Looking Like a Tough Day Ahead

There are a couple of things going on at work today that are going to make the day a tough one. Not really looking forward to this one. Oh well, that’s what they pay me the big bucks for (I do not actually make big bucks, more like just normal bucks).

So, anyone else suddenly seeing an increase in Apple Watch battery use? I charge to 100% in the morning, and then for months I was maybe 45-55% when I went to bed. On Monday and Tuesday I was down to the low 30’s, and last night I was down to the high teens. Did something change? My iPhone took an update a few days ago. I wonder.

Looking ahead to the weekend, it sounds like we’re going to get bitch slapped with a snow storm on Saturday. On that day we are planning something insane. Something… unbelievable. Jen wants to… rewire a light switch. I’m totally going to make you wait for more info on that. Just call me Rob the Blog Tease, oh yeah.

Bring on the Thursday.

My Favorite Winter Weather Event

There isn’t much I like about winter weather, but last night we got a little taste of one thing I do actually really enjoy.

I checked the forecast at one point yesterday because the weather was looking a little iffy and the kids had a long drive back to school. It said we were going to get 1-2 inches of snow, but it wouldn’t start until long after the kids were off the road. That was good, even though all snow is bad.

I woke up this morning expecting to see some fresh snow on the ground. When I looked out the window I saw that there wasn’t any fresh snow. The forecast was wrong. It didn’t snow, or if it did it didn’t stick.

Ah, now that’s a happy way to start a Monday!

Just six months to go until Spring, kids. Bring it on!


We’ve had a string of scorchers around here. I’ve mentally blocked out some of it. Has it been four straight days above 90 degrees, or was it five? I’ve been thinking about weather tonight. Specifically Friday’s weather.

Yeah I know, it’s too soon to start thinking about the forecast for Friday. It’s the day after tomorrow, but it may as well be 10 years away. Harry’s graduation is Friday evening and it’s going to be outside on the football field.

The good news is that the forecast for the next couple of days won’t come anywhere near the 90’s. The bad news is the high for Friday in Windham is 68 and the low is 56. Yikes!

Two years ago, when Bellana graduated, it was oppressively hot at the start of the ceremony and frosty cold at the end. I had a suit jacket that day but ended up giving it to someone who was a lot colder than I was. It didn’t take long for me to regret the chivalry. I was freezing my ass off.

This time, I’m bringing a real coat with me. I don’t care if I have to carry it around all day. If we’re still on that field when the sun gets low it’s going to feel like the north freakin’ pole.

The boy scout motto is “be prepared.” The cliche quote* is if you don’t like the weather in New England, wait a minute. I will take both of those to heart on Friday. I am going to love the whole experience so much that I ain’t letting a little frigid air stop me.

The Bruins are getting smoked. 6-2, though two of those Islander goals were empty nets. I can’t believe I have to say this, but here’s hoping Tampa Bay kicks the living shit out of New York in the third round.

*I’ve always heard that quote attributed to Mark Twain. Is that true? Did he actually say that? Is that a true story or just some silly myth. I have no idea. If you live in New England you know it’s a really accurate statement though. We live it every day. I’ve lived in New England for 50 years and for pretty much all of those years I did not have any interest in living anywhere else. Today? Today I am thinking that maybe it’s time.

The Bruins have been eliminated from the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Crap.


I shoveled the last of yesterday’s snow off the driveway this morning. I believe it is the best snowball/snowman making snow I have ever seen.

In other news, the snowpocalypse is supposed to be coming late Monday night and running through Wednesday morning. They are calling for about three feet in my neck of the woods. We have been lucky in these parts as yesterday was the first real snow storm we’ve had this winter.

Looks like our luck is about to change.


Think I’ll hunker down with my guitar and hope the power doesn’t go out.

The Big Three Are Officially Back

It was announced today. The cast of Star Wars Episode VII.

Click the image for the mashable.com article.

John Boyega
Daisy Ridley
Adam Driver
Oscar Isaac
Andy Serkis
Domhnall Gleeson
Max von Sydow
Anthony Daniels
Peter Mayhew
Kenny Baker
Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher
Mark Hamill

Max Von Sydow! The bad guy from Bob and Doug’s Strange Brew! Awesome! He’s 85 years old and I hope his role is awesomeness personified.

Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker all had to come back. I mean, you can’t have Star Wars without R2 and 3PO, and Chewy just rules. Also, Mr Mayhew is pretty much a Twitter all star.

Still, the important thing here is the confirmation of the worst kept secret in Hollywood. The Big Three are all back. Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill. I’ve been waiting 31 years to see the three of them together again. Even if the new movie is an utter stink burger, it will still be the greatest thing in movies ever to see the three of them on screen together.

Kick. Ass.