Friday, January 15, 2021
No Winter Mountains
11:46 pm est
I saw the pictures on Facebook about hiking in the White
Mountains today. It looked so cold out there.
I never had a desire to hike in the winter. Walking in snowshoes locally is
fun and a great workout.
Mountain hiking causes the body to undergo too many temperature changes.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
11:55 pm est
I will never understand
why I had so much trouble with my website tonight. I was unable to login after several attempts.
The only solution was to shut everything down and reboot the modem.
It seems to be fine now.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
11:40 pm est
One of the first things I did when I retired on January
3, 2009 was to buy a winter parka at LL Bean in Burlington. It was a great jacket that wore so well.
After 12 winters, I finally donated it to a thrift store back in August.
I didn't give much thought to buying another one until it got cold.
Winter has been nice so far. Temperatures have been reasonable. I dress in
It would've been a challenge if it it got below 20.
I'm ready now.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Burial In The Park
9:42 pm est
I enjoy reading about the history of New York City. It's
interesting to note that Washington Square Park was a potter's field in the 1700's before it became the focal point of Greenwich
Village.There are thousands buried there.
Other potter fields at Madison Square and Bryant Parks had bodies exhumed in the 1800's.
Nobody ever thought that the city would grow as it did
and real estate would become so valuable.
Unfortunately, so many are buried without any indication of their name.
Monday, January 11, 2021
Restaurants & Covid
11:56 pm est
will never reopen after the pandemic. There are so many horror stories out there of places that couldn't make it.
People will only put up with so much to eat outside in cold weather.
Takeout is a lifeline for those who are able to do that.
Where will we be in one year?
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Those 2021 Games
11:58 pm est
Nobody is talking
about the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games which got postponed last year in light of the pandemic.
When it happened, the plan was to hold them in 2021. They thought everything
would be fine and wonderful by then.
While watching NFL playoff games tonight on NBC, they were promoting their broadcast
the Games go on as scheduled?
Saturday, January 9, 2021
All The Tools Needed
11:39 pm est
I follow a Facebook page that has some great videos of
taking objects and turning them into something else. They had one today of making a hatchet out of a circular saw blade.
The person doing this has tremendous talent as well as the tools and
machines that nobody else would have.
They make it look easy, but it's not.
Friday, January 8, 2021
We Need Penn Station
11:53 pm est
I'm a big believer in historical preservation. It wasn't
popular in the early 1960's.
saw the destruction of the iconic Penn Station in New York City and replaced by the current Madison Square Garden.
Penn Station had no advocates back in 1962. Old structures were looked
at being old. It was all about the future. Historic preservation was not in vogue.
The loss of this great structure created a movement to preserve special
buildings. It was so difficult with Urban Renewal of the 1960's.
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Back To The 1200's
11:50 pm est
I always marvel at structures built throughout history.
I saw a show tonight that featured ruins of former great places.
Castles are very interesting. The show featured one built in the 1200's. They did great
work which lasted to this time.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
More Chicken Please
11:11 pm est
I love Indian food, but it's hard to find any local places.
A friend recommended one in the next town over.
I checked it out yesterday and got an order of chicken marsela, rice and nan bread.
The food was delicious, but wish I got more chicken.
The other dishes are probably the same size, but I'll go back.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Dry Skin 2021
11:36 pm est
I have many traditions. Some are not always for the better
like having dry hands this time of year. Skin cream really helps.
This is nothing new. It happens every year. I could've written this back in 2009.
Monday, January 4, 2021
11:56 pm est
I have been listening to a podcast about New York City
for the last few months. They cover many topics with its history.
I'm not sure if driving is the best time to listen. Operating
a car, requires so much concentration. When I listen to a podcast, I want it to be more than background noise.
It might be better off at home.
Sunday, January 3, 2021
We All Read Differently
11:59 pm est
It's a real challenge to keep up with my reading. I have
a book on reserve from the local library which is 380 pages and can only be checked out for three weeks.
I read at a slow rate. If I go any faster, there is less comprehension
on my part. Will I finish it?
Saturday, January 2, 2021
The Elusive Coat
11:37 pm est
Back in August, I felt good about donating my 12 year
old LL Bean parka to a thrift store. Always thought I would buy another, but it's January 2nd and no winter coat.
Thought I could resolve this today by driving to a store in Burlington
and making my big purchase.
When I arrived, there was a line going out the door filled
with customers waiting to make returns.
It might be better in another week. Will they even have anything in stock for me?
I have no idea.
Friday, January 1, 2021
No Ocean 2021
11:45 pm est
So many people I know decided to take their annual plunge
into the ocean or some other water body. I can't imagine doing this.
They say you can't get a cold from a wet head, but I think I would get so
I don't even want to try and see what might happen.