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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 1       Saydie's Restaurant

                          136 Cluff Crossing Rd   Salem, NH  7:30pm

  

  Random Thoughts About Things

Monday, August 3, 2020

Rooms To Spare

Colleges in the Boston area are trying to take every precaution to protect their students as they return during the pandemic.
 
Several schools have been renting rooms in Boston hotels to allow students their own space and bathroom.
 
This is a win for everyone. Schools provide greater health protection for students while limiting their contacts with others.
 
Hotels will receive greatly needed revenue as their occupancy rate has been very flat.
 
 
11:35 am edt 

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Trying To Finish The Book

I have been a slow reader my entire life. I recently got a book from my local library which I reserved and finally got to the top of the queue. They put a three week limit on checking it out.

It's already three days overdue with 100 pages to go. I plan to stay up and read for a couple of hours.
 
Hopefully, I can finish by tomorrow. By then, I will owe $1. 
 
11:34 pm edt 

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Making Water Go Away

People build houses in areas that are prone to flooding.
 
One place I regularly drive by has water in the front yard in the spring and whenever it rains hard.
 
The owner finally got tired of it and spent a small fortunate on drainage and other preventative measures.
 
After spending all that cash, I have no doubt they will be upset if the problem continues.
3:11 pm edt 

Friday, July 31, 2020

Hurricane Isaias

Hurricane Isaias is getting a lot of attention as it heads towards Florida.
 
It got extra screen time on the 11pm news in Boston.
 
We could be effected by Tuesday, but nobody really knows how it will evolve. 
11:52 pm edt 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The 2020 Coin Shortage

I don't doubt that might be a coin shortage in America during the pandemic. People hold coins in jars and use it like cash.
 
So many people have jars of spare change that amount to serious dollars, but they never cash in.
11:51 pm edt 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

No More Cash For Them

There seems to be an app for almost everything.
 
I've been hearing radio ads for one that allows parents to manage the allowance for their kids while teaching them about finances. 
 
They can set up chores and determine the monetary compensation. The kids can use the digital money as needed.
 
It's not a bad idea as we evolve to digital currency. 
8:30 pm edt 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Maine Shark

Sharks get a lot of positive press coverage as the public seems to be fascinated with them.
 
Unfortunately, a 63 year old woman from New York City died from a shark attack over the weekend while swimming off the coast of Maine.
 
She was about 20 yards from shore when she had her fatal encounter.
2:09 pm edt 

Monday, July 27, 2020

A Bigger Frame Than Needed

I bought a new bed frame the other day. It looked like it would be easy to assemble, but in took me almost two hours.
 
The frame can be adjusted for either a twin, full, queen or king. I had a big problem with my full-size.
 
I was unable to line up the pins with their corresponding holes. It worked for every other size.
 
As a result, my frame can now accommodate a queen mattress and box spring. I'm wasting a few inches of space because the frame sticks out.
 
Eventually, I will try to fix it again and hope I don't get the same results. 
  
7:12 pm edt 

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Championship For All

It was interesting to watch MLB last night with pumped in crowd noise and cardboard figures in the stands.
 
I hope they make it to the end of the season. Their radical playoff structure give most teams a chance at a championship.
11:48 pm edt 

Friday, July 24, 2020

Those State Highways

It can be a real challenge to drive on undivided state highways. Cars come at you so fast. There is no room for error.
 
Some people drive too aggressively. You need to get out of their way. 
 
It never changes. 
11:47 pm edt 

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Nevada

I brought my downhill skis to a thrift store after not using them for the last 31 years.
 
My skiing career ended years ago. I have no plans to ever ski again.
 
I loved it so much when I did it, but I was always falling down.
 
I will always remember these skis as being my first fiberglass ones with Nevada step-in bindings. 
11:48 pm edt 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Thunder 2020

We have heard rumbles of thunder tonight and one boom, but nothing else.
 
Storms are strange and often so localized.
 
Thunder and wind can change real fast. 
11:51 pm edt 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Curtain Up

It's very difficult to keep a shower curtain liner free of mold and mildew.
 
I buy cheap ones from Walmart and change them every few months.
 
Today was the day to start with new liners.

From this point forward, it will only be a matter of time before these get replaced. 
11:51 pm edt 

Monday, July 20, 2020

Don't Forget To Brake

An accident can happen at any time. We can only hope to prevent them or get a lucky break.
 
I hate being stopped in traffic and making a turn. You are at the mercy of the competence of the drivers behind you.
 
While I was making a right turn today, the driver behind me got way too close. 
 
Some people just drive the same speed and don't know how to slow down or use their brakes. 
8:43 pm edt 

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Suiting Up On Hot Days

A suit should go to the dry cleaners on a periodic basis even if it doesn't get worn.
 
I was planning to bring mine because I have not used it in over five months.
 
It will definitely need it after tomorrow when I attend a private funeral service on one of the hottest days of the year.
 
It will be at the cleaners on Tuesday. 
8:53 pm edt 

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