Saturday, March 24, 2007

Recent Misc. Stuff

-It's been a strangely quiet NCAA Tournament, with seven of the top eight seeds (all except Wisconsin; sorry Joel) advancing to the Elite Eight. Thankfully, I picked a perfect Elite Eight in one of my brackets, so things are looking good. Normally, as a fan of the underdog, I wouldn't be happy that all these powerhouses are advancing.

-Katrina currently is on spring break. In one of her winter quarter classes, she was part of a group digitizing an 1851 journal written by an Ohio man touring Europe. You can see their work thus far here.

-A good laugh from The Onion for fans of the NHL.

-In honor of last week's Sunshine Week, Congress is considering three bills that would improve access to government records and strengthen the FOIA. Sadly, the White House doesn't like them.

-Breaking AP news via CNN: Some governments (that shall remain nameless on this blog) try to control thought.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

So far, so good

Stanford and BC are up, so my bracket's holding up so far. I've done a few different brackets, but my gut pick to win on most of them is Kansas. No special reason; I don't even like the Jayhawks. There aren't even any Iowa teams for me to pull for in the men's tourney this year. But it's still one of the best few days of the year, and I'll get to spend most of it at work with people who care even more than I do. (Of course, there's no office pool going on there ...)

Also this weekend, my parents will be visiting us in Columbus for the first time. They have a long weekend because of conferences and then Spring Break next week, so they'll be arriving Friday evening and leaving Tuesday morning. Not sure what we'll do to entertain them, but it will be good to see them and spend time together.

We did some cleaning this morning, mainly throwing out things we don't need or want anymore. This was needed because my parents will be bringing the first round of baby supplies when they come.

How's your bracket holding up?

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


3. (a car ad) "1991 Blazer -- Loaded with miles!"
2. (an ad) "Back to school special: Eat kids free!"
1. (a classified ad) "Squirrel in a wheelchair, free to a special home"

Monday, March 05, 2007

Baseball Cards

Unlike the last few weekends, I actually have an excuse for not posting much in the last few days. Our friends at Time Warner decided to take more than 48 hours to restore our Internet and phone service after it went out Friday afternoon. It was a minor annoyance, and they're saying they will credit our bill, so I can't complain too loudly.

In other news, we had our first visit with our new doctor today. We had to get a new doctor for Katrina's pregnancy because the one we had seen before was not going to be available for the whole term of the pregnancy. So we met the new doctor today. She seemed very nice, and there's not really anything of significance to report. Things are looking good. (Other than the rude receptionist, but that's another story ... )

My other big project this weekend has been going through my old baseball cards. They're just taking up too much space, so I'm thinking about getting rid of them. I picked up a 2006 price guide last week and the bookstore, and I'm evaluating how valuable my cards are. As most of my cards are from 1986-1993, the simple answer is: Not very. The best cards I've found so far have been an '87 Topps Barry Bonds rookie and a '93 Topps Derek Jeter rookie. Both are worth $10, according to my price guide.

Does anyone have any experience with selling baseball cards? If so, I'd appreciate any advice you have to offer.