Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lifted from a Twitter Post

I am humbled by this prose.
However, this link is disappearing. If the above doesn't work, try to cut & paste:

or Google: Prime Minister Winston Churchill's Speech To The Allied Delegates June 12, 1941

Good luck. It's worth it.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Safeway Shoppers

Forget Costco and Whole Feed! Shop Safeway, using Club Card, and then find a Safeway Gas Station!

You might wish to pay special attention to the 3-line paragraph close to the bottom of the receipt.

The Peach Tree - 2009

Our friends, the Hayashis of Tokyo, presented us with a peach tree as we moved into HiltonHouse back in 2005. This healthy "mo-mo" tree was pruned to within a inch of its life earlier but, now, the tree limbs are bent down to the ground. What a pleasure, and what a great time to say "thanks" to the Hayashis!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Twitter cloud

Thanks to Neoformix for the image.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

In Case You Ever Wondered. . .

I consulted Wikipedia:
[edit] Dugout choice in MLB

Which team occupies the dugout on the first-base side or the third-base side is purely arbitrary. The Major League Baseball Rulebook is silent on the subject. There are many anecdotal reasons why one dugout is chosen over the other.[citation needed] One is that in the early days of the game the manager also served as the third base coach, so occupying the third base dugout meant less walking for the manager between innings. Contrarily, the thought is that since more close plays occur at first base than third, the first base dugout is preferred. However, the most likely theory is simply that the home team chooses the better clubhouse and the dugout on that side of the field. (For example, prior to their 2008 move to Nationals Park, the Washington Nationals occupied the third-base dugout at RFK Stadium because it was the larger and newer of the two dugouts.[citation needed])

In the National League, far more are on the first-base side (11 to 5). In the American League, though, it's split evenly, with seven on each side of the field. Even the two oldest parks still in use differ on this point: the Cubs sit on the third-base side at Wrigley while the Red Sox inhabit the first-base dugout at Fenway. However, the four parks that have opened most recently (those in Cincinnati, San Diego, Philadelphia, and Washington) all have the home dugouts on the first-base side.

Friday, June 12, 2009

15 Minutes . . .

I'm not a great fan of "TIME" magazine, but this was the talk of the town earlier this week. It's nice to know someone who, with a few others, works for the subject of the magazine's cover.

Update: The link is here.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Battle Of The Reds!

There's our red-leafed Japanese Maple in the middle of the rose bushes, and today each was fighting for dominance. I think the maple won, but what do I know?