Category Archives: Jay

How You Know You’ve Spent Way Too Many Nights In Hotels

By | October 18, 2019

I’ve been in this job since May of 1998. A job that requires a lot of travel — usually a couple of flights to get to some distant city in the USA on Sunday or Monday and a couple of flights to get back home that Friday or Saturday. And in between — a lot of hotel stays.… Read More »

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Pumpkin Spice Spam

By | September 29, 2019

Pumpkin Spice Spam was a thing — for about four hours on September 23, 2019. Then it was sold out, gone, possibly never to reappear on the national scene. Hormel made Pumpkin Spice Spam available in two-packs from their own website — with a limit on one two-pack per customer — but also sold it through the Walmart.com… Read More »

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Wafflemania

By | September 11, 2019

I don’t do Facebook much — that’s why I tend to be ignorant of news like “oh, alligators ate my left leg a month ago” until everyone else on the planet, up to and including the pool guys in cities a thousand miles north of the alligator line, knows the story. But I do find a few things… Read More »

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September 13, 1997

By | September 10, 2019

Carole and I tied the knot on a sultry North Carolina afternoon just shy of 22 years ago — September 13, 1997. That date was picked because: it was the night of a full moon and we thought that was romantic in some strange way it was a week before my 30th birthday and I was semi-determined to… Read More »

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The Boston “Sweep Van Experience”

By | September 8, 2019

So, Carole and I spent the weekend in a 12-passenger van driving around Boston and environs; Carole was navigator and I was driver. We served as “Sweep Van B” for the 2019 New England Susan G Komen 3-Day. We had walked in the Twin Cities 3-Day a few weeks ago, and this was kind of our chance to… Read More »

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“Michael” from “Google”

By | September 3, 2019

Today I got a call from “Google” letting me know that my Google Business account might not be Verified. Gasp! Carole had mentioned having gotten quite a few answering machine messages from someone at Google about our “Google Business” account. I had no idea what Google wanted, but supposed it might be an annual re-verification that our phone… Read More »

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Song Suggestions Needed

By | August 24, 2019

Carole and I are signed up to be “sweep” crew for the 2019 New England Susan G Komen 3-Day (September 6-7-8). You probably know what that means — we’ll be driving a van along the route each day, picking up walkers who are too tired/blistered/sore/etcetera to continue on. Sometimes people just need a lift for a little while,… Read More »

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being… Light

By | July 30, 2019

My diet and weight loss efforts are paying off. I started off at 255 lbs and I am now somewhere below 209 lbs. My goal is to get back down to 180 pounds, which is where I was last time I went on a big diet and got myself back in good shape … almost 10 years ago.… Read More »

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Baseball: “After”

By | July 24, 2019

So now it can be told: Carole did a splendid job on the Star-Spangled Banner at the July 22 Vermont Lake Monsters game, and I suck at throwing out first pitches. As I said, throwing out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game ain’t no thing. No one gives a damn how spectacularly well, or spectacularly awful,… Read More »

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