Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Sunday, May 22, 2005 10:22 pm

When real life trumps blogging

Filed under: Housekeeping — Lex @ 10:22 pm

I had a crush of deadlines this past week, after which Ann and I were spending the weekend in New York to celebrate our anniversary. Unfortunately, while we were up there, a family medical emergency arose and remains, well, an emergency. More TK (“to come,” as we abbreviate it in the newspaper bidness), but I have no idea when. (Nick: No offense taken, mate.)

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 6:34 am

Stuff happens in the bedroom …

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 6:34 am

… and a Massachusetts court wisely decides not to do anything about it.

Still? Ouch.

UPDATE: Medical background, courtesy of Phred.

Sunday, May 15, 2005 12:14 pm

Wrap it up

Filed under: Tigers — Lex @ 12:14 pm

… and the Tigers finally did, playing on May 7 a game that got rained out in early April. They lost 1-0, playing well enough to win but running into an incredible run of bad luck in shots on goal.

But the Tigers of spring were far, far better than the Tigers of this past fall. Their dribbling and shooting improved, but the biggest improvement came in their seeing, and passing to, open teammates. That ability, and the corresponding defensive ability to see the open opponent and cut off passing lanes, kept them even in games they would end up losing, and unlike last fall, they won more than they lost.

One other difference: It never would have occurred to last fall’s Tigers to pose for a picture like this:

They do grow up fast, don’t they?

Thursday, May 12, 2005 5:45 pm

Happy birthday …

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 5:45 pm

… to Mr. Sun!

Here’s to many more.

UPDATE: No offense to Ed Cone, but I’m pretty sure MSNBC’s viewership would rise if it put Mr. Sun on its blog segment instead.

Roundup

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 2:13 pm

Having been swamped lately, I haven’t posted much about … well, anything. And I’m about to be swamped again. But before the first wave crashes, I’ll attempt to round up a few things here:

  • I’d never really thought about it like that: The Kansas State Board of Education’s anti-evolution sideshow generated this objectively inaccurate comment from one of the board members: “We can’t ignore that our nation is based on Christianity – not science.” In fact, as Publius points out, it kinda was based on science — certainly more so than Christianity per se.
  • Bringin’ the funny: Rejected “Love Is … ” comicsdefinitely not safe for work.
  • English-major humor: Analysis of imperative sentences, also definitely not safe for work.
  • Memo to the open-source computer-code community: You’ve probably never heard of Maui X-Stream (MXS). But you will.

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I hear the sixth and final “Star Wars” installment starts soon. I saw the first three back in the day, but negative reviews led me to give the two recent prequels a miss. I asked a co-worker who had seen the two prequels whether she thought I would need to have seen them to enjoy the new episode.Co-worker: Oh, no.

Me: So I didn’t miss anything?

Co-worker: Not really. In fact, there was a long scene that didn’t show anything but debate in the Senate. Except for how everyone looked, it was like watching C-SPAN.

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I’m sure the Emperor George Lucas will be pleased.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 6:24 am

A two-fer

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 6:24 am

Oh, yeah. We get Book 6 in the Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” this summer. And in November, we get the fourth movie, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” trailer for which is now up here.

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