Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Well That Didn't Last Long

In the latest installment of Mr. Harrell Goes to Washington, Jeff discovers that driving 18th St. is no fun.

(See also "Jeff Harrell and Starting the Day With Awe")

Jeff, in case you're reading, here's a few other places around the District that really blow for driving:
I-66 within the confines of the beltway (the GOP nominee for governor of VA seemed to have widening 66 as the sole plank of his platform. If there was anything else, I never heard about it. But then again, I'm in Maryland.)
I-50 a lot of the time
the Wilson Bridge


Not from Blogspot (at least not yet), but in the actual world.

This is day 5 and I'm back in our apartment which has Internet access, and that will be ours through the end of the week.

So, er, what's been going on?

Monday, March 20, 2006

Jeff Harrell and Starting the Day With Awe

Jeff Harrell has a post about driving in and around DC. Sorta a love-hate thing, and one I totally understand now. I still have my car, but I rarely take it much beyond the edges of Northwest where the church is. For everything else, there's Metro.

Sports Roundup

Westby lost the Wisconsin state championship game.
Illinois lost to Washington after shooting maybe 2 free throws in the entire second half. I declared my interest in the NCAA Tournament over.

But then on Sunday, George Mason beat North Carolina. The school from Fairfax, VA, is coming to DC to play in the Sweet 16. I care again!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Norse Advance to Wisconsin Title Game

The Westby Norse withstood a ferocious 4th quarter comeback from the Glenwood City Hilltoppers at the Kohl Center in Madison this morning, winning 62-60 behind 32 points from Tyler Aspenson and 14 from Tim Larson (no relation).

On Saturday, Westby will play the winner of the Roncalli and Racine St. Catherine's game for the Wisconsin State Championship.


Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Strange Tale of Claude Allen

It isn't all that strange, the thing of which Mr. Allen is accused. What is strange is that the Washington press is going to attach his alleged shoplifting-by-other-means to the President. If that's not advanced Bush Derangement Syndrome, I don't know what is.

I also learned that Michelle Malkin and I apparently shop in the same Target.

UPDATE: 3/15/2006 1500: Michelle Malkin is continuing to follow this case. It seems that Claude Allen has a twin brother named Floyd.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Most Livable States...

The 2006 rankings are out. (Thanks to Tom Blumer for the pointer.) I see my old state of Illinois has jumped 3 places from 31st to 28th. My new state has dropped 4 places since last year, 12th to 16th.

I moved here in December.

Oh man...

Monday, March 13, 2006

Wot? No chicken soup?!

Against the eventuality of a deadly strain of bird flu reaching the United States, HHS Secretary Leavitt has urged Americans to stock up on canned tuna and powdered milk. And we are to store them under the bed.

This brought to mind two thoughts in rapid succession:
1) Apparently our nation's pantries are already chock-full of plastic wrap and duct tape
2) That's just the way our two cats would LOVE the tuna to be stored, if only they could work the can opener.

Tammy Bruce's take here (fixed). I think if it were her scenario, the suggestion would have been for lasagna, though.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Chicago Ed

The legendary late night radio legend, Ed Schwartz is not in the best of health. The Score (AM 670 Chicago) will be doing a radiothon on March 13th, fittingly from 7pm to Midnight.

Details here.

Hotels.com Might Not Have This Place for Awhile

Already stayed at the world's ice hotels? Disappointed that we're at least 5 years late for a stay at an orbiting wheel to stay at on your way to Luna?

Over at the Jet Set Lounge, Kory's got something just for you: the world's first underwater luxury hotel.

(The Jules apparently doesn't qualify as luxury in the eyes of the Slate writer.)

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Dubai Ports World Backs Off

DPW will transfer operations of the terminals it bought from British P&O to an "American entity".

Go Halliburton! (if for no reason than to really, REALLY set off the lefty conspiracy theorists)

Link to more links

A Very Brief Homage to Jeff Goldstein

Jeff: What the hell are you?
Big Ugly Mole: I can't tell you. But I could just be a malted milk ball that melted in place and stuck. Or cancer.

Jeff's going to get it checked out, as well he should. All of us here at the Institution wish him well.

Monday, March 06, 2006

The Academy Awards

I vaguely remember Rachel Weisz from The Mummy, so it was interesting to see her win the award for Best Supporting Actress this year. The question on my mind last night was who was supporting her supporting actresses?

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Go Norsemen!

The Westby HS (WI) Norsemen defeated Onalaska Acquinas 63-60 behind 20 points from Tim Larson (no relation). The Norsemen advance to play Markesan HS in Neillsville this Thursday.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Sammenhold in NYC

Pamela (Atlas Shrugs) has pics from Friday's NYC rally in support of Denmark. It looked like a pretty good turnout, though no one from the old media was there; strange for the media capital of the US. On the plus side, havarti was served.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

High Point University

I see the name scroll by from time to time on ESPN. Are they the Fighting Furniture or something?