Joining the MP3 world later than some, what may be new and exciting to me, may be old hat to many of you. In fact, that very expression ‘old hat’ may be old hat to you, and cause you to run screaming from this blog. I hope that’s not the case. Best of all possible worlds is what I hope for. Old and new, young … Continue reading the story "New and Old – MP3 Turntables"
Monthly Archives for February, 2010
We all react differently to the various stressors we face in life. What gets one person upset and filled with anxiety, may be nothing more than a trifle, easily ignored by another. Some wise words uttered many years ago, that have been shared with me are, “Hey man, I’m just passin’ through.” What’s the point of getting upset about things? Of feeling one’s heart rate … Continue reading the story "Just Passin’ Through"
Yay! For the first time in a long time, perhaps ever some might argue, the judging seemed fair. Or at least as fair as anything that is judged subjectively can be. No first over the finish line victors in figure skating. That said however, it really feels like that ‘new’ judging system with its … Continue reading the story "Biggest Skating Story NOT the Judging"
Just what is green tripe? Let’s just say, I try to forget I’m a vegetarian when I think of what I feed the carnivores in our family… There’s detailed information available at http://www.truecarnivores.com/greentripe.shtml , which includes, “tripe is the stomach of ruminating animals. These animals (i.e. cattle, buffalo, sheep, deer, goats, antelope, etc.) are classified as being four-footed, hooved, cud chewing mammals with a … Continue reading the story "Green Tripe Nutritional Gold"
For cats and birds, no expression connecting the two immediately comes to mind. We’ve got the ‘fight like cats and dogs’ one that has so often been disproved a la Animal Friends style, or even the Wizard of Oz line paraphrased for Lion, Tiger, and Bear... But for the furry and the feathered? Maybe none comes to … Continue reading the story "Animal Friends Part 2"
My father had some great ways of looking at things. I asked him once about the whole glass half empty versus half full metaphor for life. His answer wasn't what I expected. He just matter-of-factly and confidently stated his wasn't either one. His glass was completely full. He had this great grin on his face. So peaceful. He refused to accept that things were limited, … Continue reading the story "Glass Not Half Anything"
At one time or another, it seems like we're told just about everything is both good and bad for us. Do this, no, do that. I remember years ago they, the all-knowing mysterious 'they', were saying lettuce caused cancer. Of course, obstinate me postured of course it does, everything can, because for example, if we don't eat that offending lettuce, don't eat anything at all, … Continue reading the story "Coffee in Stainless Steel Please"
They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity. True or not, one side benefit to all the recent talk about the future of figure skating, and just what direction it should go in, is that hopefully the sport’s audience will continue to grow. The water-cooler effect and all that. Audiences declined after the 2002 scandal, which served … Continue reading the story "Future of Skating?"
I wasn’t going to wade into the Olympic figure skating judging thing again today, but certain comments just kept coming back to me. Two very different sources, but both sharing similar sentiments, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Canadian skater Elvis Stojko have each had things to say about the Men’s figure skating results. Stojko's in particular surprised me in their aggressiveness. Beginning with Putin however, … Continue reading the story "Putin and Stojko React"
Up until now I have stayed away from the subject of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Up until now that is. I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share my delight following last night’s Men’s figure skating competition, both skating and judging. While no system can be perfect, the ‘new’ one that has evolved since the 2002 Olympic Pair’s judging scandal, has gone a long … Continue reading the story "Lysacek Gold, Plushenko Silver"