Sunday, August 31, 2008

MDA telethon is still going? Wow. I still remember the phone number from when I was growing up in Phoenix. "Call now, two-six-four-fourteen-forty-four"
Took Bailey to the pool this afternoon, but my back hurts so bad I can hardly stand up. Wish I was back in the pool.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

What are you favorite free online multiplayer games?
Trying to three get committee members for my comprehensive exam. I have two (I think). Problem is, no other instructors I had are eligible.
Another day at work. :(

Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain for the win

So "McCain chooses Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for V.P. "

I love everything about this pick. Palin has bona fide conservative credentials. She's smart, pretty (something McCain is sorely lacking), and threatens to take some dissatisfied Hillary supporter votes away from the Democrats.

On top of it all, McCain stole Obama's thunder after last night's DNC acceptance speech. This should be a day where all the news sites are talking about Obama. But looking at those sites today, you wouldn't even know Obama gave his most important speech of the campaign last night. Oba-who?

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Blog Post: McCain for the win
Blog Post: McCain for the win
I love the Palin pick. Another reason McCain will in November.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Darn, I didn't win the lottery last night. That may be because I didn't buy a ticket. There has to be a way of getting around that.
Political ad generator: (Candidate name) has always supported (pet issue). Vote for (candidate). He/she supports your values.
Political add generator: "(Candidate name) voted against (pet issue). Call (candidate) and tell (him/her) to stop hurting our children.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Just put a message on the scroll board asking employees to clock out before raging against any machines.
I just heard that there is a machine somewhere in Denver that is not being raged against. Can we get someone on that?
The news is saying that the anarchists and communist supporters are marching on Denver.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Recreate68? Since when is "progress" is going backwards 40 years?
Does anyone understand Evernote? I just don't get it.
How many is too many social networks?

Monday, August 25, 2008

Stick a fork in me. I'm done with the paper. Think I'll watch some preseason football with Bailey.
I am (this close) to finishing this paper. My brain is fried so I'm off to bed. A couple hours or so tomorrow and I should be done.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

At the library, again. Only 2 more days...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Took my daughter swimming this morning. She got over her fear of the pool. What a trooper.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Guess where I am? If you said, at the library working on that stupid paper, you deserve a prize. Go buy yourself an ice cream cone.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I just want to be done with this paper.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Some parents don't get it

And neither does some news writers. A 16-year-old girl was driving and lost control of her vehicle. Her injuries were fatal.

Yesterday's headline:
Girl in Fatal Wreck Sent Text Message Moments Before Crash

At first glance, it seems this is sad case of not watching the road. The girls mother even she hopes the accident will make other people think before texting and driving. Yes, a common sense lesson for all of us. But wait, if you read the story, there was an even bigger law violation here.

"Authorities say [the girl] had been driving drunk and was speeding."

That's what you call burying the lead. Instead, we get a morality lesson on the dangers of texting and driving. Admittedly, not too smart. But don't you think the bigger cause of her death was the her drinking drunk and speeding?

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Blog Post: Some parents don't get it
Blog Post: Some parents don't get it
This is why I hate research. Hours of nothing, then BAM, an avalanche of results.
Another day at the library. Anyone want to write a 20-page paper for me?

Sunday, August 17, 2008

At the library, working on my grad school project.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Last week I posted about the annoying comparison of a football contract to a marriage. The AP continued that yesterday:
Favre retired in March, but then decided he still wanted to play. After a messy divorce with Green Bay, the Packers traded him to New York, where he's going through his 18th training camp.

Our media culture can't tell the difference between a sports contract and a marriage. No wonder the institution of marriage is in trouble. I think this comes from an emerging idea that marriage is nothing more than a civil contract to be dissolved when at least one party finds the continuation of the contract to be inconvenient.

So the question, is our society's outlook of marriage to low, or our view of sports too high?

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Blog Post: Football=Marriage?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Global warming alert: Up to a foot of snow expected in the Colorado mountains tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I like using a fake email to reply to phishers. I ignore their requests for personal info and see how many times I can get them to reply.
Sad news from the Ren Fair: Snot, of Puke and Snot fame, died yesterday.
Got a hair cut today. Needing less cut each time...
Finally! I'm done with transcribing. Woohoo!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Why NBC's Olympics coverage sucks: NBC thinks I'm interested in competitions not featuring U.S. athletes.
"They do love their badminton in China." The question here is, Why?

Saturday, August 09, 2008

I'm amazed at how NBC screws up Olympics coverage.
My weekend begins, finally. More transcribing tomorrow.
Equestrian: How is riding a horse that trots in circles a sport?
Sigh. Time to get ready for work.

Friday, August 08, 2008

This storm reminds me of Guam. Two seasons there: rainy season and not-quite-as-rainy-as-it-is-during-the-rainy-season season
Now it's raining hard...and dark. - Gutter, like a firehose - Raining...hard
Blog post: It’s OK as long as you don’t love her…
How many cheerleaders does it take to break an elevator? You don't need to be smart to be cheerleader.
Twitter hit the mainstream. Fortune magazine ran a feature on it in the current issue.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Football isn't like marriage

This summer's sports soap opera has finally ended with the Green Bay Packers trading their un-retiring and future hall of fame quarterback Brett Favre to the New York Jets.

Packers president Mark Murphy said, "It's like a marriage that ends. It happens. Neither party is at fault."

Now I'm a guy who views Superbowl Sunday as a holiday (albeit a secular one - like Labor Day). But even I do not confuse a business negotiation with a marriage.

Uh, Mr. Murphy? Football is not like marriage. Divorce is never no one's fault. In marriage, two people take vows. These vows normally involve a lifetime commitment, unlike a football contract. Marriages the end in divorce are because one or both spouses don't live up to those vows.

Marriage is in trouble when so casually dismiss one of the greatest tragedies in society.

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Blog Post: Football isn't like marriage
Blog Post: Football isn't like marriage

Do you remember?

Someday I'll be able to tell my grandchildren that I remember where I was when I learned that Brett Favre got traded to the New York Jets... (continue reading &aquo;)
Blog Post: Do you remember?
Blog Post: Do you remember?