Nothing that stuck on the ground, but yeah, there were flakes falling from the sky yesterday, and when I woke up this morning, it was below freezing out there. After the warm weather in the first half of April, this just seems like a cruel trick. My apple tree thinks it’s a pretty cruel trick too, as all of its leaves are turning brown as though it’s fall out. Nothing to do but wait and see if it recovers, I guess.
The weekend around home was pretty good. A trip up to see mom Saturday morning. She really enjoys getting out to see people, and we stopped by the feed mill. I needed more seed for the birds, and it was a good excuse to visit with some folks. Everyone there knows her, and they were happy to see her, too. Saturday evening was an open house at a friend’s. Talked to a bunch of Saints fans who are excited about the season starting, even if there were snowflakes in the air. Sunday, I spent the day at home, catching up on sleep and a bunch of “little things” I needed to do to keep the place livable.
Sunday night, after I was done for the day, I dug in my stack of unread books for some light bedtime reading. I started reading Bruce Sterling’s The Zenith Angle ISBN:0345460618. The book was good enough that it was two in the morning by the time I finished it and finally got to sleep, so I’m running behind this morning.
- Speaking of books, Claire’s mystery project is no longer a mystery. She’s written a book with Aaron Zelman titled Out of the Gray Zone and it’s available now. [claire]
- In the latest on the stadium, Twins turn to fans for support, spamming their season ticket holders, who in turn pressed the Hennepin County Board for the stadium. The vote is tomorrow. [press-patch]
- R.T. Rybak withholds endorsement of stadium plan, but I’m sure he’s happiest at the moment that the hot-potato is in Peter McLaughlin’s lap. McLaughlin, who actually can vote on the proposal, plans to vote in favor of a stadium. Meanwhile, Rybak quiet in stadium debate, but
If he were on the board, Rybak said, he would vote in favor of the plan.Remember, the meeting is at 1:30pm tomorrow. [press-patch]
- There are some calling Carl Pohlad The biggest panhandler in Mpls. I like the idea that he should have to register for his begging badge before he can get Minneapolis to buy him a stadium.
- Well. Apple sued over Tiger moniker by Tiger Direct, who are claiming trademark infringement. It’ll be interesting to see how this turns out.
- Is Apple Out to Launch adding launchd to Tiger? Naw, I think it’s a nice step forward. [slashdot]
- The City Pages did their Best of the Twin Cities issue last week, and Jim points out the people I know that won mentions, including Jim. Congrats! [jim]
- Remember the Italian Nutjob I mentioned back in March who got shot at in Iraq and then claimed it was a conspiracy by the government to silence her or some such? Well, CBS reports that Satellites Show Sgrena Lied and the car was doing 60 mph and never slowed on its way to the checkpoint. The report released by the Pentagon last week was poorly redacted, but covers things pretty well. The car was going faster than all other traffic that night, and when the US soldiers fired warning shots, the driver sped up, rather than stopping. [instapundit]