Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Subject: 36 & snowing, and Morgan's biking to school
That's your girl!
She *really* wanted to bike to school yesterday, but the forecast was so dire, I wouldn't let her. Boy, was she mad at me when she came home (because it wasn't raining, lightning, or thundering at that exact moment). So today, there was no stopping her.
So if you didn't ride in today because it was a little snowy, you've been pwned by a 9 year old girl and her purple, sparkly bike.
At the Metrodome, eight men's basketball teams played first - and second-round games in the NCAA Tournament, the Big Dance.Crowds for six games, split into three sessions were 14,279, 15,794, and 12,814. Add those numbers up, the grand total was 42,887.In the Mill City's sister sister [sic], St. Paul, there was the WCHA Final Five. It had five teams, hence the name and five games, all sold as separate sessions.Those one-game crowds were 17,611 (for the Gophers-UMD), 14,744, 17,779, 15,254 and 16,749. That's a grand total of 82,137.To be fair, many of those fans going to the Final Five expected the Gophers to be around for more than one game. So maybe they both [sic] an all-sessions pass.Also there were five separate gates for hockey. But pick the lowest three, and hockey still outdraws college basketball.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Commuters are the Labrador retrievers of the pack. Throw them a good bicycle route, and they'll keep coming back. They love a good game of "catch" — that is, they race to catch green lights. They're highly sociable, largely domesticated and don't mind being leashed to the same roads day after day.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Friday, March 06, 2009
There has been lots of talk over the last few months about The Dow, and how every time we cross a certain number it's a "psychological barrier" or some other such drivel. But yesterday The Dow closed at a number that I actually did find interesting. The close yesterday was 6594.44. Nothing much in and of itself. But if you look at the 52 week range, that's when things get interesting. The 52 week high was 13,191.50, and half of that number is 6595.75. Which means that, by a margin of 1.31 The Dow has lost a full 50% of it's value in the last year. I'm not sure this is unprecedented, and I'm frankly not interested enough to research it. But it's something.
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
I drove in on Friday and spent an uneventful weekend taking care of some household tasks. I got my minor wiring project done, and now we can turn the bar lights on from both the top and the bottom of the stairs. Pulling romex is thankless work, but I'm happy I was able to complete the project. Monday in the small hours of the morning I came down with some sort of plague that caused me to leave work early and stay home Tuesday. An actual sick day. I can't remember the last time I took an actual sick day. Back to work again today, feeling more or less back to 100%. I plan to ride again tomorrow, one week to the day since the snowstorm and the last time I was on a bike.