First Storm

The first snow storm of the season is threatening. The company sent us home at noon to cut the risk to employee safety. It started this morning with really small hail. The morning commute was clean and clear but the clouds were looming. By 11 it was coming down fast.

New England is ready for this stuff. The wipers are "up." The plows were already on it when I hit the road. The commute was slow but easy.

Hey, what's outside your window?

First Snow

As much of a pain as shoveling and ice avoidance can be, I really missed snow, too.

Photo Album: First Snow Tarrytown, NY November 2007

Fall Foliage

I really missed trees in the desert. I enjoyed and photographed several trees in full leaf drop.

Photo Album: Fall Foliage New England November 2007

5 o'clock Dark!

Yep, the clock reads 5 p. m. and the window reads midnight. It is getting DARK fast. We are still a full moon from Yule. I might even have to consider rising earlier in the day!

Probably not.


Why the heck would anybody need mirror heaters?

I need them. Without them I would not be able to drive on days like today. My view of the other lanes would be similar to my view out the windshield before that Defroster kicks in.

I enjoyed my ass, errr, ummm, seat heater, too!

That Thing Got A Hemi?

We caught John Reap and 4 finalists from Last Comic Standing last night. It was good to get out and have some adult fun. We went to the "fancy" Italian place for dinner. We listened to a few hours of comedy. Finished off at the late night bar and wrapped it up. Not bad for a work night!

In case you were counting (Charlie) it was:

1 bottle of Chianti
5 glasses House Red
3 Amstel Lights
2 Franziskaner

for 2 drinkers.

No driving required!

October, Finally

Monday it was still summer. Highs in the 80's, A/C running, shorts, the whole deal.

Tuesday it rained. Biblicly. About 50 hours sometimes with rates of 6 inches per hour. My boss got flooded Thursday night. She has 2 feet of water in the basement. Her neighbor's cars are in it to the steering wheel.

Now it is Autumn. Highs in the 60's, heater running, sweaters, the whole deal. My squirrels warned me.

The Mythic

Perhaps more often in October, but Tarrytown has it's fantastic side. That is a castle on the hill. This view is from the Tappan Zee bridge on a sunny rush hour. Lyndhurst is down below closer to the Hudson

Our high school is Sleepy Hollow and their mascot is the Horseman.

I have often lived in places where Halloween is "bigger than Christmas" and feel very comfortable here.

Web Site: Lyndhurst
Web Site: Caroll Castle
Web Site: The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
Web Site: Legend Weekends @ Philipsburg Manor

Mac Scare 2

My iMac "ate" a second PMU. So the repair delayed my subtext relaunch a few days.

Good Points:
* Apple knows about the problem with the G5 iMac PMU. This makes "negotiating" a repair a simple matter (unlike Icke's nightmare with Apple Support)
* Parts are readily available
* The turn around is < 4 days
* No charge (Manufacturer's defect)

Bad points:
* They on last about 18-25 months
* 3 days, no Mac (withdrawal)
* Have to walk past the nice new black and aluminum iMacs and NOT buy one

Home (for Now)

Built in 1898, the quaint accommodations for this year are just off the municipal parking lot. The address is Washington Street, but I am behind another (newer) home. Downtown is across the parking lot. Stumbling home after a great night on the town will not involve driving!


In an effort to maintain the posting habits of Mr. Charles Cornish, I took this photograph of my new home in Tarrytown, NY Charlie Style! That is Tarrytown on the Eastern shore of the Hudson River. The river is 3 miles wide here and was considered an inland sea by the Dutch settlers.

That is three lanes of traffic in my mirror. The blur in the Jersey barriers should indicate ~ 65 miles per hour. While taking a photograph.


After a transcontinental move and my second Mac PMU meltdown I have returned to blogging. Look for Pictures ala 2 B Da Man.

Blue Man Group

We got out to see the Blue Man Group while we were in Las Vegas. I love the experience and physical sound. Just being in the room with drums that large you can feel the music. The light play and humor also appeal to me.

Here is a track to enjoy.
Track: Rods and Cones

Civilization III Ate My bLog

I lost it to a video game. I asked for Civilization III for the holidays. It is the perfect blend of Risk and SimCity I was hoping to find. It is a great deal of fun to play. This is the type of game I like.

Trouble is, each turn takes about a minute and there are about 500 turns in a game. The first game I won was 7 hours, 48 minutes and 13 seconds (468.2 minutes) and 511 turns. When you win it tells you how long you spent on the game. Nice feature to remind you how much of your life is consumed by this diversion.

As a result I have not "bLogged" in months.