March 25th, 2011

20111112, Marilee

Cherry Blossoms

I had hot flashes all night. When I got up at 4pm, I noticed that the "varnish" is completely gone.

The paper had a local paper inserted, probably so the local paper can see if I want to subscribe to it, but it doesn't have as much as the WashPost does. I put on shoes and a coat and headed out to see if my check has come yet and it hadn't, so I'll have to get up early tomorrow. I can always come back to bed.

It turned out that the cellphone battery was very cheap. I don't know if I'm remembering it wrong when I bought one last time or what, but this one -- the exact same battery -- was $14.99 without shipping. It arrived today and said to charge it for 12 hours before using it, so I have it charging while off. I doubt there'll be any drastic things before 6:30am or when I get up.

Our cherry blossoms, 99 years after Japan gave some of them to us (the others are from genetic stock -- not all the trees lived this long), are starting early and at first it was thought that they would end early, too. However, we have minor snow on Sunday and that should keep the blossoms out longer. Both of the Cherry Festivals will have places where money for Japan can be donated to the American Red Cross.

I normally just scan the front page of the Sports section, but today two columnists pulled me to read all of their columns.

I don't pay much attention to professional sports, much less college women's sports, so I didn't know that the Connecticut women's basketball coach, Geno Auriemma, has decided that since there aren't as many attendees as usual at games, he'll punish them.

The other column is about Barry Bond's steroid-using trial. The columnist thinks that steroids and other types of meds shouldn't be criminal, just something like a fine. I can see it being one way or the other -- no steroids, everybody can have steroids -- but not just for important players. She also brings up non-sports types of minor offenses and thinks they also should have civil penalties rather than jail. That sounds reasonable to me.