Catching Up

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.

Author: Tom

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