Is there anything better than the home opener of your favorite baseball team? For me, the answer is yes, a home opener where your favorite baseball team wins. Note to Chase Utley: it’s baseball, not dodge ball. But I have to give the Phillies their due. They beat the Mets last year and they beat the Mets again today.
The MLB Extra Innings package was offered as a free preview last week on my local cable system. It ended on Sunday. I found out on Sunday. Why wasn’t I told earlier? If I didn’t have anything else to do, I’d probably pay the money for that. Imagine, being able to watch almost any major league game going on. Is this a great country or what?
I’ll be traveling more than usual in the next few months. If airlines are in the business of annoying their customers, they’re doing a good job. I don’t relish the flying part of my next two trips I was in Albany NY last week for a conference, but I drove there, and I like to drive. When I was much younger, I considered going to college at RPI, but didn’t care for the Albany area. It has improved a lot in the years in between. It’s pretty nice now. I’ve stayed in a number of good hotels in Colonie, and in Albany itself. And, there are some nice restaurants too. Unfortunately, the hotel I stayed in this time doesn’t see fit to allow patrons to watch the Mets or Yankees in their rooms. You can watch in the bar in the lobby, but I don’t drink and do like to follow the game’s audio, I even bring a radio to the ballpark. So I passed.
I like going to conferences as a break from the office, to network and to learn something. I don’t like being away from home very much though. I’m about the biggest homebody I know.
The kind of job I have requires renewal from time to time. I was reappointed yesterday. If you want or need a job, it’s good to have a job. A rabbi I know told me last night that a job is a good reason to get up in the morning. Unless you work nights, he’s right, I suppose. If I were independently wealthy, I think I could find other reasons for getting up though, but I’m not even dependently wealthy, so I’ll never be sure. The kind of job I have also requires external audit and we’re going through that. The auditors seem like decent folks, but some of the rules they follow are silly. I understand all about depreciation, but it’s an awful lot of work to get an answer that isn’t even close to correct. At least that’s what I think.