I did a bit of shopping online and found that Big 5 Sporting Goods had exactly the type I wanted, usually priced at $24.99, but on sale for $9.99. Bought it in the late afternoon today and put 2,398 steps on it en route home. I think I am going to get a lot of use out of this in the weeks ahead. 16 months ago
It doesn’t quite fit on a single CD-ROM this time, owing to a book project that I need to backup separately. It was a busy second half. 16 months ago
makes a big difference. I never seem to find time to write on my own blog, but since I got hired to blog, the words just come flying out every day. I guess I now know what it takes to get me motivated. Show me the money! 16 months ago
This has been on my New Year’s resolution lists since 2009. Today being January 1, I decided to take action. I managed to scan and label about half of the envelop full of old photos from 1929 through 1973. I still have the other half to do, and there ’s another huge envelop of pix from 1973 to 2000, but at least it is a start. Pictured is a yearbook photo of me that was taken in 1968. I was so smart back then. ;) 16 months ago
suffers from a lack of imagination.” ~ Oscar Wilde3 years ago
can be forgiven.
He who never risks and never fails
is a failure in his whole being.” ~ Paul Tillich2 years ago
not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupe17 months ago
losing a parent at any time of life. The years never diminish the feelings we had, and it certainly makes us appreciate the one who remains so much more. We share what we can, as long as we can.
Your father must have been close in age to mine when he passed on. My father died in 1982 at age 56, five years before his first granddaughter was born.
Blessings on your mother. May you enjoy the holidays and all the days yet to come. May they be many and full of love. Namaste. 17 months ago
Cigarette tag is usual tag, but if you are in danger of getting tagged, you can squat down and call out the name of a cigarette brand, like Salem or Camel, to avoid the tag. If you don’t call out the name of a brand before getting tagged, or if you repeat a brand that someone else already called out, you are it.
Ah, what magical power tobacco advertising had over us impressionable young kids back in the day. 17 months ago
Reminds me of more…
One potato, two potato…
Red light, green light
Home run derby
Spin the bottle
Truth or dare
Wheel barrow race
Skipping races 17 months ago
is an illustrator, and he’s recently drawn a cartoon called the The Shortest Day for this web site. 17 months ago
One of our local casinos has created a special offer on Tuesdays for seniors who register with their Player’s Club – $3 off on any movie at their Cinemark 18-plex on Tuesdays. Combine that with the standard matinee discount for seniors and I can now watch a first-run film for just $3 every week. Yesterday I saw Real Steel with Hugh Jackman. I’m already planning to make this part of my weekly routine. 17 months ago
I’m sending the DVD to my kids. I watched the instant rental myself. Just a nice little extra. Happy holidays to you, Peter! 17 months ago
I’ve shopped online before, but this is the first time I’ve ever taken advantage of the so-called Cyber Monday sales. I have been buying the Harry Potter movies as they come out each year and sending them to my daughters as Christmas presents. Rather than brave the crowds at Target or Best Buy on Black Friday, I decided to shop for the latest (and last) DVD of the series, Deathly Hallows Part 2, at Amazon.com.
Wow. What a deal. Not only was I able to order the DVD for 50% off the retail price, I also got a free “instant rental” good till December 23rd. It will be delivered within a week … well in time for me to pack it up with their other gifts for shipment to Tokyo, and I can watch the movie on my computer for free without opening the package. Sweet. 18 months ago
I know that place. Enjoy. 18 months ago
held a rally today on the north end of the Strip in front of the Federal Building. Some arrived as early as 7am. By 10:30am, 21 had been arrested for obstructing traffic, a planned act of civil disobedience to increase press converage of the demonstration. I arrived at noon, representing the Sierra Club, along with members of MoveOn.org and local trade unions. The main focus was jobs, or the lack thereof, and Congress’s inaction. 18 months ago
...but that’s nothing new really. Namaste. 18 months ago
Assuming the pun was intended … good one! 18 months ago
sucks. My prayers are with you both. 18 months ago
Or failing that, have a hell of a lot of fun! Congrats. 18 months ago
to trim my toenails anyway, so I thought… why not? A lovely Vietnamese lady did the honors. The chair I sat in gave a nice back massage while she worked on my feet. The debridement of my heels alone was worth the $20 it cost. She asked if I wanted polish … of course. I said “yes, but clear, not red. After all, it’s Halloween, not New Year’s.” I don’t think she caught my attempt at humor. All in all, a good experience and I tipped her $3. 19 months ago