Random Thoughts 2-28-2010


I have been watching the Olympic Curling on TV a lot this past week.   I’m not sure why everyone is so fascinated with this sport.  Perhaps it’s because it looks like something we could all do with some practice, though not on the same level. 

I’m going on vacation in a week, so I’ve been busy getting last minute things done.  It’s strange how you can plan a vacation months in advance, and you still have things to get done a few days before it begins.

The last batch of storms that hit the northeast just missed us here in Northern Virginia.  My theory is it’s because I got a snow blower.  Now that I have it, I won’t need it.  That’s fine with me.  If it wards off blizzards, it was worth the expense.

I like the 2010 Olympic medal designs.  Each medal is unique because the design is a small part of one large artwork.  I couldn’t find a photo of the artwork, but here is a link to the video on youtube.

The mistake people make is to wait for something to happen to them before they begin searching. They want the voice of God, or something, to tell them to get started. Or maybe they know they should be doing something but they procrastinate, hoping that tomorrow they’ll have more conviction and be more determined. What they forget is there may be no tomorrow for them. ”  ~Richard Rose


British Columbia passed a law last year making it illegal for licensed dogs to chase squirrels, sea gulls, or other wild animals, but allowed for a defense of “provocation”.  So how do you question a dog to find out if a squirrel provoked him?

Two Florida teenagers were stealing items from a car they had broke into and one of them accidentally called 911.  The 911 operator listened to them discussing what they should take and what should be left behind.  When police arrived, they were still holding the stolen items.

A twenty-year-old guy in Connecticut went on a one day crime spree.  He stole a pick-up truck, got it stuck in mud and abandoned it, stole a laptop case from a nearby car, then started stealing from mail boxes.  The police caught him with his hand in a mailbox.  So why steal a laptop case without a laptop?  He thought he could carry beer in it.


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