Living your best life after an MLB career

Posted on 02/19/2023 in misc

I'm starting a new job tomorrow, so this week was a vacation week between jobs, which we spent in Atlanta visiting family and friends.

I did learn that if you need to make a all-day drive, Super Bowl Sunday is a good day to do it. I-85 between Richmond VA and Atlanta was as empty as I've ever seen it. Even driving in a downpour almost all day we made good time as there was no traffic to cause a delay in the bad weather.

The story of those "love tester" machines you used to see in arcades or bars is interesting. They started as legitimate attempts to quantify love or sexual attraction, and were taken advantage of by scam artists for a quick buck. Some things never change in this country.

And I loved this story of John Jaso, a MLB player who retired about 5 years ago at age 32, even though he almost certainly would have received a 2 or 3 year contract worth at least another $10 million had he continued to play. This check-in 5 years later finds him living his best life traveling the world and sailing the Caribbean, with no regrets at all about quitting after earning "only" $17 million.

NPR's Tiny Desk Concert featured the Indigo Girls this week.

Finally, this weekend is The Great Backyard Bird Count. I did a count for our bird feeder this morning, and saw my first American Robin since the fall at the feeder. Also, the goldfinches are starting to get their yellow coloring back. Spring is coming!

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