Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Books for the Holiday

For readers or Gifts
100 Most Notable Books of 2010 from NY Times

TSA Property - Airport Xrays and Pat downs
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2010 Cost for the Twelve Days of Christmas

PNC Interactive Video

There are 364 items in all the song's verses  from 12 drummers drumming to a partridge in a pear tree. If you bought just one of each the cost this year would only be $23,439, or 9.2 percent more than last year.

Monday, November 29, 2010

On The Fly

The Cassini spacecraft looks toward the cratered plains of the trailing hemisphere of Rhea (NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute)

Facebook is close to 'face' trademark
The social net work giant is seeking to trademark the word "face"

For those planning a trip to Saturn scientist are now saying that the planet shows signs of Oxygen

Black Friday, Super Sale Saturday and Cyber Monday. What's Next?

 "Prince Chunk" Dies
The 44 lb. Tabby Cat passed away yesterday. He died in his sleep shortly after being diagnosed with a genetic form of heart disease.

Thanksgiving Recap
Very relaxing.  Daughter and Son came home from college and we had neighbors and family over for a nice meal and chat.  Friday was able to do some horse riding with daughter and BF.  The rest was spent relaxing and small projects around the house. I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday.

RIP Leslie Neilsen, Dies of Pneumonia at age 84

Image: Leslie Nielsen (Scott Kirkland/Retna Ltd.)
His role in "Airplane" and "Naked Gun" brought back the slap stick comedy and made me laugh.  He will be missed.  Thank You for the laughs Leslie!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Social Media Spoof

DFW News Team Does Roast Of Social Media

Quick Hits


* University Course Offered in Lady Gaga

Mathieu Deflem, a sociology professor at the University of South Carolina, is adding a course title "Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame".

The synopsis for the course reads: "The central objective is to unravel some of the sociologically relevant dimensions of the fame of Lady Gaga".

New Apps for iPhones


For Cat Owners
Thanks to the person who told me about this one,  Eliminates the need for that nasty daily scooping of the litter box.  We have three cats (two kittens) and just have to empty bucket every 2-3 days and total litter change every 2-3 weeks.  Bought it on Amazon.com

Greystripe has a new report proving just how important our iPhones are to us.

96% of iPhone Moms are involved in household purchasing decisions
90% of iPhone moms use it for personal entertainment
79.5% of iPhone Moms use their phones to check emails
79% of iPhone Moms use their phone for shopping related activities
71% of iPhone Moms have household incomes between $32,000 and $165,000
60% of iPhone Moms depend on their phone to locate the nearest store
59% of iPhone moms say the let their children use their iPhone
41% of iPhone moms download apps specifically for their children
41.9% of iPhone moms use their phone to keep track of shopping lists
39.4 % do comparison shopping
39.4% download coupons
22.5% use it as a recipe resource

Monday, November 1, 2010

Why I hate cats! One must die. 
The Dems don't seem to be faring too well.RELATED: Find out where Obama likes to eat

Fabulous Monday

Loving the cool mornings and perfect days.

Nice 80th party for my Mom on Saturday with her sister and my sister/family flying in from Maryland and New Hampshire for a surprise. We gave her a quilt with digital pictures of all seven kids, spouses and grand kids arranged in squares.  Turned out very nice and she loved.

On a good note my sisters husband who has been out of work for past four months got a good job offer at TD America down here and the family may be moving back down.  Decision time is today.

Today its more planting of pansies, mums and other assorted flowers that I bought on Friday.  Think I over did it but the compliments keep coming from the neighbors.  Starting a new bed by the "Man Cave" wall for some color.  My spymaster neighbor asked if I was fulfilling my gayness side.  Ah no, as I flexed my bicep and said I was off to the gym later to stay balanced.  Got turned on to gardening earlier in the year and must say its very relaxing and satisfying when plants or shrubs are thriving.

Got a call from a childhood friend late last week saying he will be in town this week and asked to meet for lunch. Stopped in to say hello to his mother during high school reunion trip and got his cell number and touched base with him. Turns out he frequents the DFW area for his accounting job quite often thus the recent call. Small world!

I grew up on Long Island in a community that all the neighbors knew each other and had weekend get gatherings and the kids all played together.  We would stay out late and play block tag or baseball and football on the streets after school.  Miss those days of childhood freedom.
Sports Update looking grim
Cowboys looking horrible and appear to have thrown the towel in.  Good Bye Wade Phillips. Need some discipline on that team.
Rangers..not giving up but not looking good.  Even if they lose they should hang their head high it was a great season. 
Mavericks... just getting started
Nascar this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway and noticed campers already setup on Saturday on the way out to the ranch.  Sorry not a fan of watching cars go round and round hoping for a crash. Note to self, avoid area this weekend.