Sunday, May 31, 2009

OPEN POSTS WEEK TWENTY-EIGHT

In our house the Queen of Recycling is my wife - the lovely Cynthia. My major tasks are cutting up cardboard into itty bitty pieces and stomping of empty containers to flatten them out. I guess that is commentary on my weight. Maybe I can hire BB to do it? Anyways, we have the three bins for various items and that is an aggravation. In Attleboro they now have single stream recycling so everything is tossed in together inside soon to be delivered 64 gallon containers. Waste Management handles the pickup and uses their plant in Avon to do this. In the meantime folks can use the 18 gallon bins until the new ones arrive. I’d love to see that here in Middleboro.

David Ortiz is done. He is missing cream buffs that in the past would have been hammered hard somewhere. No more. This happens in baseball occasionally where a star player suddenly loses it overnight - Al Rosen, Ralph Kiner and Jeff Boroughs come to mind. The Sox have been very patient but the time for a change is necessary and that does not mean sitting for a few games but for a few weeks. Sox cannot trade him since his value is zero and his contract is for 12 Mil for this season and next. But for a five year period he was just about the best clutch hitter I have seen on any team.

Gatehouse News has announced - like The Globe - significant pay cuts. Gatehouse is best known for destroying two South Shore papers - The Enterprise and Patriot Ledger. The Enterprise has become virtually useless especially the sports section. Makes you appreciate the Gazette until they finally suffer corporate interference.

Someone commented on the content of this blog regarding readability of late and I have to agree. There has not been much “action” lately and that means some faux pas action by the usual suspects. Most of the irreverent comments from those who stop by need something to actually comment on. I certainly don’t want it to sink to the level of nemasket.net - now that would be difficult.

Slight change to the banner for a bit in support of Green School.

20 comments:

LMAO said...

First up! Whoopee! You are certainly correct about the lack of action as my usual routine of checking local blogs daily has now settled into twice a week. Nothing really stirring as the Town Meeting did little. I know Hal tried to get something afoot over McKinnon but that has gone nowhere since it was not that big of a deal. Just amazing how habits that are criticized are then adopted. Wonder if JP will blog on it?

anonymous said...

I didn't even notice the banner. LOL! Suo put you up to it?

anonymous said...

A kinder, gentler Bogo? OK, what are you and dal REALLY up to? Or is this your 3rd or 4th middle age crisis? Whatever. LMCAO!!!

bogofree said...

Naw...nothing is up. Just waiting and waiting to pounce on some sillyness and magnify it.

Maybe Adam Who can blog something or get some radio BS going that can stimulate the discussion.

Been nothing in politics of any importance and I think most are more interested in getting a BBQ going.

I head out to California for a wedding. I was looking for a good limo service to take us to the airport but had to settle for Mike.

Almost time to watch the Red Sox continuing self-destruction.

chica said...

I have really not read much of what is going on. I attended Town Meeting this year for the first time and it seemed rather routine. The blogs have been fairly quite and I have not checked in as often as in the past since I finally started a garden. That is a lot of work!

Suo Mynona said...

RE: Gardening and other pastimes. I coined a saying )but am sure I was not the first):

"Having fun is a lot of work having fun"

I came up with that when I was scuba diving in Vineyard Sound on blistering hot day. First had to put on the 1/4 inch meoprene wet suit and nearly went into heat shock, then had to put on the weight belt, BC, tank flippers. After enjoying 50 minutes of diving we had to reverse the process, clean the equipment and pack it up.

All hobbies are work.

bogofree said...

A lot of work is getting ready for a trip. Parrot to boarding and dogs tomorrow. Getting final instructions down for house sitting - taking care of cats, mail and newspapers. Then the packing.

anonymous said...

Hey, Rocky, where the Clark are you?

anonymous said...

Somebody put a muzzle on that guy.

bogofree said...

I missed the BOS meeting last night as I was busy watching Portland Sea Dogs demonstrating baseball that would embarrass a ten year old. Completely forgot.

I did hear that their was an interesting discussion of the tale of the Never Ending Ladder Truck. Also that Adam Who's co-host made an interesting appearance.

Have a long flight to California today so I won't be able to see the repeat.

Suo Mynona said...

Is anyone attending Selectman Mckinnon's open office hours?

anonymous said...

Wher's Waldo? Where's Bogo? Hey, Bogo, you are getting as dead as BB and Hal. What's up?

bogofree said...

I am away in California attending a wedding so I just check in once a day. Very little traffic count since the only thing I track is the number of comments.

Suo Mynona said...

Grasshopper died. Very sad. Kung Fu was an exceptional show on many levels. Bruce Lee was denied the role.

bogofree said...

Loved him in Kill Bill.

Rocky said...

I'm alive and so is my computer now.

bogofree said...

Good to hear, Rocky. I'm in California for awhile so it is good to see you around to maybe put some life back in this puppy.

anonymous said...

How ironic that Adam Who is calling for due process and defined rules now that he has left office. Didn't seem to be a significant issue with him when he was a member of the BOS.

See CoffeeShopTalk blog for his current missive.

bogofree said...

Adam Who or as some say: "Adam Why has morphed into a quick change artist now that he ran away...oops...vacated his BOS position. Casino issue was a real beep...beep...beep - not that I disapprove since it was more in line with my own. But it does represent a trend.

Maybe his current position is based more on personalities rather that some all of a sudden deep seated political ethics or philosophy?

Adam Who does, however, manage to be rather upfront in some of his pronouncements about past choices and in comment sections has said so. Maybe it is a simple case is as the facts change opinions change.

anonymous said...

He quits everything he starts and blames everyone else. Who remembers Middleboro On the Move (MOM)? Who had his chance to make rules. Whiny pants.