Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Nothing Important

Spring view at College Park Campus
  • Tom in Vegas wanted us to know about a new Homeland Security Bill. Things will be different now and Internet surfing, as you know it, will be tracked by what the FBI calls a 'non-intrusive method.' The FBI says you will hardly notice anything different. For a demonstration, click on this link :users.chartertn.net/tonytemplin/FBI_eyes/
  • Patty had a huge tree removed from her front yard on Monday. It was so large it involved a crane. Paul and Jean, Bill T. and others wandered by to watch all of the excitement. Construction work ranks high on the bagel crowd's "Things to Watch" list.

  • Bagel prices are going up due to the increase in flour, etc. Transportation costs have also added to the increases in many of our purchases.

  • Don's new granddaughter is named "Channon", joining siblings Chase and Cheney.

  • New blog statistics - you know I like them! With the addition of Santiago, Chile, this week, we have reached every continent with the exception of Antarctica! Other new readers in the following countries: 50% United States ; 14.51% Unknown ; 2.52% Germany ; 1.89% United Kingdom ; 1.26% Spain; 0.95% Australia ; 0.63% Ireland; 0.63% Virgin Islands, U.S. 0.63% Bermuda; 0.63% Finland; 0.63% Netherlands ; 0.63% New Zealand; 0.63% Sweden ; 0.32% Canada ; 0.32% Slovakia ; and 0.32% Virgin Islands. We also have new readers in Alaska, Ohio, Alabama, Massachusetts and Michigan.

  • I was tempted to put some chairs out this early on Frederick Road for the 4th of July Parade and see if I could provoke others into doing the same. My observation is that once one chair appears, many follow.

  • Gene asked Paul if his hand was in a cast for giving someone the middle finger, That would make a better story, but he just tripped. He was feeling better today.

  • Harold's cell phone stopped working, so we now have AT and T's version of the Blackberry phone thanks to a 2-for-1 offer. I knew I was in trouble when it came with an instruction DVD. It does everything, GPS navigation, calendar, voice notes, email, Internet searches, videos, photos, etc. The only thing that it doesn't do easily is let you answer the phone when it rings. It notifies me for so many reasons, only one of which is an actual phone call. Now I understand why some readers never turn their phones on unless it is an emergency!

  • Saw the latest Indiana Jones movie. while the first movie in the series is still my favorite, this was a very enjoyable film. The famous score by John Williams alone brings back many memories.
  • Enjoy the beautiful weather!


Anonymous said...

No before during and after pictures of the tree?

sue said...

Jean reported that the folks who watched the tree come down are mostly the same folks who don't use cell phones, so no digital pictures were taken. If anyone has any before/after tree photos, send them in and I will post them!