With the help of a computer expert my mother has worked with for several years, my laptop has been cleaned up and rid of the viruses and spyware plaguing it for the last few months. He put in some new and updated safety programs, which I definitely plan to use carefully so that I don’t have to go through this again for a long while!
Gotta finish up the book that I’ve spent too long reading in small pieces sooner rather than later. Dad told me he bought the new Joe Torre book that’s been all the buzz around New York, and says it was flying off the stands in Penn Station. Probably true all over the city, and who knows how high it will climb on the NYT Best Seller list? Once he reads, I will have the chance to do so and then I’ll tell you what I think. I can say this, I don’t have any beef with A-Rod; he’s a great player and as a Yankees fan, I know he will be important to any success the team achieves in the next few years. Hopefully, Jeter’s right that the team’s behind him. Distractions are the last thing they need in a city where baseball is 24/7/365.
As I write this, Wake Forest and Duke both lose by 20+ points tonight in the ACC. That’s not all down to having an off-night or being on the road. Just like in college football, there is now parity in men’s hoops like never before. Come hard every game or go home.
And the meteorologists on TV say a multi-day warm-up for NY after Friday. Finally. It’s been way too cold lately and the light snows make it worse. I hate blizzards and can obviously handle low temperatures (thanks again Colgate!), but as I’ve said before, it’s really not supposed to snow 1-3 inches every few days around here!
Yes I like the idea of restrictions on executive pay (and presumably for lower-level employees) under TARP. I don’t love the idea of heavy government intervention in companies (political interests and what’s best for the company’s development may be very different), and I normally oppose salary caps in sports (that’s for another day), but if you are going to accept taxpayer dollars, shouldn’t you expect to be watched closely? Don’t start with me about the idea of people quitting over this. As Rick Beyer notes, what companies are out there that will pay them comparable money these days? The ones who are doing well probably don’t see a need to make many changes in the boardroom… Politico’s Arena debated this (among other issues) today.
Some less random thoughts tomorrow.