Sunday, November 23, 2008

Eco Sites

  • Take a challenge or post a challenge to reduce your carbon footprint.

  • Opt out of the catalogs that you don't want/need.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Peace Out Mac

Tonight I am boxing up the Mac and shipping it off to its new home.  I have never quite forgiven it for dying on me last month, so I have sold it on Ebay.  I feel very good about my decision, and have already used the money to buy a non-Apple laptop that will arrive the day before Thanksgiving.  If you put that together I will be sans computer until then, so won't be quite so Johnny-on-the-spot with email.  Bon Voyage Mac.  

Here are some random pictures of B.  Taking pictures of an 11 month old is a sport unto itself.  She's quick and wants the camera, so most of my pictures of her end up like these...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Adding together the $170 billion that the Treasury Department has currently agreed to provide banks in additional capital, the $150 billion that the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve are providing to AIG and the $2 trillion that the Federal Reserve has provided banks in emergency loans brings the total assistance to $2.32 trillion.

If the estimated savings from the new tax breaks are included, the assistance would climb to $2.46 trillion. That total does not include other measures not focused directly on banks, such as Treasury Department's $200 billion in support for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration's $300 billion HOPE for Homeowners program.

Monday, November 10, 2008

I apple-ogize

I have to take it back.  They explained the whole bench thing on Saturday night.  Apparently, the Tech kids all stand on the stadium benches.  When they all start jumping up and down and what not the benches break.  So when a bench breaks they simply pass it out of the way.  Makes sense.  So I apologize (yes, I know how to spell it).

However, I really want them to catch on film the moment one of these benches breaks with 20 people standing on it.  That's gotta be at least a little funny!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I Blame Yale

This will be the first time in 40 years that Yale will not have one of its former students on the ballot as president or vice president. Not since Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew battled Hubert H. Humphrey and Edmund Muskie in 1968 has Yale been shut out.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween!

It's Bumble B!!

I must also comment on the Texas vs. Texas Tech game.  Not on the game itself but on the insanity of the Tech students.  Did anyone notice, sometime in the 1st half, the students passing one of the stadium benches down??  Lets walk through this...
1.  Those benches are bolted down.  So either you had to use a ridiculous amount of brute force... or you somehow smuggled some sort of drill into the stadium.  Either way it took some planning.  
2.  Those benches hold 20-25 people.  So you had to convince 19-24 other people to remove the bench they were all sitting on.  Who are these people that when some drunk frat kid goes, "Let's tear this bench out!!" you all go, "Heck ya! Lets tear this bench out!!"  And are probably a little mad they didn't think of it themselves.
3.  It was their own stadium.  Why are they always destroying their own stadium?  If you're so excited tear somebody else's stuff up... idiots.