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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, Sept 29   Saydie's Restaurant

                          136 Cluff Crossing Rd   Salem, NH  7:30pm

  

  Random Thoughts About Things

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Parade Options

Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade will look a lot different this year.
 
It will be staged in another part of the city without any live viewers. The gigantic balloons will be stationary.

In light of the pandemic, it was the only option other than canceling it. 
6:50 pm edt 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Season Done For Dehumidifier

I have not used my dehumidifier for almost six weeks. It was a big mistake not to empty the collected water from five weeks ago. The water looked real bad.
 
The air filter was very dirty after such a short time. The kitchen faucet  was the best way to clean it.
11:43 pm edt 

Friday, September 18, 2020

Not Helping The Battery

The terminals and cables for automotive batteries should be kept clean at all times. A buildup of corrosion will keep any vehicle from starting. 
 
The other day, I saw some neighbors trying to jump-start a vehicle that had a dead battery. As I walked by, I could see a huge amount of corrosion on the cables and terminals.
 
They could've stayed there all day trying to get it going, but the only solution was to clean it all up.
 
 
5:39 pm edt 

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Big Smoke

The wild fires in California and other states continue to destroy everything in their path. The destruction has been enormous.
 
The huge amount of smoke has drifted across the country caught up in the jet stream.
 
It's another hazy day around here. The blue sky is gone and has been replaced by the smoke. 
 
They say it's not harmful because it's so high in the atmosphere, but you never know. 
8:00 am edt 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Cool Weather Dining

Boston will allow outside dining until the end of November.

How many people will choose to dine outside on a cool autumn evening? Hopefully, the restaurants will have heaters for the customers.
 
Eating outside in cool weather is great if you're tailgating at a football game. It might work for some places, but not for most.
10:54 pm edt 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Best Time To Leave

I have a 10:45 appointment tomorrow in Natick. I made it for that time with the hope of avoiding rush hour traffic.
 
It's always a roll of the dice because anything can happen. I will leave earlier to allow for traffic and delays.
6:54 pm edt 

Monday, September 14, 2020

October Is Too Soon

At this point, we are halfway to October. Once we get there, the holiday rush will be upon us. It starts earlier every year.
 
People really need to pump the brakes and wait until at least November. It gets crazy too soon.
 
It will probably be different this year in light of the pandemic. 
 
 
7:13 pm edt 

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Leave The Dog Home

Dog owners love their pets, but I'll never understand why they take them on long runs or have them climb mountains.
 
I saw a picture on Facebook the other day of a group which had just completed a 4,000 foot climb in New Hampshire.
 
They were excited about their accomplishment, but the dog was sprawled out in the parking lot looking totally exhausted.
 
Dogs will push themselves to please their owner. They can't say to slow down or to take a break.
 
Most breeds are not meant to run ten miles or go mountain climbing. 
 
9:19 pm edt 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

A Tale of Two Melons

I bought a honey dew melon yesterday for the first time in many years. It has a different taste than cantaloupe.
 
They both had the same seed cavity that I scooped out with a large spoon.
 
Both melons are on the list for being low in sugars.
11:40 pm edt 

Friday, September 11, 2020

My Big Three

Every generation has events that define it. I have seen that in my life.
 
The assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 was a huge moment. They buried him on my 10th birthday as we all watched it.
 
September 11, 2001 changed America forever. The impact has been so profound.
 
We have no idea of the future impact of the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020.
11:39 pm edt 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Flu Shot 2020

I had a flu shot today. It's the earliest I ever had one. I went 37 years without one before resuming them in 2018.
 
It was a disaster for me last year when I took it four days after running the New York City Marathon. Apparently, my immune system was compromised from the race.
 
I didn't have the flu, but the adverse reaction was bad enough.  
5:10 pm edt 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Serious TV Watching

When people binge watch a season's worth of shows, they are making a serious time commitment.
 
A posting on Facebook showed someone who watched 96 episodes of "Homeland" on Netflix.

How long did that take? 
 
11:53 pm edt 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Always On Fire

It's horrible to see the wildfires in California.

 
It's such a beautiful place, but seems like fires are a way of life.
 
The state is doing another rolling power blackout because their energy grid cannot support the demand.
 
That is so unacceptable in the 21st century.
 
 
 
 
11:01 pm edt 

Monday, September 7, 2020

Scanning Nothing

It's easy to waste time with computer issues or other devices.
 
Since I bought my new PC, I have trouble scanning.
 
After spending over an hour tonight, I'll try again tomorrow.
 
I think I need to uninstall the printer and start all over again. 
9:57 pm edt 

Sunday, September 6, 2020

The Didn't Want To Leave

When I bought my new omputer four weeks ago, it came with a 30 day free trial for McAfee anti-virus protection. I already had a paid subscription to Norton.
 
I decided to check it out for free, but waited until today to uninstall it and add Norton.
 
During the installation process for Norton, the uninstalling of McAfee didn't go easy.
 
I kept getting prompts asking me if I really wanted to do this. I have been satisfied with Norton and saw no reason to change. 
8:21 pm edt 

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