Saturday, October 25, 2003

Rush In Rio

Got the new 3CD set and it sounds great, now I am a concert trader and already have about 5 copies of this tour, one which actually sounds better that this, Geddy is too low and of course they edit most of the crown interaction......anyway the most fantastic part about this is the crowd noise. This was recorded in Rio in front of 40,000 Rush fans, yes 40,000 fans!!!! The boys sound great and sound like they are having a good time. Can't wiat for the DVD!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

And last but not least, I realize I am in a new Time Zone....that wierd one that never changes!!!!! Sometimes we are EST then others we are CST.........atleast I don't have to change the clocks ever again.

Oh and I just saw theeeeeeeeaeaeaeaeaeeeeeee Yankees Win!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello, Indy!!!!!

It is the end of my second day at my new station. News is news where ever you are, I should direct a segment or two tomorrow and then Technical Direct this weekend. The people are great, they joke and are very comfortable around each other, just like NBC. I think I shall like it here, now if I can only sell my house and get the wife and son out here ASAP!!!!!

Friday, October 17, 2003

Goodbye New York, my home of 33 years.......

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Because it's been crazy here, the Wednesday Edition of the Friday Five:

1. Do you watch sports? If so, which ones?

Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, Football. All on TV and live when I can.

2. What/who are your favorite sports teams and/or favorite athletes?

New York Yankees / Carlos Delgado (Toronto Blue Jays) for baseball. Cleveland Browns for Football.

3. Are there any sports you hate?

BASKETBALL - College and Professional!!!!

4. Have you ever been to a sports event?

Yes, I've been to Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, Cleveland Stadium (Indians) and Edison Field (Anaheim Angels) to see baseball. Been to Cleveland Stadium, Giants Stadium, RCA Dome for football and Victory Field (Indianapolis), Frontier Field (Rochester) and Duffy Field (Watertown) for AAA and lower Baseball. I also worked at Frontier Field as a camera operator for home games.

5. Do/did you play any sports (in school or other)? How long did you play?
Baseball - 6 years, Wrestling-3 years, Soccer-8 years, Swim Team-4 years, Basketball-3 years.

The countdown has begun for my final days as a native son. I am moving from New York for the first time in my life (33 years) and going to Indiana, the Hoosier State. The one good thing is they said it in college, "You can take the boy out of the city but you can't take the city out of the boy!" Let us hope that works with States......

Back to packing my life inseveral little boxes and praying we get an offer on the house.......

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

For the love of God people will one of you PLEASE comment!!!! I see you peaking you from the UK, you from Germany, you from Australia, you from the US......please let me know you are there, I love when someone comments as I always return the favor and visit their site and usually link it and comment there if they have a system........


Tuesday, October 07, 2003

I don't usually post joke links and the such but this was funny!

This is truly a heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little girl and some construction workers. This makes you want to believe in the goodness of people and that there is hope for the human race.

A young family moved into a house next door to a vacant lot. One day a construction crew turned up to start building a house on the empty lot. The young family's 5-year-old daughter naturally took an interest in all the activity going on next door and started talking with the workers. She hung around and eventually the construction crew, all of them gems-in-the-rough, more or less adopted her as a kind of project mascot.

They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important. At the end of the first week they even presented her with a pay envelope containing a dollar. The little girl took this home to her mother who said all the appropriate words of admiration and suggested that they take the dollar pay she had received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.

When they got to the bank the teller was equally impressed with the story and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own paycheck at such a young age. The little girl proudly replied, "I worked all last week with a crew building a house."

My goodness gracious," said the teller, "and will you be working on the house again this week, too?"

The little girl replied, "I will if those useless sons-a-bitches at Home Depot ever bring us any drywall that's worth a shit."

Monday, October 06, 2003

For Sale

Our house, busted our ass to get it the way we want it and now have to sell it, QUICK!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 05, 2003

The Yankees Win!!! THHHEEEEEE Yankees Win!!!!

1. What vehicle do you drive?
A 1996 GMC Jimmy and a 1986 Dodge Ram 150
but working backyards to my first car would be:

1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

1997 Plymouth Acclaim

1994 Nissian Sentra

1990 Chevy Cavalier

1986 Mercury Cougar

1986 Chevy Malibu

1973 Ford Elite II

1970 Ford Mustang

1976 Plymouth Volarie

Not to mention several project cars with my father:
1975 Chevy Corvette

1968 VW Bug

1963 VW Bug

2. How long have you had it?
2 Years

3. What is the coolest feature on your vehicle?
A 200 watt Stereo with $1500 speakers........

4. What is the most annoying thing about your vehicle?
A water moving sound under the "hump" when I turn or accelerate, noone can figure out what is is!!!

5. If money were no object, what vehicle would you be driving right now?
A Hummer, NOT a Hummer2 but the original comsumer edition!!!!

Saturday, October 04, 2003

Now the fun begins. The house is on the market AND we are packing for the move. My son is excited and so are we, to a point....We are just beat down, too much stuff to do .

My mother is coming out to help us pack which should help calm down the wife. She gave her notice on Tuesday and she feels a lot better!!! She also has a few jobs lined up out there, which is good for her and one of the reasons we are moving.

Today is the fourth day of my union retirement. The new President took over on October 1st and I feel good about it. I knew we were going to be leaving in the next 2 years and didn't want to take a position I couldn't finish . Got rid of all the paperwork yesterday and my basement is virtually empty!!! While I will miss the day to day operations of union life, I won't miss the 20 plus hours extra a week you have to work!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Well it's official, I gave my 2 week notice on Monday and we are preparing to move by the end of October!!! I took a job with CBS as a Director, it is a small pay cut back to nights and weekends but it is closer to family and a better city than Rochester. The taxes are lower, the price of living is lower, gas is lower and most of all the growth rate is HIGHER!!!! There is something new everytime we visit!!! And not just, " Oh look at that new Subway" but "Wow were did this town come from?!?!?!?!"

We will be in the same city as my parents and sister (with son) and brother (when he returns from Japan) and my other brother is in Chicago (3 hours away)......

While nervous as all hell, life will be good!!!!!!