More of the Whitney Avalon Show!

Had a rough day yesterday.  Everything that could go wrong … did go wrong.  I need something to make me smile.

Wait.  YouTube message.  My friend, actress / singer / comedienne Whitney Avalon has made another YouTube video?

Damn I gotta check it out.

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So can I get excited about the new Albany Patroons team?

Like most Capital Region basketball fans, I grew up with the Albany Patroons.  Two CBA championships, five regular season league titles, more htan two dozen players and coaches who have graduated from the gold and kelly green at the Armory (and sometimes at the old Knickerbocker Arena) to the NBA.

And when I heard news that the Patroons would return to the Washington Avenue Armory as one of the inaugural teams of the new North American Premier Basketball League, I was thrilled.

This should be lots of fun.

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Franklin Session’s last-second dagger

Let me start off by saying that I work with the National Basketball League of Canada as their director of statistics and player clearances.  Essentially that’s the nuts and bolts of what a sports league does.  A player needs statistics, it’s like his personal resume of skill.

For Franklin Session, this resume has a nice little highlight to it, courtesy of yesterday afternoon.

Watch and see.

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Kitchen sink broken. Chuck must fix.

Sometimes you call your landlord when things break in your apartment.

And sometimes … you attempt to fix things yourself.

Such was the case yesterday, when one of the tap handles on my kitchen sink broke.  It just fell apart, right in my hand.

That’s not good.

So here’s what happened.

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7 and 7 on Saturday, December 2, 2017

The holidays are on their way.  This usually happens around this time of year, I suppose …

But you know what also happens around this time?  A recap of seven different blogs from my old blogging portal, and seven blog posts from my current blogroll.  It’s my Saturday tradition.  So let’s share.

This week’s blog goodness from the Times Union include:

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Playing chess with the Red Check: or, why Verizon’s insurance plan covers … nothing

I’ve had my BlackBerry PRIV for almost two years now, and it’s a fantastic smartphone.  Probably the smartest smartphone out there.

And last Wednesday, the dummy who owned it dropped it off the edge of a table.  Chuck is a dummy.

Yep.  Crack in the screen.  Nasty one.

But not as nasty as what I had to go through with Verizon’s phone insurance company, Asurion.

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Week 5 of the Trivia Unification Tournament

I gotta hurry.   I’m running late.  And the trivia host, Damon, starts a 7:00 p.m. game at 7:00 p.m. on the nose.

Pulled into Rivers Casino’s parking garage.  Quickly handed off my coat to Betsy the coat check lady, and got to Van Slyck Bar inside the casino – and made the game with two minutes to spare.

I’ll explain why I was running late in another blog post.  But for now… let’s recap.

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