Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
"What I find so unfair is that I'm not the only guy out of 32 teams that didn't show up," Owens said Thursday. "That's what's so frustrating about the whole thing."
CHEYENNE, WYOMING — In one month, a Cheyenne teenager sent 10,000 text messages and received about the same — all while her family's plan did not include texting. That means the family's provider — Verizon — charged them for each incoming and outgoing text message. The girl's parents, Gregg and Jaylene Christoffersen, thought texting had been disabled, so one can imagine their surprise when they got the monthly phone bill and it asked for $4,756.25.
Hmm ... imagine their surprise when they were obviously busy doing something other than supervising their ... child ... when she racked up an enormous bill. So, the dad did what any reasonable dad would do - he took a hammer to the cell phone. One down, twelve billion to go.
We're turning into a society of heads-down walkers and people who would rather play with a gadget than actually talk to people who might be a hundred feet away. You've seen them, Zombie-like, walking around with their heads buried in some QWERTY keyboard, punching something in at ten cents a throw. Kids don't understand the value of money, so when dad got a bill from Verizon for five large, he went medieval on the phone and might have wanted to do the same to the kid but feared the reprisal of our legal system.
Meanwhile, since the kid's grades went from A's and B's to F's in two months of playing with the "phone." (Are they really phones?) Imagine that, will ya. Mostly, parents will complain about their kids' behavior patterns, until it impacts their finances - then they turn to the hammer. Grades, schmades - we're talking about money here.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Tuesday night: A shower or two around the area in the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low 33F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
The lead author said that rate is worrisome among children so young, even in a population at higher risk for obesity because of other health problems and economic disadvantages.
"The cumulative evidence is alarming because within just a few decades, America will become a 'minority majority' nation," he said. Without interventions, the next generation "will be at very high risk" for heart disease, high blood pressure, cancers, joint diseases and other problems connected with obesity, said Flores, who was not involved in the new research.
Monday, April 6, 2009
That's the second biggest U.S. flag I've ever seen. They didn't leave it there once the game started.
The players marched in along some sort of procession from center field. There appears to be a few players in the stands, too, but those are just fans in costume.
That's the bell that lights up when a Phillies player hits a home run. Last night, it kind of just sat there. The Phils managed only 4 hits in a 4-1 loss to the Braves, and two of those hits came in the ninth inning - a classic case of too little too late. I'm hearing a lot of teeth-gnashing over the game, which is odd. OK, it's the first game and they played like crap, but it's baseball. There are 161 more to play.
I think we just like to complain.