February 28, 2020: Baby-mian Rhapsody

Ravenous Rick has been crazy chatty the past couple months, but it's actually starting to form into words lately. As he's a mama's boy, his first and most frequent word is "Momma". When he's mildly to intermediately upset, he'll moan it in such a way like, "Moooooommmaaaaaaaa", which my brain ALWAYS follows up with, "ooooOOOOOOOooooooo, DIDN'T MEAN TO MAKE YOU CRY!!!"

So, yeah, I've had Queen stuck in my head the past few weeks.

45 thoughts on “February 28, 2020: Baby-mian Rhapsody”

  1. First-world problems. I had taken a big chunk of my IRA out on a 60-day roll-over to pay for the down payment on the new house while we sold our old one. Got the old one sold and rolled the money back in.

    But I did not reinvest everything. I left a portion (one with five zeros in it) in the money market account while I stewed about what funds to put it in. This was back in October. When the S&P 500 started going up fast....

    Until about a week ago, when I moved it all into a couple of index funds. Oops. Super timing!

    (The market in the last week has lost all of the gains going back to last July)

  2. I am in a semi-competitive keeper fantasy baseball league (in addition to the WGOM one). We've lost a manager and are looking for a replacement, if anyone would be interested. You'd get the previous manager's team, so you'd still have plenty of keepers to pick from. The buy-in is $50/year, with 1st - 3rd paying out.

    1. I have an Army buddy (friend? facebook friend? anyway, he's grumpy and I like his posts) who grew up in west NY.
      Their hometown team is now the Jamestown Tarp Skunks. I've been meaning to share here.

      Jamestown Tarp Skunks ownership and management honor Chautauqua County baseball heritage by selecting ‘Tarp Skunks’ as the team name.

      ‘Tarp’ representing Mr. Howard Ehmke, former Chautauqua County resident, MLB Pitcher, 1929 Philadelphia A’s World Series Champion, 1983 Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, and the founder of the Ehmke Manufacturing Company – who produced the original infield tarp. He is proudly our “Father of the Infield Tarp”.

      ‘Skunks’ to represent a very common creature at Diethrick Park, a creature which has made a habit of pestering and wreaking havoc on baseball team employees for decades at Diethrick Park; specifically living inside the infield tarp, and under the visiting bullpen’s bench. Skunks are also seen wandering the concourse in the evenings.

  3. Japan (Tokyo Marathon)/China trip cancelled due to Coronavirus.

    Now we are going to Hilton Head SoCar next week to do something.

    Never been in that area before, 'preciate any suggestions.

    1. I’ve never been to Hilton Head, but I spent a week with my wife’s family on Tybee Island last summer. Not sure I have much to recommend, since we spent most of our time on the beach, or hanging out at the house.

      Other than just beach time, we did a kayak tour around the island that was fun.

      We also spent one afternoon in Savannah with my wife’s siblings and partners. We took a walk along the riverfront, pretty touristy, but not a bad place to walk around with a cold beer on a hot day. Then we had cocktails Planters Tavern that is downstairs from the Pink House. The Tavern was great, historic old place. The waitress did a cool little presentation on the history of the place, and the drinks were excellent. Then we walked to dinner somewhere else nearby, but I can’t remember the specific place.

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