Corridor One: Not dead yet

Even though the website has been near silent for almost a year, it seems there is still some interest in regional rail in the Harrisburg area.The MTP is going to be having a breakfast on Sept. 21st to pimp the idea.

I can’t say I’m fully versed in all the political shenanigans involved in getting such a thing off the ground, but I do think that it would be very cool to be able to ride the train to commute to York or Lancaster. Check out the proposed route.

Proposed map

Of course, it would probably be a whole lot cheaper to improve the bus service around here first. (Dreadful website design aside) as far as I’m aware, there are no bike racks on any of the busses, and the busses stop running around 7:00PM. This makes them pretty much useless to those of us taking night classes at Penn State Harrisburg.

I wonder how many drunks could be kept off the streets by having the busses make a 2:00AM run along 2nd street.

Goat Racing

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages:
As the summer of 2005 draws to a close, the time has come for us to witness greatest display of athletic competition know to man or beast.

The 27th annual Falmouth Goat Races are nearly upon us!
That’s right! Mark your calendars today!

  • Saturday, September 24th, 2005
  • Gerber Park (Formerly Governors Stable),Village of Falmouth

Using my mad google-fu skillz, I was able to discover an official flyer (in PDF format) for this year’s festivies.

Long-time fans of my blog will recall that I attended last year’s goat race to celebrate my first month as a non-smoker. I guess this year, it will be to celebrate my 13th month.

Elliptical Eclipse

It’s been over 97F every day this week, so Brandi and I joined a gym, so we can work out in air-conditioned luxury.

I got on one of the exericise bikes last night, and got bored pretty quickly. So, I decided to try out one of those elliptical machines today.

Holy crap. I was done after 5 minutes on level 1 (the easiest setting). I’m already getting sore.


I haven’t posted lately because I’ve been busy…


My internet access will be disconnected soon, and I’m not sure when I’ll be back online. Next week, hopefully.

Another Possible Commute

Brandi and I are looking at another apartment, this time, the commute is only 3.75 miles long and has only 21.9 feet of elevation change in it. I could do this commute with a singlespeed!.

Flat Commute


This one won’t be happening… no central air. That’s a dealbreaker.

Cringer gets a little sister

Always two there are, no more, no less: a master and an apprentice.

Cringer gets lonely when Brandi and I are at work all day, so we went to the animal shelter, and picked out a sister for him, so he’d have someone to play with.
She was a stray, too.


I thought she looked like an Ewok, so we named her Wista. For those of you who don’t know your Star Wars lore, Wista was the younger sister of Wicket, the famous Ewok from Return of the Jedi.

Happy New Year!

The Falmouth goat thing was lame, so we went to Mechanicsburg instead, where they dropped a wrench… 


Apparently, not eveyone thought the idea of dropping a goat was as cool as I did, because when we got to Falmouth, there was NOBODY THERE! I took a picture of the flagpole (I tried to get a picture of the goat, but the lighting was all wrong). So, we went to Mechanicsburg and watched the first ever wrench dropping.

If you missed the excitement, you can download an mpeg of the wrench drop. Be warned, it’s a 25MB file.

Nuclear Goat Droppings

Falmouth PA (right next to TMI) is going to drop a goat from a flagpole to celebrate the new year.You might recall Falmouth from my trip to the goat races this summer.


Falmouth: Lowering of the Goat: New and exciting activities planned! Cash Bingo! Professional Fireworks Display, Rockets by Myra,Music and Food. Activities will get underway about 9:30 PM on New Years Eve.

Under the watchful eye of Brian Putt, keeper of the goat, the tradition continues in Falmouth of lowering a goat on New Years Eve to ring in the New Year! Now in its 13th year of “ringing” in the New Year, this event has become a take-off of the internationally famous Falmouth Goat Race! The goat that is lowered (stuffed as it may be) was a gift from Falmouth Nova Scotia. The Falmouth in Nova Scotia is famous for its Teddy Bears. Hearing of our Goat activities they presented this goat to a group of Falmouth Citizens who visited their event. At the stroke of midnight, the lowering of the goat will commence. Falmouth, located off Route 441, South of Three Mile Island, has additional attractions for this year’s event.

Cash Bingo! The Falmouth Civic Association sponsors weekly Bingo! This ongoing event, starting time 9:30 P.M. Bring your dabbers! Rockets & Fireworks – Local Fireworks expert Jim Bair has afforded his fireworks display ability to this event. Food will be available from 9:30 to midnight. Special for the evening will be “Caprine Wine” a Goat elixir. Although the village is known internationally as the “goat racing” capitol, the added attractions on New Years Eve shows the spirit of this village. So come out and enjoy Family Fun in Falmouth! Bring the entire family.