Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hey everyone

This is my cousin Roe's son Mike Huffner.  Roe's Dad is my Uncle Dick, who is my father's younger brother.  Mike is a senior at Bucknell, a star defensive lacrosse player, headed to medical school at the University of Maryland in the fall.  Dad and I went up to Colgate this afternoon to meet Roe, her husband Bill and my Uncle Dick and watch the Bucknell Bisons hand Colgate its hat 13-8.  It was freezing cold and snowing off and on, but fun.  Pictures below of Mike playing (#34) and of my uncle, his proud grandpa.  Anyway, Mike is a candidate for the NCAA Senior Class Award.  Here's Mike's bio, here's some information about the award, and here's where you can vote for Mike -- as often as you want, once a day until May 13.  Please do!

Another nice shot from Montauk

Thursday, April 18, 2013


We signed up for the premium subscription last weekend and have been watching the Red Sox for the past few nights by plugging a computer into the TV.  So far, so good.  The picture's a little jumpy sometimes, and it's a pain not to be able to use a remote, and the game seems to quit on us at least once each night and needs to be started over.   All the same, the HD feed is pretty darned good on the whole, and it's great to be able to choose between NESN or the other team's broadcast (you know which one Dad likes better) or even the radio, and we were able to watch the archived version of a blacked-out game the other night.  Also, the Red Sox are considerably more gratifying to watch than I would have suspected after all of last fall's mayhem.  So, I guess it's another season of hope and frustration and aggravation and gratification and who knows what else.  To solve the remote problem, we have ordered a Roku 3, which should get here in a week or so.  Slowly but surely, the Murphies are dragged into the 21st century . . .

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Anniversaries this week

Four months ago Monday, Grandma Frey.

Five years ago today, Panda.

Two years ago tomorrow, Grandpa Frey.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Once you've looked at this as a rubber ducky . . .

. . . there's no going back.

Blog layout

I know we've had this blog format since 2005 and it's really cutting edge and all, but are there other designs for the blog we can try? I'm wondering if a different format might allow us to post videos from youtube without them getting cropped. I'd try some new settings but I can't find the option anywhere - maybe only certain people can do it?

Ducks everywhere

When I was a kid, I thought the MLB icon was a rubber ducky holding a baseball bat. It's embarrassing how long this confusion persisted. I remember having an epiphany sometime in the late 2000s and realizing it was in fact the silhouette of a batter. Jamie has been enjoying pointing out ducks lately, and yesterday after the Sox game he found another: 

Friday, April 05, 2013

Listen, folks:

On Saturday night from 7 to 8 p.m., Dad and Jenni will be streaming on with highlights from their most recent appearance with the Local Music Project at the Colgate Inn.  SO worth hearing: just click on the link at the right time, and you won't miss it.