Archive for July, 2006

Movie rec

30 July 2006

A fun movie if you like feel  good movies like Rudy.
 you don’t even have to like motorcycles. but if you do…
 this is great!

Burt Munro – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Who knows if it is true, but…

30 July 2006

The daughter of a Soldier
> Last week I was in Atlanta, Georgia attending a conference. While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the greatest act’s of patriotism I have ever seen.
> Moving thru the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camo’s, as they began heading to their gate everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to their feet with their hands waving and cheering. When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and cheered for it hit me. I’m not alone. I’m not the only red blooded American who still loves this country and supports our troops and their families.
> Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young unsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go to school, work and home without fear or reprisal. Just when I thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our service men and women a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old, ran up to one of the male soldiers. He kneeled down and said “hi,” the little girl then she asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her. The young soldier, he didn’t look any older than maybe 22 himself, said he would try and what did she want to give to her daddy. Then suddenly the little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she could muster and then kissed him on the cheek.
> The mother of the little girl, who said her daughters name was Courtney, told the young soldier that her husband was a Marine and had been in Iraq for 11 months now. As the mom was explaining how much her daughter, Courtney, missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up. When this temporarily single mom was done explaining her situation, all of the soldiers huddled together for a brief second. Then one of the other servicemen pulled out a military looking walkie-talkie. They started playing with the device and talking back and forth on it.
> After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to Courtney, bent down and said this to her, “I spoke to your daddy and he told me to give this to you.” He then hugged this little girl that he had just met and gave her a kiss on the cheek. He finished by saying “your daddy told me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home very soon.”
> The mom at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young soldier stood to his feet he saluted Courtney and her mom. I was standing no more than 6 feet away from this entire event unfolded. As the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate, people resumed their applause. As I stood there applauding and looked around, their were very few dry eyes, including my own. That young soldier in one last act of selflessness, turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney with a tear rolling down his cheek.

If I had a lot of disposable income

29 July 2006

This is way cool.
What an idea.
Click link below, buy and send to me!

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29 July 2006
Iraqi Mayor Supports Candidate for Rhode Island Legislature

Monday, July 10, 2006

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — A candidate for the Rhode Island Legislature has gotten an unusual endorsement — from the mayor of Fallujah, Iraq, praising him as that city’s “favorite USA colonel.”

Republican James Haldeman, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel, had re-entered the Marine Corps to go to Iraq, where he ran a civil-military operations center last year in Fallujah. He oversaw the reconstruction of schools, a power plant, water treatment plant and other facilities.

What is up with those Mont Blanc pens?

29 July 2006

Status symbol or ultimate writing tool?

Check this out from my favorite site  Adam Pash tells you how to make an ultimate writing tool!

Convert a $3 pen into a $200 pen

Collaborative DIY site Instructables shows us how to convert a $3 pen into a $200 Mont Blanc pen by filling the shell of the former with the innards of the latter.

The whole thing is pretty simple: All you need is a G2 Pro pen (~$3) and some Mont Blanc refill cartridges (~$12). With a little bit of trimming of the plastic on the refill cartridge, you should be able to fit it easily into the G2, and voila – expensive pen gets super-cheap. I love it! Thanks Eytan! — Adam Pash

photography tips – since we are all taking so many photos today

21 July 2006

10 Questions to Ask When Taking a Digital Photo

I am related to my Aunt Babette

14 July 2006

She blogged 30 Things About Me.
I pasted the ones we have in common.

30 Things About Aunt Babette, 18 are like me!

1) My husband is my soul-mate, well wife, thanks
3) The other man women in my life are my daughters Lillian and Evelyn.
4) I miss my mother & sister Grandma and Mom everyday (same people)
9) I want to see Alaska/the grand canyon/ and take the train ride across Canada, probably next summer
10) I am afraid of heights, thanks Dad!
11) I will not wait on a long line for anything…nothing is that important
12) Mentally I still feel in my 30’s 50s & get scared surprised when I look in the mirror
14) I am too complex….
15) I would love to race a modified dirt car pretty much anything.
16) I cannot accept the fact that my life is 3/4 1/2 of the way over-still too many things I want to do, but I am getting there.
19) I AM thankful that my health is better than some people, and reminded of this everyday.  Come on people a little exercise and weight loss!
21) I do not need friends around me all the time- I enjoy being alone. YES.
22) I will never be at my goal weight, but getting closer….
23) I love chocolate–hence # 22, just had a Dove dark chocolate, busted!
24) I would love to take my Corvette on the track just one time around, done it, well BMW. I am an American through and through and I serve at the Pleasure of the American people, but I just cant beat that German lineage out of me!
25) Hmmm. I would love to own a Viper convertible M3 or maybe just drive one once and drive it ALL DAY LONG!
27) I wish I had a higher IQ, it can never be high enough for my patients.
30) I love Sushi, and I am overdue to have some more.  My favorite sushi joint is in Silverdale, WA, second favorite is in San Francisco (thanks Chris Grillone).

A whole computer for $39, yup, monitor and all!

10 July 2006

Check out this link!

If you want just the computer and a little faster processor and more memory, check out Compaqs sub 100, google it.  $79.

Real Driving

10 July 2006

I never understood NASCAR.  Round and round they go.

This is real driving.

Even if you havent tracked your car, it will get your heart going.

If you have, you will be amazed at this skill level!

Eating Healthy at Fast Food restaurants

8 July 2006

The Health of It All : Eating Fast Food