Day 353

The (overflowing) banks of the Wabash
The (overflowing) banks of the Wabash

If it were a little warmer it would seem like early spring. The sunshine is enough to drive away any low spirits.

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The IU game last night was exciting. Both IU and Wisconsin played good defense. Wisconsin’s defense was better, however, as the final score showed. Not every team that comes to Assembly Hall will do that well, but I hope it is a wake up call to the IU team that just because they are at home, they can coast. They can’t in the Big Ten. The game also shows how balanced the Big Ten is again this year. OK, I’m ready for the game Sunday at Northwestern.

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Maybe it’s because the game was televised by ESPN instead of BTN, but there was no shot of John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan. Every time I see her in the stands in Bloomington it makes me think of her former husband, Dennis Quaid, and his role in Breaking Away back in 1979. That was the first film that I saw him in. When I was a student on campus we didn’t call the locals “cutters,” we called them “stoney’s.” Despite messing up the geography of campus, it was, and is, a really good movie.

Oh, and I missed Quaid last night in Vegas because I was watching the game. Cindy told me this morning that it was good. Maybe I can see it on demand tonight or tomorrow.

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I was having trouble with the PC earlier today. It froze up while copying a cd. I tried a soft boot, but that didn’t work so I did a hard boot get out of the program. Then I couldn’t restart windows, getting a message that one of the programs in startup was corrupted and needed to be removed. So I started windows in Safe Mode, which worked, and removed the latest version of Adobe. That worked, and you can tell, because here I am. I’m sure that I’ll soon be notified that I need to update Adobe. We’ll see.

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