Sunbathing is exhausting
This is my 3,000th post.
I have never seen this movie.
Buy some headphones. Or turn off the sound. Do the sounds really add anything to that game?
Fun with intake forms.
In most of our proposals, we typically include a one- or two-paragraph bio of key personnel that would work on the project. Our marketing assistant just forwarded me the standard one typically included for me and asked me to “vamp it up” for a new proposal she’s working on. So I reworded some things and then tacked on to the end:
He is handsome, well-mannered, and possesses a keen wit. His hobbies include flamenco dancing and studying 15th century Belgian poetry. He has impeccable taste in socks.
I give it even odds that she pastes this into the proposal without reading it.
Ukraine navy officers reject plea to defect to Russian-backed Crimea -
Fellow officers weren’t exactly jumping at the chance to follow former Ukranian Navy Commander-in-Chief Rear Admiral Denis Berezovsky, who had his job all of one day before quitting to join the Russians.
The officers listened sullenly as Berezovsky tried to entice them over to the newly proclaimed Crimean fleet he now heads – assuring them they would retain their ranks and there would be no interruption of salary payments.
"Viktor Yanukovych is the legitimately elected president of Ukraine," he told them, arguing there would be no breach of oath if they served Crimea. "The seizure of power in Kiev was orchestrated from abroad."
When Berezovsky requested questions from the officers, a chorus of criticism broke from the ranks. “In what way exactly did foreign powers intervene in Kiev, compared to the way they are intervening now in Crimea?” asked an officer to applause from those assembled. “Don’t ask provocative questions,” Berezovsky barked back.
Was it like this for Bill Belichick when he quit to join the Patriots after one day as HC of the NYJ?
I found out today that Kathy has been putting kale in her smoothies.
After my last post, Kathy said she had a photo of her in the Monkey Cage Ride at King’s Castle Land.
Here she is, second from the right in the green shirt.
Aidan wanted to have a chess party. So he invited seven friends over this evening for two hours of pizza and chess. I was skeptical. Was ‘chess’ a code word for something? What would a bunch of nine-year-old boys be doing that they needed a code word for?
It turns out, chess.
They played chess. For two hours. Mostly.
Now, it was loud chess. We shut them in the basement, but it felt like they were in the living room with us. And at one point there was a minor injury. But still, chess.
I don’t know where the enthusiasm comes from. We don’t play chess at home. Apparently it’s what they do in school at recess.
Things sure have changed since I was a kid.
Feds: Alleged Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev allegedly made ill-advised statement during visit with sister -
During a prison visit with his sister, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber, made a statement that was “to his detriment” that was overheard by an FBI agent, federal prosecutors said today in a court filing.
The filing said that Tsarnaev, despite the presence of an FBI agent who was legally allowed in the room, along with an employee of the federal public defender’s office, “was unable to temper his remarks and made a statement to his detriment which was overheard by the agent.”
That’s it. That’s the whole story.
Thanks, Boston Globe.
EDIT: They’ve added to the story. Someone must’ve pushed the publish button too soon.
Seal pup by Colin on Flickr.