I’m taking a vacation next

Filed under:General — eric @ 12:08 pm

I’m taking a vacation next week to balmy Madison, Wisconsin. That’s made work this week extremely busy. That’s made updates here less frequent. I’m really grateful for all of you who come read what I have to say. Some of you I know, most of you I don’t. I’m working on a little Christmas something for all of you, but it’s been harder than I hoped to pull it off.

About that Christmas gift to

Filed under:General — eric @ 7:32 am

About that Christmas gift to you all… I’d hoped to do something a bit more substantial, but that’ll have to wait for another time. Instead, go here to claim $5 spendable at many, many places on the web. May I suggest GreaterGood, who has teamed up with many major on-line merchants to give sizable portions of your purchase price to charities of your choice, all at no extra cost to you. Again, may I suggest the Rails to Trails Conservancy, a group committed to reclaiming old railbeds for recreational use. Of course, you can give to whomever you choose. Happy Holidays, and be generous to everyone you can in any way you can.

I just returned from seeing

Filed under:General — eric @ 7:24 am

I just returned from seeing Man on the Moon. I won’t give any spoilers, but I left satisfied. Carrey did as good a job as anyone could have done, though a time or two it was disconcerting to see his big goofy grin poking out through Andy’s face. If you’ve seen all of the Comedy Central specials, there’s few suprises for you, and still some unanswered questions (Just how did Tony Clifton get a guest spot on the Miss Piggy Show?) The neatest thing about the movie was during the closing credits, nearly the entire theater joined me in my usually solitary activity… watching to the very end. And I don’t think they were staying just to hear local Athens fellows REM’s songs.

The big, bright full moon

Filed under:General — eric @ 7:02 am

The big, bright full moon is out. Last night was overcast, but tonight is hazy. The moon’s shining through, reflecting off the haze, looking like a big fuzzy ball of light. I know, it’s not really as once-in-a-lifetime a moon as the meme claimed it’d be, but from down here, it looks wonderful to me.