[M.A.P.L.E. VII-24] May 22-23, 2010 #TBT

Saturday, May 22

  • Arose at 645h
  • Tea, blueberry cake, and grapefruit
  • Did the laundry. That’s a first on a Saturday, I think…
  • Made Chex Mix and did a bunch of dishes
  • Folded laundry and packed some stuff
  • Took a Speed Sleep in order to try and compensate for last night (and tonight!)
  • Caught the Purple Line on the wrong side of the track!
  • Journaled on the Red Line, catching up entirely at Sheridan
  • Listened to music while riding in the meantime
  • To Midway at 1220h, going to Carousel 5 to wait…

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Radio station names

When I was driving back to Kenosha from Eau Claire and the Twin Cities after the MAA conference, I was thinking about radio stations as I drove.

Every radio station in the USA has a call signal, which is usually 4 letters and usually starts with a K or a W, depending on the orientation from the Mississippi River. There are exceptions, but most “K” stations are west of the River, and most “W” stations are east of the River.

But… I’d like to talk about the colloquial nicknames of the stations!

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[O.C.T.O.B.E.R. VI-6] ClEarviEw

Interesting title, you probably guess. Well, there has been something that has bothered (or intrigued) me a little bit about some of the road signs that I see going to and from Chicago. I know that I wrote a blog post similar to this idea last year, but it bears repeating.
And it stems from my obsession with fonts!

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[M.A.P.L.E. VI-23] Circa fifty miles

Depending on where you are, a drive of around fifty miles can provide much different time frames.

Much of that can vary, depending on speed limits and traffic. This post, in some sense, reflects on why I am sometimes hesitant to drive to Milwaukee or Chicago for JUST an evening.

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