Friday, November 21, 2008

Sorry for Not Updating...

But I'm working on a giant research paper on Epcot for a college class right now. Seriously, for those who haven't been scared away by my Mongello geekiness (Oh Lou!), I cover everything from the Florida Project up until the Living Seas switching over to Nemo. The research process actually is really cool (If you haven't seen Walt's Epcot video, I highly reccommend you do). If anyone is nerdy enough to admit that they want to read my final paper (I'm aiming for a mid December end date), drop me a message.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Just Because It's "The Sinkhole Capital of the World", Doesn't Mean You'll Sink

I usually have a lot of respect for travel writer Peter Greenburg, but following this segment on Tuesday's "Today" show dissing Fountain, Minnesota (A town about a half hour south of where I grew up), really makes me wonder if he's still in it for the Joe Schomes of the world:

For the record, I have visited Fountain numerous times and have yet to fall into a sinkhole (Yes, they exist, just ask around). It's perfectly fine to travel there (They actually have a really nice bike trail, thus the bike reference), and it's a really cool natural sight with the bluffs.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank a Soldier

As you know, today is Veteran's Day. Without going too much on the tangent on how Veteran's Day should be observed in our schools, my 6th and 7th grade teacher, proud Army vet and friend of mine, gave us the lecture on both Veteran's Days on how he felt betrayed by the school district on how there was nothing done to salute his service. What once was a proud and respected tradition of having a veteran speak at the high school I graduated from with the color guard present has been reduced to "Write a Soldier" or "Write a Member of the Peace Corps" (?) day. Anyway, back on point, I always make it a point to thank uniformed personnel when I see them, and more times than not it makes their day. I actually had a nice conservation a couple months back in my hometown with a soldier who is headed to Iraq in January, and he said that my support is sadly he doesn't hear too often from Americans, especially with the unpopularity of the Iraq war. So, to every member of our military, I THANK YOU!
I also present the songs for each branch of the military.
Air Force:




Monday, November 3, 2008

75 in November? Good stuff!

Yes, that's right, it'll be 75 in MN today :) I also did my 1st 5k jog on Friday too!