Mets 2011 Draftee Signings

The Mets have signed the following 2011 draftees according to an ESPN website:

2nd round pick Cory Mazzoni
8th round pick Daniel Muno
17th round pick Jonathan Clark
19th round pick Dustin Lawley
26th round pick Casey Hauptman
27th round pick Randy Fontanez
31st round pick Chad Zurcher
34th round pick Jacob Lugo
35th round pick Chasen Bradford
36th round pick Ryan Hutson
42nd round pick Gregory Pron
46th round pick Richard Ruff

All twelve were college baseball players.

Don’t go to the Deptford Inspection Station on a Monday afternoon

Last Monday afternoon I made the mistake of taking my car to the Deptford (NJ) Inspection Station for my car’s biannual inspection. I arrived at the inspection station at 2:45, later than I had hoped. As only about 25 cars were ahead of me, I figured that I’d be done in about an hour.

According to the state website, on weekdays the station’s hours were 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. However, for the first 25 minutes, none of the cars in front of me moved. It was as if all the station’s inspectors had gone on break. Once the line began moving, each time it moved, I’d advance several car lengths and then sit and wait another 15 minutes.

When I finally reached the front of the line, I noticed that only two of the four inspection lanes were open, which partially explained why it took so long for me to reach the front position. Another was that the station seemed understaffed. Did the station’s management not anticipate that so many cars would appear on a Monday afternoon?

At five minutes before five o’clock, an inspector placed a new sticker on my car. Unfortunately, it took more than two hours to get it.

From now on, I’ll get to the station early in the morning. When I’ve done that in the past, I’ve never had to wait more than an hour to get my car inspected.

A tai chi picture

That’s not an alien in the picture. It’s a person doing tai chi, an exercise that is alien to many. The picture was developed using DAZ Studio, a 3D modeling program whose cost (It’s free) can’t compare to the benefits it offers.

It’s not easy to learn to use, however, it’s not like trying to learn physics or philosophy. It requires patience and perseverance.

The reason he lacks hair is that the basic 3D model that I used to create the picture didn’t include hair. I could buy hair. But I’m in no hurry to. America makes too big a deal out of hair. It’s a billion dollar business. I have less hair than when I was younger; however, I’ve never worn a toupee, considered getting hair implants, or colored my hair. But many men have chosen to go those routes, including Donald Trump.

Does it really make a difference? Only to people who judge others by their hair, which, to me, is a hairy thing to do.