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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)

 

  

                                                            Comedy Shows

 

No shows scheduled because of Covid-19. I keep this show as a placeholder

because the schedule was so difficult to format when I first designed this website.

 

Tues, Feb 23     Saydie's Restaurant

                          136 Cluff Crossing Rd   Salem, NH  7:30pm

  

  Random Thoughts About Things

Friday, January 15, 2021

No Winter Mountains

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. 
11:46 pm est 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Just Reboot

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. 
11:55 pm est 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Coat Ready

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 layers.
 
It would've been a challenge if it it got below 20.
 
I'm ready now. 
11:40 pm est 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Burial In The Park

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. 
9:42 pm est 

Monday, January 11, 2021

Restaurants & Covid
 
Many restaurants 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? 
11:56 pm est 

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Those 2021 Games

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 in July.

Will the Games go on as scheduled?
11:58 pm est 

Saturday, January 9, 2021

All The Tools Needed

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. 
11:39 pm est 

Friday, January 8, 2021

We Need Penn Station

I'm a big believer in historical preservation. It wasn't popular in the early 1960's.
 
We 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.
11:53 pm est 

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Back To The 1200's

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.
11:50 pm est 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

More Chicken Please

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. 
11:11 pm est 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Dry Skin 2021

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. 
 
 
11:36 pm est 

Monday, January 4, 2021

Podcast 2021

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.
 
 
11:56 pm est 

Sunday, January 3, 2021

We All Read Differently

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?
 
 
11:59 pm est 

Saturday, January 2, 2021

The Elusive Coat

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. 
 
 
11:37 pm est 

Friday, January 1, 2021

No Ocean 2021

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 sick.
 
I don't even want to try and see what might happen. 
11:45 pm est 

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