Well I might end up going out of my mind if the Olympics come here. Boston was chosen as the U.S. city to compete against some real heavyweights like Paris, Rome and Budapest. On the one hand it's a feather in the cities cap. It could be exciting It'll be on the world stage. On the other hand for a densely populated city it's quite small. Where are you going to put all these people? The traffic is impossible to begin with, Big Dig or no Big Did. It was originally estimated to cost 2.5 billion and ended up costing 15 billion. That's a billion a mile. At least it was all federal money. Thanks America! But I digress. My city will be affected because we have a hotel and it's only 5 miles into town. Of course all my ranting and raving won't affect what the outcome will be.
The final city won't be selected until 2017 and the actual Olympics won't be until 2024. By then if it does happen, I'm pretty sure I won't be working and I will just stay home.
It's funny (not in the ha ha sense) Arlene and I were just talking about readjusting to this life of part time work. The extra free time. We talked about traveling more besides just going to the island. We're not talking about flitting off to the west coast or the Bahamas or Europe. Local trips around New England. The absolute farthest distance would be a days drive. We could hit Upstate New York in a little over 3 hours. New Hampshire is the most appealing because it is close and we could be in the mountains in 3 hours. I don't ski but if I did it would be convenient. So maybe when the weather begins to warm we make spend a weekend or take day trips here or there. We did that until 3 years ago. After that we both just took two weeks off a year. Now there's a little more time.
Someday I would like to go back to Washington D.C. I went for a week back in the 80's and there is so much more that I didn't see. I did get to tour the White House. I don't think they do that anymore.
All this talk about traveling is really just a way to pass the time on a cold winter night. It's about 15 degrees as I write this. The entire country is experiencing this cold weather. I do have to work 6 hours tomorrow but I will be out at 2 pm and home in plenty of time to watch the Patriots and the Ravens play. We will eat simply with some pizza and beer or wine. Arlene asked me what I would like to eat, knowing full well that what I would like and what I might get are two different things, and I suggested pizza. Home made pizza. I suggested green pepper and pepperoni. I might get that.
So that's for now. I gotta go do...ah...something.
I'm outta here.
Oh wait. GO PATRIOTS!
Now I'm really outta here.