February 2010

I figured after nearly four years it was time for a new image at the top of the blog. The image you now see is the city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Rothenburg over the Tauber) as seen from the ramparts by the former royal gardens.

Ups and Downs of the week.

Facebook – I finally broke down and put up a page. Kind of neat seeing so many friends and acquaintances from the past.

  Budget Woes – To think we could still be a long way from the bottom. The next few years are really going to be tough.

Weather – Hardly spring yet, but it’s slowly improving.

  Partisan Politics – We’re up to our knees in ice water and the idiots can do nothing but trade blame for hitting the iceberg.

They’re getting bigger, but they’re still kittens.

Nap Time

Ups and Downs of the week.

Olympics – Glad to see American athletes doing so well. But NBC’s coverage is pretty lousy. No surprise there.

Red Sox – Spring training begins.

Bureaucracy – The tune is the same. The lyrics have changed. Now “It’ll save money” will get almost any idea accepted with little or no thought and no real proof of savings. Just like speaking out against our loss of freedoms was “unpatriotic,” speaking out against ill-conceived “money saving” plans is now considered “irresponsible.”

Weather – Yet another storm coming this weekend.

Ups and Downs of the week.

Olympics – While I’m glad the Olympics are on, the games are not off to a rousing start. One tragic death (fix that wall) and a balky Opening Ceremony. Let’s hope it only gets better from here.

Red Sox Truck Day – Baseball is coming.

School – Got class tomorrow. I hate Saturday classes.

Windows 7 -I’ve installed it on several different makes of laptops now and it’s been flawless. I’m impressed.

Weather – So sick of winter.

Photoshop – The more I use it, the more I like it.

Ups and Downs of the week.

Michael Schumacher- Back in Formula One. It’s going to be a good year to watch.

Homework – I swear, no more classes for me after I’m done with this program. Ever.

Video-calls – Got it set up on my laptop. I’ve had a few very clear face-to-face conversations with my friend Dana back in MA.

Weather forecasting – Still a best guess scenario. Hard to even call it a science.

All Wheel Drive (AWD) – Sure was nice having it today.