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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)

 

  

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Tues, Dec 21   Winner's Circle

                                  211 Elm St.  Salisbury, Mass  7:30pm 

 MORE TO COME

  Random Thoughts About Things

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Boots On

Dog owners want the best for their pets. They all seem to love them. People spend billions of dollars on food and care annually.
 
I saw a video of a dog with winter "boots"  trying to walk around in their kitchen. They looked like they had a lot of trouble with them. 
 
Apparently, they went for a walk outside and had no issues.
10:43 pm est 

Monday, January 24, 2022

It's The Same Old Story

It has been really cold recently with temperatures in the single digits, but it changes daily. There was no indication that ice was safe on local ponds and lakes.
 
There was a story tonight about someone who lost their ATV through the ice in the Boston area.
 
You can write the same story every year which I have done many times. 
11:42 pm est 

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Chips Take Time

The computer chip shortage doesn't appear like it will be resolved soon. Several companies have announced plans to build factories that will employ thousands of people.
 
This might resolve future chip shortages, but not the current problem. These factories will take a few years to be built and running to capacity.
2:47 pm est 

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Tea For Now

Tea bags are one of those things you only have so many of. How many boxes of different types can you keep on hand?
 
I drink Bigelow Green Tea, but never coffee.
11:46 pm est 

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Looking To April 15th

The tax laws in this country can be rather complex at times. Taxpayers are left on their own to navigate the world of preparers. It's not easy to get the right answer.
 
The IRS website has a lot of great information with all of their publications. People shouldn't be afraid to study this stuff.
11:38 pm est 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

20 Yeras Ago Tonight

It's hard to believe that it was 20 years ago tonight that we had the infamous Snow Bowl game. It was the last game ever played at the old Schaefer/Sullivan/Foxborough Stadium before they opened Gillette.
 
It was also the game that got Tom Brady on a track for his first Super Bowl win and the rest of his career. 
11:35 pm est 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Get Off At 34th St

I really enjoy reading historical stuff about New York City. You don't need to go too far back to find some very interesting things.
 
The city is always evolving. What we see today was not the same ten years ago. Buildings come and go. I've seen blocks disappear and emerge into something really nice.

My first trip to the city was in 1974 for a UMass basketball game at Madison Square Garden. I always remember driving on the elevated West Side Highway down to the 34th St exit. It was the way to go back then, but is long gone.
11:59 pm est 

Monday, January 17, 2022

Games of 2022

I can't blame NBC for promoting the Winter Olympics to a point of excess. They have a fortune invested in the broadcast rights.
 
It seems like Covid will have a huge impact on the live audiences at the various venues.
 
The Games will go forward no matter what. There is too much money on the line right now.
11:48 pm est 

Sunday, January 16, 2022

It Was Warm For Him

It always fascinates me to see how people deal with cold weather like we have now. Everyone reacts in their own way that works for them.
 
People either cover their head or they don't. I guess it doesn't matter for some. It's like the guy I saw in shorts and t-shirt today as I went into Market Basket.
 
I felt so cold as I walked to the door, but he looked like it was Sunday in July. 
 
11:36 pm est 

Saturday, January 15, 2022

It Depends On Rain

Leave it to New York City to have a company that is starting an umbrella sharing service like they have for bicycles. 
 
They plan to set up stations where people can use an umbrella for free for 24 hours by downloading an app. They will be charged $2 daily if not returned or a total of $16 if lost.
 
It sounds like a reasonable idea, but the whole business is dependent upon rainy days. That sounds like a way to lose money.
 
6:31 pm est 

Friday, January 14, 2022

January Football

It will be be very cold again tomorrow. It seems pretty crazy to play a football game at 8:15pm in Buffalo on a Saturday night, but it's all about the money from the television broadcasting rights that feeds the NFL.
 
I realize they have heated benches, but it must be so cold out on the field. It's even worse for the fans who sit in the stands, pay the high ticket prices and deal with the extreme cold.
11:33 pm est 

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Keep Your Hat

I never understood why hockey fans throw their hats onto the ice after a player scores his third goal in a game to accomplish a "hat trick".
 
It's a tradition that goes back decades. It works fine when the weather is warm. Last night, I saw a person live-streaming on Facebook from a game before he tossed his hat.
 
He had fun doing it, but now he had to go out into a freezing night without his head covered. 
9:31 am est 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Limit The Losses

I have been studying crypto-currency. It's the hardest thing to understand. There is so much to know, but find it very fascinating.
 
Back in October, I set up an account on Coinbase and made a few purchases. Apparently, I bought at the peak time because everything has gone down in value.
 
The goal is to get back to my starting point as nobody ever likes to lose money. When they say it's a volatile investment, they aren't kidding.
 
11:37 pm est 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Cover Your Head

It was so cold today with the temperatures in the single digits and very windy. The news showed the usual people walking around without their head covered or acting like it's September.
 
I don't know how they do it. I wish I could, but I feel so cold. On another note, I'll never be that hot in the summer. 
11:20 pm est 

Monday, January 10, 2022

Those Long Term Projects

I need to take a ride into Boston very soon just to check out what's going on with all of the construction projects going on.

Things are still happening in spite of Covid. There are long term projects that might never happen in my lifetime unless I live to be 100.
 
They get proposed, but never built. It happens in every city.
11:57 pm est 

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