Wednesday, December 5, 2012


It is done.

I have moved (for now).

Here is the new address:
Inside the Red Head's Head

Blogger vs WordPress

Surprisingly not impressed with

Ummm... HTML?  Embed tags?

How can you live in the 21st century and not allow HTML in a post?

Blogger vs WordPress

I posted Blogger vs WordPress questions here, on Twitter, and on Quora.  So far the results (what few there have been) have been overwhelmingly in favor of WordPress.

If I do this I will keep it simple and go  That way, four years from now, when I get the urge to change things again I will still have the option of going to the self hosted service.  hehe

Who knows.

Research to commence.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Time for a Change?

Is it time for a change? Do you think?

I'm thinking of closing down this Blogger account and moving to Wordpress. Maybe. I don't have any reason to do so except that this page has been open for years now and it might be fun to do something different.

If you use Blogger, convince me to stay.
If you use Wordpress, convince me to change.


The moths must think it's Spring.

Fresh Guacamole


Apparently the Mexican restaurant down the street from us has a Mariachi band.

Have you ever heard the chicken dance done Mariachi style?


I haven't posted today.

Here's some emergency vehicles in Billerica.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Punishment Paid Forward

I haven't flaunted the fact that I took vacation days on Thursday and Friday this week.  I have been very hush hush about it.  I have been a good trooper.

So why then is fate/karma/the universe hammering the crap out of me today?  It's like I'm getting my post-long weekend punishment in advance.  Urgh.

Change of subject to baseball, the Red Sox signed another catcher (that makes four on the roster at this point) today.  The plan is to have him play first base.  He's done so in the majors before, a little bit.  He also hit a massive .227 last year, and he's going to make more than four million dollars a year.

Let the Mike Napoli era begin!

On the hockey front, I might be getting my wish.  Not my happy, let's play hockey wish, but my angry let's hope the NHL implodes and goes completely out of business wish.

This week a group of players and a group of owners are going to meet without misters Bettman and Fehr.  Oh yippee.  Jeremy Jacobs is one of the owners and it often looks like Jacobs is the guy pulling the Bettman strings (or is it the other way around?) so Bettman may as well be there. 

After this stupid waste of time is done, the Union will probably start looking to decertify.  That move could very well put the entire CBA process into the courts for the next year or two... or three.  That will pretty much give me my wish of a world without an NHL, and the door will be open for a league that isn't comprised of people who are actively kicking 3+ billion dollars out of bed in an effort  to make more money.

The gun is loaded.  Now all the players have to do is point it at the league and pull the decertification trigger.

Happy Monday, everyone!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Happy Merry

The 2012 edition of our Christmas tree. This is the sixth tree we have decorated since I joined the family. I am honored.

Best Snow Globe Ever


The owl is always the highest ornament (apart from the star).

Enjoy it While it Lasts

She's gonna be pissed when the stockings are hung and the tree skirt is put out.


Patches doesn't know what the hell to do now.


Lights? Check.

It Has Begun

Let the decorating commence.

To Do List

Things to do today.

Go to the grocery store and buy tonight's dinner.
Rearrange the living room.
Put up the Christmas tree.
Decorate the Christmas tree.
Watch the second half of The Fellowship of the Rings.
Try very hard not to start watching The Two Towers.
Sleep and hope I don't catch the cold that I feel like I might be catching.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Fellowship of the Rings Extended

The kids were telling us the other day how they watched The Fellowship of the Rings with their father and step mother.  It just so happens that on the same day the topic was brought up, I had finished reading The Hobbit.

So of course I had to show them the extended version of The Fellowship of the Rings.  I mean, I don't want to move on to The Two Towers and blow the fun for their dad and step mom, but they should probably see all of the extended version before watching the theatrical version of the second film... right?

We just finished disc 1.  We'll watch disc 2 tomorrow.  The next weekend we have them we might be able to move on to the extended version of the second movie.  Maybe the third too?  Who knows.

Blurry Snow

Yup, it's snowing out.  Right at this very minute it is snowing.  The blurriness is my fault, not the snow's.