A New Year's Thunderstorm?

The weather certainly has been strange around here lately. First it was about 70 just a week before Thanksgiving when it should have been much cooler. Now I’m seeing flashes from a thunderstorm and hearing thunder. It should be just above freezing normally for a high this time of year, but it’s nearly 50 right now. Should be an interesting new year!

Thursday January 1, 2004   ·   Permalink

Guinness <em>is</em> good for you!

Guiness drinkers knew it all along, but now it’s official: Guinness good for you – official

The researchers told a meeting of the American Heart Association in Orlando, Florida, that the most benefit they saw was from 24 fluid ounces of Guinness – just over a pint – taken at mealtimes.

They believe that “antioxidant compounds” in the Guinness, similar to those found in certain fruits and vegetables, are responsible for the health benefits because they slow down the deposit of harmful cholesterol on the artery walls.

(Thanks Happy Software Prole)

Thursday November 13, 2003   ·   Permalink

Wasting Time

While reading a short article on brickfilms.com in Wired (11/03) I found this quote from Bertrand Russell that struck a chord with me:

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
  —Bertrand Russell

Thursday November 13, 2003   ·   Permalink

Mmmmm, Ice Cream!

Graeter's Ice Cream just opened their newest store within walking distance of the house. I absolutely love their Turtle Sundae. They mix caramel and hot fudge together and add in pecans to the mix before pouring it all over the ice cream flavor of your choice. Absolutely the best Turtle Sundae around.

To top it all off, City Barbeque was serving beef brisket and pork barbeques outside on the patio of their soon to be completed restaurant. Both types of meat had been cooked for many hours and had a wonderful taste and feel. I think that we'll have to go back when the whole restaurant is open and try out the rest of the menu. Since they share the same building with Graeter's, I wonder if we'll be able to order Graeter's desserts as part of our City Barbeque dinner?

Saturday September 13, 2003   ·   Permalink

Brickyard Travel Notes

Getting to the track:

I-70 from Dayton to Indy. Make notes on where there are constructions zones on I-70, since you’ll want to avoid them at all costs on the return trip (US 40 is just 2-5 miles south of I-70 from Indy to Richmond. Pop off the highway an exit or two before the constructions zones and enjoy the drive on US 40 rather than the parking lot that I-70 becomes)

Keep on I-70 until you hit I-65 north. Take the 38th St exit off of I-65 (just a few miles after you get onto I-65). On the 38th St exit, take the Kessler Blvd exit and turn right (south) onto Kessler.

This map shows the 38th/Kessler area also showing down to 30th St.

After getting onto southbound Kessler, you go a mile or so and then make a right turn onto 30th St. Follow 30th street west, across Lafayette and the Railroad tracks and then start looking for a nice front yard with parking available.

This map shows red pins marking the area that you probably want to park in. Find a front yard right on 30th and you’ll be able to pull out into traffic to get out. If you go into the neighborhoods on either side, you’ll be stuck with lots of other folks trying to get out the one or two roads that exit the neighborhood.

Then just walk a little ways west on 30th to get to the track entrance. Once inside the fence, you can make your way back east in the parking area to a road that leads into the turn three area, where you can get into the track. The seats are on around to the left if you enter at the turn three entrance.

You can park for free in the north lot, but owing to there only being a couple of lanes out of the lot, it will take a while to get out.

Monday July 29, 2002   ·   Permalink

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