Things on Tuesday, Tax Day edition

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Things I Loathe

  • Having to call all the parents of my soccer team to tell them the practice field has moved yet again, as I can't trust them to check their email every couple of days.
  • Interminable soccer board meetings, where we argue incessantly over minutia.
  • Sore knees
  • Finding eleven months of tax records, but desperately needing that twelfth month
  • Watching hockey in standard definition. I guess I shouldn't complain too much, as at least they televised the NCAA finals, but once you watch hockey in hi-def, you don't want to go back.
  • Listening to the US Presidential candidates prostrate themselves before the electorate, trying to prove they believe in imaginary fairies more than the other ones. Obama's "clinging to guns and religion" comment is one of the most rational thing any of them have said all campaign season, yet he can't scramble away from it fast enough.

Things I Love

  • Coaching my girls in soccer. Last season was the first season one of them played without me, and while it was an interesting change in point of view, I'm glad to be back in the saddle again.
  • Those first beautiful days of Spring. I've always said those are the hardest ones to stay focused when you are working from home.
  • Playoff hockey
  • Overtime Playoff hockey
  • A sweet one timer from the faceoff dot that wins an overtime playoff hockey game for your underdog Black & Golds. That feeling is why I'm glad I am a sports fan.
  • Watching one of your local Division One hockey teams finally win the championship game, after losing the previous two years. The Boston College Eagles made it easy to watch this year, as they just rolled in both games they played in the Frozen Four.
  • The Car Talk Credits; "Head of Working Mother Support Group - Erasmus B. Dragon" indeed!
  • Following Web bread crumbs to discover gold:
    • Listening to Bess Rogers, hoping to get to see her next week
    • Finding about her and Jen's crazy insane podcast, Once More with Feeling. "Cheese And Despair" - great potential band name
    • Noticing the podcast comes from, a free  Podcasting hosting site. Look for my "Cheese and Despair" podcast soon!
    • Seeing they are affiliated with, so begin prowling around there
    • Checking out the folk section and finding a sort-of local artist named Llissa Schneckenburger, a fiddler and folksinger who, as my friend says, must be good with a name like that! And is! And she has a new CD available today!


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Soccer is a great sport.  I admire your commitment to coaching for your kids!  That's awesome!

My dad was a BC grad, so he was eccstatic to see the Eagles win in hockey!  And to beat the usual football rivals, Notre Dame, made it that much sweeter!  I'm hoping for some luck in favor of the Bruins, as well, but they seem to always be a disappointment in the playoffs.

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