Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Caption This Photograph

After a number of unsuccessful attempts to find a sitter, the Hendersons decided to take Chip with them on vacation.

Friday, April 21, 2006

The Waterfall Bed

Some humor is universal (in German).

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

A Room With A View

Sometimes I think of leaving upstate New York, and living somewhere else for a change, but scenes like this one, from my brothers' upstairs bedroom, make the decision a little difficult. That blue stuff in the background is Lake Ontario, and you should see the orchard when it's in full bloom (in a few weeks).

Monday, April 17, 2006

Lucky Guy

As I understand, rally racing is a fairly dangerous sport... for spectators.

Monday, April 10, 2006

That’s the Ticket!

I got an iTrip over the weekend, and I was going to post a rant today about how ridiculous it is that I have to spend $85 just to play my iPod in my brand-new car when all that should already be taken care of because Acura is a luxury brand and how do they expect to compete in the “pocket-rocket” segment if they can’t even make an iPod work and they offer no options to upgrade the stereo system and you can’t buy aftermarket speakers for an Acura and you can’t even play MP3 CD’s so why didn’t I buy a GTI instead, but then something more interesting happened.

So I was driving through Ontario on my way home from my parents’ house last night, when a late-model Chevy truck pulled onto the highway behind me. He gained on me quickly, but then “hovered” nervously behind me at about four or five car-lengths, like he wanted to pass but thought maybe I’d throw a houseplant or something out the window if he did.

This tension built all the way through the town of Ontario, so by the time I got to Webster I was eager to add a few car-lengths between me and the menacer. As we crossed the county line, safely out of reach of the notoriously unforgiving Wayne County Sheriffs’ department, I tapped the plus button on the cruise a couple of times.

The headlights in my rearview mirror got smaller for awhile, but soon he was gaining on me again. He came closer and closer, and just as I thought the nut was finally going to pass, the lights came on. It was a New York State Trooper Chevy Blazer. The joke’s on me: he clocked me going 71 in a 55. (Nice to know my speedometer is dead-on accurate.)

Whether he targeted me because of my car or not, I’d like to congratulate Trooper Lostracco for a game well-played. I’ve had cops tailgate me. I’ve seen them go 10 mph under the speed limit in front of me. But the reward goes to the patient player of mind games. So today, a little wiser and a little poorer, I learned a valuable lesson: don’t speed in the dark. And always carry a houseplant.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Another Birthday

Congratulations to my Dad who is having a birthday today! He doesn't care for blogging, so you can't visit his blog and wish him a happy birthday.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Office Pool

With the winnings from my latest gaming venture, I plan to keep one dollar and spend the rest on a party platter for the office. Since this is the "1st Annual NCAA Office Pool", I'm hoping to set a precedent of the winners buying something for the office. BTW, the winnings total $10. (We have a small office.)

Monday, April 03, 2006

Congratulations to UCLA, who are advancing to the NCAA Basketball Championship, which makes me the winner of our office pool. It's not gambling if I win right?