Sunday, February 26, 2012

Look, I wish I had more to tell you.

Stuff's good, man.

Kiddies are nice, co-workers are (mostly) great, booze occasionally flows.

Oh, I did buy a new ottoman. Great for propping up feet whilst reading in an ugly, yet comfy, pink chair in the corner of my living room. (It's one of the last parental furniture hand-me-downs I own, but despite its garishness, I don't think I'll be getting rid of it anytime soon.)

March Break plans for Florida are pretty much set: flights booked, hotel room reserved, car rented — seriously, Expedia kicked everyone else's ass when it came to rates — and baseball tickets purchased. It's all over but the sunshine and the relaxation and the drinking now. Oh, and a colleague of mine will be in the same general area of Florida at the same time, so I'm going to take my only non-game day down there and slip over for a visit. That'll be fun.

The summertime baseball tour, Midwest '12, is in the planning stages. I hope to see major-league games in Pittsburgh, possibly Cleveland, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Kansas City, then looping back up and hitting up the annual Bless You Boys game in Detroit on August 4. I'll try to jam some minor-league games in, too... should be good times. Maybe along the way I'll make like Clark Griswold and stop off at the second-largest ball of twine in the US along the way.

If you like organization like I do, pdfcalendar.com totally kicks ass. I print monthly calendars out all the time for work and use them to organize my classes and such. Very, very handy.


Oh, I guess there is a bit of political news — the whole Conservative robo-call thing, which I guess in Canada counts as a scandal. Basically, "someone" called up voters in a bunch of close ridings just before the last federal election, giving people false information about where to vote, perhaps making it so that they couldn't cast their vote. It'd be interesting to see who got called; if the people that got picked had preferentially identified themselves to Liberal/NDP canvassers as supporters, that's a pretty clear sign the Cons were behind it. Personally, I wouldn't put it past Harper & Co. to try these sorts of dirty tricks.

That's about it, folks. If something comes up, I'll let you know.

Promise.

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