Archive for April, 2007

Linky Goodness – 4/27/2007

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Battling the bloodsuckers
Bellingham, Medway and Millis are among the towns spraying mosquitos. Apparently the recent heavy rains have made this area a skeeter paradise.

Banned from the Holliston library
Quite the scandal.

Once More with Feeling
I am so sad I missed this: Buffy’s Once More with Feeling sing-along night at Coolidge Corner. Must have been bunnies.

15 Things Kurt Vonnegut Said Better Than Anyone Else Ever Has Or Will
So it goes.

Mark Cuban on commercials for ripoffs
Mavs owner Mark Cuban goes off on the spammy infomercials. I despise all those “work at home and make millions” commercials.

Roger Ebert on his illness
He’s in pretty rough shape, but he will not forgo his own film festival. I miss him on Ebert and Roeper, and hope he gets better soon.

Sadie smells the flowers

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

My backyard has begun to bloom with blasts of yellow, purple and white flowers. Sadie has learned from Paul and Judy that now she can smell the flowers.

Sadie smells the flowers

Linky Goodness – 4/17/2007

Monday, April 16th, 2007

A word of advice during a housing slump: Rent
The New York Times crunches the numbers and finds that many would be better off renting than owning right now.

Congress Street vs. Summer Street
I’ve been working at Fort Point Channel (320 Congress Street) for the past couple of years. I’m a little surprised that people are considering either Congress or Summer Street as the next happening neighborhood in town.

ESPN: Can we keep the yelling down?
ESPN has a new ombudsman, and she pulls no punches. WEEI’s endless yelling has dropped my weekly listening from tens of hours to barely tens of minutes.

Pew: Newspaper readers; Daily Show and Colbert Report viewers best informed
Viewers of Fox News and morning news shows bring up the rear.

Jay in the Globe

Monday, April 16th, 2007

Jay Brewer get a nice mention in a Globe article about blogging for dollars. Congratulations, Jay!

Passages

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

I was sad this morning hearing of Kurt Vonnegut’s passing. I truly enjoyed his books — especially Cat’s Cradle and Galapagos. He spoke at my Syracuse graduation in 1994, rocking the Carrier Dome. He was an ornery old coot, writing screeds against the administration in 2002 that others wouldn’t dare until 2006. I’ll miss him.

This afternoon, I saw that Drew Bledsoe has retired. Bledsoe was the key to the Patriots renaissance in the mid-nineties. I had to suffer through all the 2-14 years, including the ghastly Coach Mac era, and Bledsoe, Parcells and Kraft turned it around. He didn’t end up with the Hall of Fame career we all expected, but he was a classy guy. I wish him well on his Montana ranch.

[tags]Bledsoe, Vonnegut[/tags]

Sadie’s Easter

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

We went over to A.’s parents’ house for a very nice Easter celebration. To Sadie’s delight, the Easter Bunny had already visited. He left her a basket with a lamb and a candy egg.

Sadie and her Easter Basket

The Bunny also scattered some brightly-colored eggs around the backyard. Sadie had a great time finding them all.

Sadie on an Easter egg hunt

Sadie gets a slide

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Sadie’s big cousin Peter was very generous this weekend when he gave Sadie his old slide.

Sadie is very excited. Lots of time outside this summer!

Sadie on her new slide

Sadie, Unix hacker

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

grep ‘big hug’ daddy

Sadie working on her 1337 skills