Monday, November 28, 2005
Traffic in CT

I'm fed up with no information on CT's traffic reports so I emailed all the CT "leaders" with the following:

Good morning. I visited the DOT's website on Thanksgiving due to the snowy weather. Upon visiting the site I was unable to gather any information at all for the Merritt Parkway. The 800 number listed on their site (800-443-6817) is reported as disconnected.

I contacted the DOT via their form and received the following reply to my email:

Name: Gary Ploski
Contact phone number: 203-910-9099
Contact E-mail address: traffic@garyploski.com

Comment: Traffic on 84 near Hartford and various parts of 95 are often noted but information for the Merritt is rarely, if ever, notated. Is there a better method or a method at all available at all to obtain information for traffic on this roadway? Thanks in advance.

This was submitted via the comment page


Thank you for visiting our site.

Your question is one that has been asked many times before and is one that we are trying to address.

The reason for the available information on 95 and 84 is due mostly to the traffic cameras we have. In other areas of the state such as the Merritt where there are no cameras we rely heavily on the State Police and other
local area government agencies to inform us of problems. We are working on ways to better communicate with these different agencies so that we can inform the motoring public.

Daniel J. Paradis
Office of Communications
Connecticut Department of Transportation
(860) 594-3060

What is being done to aide drivers? Is there a better number that can be used to obtain traffic status around the state? For example: NYC has the number 311 set aside for municipal information.

Something put in the hands of the people would lessen the daily chore of municipal employees in CT and provide more up to date information on the roads. It's just a thought, but hopefully it's something that will be considered.

Should there be any information available on this topic please advise me at your convenience and thank you for your time.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

I'm home and figured 'what the hey, i'll sign on to adium' Within 20 minutes we were chatting. I don't remember the last time I saw that screen name online. Joy. During the chat at 10:59 he said "off courese i will be there for you!" "no choice no choice!"

Things just keep getting better and better. With Matt and Viv on their way back from NYC I should get dressed or at least put on some clothing. Score!

Sunday, November 20, 2005
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Book Vs. Film

I couldn't put the book down. I read it everyday during my breaks at DSL.net. I loved it. It's my favorite of the series. The film... I wanted to drop into the bin and set ablaze.

Robert W. Butler from the KANSAS CITY STAR reviewed the film for me when he said "Visually exciting and dramatically flaccid, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire seems destined to separate the faithful from the phonies."

Save your money and go take out the book at the library. )sigh(

Thursday, November 17, 2005
Dress Rehearsal - The Soldier's Tale

Dress ran as expected. A few stops and a few fixes but all is on target. Next up is finalizing the lights because it's not an acting space. It's a musical performance space. Wee!

I'm home after a very, very long light run, change, run, etc. Sleep is on the mind and so are all the other things I need to do before the show tomorrow. Grumble grumble. Time? "Where we're going, we don't need time." Where's my flux capacitor?!

Sunday, November 13, 2005
Smoking = Bad... Duh!

I have hated the act of smoking for as long as I can remember. Why? The list goes on and on. Something people seem to ignore are the things unseen. Well, courtesy of the AP I present...

"A healthy human lung, left, and a smokers lung injected with a polymer preservative are on display during a press preview of 'Bodies...The Exhibition,' Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005 in New York. The exhibit which feature 22 whole body specimens, as well as more than 260 additional organs and body specimens opens at the South Street Seaport Nov. 19, 2005. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)"

Soldier's Tale - Muscial Rehearsal

Musical rehearsal. Take one. Actually, I think it's the only. That's the way tings go sometimes.

Saturday, November 12, 2005
365 Days Later

Today emma and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary.


Much more to come.

Friday, November 11, 2005
Parking in NY

I arrived at Leyla's apartment at 600. The prolem was I couldn't find parking. At 07:04:00 PM I posted the following audio post:

this is an audio post - click to play

After Leyla called and asked if I was okay she met met at the corner of 89th. We drove around for a bit until we saw the smallest spot I've ever seen. Happily my wee'lil car fit in. Here is the post I made from my cell after arriving at Leyla's.

1.5 hours and 3 inches to spare on 91st. Now i hope that someone leaves so pulling out won't take 5 minutes. Time to focus. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Breath.

Monday, November 07, 2005
More Info on the Soldier's Tale

A pic of the poster and booklet have made their way to me from Leyli (the director). My name, yes, is spelt incorrectly. This, of course, is not something new. Alas.

Should you, or your friend, or your friend's pizza maker are in the area 11/17 at 8 PM do stop by and take a peek. Hell... It's free!

Sunday, November 06, 2005
On Set - The Soldier's Tale

On set at the manhattan school of music. Actors... Waiting. Techs... Working. Sweet!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005
REM State

WHOA! Talk about a serious REM state. Last night at 8:30 PM I collapsed. This AM at 7ish I rolled off the bed and felt sane again. Hellooooooo REM. Hooosh!

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