... for better weather 😦 This picture reminds me of Aruba, my favorite destination. (I have some pictures somewhere of my one and only trip there - can't find them right now.) I'm so over this winter weather. It has made an absolute mess of my schedule this semester. We don't have snow days in … Continue reading Wishing

Happy Valentine’s Day

I arrived home later than usual last night. My bride of almost 33 years had a surprise waiting: a dozen roses - ten red ones surrounded by two white ones. Within an hour or so, the news broke: Virginia's ban on our marriage had been ruled unconstitutional. Combined, these make for probably the best Valentine's … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day

Friday fun: What career should you have?

I saw this making the rounds and since it's been so long, I figured I'd post it πŸ˜‰ Pretty interesting quiz and choices. I'm not surprised to have gotten writer. The description - "you're not really the office type" - is dead on πŸ˜€ Go ahead - waste a few minutes and take the quiz. … Continue reading Friday fun: What career should you have?

Technology Tuesday: Blackberry z10

I about had a heart attack when, Thanksgiving morning, my trusty Blackberry 9900 wouldn't boot up. It took me a couple of days to get around to figuring out what the problem was - the OS had become corrupted - and fixing it. My biggest problem was not the reloading of the OS but the … Continue reading Technology Tuesday: Blackberry z10

#tbt Music: a constant

When I bought my first house 30 years ago, I sold my trombone to buy something for my new home: a waterbed. Believe it or not, all these years later, I still have the waterbed πŸ™‚ But I've missed my trombone, a silver King 3B with an F attachment that my mother bought me when … Continue reading #tbt Music: a constant

Washington 3-7

It's been quite a while since I wrote anything about the Washington football team. There really hasn't been much to say. The team performs poorly each week, with another loss yesterday to Philadelphia. As a longtime fan, it's really hard to watch the games. There's no fun in losing. I watched through 3 quarters yesterday … Continue reading Washington 3-7

Friday fun on a Wednesday

Calling all political junkies πŸ™‚ VPAP has an elections predictions contest going on covering next week's elections. And not just the three statewide races. They've included several of the highly contested races in the House of Delegates. Head on over and participate πŸ˜‰

Friday fun: what’s your temperament?

Bacon's Rebellion has an interesting post about the temperament of Virginia: Social scientists have divided the United States into three distinct regions based upon the preponderant personality type: friendly/conventional, relaxed/creative and temperamental/ uninhibited. [...] Virginia and North Carolina represent an isolated, East Coast bastion of the relaxed and creative personality type. The Tarheel state is … Continue reading Friday fun: what’s your temperament?