Archive for April, 2006
Anyone see this one? Woman awarded 1.7M for being spanked at work.
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!
Catching up on some reading after my return…here's some stuff worth sharing.
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."
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.
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”.
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.
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?
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.