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By: ricderr, 3:27 PM GMT on March 22, 2013
Darn shame my week doesn't end until Saturday, but to those that are looking towards their weekend.....Salut!
Only good things today, I will not allow negativity to enter my world today.
First good thing is a long time ago blogger here, Mr BillyBadBird, celebrated his birthday yesterday and on Facebook he posted not to wish him a HB, but instead pick up that littler you see on the ground. He is the keeper of Bolivar Point in Texas and his post touched me yesterday. Not sure why, because I thrive on being uncaring, but he is an inspiration.
Second, we have some work to do here folks. AwakeinMaryland, another long time blogger is in need of a male companion. That sounds so much more sultry than saying we got to get her hitched, a boyfriend, she be needing a man. yes friends, we're on the hunt. Now, i could hook her up with one of the fine upstanding citizens working the off ramps for spare change, but this lady has class and dignity (I hear you saying then why does she talk to you?) so we need some refinement in a guy, someone with an income and class. Add the name to our little blog and I'll make sure she sees it.
On another positive note, it's March Madness, I would think that this is my favorite sporting event as I see this as some of the best amateur sports. This is the biggest event of most of these mens lives. I wish them all success and it leads to the QOD:
Not just sports, but what yearly event is something you look forward to?
By: ricderr, 5:11 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
I ran across a news article this morning that caught my attention in two ways. The article details how bloggers are trying to get Kraft to stop adding dye to their macaroni and cheese products.
Now the first thing is that 2 bloggers were able to get over 50,000 signatures on this topic. Times sure have changed for us as social media has become a dominant focus in our lives.
The second thing that caught my eye was that they want the dye removed from Mac and Cheese. Now I understand the health concerns which I never knew before and I am not a fan of MC nor will I eat it. However, it's not Kraft M&C if it's not bright orange. I know it's not always the case, but to me food is visual. Good looking food tastes better and I expect certain foods to have a certain look. Consider the point that steak needs to have that dark burnt grill marks on it with the inside a bright pinkish red and yet when microwaved it has that ashy grey appearance. Another case would be look at produce from Walmart where they just take it out of the box and put it on their shelves as compared to Albertson's where it's washed, waxed and carefully displayed. Pretty food, or food which looks as we expect it to look is meaningful to me and changing that look just doesn't work for me and it leads to the QOD:
Does the look of food matter to you and is there a food item that should have a certain look to you?
By: ricderr, 9:04 PM GMT on March 04, 2013
Hmmmm, you knew these pinko commie moderators would get even for my unwarranted name calling and cracking jokes against them every chance I get. I posted, walked away and then bamm! My post was gone. Now you know they'll saunter in here claiming it wasn't them Thank God we have the 2nd Amendment. Yep, I've got my semi automatic keyboard right here, and it's loaded with 8 fingers and 2 thumbs. They'll never know what hit them.
So, I', sick. I have a sore throat, watery eyes, sores in my mouth runny nose, cough and a fever. Did you hear me? I'm sick! sick, sick sick. Yep, I'm a big baby when I'm sick and everyone has to hear about it and it leads to the QOD:
When you are sick, are you a whiner, stoic or do you let everyone know about it?
Updated: 9:05 PM GMT on March 04, 2013
By: ricderr, 8:21 PM GMT on March 02, 2013
I think this might technically be three posts in one week. A modern day record for me. WHOOHOO! Sorry I know to everyone reading this I must look crazy, but to myself I am hilariously funny.
Local news this week centered around the City of El Paso trying to adopt a new ordinance making the city personels work e-mails private. This stems from the public requesting and receiving copies of our city managers e-mails that weere anything but flattering of the cities citizens. It wasn't anything over the top but it showed a disdain for those who didn't care for her opinion and it was an embarassment. The legality of the issue appears that even with an ordinance the ordinance itself may violate state laws. This has not been a one sided topic. It has been about 50/50 whether these emails should be private or not and it leads to the QOD:
Should e-mails from our government officials be private, what about work e-mails, should they be open to all also?
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