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Archive for August, 2008
Yesterday I qualified for the “baby boomer” discount (44+) at Liquor Mart. The cashier offered it to me. I must have been having one of my “looks old” days.
Back in the day, all you could do during the Olympic Games was watch the 4 hours of prime time coverage they had and hope the sport you were interested in was included. If you were satisfied with it, you must like track & field or swimming. Track cycling though? Hah!
Well this go round NBC has stepped up to the plate with massive amounts of coverage, including HD; hooray! But we discovered during the Tour de France that HD fills up the TiVo pretty quickly. Time to upgrade the shipping on the external drive (buy.com rocks BTW).
But now the problem is there’s so much content, I’m having trouble finding the what I’m genuinely interested in. I can’t find the day by day schedule that tells me at a glance what’s on each day. The big charts say “cycling” is on Tuesday, but not what it is. Road? Track? BMX? The cycling schedule doesn’t put it in a grid with all the other events on that day. And the “upcoming episodes” list on the TiVo just lumps it all together in one giant list, HD, SD, repeats, all in one giant wad of programs. Needle in haystack type stuff.
I want the day-by-day schedule broken down into a grid. I don’t care if it’s a gigantic Excel spreadsheet, I’m just sick of a million clicks to find what I want. In fact, what would be really really cool (I mean really) would be the schedule on NBC that links the event directly to the TiVo online scheduling for that event. I might pay money for that.
This summer, Xcel Energy came through the neighborhood with their hired tree goons. Now it’s really our own fault for planting trees where we did, but still all I can say is “fuck you Xcel, you didn’t have to do that“.
They took the top 1/3 off the oak tree too, but at least it doesn’t look like the “don’t smoke kids” jaw cancer guy.
Xcel claims they’re “certified arborists”, but I seriously doubt that.
I thought the bike park was just somebody’s fantasy, unlikely to ever be built because the city would have no money to spare. Well, maybe it’ll happen after all. Looks like BMA is stepping up to organize planning and more importantly, fundraising.
So surf on over to http://bma-mtb.org/valmontbikepark/index.php and buy a brick.