Sunday, November 17, 2019
Can't Park There Now
11:36 pm est
It's amazing to see
what is going on in Boston with so many real estate developments. The Seaport District is very exciting and being built before
They will never complete it all. So many projects trying
to build in the hottest part of town.
area was once the biggest parking lot of Boston. Great deals back then.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Lot of Honey
2:46 pm est
The news had a story of a house on Long Island that had a hive of 120,000 bees inside a wall. The
owners were alerted to it by a constant buzzing sound.
A beekeeper was called in and was able to determine the hive was seven feet tall and contained 70 gallons
It will be removed in the spring to make it less traumatic
for the bees.
Friday, November 15, 2019
Not Long For Styrofoam
11:50 pm est
Styrofoam coffee cups are not cool these days. Major chains
are trying to move to paper cups.
hope it works for all their customers.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Closing The Magazine
6:13 pm est
Weekly and monthly magazines are disappearing at a fast
rate. Some have reduced their issues while others have migrated to the on-line format.
I subscribe to National Geographic Traveler, but they will cease after two more issues. They will
remain on-line, but for how long?
Illustrated will only publish monthly starting in January, but will also give readers five special issues throughout the year.
Magazines are cutting staffing and costs, but it might not be enough to survive.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Final Seven Weeks of 2019
11:50 pm est
It's hard to believe the year is over in seven weeks. Two
weeks from tonight is Thanksgiving Eve with Christmas six weeks from today.
It's so crazy that time is flying by. We can only sit back and enjoy it because nothing is ever guaranteed.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Feels Like January
11:09 pm est
Large potions of the
country are being hit with record low temperatures. They will be in the single digits tomorrow with the wind chill factor.
It is much too cold for this time of year. It might get up to 50 degrees on Friday, but I'll
believe it when I see it.
Monday, November 11, 2019
Amtrak Losing Less
11:50 pm est
It's great to hear that Amtrak will only lose $30 million
Ridership is the highest ever
with 32.5 million passenger trips over the last fiscal year.
We always hear of the threat to cut funding in the federal budget.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
11:50 pm est
We might get snow by Wednesday. Nobody really knows. The
weather people are all over the place.
doesn't sound like the weather will be great over the next few days.
We could also get a 70 degree day at the end of November.
You never know.
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Say No To Paint
9:32 pm est
I wonder who had the idea to paint the guardrails along
parts of Storrow Drive in Boston.
them green was done with good intentions, but the coat is peeling and it looks awful now.
I have never see them painted before. They wouldn't look bad if the paint didn't chip.
Friday, November 8, 2019
Hands Are Ready For It
11:22 pm est
It's only November 8th, but it was so cold today with the
wind. I find it difficult to adjust to the temperature.
We are still six weeks away from the start of winter, but I already feel it in my hands. My skin is and cracked.
From this point forward, it's all about using cream on them.
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Having A Shot
7:18 pm est
I had a flu shot today like I did last year. Prior to that,
I had gone 37 years without one.
1981, I got very sick after it.That lead to my decision not to have one in the future.
After being sick for about six weeks in 2018, I decided that I would get one last year and going
I don't want to go through that again. Hopefully, it works.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
11:56 pm est
I always wanted to take the Amtrak Downeaster to Portland
Maine and back for a day trip to do lunch.
It finally happened today. I love riding trains and staring out the window looking at everything.
Amtrak is so awesome, but it cost me $52 with a senior discount. I thought it would be cheaper.
Public transportation is not always the best way. Some people have no options and must deal
with all the hassles.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Didn't Go Early
11:50 pm est
A number of states allow early voting. In New York, the
turnout was dismal with only 2% of the voters casting a ballot before election day.
New York City announced it with great fanfare, but only had a 1.3% turnout. Only 60,110 of a possible
4.8 million voters took this option.
Monday, November 4, 2019
Golf Season Ending
11:46 pm est
Two weeks ago, I set
up a golf time with some friends for this Friday. You never know with the weather.
The weather people are predicting a dire situation with a dusting of snow.
They get top billing on all the news shows as a result.
Rain happens. It could be very cold. Who knows?
I sounds like the weather will keep us from playing golf.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Change That Password
12:11 am edt
I was trying to post to my website on Tuesday evening, but
I had problems with my login.
After all these years, I needed to change my password.
I wonder what prompted that. What it really random?