Pigskinland: I've been trying to keep up with
the Boston Globe and Boston Herald all week.
Overall, I'm rather satisfied with their coverage,
as I am with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Good solid coverage, with some friendly trash-
talking. I can dig that.
Now then...BRING IT ON! RAMS BABY! YEAH!!! :-)
The Job Front: Ha!
I am telling you. Once I get a new job, it better be
the best damned job on the planet. I am so damned
done with looking at 20 or so job sites EVERY day!
Road Trip: I don't get out much these days, but
with nothing to do on Tuesday, Rho and I hopped in
Putt-putt (our Geo Metro) and hit the highway. We
headed north towards Wilkes-Barre and Scranton on
the NE Extension of the PA Turnpike. The road
itself isn't all that hot, but the scenery along
the route is absolutely gorgeous.
The original plan was to take the backroads home
to Philadelphia, but I decided to keep driving
along I-80 East...and Rho and I wound up at Times
Square in New York City.
This was my first time actually driving through
Manhattan...and let's just say I don't plan to
do it again for a while. :-) I have driven
several of the interstates that make their way
through the 5 boroughs, but never actually along
the streets of Manhattan. I had a bus pull in
front of me, making a left turn from a right
lane...need I say more?
In any case, New York City seems to be getting
back to its old self. Times Square was packed,
and taxis and buses lined 42nd St. And of
course, ignorant ass people honking their horns
in the middle of a traffic jam...knowing damned
good and well that they ain't going anywhere for
a while. Yep...back to normal.
I also sorta got lost. Manhattan isn't too
difficult to figure out...the streets go up in
number from S-N, the avenues go up in number
from E-W. But somehow, I missed an exit ramp
on FDR Drive...and wound up in the Bronx.
Eeek! Then, instead of taking the Long
Island Expressway through Queens, I wound
up driving the Grand Central Parkway around
Queens, wasting about 20-30 minutes. Then,
we stopped on Staten Island for a pit stop...
and got lost there too.
Eventually, we righted ourselves, and made our
way back to Philadelphia via the NJ Turnpike.
All in all, a good trip. A nice diversion from
"Texas Justice" and the neverending job-hunting
In the CD player right now...
Jars of Clay--Jars of Clay
Local H--Pack Up the Cats
Jamiroquai--A Funk Odyssey
Politics: Just a few quick thoughts...
--I think Osama bin Laden is probably dead.
--I think the Bush administration is hiding
something about the Enron collapse.
--Al Gore has returned to public speaking. Is
he ready to do battle again? I say yes.
That's it for now. God, these sputterings have
been so damned boring. Sorry for wasting your
time. Hopefully, my babblings will improve
posted by sycamore 2/3/2002 at 01:17 EST