August 2013

A Noneventful Weekend at Potomac Beach

by carbonboy on August 25, 2013

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Just before heading back to Blacksburg, I took out the trash, and this it what I saw! I read somewhere about super-commuters – idiots that fly, train or drive insanely long distances to get from home to their dream jobs. Idiots all in spite of their lame justifications (perhaps it works if you are a millionaire). […]


An Afternoon at Blacksburg Farmers Market

by carbonboy on August 18, 2013

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Sometimes it’s great to have a weekend with nothing planned and all the “stuff” that we feel compelled to do can wait until Monday. Better still – have such a weekend and not feel any guilt about it. So it was this weekend. I woke up thinking “thank god it’s Saturday.” I brewed up a […]


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Buildings here in Appalachia never seem to disappear I discovered something this weekend – I am not really living in the Blue Ridge Mountain Area. I drive through it when returning home to Piney Point. I look forward to the day when I can drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, at least for a portion of […]


Steppin’ Out – a Redneck Disappointment

by carbonboy on August 4, 2013

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This girl was hot with her mini-hula-hoop – just look at the guy drooling over her! Steppin’ Out is the last big summer event for the locals before the hoards of students return in three weeks. For me it was a disappointment. Too much redneck music, too many gun nuts and no beer! I am […]