Greetings, all. This will likely be a short post today.
-Big news for me, one of my betas sent me back my latest last night. Funny how it is, she made two very raving (in a good way) comments on Facebook over the last couple of weeks, and the first line of the e-mail (which is visible in the subject line) starts with “I absolutely love TITLE”–but I still haven’t read it. My wife doesn’t understand how I can let these things sit. I am a ripper when it comes to removing Band-Aids, but not when it comes to stuff like this. We’ve been over this ground before. I always have to work up to stuff like this.
-This weekend, my organization ran an Earth Day-related event. It was very well attended and seemed quite popular. When we were walking out the door on Saturday morning, it was breezy and cold, and a few very tiny bits of snow were seen flying around. That kind of weather actually helps attendance, I think. In April and May around here, if the weekend weather is halfway decent, folks are out doing around-the-house work on gardens, lawns, the house. Yesterday ended up being sunny and somewhere around 60. Very nice to have that kind of day finally.
-At the event, I received a very nice compliment from a woman about the series of occasional columns I’ve had in our local paper. It’s always great to hear something like that.
-Because I’m always behind on these things, I finally started watching The Walking Dead last week. I had seen the first two episodes when it first aired, but lost track of it and let it go. Gruesome stuff, but pretty good overall, I’d say. The question is always, “Can they keep it up?” (In this case, I guess it’s more, “Did they keep it up?”)
-The Bruins pulled a colossal fail and missed the playoffs, as they dropped their final three games of the season. All year long, even when they had dropped out of a playoff spot, I thought, “They’ll be fine, they’ll make it.” But heading into those final three games, I was less sure. The Bruins had just won five straight games, and the last time they did that (March 7-14), it was followed by six game losing streak. They had also lost six straight in mid-February, so there was a pattern there. We’ll see whether the coaching and management staff pays with their heads. I’m not so sure they should, but professional sports has become very much a “What have you done for me lately?” industry, and few are afforded a down year like this one.
And I think that’s about all I’ve got to say this morning. How was your weekend?