Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Halloween —

—Go Out & Hug a Pagan

A pleasing land of drowsy head it was,
Of dreams that wave before the half-shut eye;
And of gay castles in the clouds that pass,
Forever flushing round a summer sky.

Floyd Stays in Minnesota

After a very rough start in the Big Ten, congrats to the Golden Gopher football program on the huge victory vs. Iowa. Nice win!

Damn good hockey game vs. Anchorage last night as well.


“Write drunk; edit sober.” — Hemingway

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.” — Mark Twain

A Sad Day for College Hockey

It comes as no surprise to hockey fans following the turmoil at UAH that Interim President Malcolm “Hackjob” Portera has decided to eliminate the Charger Division 1 program. From where I sit in judgement, it looks like the most frustrating thing about this for the supporters of the team, is that the decision was made long before Portera arrived in Huntsville, and everything that has gone on was simply a case of going through the motions.

It’s unfortunate, and I would love to rag on Portera for his dishonest statements. I’d love to rail against the CCHA and the schools who denied UAH entry into the conference two years ago. Oddly enough, the schools who voted against UAH, are also the same schools who abondoned the CCHA this year. I’d also love to know which elitist D-1 coach said that “the only reason to vote for UAH was for feeling sorry for them.”

All I can do is wish nothing but the best for the athletes who are now without a program. Hopefully, they’ll find other opportunities to continue to play the game.

As for Doc Portera… I wish him the very best of karma.

I’m going to pretend it was a compliment.

I had lunch today with a good friend, and somewhere along the conversational line, the subject of retro came up. Then she looks at me over her bowl of Thai soup and replies, “Oh! You’re way beyond retro.”

Now what exactly is that suppose to mean?

That was rhetorical, by the way…


“In Spanish there is a word for which I can’t find a counterword in English. It is the verb vacilar, present participle vacilando. It does not mean vacillating at all. If one is vacilando, he is going somewhere, but does not greatly care whether or not he gets there, although he has direction.”
—John Steinbeck “Travels With Charlie”