Sunday, February 6, 2011

Road Apples, #91

A Few Days...It's been a few days since I've written anything, with the hiatus being caused by a combination of a sore back (and associated medication that makes me tired) and just generally having a lot of things to do.  Some of that stuff is listed below.  Note though that it only gets worse over the next two weeks, as I have some fairly long company business travel planned.  Ah, the joys of corporate travel, with broken ribs yet.  I need to remember to sit in conference rooms where I can plug in my heating pad.

Coxton Campaign...I was honored to attend the premier of the Coxton Campaign at The Banshee on Friday night.  Great, great stuff.  Kind of reminded me of a political version of The Office.  Anyway, I was honored to be sitting at The Banshee with the mom of NEPA's favorite blogger who also co-wrote the Coxton Campaign.  The fact that a bunch of young men and woman pulled this together in such a professional way says a lot about the caliber of education in this area.  My only negative thought:  it's a shame that talented people like this almost always end up leaving NEPA for greener pastures.  Let's hope that if they do, they also end up coming back a-la Jason Miller (but sans the rampant drunkenness).

College Visits...Speaking of young people (this time my own), I had my final college visit with one of my daughters yesterday, with a trek to Shippensburg University.  The weather was less than ideal (freezing rain, fog, etc.), but I am so glad we made the trip.  My daughter probably isn't going to attend Ship, but I always do enjoy the visits.  It brings back so many memories for me.  Most importantly, it's just great to spend the day with my baby daughter.  Unfortunately I did not pick up a really cool looking "Ship Happens" tee shirt.  Bummer.

Ubuntu...Now that I have my Gateway Netbook back, I'm going to see if I can breathe new life into my Sony Vaio laptop by way of installing Ubuntu 10.04 desktop on the machine, replacing the incredibly virus infected Windows XP that resides on the machine.  Really I'd just like something that I can surf the net with, and I do admit the Vaio's super-sharp & large screen beats the hell out of the netbook's puny display.  How successful this will be is part of the fun of it all I suppose.  More exploration.

SuperBowel...I don't watch much in the way of TV sports, most especially professional football.  I also have no emotional attachment to either team playing in tonight's "big game".  That noted, I will be going to a friend's house to, for all intensive purposes, watch the "big game".  Actually I am mainly going to just eat, but hell, the game will be on in the background anyway.  One of the things I wanted to do differently for 2011 was to try different kinds of food, and tonight will be an opportunity to try something called "Taco Soup".  Rumor has it that Taco Soup is not, in fact, simply a runny version of chilli.  We shall see.

YouTube Weekend...I feel the need for a little Duran Duran.



"LeBon, Simon LeBon"

1 comment:

Baxter Pancake said...

Thanks for the positive write-up of The Coxton Campaign! I'm glad you attended.

I do plan on heading for greener pastures if I am ever able to. I hate snow. I'll be back though - I have ties to the area.

And I'm already a drunk so you'll have to look to other cast members for non-drunken behavior.