Thursday, December 8, 2011

A dearth of broccoli in my home will require a visit to the grocery store this afternoon.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Seeing Herman's Hermits at Thunder Valley

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Guilty: Christmas shopping.

Monday, November 7, 2011

I had the jets set so high on the hot tub that I believe it became airborne for a brief time.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

How many clocks must one man own? I just spent the hour I'm gaining tonight setting them all back.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Looking forward to seeing the Beach Boys on New Year's Eve right here in Sactown (well, at Thunder Valley)
Holy smoke! No smoke. Brad's truck finally passed the smog check. It's been an ordeal since August.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Now that Halloween is over, I'm enjoying my first egg nog of the season. Don't worry, the Christmas lights aren't going up just yet.
104 trick or treaters by 8:30. I think there are still a few more. We're almost out of candy.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

I see that the World Series is on TV. Which countries are playing?

Monday, October 10, 2011

It's raining. Didn't bring a jacket. Did not have umbrella with me when I went to donate blood. Fortunately, light rail was nearby.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Home sweet home

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

We were asked for ID at a Vegas club. Pretty cool.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Looking forward to seeing myself on the cover of Rolling Stone. At least if last night's dream comes true.

Friday, September 23, 2011

At 2:05 AM this morning, every leaf on every tree in my yard fell off. Weird.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sacramento's Light Rail System is 24 years old. I estimate I've ridden over 10,000 trips since the beginning.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

It's the cat's annual bath day. They don't really care for it, but I think in the end, they gain some benefit.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bought our TSO tickets. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
On one of the coolest days of the summer (80) I decided to get in the pool for the first time since late July.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Yum... Alligator jerky.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

My body was so empty of salami that I had to take radical measures and eat several ounces.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Just about died from a charleyhorse. At least it felt like it.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Son and family are on cruise in Caribbean. Rerouted because of Hurricane Irene. They will be well clear of its path.
is still carrying the Post-fest glow.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Enjoyed another successful ToddFest/Weat

Friday, August 19, 2011

Today's my boss' birthday. I gave him the day off.
is enjoying leftover jambalaya from Mimi's for lunch

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Rescuing Brad with a dead battery in his truck. So glad we have AAA. Enjoying Starbucks in the meantime.
We're waiting for Cece to be discharged from the hospital this morning. She's doing extremely well.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Just watched video of surgery Cece's undergoing tomorrow. Unfortunately, there's no way to unsee what I just saw.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fire alarm at work.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Been a fan of Chicago for over 40 years. First time seeing them in concert. Worth the wait. Fantastic!
is going to Chicago in California. Once more to Thunder Valley this weekend.
Quite upset to discover that the milk Cece bought yesterday was not pre-opened for my convenience. I had to twist off the cap by myself.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Woo hoo. NFL season is a go. Oh, yeah. Don't care.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Car + Rock + Windshield = Not Happy

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Saw Todd and Randy R and John F in the casino.

Monday, July 11, 2011

I cannot name a single member of the Sacto Kings or the Oakland A's. I think one of the Beach Boys plays for the SF Giants, as I recall.
New shoes. Comfortable. 'nuff said.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Happy Odd Sequence Day 7/9/11. Second time to celebrate at 1:03:05 PM
I though the life of an actor would be all glitz and glamour and parties. Turns out, I still have to mow the lawn.

Friday, July 8, 2011

managed to get invited to Google+. If you're there, add me to one of your circles - rdlinder
Tonight's the night: my stage debut at the Thistle Dew -

Thursday, July 7, 2011

If you missed it the first time, Todd is sitting in with the Late Show band on a Letterman rerun tonight

Monday, July 4, 2011

Hot day. Cool pool. No contest.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

I am now compliant with the law - CO detector installed.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Reconsidering my junk pile out for street collection. A lot of people are taking stuff. Maybe I should keep it?

Monday, June 27, 2011

"Deterding Pool brings classic summer fun" - Unfortunately, I initially read this as "Deturding" - totally different concept

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bought Thunder Valley Casino tickets: Tubes; Chicago; Frampton; Hall and Oates. Will be rocking.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tomorrow's the big day. It'll be in the paper.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Swim and a soak before bed. Very nice.
Exactly 52 weeks to the day, my commuting option has changed for the better. Much better.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Just got a spam "2ND NOTICE AGAIN". Wouldn't that simply be a "3RD NOTICE?" Think I wouldn't notice?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Backyard now seats 34. Currently seated: 2. What's wrong with this picture?

Friday, June 10, 2011

is a bit stunned to realize that Rio Linda High has had 40 graduating classes since mine.
Matt, Brad - pay attention. Dad - please ignore: This year people celebrating Father’s Day will spend an average of $106 on the big guy.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Heat wave! Actually not. It's very nice outside. More to come.
just recalled the "Nippy Freeze", Nu Way Market's version of an Icee. Hadn't thought of that name in years.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Darn. Spilled some Jacob Marley on my pants leg.
I saw the light - new lights in the office that have been out for years.
Checking calendar once again. Fog?

Monday, June 6, 2011

iCloud is active on my iPhone and I didn't have to do anything. Pretty cool.
Glad to hear they have been vindicated: Cows not at fault for decline of Yosemite toads

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A quick spot check of locales across the country indicate it's warmer just about everywhere. 62 here at noon. Won't get much warmer.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I just heard that Shaggie is retiring. What will Scooby do?
I think I've sussed it. The poles have reversed. That's the only way to explain wintry conditions in California in June.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I've been selected to present a monologue for Thistle Dew's "Shorts and Shorters" production which opens July 8.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Celebrating the 117th semi-annual observation of my birthday.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Another gray Saturday. Waiting for Spring. Would like it to arrive before summer.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Bought the new Lady Gaga album on Amazon for 99 cents. Overwhelming response making a long delay in getting it downloaded.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hmm. Still here.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Watching the film Bonhoeffer at church

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ahhh. Is there anything better than a new set of earbuds?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Thunder and lightning and hail. Oh my!

Friday, May 13, 2011

It was on this Friday the Thirteenth in 1983 that my son Brad was born. Happy birthday!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It's the happiest day of my life. No more meetings today.

Monday, May 9, 2011

has come to the sad realization that DOS is not Unix (I live a sheltered life)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Election day: are you voting? Oh, that's right. It's only for the 3 people in Antelope that are likely to show up and exercise their right.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Looking forward to corned beef and cabbage this Thursday.
Changed two of my work calendars. One from April to May, another from March to May.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thank goodness for song previews on I saved $5 by not buying a Gorillaz album.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Changing a bathroom faucet. Once of my least favorite jobs.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Gas prices have stayed higher than the current date all year. I'm hoping that ends sometime this month.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Are children of Todd Rundgren fans known as Toddlers?

Monday, April 4, 2011

Bought tickets for Rod Stewart/Stevie Nicks in Oakland, CA

Sunday, April 3, 2011

took 310 photos of my granddaughter at her birthday party yesterday. She turns one year old tomorrow.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

If you look hard enough, there's probably a TR quote for any situation.
Made some calls, moved things around and canceled stuff. Now I'm mad.
Now into hour 3 waiting for the phone company. Not counting the 4 hours for a no-show on Thursday.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

If you expect (but do not seek) disappointment at every turn, you'll feel better when things turn out fine.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy birthday to my son Matt!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Forgoing my Raspberry Chai tonight for a Caramel Chai
Congratulations to my niece, Dr. Kathryn Linder, who got her Ph.D. on March 20. Great job, Katie!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Filed my tax return. Glad it's over. Not glad how much money I owed.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The house is alive with the smell of oven (self-cleaning cycle)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Reported for my first day at Department of Water Resources 33 years ago today.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Just bought the new Ant-Bee (Billy James) CD "Electonic Church Muzik' -

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Taking Toastmasters training for VP Education

Friday, February 25, 2011

Yay! Brad brought home a cup of clam chowder to celebrate National Clam Chowder Day.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Thank you to the person who took out the anonymous generic Valentine's greeting in today's Bee. Saved me a few bucks.

Friday, February 11, 2011

To the dentist! It's not a toast.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Gave an 8 minute speech with 2 minutes of prep time at Toastmasters. My topic: Uriah Heep and Todd Rundgren. Got them on my mind.
37 years ago today, Joe College took Susie HS Senior to a Uriah Heep concert on their first date. Exactly 2 years later, they were engaged.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Researched flight from Sacto to Reno. $415. Stops in LA and Phoenix. 9h3m. I'm pretty sure I can bicycle there faster. And cheaper.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

My first exposure to Black Eyed Peas. Hopefully my last. Thank goodness for skip ahead on the DVR.
Not watching the game today. Who won?

Friday, February 4, 2011

New Cars album out May 10th - "Move Like This" - Not the New Cars. Oh, it's so confusing.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Nice multimedia (with computer-generated voice) overview of Todd Rundgren -

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog will have no trouble seeing his shadow in Sacramento today. Unfortunately, that means six more weeks of winter.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

OMG, there's a light fog in Sacramento. Will this brutal weather ever stop?

Monday, January 31, 2011

Not quite home sweet home yet, on the ground at SFO.
It's the last ride... On the LIRR heading to JFK

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Got our boarding passes for tomorrow's flight home

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Small panic as we thought we had lost tickets for Sunday. Fortunately, found them.

Friday, January 28, 2011

So nice to finally grab some shuteye. Was up for more than 28 hours. Got 3 for now.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The trip begins... now

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I lose FB friends daily. Does FB drop them, or do people just genuinely hate me?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Finally! The calendar may say January, but the weather says Spring. A nice day to be outside in Sacramento.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Had lunch at Hamburger Patties with Daniel Iasbeck.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

No play by play tonight. I'm just going to sit back and enjoy.
Front page story in today's Sacramento Bee -

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Adrian Bourgeois is taking the stage.
It may be hard to believe, but I think tonight at Tex Wasabi is even more exciting than last night.

Monday, January 17, 2011

is looking forward to the first TR jam tonight at Pearl on the River.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Apparently I am now an Ophiuchus, instead of a Sagittarius
My alter-ego, The Purple Mosquito, was established in 1966, during the TV run of The Green Hornet

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Pearl on the River event for 1/17 is SOLD OUT. People with prior reservations being called today. We are IN!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot less like Christmas - Taking down the decorations.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Bought a new 2TB hard drive for my iMac. Named it "2ndWind"