Monday, January 30, 2017
LED'S: It looks like Scranton is transitioning its street lights to led's. They save energy, but I don't think they're as bright as the lights they're replacing, and it takes more fixtures to do the job. I bounced my thoughts off someone who works for a big utility. He agreed.
CRAIG FERGUSON: Big fan. Celebrity Name Game has been cancelled. Late night TV isn't as good without Ferguson on the CBS Late Late Show. Ferguson soon starts a 6 to 8 PM show on satellite radio. I love the guy, but I gave up satellite radio a long time ago, and even Craig Ferguson isn't enough to entice me to go back.
CASHIER: Before Christmas, I wrote about an encounter with a newbie cashier on the overnight shift at one of the big box stores. She was clearly struggling, and I didn't think she'd make it through the night. Much to my surprise, I saw her again last week. She actually helped me maneuver through those horrid self checkout machines. It's odd. I'm at this store once or twice a week, and this is the first time I've seen her since that first night. Maybe she was on another shift. I'm happy to say I was wrong. She's a survivor.
THE GYM: It appears most of the people who joined at the start of the new year have given up, at least at the time I make my thrice weekly visits. It's too bad. I thought we had some who would stick around. They were really "in" to it for a while, and that includes buying snazzy gym wear. I suspect a few were college kids, looking for something to do during winter break. They're now back at school. I don't know about the rest. It happens every year.
WINTER: Hey, it's cold! I recently said it looked like we'd have an early end to winter. I still could be right, but it doesn't feel that way this week. Look at it this way: December, January, and February are the three coldest months of the year. We've made it through two.
POTHOLES: The freeze/thaw cycle has opened up some beauties, and it seems like pothole season is here a little earlier than usual. You can't blame it all on Mother Nature. The weather seems to have exploited shoddy road work and accelerated the deterioration.
SUNSHINE: Noreen Clark schooled me. Warm winters mean a lot of cloudy days. I was not a big believer in seasonal affective disorder, but the lack of sunshine really does get to you after a while.
TIGER WOODS: Not a fan of the man, as a human being. Like everyone else, I was in awe of his abilities. He owned the tour for a long time. Age and injuries have taken their toll. I admire how he's back out on the course, giving it his best shot, pardon the pun.
PRO BOWL: Why?
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