Archive for June, 2005

AA Convention – Day zero

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

After the press and the dignitaries did their thing this morning, the ferry left 25 minutes late. The Captain apologized, then pushed the throttles to the stops. We arrived only five minutes late, which means we were crusin’ at about 60mph. Woo-hoo! It seemed like nearly everyone onboard was headed for the convention, some having […]

Heat of the moment

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

It’s quite a bit cooler today than it’s been—only the mid-80s (not quite 30°C). It won’t be official until Saturday, of course, but this has been the hottest June in at least 32 years, possibly 50 years. RG&E set new, all-time records for electricity consumption in four of the past seven days. I don’t necessarily […]

Plunging ahead

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

Whether you call it “taking a chance” or you call it “having faith everything will turn out okay”, I’m going for it. Finances have become a little since March when I first announced my coming trip to the AA International Convention next weekend. Secondly, whether or not the ferry would be running has been a […]

My life, as I know it, is over…

Tuesday, June 21st, 2005

I went to my parents’ on Sunday. It was Father’s Day and my birthday (48) and my sober date (5). Aside: The night before, on the phone with CBC, she asked in amazement, “You were born on Father’s Day?” “No,” I replied, “it was on a Wednesday that year.” Long pause. I clarified, “My birthday.” […]

Rainy weekend in store

Friday, June 17th, 2005

If it’s June in Rochester and the weather’s Aprilish, then the LPGA is in town. It’s been cold and damp since Tuesday. It’s forecast to be so until Sunday, when the damned golfers leave. Whereas last week I was disappointed that the thunderstorms happened only when I was inside, (since it was so hot and […]


Saturday, June 11th, 2005

This must be what it’s like living in Florida. The weather can only be described as sultry, with little thunderstorms punctuating the afternoons like exclamation points. Sultry! Only without the palmetto bugs. I thought earlier today that I’d really need a meeting tonight. But then, partway through the afternoon I came to realize that it […]

Playing hookey

Friday, June 10th, 2005

It’s a fine morning for playing hookey, so I shall. We’ve been blessed with very warm weather these past few days. Yesterday was off the record by one degree and it hadn’t been that warm (91°F) since sometime in 2003. The forecast is for more of the same, and I’m lovin’ it. Wednesday night I […]

Interview with a Mad Scientist

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Vonnie did this the other day in her journal. I decided to participate and her questions arrived this morning. Here are the instructions: If you want to participate, leave a comment below saying “interview me.”I will respond by asking you five questions — each person’s will be different.You will update your journal/blog with the answers […]

The weekend

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

CBC just phoned. She’s actually in the car on the way here for the weekend. We’ll do the meeting and dinner with the girls tonight and she thought the chicken barbeque at Camp Whitman tomorrow sounds like a great idea. I occurred to me today that it was the morning after last year’s chicken barbeque […]

So, what’s wrong with summer?

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

I think it (air conditioning) is becoming a fetish. I hate going to America where you have got to put clothes on to go into the buildings, rather than take clothes off.—Lady Young, Chief Executive, (British) Environmental Agency, this morning in the BBC News Online Amen! We’ve had a cool spring here. May resolutely stayed […]