you been watching the winter Olympics on TV? There are a total of 98
events in 15 sport disciplines and it seems that NBC is determined to
cover them all. We have become intimate with many sports, such as, the
luge, half-pipe, and slalom, some of which we try to forget even exist
except in the Olympics. Everyone already knows who the winners will be
prior to NBC reruns because of spoiler alerts on the Internet.
What do you mean, "Where have I been all
night?" Iíve been trying to get home. It is a nightmare
out there. I was stuck on the bypass for over 15 hours!
"You donít believe me?" Look at me!
I am half-frozen, smell like a locker room, and am going to pass
out from dehydration at any minute. What do you think I was
I thought, as I checked out free apps on iTunes. I was looking at one
called "Police Scanner." That sounds interesting. So, I
touched the download button and soon it was on my iPhone. I tried to
tune in the local cops to see what was going on, but things seemed
pretty calm on the local scene, just a lot of static.
wait, what about these other channels: Chicago, LAPD, or Detroit? I
tried Chicago and got action quickly. Police dispatchers
Cold Weather Report
and welcome to tonight's HD News Channel on-the-spot weather
report. The weather has been unusually cold -- as if you haven't
noticed the single digit temperatures. Sure makes me wish I
could find my scarf and gloves. I'm freezing out here in this
to Remodel a Home
As most people will tell you, any home remodeling job
is a long and endless process. I recently had to have my kitchen floor
replaced due to a leaky refrigerator and this is how it went:
Who ever heard of having a party for Friday the 13th? After
all, why invite bad luck if you don't have to? What could be
more fun that celebrating a negative like Friday the 13th to
show there is no luck, good or bad, associated with the day.
Shopping on the Seat of My Pants
don't know about you, but I'm more of a Cyber Monday kind of
person than a Black Friday sort. Camping out in the cold and
getting mobbed is not worth the trouble in my book, even if I
miss out on some bargains that I probably don't need anyhow.
You can always find it online if you don't mind shopping on
the seat of your pants in front of a computer.
"We are infested with ladybugs, thousands,
all over the house outside, coming in through every crack!"
It was a text message from my daughter.
Naturally, it was at a time when I was so busy at the office I
could not spare a second for anything, much less bugs.
I wonder how my hair would look blue?
The other day I saw a
woman with long hair streaked with dark blue color. I guess I was a little
shocked and that was probably the intended result, or else she simply wanted to
be noticed. Maybe both. I could not resist taking a picture when the woman's
back was turned. She seemed perfectly normal in other ways, was even pushing a
I don't know how it happened, boss. Coke has been number one for
over a decade. Everyone loves a Coke. "It's the real
thing." We made that slogan up ourselves, right here in the
And now we've been displaced, reduced to a mere number three as
the best known brand in the world. It is downright
Dear Fairbanks International Airport:
would like to apologize for all the fuss I created this week when I
drove my car on the airport runway. I am not a terrorist and I was not
trying to hijack a plane or blow up the airport. I have a new Apple
iPhone and was trying out the Apple maps navigation app. All I wanted
to do was return my rental car. How was I supposed to know that nice,
wide, concrete road was not for cars?
tired of doing nothing," I said. "We never do anything
anymore except go to work, do chores, do errands, watch TV and
go back to work. We need to do some fun things. We are in a
"I'm ready what do you want to do?"
"Well, I heard about something that sounds like fun - a
"What's a tomato festival?"
must have been a stroke of genius when my grandson named her
Frisky. I have to admit, the current problem is at least
partly my fault, so I can't in good conscious say too much.
Nevertheless, a normal cat would not behave this way. Frisky,
of course, is not a normal cat.