I fought it for ages, but I must admit now to being 110% in love with blue 6GB iPod Mini. If I could marry it, I would. Though the librbary in my iTunes is now 25 gigs, and 6100+ songs, I just don’t see the need to go for one of the bigger models and… read more


August 21 2005

Japanese Nights

As lots of you know, I have been to Japan three times. Everytime has been in August, and the last two times I have stayed at the same hotel. (I just prefer not to say where that is since I plan to stay there again.) You would think being in a city such as Tokyo,… read more

Something I have pondered for ages, and I know many other people have also, is why our legal drinking age is 21. The Amaerican Medical Association has a history of the Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA) on this page. According to this story, the MLDA was made 21 at the end of prohibition in 1933.… read more

(let me just say upfront, I make NO money from this, this is just a testimonial of my love to this service!) I have professed my undying love of Skype before, but they just keep getting me all excited over and over again. The latest addition is SkypeIn, an honest-to-goodness phone number that will ring… read more

Normally I stay away from hot-button political issues, but one I have been thinking about more and more is school unifroms. I never thought I would say it, but I am beginning to see the usefulness of the concept. There are no statistical studies that show conclusively that school uniforms improve performance, decrease discipline problems… read more

Movies Music Work

August 17 2005

Zanesville, OH

Been on the road all day, still not feeling well, but work is work and when you have to do it, you do it. Anyway, random thoughts from the day: – Gas is truly insane. First gas stop with the two cars was $119.00 – Napolean Dynamite was the only DVD I got to watch… read more

The trailers are packed, the clothes are ready to go, all that is left is the last minute, nit-picky stuff. The funniest thing to me? The number of ways things I am throwing in the car to entertain us all! Portable DVD player, iPod (loaded with employee requested 80’s and “Hair Band” songs). I have… read more

According to this story over at Engadget, Google is looking to start a nation wide, ad supported Wifi service. While this is a fascinating, and exciting, idea, I just can’t see how it would ever be a reality. A)Wifi equipment doesn’t have that large of a range. You would have to have such a massive… read more


August 14 2005

Big Brother 6, Episode 15

Head of Household went for 13 hours and 53 minutes (though the show said 14 hours). For those who don’t remember what it was, you had to stand in a little glass house holding down a button. Last one to go out would win. Let me just say right off the top, I am sick… read more


Time for another round of Survivor folks. This time it’s “Survivor: Guatemala – The Mayan Empire“…yes…that is the official, longer than my arm, title. Anyway, time to start picking on them before we even see them. Amy – 39 year old police sergeant in Revere, Mass…*sniff sniff* smells like our resident bossy person that will… read more


August 12 2005

Big Brother 6, Episode 14

Another week, another Hamster gone. (Oh yeah, and more Chen-Bot pain) After the usual mis-direct where we were led to believe Ivette was going, it of course turned out to be a 6-to-1 vote out of Sarah. Adios Sarah, I won’t miss you. The big news being that America’s Choice was announced, and with 82%… read more


It seems that two of the jurors in the Michael Jackson trial just can’t let go of their 15 minutes of fame. According to this Reuters article, the two jurors are saying they were intimidated by the other members of the jury to vote for “not-guilty”. They are claiming that they always thought Jackson was… read more