Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rep Alan Grayson Introduces the War Is Making You Poor Act



This is the kind of person we need in Congress. Alan Grayson speaks for many in this country and the Powers That Be are not happy about it. Go to TheWarIsMakingYourPoorAct.com and sign the petition.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We're still waiting to find out what the City Council here will vote on next week. The employees seem to have approved the offered contract overwhelmingly, so it looks like furloughs are just around the corner. At least it appears that we won't be losing hours, which was a concern. A number of other systems around the state are closing and cutting back, so it's not just Orange.

If you glanced at SHOT'S SHACK you'll see that I took in IRON MAN 2 and recommend it, if not highly, than certainly for fans of super-hero movies. Also, think that horror fans might want to check out PARANORMAL ACTIVITY if they haven't already. I'm one of the last among my friends to finally watch.

Unless something changes in the next week or so, Donna and I will be doing the four-night Carnival Cruise to Ensenada, Mexico & Catalina Island again. Just going to take an inside cabin and skip the formal nights. Be nice to relax for a few days.

Hope all is well with all of you. Keep an eye on Facebook, where I tend to drop in more often than I do here.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Once again I've remembered my blogs, so let's have a quick update.

I'm just getting over an upper respiratory infection that had me out for most of last week. Had to stay home from work for three days, but felt good enough to go in on Thursday, since I knew I'd have Friday off to recover. Feel better today, and good enough to join Donna at Bingo tonight. Probably going to take it easy tomorrow, although I might try to head to Nuclear Comics to see what they have left over from Free Comic Book Day. Can you believe that I've had to work on FCBD for the past three years?? What are the odds? Any given year you would have a 50/50 chance of working the first Saturday in May, but three years running?

Have I mentioned that I absolutely love my Nook? Even without the new web browser and games I was certainly enjoying it. I'm picking up e-book versions of some of my favorites, plus downloading free copies of material from Google books. Found a history of my hometown of Norwich, CT written in the late 1800s. how cool is that? Each week Barnes & Noble makes a free download of some new book available. There have been items by James Patterson, Debbie Macomber and others. Last week it was one of L. Ron Hubbard's pulp SF stories.

One of the other things I enjoy is the ability to download a 'sample' of just about any book. Nice to be able to 'browse' something without going into the store. Then if you like the book you can simply download it and have most within a few minutes. Sorry to sound like a commercial, but I really do recommend it if you're thinking about getting a Kindle. Just another option.