Friday, May 10, 2013

"Dog 'Dancing' To Eminem 'Shake That'"

That dog has more rhythm than I do.

Four for Fridays

Hello everyone! Welcome back to Four for Fridays! It has been a busy week, working. At times it seemed to have flown by. Anyways, some questions for you...

1) How old is the oldest person you know?

2) What do you like better, ice cream or frozen yogurt?

3) Are you more of a talker or a listener?

4) What class taken in school has proven to be least useful?

Enjoy your weekend!

Open Blog - Friday

I'll pass it on.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


SER sent me a link to this. What a strange little film.

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my friendly friends!  How are you?  We finally had some decent weather, but the wind from the north cut like a knife.  Lately, I seem to underestimate how cool it is outside.  Teenagers wearing shorts don’t help matters any.  They will wear them even in the winter.  So I put on something light and then I have to return to retrieve a warmer jacket.  A day or two of some sun does not a summer make.

It seems that things are also heating up in City Hall.  Another round of ethics complaints against Mr. Mayor Dickert has been filed.  Mr. Alderman Kaplan is the subject of a current recall campaign.  The ethics of the Ethics Board are in dispute.  It appears that the city is engaging in systematic racism regarding minority owned bars.  Maybe they think if they shut down all of the black and brown places, “those people” will disappear.  This is what we know from the surface of Racine.  What’s happening below the surface, behind the scenes, is where the big decisions are made.  It’s tragic for the citizens of Racine that the city is run by stinkers.

On Friday, May 10, the Racine Astronomical Society hosts an Open House, 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM, at the Modine-Benstead Observatory, 112 63rd Drive, Yorkville.
“Think outside the cage! Celebrate Racine Bird Day, (on Saturday, May 11, 2013), from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at River Bend as we appreciate the native wild birds flying outside our windows.”

Of course, Sunday, May 12, 2013 is the most important day of the year: Mother’s Day.  Take extra good care of your mother on that day. Get her flowers or candy, or a new Jaguar.  Try carrying her around for nine months and see how you like it.  You should lavish love and praise and money on your mom every day, but even more so on Mother’s Day.  Do you understand that, Junior?  Get the message, Señor Zanza? 

Thank you one and all for stopping by to read my blog this week.  I enjoy your comments so much.  You can say what you want because we are family. 

Things your mother never told you:

“They” are predicting high temperatures in the low 60’s to 50’s, with rain towards the end of the week.  Well, it’s better than snow, or is it?  I hope you all have a wonderful week.  

Open Blog - Wednesday

Say cheese!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

"Christine Wu: Jenna's Song featuring Mercedes-Benz"

We received the following email today:
"Subject: Toxicity Video

"Thank you very much for mentioning Christine Wu in your blog posting related to the Toxicity cover song.

"In your posting, you commented that you could not find a page for Christine. I can provide. Below are her web site and FB pages.

"Also, here's a recent original music video by Christine, if you are interested to add a new post to your music category.

"Thanks very much!"

Useless Information

Did you know:
Is it safe?
A condom must hold 800mil of water without breaking to be safe to use!

Rare Packing Anxiety

I travel a lot, both professionally and personally (and frequently mixing them). When I got to Tucson over seven years ago and started traveling a lot, it was obvious I needed a better system. I bought myself a top end carry on for a pretty penny (and it was worth every penny). I quickly developed a system. Everything I needed had a place in the bag. I could tell if I had everything I needed simply by looking at it and seeing if there was an empty space. It worked well for over seven years...until it suffered a catastrophic structural failure on my way back from Chile.

Yes, I had to finally get a new bag. I loved my old bag, but they don't make it anymore. It was time to change models.

Again, I didn't skimp. Sure, I could get a cheap bag at Target or something but I find they are heavier and don't have near the packing capacity of a top line bag. Since my philosophy is never check a bag, I need to cram in as much as I possibly can. I have my carry on which goes in the overhead bin and my small backpack which has my computer, camera and a few lenses. That's it.

Luggage is not something I can shop for online...I have to hold it, open every little zippered compartment and try to envision where everything would go. It has to have a wardrobe, have a space for a computer if I decide I want to pack that in my main bag (I usually pack it in my combo computer bag/camera bag). I always get the international bag since I fly internationally once a year or so (bonus: international bags are slightly shorter but wider so my running shoes fit widthwise). I looked at my local luggage shop and spent quite a bit of time poring over three different bags. I didn't buy on my first trip...I went home, read reviews and then went back to buy (I couldn't get it cheaper online and he gave me a discount so it was a little less than ordering from Amazon).

I just packed and am sitting here experiencing packing anxiety. Things have different places now. I am not sure where everything's place is yet. Therefore, I can't tell if something is missing by looking. I probably won't be able to tell until a few days into the trip as I find out if I truly have everything.

If this trip comes off and I didn't forget anything, I hope I remember everything's new place.

Open Blog - Tuesday

Are you a Do-Bee or a Don't-Bee?

Monday, May 6, 2013

Just a rumor

Rumors are circulating in CA that radical Muslims are planning to go on a rampage in Los Angeles, killing anyone who is a legal U.S. citizen.

Police fear the death toll could be as high as 23

"Stairwell Illusion (Original Video)"

Bump! Guess what? That stairwell illusion is a fake. The video below from KickStarter explains the very intricate "myth:"

Originally published on May 4, 2013 at 11:06 PM:


You could climb those stairs forever.

Open Blog - Monday

Who works in the pepper mines?

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cheapest Meat

"Nesting peregrine falcon in Oak Creek delivers a Mother's Day gift"

From JSOnline:

"Mother's Day arrived a week early for a peregrine falcon nesting at the Oak Creek Power Plant, and the family already has its own Internet reality show.

"A live camera focused on the nest Sunday morning revealed three white fuzzy chicks, clustered in a nest of pebbles beside one egg that has not hatched.

"The mother falcon started feeding the babies breakfast around 10:10 a.m. They appear to have healthy appetites.

"We Energies also offers a blog on the falcons along with the history of falcons making their nests at its power plants."

Be sure to click on the live camera feed:

Odd question, I'm sure Freud would be able to explain why...

How do YOU eat SKITTLES?
One flavor at a time,,
  do you finish off all one color/flavor 
before moving on to the next,
mix them together, or just go for the
surprise of not knowing or caring what's next?