Sunday, February 28, 2021
Shows I Never Heard Of
10:36 pm est
AARP's monthly magazine had a very interesting article
about television shows that changed America. The list was quite comprehensive going back fifty years and up until today.
There were many shows that I never watched and was only familiar with
their name. I didn't know much about them.
The volume of programming is increasing exponentially with all of the streaming services. There is so much
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Lot of Wool
10:34 pm est
I saw a story of a wild sheep in Australia who finally
had their wool sheared after five years.
The 77 pounds they were carrying was a threat to its survival because they were having trouble eating and
The before and after photos were quite remarkable.
The Ultra Ultra Runners
11:57 pm est
I saw a story in the news of a 72 year old runner who
finished his 100th Ultramarathon of 100 miles.
There are so many things to take from this. Where does
a runner of over 51 years with 86 marathons finished, I have so much respect and amazement for an accomplishment like that.
We must never
forget that there is a story behind everyone.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Into The Ocean
11:52 pm est
A sudden landslide at a cliff-side cemetery near
Genoa, Italy resulted in more than 200 caskets falling into the ocean.
It must be very traumatic for families who were
effected. It remains to be seen how many will be found.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
11:06 pm est
I was at a mall yesterday. It was virtually empty of
customers with so many stores shuttered.
Prior to the pandemic, brick and mortar stores were having a hard time competing with on-line shopping.
We keep hearing about malls being torn down all around the country.
Over the next few years, there will be a massive amount of closings.
In some areas, there are too many retail options and not enough shoppers.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Don't Bike On Ice
12:53 am est
It's probably good that the weather will be warming over
the next few days. That should melt the ice on bodies of water and prevent people from doing silly things.
Someone in Boston decided to ride a bike on the Charles River. It ended
up crashing through the ice and a rescue by others.
The guy on the bike was wearing a body cam and someone was also filming
him. The video showed him riding along until that bad moment. The body cam also recorded him under water for a few moments.
At least he got on the 11pm
news and plenty of clicks on social media.
Monday, February 22, 2021
A New Vacuum
10:46 pm est
I bought a new vacuum cleaner yesterday because my old
one couldn't remove the particles from the rug in my apartment. It had reached a point where nothing was happening.
I paid $48 for the Bissell
model purchased at Walmart. It did a great job during its first use.
Through The Ice
11:13 pm est
It was inevitable that we would see a news story about
someone falling through the ice and not resurfacing.
There was a tragedy today in Wareham when someone went through the ice of a cranberry bog.
I was shocked today when I drove by a local pond and saw so many adults
and kids out on the ice. The temperature was above freezing. It just didn't look safe.
This story repeats itself annually.
Saturday, February 20, 2021
11:36 pm est
The 11pm news showed a story of Boeing 777 having an
engine fire after departing from Denver while bound for Honolulu.
The plane was 20 miles from the airport and returned without any injuries to passengers,
crew and those on the ground.
parts of it rained down on a wide path. One car was crushed and a really nice home had a big hole in the roof.
It was a miracle that it worked out this way.
Friday, February 19, 2021
11:19 pm est
year, we hear tragic stories of people being injured or killed while operating snowmobiles.
In Troy VT, a disabled machine
caught fire and destroyed a 111 year old covered bridge. To make matters worse, the bridge collapsed into the Missisquoi River
and had to be removed.
Town officials hope to rebuild, but it will be a slow process.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
11:49 pm est
I can't believe I
did downhill skiing and ice skating years ago. I fell so many times, but always got up.
One fall on skis in 1989 made me walk away when I was
36. I enjoyed it so much, but was on my way to get hurt. My technique was horrible.
You can only fall so many times before your luck runs
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
February 2021 Snow
11:43 pm est
The weather people
seem to feel that this pending snow storm will be 4-6 inches. The time line is very long.
I'm sure every storm is different to the public work
crews who get the roads cleaned.
Looking back, we can never compare today to the huge snowfall of 2015.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Lots of Parking Issues
1:07 pm est
can become an issue in many communities during the winter. Narrow streets in congested neighborhoods make it difficult to
clear slow effectively.
Local leaders have proposed allowing residents to park in municipal lots and at schools. They also want to use the
two paid lots run by the MBTA.
This idea sounds good, but has several flaws. Many residents don't live close enough to a school or municipal
school property would impact snow removal needed to open them. The MBTA makes money by charging commuters for daily parking.
This would also slow down cleaning for them.
The City Council will "study" the problem which really means they will hope for an early spring.
Monday, February 15, 2021
Taking Out The Road
10:19 pm est
It was quite shocking to see the washout of a 150 foot
section of Big Sur in California.
Pacific Coast Highway is literally on the edge of America. I have been fortunate to drive it four times during trips to the
state back in the 1990's.
It's not the first time this has happened. Mudslides are a constant threat during the rainy season.
Transportation officials are
still determining the best solution.
So Many Churches
11:50 pm est
The 18 unit apartment building I live in has been around
since 1920. When I look back to that era, I can count 13 churches of various denominations being within a one mile walk.
They had street cars back
then that brought people from around the city to the center.
I wonder how many people went that way.
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Too Many Screen Shots
11:43 pm est
I have a bad habit of grabbing my phone at the points
where it takes a screen shot.
easy to delete them from my gallery, but too many have made it to my cloud site.
Friday, February 12, 2021
Sequels of Money
11:52 pm est
Hollywood likes to make sequels to successful movies.
It's all about the bottom line and making money.
There is a long list of movies that keep going on while generating a ton of money at the box office prior
We will soon have another version of the Wizard of Oz
and another one ten years from now.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
11:49 pm est
I have always enjoyed paper maps. They are becoming a
thing of the past other then AAA and National Geographic magazine.
A huge segment of the populations only knows how to use a GPS app.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Dessert For Meal
11:15 pm est
It's so hard to eat
healthy. It's a day to day challenge for all of us. There are so many things that get into the way.
We always hear about the importance
of eating breakfast. Not everyone agrees with that, but I do.
I saw a Facebook posting of someone eating a cupcake for breakfast
around 8 am and enjoying it so much.
I couldn't do that, but some have ice cream for dinner.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Some Things Don't Fit
10:56 am est
People try to order almost anything on-line, but it doesn't
always work out.
I saw a Facebook post from someone expressing their frustration
trying to order prescription eye-glasses.
They had a problem with the fit and the type of lens they need.
I can't imagine getting a proper fit without being there in person. My two
pairs of glasses will need an adjustment soon, but I wanted to try and break them in first.
Sunday, February 7, 2021
11:26 pm est
Some people run with their dog on hard pavement.
It's not a good idea, in my opinion, because their pet can never say how they feel.
The other day, I saw someone who was training a puppy to walk on a
treadmill with them. They were doing quite well. I wonder how it will be once they get older.
Saturday, February 6, 2021
24 Hours In 2021
11:48 pm est
Here we go again with some type of storm on Super Bowl
Sunday. The weather people have put us in the 2-4 inch range for snow.
The temperature will be very critical between snow and
24 hours, we will know the results of this weather and the Super Bowl.
Friday, February 5, 2021
The Sinking Net
5:13 pm est
We always hear about
people falling through ice during February. It was cold enough the other day for kids to clear a local pond and play hockey.
The ice was breaking up today
with the temperatures pushing 40 degrees.
Unfortunately, the hockey net was left on the ice and will probably sink to the bottom
of the pond. The ice was too thin to try and venture out to save it.
Another Train Plan
11:57 pm est
I just read about
a plan for high speed rail from New York City to Boston. It's certainly outside the box.
Trains would head east through Long Island before going through a 16
mile tunnel under water to Connecticut.
The route would follow a new inland route which would require right of ways and seizure of lands. They say
completion will take 20 years and cost $105 billion in today's dollars.
Will this ever get built in my lifetime?
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
It's Feb 2021
11:59 pm est
It's so crazy to have 14 inches of snow on the ground. We all know that it will melt at some point.
The story is really big right now. It will
fade away with warmer weather.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
2021 Storm Is No Different
11:54 pm est
The recent storm was a big deal with at least 14 inches.
Where do you put it?
My 30 car parking lot was a nightmare. There was so much snow between them.
I've lived here almost 45 years and it never changes when
it comes to snow.
Monday, February 1, 2021
How Big Is That Storm?
11:32 pm est
We had at least 6 inches of snow by 11pm. It's hard to
predict the final total.
The plows keep going by because they get paid for a certain amount of hours.
They always make it bigger
than it really is.