Things I Know

  • It was cold enough the other day that I found myself wishing there was something called longer johns which would, of course, be warmer than long johns.
  • Facebook keeps telling me that two of my friends in particular have used its friend finder to locate people they know on Facebook.  First, there’s no way I’m going to turn Facebook loose on everyone in my e-mail list and second, one of the two friends Facebook is touting as actively using friend finder is also actively dead.
  • I’m teaching a class soon.  To that end, I would buy a package of 4 x 6 file cards for my notes.  However, my local office supply store, Paper Fasteners, sells 4 x 6 file cards five packages of 100 wrapped together in one package of 500 and I don’t think I’ll use 500 file cards during the rest of my life.
  • If you do use file cards to keep your notes, number the cards in case you drop them.
  • No matter what baseball team you root for, pitchers and catchers take the field one day next week.
  • Mets Spring Training games televised on SNY this year will be broadcast in HD.  Unfortunately, this year’s Mets will still be playing in them.
  • In case you’ve ever wondered why there’s a South Oyster Bay Road in Syosset and Plainview New York, but no Oyster Bay Road or North Oyster Bay Road, here’s the answer.  Many, many years ago, what’s now Jackson Avenue in Syosset was called Oyster Bay Road.  I don’t know when it changed or who the road is now named after, but that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

Author: Tom

I know my ABC's, I can write my name and I can count to a hundred.