Archive for the 'Off the Topic' Category

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 31st, 2010

I like to wish j and her family, the other Scratchpad contributors and especially the Scratchpad readers a safe and wonderful Happy New Year! See you in 2011! Cheers Posted by Rich

Goodbye, Weekend America!

Friday, January 30th, 2009

I probably don’t need to repeat how much I love the radio. Weekend America is among my favorite radio shows. I think I started listening to it right when one of my local public radio stations began carrying it a few years ago. They replaced their broadcast of a great standard and I decided to […]

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Wish everybody a safe and wonderful Happy New Year! Posted by Rich

Campaign for Talking about Death and Last Wishes

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

This off-the-topic post is rather grim for Thanksgiving. If you want a cheery post for the day, don’t read this one. This holiday season, some people are campaigning for a discussion about death and last wishes via blogs. I have decided to participate because I am always surprised at how few people have thought about […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

I wish j and her family, the other Scratchpad contributors and the Scratchpad readers a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving! The usual Black Friday online sales, including a link to a Consumer Report article on Black Friday websites on the consumerist.com website  Planetbargains.com and Techbargains.com also have sales stuff too! Posted by Rich

I voted.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Have you? The election ends at 5 pm ET on Wednesday, October 1. (I still don’t really want to discuss the election in this space. It makes me cringe.)

Free Museum Admission Day Sat Sept 27

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Smithsonian Magazine is offering a free Museum Admission card to be used at local museums across the United States on Saturday, September 27, 2008: Enjoy free general admission for you and a guest to hundreds of museums and cultural venues nationwide. Saturday, September 27, 2008 Present the Museum Day admission card to receive free general […]

Friday fun: Quiz on the 100 Most Popular Words in English

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Here’s some Friday fun for 080808. My coworker donkeykonguk shared a quiz on the 100 most popular English words via Babbledog, the site on which we work. Since some of you really enjoy language and speak English, I figure you might have some fun flexing your brain. Be quick! You only have 5 minutes to […]

Happy Birthday Kate Bush

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

British singer, songwriter, producer Kate Bush turns 50, today, June 30. She inspired other female singers-songwriters such as Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan among others into the music scene. I first saw her on Saturday Night Live many years ago and became an instant fan. Kate was the first singer to use a wireless microphone […]

Aimee Mann Berklee Performance Center Boston July 26 8 pm

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Aimee Mann will be performing at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Saturday, July 26 at 8 pm. Tickets, I believe, are still available. I have been a fan since her Till Tuesday days. Her concerts are very good if you can get chance to go to one. I still think she got robbed […]