Apologies to Simon and Garfunkel. This week marks the annual Dallastown Fair. Having nothing to do last night, after eating dinner, I walked into town and went to the fair. It was every bit as unenthralling as I remembered. A midway of carnival rides and games. Food stands by local restaurants and churches. Farm equipment. … Continue reading Are You Going to Dallastown Fair?
A couple of weeks ago Facebook showed me an ad. Usually I ignore ads on Facebook, but this one caught my attention. A Snoopy t-shirt commemorating the Apollo 11 landing! Fifty years ago come Saturday! The shirt is, naturally, unlicensed and unofficial. The Charles Schulz estate is receiving nothing from this shirt. And Snoopy, frankly, … Continue reading Boldly Going Where No Beagle Has Gone Before
I keep a Rubik’s Cube on my desk at the office. It’s something I can fiddle with when I’m thinking. Sometimes I’ll even take it into meetings. A couple of turns here, a couple of turns there, and if I mess it up, there’s an online solution — You Can Do the Rubik’s Cube — … Continue reading Learning to Solve the Cube
I was in Harrisburg for a Senators baseball game. It was “Swords and Dragons Night” — Game of Thrones Night with the serial numbers filed inexpertly off — and they were playing the Bowie Baysox and Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman was making a rehab start. The game ended around sunset and, with the sky … Continue reading Harrisburg at Twilight
Last night after work I stopped by the nearby Target. I needed a new pair of shoes — the soles to the pair I bought when Payless went into liquidation had already worn through to the insole — and Target was convenient. Fortunately, I found a pair I liked. I also found some camping-themed story … Continue reading As Seen in Target
Early in May, a friend of mine posted on Facebook a link to an article he’d found: “People are losing it over Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwiches.” The concept didn’t just turn his stomach. It seemed to offend his sense of the very nature of the universe. I wasn’t bothered at all, because I knew … Continue reading Pickles, Pickles, Everywhere Pickles
I went to the Harrisburg Senators doubleheader yesterday — the Senators dropped both games, and there were fireworks after due to Memorial Day — and when I got home about eleven o’clock I had an… interesting email. I’ll share it with you now. Return-path: <email@example.com> Envelope-to: firstname.lastname@example.org Delivery-date: Mon, 27 May 2019 02:10:01 +0100 Received: … Continue reading An Email Extortion Attempt
The weather is looking good for the Fair Hill Scottish Games this weekend; Accuweather currently has a sunny and lightly breezy day with a high of 75 and a minuscule chance of late afternoon thunderstorms. When I was in Virginia a month ago, my mom asked me when I was going to a Celtic festival … Continue reading Making Cecil County Plans
Over on Facebook about a week ago, several friends responded to a list of forty questions and who they are and what they liked. I bookmarked one such post, intending to get back to it, but work deadlines intervened and consumed all my time, which is how nearly two weeks go between posts, and I … Continue reading Forty Random Questions
Yesterday was stormy, and the storm front brought with it not just clouds and rain but a migraine that has left me pretty well incapacitated today. Ibuprofen somehow made me functional. Sunset today was pretty, though.
In 2012, I took a vacation. A brief one, just two days. I went to New York City to see the Lewis Chessmen. (Due to some poor planning on my part, I did not see them then; I had to go back over the weekend. Story of my life.) That was, sadly, my last vacation … Continue reading Exploring Cemeteries in Edgecombe County
My sister asked me if I was interested in going to church, since it was Palm Sunday. “Well, I’m not going to burst into flame when I walk through the doors,” I replied It was a “contemporary” service, which I was unfamiliar with and was deeply strange to me. No familiar hymns, not much in … Continue reading A Church Excursion