Sunday, April 29, 2007

The usual weekend post.

A warning for anyone doing the add thing.
Some Google Ads Found to Spawn Spyware

I've been in marketing for years now. I never use the internet for anything but recently had to have a couple of web sites designed for two of my clients. I met up with some local designers for that task this past week.

As it turned out one of the designers was the cousin of a guy I went to school with. I went to school across the country from here so it is a small world.

Congratulations to Shayna for having her second son. Carter.

Congratulations to Cooper for graduating soon.

I'm catching up on my congratulations in case golf takes me away.

"Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens were rumored to want Brady Quinn, but the Browns probably did them a favor. Instead, they bolstered their offensive line (Ben Grubbs in the first, Marshall Yanda two rounds later), and landed one of the draft's best return men in Yamon Figurs." - via NCAA Fanhouse.
Figurs is from Kansas State, an excellent choice.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Weekend report

You guessed it, I played golf all weekend, after mowing and seeding and taking care of weeds on my lawn.

I want to know who had the big idea of buying a house on large acerage?

I love my lawn but I dislike working on it. My son enjoys digging holes all over it and that is the part I enjoy. Watching his face and he uses a fork to design an underground home for the ramdom stones he had been assigned to pick up.

The Nationals look pretty bad this year so far. Itried to be a fan of couldn't get my loyalties switched over from the Orioles.There is hope there. I'mplanning on taking my son to his first baseball game sometime within the next week or two. This will be fun.

This "He's staying,'' says Dana Perino, the White House deputy press secretary." Is disheartening.

Friday, April 20, 2007

The B man speaks.

I've had a busy few day so I missed recognizing the day Jackie Robinson "broke the color barrier".

One of the best things I've read on it.

Here's to you, Mr Robinson

Albert Gonzales - "MANIPULATIVE or clueless?" A question posed in the first sentence of this Econimist fot com. article.

How about, clueless that we know he is manipulative or that we know of their manipulations.

Get rid of them all. Is there no protectio for the people of this country?

Saturday, April 14, 2007


We've had a rash of people coming to our door this week asking for money.

Don't get me wrong, I donate to the volunteer fire department and various other agencies. I have even donated to door to door solicitors in the past. I always do the kids who are selling things for the local high school or elementary school. I am always a sucker for Girl Scout Cookies and the like but over the least two weeks I have had three different fire departments here and just this morning someone from a small business association.

The small business people wanted me to fill out a survey, which I gladly complied with all the time thinking it would hasten their departure. What they really wanted was nine hundred dollars for a membership.

My wife no longer answers the door when strangers pull up.

"Jacob can you get the door please, it's someone wanting money again.

Just a complaint.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Post Easter Tirade

I hope everyone who celebrates it had a happy Easter, and I hope Passover is going well in the case of those who go in that direction.

The Masters was on Easter so we ate and watched golf. It's not warm enough here to think of playing. It was warm enough a couple of weeks ago but winter has kept a small finger on us.

A relatively unheralded player won the Masters and it was good to see a different face.

Zach Johnson, 2007 Masters champion, talks about beating Tiger Woods
You can read it if you are interested. They ask these guys the stupidest questions.

Don Imus called members of the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy headed ho's" and now he is feeling the heat.

We need less of people like him in this world and on our airwaves. I didn't know people ever paid attention to him but there are millions of like minded people for him to pander and promote his racist, sexist stereotypes and hate-speak to.

If his employer had any gumption they would have kicked his sorry ass out immediately.

I have to go eat the rest of my son's Easter candy now.