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Summer Sure Went Fast

Posted by pjsauter on April 16, 2014
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It’s slightly extremely annoying to be outside sweltering in the sun on the deck on Sunday with thoughts of opening the pool and going for a swim, only to have everything covered in snow two days later. It was something like 83° on Sunday and around 78° on Monday. Even yesterday morning wasn’t bad – in the low 60s, which I’ll take. Then the rain came, the temperature dropped, and the rain turned to snow. It was 19° when I got up this morning.

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Milwaukee Day

Posted by pjsauter on April 14, 2014
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In addition to the typical Monday depression, I’m ungodly sore and tired today. That’s what happens when you get a little decent weather around here (especially on the weekend) – you try and cram in as much activity as you can because you know it aint gonna last. In fact, after another warm day today, they’re telling us to expect a couple inches of snow on Tuesday. Hey, Mother Nature, quit fucking with us, would ya? It’s not like I tried to slip you margarine or something (on a side note, I just checked – did you know you can’t buy Chiffon in North America anymore? It’s only sold in the Caribbean. Happily, Mother Nature, aka Dena Dietrich, is still with us).

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Posted by pjsauter on April 13, 2014
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I accomplished my weekend goals by 2PM yesterday afternoon. Not that they were lofty ones. I got the chains off my tractor, which took way longer than it should have, thanks to a stubborn quick link in the inside of one wheel that took forever to get off. And I got the snow tires off the car. So if I get motivated after grocery shopping today, I can mount the new mailbox I bought weeks ago and have been waiting for decent weather to replace the old one with.

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Big Weekend Ahead

Posted by pjsauter on April 11, 2014
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As I mentioned yesterday, it was so nice out that I was motivated to remove one of the storm windows from my office and put the screen in (just one of the two – no point in going crazy here). It’s not supposed to be quite as nice today but they’re talking about temps in the 70s over the weekend and maybe even 80 on Monday (that ought to get the pool algae fired up) before of course turning to shit on Tuesday. So the big plan for the weekend is to take the chains off the tractor tires and get the snow tires off the car. Pretty ambitious, I know – and risky, too. But I reckon I can drive through whatever Mother Nature throws at us (or wait it out in my bunker, as long as I have enough beer).

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Finally Filed

Posted by pjsauter on April 6, 2014
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I did something quite uncharacteristic for me yesterday. The new printer I ordered was delivered yesterday afternoon. That’s not really the uncharacteristic thing – though I’ve had the old one since about 2001 or so. Imagine that. A year that was once the epitome of the concept of the “future” is now far enough in the past to have become somewhat murky in my memory (though, let’s face it, last Tuesday is kinda murky in my feeble little mind). I mean other than you know what, I don’t really remember much about 2001.

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Final Four x Three?

Posted by pjsauter on April 5, 2014
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First, let me say that NCAA basketball is dead to me, so I don’t really care (I’ve moved on to lacrosse and that’s not going all that well either – actually, women’s lax is doing quite well so that’s good), but I was reading something this morning that said today’s two Final Four games are not on over-the-air teevee, but are only on cable channels and that they are on three different channels with three different announcing crews. This seems pretty bizarre to me. CBS (or Viacom or whoever owns them) presumably pays a lot of money for the broadcast rights for this stuff, and you’d think the advertising money they can get showing the games OTA on CBS would be way higher than they can get on a cable channel. Plus, why three channels? I mean if, say, 3 million people were gonna watch on one channel, it’s not like 9 million are gonna watch on three. Seems silly to me, but then again I’m not the type of crack network executive that would do things like buy the Sci-Fi channel and put “professional” wrestling on it on Friday nights (never mind changing the name of the channel to “SyFy”). Shoulda just renamed it the “sigh” channel.

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Killer Pot

Posted by pjsauter on April 3, 2014
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So I was perusing the headlines yesterday, and caught one that said something to the effect of “Marijuana cookie bought in Colo. pot shop blamed in Wyoming student’s suicide jump” which if nothing else is a really long headline. Sounded like bullshit to me, and I didn’t bother to read the story, but I saw another headline today that said “Student Dies in Colorado Fall After Eating Pot Cookie“.

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April Fools

Posted by pjsauter on April 2, 2014
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Hah! It’s actually April 2nd. Gotcha.

In other news, today was stupid meeting day, and for the first time in longer than I can remember it wasn’t cancelled. These aren’t the type of stupid meetings where you just have to sit there and pretend to be somewhat interested in the proceedings (or at least not start snoring), but the kind that the mid-level mucky muck insists on having so he can grill everybody and make us all feel uncomfortable and hate our lives even more than we ordinarily do. So we’ve been quite happy to have the goddamn things cancelled, but today it appeared that the show would actually go on. This of course led to lots of fear and loathing, and I actually came to work early in order to properly prepare myself for discussing just what the fuck it is I do around here.

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What Fresh Snow is This?

Posted by pjsauter on March 30, 2014
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The geese were really on the move yesterday, with squadron after squadron of Canadian geese flying overhead. Yesterday it was mostly snow geese (the kind that are all white except for black wing tips – as opposed to the snow geese that are “blue” with white heads), though there were plenty of “regular” ones flying about too. I took this to be a sure sign that spring has finally sprung.

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Humpin’ Sumps

Posted by pjsauter on March 29, 2014
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It wasn’t exactly a picture-perfect day yesterday, but we’ll take it. For one thing, it was warm. I don’t know how warm officially, but it got into the 50s and fifties are better than twenties (temperature-wise – not so much when it comes to age), and it didn’t rain as much as they said it would, though it started raining late again late in the day. So the sump pumps will be humping pretty good by the end of the weekend, I reckon. And, hey, looks like there may be another storm or two before we’re done with the snow. Stay tuned.

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