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April 10th, 2018, 9:05 pm #361

Elton John Tribute on...right now Ed Sheeran doing Candle in the Wind. Love it.
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April 10th, 2018, 9:32 pm #362

Lady Gaga is singing the Your Song tribute.  
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April 11th, 2018, 5:53 pm #363

Sail GHS -- 1,2,3 -- 1,2,3 -- 1,2,3
Winthrop -- 4,5,6 -- 4,5,6 -- 4,5,6
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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April 11th, 2018, 10:05 pm #364

Decent fight between the Sox and Yankees a few minutes ago ⚾
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April 11th, 2018, 10:26 pm #365

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April 13th, 2018, 3:38 pm #366

Lots of Golden Shower talk in the news today. Let us all pray that these naughty stories are fake news!!!

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April 13th, 2018, 7:02 pm #367

It is Friday night and the lamp is lit and we do not need to be thinking about Trump and golden showers!  Yuck!
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April 13th, 2018, 7:51 pm #368

Oh, Yes the Lamp is Lit !!!



A special Friday the Thirteenth Evening Smoking Lamp!

May a Golden Shower of love and contentment reign down on all of us.

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April 15th, 2018, 3:29 pm #369

Next time someone picks me up at the airport I am totally going to have them do this! godot.jpg
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April 15th, 2018, 7:11 pm #370

Perfect.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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April 15th, 2018, 9:15 pm #371

Oh, Godot - excellent!

This morning I actually scraped ice off my windshield.  I was in Hampton for a sister overnight - fine dining at Union Bluff in York then George Thorogood at the Casino and then wine and giggles in bed at Hampton House.  Definitely worth having to scrape ice off the windshield this morning.  Back to reality and I had a fire going in the wood stove this afternoon.  On April 15.

Thorogood is aging well - better than other rockers of a certain age.  There was, "Who Do You Love?" and, of course, "Bad to the Bone,"  but my most memorable moment was the intro song before the Destroyers took the stage:  lights were focused on the drums - sans drummer,  Barry Maguire's "Eve of Destruction" blared and darn near every attendee (because, yes, most of us were of a certain age) knew the lyrics and loudly sang along.  Just very cool beans.

Oh, and I stopped on the way up and snapped this pic, lol:

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April 16th, 2018, 9:41 am #372

Shalane from Marblehead just started her race.

Probably her last shot at winning Boston. It's been
a long time since an American woman won this thing.

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April 16th, 2018, 2:20 pm #373

... and Desiree “Desi” Linden 34, of the Detroit area made it happen with a winning time of 2:39:54 - in 2011 she lost Boston by SIX seconds ..:.
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April 16th, 2018, 2:46 pm #374

Desi and Shalane began today’s race as racing buddies to pace each other.  But Shalane had to use a ports-John early in the race and Desi WAITED FOR HER!  

Now is that USA or what!

Last USA women’s Boston win was 1985.
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April 16th, 2018, 3:09 pm #375

Leland33 wrote: ... and Desiree “Desi” Linden 34, of the Detroit area made it happen with a winning time of 2:39:54 - in 2011 she lost Boston by SIX seconds ..:.
What a nice change of pace!
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April 16th, 2018, 9:33 pm #376

My “Boston Dream” was so elusive especially before I succeeded in sprinting my first 100 yards.

Then someone at work, a marathon runner, told me to do the same sprint days in a row. Then he told me to turn around and do 200 yards the next week.

I did it!

Like a good monkey I too could be trained.

Winter was coming so I kept sprinting then running my first EVAR mile.   The USAF boss that I was a contractor for found out about the mile and congratulated me.  The next thing I know I was going to Florida to meet on official business for two weeks.

The fine fifty bucks a night (government rate) hotel was right on the beach where I ran everyday along with yuuuuuge pre-historic pelicans gracefully flying.



So when i returned home I was attracted to running the backshore and I was now running an easy 5 miles a day.  That messy, cold, January I logged 120 miles.  My trainer said he logged in less.  He new I was after the endorphins - true.

As I was now running ten miles a day the thought came to train for the back of the pack at Boston.  A coworker out of the blue was assigned by the base commander to issue ten official bib numbers - courtesy of the BAA.

All I had to do is ask - but I didn't -,I felt they were for government folks only - but st least one contractor got a bib.  My trainer/coworker told me 26.2 miles means to train at 15 a day then some 20’s then a good rest for a couple days - so the body heals just before a marathon.

So I was happy with five runs at 10 miles each. I was competing locally which got my MPH and reaching a peak 7 minute mile.

The absolute runner’s highlight for me in a spiritual way was running the 13.1 mile half marathon in Hyannis - right pass the Kennedy Compound,   Runners mostly got ready in the parking lot of the high school.  I happened to notice an white haired lady fussing over an older runner who had bare feet dangling from a Subaru ready for his socks..  It was Johnny Kelley and his wife.  To be sooooo blessed to witness. Johnny at 84 - had just finished his 58th Boston to retire from marathons,

At Hyannis I chose running right on the thick painted center lane and towards the back - about a mile in to the start there was an older gentleman also chosing to run the thick painted center line.  I slowed because there was a pack to my right and left.  Now on the heals of the older gentleman the pack was yealing “Johnny we love ya” “Looking good Mr. K” and “the great Johnny Kelley”.  

I was about to run pass a legend.

13.1 miles was a breeze. Now I know why I  trained like a good monkey after only six months - progressed from 100 yards to 13.1 miles. Being along side Johnny Kelley  “Mr. K” so I can playback the memory every Patriots Day was - even today - unbelievable!

I learned today that Johnny Kelley was an artist.  He lived to 97. The painting “Boston Dream” a man and woman envision a dream starting at the church in Hopkington (right cloud) to the Lenox in Boston.(left cloud)

My dream was fulfilled in Hyannis in 1992.
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April 16th, 2018, 9:43 pm #377

What a great memory to have, Leland, and you told the story so well. Do you still run?
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April 17th, 2018, 3:26 am #378

Karly wrote: What a great memory to have, Leland, and you told the story so well.  Do you still run?
Gee, thanks much Karly.

I was injured and unable to run starting in 1996 - and gained much of the 60 pounds I lost in 1992. The injury eventually was fixed when insurance kicked in.

It’s tough to consider running again with a more recent diagnosis of Neuropathy - I still don’t know whether it’s effecting me much.

But I’ll bet I can run 100 yards!!!

The recommendation I heard was after 65 light exercise, walk, swim, yoga - BUT DONT RUN! Tell that to Johnny K who was probably logging at least 1,000 miles a year up to age 84.

They say if you DO run after 65 keep it to two miles a day and at most 3 days a week OR per your doctor.

NOW - ABOUT THE TWO MILES - my endorphins kick in around the first mile of a run.

I should probably post this under “POT WATCH” - because when I say “kick in” that mean getting high - a nice LAMP BURN for the day.

So the long answer, after thinking about it, yeah, why not see if my breathing comes back and body strength. MyFitnessPal is working for me NOW with of late a 10 pound loss in six weeks.

My regimen today would be short two mile daylight runs - eazy peazy compared to 1992 - I did early morning runs 5 - 10 miles before work - wake at 4:30AM drive to Niles parking lot 5:30AM return home 6:30AM off to work 7AM. 3 weekdays plus 2 weekend days. All starting with 100 yards.

So running again looks like it’s achievable ...

or at least dream-able.
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April 19th, 2018, 10:38 pm #379

The “Water Shuttle” sandwich sign is on the street in front of St. Peter’s Park:

The winter storm windows are off the Cupboard.

I found a new porta john - it’s near the back entrance of “Local Colors” - go to the upper deck parking / it’s red.

For the next nine days Gloucester’s high will be above 50 and low 36 and above.
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April 20th, 2018, 6:16 pm #380

It is Friday night and I had no time to light the lamp this week and a busy good weekend ahead so tonight is the night for the lamp!  Enjoy the nice weekend everyone!
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