Sunday, July 17, 2005

Waterbury, Vermont


Pilot and Mr. Big Pants


A lazy day. Watched Tiger Woods win the tournament at St. Andrews.

Jeff and I went out for a 3.5 mile walk (his usual route). It's remarkably warm and humid here, 80's with 60-70% humidity. It got fairly uncomfortable on the walk. We visited the town's cemetery. Amazing to see so many graves of people who lived at the time this nation was born. Paused at a convenience store for a beverage, chatting with the clerk, a woman who had recently come here "to get away" from Bakersfield, California.

Checking in with Janie, Otto, Corey and Jaffer in Las Vegas, temperatures there are ranging from 110 to 120° today. Corey and Jaffer's air conditioning had gone out, so they were staying with Janie and Otto.

Jeff seems obsessed with the weather. He has a fit every time he looks at the local weather station, or his wall-mounted "weather station".

"This isn't helping. You can't change it."

Drove into Burlington this evening to have dinner at the "Sirloin Saloon". Mediocre at best. We had to send our steaks back to be cooked. As part of their policy, whenever a customer sends something back, a manager must come to the table.

Indeed, a manager delivered our steaks the second time, then walked away without comment. "I feel much better now."

A TV kind of night. Jeff wanted me to watch part of the series "Rescue Me" (about a New York fire house) and then we watched the movie Something's Gotta Give. Up past 3:00 a.m. - not good!

1 comment:

Drew Kampion said...

They don't call him Mr. Big Pants for nothin' ...