Saturday, April 20, 2019

More Pics from Water Island, USVI

Finally got a chance to pull the pictures from our trip to St. Thomas and Water Island, USVI, off of Sally's digital camera.  There were nearly 360 photos on there.  These are just some of my favorites.

On the ferry to water island right after our plane landed.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Gardy Goes Yardy!

The Yankees swept the Boston Red Sox in the Bronx off on this Grand Slam.  After a miserable, injury-plagued start, it looks like the Bronx Bombers have maybe started finding their footing.  They're a game under .500, James Paxton and J.A. Happ have started to look a bit more like professional baseball players, and the team has started hitting some.

Hope springs eternal in the Bronx.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Some Thoughts on Titans and the New DC Universe Streaming Service

I bought our daughter Emma a subscription to the new DC Universe streaming service for her birthday.  She is a monster comic book fan and a superfan of the DCU’s Young Justice animated show, and it’s been great because we’ve been watching a ton of TV together since getting the subscription.
Source: "Why Wolfman and Perez's THE NEW TEEN TITANS Is a Must-Read"
Totally worth it from that standpoint.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Reliving Water Island

We’re back from the Virgin Islands, and it’s a Monday.  I’m dealing with it, but man, this time yesterday I was waking up in an entirely different world.
Sally and I flew out of JFK.  With that we got a cheaper flight that went direct, but I have to be honest and say that the airport itself was a pain in the ass.  Considering the number of people and planes they process on a day-to-day basis, they do a decent job, but there’s still no getting around the fact that 8.5M people live in New York City and maybe 25M live in the greater NYC metropolitan area, and that’s a lot of folks.  Add in tourist traffic, and yeah y’know, it was a whole deal.  We must’ve walked a mile and a half from security to our gate and from the gate back out to the street when we got back. 
Sally at JFK waiting for our flight.
That airport is amazing.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Going Back Online

I'm back.  I don't know for how long or how often, but for awhile anyway.

A couple of things happened while I was away.  First, the revenue on the blog spiked to $63!  That means I only need another $37 to get an advertising check from Google.  That's doable.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019


I’m done. Whatever it was that I set out to say, I feel like I’ve said it. I hope you’ve enjoyed the blog, but it’s done regardless.


Have a nice day.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Crunch: Weights, Swimming, & Recovery

I went into the Crunch gym in Stratford last weekend, and the guys at the front desk kind of gave me a hard time.  "Hey, we haven't seen you in here this year."
It's true.  Time really got away from me in the later part of the year.  With that, I leaned into the pool more than the weight room, and I swam okay, but that's about all I could say for myself.  I'm still battling a little hamstring pull, and that makes running tough, and between rain days and Christmas vacation, I wasn't even bike commuting over-much.  For several weeks, it was pretty much just swim-or-bust.
I finally got back into the weight room on Sunday, January 8th.  I kept it simple, but at least I went.  I then had class Tuesday night, and we shot the AFF podcast Wednesday, but with Sally's encouragement I went back to the gym Thursday, doing a slightly longer back/biceps workout.  I did a long set of pull-downs, some bent-over rows, and a few sets to work my core and lower back.