March 22, 2011

Let's Do Some News

First we must start out with the badass hero of Japan. Meet Hideaki Akaiwa the man who takes on tsunamis to save people. (if you have language filters at work, you may want to wait until you get home to try reading it).  A true hero indeed.


The headline pretty much covers it

Chavez says capitalism may have ended life on Mars

Alrighty then.

Well, this should cut down on all that extraneous sex... right? Pretty soon it will be considered too dangerous for any legal participation - just wait and see.

Heart Attack Risk: Does Having Sex Really Tax the Ol' Ticker?


Seems the Dept of Homeland Security is dumping the color coded threat levels.

Color-coded threat system to be replaced in April

(personally I think they'd do better to work on the name of the department rather than worrying about color codes, but that's just me)

Really though, it's being dumped because most people have no idea what the colors mean or what they should do if things change. They should have listened to Frank J back in 2003 and it would all be very clear.


No wonder there aren't enough iPad2s.

Moscow Catches iPad2 Smugglers

In their suitcases? Really? And this bit:

Officials declined to identify the young men and said they would face administrative violations for bringing in goods worth more than €1,500 without declaring them.

Sure they will.


And last of all, you may want to consider carefully when deciding to use the bathroom on an airplane...

Airlines pull oxygen from plane restrooms

Hmmm... maybe they are going to use the soon to be defunct threat level color codes on airplane bathroom doors.  I mean... aren't government types all interested in recycling?  It would be perfect.

That's it for tonight.  Tomorrow rapidly approaches (technically I guess it's already here since it's now after midnight).  Later taters.

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March 20, 2011

It's Good to Get Out Once In a While

Yesterday we headed to Boston to catch the college Hockey East final game.  It was so fun.  And it was great to get away even for a night. 

We were only a little disappointed because we did root for Merrimack College to beat the powerhouse Boston College, but the game was great even if BC won.  It's  fun to pull for the underdog in these situations.  This was the first time Merrimack had been to the final game and that made them definite underdogs.    

We stayed at the Hotel Marlowe right across the Charles River from the TD Garden.  It was walking distance at least for us (we like walking).  A chance to stretch the legs and move about.

Better yet it has a bar that turned out to be very nice indeed.  Not like other hotels where the bar is dead - there were people at this bar.  Not packed, but pleasantly populated - we like that. Since it was late, we wanted a snack so we ordered their flatbread - perfect choice it was delicious.  When it took a while for our order to get to the table, the waitress brought us a free drink! 

Even better still, this hotel allows dogs.  We met several really terrific dogs while trekking in and out.  Notably a Golden Retriever, a Rhodesian Ridgeback (such a beautiful laid back dog) and a Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever - just adorable. 

Hope everyone had a great weekend.

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March 16, 2011


Yes, my husband and I were married 32 years ago today.   It can't have been that long!  Wow where did the time go?

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March 04, 2011

When It's Cold I Shop

Or something like that. 

We are having a cold snap.  As in around 5-10 degrees at night.  I thought it was March, did I misread my calendar?  Oh yeah, I live up north and it will be winter for a couple more months.



I ran across a pretty neat item today. It's called the PadPivot.  Fits any type of tablet or ereader device.  So I donated via kickstart (which is through Amazon).   I think it's really cool... then again I'm a geek.  If you want to get one through kickstart instead of waiting until they hit stores, you have to do it before March 14th - hit the link. 


Yes I'll probably get the iPad2.  Why do you ask?


I also ordered a new camera bag.  Once it arrives I shall tell you if I like it or not.  I hope to love it.  We shall see.


I've been trying to diagram our firewalls at work. It makes my eyes cross. 

Just sayin'...


The problem with traveling is that there is no food here when I return home.  The thought of going out to buy food in the middle of the week gives me that feeling of "let me pull those covers right back over my head". 

I could certainly do it.  It's something about living way  out here in the boonies that just saps the will when it comes to getting in the car in the evening and driving all over hell's half acre. 


My son is having an issue with his computer. He emailed me a couple months ago. I asked a few questions and then the topic kinda fizzled.

He said nothing about this while I was in Chicago.  He tells me now that I'm back home again.  I wish I could have looked at it while I was there.  It's a real PITA to troubleshoot long distance. 

Oh well.


That's all I've got for tonight.  Eventually I will get my act together and start taking pictures again.  It will happen when I can take pictures without my fingers being endangered by frostbite.  At the moment frostbite is a distinct possibility - even in my house.  I may have to move south. 

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