I rode on along the edge of the ANG base, with all it's security area warnings, past the general aviation buildings, and had gotten to the Air Museum when I heard a jet take off behind me. By the time I turned around, it was long gone, spoiling my one opportunity at plane spotting.
When I got home, I hauled out the mower for the first dandelion lopping of the season. Started right up, imagine that. The lawn now looks good. The flowers are going by. The Bradford pears are now mostly green, the daffodils are on their last legs, and the tulips never did show up. The rhododendrons are losing their flowers, too. I am cheered that the ones I planted last year all survived, and bloomed well. Even my new forsythias bloomed spottily once they shook off their dormancy. Almost instant gratification.
Considering all the exertion, I felt pretty good today, but it was even more blustery, so I holed up in the house to do laundry, and fool around on the computer.
I was going to write something about how well the Dodgers have been pitching since the first week, but then the bullpen finished up April by blowing a five run lead to the worst hitting team in baseball (the Padres) in the bottom of the ninth today. Very depressing. To top it off, the post game discussion at DT got derailed when some troll with a bone to pick with one of the regulars decided to take it out on him by spamming the blog with profanity. It went on for over a hundred comments, most of which were simply him repeating the line "F*** you, [insert name here]!" over and over again. It got to be almost hypnotic after a while.