Michael Vick sucks. If only he could have not sucked today, he might have beaten the hated Eagles and keep them out of the Superbowl where they belong. But no; he sucked, so the Eagles advance again by default. What a depressing day.
On the positive side, the Patriots did not suck, soundly defeating the Steelers, which gives me hope that they will soundly defeat the much-hated Eagles in the Superbowl. (I would have preferred that the Steelers win, since I always felt bad that Bill Cower didn’t win that Superbowl against the Cowboys a while back, but the Patriots are probably a better team for beating the crap out the incredibly-despised Eagles.)
You would not believe how cold it was today, and how cold it will get tonight. I am not looking forward to going to work in the morning. (People living in colder climates than Richmond, Virginia can disregard this paragraph.)
I’ve been woefully negligant in posting news this month, so I’ll jot down some noteworthy events from Camp Forest Brook.
1) Today it snowed for the first time this winter. Everyone in Richmond went scrambling for cover around noon, since it was clear that the 1/2″ of snow on the ground was signaling the beginning of the Apocalypse, and traffic snarled to a standstill on most highways throughout the afternoon. Fortunately, we don’t get to leave early for any reason where I work, so I was able to come home at the normal time, and the roads were practically deserted.
2) Our new soapstone woodstove arrived earlier in the month. It has been busily warming our house ever since. Normally I would post a picture of it, but I am way too lazy for that.
3) I’m sure something else of interest has happened around here, but I can’t think of anything else at the moment so I’m going to bed.
4) I’m pretty sure I’ve misspelled at least 30% of the text in this post.
I think I can at last reveal the pictures from New York. I ended up having to upgrade Galleria a little to handle the sheer volume of pictures.
By the way, we are not “take a picture of me in front of…” kind of tourists, so the pictures you see are just of the sights, not us.
Here is a very brief summary of the places we went: We saw Phantom of the Opera, we went to the Rose Center for Earth and Science, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Cloisters, ate at Gabriella’s, saw Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station, the Statue of Liberty, went to Ground Zero, St. Paul’s Church, ate lunch at Rocky’s, wandered around Little Italy and Chinatown, saw the Empire State Building, looked in the windows at Macy’s, and went to the New York Public Library.
I am still working on a document describing the trip in more detail, and will probably be working on said document well into the new year, since it is not really a very high priority for me.
Pictures from New York
We are back safe and sound from our New York trip! More details and pictures will be forthcoming as I get around to it.
We returned home about 6 PM to find that the lights were dim, and the heat pump and all but one of the electrical outlets in the house were not working. We called Virginia Power and they sent someone out while we shivered under a blanket. It turns out we had a “broken leg” underground. They managed to fix it and everything was back to normal around 9 PM.
Also, the animals were so happy to see us they threw up all over the carpets!