Archive for January, 2009

Entry for January 31, 2009

January 31, 2009

The ice storm wasn’t as bad in this part of the state as it was further west. Bonnie lost power for several days, but will be back in her warm house this morning. My antennas are all coated with ice, but none of them have been damaged as was the case in 2003.

Rick Nash had a hat trick as Columbus beat Detroit 3-2 in overtime Tuesday night. Last night Steve Mason recorded his seventh shutout of his rookie season as the Blue Jackets beat the Senators 1-0.

The Ohio State men completed a season sweep of Michigan. Today they play at last-place Indiana. The UK men lost their first conference game of the year at Ole Miss 85-80. The Cats host South Carolina today.

The Ohio State women won at Michigan. Jantel Lavender was high scorer again with 17 points. The UK women lost at Florida.

Entry for January 27, 2009

January 27, 2009

We’ve got significant ice and snow this morning, and it isn’t over yet.

Hockey resumes tonight as the Blue Jackets host Detroit.

The Kentucky women lost at home again, and are now below .500 in the conference.

I got to see the Ohio State women on TV Sunday as they won at Purdue. It was the first time I had seen Freshman point guard Samantha Prahalis from Commack, New York. Sophomore Jantel Lavender had 21 points. The win, in combination with Indiana’s loss to previously winless Illinois put OSU back in first place in the Big Ten.

Entry for January 24, 2009 part 2

January 24, 2009

We’ve had some nice short skip today on the ham bands, caused by small intensely ionized areas of the E-layer of the ionosphere. The phenomenon is called Sporadic-E. I worked Ohio and Indiana on 30-meters using PSK-31, and worked New York on 12-meter single-sideband. There have been reports of good propagation all the way up to the six-meter band.

I didn’t know if the Ohio State men would win on the road in the Big Ten this year or not. They picked up a win in Ann Arbor last Saturday to prove me wrong. But the Bucks lost by 18 in Champaign-Urbana in a game in which they were way behind most of the way. OSU hosts Michigan State tomorrow.

The Kentucky men continue undefeated in the SEC with wins over Georgia and the Alabama schools since I last posted.

The Ohio State women lost a heartbreaker at home to Minnesota, so are now a half-game behind Indiana in the conference.

The Kentucky women also lost at home to Mississippi State to go 2-2 in the SEC.

Entry for January 24, 2009

January 24, 2009

I now have a total of over 4000 pictures on Flickr . These are essentially all the digital images I have ever taken since I got my first digital camera.

I hope someday to start digitizing the many thousands of film images I have taken over the years.

With Rick Nash injured, Columbus could only manage one goal in a home loss to New Jersey last week. Then the Jackets headed to western Canada for a 3-game road trip. They managed three points over that stretch, which isn’t too bad. Steve Mason canceled his appearance in the Young Stars game so he could go home to Ontario and rest. After the all-star break, Columbus has 10 of its next 13 games at home.

New Kentucky Record

January 14, 2009

Jodie Meeks scored 54 points last night as Kentucky won in Knoxville 90-72. The previous Kentucky single-game record was 53 points by Dan Issel in 1970.

Ohio State handled Indiana in Columbus fairly easily. Also in the capital city, the Blue Jackets beat Colorado 4-3 to move up to eighth place in the Western Conference. Five of the seven goals were scored in the third period.

We won’t be immune from the cold snap that is hitting much of the country. We should be down around zero either tonight or tomorrow night or both.

Entry for January 12, 2009

January 12, 2009

I haven’t seen the Ohio State women’s team yet, but they have sprinted out to a 4-0 record in the Big Ten. The only games lost this season have been to North Carolina and Auburn, both Top 20 teams.

The Kentucky women visited Knoxville last week and didn’t lose by much. Yesterday, the Cats recorded their first conference win by 9 points over Arkansas.

The Kentucky men were tied with Louisville in the last minute, but Edgar Sosa hit a long shot with 2 seconds left for the win. The Cats beat Vanderbilt 70-60 on Saturday to win their SEC opener.

The Ohio State men dropped both their road games at Minnesota and Michigan State. A home game tomorrow with Indiana will give them a chance to even their conference record. But, the Bucks seem destined for a finish in the bottom half of the Big Ten if things don’t change quickly.

Entertaining game on TV last night as Wake Forest beat North Carolina. The Heels don’t seem to be firing on all cylinders, but Jeff Teague is an awesome guard for the Deacons and could care them a long way.

The Kids Are Alright

January 12, 2009

Columbus Dispatch hockey writer Aaron Portzline and others found that the old song The Kids Are Alright by The Who came to mind after the Blue Jackets’ win Saturday night over Minnesota. Rookie Nikita Filatov recorded a hat trick in his sixth NHL game. Rookie net minder Steve Mason is leading the league in several goaltending statistics. With a number of veterans hurt, the rookies have been running the show lately.

The Jackets collected 8 standings points on a brutal 6-game road trip. The last game of the trip was a 3-0 shutout of Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. It was Mason’s sixth shutout of the season.

With so many injuries, a lot of us expected a real disaster over the last couple games. But just the opposite happened. Columbus continues to be in the playoff race, but must keep up their current momentum. Tomorrow night Colorado visits Nationwide Arena.

Entry for January 01, 2009

January 1, 2009

The Blue Jackets have once again lifted our spirits as they’ve recorded three shutouts in a row. Last night’s victim was Anaheim. Two of six road games in-a-row are now done.

More pictures uploaded today:

In the “Lighthouses” collection:

Hunting Island
Morris Island
Charleston (Sullivan’s Island)
Oak Island
Cape Lookout
Bodie Island
Cape Hatteras
Okracoke
Currituck Beach
Portsmouth Lightship
Old Point Comfort
Cape Henry Lighthouses
Fenwick Island
Reedy Island Rear Range
Marcus Hook Rear Range

In the “Cars” collection:

Roush Racing
Hendrick Motorsports
Joe Gibbs Racing
Dale Earnhardt Inc.
North Carolina Racing Hall Of Fame
Penske Racing
Evernham Motorsports
Richard Childress Racing