Posts Categorized: Technology

Hook me up

It seems like this is the year for me to be replacing stuff. Wear and tear appear to be catching up to me.  Even though my appliances are only six years old, I’ve had to pick up a new bottom rack for the dishwasher, a new gasket for the ice maker and now my oven… Read more »

It’s not always good to Excel

I’ve spent a lot of time working on the planning, details and checking on my Great North American Baseball Road Trip (GNABRT).  When you plan something this involved, it pays to give extra scrutiny to the minutiae. That doesn’t always work well for others. While I wouldn’t go as far as to call myself a… Read more »

More like a brief hug

As usual, a thought occurred to me while out on my daily walk.  (It’s fortunate two thoughts don’t occur to me — I’m not sure I could walk and think that much at the same time.) Here I am, attempting to extend my walking distance each week without knowing exactly how far I’m walking.  Sure, I’ve… Read more »

Roadside assistance

The second-to-last post on my upcoming Great North American Baseball Road Trip… This is going to be a long trip.  A lonnnnggg trip. Beyond the logistics, beyond the endurance, beyond all of that, I’m going to need some assistance along the way to pull this off. That’s where, hopefully, local friends will come in. Now,… Read more »

Road noise

Continuing my series of posts related to my upcoming Great North American Baseball Road Trip… 15,148 miles. That’s not all of it, of course.  There’s also any wandering, side stops, up and back to the hotels and motels, but, bottom line, it’s a lot of driving. Based purely on the point A to point B… Read more »

Manual transition

I began learning how to drive this past weekend. It sure feels that way, at least. After 10 years, I retired the trusty Avalon and now attempt to navigate around town in my new Legacy.  In order to have some hope of making sense of everything, I’ve been reading the monstrous tomes known as the owner’s manuals…. Read more »

Getting an earful

Had a lunch and miscellaneous day with Dad yesterday.  A “miscellaneous day” is characterized by riding around town doing multiple errands. Dad took the wheel this time, as he wanted to get his car washed.  After a nice lunch (Five Guys!) and the requisite wash, we got down to his main shopping desire:  finding a… Read more »

What to do when alone on Christmas

For the first time in a decade, I will not be spending Christmas in Las Vegas with my best friend and her family. The reasons for this shocking occurrence are many and varied, including my body’s exponentially growing intolerance to cold (maddening). Regarding my family, times being hard, my sister opted to work Christmas day… Read more »

I keep losing teeth

Quite a pointed post, having just made my semi-annual date for a dental cleaning. Now, I admit, I’m a floss cheater.  Sure, I brush at least twice a day, but I only use the floss in a two month period bracketing my dental appointment (yeah, like using the home gym before bathing suit season). Still,… Read more »