I'll stay on the shore for now. 
 
12:41 pm edt 

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