Friday, October 30, 2009

Fall Classic

If you read this between Oct. 30 and Nov. 7, you may have noticed problems w/the Shawnee Net home page. As I write this, the news feeds have disappeared, replaced by a series of error messages. The reason for this is two-fold 1) I've moved my websites to a new, improved server. and 2) I'm travelling to Philadelphia today, to bask in Phillies phever w/ my homeboys and family. I appreciate Karmadale more if I get out of town for a few days every few months.

Which means I'll miss a week of peak colors on leaves of local trees, and yet I must be leaving to be in Philly for games 3, 4 and 5 of Major League Baseball's "Fall Classic" ... the World Series, where my "Fightin' Phils" attempt to prove that last year's championship was no fluke -- by beating the storied New York Yankees in a best-of-seven series.... The teams just split two games in New York. If I'm lucky (and I am) the Phils will wrap it up in game 5... winning 3 straight games at home.

But here in Southern Illusionois, it hasn't been a classic Fall at all. It's rained so much this month, it feels like the Pacific Northwest. ... A steady downpour continues as I write to iPage tech people about the MySQL problem w/ Shawnee Net. Supposed to be cleared up by tomorrow.

Okay, I've got to finish packing.... Will try to add some links en route.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Riding Springer Ridge

... rode my bicycle to Vulture Fest in Makanda yesterday. Besides the scenery, the highlight was seeing two MySpace friends at the old Bluelocks building, pictured here.

A 9 mile ride from my house to the Makanda Boardwalk... I had forgotten how narrow and hilly Springer Ridge Road is.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Angina Monologues

A few days ago I checked myself into the Emergency Room at Memorial Hospital with chest pain that turned out to be angina. My visit included an overnight bed in room 343, where a video was shot of me explaining what I was doing there -- and how I planned to pay the bill. ... Part two will be shot next week.
From 2009 1013 Hospital