Saturday, October 29, 2011

October Snow

As predicted Ossining has received a substantial snowfall. It started snowing heavily around 1 PM Saturday and it appears we have gotten at least 6 inches. That amount this early is quite unusual. The power has flickered a few times but come back. Hopefully the snow will melt quickly.

The picture was taken from the small second floor deck on the back of my townhouse.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Yankees lose

I was a bit sorry to see the Yankees eliminated from the baseball playoffs Thursday night. I used to root against the Yankees but I eventually realized that I enjoy listening to their games on the radio and when they lose in the playoffs they aren't on anymore. Also I prefer warm weather and associate it with the baseball season. So this is a reminder that winter is coming.

I don't have much to say about the games except to note that as usual the commentators are ignoring the importance of luck. The Yankees outscored the Tigers in the series 28 to 17 but lost 3 games to 2 because they lost all the close games while winning the blowouts. This is mostly likely explained as due to bad luck and not a lack of heart or character.