Requests and dedications
Colorado Springs Sky Sox at Albuquerque Isotopes, May 22, 2013
Scorecards, like life, are often imperfect and incomplete.
Reuben the cat has unplugged my room fan TWICE in two hours and knocked my alarm clock remote off on the floor. When I went to punish him with a squirt of water, he hides behind the couch in the one place I can’t reach him.
So, yes, for the 297th consecutive morning, I have given in and fed the cats at [looks at clock] 4:43am. I fed them before I went to bed at 11:00pm. Reuben the cat ate then and threw up his meal.
Cats evolved from dinosaurs, and I won’t hear differently.
Shit just got real weird, real quick. Looking forward to whatever fever dreams this spawns.
I’ll probably need a resource to follow along with on this one. Suggestions, brevetcaptain?
Just yesterday, it seems like I was helping you put on your shoes.
Today, you graduated salutatorian of your high school class.
So very proud of you, sis. :)
Sometimes you leave your alarm active on Saturday morning, and it’s set to your local sports talk radio station.
Sometimes that radio station airs a 30-minute community awareness program.
And SOMETIMES that community awareness program interviews US Soccer EVP (and Albuquerque resident) Jack Edwards for 30 minutes, and you’re lucky enough to be able to listen to it.
That was a neat set of coincidences to start the weekend. I couldn’t record the interview, but if the local station offers it online I’ll link to it. Interesting look into how Edwards got into US Soccer.
Past: The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas pere.
This was an incredible read. It dragged a bit during the depictions of 19th century Parisian high society, but otherwise it was a powerful, compelling, and *fun* story to absorb. One of the ten best I’ve ever read, if I’m being honest.
Present: Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon.
Yes, I’ve meant to read this ever since I went through the incredible Infinite Jest online book club experience (thanks, Jon!). Now I have it on my Kindle, and it’s loaded and ready to go. May take me a few months, but I’ll find my way through this as well.
Went to get my car’s biannual emissions test, which is required in order to renew your vehicle’s registration, today. Passed. Went to renew my vehicle’s registration. Was told that I didn’t need to provide evidence that I passed my emissions test to renew my registration.
Four seasons of Justified, a season and a half of Breaking Bad, and a season of The Americans, among other things - GONE. Or rather, they will be when my DVR expander fails completely. It’s been freezing during recording as is, to the point where I need to stop recording and change channels to continue watching TV.
I’ve had my TiVo HD since December 2009 (late in its product cycle even then) and it’s performed admirably - wish the DVR expander drive had the same record of sterling service.Of course, it would figure that the hard drive that fails isn’t the one that one of my cats knocked off my desk and damaged the outer casing. No, that would be too logical.