[M.A.P.L.E. IV-24] 17 hours


WHEREAS, Noah woke up at 05:22 on 24 May, 2015, wpid-wp-1432526996352.jpeg

WHEREAS, he headed to Dunkin’ Donuts on Howard/Western to meet with the Evanston Bike Club,

WHEREAS, they took a ride to Lake Shore Drive,

WHEREAS, 37.5 miles of bike riding for Bike The Drive followed,

WHEREAS, he walked around a bit for the festival,

WHEREAS, he rode 10 miles to get to League,

WHEREAS, he participated in League for five hours,

WHEREAS, he baiLed out due to the rain,

WHEREAS, he ate dinner with GRASP at Blind Faith Cafe,

WHEREAS, he played 200 minutes of bridge at Norris,

WHEREAS, he got home and cobbling together this quick post at 23:22,

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the subject, Noah Weiss, gets some shut-eye.


Today is the twenty-fourth day of the fourth round of M.A.P.L.E. That makes three weeks and three days.

Countdown to “D-Day” is 8 days.

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[M.A.P.L.E. IV-23] Not up to snuff

The last two posts have gotten my blog a lot of traffic, but I don’t expect much traffic the next two days. There are a couple reasons for this, one of them being that this is an exceedingly short post.

(I was preparing for tomorrow, which will be a loooooooong day. Check back tomorrow to see my schedule and a few bullet points from each one!)

The other reason: it’s Memorial Day weekend, when a lot of people go on mini-vacations!


היום תשעה וארבעים יום–שהם שבעה שבועות לעומר. חג שבועות שמח!

Today is the twenty-third day of the fourth round of M.A.P.L.E. That makes three weeks and two days.

Countdown to D-Day is 9 days.

[M.A.P.L.E. IV-22] Superfan Day

I have mentioned in three previous posts [note: each word links to a different post] about my Superfan status in sports and other pursuits. Well, yesterday I got to participate in a LOT of superfandom all in the same day… and the particular day (May 21) may encourage me to christen the day as Noah’s Superfan Day.  Or maybe the third Thursday in May! Let me explain.

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[M.A.P.L.E. IV-21] Test. Test. Test.

I’ll start with a real #Throwback Thursday memory, though I can’t reproduce it exactly, as you’ll read why shortly.

Dad pops an audio cassette into the boombox (or the ’89 Chevy’s tape player, or the Dodge Caravan’s tape player). This would have been at least 18-20 years ago.

The cassette’s playback starts with Dad’s voice, “Test. Test. Test.”

Then, this song plays:

But, I’d be BEST to QUEST for “TEST” for the REST of this NEST of words. MESSED up any?

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[M.M.X.I.V. IV-20] Chalkboard sidebar

This is mostly a “Wordless Wednesday” post, but also provides a hint to the idea of “D-Day…” in a way?



Today is the twentieth day of the fourth round of M.A.P.L.E. That makes two weeks and six days.

היום שישה וארבעים יום–שהם שישה שבועות וארבעה ימים לעומר

Countdown to “D-Day:” 12 days.