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I’m out of shape…for TV

A couple of weeks ago, Comcast and I finally came up with a package we could agree on to resume my television service.  Basically, I get all my HD channels, HBO, a DVR and their new X1 platform for $20 more a month than I’m paying simply for internet and they get a 2-year commitment…. Read more »

That was sweaty!

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to own a home with a garage.  Most of that reason was for somewhere to put my car in the summer.  I may like the heat, but I don’t like what it does to car interiors.  100+ degrees and everything burns (hands, legs, you name… Read more »

Let there be…halogen!

An all-too frequent (and perplexing) issue I faced in my hotel stops along the Great North American Baseball Road Trip was poor lighting in the bathroom. This is especially aggravating for things like holding a sharpened piece of metal against your neck and dragging it across at an angle.  It’s also annoying in a number… Read more »

GNABRT Day 58 – Well Met(s)

Game 25 on the Great North American Baseball Road Trip was in Citi Field, the “other” New York team. The location presented a dilemma.  The hotel was set up for me to walk to Yankee stadium (and be cheap and have free parking).  The distance to Citi Field was too far to walk under normal… Read more »

Running on empty

It is precisely four weeks from my departure on the GNABRT and I have been working hard on the most critical part of my trip prep:  leaving as little in my fridge as possible. Being gone for two-plus months creates more challenges than might first appear.  For example, I’m having to up my intake of… Read more »

Suck it up

To everything there comes an ending. I’ve known for some time that the end was near, but I hoped to delay it by scaling back and ignoring the evidence.  But that time has passed and this time has come. My vacuum cleaner is no more. On its way to its final resting place after at… Read more »

The record shows, I took the blows

And the blows win. Long ago I posted a tirade about my evil oak tree and its daily dumpings on my front patio.  That’s the injury. More than once a month, I get the insult added to my travails.  The landscapers for the development go through and beautify the place (cutting grass, trimming edges and pruning… Read more »

At least I am thorough

It’s holiday time! As a single guy, that means I get invited to other people’s homes for dinners and stuff.  Even though I’m not hosting anyone, I still like my place looking clean for the holidays. Of course, liking it looking clean and liking cleaning it are two dramatically separate things, as I’ve said many times… Read more »