February 4th, hung out with the twins ice skating. Fun night at the Oaks Skate Center. Always love hanging with the boys.
June is LBI time. Biking on the beach is a blast. Getting up with the sun and putting in the work before the family gets up is like a vacation in itself. I look forward to this trip each year.
This year I really got back into vinyl. My collection has grown and every once in a while, you just need to listen to vintage Hooters music.
October is Homecoming month at Salisbury University. I have worked this event for the alumni association for years. Also for years, I work the table along side Michelle. She does a great job and has been a pleasure to know over the years.
|Decemember 1st I went to L.A. for a day. Red carpeted premiere for Jonna's film, then a Lee gig at night. Met a lot of Jonna's family this night and a few celebs. A fun time indeed.||In December I hot 4000 miles biked on the year. A crazy accomplishment but one I am very proud of. It was a lot of hard work.|
||..Philadelphia Phillies (MBL)||66 - 96||
Place NL East
||..Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)||39 - 33 - 10||6th
Place Metroppolitsn Division
||..Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)||13 - 3 - 0||1st Place NFC East
Super Bowl Champions
||..Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)||28 - 54||Last
Place, Atlantic Division
||..Salisbury University (my college)||..||
National Champions -
What Happened This Year?
05 - The United States took home the gold at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships upsetting host country Canada in a shootout in the final round.
09 - The Clemson Tigers beat the undefeated Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship.
20 Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Trump, a Republican New York City businessman, becomes the first person that is not a political office holder or a military general to be elected President of the United States.
21 Millions of people worldwide join the
Women's March in response to the inauguration of Donald Trump as President
of the United States. 420 marches were reported in the U.S. and 168 in
other countries, becoming the largest single-day protest in American history
and the largest worldwide protest in recent history.
05 - History was made several times over when the New England Patriots erased a 25-point deficit to win Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons. It was the first time the Super Bowl ever went into overtime.
11 North Korea prompts international condemnation by test firing a ballistic missile across the Sea of Japan.
27 - "Moonlight" not, as it turned
out, "La La Land" won best picture at the Academy Awards
in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner
swapped for another while the "La La Land" producers were in
mid-speech. It was a shocking upset considering that "La La Land"
came in with 14 nominations, a record that tied it with "Titanic"
and "All About Eve."
10 The UN warns that the world is facing
the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II, with up to 20 million
people at risk of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan
22 - The United States won the fourth annual World
03 - the North Carolina Tar Heels won the university's sixth NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
06 In response to a suspected chemical weapons
attack on a rebel-held town, the U.S. military launches 59 Tomahawk cruise
missiles at an air base in Syria. Russia describes the strikes as an "aggression",
adding they significantly damage U.S.Russia ties.
17 - Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the
Boston Marathon as a numbered entry in 1967, ran the race again with the
12 Computers around the world are hit by
a large-scale ransomware cyberattack, which goes on to affect at least
01 Amidst widespread criticism, the U.S. announces its decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement in due time.
01 - Chris Cornell, the lead singer in Soundgarden
and one of the key voices in the dominant Seattle music scene of the '90s,
was found dead while on tour in Detroit. Chris Cornell's widow says she
still doesn't know what caused him to hang himself.
05 - In a commercial for Pepsi, Kendall Jenner
leaves a fashion photo shoot to join a protest march. Pepsi is served
at the march, and Jenner hands a can to a police officer. when the officer
sips, the crowd cheers.
11 - the Pittsburgh Penguins won their second-straight Stanley Cup Championship by defeating the Nashville Predators in six games.
12 - the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland
Cavaliers in the teams' third-straight NBA Finals matchup.
04 Russia and China urge North Korea to
halt its missile and nuclear programs after it successfully tested its
first intercontinental ballistic missile.
16 - Fourteenth seed Garbine Muguruza upset Venus
Williams to win Wimbledon becoming the first ever player to defeat both
Williams sisters in finals.
05 - The UN Security Council unanimously approves
fresh sanctions on North Korean trade and investment.
01 Russian President Vladimir Putin expels
755 diplomats in response to United States sanctions.
14 - Four years after Taylor Swift tried to handle
her groping allegation against a radio station DJ quietly, the pop superstar
got a very public victory in August with a jury's verdict that she hoped
would inspire other women. Jurors in U.S. District Court in Denver deliberated
fewer than four hours to find that ex-radio host David Mueller assaulted
and battered Swift during a pre-concert meet-and-greet in June 2013.
01 Fifty-eight people are killed and 851
injured when Stephen Paddock opens fire on a crowd in Las Vegas, surpassing
the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting as the deadliest mass shooting perpetrated
by a lone gunman in U.S. history.
01 - The Houston Astros celebrate after Game 7
of baseballs World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Astros
won 5-1 to win the series 4-3.02 A
new species of orangutan is identified in Indonesia, becoming the third
known species of orangutan as well as the first great ape to be described
for almost a century.
20 Nature publishes an article recognising
the high-velocity asteroid ?Oumuamua as originating from outside the Solar
System, i.e. the first known interstellar object.
05 Russia is banned from the 2018 Winter
Olympics in Pyeongchang by the International Olympic Committee, following
an investigation into state-sponsored doping.