On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

 

Have a wonderful day and weekend, and enjoy the pictures!

 

otmar  – I did what I could to try to solve the issue with that first post, to no avail. I will download everything and re-submit manually on the back end Monday and so that will publish next Friday, and I’ll re-publish this and last week’s, in order. My sincerest apologies and regards, this will all hopefully be better soon!

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On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

And so this is the wonderful post that was suppose to usher in a great week. So sorry for the two misfires.

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!

 

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Wednesday Morning Open Thread: Congratulations, USWNT

CBS New York, “USWNT World Cup Parade: NYC Readies To Celebrate U.S. Women’s National Team”:

Ticker-Tape Parade Planned For USWNT World Cup Champions Wednesday, July 10, at 9:30 a.m. (EDT)

Roaring crowds of enthusiastic fans are expected to pack Lower Manhattan Wednesday morning to celebrate the World Cup champion U.S. Women’s National Team.

The U.S. woman will be passing through the Canyon of Heroes.

The sidewalk along Broadway is decorated with names of the United States’ greatest athletes.

Fans will gather to celebrate the American women capturing their record fourth World Cup championship with Sunday’s 2-0 win over The Netherlands…

But it’s not all about celebrating for the women on the team. It’s about delivering a message as they fight for equal pay.

“I think that this win changes the conversation [from] ‘do we deserve it’ to OK, how are we actually going to get the action? What are we going to see from FIFA, from U.S. soccer, from the sponsors?” midfielder Kelley O’Hara said.

According to Nielsen ratings and other streaming services, here in the United States, Sunday’s match ranked as one of the highest-rated soccer telecasts in history. It drew bigger ratings than the 2018 men’s World Cup final…

Team co-captain Megan Rapinoe, who won the Golden Ball as best player of the tournament and the Golden Boot as top scorer, spoke out on Good Morning America on Tuesday.

“Go watch your team. Watch the national team. Watch your local club teams. I think that there’s a part in this for everybody to do,” she said…

If you click on the link, there’s instructions on how to livestream the event, “Free access – no sign up.”








On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

 

So sorry about Monday’s post. I literally fell asleep in bed with my iPad open to the post and woke up Monday morning and pretty much immediately had crazy rain and hungry cats to deal with, so I didn’t give it a second thought until much later in the day.

And then, Monday evening, working on the Tuesday post, all was set and… WTF I KNOW I HIT SCHEDULE but I didn’t sit to watch it save and apparently it didn’t, so I’m pushing what was supposed to have been Monday’s post, then Tuesday’s, to Thursday. Sincere apologies to everyone – this week is just not going well, apparently. Let’s hope my other endeavors are not so-afflicted.

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!

 

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Lovely Weekend For The Park (+NYC Meetup? pt. 2)

As I am generally asocial, I’ve spent my very long weekend reading, writing, playing video games (Hollow Knight for me, FFXIV for the husband), and wandering around. I got some gorgeous shots of Central Park.

Oak Bridge facing south

Oak Bridge facing south

Somewhere in the Ramble, looking out on the lake

Somewhere in the Ramble, looking out on the lake

It’s been a touch on the hot side, but the park is nice and cool if you stay out of the sun.

So speaking of New York City, let’s try to nail something down for a meetup this month. NotMax will be in town!

Checking on interest in a NYC area meet-up.

Shall be arriving in the area July 23, leaving August 7. Only date I know of at this point which might be iffy is the 28th.

Would be satisfied with the same spot as last year as it is convenient to all mass transit, but certainly not married to the idea.

Possible dates, time and location all subject to jackal recommendations, consensus and convenience; please, please chime in.

My preferred dates are July 26/27, or August 3/4. No preference on venue, although I hear the place from last year was good.

Open thread as well, I suppose. Bonus Samwise below the fold…

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