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April 2011


Ups and Downs of the Week

Red Sox – Back to their losing ways

Bruins – Won the series against Montreal. Excellent.

Celtics – Swept the Knicks away.

Nasty Weather – What a mess down south. Just missed us, thank God.

Decent Weather – Looks like it might finally dry out here. The farmers need a dry spell to get their fields planted.

Crab Cherry Tree

Crab Cherry Tree

We have a bunch of these strung across our front yard. The previous homeowner planted them. They look really nice for two days a year and then they make a mess out of the lawn. We’re in the midst of the two day period and we finally got a break from the rain, so I grabbed some pics. By Monday the petals will be shriveled and raining down all over the lawn.

Crab Cherry Tree

Crab Cherry Tree

Crab Cherry Tree

Crab Cherry Tree

Crab Cherry Tree

Crab Cherry Tree

Ups and Downs of the Week

Red Sox – Playing better lately. Especially the starting pitching. They still leave way too many runners on base, though. Games that should be blowouts turn into close games.

Donald Trump – Does this jackass actually have a purpose in life? You’re fired, meathead.

Bruins – Came back from 2 games down to tie the series.

John McCain/Libya – No we do not need to get more involved in the Libyan civil war.

Ups and Downs of the Week

Sam Adams Latitude 48 IPA – Very tasty.

Red Sox – What a nightmare. Dustin Pedroia seems to be the only player who cares about winning. The pitching has been simply pathetic.

Formula One – It’s another F1 weekend. Good thing, too, as the Red Flops aren’t worth watching.

Ups and Downs of the Week

Red Sox – They finally won, and against the Yankmees no less, but what a horrible start to the season. 1-6 does not make them look like contenders. The pitching has been abysmal (with the exception of the 1-0 loss where Lester was superb). John Farrell must be having a good laugh.

Warm Friday Afternoons – Talk about therapy. I had a rough week ending with a depressing day, yet this afternoon was warm and sunny and I drove the 55 miles home with the top down on my Z4 and the tunes cranking. I arrived home in a very good mood. Best therapy in the world.

Mac Minis – Very cool little devices. Hook one up to an HDTV via HDMI cable and and you have a very capable HD media center/computer console. Throw in an HD webcam and you have an excellent video-phone to use for video calls to friends and relatives. The downside is the $650 price tag which does not include HDMI cable, keyboard, mouse, or the RAM needed to make it truly useful. If Apple would get off their high horse and charge reasonable prices for their cool devices, maybe they’d gain wider acceptance.

Squishy

Squishy

Squishy

Ups and Downs of the Week

Red Sox – The season opener today was a serious letdown. The pitching was awful. But it’s a brand new season with a long way to go. Adrian Gonzales looked great as did Ellsbury. You still gotta….

Believe

DirecTV – The Sox game looked great today. I’m seriously impressed with the quality of the image and service. Can’t believe I put up with the crappy service from Mediacom for so long when I could have been watching this.

Sky View – The Smithsonian Channel’s Sky View series is awesome, especially in HD. We’ve seen Tudor England, Emerald Isle, and Italy. Fantastic photography.


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