1. Despite moving neighborhoods, our NY Times delivery remains interesting. Despite letting them know many times that I have moved to a new address, I still am receiving my newspaper with a sticker on it labeled with the name of the previous tenant. Only four people even receive the Times in my building out of over 100 apartments.
The other three apartments that receive the paper have their apartment number listed on the paper. Mine is the only one with a name on it. And it isn't even MY name. My theory is that the delivery guy has a sheet of 100 stickers with the previous tenant's name already on it and ain't changing for nothing. But I still don't have a theory as to why my paper is the only one without an apartment number on it. I mean, how else is Apt. 12G ever going to know to bring up my paper for me considering I've been bringing their paper up for them if it's there?
2. Speaking of the new apartment, we've found out that the odd howls and the like are being made by a teenage boy with some sort of disability. With this knowledge, I can definitely live with the noises. The trying out for American Idol renditions of I Heard it Through the Grapevine by his mother aren't any less annoying though. Today, she was blasting a speech by Malcolm X for over an hour starting at around 9 am.
3. Don't base Kentucky Derby picks on the advice of a Mets catcher.
4. Planet Earth in HD looks damn good, don't it?
5. Everything else in HD has been disappointing me though - that is except for that Wallace and Gromit movie. What's the deal? Is it my set? What's up with the snowy nature of so many shows? And baseball on the Extra Innings package is the worst thing I've ever seen. Still, I kind of dig it. It reminds me of trying to listen to out of town radio broadcasts as a kid. Remember those days? You'd be tuning into some late game on the radio and be able to hear the occasional clear broadcast and you'd get all excited. That's the way I feel when a game doesn't look like I'm trying to watch Baltimore's Channel 45 through rabbit ears back in 1983. Come on, you Silver Springers out there, you know what I'm talking about!
6. Sometimes building the longest train in Ticket to Ride: Europe is actually worth doing. And sometimes building a train simply to screw a competitor pays off as well. And sometimes doing neither ends up in an unsatisfying second place finish on a Friday night.
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