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This site is created by Jim Laprel; avid runner, comic and blogger. See my schedule below for my latest comedy appearances. Click on my blogs to see my latest thoughts on the New England Patriots and the NFL, as well as other aspects of life.

"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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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Ski In June

Monday is the beginning of June, but a ski resort in Colorado has reopened after being shutdown because of the pandemic.
 
It looks like there is still plenty of snow to ski for a few more weeks. The revenue will really help the resort.
4:19 pm edt 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Wait Until Saturday

Americans were hoping to see history made today with the launch of the Space X rocket and capsule on its journey to the International Space Station.
 
Today was to mark the culmination of a partnership between NASA and private industry to get our astronauts launched on American vehicles.
 
Unfortunately, bad weather in Florida has postponed the mission until Saturday afternoon.

A former astronaut providing analysis mentioned that 60% of the launches were scrubbed on their initial target date because of the weather.

They will launch when the conditions are right. 
 
 
4:46 pm edt 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A New York Business

Whenever it rains in New York City, you can always count on a small army of umbrella sellers to emerge on the streets.
 
I'm sure it looks different there in light of the pandemic, but a new business has risen. Vending machines for protective safety masks have popped up in parts of Manhattan.
 
It allows the buyer to get a mask in a safe transaction. 
11:12 pm edt 

Monday, May 25, 2020

Six Months From Today

My birthday will be six months from today. So much will change between now and then, especially in light of the pandemic.
 
There will be a presidential election with so much at stake. What will be the status of the vaccine? Will the virus flare up again? Will the New York City Marathon be held?
 
The world has changed forever in the last three months and has such an unclear future. 
 
 
7:15 pm edt 

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Beach Time Memorial Day

There are so many people who  need to get to the beaches on Memorial Day weekend, but it causes so much traffic.
 
I heard the updates on the radio. Traffic was really backed up at the beach areas. That's normal at any time.
 
11:51 pm edt 

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Birds & Glass

It's hard to believe that you could build something in New York City that would cause migratory birds to fly into the glass facade.
 
A recent event showed over 30 dead birds by the building. Apparently, they get confused by the type of glass used in construction.
 
It's a real challenge to have remedy for that. 
11:20 pm edt 

Friday, May 22, 2020

It Gets Real Hot

I never knew about bedbug treatment until I saw it done at a house in my neighborhood.
 
Apparently, the most effective method is to bring the temperature up to 170 degrees for a sustained period of time.
 
I can't imagine the preparation needed to remove items that could be effected by the heat. It would be very easy to leave something behind.  
2:10 pm edt 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Taking The Eggs

Whenever a bald eagle dies mysteriously, it can often be linked to humans. A case in New Hampshire proved to be different.
 
The bird was found with a puncture wound in their chest. It turns out the eagle was probably trying to steal the eggs of a loon to feast on. The mother got angry and stabbed the thief in the chest with her beak.
 
Species fight all the time and it doesn't always end well. 
 
2:24 pm edt 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Traffic Problem Resolved

A local home owner was constantly complaining to public safety officials about the traffic leaving a nearby highway exit ramp. He claimed it made it difficult for him to leave his driveway. The state responded by placing a stop sign, but with little impact.
 
The problem appears resolved when I drove by yesterday. The home owner apparently sold his house which was knocked down and replaced by one much bigger.
6:06 pm edt 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

A Cost To Recycle

Communities around the nation are rethinking the entire recycling process. In the past, China took a good portion of it, but the market has hit bottom in recent years.
 
Cities and town are now paying extra just to recycle. New York City could save an estimated $200 million annually if they just mixed it all in with the trash and sent it to a landfill.
 
With local budgets around the nation being impacted by the Coronavirus, serious consideration will be given. 
7:29 pm edt 

Monday, May 18, 2020

All Types of Camping

People who go camping have a broad definition of the activity. Some do it with a tent and a sleeping bag, but others want more.
 
A luxury campground will be opening on Cape Cod that has all the bells and whistles. Campers can choose from 98 fully-loaded Airstream trailers or 10 luxury canvass tents that even come with air conditioning.
 
Many would question whether this is really camping, but its all whatever people say it is.
6:11 pm edt 

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Debut Monday

Monday will be the debut of the reopening of Massachusetts. Everything has been shrouded in secrecy so far.
 
It's amazing that nothing has really been leaked to the media.
 
There will be many unhappy people tomorrow.
11:22 pm edt 

Saturday, May 16, 2020

No Surgery Is Routine

I don't think there is any medical surgery that is routine. Patients are getting treatment for conditions that were never done in the past. We see that with invasive heart procedures and joint replacements.
 
There are always risks involved and things don't always turn out well for every patient, especially those with pre-existing conditions.
 
A 60 year old man I know had his knee replaced two years ago. He had enormous complications which resulted in numerous ICU stays. He recently had his 89th procedure.
 
He has been unable to return home after two years. He caught Covid-19 while in a long term care facility, but is now testing negative.
 
Before his knee replacement, he had a great deal of pain, but his life has been upended.
7:20 pm edt 

Friday, May 15, 2020

Not Rushing To Gamble

Encore Boston Casino hopes to reopen at some point in June. They have outlined some of the precautions they plan to put in place to keep everyone safe from the Coronavirus and make them feel at ease.
 
I have been there several times, but it doesn't seem to be worth it to go to those extremes just to gamble.
 
I have no plans to travel there in the future. Gambling was never a big thrill for me. Taking in the entire scene was more fun.
 
3:45 pm edt 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The Bottom Crust

I buy the same label of bread all the time. In the last couple of weeks, I noticed the crust on the bottom of each slice was well-done. after toasting. It bordered on being burnt.
 
I wonder what happened during the baking process. Was it noticed by anyone?
 
 
 
11:14 pm edt 

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