January 25th, 2001


Hello (almost) Everybody!

Well, I decided against playing nitwit-bait and disabled anonymous posting today. Some of my friends have gotten idiot posts and I just don't want to play that game. I don't think I've ever even gotten an anonymous post, so it shouldn't be too hard on me.

Its a happy morning in Minneapolis, damn cold and sunshiney, just like January 25 ought to be around here. All is right with the world from this angle, at least...

Lunch, Relaxation, Fortune Cookies and Dreams of Flight

So I lit out of here and went to lunch with my sweetie. Once again, the impulse to road trip hit me full force. The air was cold and crisp, the sun warmed my face, I started the car-and immediately on the radio was "Wicked Game" by Chris Issak--road music. Its the kind of music that makes one wish for driving through the badlands, heading west, ah, west...

So I had lunch with Darcy at "Super Grand Buffet" (a hop, skip and small jump from where Bria works, I think...). I unwound from earlier stressors and refreshed myself for the coming afternoon. I got a fortune cookie, and for once it could not be improved by adding "in bed" when reading it aloud: "Ideas are like children: There are none so wonderful as your own."

Then I came back, ready to fight the afternoons fights...

I'm a sucker for a link...

56 years 6 months younger than Walter Cronkite, age 84
53 years 0 months younger than Pope John Paul II, age 80
48 years 11 months younger than George Herbert Bush, age 76
41 years 8 months younger than Barbara Walters, age 69
39 years 6 months younger than Larry King, age 67
33 years 3 months younger than Ted Koppel, age 60
29 years 10 months younger than Geraldo Rivera, age 57
26 years 10 months younger than President G.W. Bush, age 54
21 years 10 months younger than Jesse Ventura, age 49
17 years 7 months younger than Bill Gates, age 45
12 years 11 months younger than John Elway, age 40
7 years 3 months younger than Cindy Crawford, age 34
1 year 9 months younger than Jeff Gordon, age 29
2 years 7 months older than Tiger Woods, age 25
8 years 6 months older than Jenna and Barbara Bush, age 19


24 years old when Princess Diana died
21 years old at the time of Oklahoma City bombing
21 years old when O. J. Simpson was charged with murder
19 years old at the time of the bombing of the World Trade Center
17 years old when Operation Desert Storm began
16 years old during the fall of the Berlin Wall
12 years old when the space shuttle Challenger exploded
10 years old when Apple introduced the Macintosh
10 years old during Sally Ride's travel in space
7 years old when Pres. Reagan was shot by John Hinckley, Jr.
6 years old at the time the Iran hostage crisis began
3 years old on the U.S.'s bicentennial Fourth of July
a 1 year old when President Nixon left office