May 2011

The carousel in Central Park moves really fast.

Crazy Carousel

Ok, so I’m a little late this week. We’ve been in NYC and I didn’t get around to posting Friday or Saturday. So here goes…

Red Sox – Finally playing up to expectations. They’re at the top of the AL East and if they keep playing this way, they’ll be well out in front by the All Star break.

CNN – Used to be the premier news organization in the world. Now they peddle celebrity gossip and misery voyeurism. Sad that they’ve lowered themselves so, all the more so because it seems that’s all people want these days.

Bruins – Heading to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in decades.

NYC – As I say every year, it’s a great place to visit for a few days. But after those few days, I usually can’t wait to get back home. I took loads of pics which I’ll post up soon.

Park Central Hotel – Between the faulty air conditioning and half the elevators being out of service, it was not the best stay we’ve had in NYC. The location was great, but the hotel itself is poorly run.

Ups and Downs of the Week

Red Sox – Maybe they’ve finally pulled it together? Or maybe not. Their starting pitching has taken a physical beating with Lackey and Dice-K both on the DL. Pedroia is still struggling at the plate, as is Crawford. They still have work to do. But they’ve won 7 straight now and had a slugfest against the Cubbies tonight. Best of all, they’re ahead of the Yankees and just a half-game out of first in the AL East.

Bruins – Now up 2-1 in the series.

Parallels for Mac – Allows you to run Windows 7 and Microsoft apps on a Mac desktop. The visual presentation is very slick. I just wish I could find a compelling reason to actually use Mac OSX. I just don’t get the appeal.

Ups and Downs of the Week

Red Sox – Can’t figure them out. Just when you think they’re turning it around, they lose three straight. Then they beat the Yankmees in their own house. At least Gonzalez is coming around and living up to the promise. Now if only Crawford would play to potential.

Judicial Watch – What a pathetic bunch of self-serving jackasses.

Bruins – They could do it this year.

Celtics – Even though they’re out of it, they put up a hell of a fight. Go Bulls!!

Mississippi Floods – You can’t fool Mother Nature. These floods will only get worse as they continue to try to control flooding with levees alone. There *must* be sufficient floodplain area where the water can collect while pressure on the river subsides. As long as they keep using flood plains as farms and places to build towns and cities, there will continue to be tragedies such as the one about to happen in Louisiana.

Ups and Downs of the Week

Bin Laden is dead – It’s about time justice prevailed. Rot in hell, bastard.

Red Sox – It keeps getting worse. Outscored 20-2 in the last two games.

Bruins – Up 3-0 against the Flyers. They could take the series tonight.

Update: They did it. Bruins sweep the Flyers. Well done, guys!

Celtics –  Not completely unexpected, but they look bad against the Magic.

Decent Weather – Finally getting into springtime temps.

Church Flood

Church Flood

Road to Redemption

Road to Redemption

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