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This site is created by Jim Laprel; avid runner, comic and blogger. See my schedule below for my latest stand-up comedy appearances. Scroll down to see my latest thoughts on various things, the New England Patriots and NFL.

"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



Here is an interview I did with a local newspaper about my running.


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Saturday, October 31, 2020

More Sleep

Tonight is Daylight Savings Time. People must turn their clock back one hour.
Some complain about it. Days will certainly get shorter now.
The air gets colder. Winter is seven weeks away. 
11:40 pm edt 

Friday, October 30, 2020

Snow On Oct 30th

It's hard to believe that we got 1-2 inches of snow on October 30th. I had to clean my car off with the telescopic brush that I retrieved my from storage bin, as well as my shovel.

Nobody knows the weather. People try to make their best decisions, based on what they hear from the infamous "weather people".
11:46 pm edt 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Dust Is Around Us

Dust is everywhere. It's so hard to keep up with it.
I just vacuumed the grill at the bottom of my refrigerator. I removed it and did additional cleaning.
It seems like I did it a year ago, but here we are again. 
1:46 pm edt 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Not Leaving Tomorrow

It's a Wednesday night in late October.

In normal times, I would be getting ready to leave on Thursday for the New York City Marathon.
It's not happening this year because of the pandemic.
I always had a hard time falling asleep because of the anticipation of going there. 
Who knows how 2021 will be? 
11:31 pm edt 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

They Say Snow Friday

The weather people love to hype up bad weather, especially storms.
There is a chance of snow on Friday. It could happen, but maybe not.
It will be one of the big stories on the 11pm news. 
10:59 pm edt 

Monday, October 26, 2020

You Can Ski Soon

The leaves keep falling. It doesn't happen at the same time.

The colors are so bright. It won't last much longer.

Snow has fallen in Colorado. Other places are already making snow to support the ski industry.
11:56 pm edt 

Sunday, October 25, 2020

That 1953 Chevy

While I was running yesterday, I saw a 1953 Chevy on a trailor by the side of the road.
My father bought one of them in 1962. It was a great car until he tried to bring us to a Red Sox game.
That long journey to Boston caused oil pressure issues and numerous stops along the local roads to add oil to get us home.
He got rid of the car after that.
Where did it end up?
11:53 pm edt 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Ride While Alive

There is a story in the news about funeral homes giving seniors a free ride to the polls on election day.
That seems like a nice thing to do, but it's also a good way to try and meet potential customers.
It's a great marketing idea. 
11:04 pm edt 

Friday, October 23, 2020

Shirts Done

My golf shirts were finally put away today. Short sleeves are in the past.
That's how it is. I have no plans to travel to a warmer place this year.
We will have nice days before the snow starts. 
11:20 pm edt 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Nice October 2020 Day

The weather was perfect today for golfing. The temperature was around 70. It brought out a lot of players.
It will be cooler this weekend with some possible rain on Monday.
Plans can get changed real fast this time of year. It will only get colder. 
8:51 pm edt 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Nobody At The Library

The local library must comply with state and local pandemic guidelines in order to stay open.
When you call, there is a long message about reserving a spot in order to browse in person.
In recent weeks, I have stopped by to pick up a book on reserve. The was nobody there both times.
They make it too difficult to visit and scare people away. 
11:08 pm edt 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Final 72

It's so amazing to see autumn unfold before us.

The beautiful colors will end soon, although we want them to last longer.
Winter is getting here with 72 days left in 2020.
11:56 pm edt 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Play More Golf This Year

It was a great day playing golf with family and friends. There are only so many nice days left in this year. It's ending real fast.
I hope we can keep playing. There is no guarantee once we get into December.
11:58 pm edt 

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Leveling The Cost

I installed an app on my phone called "Inflation Calculator". It's a very useful tool to compare costs in different decades. For example, $20 in 1976, would be $92.40 today. 
Some of the large construction projects from decades ago really cost a fortune in today's dollars. 
8:39 pm edt 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Shoes Pull Apart

I bought a pair of black dress shoes in 2010 when my brother passed away.

They felt great when I wore them to a wedding last weekend.

After I took them off, I noticed extreme separation of the heels on both shoes.
Can this be fixed with some of the great glues out there? Do they really work according to the commercials?
We shall see 
11:53 pm edt 

Friday, October 16, 2020

Not My Package

It's so easy to fall to scams. They test you every day.
I had one recently where I was told of an issue with a FedEx package. The only problem was I had nothing on order.
I made a mistake today when I answered a call and heard the endless nonsense on this being the last call for extended warranty for one of my prior cars. 
It's a lot easier to hang up. 
11:50 pm edt 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Thick Sunscreen

I try to wear sunscreen because of some skin issues on my face. 
There are so many products out there. I use products recommended by my dermatologist.
A new cream I'm using is very concentrated. I learned that the hard way when I put too much on my face and couldn't wash it off.
It only needs the size of a grain of rice. Add more if needed. 
11:10 pm edt 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Ten Weeks To Go

It seems like the middle of October which has become the starting point of the holiday shopping season.
I noticed that yesterday at a local pharmacy. Each aisle had a miniature winter hat with a seasonal saying on it.
With about ten weeks to go, it has begun. 
3:41 pm edt 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Glasses Are Too Expensive

I spent $1,200 out of my own pocket to get two pairs of eyeglasses. They are not cheap. My prescription changed and I wanted to change glasses.
It's so hard to fit them to my face and head. They are still not perfect, but I hope they mold to me.
I've been buying glasses from the same place since 1995. I always need them adjusted after wearing them for a week or two.
11:24 pm edt 

Monday, October 12, 2020

Rainless 2020

There is a drought around here. The weather people made a big deal of it maybe raining today, but it never happened.
The ground is so dry . It needs a good soaking.
We get wind, but no rain. 
11:41 pm edt 

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Easy Roman Numerals

I always enjoy looking at Roman Numerals on older buildings that show when they were built. You don't see them on too many new ones.
Anything built in 2020 would be real easy with MMXX. It doesn't get any easier. 
4:52 pm edt 

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Using Extra Power

Some household appliances really use a lot of electricity. When I had an air conditioner, my monthly bill went up quite a bit.
I used a dehumidifier during the months of July and August. It was worth the extra cost, but I was surprised how much I used.
It's back to normal now. 
11:37 pm edt 

Friday, October 9, 2020

Hurricane Delta 2020

The news showed the fierce power of Hurricane Delta in Louisiana. It looked really bad as a Category 2 storm.

Nobody deserves to have their property damaged this badly. 
11:33 pm edt 

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Autumn 2020 Is So Nice

The weather was so great playing golf today.
It's so unpredictable this time of year.
We are headed towards winter, but want autumn to last forever.
It won't happen. 
11:50 pm edt 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Quiet Library

I went inside the local library today for the first time since February to get a book I had on reserve.
They have been doing curbside service for the last few months, but can allow up to twenty patrons inside at once.
The place was almost empty, but they had four including me.
9:16 pm edt 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Blog Display

I write a blog about football on another website.

For the last few months, they said they would be changing the layout of the page.
They had me preview it a few times, but I never like it. For some reason, I lost control of being able to make paragraphs.
I don't want my blog to look like this.
I tried to fix this in the past and got nowhere. 
11:31 pm edt 

Monday, October 5, 2020

Just NYC

I feel so bad for New York City right now. So much has happened during the pandemic. They are trying their best to reopen.
It was certainly a hot spot in America for the virus with so many cases. 
11:38 pm edt 

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Leaves Are Everywhere

Leaves are all around us. They will fall on the ground and create a mess in the eyes of some.
In the end, they need to be raked and bagged.
It happens every year around here.
11:39 pm edt 

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Disappearing Cars

California set a very ambitious goal when they decided to eliminate all gasoline powered motor vehicles by 2035.
Fifteen years seems like a long time, but so much will happen between now and then.
Restricting drivers to alternative power sources will have a profound economic impact on many people.
This will never work unless the price of electric vehicles comes down. 
5:21 pm edt 

Friday, October 2, 2020

Those Jar Sauces

I tried a different pasta sauce tonight. I purchased cloves of garlic that were cut up and put in the pan.
The taste was different than other jar sauces.
I'm willing to try other ones.
11:55 pm edt 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

2020 Was Never Easy

It's October 1st which has always been the beginning of the federal government's fiscal year. Here we are again in 2020.
So much will happen in the next three months to the end of the calendar year.

2020 isn't going out easy and 2021 is waiting.
11:51 pm edt 

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