WEEK 44 2011
Mon- Tue- Wed-
Picture of the Week
17 March 2002
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- On the road, down to San Diego to watch the Chargers vs. Green Bay game. Green Bay is favored, but hey, anything can happen.
Thursday 3 November
- working on this and that.
Well, the Rays forgot to show up for the series, and that cost them. So
it goes. Dad won 75 cents overall for this World Series. More calls
from the neighbors about loud music and loose women in the offing I
I miss you Dad.
Wednesday 2 November 2011
Wednesday - The moronic Occupy Wall Street movement has clones in various places.
When I heard there was one in Oakland I recall laughing out loud. Kind
of a incredulous laugh, a "Who the HELL thinks this is a good idea?" kind of laugh.
And, indeed, trouble has arisen there. Trouble as in rioting. Other
cities have the noise, garbage, filth, drug use and sales, fights, theft, rape and other indicators of man in
his natural anarchic state, but Oakland is outdoing them with outright
pitched battles, police versus occupiers, with batons, rocks and firebombs.
It'd be hard to think of a worst place for a peaceful demonstration.
Watts, Detroit, places like that, maybe. But Oakland is right up there. I grew
up near there. I had a sister live and work there. I have another
sister living near there still. The inhabitants are violent and
corrupt, the police are violent and corrupt, the city government is
incompetent and corrupt. Violence was inevitable.
Lunch was at the Thai Cafe' with some friends. The big news is that their
seventeen year old has finished the bookwork for his drivers' license,
and now has to go to the DMV and get his learner's permit. Then the real fun starts, for his parents...
1 November 2011
- My friend Tim pointed
out that last week's POTW, that I labeled as being in May1995, is
stamped April 21, 1995.
In my own defense while scanning and resizing the photo I didn't really pay attention the time stamp (to
paraphrase Sherlock Holmes: I
saw but did not observe).
I had actually looked at the postmark on the envelope to get the date. I still
had the mailer for some reason, my sister having mailed the photo's to me
way back in the pre-digital-camera dark ages.
In honor of Tim's Holmesian
powers of observation I have left that POTW up for this weeks as well. With a corrected note.
Book #129 was The Masuda Affair, by I.J. Parker. Enjoyable.
- Halloween. My friend Roger has put on his usual amazing display.
Despite it being a school day there was a really good turnout before
9:00, the best in some years. The weather was mild, which helps. Many
Halloween's I've spent in ski overalls, but I think that all I had was a
sweater over a t-shirt.
- Another decent day.
I can't say that I've been very productive this weekend, feeling a bit
Book #128 was The
Convict's Sword, by I.J. Parker. This is another in theSugowara
Akitada series. Well done, again.