09 October 2007

Grey Day, Good Article, Cool Song, Cute Baby

It's a grey day here in Barrett. And yes, I do mean grey. I find the American spelling of the word just doesn't convey the feeling of grey; rhymes with "fey," and maybe some time in a dictionary would help us on that one, too. There's poetry in this grey day somewhere, but I don't think I'm going to get to it today: it'll be a day for desk work and reading for me.

Jon Meacham had a brilliant op-ed piece in the New York Times on Sunday - check it out. Boy, do I wish I could make the point as well as Meacham does; he's a good writer whose strong faith does not require switching off his brain or denying the power of a fully engaged intellect.

Anyone wanting to hear one of the coolest Celtic songs I've heard in a while should go here for a free mp3 download from the Sligo Rags. "The Whiskey Never Lies" is a GREAT song.

Yesterday was a decent day. It was cold, rainy and windy, so we didn't go outside much. Did the laundry, caught up on some TV shows, read the newspaper, cooked a good supper (pork roast in the crock pot with potatoes, carrots and pineapple - Caribbean jerk seasoning to give it that extra little bit of punch) and went to bed after Heroes. A good day off, in other words.

Oh, and we played with the baby. Duh. :-)

Blogger has a new video post thingy - figured I'd give it a shot.


  1. ah... minnesota overall was grey except of course the day of the marathon wouldn't ya know. HubHC ran the slowest marathon of his life... he is not a happy camper. but races come and go and now he's thinking maybe chicago... although he said with 6 miles to go on this last one... the good lord coulda taken him right up then and that woulda been fine. (sigh)

  2. I think the word you're looking for is "Uff da!" Weather was miserable for TC, I heard. I'm running a half in Sioux City, IA next Saturday that might be miserable simply because I haven't been training as well as I'd hoped. This whole child thing really puts a damper on all my fun stuff! :-)

    Haven't ever felt that bad at the end of a race before - is that a sign I haven't been pushing hard enough, ya think?

  3. HubHC says that he has 100% energy back today - 3 days after the race - and is walking normally... he says that is a sure sign he did not push hard enough. Normally he says it should take a week to recover at the least...when he's pushin' it.

    GOOD LUCK this Saturday! We'll be thinking of you... and i'm sure your 'time management' gets a workout all it's own with children! But certainly you've been training harder than the huskers have right?