Archive for April, 2006

Random Stuff again

Anyone see this one?  Woman awarded 1.7M for being spanked at work.

And for something more outrageous, read about the blogger being sued in
Maine for criticizing the state’s tourism promo that had a toll free sex number listed.  Scoble has a bunch of links
here.

And yes, Alice Cooper belongs in the Rock and Roll HOF!

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April 29, 2006 at 10:46 am 1 comment

New Mexico Trip

Debie and I returned from our vacation Wednesday.  We went to New Mexico. We didn’t really have an agenda, which was nice, so there wasn’t a set schedule each day.  We visited a lake one day, just drove the desert another, and did a balloon ride one morning. All in all, we had a great time. 

Pictures are here:  We drove around and waited for the sunset one evening.  These pictures won’t win awards, but the better ones are posted.  One picture might just be the title for a new section on the blog – maybe for pictures?  Can you guess what the title of it might be? Then the balloon ride, oh yeah!  That was a rush!

April 28, 2006 at 6:51 pm 1 comment

Random Stuff

Catching up on some reading after my return…here's some stuff worth sharing.

Kid’s know how to network.  I started with a link on Seth Godin’s blog, then ended up here. This is a pretty amazing program/movement.  I’m impressed.

Something cool in the world of digital photography.  Wow!  I like the sound of this. I hope it gets to market and is affordable. 

Does Mark Cuban have a valid point? Have shareholders become corporate ho's?  He ends his blog entry with this:

"Its time for all shareholders to realize they have a responsibility as owners of stock. That if you dont fulfill that obligation, you are nothing more than a corporate Ho and your share of stock is nothing more than a baseball card, worth what the next Ho will pay for it.

Dont be a Ho."

This looks like fun.  A sentence.  Since I didn’t discover this, feel free to post on the originating blog.

Should Dan Rather blog?  I like the idea.  Why not get some journalists in the blogosphere? Maybe they can tell other journalists that it isn’t so bad, eh?

From Jeff Jarvis:  “Are the days of
America’s leadership in media over? You tell
me.” Read his post
here.

April 28, 2006 at 5:27 pm Leave a comment

Fun without technology

From Sante Fe, New Mexico:  Debie and I enjoyed a meal in a restaurant here tonight. We were really amused and entertained as locals gathered around the bar and played Trivial Pursuit.  Not with the popular electronic consoles that travel from table to table in sports bars today, but with good old cards and using their voices. Conversations ensued, people introduced themselves to one another, and fun was had by all.  We enjoyed watching them play and even discussed if we’d ever see this in our home town.  We concluded it wasn’t likely, as people would think it was a step back to the “dark ages”. 

April 24, 2006 at 12:52 am Leave a comment

Me first

My wife and and I were discussing the aspects of the "me first" mentality this morning. It is very apparent as you watch people drive, or interact in the stores, and sometimes even on the job.  We visiting a new city this weekend, so we were a little more observant and easy-going than we normally were…and our eyes were opened. Our parents taught us to help out. You know – the little things:  hold a door open, tell the deli guy the patron at the end of the counter was there first, let someone go first at the stop sign after you both arrive at the same time.  All things, that in the end, make your day and the other person's day more tolerable.  The movie "Pay it forward" touched on this principle in a grand way, but we could make life so much bearable if we did the little things daily.

April 23, 2006 at 6:07 pm Leave a comment

Are we too technology dependent?

Business Week’s Working parent’s blog nailed this one.  In this article, Anne Tergesen laments the fact that her husband and some friends were still tied to their jobs while enjoying(?) Disney World and spring training in Florida.  Do our jobs really need us that bad that we can’t have some real time off without the Black Berry, the laptop, etc?

April 20, 2006 at 11:10 pm 2 comments

Hello new world!

This is my new blog world.  My old world at Yahoo didn’t allow people to post comments unless they joined the community (Yahoo 360) and go through a drawn out process.  I wanted to be somewhere that made it easier for people to comment.  

I’ll update the theme and add more later.  Until then, enjoy!  I’m looking forward to what the rest of the blogging world has to offer.

April 20, 2006 at 11:05 pm 2 comments


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