Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I was with my family over the Memorial Day Weekend. It's funny to listen to my sisters talk about their kids. They have older children than us and they are experiencing different stages than what we are going through with our kids. Its interesting to learn from them as they go through these stages. Its also scary. I hope I can handle it without killing them. My 13 yo daughter is already driving me nuts. This is a picture of me in a batting cage in San Francisco at AT&T Park. I still got it!
Friday, May 23, 2008
This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend. Here is a list of things I would like to do:
- 1. Bar-B-Q Ribs, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers and drink beer
- Listen to music outside on the deck and have a catch with the kids, play bocci ball and frolic.
- Laugh with my wife and friends until late into the night
- Go swimming
Here's what I will REALLY do:
- Stain the fence. All 750 square feet of it. Cut the lawn.
- Grill chicken and have it over Romain lettuce and wash it down with a Diet Coke
- Yell at the kids because they will be bored and bicker with the wife because I won't be doing enough around the house.
- Collapse into bed sore and tired.
Yep. It's a sad, sad existence until the end.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I started reading the Wall Street Journal for work. I needed to keep up on the business news. I felt it necessary to see what the heck all my colleagues were talking about. I mostly read The NY Post. I loved the headlines, like "Headless Body Found in Topless Bar". Absolutely brilliant. Nowhere else in New York would you get writing like that!! Also, the sports section was second to none. They always covered the Giants fully and I got all the info I needed during the season about the inner workings of the football team. But alas, I needed to grow up and read some real news. I needed political insight, business news and world news that was responsibly reported without the funny snide-ness that the Post reports with. But oh my goodness, its a scary world out there. In the past few months I have been reading the WSJ here's what I have been learning:
- The price of oil has been increasing and there's no stopping it for the foreseeable future. In fact, we might be running out of the stuff and there really isn't any viable alternative in place.
- Food shortages around the world is sparking riots. Countries are hording rice and prices are soaring
- Bio-fuels may have caused food shortages and people may be going hungry because we turned corn and soybeans into fuel
- Wind Power can't be a viable alternative in generating electricity.
- The president and Congress can't get anything done and both should be put out to pasture.
- The Federal Reserve bailed out Bear Sterns with tax money and that was supposed to be a good thing for the economy???
- Now homeowners who were stupid enough to take loans they couldn't afford get the government to bail them out on the taxpayers dime. And the guy who never missed a payment gets what???? The worlds upside down
- Cyclones, earthquakes and more cyclones don't discriminate. They just wreck and kill.
- Despite bad economic times, Disney theme parks in the USA continue to thrive. That's mind boggling.
- Politics keep going on and people seem to think it is going to be different. It doesn't matter.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The next issue was the cell phone tower issue. The council tried to assure us that they were on top of the issue and that they were going to try to persuade the cell phone companies to use "distributed antennae technologies" or "non impact" technologies instead of a 125 foot tower. I am seriously incredulous especially after witnessing how they botched a driveway ordinance. How do they expect to stand up to cell phone companies?
Monday, May 12, 2008
The point here is that when she didn't understand me I yelled louder to her, as if that would help her somehow understand better. My father used to do the same thing. If you didn't understand that 7 times 6 was 42 he would yell it louder to you as if more decibels would get it across your cerebellum better. I should be more conscious of this trait that I have and try not to do this. But I guess its something that is etched into your DNA and is really hard to change. I'm working on it.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
Friday, May 02, 2008
That's not the way life runs.
I roll with it.