Sunday, April 10, 2011

Road Apples, #96

Shutdown...Now that a government shutdown has been avoided and both sides can claim victory, will "the man with the tan" actually admit that there was a compromise reached?  As I recall he couldn't actually utter the word "compromise" in the past, as it would get him in dutch with the likes of Limbaugh.  Anyway, the compromise reached is a good thing.  Government isn't the enemy, but rather intractable politicians fit that bill.

West Chester...I took my youngest daughter to West Chester University yesterday for incoming students day. It was a nice day for travel, and the Cherry blossoms were in bloom in that part of the state.  The last time I was at West Chester it was a horrible, wretched day, for a variety of reasons;  not this time around.

IKEA...I had the chance to stop at IKEA on the way back from West Chester yesterday.  Damn those folks sure do know how to do retail.  It's probably a good thing that there isn't one close by, as I'd probably end up spending far too much time and money there anyway.  For about $15 I got a ton of stuff, including two umbrellas, a cutting board, and a few other things.  Score one for the Swedes.

Coolest Name Department...The previously missing cobra from the Bronx Zoo has been named "Mia" (get it...M.I.A.), which is pretty cute.  Even cuter?  The bogus tweet that claimed the cobra's actual name is "Mrs Justin Bieber".

Blogger Fest...Apparently there is an upcoming NEPA Blogger Fest on April 29th from 6 to 9pm (follow Facebook HERE). Spring is in the air, and along with it comes flowers, showers and primary election candidates, so the timing could not be better.  The location continues to be in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre neutral zone of Pittston, although I'd argue that is actually a part of "lessor Wilkes-Barre" (note that I have been corrected on such things in the past by a certain resident of another part of lessor Wilkes-Barre...but so I digress).  

Uncle Buck's...Speaking of "lessor Wilkes-Barre", I had the opportunity to have dinner at Uncle Buck's BBQ in the thriving metropolis of Plymouth yesterday (that would be "Plimmit" to you Wilkes-Barre residents).  The place was opened by a former co-worker, and I have to report that the food was outstanding.  Highly recommended.  You can find the address to Uncle Buck's HERE.

Favorite Einstein Quote...I was referencing this quote over dinner at Uncle Buck's yesterday...

When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute-and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity.

Genius lies in the making the truly complex simple, which is why Albert Einstein was a true genius.

 

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