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2010 – The Year We Didn’t Make Contact

Posted by pjsauter on December 31, 2010
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And so, another year winds down. This year kind sucked in a lot of ways, though, as most years do, it had a couple of good moments. Mostly, it’s good to get it over with, I guess (other than being that much closer to death, of course – but then I tend to look on the bright side most of time). Yesterday was one of those bright moments. Not only did SU go to a bowl game for the first time since 2004, and win a bowl game (and have a winning season and at least eight wins) for the first time since 2001, but they were actually fun to watch in the most entertaining bowl game of the season so far, racking up almost 500 yards of offense, and scoring 22 points in the second half of a “shootout” type of game to win by two points. This, for an offense that has pretty much sucked and was boring to watch all year, even when it won. So that was a pleasant surprise. Now we can fully devote our attention to basketball. Notre Dame tomorrow in the Dome. And I hate Notre Dame (quite possibly even more than I hate Georgetown, though that’s a tough call).

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It’s a New Era, Baby

Posted by pjsauter on December 30, 2010
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It’s not often I agree with that pissy little bitch (credit to Andy Sipowicz for that phrase) Fucker Carlson, but I find it hard to disagree with his assertion that Michael Vick should have been executed for his crimes against Caninity. Of course, the Tuckster’s motivation was no doubt that he wanted to diss Obama, but still. I’m not ordinarily one to embrace the death penalty, but in this case, well….

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Pinstripe Bowl Eve

Posted by pjsauter on December 29, 2010
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Golly, NYC sure knows how to whine about a little snow. The storm’s been over for, what, like two days now, and they still haven’t got their act together? Well, it’s no wonder, I guess, seeing as they apparently don’t know how to use a front end loader (by the way, is that a Kubota?). :kub:

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Posted by pjsauter on December 28, 2010
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World's LargestWell, looks like the big NE snow storm is over. If you got caught up in it, I hope you emerged unscathed and can get where you were going. There are still delays and canceled flights at Boston, JFK and Newark as airlines try and catch up (I guess they don’t have the world’s largest snow plow, the way some of us do; and it’s orange, too, I might add). On the plus side, business at the Holiday Inn Express at the Syracuse airport is booming. Didn’t look like all that much snow to me, but then of course you can’t really tell unless you’re out there in it; video and pictures just don’t do it justice. Nothing here but a lot of wind and cold, and it’s actually supposed to be relatively warm (though still windy) today.

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Posted by pjsauter on December 27, 2010
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It’s a little chilly out there this morning, but, otherwise, there’s no weather of note. Here. Things are a bit different in other places, and we’re trying not to smirk too much as we’re just happy spectators for this event that seems to be making its way up the East Coast. The snow is only soreading as far west as Albany, give or take, and here we’re mostly supposed to get some wind (which kinda sucks, ‘cuz it’s already cold enough out – I seem to have turned into a wimp as I silde downhill into my golden years, and 10 degrees with 15-35 MPH wind makes my old bones ache), but Philly, NYC, and other cities up the coast and into New England are experiencing (or expecting to experience) blizzard conditions. Planes, trains, and buses all appear to be grounded (well, trains and buses are always – hopefully – grounded, but you know what I mean), and we have lots of unintentional tourists who couldn’t land in other places, and got diverted here. Lucky them.

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The Morning After

Posted by pjsauter on December 26, 2010
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OK, well, that’s over. A fairly pleasant one, all things considered, though I find it terribly annoying that the day after turns out to be just another Sunday where I have to do laundry and try not to think about having to go back to work tomorrow. Such is life, I suppose. Hopefully it’ll warm up a bit today (not much, they say, but better than the 10 or so degrees it is outside right now, at least), since I should probably go out there and scrape down the driveway a bit, and I have to do all the Sunday supply shopping. By this time next week (well, not exactly this particular time, but next Sunday), it’s supposed to hit 50° (at least until they change their minds, and it turns out not to be so). Even better news is that, apart from a few snow fluffies here and there, this big storm that’s currently sweeping across the South and getting ready to turn up the coast is supposed to stay far enough east to keep us from getting dumped on here.

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Merry, Happy, Etc.

Posted by pjsauter on December 25, 2010
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Despite the fact that Christmas on Saturday sucks, and also despite the fact that there are no Santa signs about the house this morning (other than some rather large, unexplained, droppings in the front lawn) – looks like I shut the pellet stove down for nothing – Merry Christmas to everybody who does that sort of thing. To those that don’t, enjoy the Chinese food.

Hey, Why’s That Fat Guy Pissing Down My Chimney?

Posted by pjsauter on December 24, 2010
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Yes, the eve everyone the world over has been waiting for (except for the vast majority of humans who aren’t Christian, but, let’s face it, they don’t really count; hell, most of them aren’t even white. Of course, neither was Jesus, but I digress) is nigh. Everyone who’s anyone has today off, so it should be an easy commute for the losers among us (Granny and me, for example) who have to go to work. I, however, am determined to leave work early. In fact, the only reason I’m going in to work today is so that I can leave early and finish my Christmas shopping (which means filling up my gas tank and buying enough food to get me through ’til Monday – and if I’m feeling really motivated, I’ll go and get some lumber from Home Depot, but probably not; I’ll wait and see if there’s a huge sale on it come Sunday). Well, that ans water my office plants. To all those who may have been hoping for a gift (or even a card) from me, all I can say is, “you shoulda known better.”

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Posted by pjsauter on December 23, 2010
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Everywhere I look, I see how President Obama closed out 2010 with a flurry of legislative victories. Good for him. DADT was repealed, and this, I guess, was all thinks to him. Although, to an ignorant sap such as myself, it really seemed he could have done much more (and much more quickly), it passed. So we’ll give him that one. Also the SALT treaty was ratified in the Senate. That’s another good thing, too. I guess. Not sure my life will be any different (will this save me money or anything?), but less nukes (assuming this will actually result in less nukes) in the world is a good thing. So that’s, um, good. And, let’s see, I think there was something else in there, too. Puppies? No, that wasn’t it. Oh, that’s right, the 9/11 first responders thing. Two-thirds of the funding was gutted (thanks to those deficit hawks), but four billion dollars is a fair chunk of change.

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Posted by pjsauter on December 22, 2010
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Much as it pains me to say it, congratulations to the UCONN womens’ basketball team on their 89th straight win. That, of course, breaks John Wooden’s legendary record of 88 straight at UCLA. They haven’t lost since the Final Four in 2008 (and they only lost 2 games that year). Now let’s hope the SU women kick their asses in February (though the Orange women got their own asses handed to them last night by Baylor down in the Bahamas).

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