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Saturday, April 24, 2004

Snow brings a three-day weekeend...

It didn't happen until late April, but we finally had a sizeable snowstorm here. It was a warm, wet, heavy snow, so heavy that only 3-4 inches was enough to break trees and branches around town, causing many brief electrical outages. After having the driest March around here since 1911, we've had almost 4.5 inches of precipitation this month, far above our 1.25-inch average. And don't worry about the snow being around long - by this afternoon we'll have temperatures in the 50s with 60s coming tomorrow.

I haven't been updating very regularly lately, and it isn't so much because school has been so time-consuming, but rather it's demanded most of my focus this past month or so. But that's a good thing - I like having a worth challenge around to keep my mind occupied. We have 5 weeks left in the semester, then I'll enjoy my first full Colorado summer. I'm looking forward to hikes and climbs, as well as plenty of Rockies games in Denver and minor league Sky Sox games in Colorado Springs. In-between I'll have plenty of time to get work done, preparing myself for the next school year, working around the house, and finishing my masters degree.

Monday, April 05, 2004

Play Ball!

Even though today is almost like the fourth Opening Day of the baseball season (due to the Yankees and Devil Rays opening the season with two games in Japan and the Sox-Orioles game last night), you'd have to call this the "real" Opening Day. I'm watching the Cubs and Reds on ESPN and Corey Patterson just hit a home run in his first at-bat. (I think he did that with his first at-bat in spring training, too.) So far, so good, and it will be even better when the Cubs are playing at Wrigley. I can't get either WGN or Fox Sports Chicago from my cable company, so I'll probably be tuning in to most of the games on MLB radio over the internet.

Enough typing...time to sit back and watch the game!