Month: October 2005
Sometimes, the happiest moments a person can have in his or her life is being physically admired by a passing stranger…
…It’s sad it doesn’t go anywhere, but the admiration is a definate pick-me-up.
I’m officially the father of “the definitive online source for local hockey news.” So Sayeth the St. Petersburg Times in their online blog list which puts the spotlight on Boltsmag this week.
I almost expected this featured status last week, with the opening of the Hockey season on Wednesday but it was for naught — damn you TampaBlab! 😛 🙂 ) — suffice it to say, I am fine with having the featured status this week instead…
…Well, except for the fact I am going out of town and my focus is not on hockey this week. 🙁 Oh well, I’ll live… And so shall Boltsmag!
Where are you, oh glorious Gabe and Tycho?!
Where the Hell is Penny Arcade?? They’ve been down for more than a day now… 🙁 I need my PA fix…
EDIT: Brett in comments has the facts here…. It’s an internet backbone issue for Road Runner users such as myself. If you have access to a third-party access point (say, AOL) you can indeed access Penny Arcade just fine…
Thank you, Times!
No, not for putting me in the Perspective section this week …
The real Jim Morrison
In high school I was a fan of Jim Morrison not because of his brooding rock-star act but because of a book of poetry I found in my high school library (An American Prayer).
Over the years I’ve read several books about Morrison and the Doors including the fan-must No One Here Gets Out Alive and John Densmore and Ray Manzarek’s respected autobiographies, Riders on the Storm and Light My Fire. All of these books had references to Jim’s “girlfriend from Florida” and his time in Clearwater but they were often simply filler lines without substance.
Thanks to the St. Petersburg Times and Mary Werbelow, part of this void is finally explained. Not only that, but you pass over the Morrison mythos of excess and glamor to find out more about the young-man-come-down-to-Clearwater.
Every time I read a lyric by Morrison from now on I know what to look for. Mary and Tampa Bay both are part of the equation.
John Fontana, Palm Harbor
But bringing back Calvin And Hobbes in repeats in the Floridian!