It has come to my attention that the Boston Red Sox failed to beat the Tampa Bay Rays last night, thereby losing the American League Championship Series. I cannot idly stand by and let this stand without some pointless act of retribution. Therefore, I put the Red Sox Owners, Managers, Trainers and Players on notice that I refuse to watch any game in which the Red Sox participate between now and April 6th, 2009. Take that you heartless bastards.
Note: Gifts of cash and/or Red Sox merchandise may convince me to watch a spring training game, but otherwise, the Red Sox are on their own until April. (Incidentally, the home opener will be against Tampa. I don't know if that has any special meaning, but I thought I'd mention it.)
Anyway, moving on from that bit of ugliness, let's look around the neighborhood a little. First, let me show you some Treehuggers.
This is an installation on a little traffic island in my neighborhood.
There's three of these stick and twig figures hugging trees. I don't know if this particular piece especially excites me, but I do like that NYC spreads stuff like this around. It definitely brightens things up a little and some of them are really cool.
If you look carefully on the left side partially blocked by the trees, you'll see the Empire State Bldg. (I once had a customer service rep from T-Mobile tell me that the reason for my poor reception at home was because coverage was a little spotty in more rural areas.)
And look, we're starting to get some fall color here.
And now let us finish with a topic that I'll probably return to when we get our first snow. I live in a special wind vortex which sweeps the neighboring sidewalks clean and deposits everything in front our our house. Leaves, snow, whatever, it all gets piled up for me to clean.
I know for a fact the neighbors haven't swept up any leaves, yet here they are, all clean and tidy next to my pile of leaves.
Looking in the other direction, the leaves end about 4' past my front steps.
The Red Sox can also get a reprieve from my dire protest by showing up to sweep leaves and shovel snow this winter. I'm nothing if not flexible.