Monthly Archives: February 2009

What a waste!

I spent 50 minutes on the phone today, trying to get a computer issue solved. No such luck!


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Posted by on February 18, 2009 in Uncategorized


Lots o’ visitors

We’ve had a steady parade of friends and family through the house over the last two days. It’s nice to have company here to visit Jill as she continues her recovery. Having visitors over makes a house feel more like a home.


Maisa has discovered an extremely high-pitched squeal(sp?) in recent weeks. She also likes to grab people’s faces now, especially if you are wearing glasses.


Need to get my hair cut today, and I really need to get to the gym. Have to check on my weight loss (or gain, but hopefully that’s not that case).


So many good movies in the theaters, so little time to watch them all…

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Posted by on February 17, 2009 in Uncategorized


Happy belated Valentine’s Day!

Little Maisa Clare enjoyed her first Valentine's Day.

Little Maisa Clare enjoyed her first Valentine's Day.


Posted by on February 16, 2009 in Uncategorized


12 down, 12 to go

Finished the first season of “Mad Men” last night — 12 episodes. Now I’m looking forward to Season Two coming out on DVD. I’m assuming there are 12 episodes there, as well.


Almost finished with my Stuart Woods novel “L.A. Times.” It’s good, but a little depressing for some reason. Stories about successful people who live on the edge of losing it all depress me.


I refuse to watch the Daytona 500 or the NBA All-Star Game today. I just hope that Kobe and Pau Gasol don’t get hurt.


Back to work for me tomorrow. It’s been nice being at home, so it’s probably good that I’m off again on Tuesday and Friday. That way, I can ease back into it a little bit.


Sunday morning coffee and newspaper … what could be better?


Trying to decide if there’s anything good on TV today/tonight. Jill and I would love to go to a movie, but can’t bring ourselves to find a babysitter. ūüôā


Pitchers and catchers reported yesterday to Dodgers camp in Glendale, Ariz.

Ah, yes, spring and summer¬†can’t be far away.

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Posted by on February 15, 2009 in Uncategorized


A fast week

Just two more days left in my furlough. I’m surprised by how quickly the week went by.

Signing up for unemployment benefits this morning. Oh, joy.


UCLA is on CBS at noon today. At ‘Zona. That’s what I’ll be watching.

Also plan to finish watching “Step Brothers” and “Mad Men: Season One” today.


Have a nice weekend!

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Posted by on February 14, 2009 in Uncategorized


Tough one at Tempe

Arizona State topped UCLA last night. Can’t win ’em all, I guess.

The Sun Devils have a guy, Harden, who could be a decent NBA player. The Bruins had a hard time stopping him.

Need to come back strong Saturday at Arizona.


I joined Facebook this week. It’s kind of cool. I have more friends than I thought I did.


We’ve watched 10 “Mad Men” episodes. Only two more in season one. It’s a good show — though not flashy or fast-moving.


Just three more days left in my furlough. I’ll be back to work Monday.

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Posted by on February 13, 2009 in Uncategorized



Deron Williams of Utah beat the Lakers last night. Pretty much by himself.

He always plays well against the Lake Show. A Laker killer, you might say.

For the second night in a row, I was forced to listen to the opponent’s radio broadcast. The Jazz play-by-play man couldn’t possibly have had a more monotonous voice. It nearly put me to sleep.¬†He made¬†constant references to “D-Will.” I thought it was an appropriate headline for this blog entry.


The helpless Hawkeyes lost at Wisconsin last night. Iowa is horrible.

Iowa State is terrible, too, although the Cyclones did rout Colorado last night in Ames.

Tonight I’ll be watching a real college basketball team play. UCLA plays at Arizona State. The Uclans made a big jump in the polls this week, and I hope they don’t lay an egg in Tempe.

ESPN, 8 p.m. Central, if you want to watch.


I keep hearing about how Iowa State’s Lucca Staiger is such a great shooter. Sorry, but I’m just not seeing it.

I saw him BADLY miss two 3-point attempts¬†last night. Great shooters don’t miss BADLY. Their shots are¬†never more than an inch from going in the basket.

Staiger is shooting 34 percent from behind the arc in Big 12 games. Great shooters don’t shoot 34 percent from behind the arc.

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Posted by on February 12, 2009 in Uncategorized