Saturday, October 11, 2008

More words from Greeley

BlackBerry sez low 80's in The 'Dale today ...but it's much cooler in Greeley,CO, this morning - and drizzly. There's a HS band competition that my son is marching in, playing saxophone.His football game yesterday was a 40-12 loss, so he doesn't feel much like marching in the rain this morning.

This afternoon we'll drive to rainy Denver where I'll hop the midnight bus back to the former Capital of Southern Illinois - where the weather is fine - and a new business venture awaits:Words & More - with an office on Main St.- in the heart of the publishing district.;-)

Speaking of publishing, I took the plunge in Portland, and forked out a couple hundred bux for Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 Extended, since my daughter could get the educator's discount for me - a $400 saving that will keep the price of the blook under $15.

Reading Stephen You-Know-Who's book "I Am America (and So Can You)" has given me new ideas for the blook's layout and attitude. I want it to be an entertaining read, like Colbert's ("You make the first one good enough, then you don't have to write another." ...Same might be said of my last blog post).

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Greetings from a "City that Works"

I know, Bloggee, I know ... I've been remiss in updating this blog. ... Been meaning to, really, but with the daily Greyhound grind (see Graydog's blog), and all the political (GoBama beat McPalin!), entertainment (Hello Hulu!), and sports (Go Phils - Beat LA!) distractions, I just haven't had the time (or inclination) to focus much on hometown stuff. ... Besides, Scott at Bytelife has the local scene is pretty well covered.

But nudged by former local blogger Peter The Great, I guess I'll break my silence for a few words from Portland, where I'm visiting family -- including new grandson (who just got a brand new "Jumperoo" from "Doodah").

I love Portland: the family ties, the social scene, the bicycle-friendly environment, the many fine restaurants, cultural and recreational spots, thriving economy, and up-and-coming basketball team. ... With all of that, what the hell am I still doing in Carbondale, Illinois! Oh that's right, my friends, the social scene, the bicycle-friendly environment(?), and handful of fine restaurants, cultural and recreational spots, up-and-coming basketball team, and employment opps.

Even so, I'm gonna be away from my fair and consistent town until next week. The Greyhounders can deal directly with bus drivers until then..

Next stop for me is Greeley, Colorado (another city that works), to attend a high school football game and jazz concert.

And I'll be twittering along the way.