Wednesday, October 31, 2018
No To Pumpkins
10:54 pm edt
I think WebMD has a lot of
useful information, especially about nutrition. Today's article was hard to buy into.
Apparently, pumpkins have a huge nutritional value. They
are filled with all sorts of good things.
My only problem is that I don't like the taste of them. I don't even like their smell.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
The Tone Works
7:14 pm edt
A problem with my land line ended up needing a Verizon technician
to resolve. Nothing happens without a dial tone.
They gave me a four hour window between 1-5pm on when to expect him.
I was surprised when he showed at at 1:20pm. The problem
was quite technical, but was resolved after 90 minutes.
It was one of those strange things where the line just stopped working.
Monday, October 29, 2018
2018 Is Ending
11:57 pm edt
The recent wind and rain brought down so many leaves. It
happens every year when we get a big storm.
It will only get colder. It's hard to believe that there are only nine weeks left in this year.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
The Sudden Crowd
11:24 pm edt
The Boston Red Sox just won
the World Series. The 11pm newscast is showing live shots from the Kenmore Square area.
Hopefully, the crowd that assembled doesn't get carried
away and do crazy things. So many people are there.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
A Game Too Long
12:57 pm edt
I find baseball difficult to watch even if it's the Red
Sox in the World series. The pace of the game is painfully slow.
Last night's 18 inning drama between the Sox and Dodgers lasted seven hours and twenty minutes. It
was the longest post-season game ever.
It got over around 3:30am EST. That is way too long for anyone to watch. I turned it off after the 12th inning.
I was surprised to see how long it lasted. I wonder what
the numbers were on the TV ratings.
Friday, October 26, 2018
The Worst Part of the Trip
11:52 pm edt
I have not driven in New York
City since 2012 because of how long it takes.
It's easier to drive to Stamford and ride the train to Grand Central Station. The parking is much
cheaper. I should have done it years ago and saved money.
I always remember my long waits on the Cross Bronx Expressway as I moved so slowly for six miles.
It often took one hour and added so much time to the trip.
It ends up being the same time when I take the train.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
To Rain Or Not
11:12 pm edt
It looks like it might be
very rainy on Saturday and that could impact the Halloween festivities in Salem, Mass. They are the center of the celebration.
people are expected throughout Saturday. The weather people on television are predicting doom and rain.
Will that happen? They are wrong so often.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
More Like Football Weather
6:26 pm edt
There was a time when the
World Series was played in early October before the temperatures got too cold.
The money generated from network television changed it forever.
It now goes to the end of October.
game last night and tonight in Boston looks more like football weather. Players are dressed in layers. Fans are forced to
endure the cold.
games last too long and go late into the night. Kids can't stay up to watch them.
MLB is losing its future fans, but it doesn't seem to matter.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The Big Thunder
11:14 pm edt
Thunder and lightning can
happen at any time.
It happened here around 6:30pm when I heard a huge crash. It was followed by several more before it all stopped.
We might get a huge rainstorm this weekend, based on what's
happening down south.
never know with the weather.
Monday, October 22, 2018
Can't Change Your Mind
7:30 pm edt
Massachusetts and a number
of other states allow early voting ahead of the general election on November 6th.
I think it's a good idea. Anything that gets people to vote is good. Participation rates are often
dismal all around the country.
radio station is reminding voters that they cannot change their mind once they vote.
People should know this already.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
11:55 pm edt
I had so many problems accessing
my website tonight. You never know why it happens.
You always want to do more, but it can be stopped real soon.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Out Of The Loop
11:07 pm edt
Many people don't follow the
news for various reasons. They have a right to do so.
Someone posted on a community Facebook page asking what the issues were in the upcoming election.
They admitted to "being out of the loop".
Many people responded to his inquiry, but I found the overall situation rather sad.
It's the reality of the world today.
Friday, October 19, 2018
Don't Spend The Money
12:05 pm edt
The media goes crazy whenever
there is a huge lottery jackpot.
Tonight's Mega Millions prize has surpassed $1 billion and continues to grow.
It's the same old story. Newspapers interview ticket buyers. We are forced to read about what they
plan to do if they win.
ticket has the same chance to be the lucky one. Some people really believe they are destined to win. They already have the
never buy tickets, but fully support the lottery because it's a voluntary tax that gives back to the state and communities.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
2:05 pm edt
The market for recycled paper,
plastic, glass and metal has bottomed out.
Towns and cities received money in the past, but now they often get nothing or need to pay.
People do a poor job recycling. I can't believe some of
the stuff they put in their bins.
A recent news report gave examples of how people are impacting the process.
It would be a shame if the legitimate stuff ended up in a landfill.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
People Love The Trees
11:11 pm edt
I think we all love trees. They are so beneficial in what they do for the environment.
It's a challenge to plant them in sidewalk boxes
and hope they survive.
professional tree service is doing a thinning cut on a trail system in a local public park.
Some are outraged over how many trees are being removed. I have traversed these trails and
found them overgrown and choking with undergrowth.
They really need to thin the trees. It's a natural process.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Trying To Make It Look Better
6:29 pm edt
Concrete building can look rather dull, even the ones with
local aprtment building has rcently been painted gray. It looks much better, but at what point will the paint start to chip?
One that happens, it will look worse than it did before
it was painted.
Monday, October 15, 2018
Two Blades Are Better
7:47 pm edt
My Black and Decker food processer
has done a great job the last three years.
The other day I was using it to make a smoothie when I heard a strange noise coming from it. One of the two
cutting blades had become dislodged. There was no way to fix it.
I went to their website and found that a replacement blade was $22, including shipping. A new blender
is almost the same price at Walmart.
I still have not ordered the part. I tried using it with one blade. It did a reasonable job, but didn't cut
up all my fruit.
thinking of contacting their customer service to see what can be done. I never registered the product, but I still have my
Sunday, October 14, 2018
11:46 pm edt
Cigarette butts are all over
every place. It doesn't matter where it is. People just don't care what they do.
People just throw them away and let someone else worry about it.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
A Picture To Die For
11:01 pm edt
Some people take selfies at the worst times. It doesn't
matter to them if they put themselves in danger to get the right shot.
A recent report indicated that 250 people worldwide died last year while trying to take a selfie.
This is so crazy. Nobody should die trying to take a picture.
Friday, October 12, 2018
Two For One Holidays
6:58 pm edt
Halloween is right around
the corner. Some people love to decorate, but it looks strange to have a Santa Claus displayed next to Halloween.
The seasons pass too quickly. It's too bad people can't
enjoy the present rather than rush the days ahead. They will all pass us by soon.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Hard To Count Them
10:15 pm edt
cities do a head count of homeless people, especially during winter. No matter how hard they try, it's difficult to count
On Saturday, a group of volunteers will attempt to count the amount of Easter Gray squirrels in New York's Central
The article I read had a great outline of the logistics, but I find it hard to believe that it will be accurate.
Whenever I see a squirrel,
I always know that there are others that stay hidden.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The Toaster Is Toast
5:40 pm edt
I recently bought a cheap
toaster from Walmart. Everything was fine until I accidentally spilled a little water into it while it was unplugged.
I turned it upside down and let it dry out for a day. When
I plugged it in, a little smoke started to come out of it.
That was the last moment for my toaster. I threw it into the dumpster and will now buy a replacement.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Please Send Money
11:38 pm edt
I donate to some selected charities, but they become relentless
in trying to get more money from me.
They send me all sorts of writing pads, address labels, pens and calendars in the hope that I will send them
I got a solicitation
from one of my special charities with three quarters glued to the paperwork.
They never give up.
Monday, October 8, 2018
Dry Shoes & Socks
8:09 pm edt
It was cold and raw today when I played golf with a friend.
We had a little mist during our time. The course was very wet.
My shoes and socks were soaked from the start. I was so glad to put on dry stuff when I finished.
Wet shoes and socks can get uncomfortable on a cold day.
There is nothing like changing out of them.
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Indian Food Book
10:01 pm edt
I enjoy eating Indian food. It's very different and can
be spicy. I wish there was a restaurant locally.
I just read a great book review on Indian cooking. My library network doesn't seem to have it. I
would like to look at it before purchasing.
Some of the recipes might be too challenging to cook. I also don't want to set off my smoke detector.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
The Bridge Is In Rough Shape
11:27 pm edt
Many communities have a seasonal
glossy magazine that highlights events and interesting things going on.
I got a copy of my local one. It has a nice picture of a scenic bridge that crosses the Merrimack
from the bridge looks in rough shape, but that was actually the better angle.
From a nearby boardwalk, you can see iron rods exposed. The bridge is pushing 100 years old. It needs
repairs or replacement.
a great example of the deteriorating infrastructure in America.
Friday, October 5, 2018
Time To Start Shopping
7:29 pm edt
Columbus Day weekend has now
become the unofficial start of holiday displays in retail stores.
Halloween is over three weeks away, but that won't stop stores from pushing the time line.
Once we get to Veterans Day, it will be the real start.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Church Could Not Be Saved
11:50 am edt
Abandoned buildings often
bring blight to a neighborhood. In many instances, it goes on for too long.
We saw it here locally with a church left vacant for over twenty years. Numerous plans were proposed
to save it by turning it into housing, but nothing ever happened.
It appears that it will have a date to be be demolished and make way for ten units of affordable
housing built by a local non-profit.
This seems like a great plan for the neighborhood. It's a shame that the church will be torn down as it was
once a vibrant part of the community, but it has minimal architectural significance.
This is a great example of letting buildings decay until
there are few options to save them. It was a real eyesore on the neighborhood.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
No Foliage At Night
8:13 pm edt
I'm leaving in a few minutes to drive to Manchester, NH
for a comedy show.
in June and July, I could watch the sunset. It will be dark and cooler now.
The leaves are starting to change color, but I won't see any of that tonight.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
More Is Not Free
11:20 pm edt
The retail price of items
can be impacted by the packaging. Some foods claim to give you more for the same price.
The hickory-smoked almonds I buy are a great example. The
package claims 20% more for the same price. That is far from true. It was marked up at the retail level. I pay the most ever
with so many different products.
Monday, October 1, 2018
11:38 pm edt
I think the change of the
season can bring on some sniffles, colds or other stuff. I am sneezing a lot, but have no problem with that.
I'm starting to think that I might get a flu shot at some
point. The timing on this is not the best.