Tag Archives: stupidity

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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Baseball: “Before”

By | July 22, 2019

Tonight will be a special night in the Furr household. Carole will be singing the national anthem at tonight’s Vermont Lake Monsters minor league baseball game, which is cool, and … I’ll be throwing out the first pitch, which isn’t actually all that cool. Or exciting. Or noteworthy. The Lake Monsters play in the short-season A (low-level, the… Read More »

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WE JUST LIKE SIGNS

By | February 20, 2019

Vermont’s not doing much, election-wise, in 2019. We’ve got select board and school board voting and we’ve got to vote on town and school budgets, but this isn’t really a “wallpaper the area with campaign signs” year. That said, there’re a few signs still up from last fall’s election cycle here and there around town, and Carole and… Read More »

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Greetings from Abilene

By | October 16, 2018

Behold, common, everyday hotel laundry room equipment.   On the left, the humble dryer. On the right, the serviceable but modest washer. Guess which one I happily loaded clothes into, added detergent to, dumped coins in, and then sat and watched for a good fifteen minutes before finally thinking “… wait a minute”. Bingo. (In my defense, I was very… Read More »

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From the “Things I Will Never Understand” Department

By | April 19, 2018

Like most people, I’ve uploaded a few videos to YouTube over the years: mostly videos of the Burlington Concert Band performing at Battery Park, but a few other things as the occasion has arisen. Most of my videos have gotten ten, twenty, sometimes as many as forty views. (Who knows how many of those were me, looking at my… Read More »

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Unchecked Power: Vermont Edition

By | April 5, 2017

I submit for your perusal two screen captures that you might find amusing: This’ll be my third year as Weigher of Coal for the town of Richmond, Vermont. I haven’t had to weigh any coal yet, and since the town doesn’t have a set of municipal scales, I’m unlikely to be asked to do so, but on the… Read More »

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Random Acts of Banality

By | February 16, 2016

From time to time I find myself having to upload receipts to some website or another, such as when I have to document a medical expense in order to get reimbursed by my FSA administrator, or when I have to submit business expenses to the site my employer uses to track travel expenses. (I have a company card,… Read More »

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It’s Important To Get Things In Writing…

By | February 11, 2014
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