- This weekend, Twins fans turning the town upside down as the local boys start the baseball season at home. Tonight’s already sold out, and they’re working on having the entire weekend sold out. It sounds like a good team again this year, but I probably won’t be attending any games at the Metrodome this weekend. For that matter, I still think my first baseball game of the season will be at Midway. [strib]
- Speaking of Midway, in the list of bad ideas to pursue this summer, Def Leppard, Bryan Adams to Play Midway July 29. Man, I’m sorely tempted, even with a ticket price around $50.
- In the latest bright idea out of Washington, Congress may extend daylight-saving time. As Rep. Ed Markey from Massachusetts says,
The more daylight we have, the less electricity we use.And we all know that you can legislate the way the Earth spins. And since we’ll be getting more daylight here in the US, it’s going to be extra-dark over in Russia and China, right? [slashdot]
- Looking for some morbid romance? The Dead Celebrity Soulmate Search might help. I certainly wouldn’t have thought Eva Peron would be a good match for me, but that’s what the test says. [fark!]
- Want cool things in your house, but can’t afford to shop at those trendy stores? Design without Reach offers cheaper alternatives. Sometimes you do get what you pay for, though. [kottke]
- Smucker’s Patent No. 6,004,596: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich was in court this week. The ruling isn’t due until sometime this summer, but I’m pretty sure this patent should never have been granted. [kottke]
- The Captive Motion Picture Audience of America suggests using their handy Reserved Seating posters if you end up in a theater that tries to show you commercials. Or you can just do like I do, and stay home. [reed]
It’s a friday, and for some reason, it seems better to ramble after the links today. I’ve got another fairly full day in front of me, and am just hoping that somehow I manage to find the time to get my trike ready to ride for the season. I don’t need to do anything major with it, but I was trying to be a good worker-bee yesterday, and even thinking about going out for a ride or how nice it was threatened to sap my productivity, so I didn’t. Today threatens to be much the same.
From the sound of things, we’re due for a beautiful weekend, though. As I’ve said to a few folks lately, I almost wish we’d gotten just one more week of wintry weather (or even normal spring rains) before it got this nice out. I’ve still got too many things that I need to stay inside for, and when I know it’s nice outside, that makes it just that much harder to concentrate indoors. I guess it’s spring fever.