I just saw the strangest thing Route 30 was backed up westbound from Lagrange to Harlem...and it kept going. Eastbound was fine. Weird.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
I happened to watch Game 4 of the NBA Eastern conference finals last night on ABC as it is summer and thus there is nothing else on. Much to my suprise, there was Tom Petty's "Running Down A Dream" playing in the background as they showed the highlight reel. This seemed a little odd, seeing as most of the players in the NBA want to be rappers and vice versa. So why play Tom Petty, who hasn't had a hit in a decade? Rush Limbaugh often says if you want to answer a question, follow the money. So I thought about it. Who listens to Tom Petty? Older white guys. What is the demographic that advertisers and the NBA are trying to get to? Older white guys. Why? Because older white guys spend money on the season tickets and the luxury boxes. Once again, Rush is right. If something seems out of the ordinary in the worls, take a step a back and think about the money trail. More often then not, the money trail will answer the question.
Monday, May 29, 2006
First of all, a special thanks must go out to all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our beloved country. From Bunker Hill to Fallujah, our heroes are the reason we can enjoy this wonderful thing we call freedom. For today's run I had to don the IIT racing T as it was 80 degrees an muggy at run time. I went around my loop a couple of times. There was my first dog incident of the year with a dog running three houses over to hassle. I didn't even give it a second look and the dog pulled up 10 feet from me. I think the best thing to do is to ignore dogs, unless it's a doberman and then your screwed anyways. It's a good thing I bring the Treo with me on my runs as I forgot my keys today and had to call Roxanne to let me in. The Bluetake I-Phono works perfectly for playing the tunes, I just wish it didn't crash the phone every time I made a call. Total distance: 3.75 Time: 37:45
Thursday, May 25, 2006
I have to say, I can't believe that local businesses went through the effort to collect a petition supporting the North Street plan. I guess all the negative attention given to this project between the Star, Southtown, Tribune and Fox News woke the village up a little. I like how Jennifer Golz for calling the business petition a "lone voice". It's really true, when you think how few people will benefit from this and how most people think it's the stupidest idea in the history of Tinley Park.
Yet more rain. I know the crops need it and everything, but I'm scared to take my Bluetooth headphones out into it. Maybe I'll wear a hoodie even though it's 70 degrees out. I'm going to try to get a run in before we see X-Men: The Last Stand tonight. I'll review it tomorrow.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
With the 40,000 limit rapidly approching, I registered for the 2006 Chicago Marathon tonight. With a little less then 5 months to go, I have started down the path to getting in shape. I ripped off a 6 mile run. No matter how bad I think my muscles have atrophied, it always amazes me that I can get up and run for an hour. Still there's a big difference between 6 miles and 26, so I can't get too excited. Certainly not at 10:00/mile! At least I have 5 months to quicken my pace. Distance: 6.02 miles Time: 58:30
Well, I broke down and bought my first new laptop since my cruddy CTX laptop back when I was at IIT. This one is infinitely superior to that travesty. It's a Dell Inspiron B120, and it's the first time I've seen a new laptop advertised at under $500. So far it's working good, I'm hooked up to wi-fi here in my condo, and life is good.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Sunday, May 14, 2006
There is an absolutely great article on Victor Hobson's website asking to imagine today's media dealing with the events of World War II. It's right on the money. I was going to write an article on this topic myself but I will not be able to top Hobson's article.
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Now that I'm going over to comcast, I don't think I'll be allowed to host mikepaus.myserver.org anymore. It seems Comcast isn't keen on people hosting anything on their computers. Uploading, apparently, isn't exactly their strength. So, I will begin the laborious process of moving everything over to tinleyharrier.blogspot.com, so my pearls of wisdom over the last few years will be preserved for the ages. So remember, after Wednesday, go to tinleyharrier.blogspot.com to keep up with the latest in downtown Tinley developments.
Sunday, May 07, 2006
I have reached the pinnacle! There is an article on me and this website in the Southtown today. This stemmed from my interview last Tuesday. I must apologize for not elaborating on it more before now but I was in Vegas. The article was pretty good and I was quoted accurately. The reporter, Dan Lavoie, also interviewed my landlord Regis and Mayor Zabrocki. I'm going to go out and buy a copy of the paper, then I'll come back and write more.