Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Let me start with the subject line of a spam message I saw in my spam box before deleting them all. It read "Ola? My tits wait you here" Seriously? WTF does that mean?
Next is a conversation I overheard that I truly wish I had not. While I was awaiting a microwavable delight for munch yesterday I heard some employees within my company talking. The part of that conversation that I found so disturbing was this:
Female: "Yes, I am trying to lose weight in a serious way."
Male: "Oh yeah Halloween is coming."
Female: "Exactly, I have to lose 12 pounds before then!"
Again...WTF? I mean I personally (as a male) love any holiday where women like to dress in a provocative manner. But seriously? A diet program just for a slutty Halloween costume? I think I have heard it all now.
Now onto what I find the most difficult to comprehend. When the government and news channels repeatedly relay messages of moribund in relation to landfall of hurricane Ike...why are so many people not adhering to the mandatory evacuation? I realize that evacuating is expensive, a pain in the ass, and an overall nuisance. However, a home can be rebuilt...your life can not. Death is the end of it all. I know that oftentimes throughout history there are evacuations called for and then minimal damage. But have they not seen the radar and satellite images of Ike? These "brave" citizens are just loony in my book. Let me clarify, I know military, police, weather men & women have a job to do but regular citizens need to get the hell out of there. when phrases are used such as "leave or die" and "certain death" among others are used it is time to leave people. The sea wall that is in the Galveston area was built prior to 1904 after 6,000 - 8,000 were killed.
I suppose at this point all we can do is pray for those still in the area.
Thanks for reading just had to get that off my chest. Enjoy your weekend.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Below is a poem I wrote a couple of years ago. I just ran across it and thought I would share.
Life is like a roller coaster,
moving up and down.
One year you may have it all,
the next you almost drown.
Will it be good or bad times,
you just can't tell.
Sometimes you will succeed,
and other times you'll fail.
Do your surroundings make you happy,
or do they make you sad?
Can things get going good,
or will they continue to be bad?
Just what the future holds,
you will never know.
Just remember this one thing...
What you reap is what you sow.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Below is a video with the engineers at Google explaining more about the new browser.
With that being said I am personally looking forward to the possibility of some storms here that will bring us more rain (and hopefully cool us back off after we have been creeping back into the high 90's and close to triple digits again).
As you can see here it should not be long before we get some wind/rain from this Gustav fellow! I am hoping by lunch time I am watching the rain come down from my desk.
P.S.- You can see Gustav is quickly moving further inland...this satellite image is only two hours beyond the previous one.
P.P.S. - Let us pray that Hanna, Ike, and the potential for (Josephine) find other paths to take to avoid the damage seen in the Caribbeans and our Gulf Coast!
P.P.P.S. - Twelve hours later..all I can say is Gustav is a tease!