Monday, April 16, 2018

Granddaughter can now wear my shoes!!


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  1. "An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought."
    --Simon Cameron


    Alan

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  2. Putin’s puppy has a cow.[Click]

    Come to think of it, Dear Leader's Monday morning post-Fox and Friends Twitter rant has not materialized. Maybe he's paying more attention to the tribulations of Michael Cohen.

    Alan

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  3. Joe Biden Is the Front-runner. Uh-oh.[Click] “The former vice president may be beloved, but he is also out of step with the post-Trump Democratic Party.”

    —Alan

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    1. I seem to recall another former vice-president who was considered the front-runner 16 years ago.

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    2. I had that same thought.

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  4. Upon first seeing this headline I thought it was a put on, even though it was at TPM:

    Sean Hannity Revealed To Be Michael Cohen’s Mystery Client - Click

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  5. 4" of rain overnight, substantial flooding today, snow tomorrow. On the spring front, the coltsfoot is in bloom.

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    1. Sleet and snow last night here, enough for a few inches of accumulation, but by now the rained has washed some of it away so everything looks bedraggled.

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    2. Just a bit of snow last night in the Chicago area. Mostly melted now, although there is some possibility of more snow tonight. So much for my idea that the previous snow might mark the end of winter.

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    1. It cracks me up that they got a female judge.

      Judge Kimba Wood is an American hero.

      "If I wrote a screenplay in which a lawyer/fixer had only three clients -- the President of the United States, a major GOP donor trying to cover up allegations of impregnating a Playmate and Sean Hannity -- roughly ZERO major or minor studios would buy that script, considering how improbable it all is. And rightly so! Yet here we are." ~ Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

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  7. PhD*Son not only did fine in the Boston Marathon today, he had his best time ever, in any marathon!!

    Conditions today included temps in the lower 40's, 1-2" of rain, and winds with gusts over 50mph.

    YEAR . .HALF ....... PACE ............ FINAL
    2015 ... 1:28:17 .... 6:50min/mi ... 2:59:23 (First time running in the Boston Marathon)
    2016 ... 1:27:42 ... 6:52min/mi ... 3:00:26 (hot sun, charlie horse, & 9yo daughter in hospital w/ abdominal pain)
    2017 ... 1:27:15 .... 6:48min/mi ... 2:58:38 (best marathon time of any of his marathons)
    2018 ... 1:24:00 ... 6:28min/mi ... 2:49:53 (40's, inches of rain, and headwind gusting over 50mph)

    That's a full *8min, 45sec faster* than his previous personal best!!! 😮

    I think he trained differently this year.
    But it doesn't hurt that he lives in coastal Maine and spends a month in the Arctic each year.

    If you run the 26.2miles in less than 3 hours, you automatically qualify for the next year.
    Also, your bib number relates to your standing in the whole. He is in the "First Wave" of runners.

    BIB NUMBER:
    2015 = 5833
    2016 = 4107
    2017 = 4332
    2018 = 3848

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    1. Do you think the cool temperatures help? I know in hot years it's really hard on the runners.

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    2. I just can't imagine it.

      Alan

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  8. Unusually variable weather here today. When we got up this morning we could see it had rained a bit during the night, but it was mostly blue sky with some white clouds, almost calm, and warming up. We took our morning constitutional, then about 11 AM made a run to Cotsco, figuring among other things to pick a bunch of mitsuba [honewort] [Click] from our back yard for friends. (It is native east of the high plains, but not out here; I think what we have is the Japanese species.) When we came out of Costco not only had clouds nearly covered the sky, to the northwest they looked pretty dark. by the time we got home (about 15 minutes) the clouds looked so threatening that we figured we had best pick the mitsuba as quickly as possible. By the time we could stash the food (not much) and change into gardening clothes (about five minutes) not only had it become even more threatening in appearance, but a strong, cold, gusty wind had kicked up. Working as fast as we could, we filled two buckets before the rain came pelting down; all afternoon it was on and off again showers.

    And I finished up our tax returns. Off to the Post Office with them in the AM.

    I don't recall if I said anything about it before, but I traded a classical IBM "clicky" keyboard I had to a computer hobbyist of my acquaintance (we were coworkers for several years) for a modestly priced light pad, [Click] the modern version of a light box. Dandy!

    --Alan

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    1. P.S.: Having seen the light pads online, I looked around town; the only store that had them--the best art supply store-- carried the expensive, relatively heavy and heavy duty ones. but not the light and inexpensive ones. The well regarded online art supply stores also had the same kind; the local office supply chain stores didn't have any, and neither did the best school supplies store. So Amazon it was.

      Alan

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