So how much snow did we get in the end? A lot. That was just after the snow stopped falling on Saturday, I believe. We got lots more. That was yesterday. We got a lot more snow over the weekend, but the wind and the overall conditions were worse for part two Tuesday night and [...]
Yep, the Feds are closed again tomorrow, so that means another snow day for me. I don’t expect too many of you to have much sympathy for those of us who are basically getting a week’s paid vacation without actually using any vacation time, but it would be nice to be able to leave my [...]
Crawls around on all fours? Check. Has a seemingly endless appetite? Check. Has a seemingly endless array of energy? Check. Is scolded for eating things off of the floor? Check. Gets in spots you don’t want it to get to, and then proceeds to tear things up? Check. Stares at me while I eat, pleading [...]
Darwin linked to a couple of pieces that tackle the question: is it better to buy or rent? The answer is something along the lines of: it depends on your circumstances, but in the long-run, it’s hard to see how renting is the better option. If you’re young and single, then renting makes a lot [...]
Speaking as a rookie father, I wouldn’t be psychotic enough to do what this dad did, mainly because then the crib would be shattered into a thousand pieces.
With the Federal Government closed today, that means so is my office. Love that snow, even when it’s piled up like this. That was actually taken Saturday, before it piled up real high. And I gotta say, there’s nothing like shoveling the driveway, turning around, and seeing that another inch has already accumulated. again, this [...]
Ladies and gentleman, we have an Italian. Hey, you talkin’ to me? Food or drink? Oh no, I think I’ll have both. And when all is said and done, we can have a bath, followed by some fun over by the electric socket.
November 10, 2009 | Comments Off
Before looking at Federalists 18, 19, and 20, I note that there’s some dispute about the authorship of these three. Madison is universally credited with being at least the co-author of all three essays, and many sources give sole credit to him. The Benjamin Wright edition that I use lists Madison singly as the author, [...]
So I guess it’s a good thing we’re never doing it again. Two months after closing and we are finally in the house. Of course right now our kitchen cabinets and other appliances are sitting in boxes in the kitchen, so we aren’t exactly done. Tonight we somewhat literally ate dinner on the kitchen floor [...]
Last night I wrote and then delivered my last rent check ever. Well, maybe not ever. Maybe fifty years from now when we’re old and gray we will spend our final years in a small beach-side apartment in Oklahoma (global warming having kicked in by then). In fact, now that I will be paying the [...]
Nothing quite like getting up at 6 to go running, putting on all your running clothes, and then heading out only to realize that it’s raining a lot harder than it looked from the window. I’m going to have to run a LOT this weekend.
I learned a valuable lesson today. If the snowplow or sand/salt truck has not come up your street yet, and your street is still basically frozen solid, do not attempt to drive up it. Of course, the only reason I was driving at all was to go to the grocery store to get salt (lesson [...]
My wife thought that stickball was played with real sticks. Evidently we were so poor in Queens that we had to resort to such measures in order to play baseball. If she only knew the whole story. Not only did we have to play with sticks, but for balls we had to use the skin [...]
I think we know what to get baby Zummo. I particularly dig the Motorhead onesie.
Laura Ingraham is talking about the real vs. fake tree debate. When I was groiwing up, not only was our tree fake, but it was pitifully small. It wasn’t until I was a teenager did I realize, man, that is a tiny tree (roughly three feet). We eventually graduated to a seven footer, or, actually, [...]
It ain’t facebook – I haven’t made that plunge yet – but I finally went ahead and started a twitterpage. Now you can follow me around as I make breathtakingly important updates about what I’m doing at all times of the day.
November 24, 2008 | Comments Off
My wife and I made the plunge this week and bought a flat-screen television. I’m sure the friends who helped us move three weeks ago are pleased that we bought such a light television after they helped us move our soon-to-be museum piece television. Sorry guys. It’s certainly a great picture, but I’ve always thought [...]
October 30, 2008 | Comments Off
Now that I am packing up for the big move I’ve come across some of my old tests and papers – yes I am a bit of a pack rat. Anyway, I just located my very first college exam. This was Political Science 101 – the basics. So how did Paul Zummo, now a Ph.D. [...]
What better way to commemorate Columbus sailing the ocean blue than by making my own personal voyage? After months of running, I decided to get nuts and ran from the entrance way near my house on the C&O Canal to Georgetown and back. That would be approximately 13 miles, and I am proud to say [...]
It being such a beautiful day here in the DC metro area, I decided to get a head start on my three-day weekend and walk home (about 7 miles), stopping along the way to grab some pizza and use my Best Buy gift card. It is amazing how sad the state of the cd aisles [...]