Saturday, May 30, 2009

Taking care of Layla

Layla is a black lab who lives across the street.  She had her first sleep over here last night, and she was great.  She and Macy don't play together, but they get along fine.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


I've been trying to ignore this ingrown toenail, but I woke up this morning to find the toe swollen, red and very painful.  That can't be good.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Voted for GM John Fedorowicz

John is going to be inducted into the chess hall of fame.  Of the 13 voters, 9 have already voted yes.

Missed it by that much

Putted my 5 foot birdie putt 4 feet 11 inches.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Book stuff

I've worked with Quarto Publishing (London based) before and it was a good collaboration.  This time around I've written a synopsis of the book proposal and a sample chapter.  They will take it to a book fair, and we'll see whether there is any interest.

If yes, then I will write, they will publish and a third party will do distribution.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Locked in a battle of wills

I will NOT keep giving Macy treats.  I'M in charge.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I was useful!

The appears to be a flaw in the ignition design of the Prius.  You can start the car, and drive off without the "key".  Everything is fine until you stop, and try to start it again.  No dice.  That happened to my friends Brian and Janice.  I had to go into their house and retrieve Janice's purse and take it to them. I thought the purse really brought out my eyes!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Gotta love the Onion.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Capitol Steps

We're off to see the show tonight with Larry and Anne.  In the mean time...I wrote the synopsis for the book proposal.  I'll likely here back about it tomorrow.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Much better

Putted much better today and shot an 88.  I almost choked down the stretch by double bogeying 16 and 17, but played OK on 18.  I birdied the 12th hole, and had several one putts.  I think the adrenal cream has something to do with it, because my hands are steadier.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Putted like a Putz

You would've thought that I wouldn't putt THAT bad.  End result: 94.  Grrr.

Monday, May 11, 2009


They call the manipulations "adjustments", which doesn't sound so bad, but it still freaks me out every time.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Green Fairy's Fang

I learned that Joyce used the phrase "Green Fairy's Fang" as slang for absinthe.  I seem to recall reading that absinthe was once again legal in parts of the world.  I assume it is made minus wormwood now, but I do not actually know.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Fairways and greens baby.

Shot an 87 today, with only average putting.  Muffed two chip shots.  Just GIVING strokes away.  Still, he is happy.

P.S. was contacted about another book deal.  Jim is playing hard to get.  Not!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Pest control

Apparently, my desire to have pretty birds outside my office window has led to an invasion of rodents.  I have been forced to leave the feeders empty, and coping as best I can with the consequences.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Crossed wires

Listening to the "History of Rome" podcasts and reading "From Dawn to Decadence" (500 years of history) is a recipe for misremembering things.  Did Cinncinatus cross the Deleware?

Friday, May 1, 2009


Lowered my score by three shots despite hitting far fewer greens in regulation.  It helps, if you do not putt  as if you were an idiot.