Here's my favorite.
7. Communities Are Made of People, not Parking Lots.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
They have been doing it for years. But the federal regulation says that they can ony dump 1.3 Ounces a year. They have been dumping 3 POUNDS a year.
And this article reports that BP can now do that under a permit so it's legal!
Where are the lawyers?
Read the Article here.
Monday, July 30, 2007
OMG. GM actually hired Rush Limbaugh to do an advertisement touting how they were building green cars. (Or will be). WOW.
I'm speechless. Hire a "right" wing radio host to show how progressive you are as a car company.
How about this. Stop fighting reasonable CAFE standards for starters. That will show me that american car companies at least think about building green.
Here's the ad
Found via ecorazzi
I Love attractors.
Create "Traditional" looking atoms and other cool designs. It's hypnotizing.
Just Imagine for a moment if you were the attorney conducting this exam.
- Lawyer: "Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?"
- Witness: "No."
- Lawyer: "Did you check for blood pressure?"
- Witness: "No."
- Lawyer: "Did you check for breathing?"
- Witness: "No."
- Lawyer: "So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?"
- Witness: "No."
- Lawyer: "How can you be so sure, Doctor?"
- Witness: "Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar."
- Lawyer: "But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?"
- Witness: "Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere."
Sunday, July 29, 2007
I read today in the Durango Telegraph that a French Ski resort is closing due to global warming.
Link to Rest of the Story
ABONDANCE, France - Muddy slopes, slushy peaks, unused lifts — this town in the French Alps is living out the nightmare of many a ski resort in a century scientists say is doomed to keep getting warmer.The city council of Abondance — its name a cruel reminder of the generous snowfall it once enjoyed — voted last month 9-6 to shut down the ski station that has been its economic raison d'etre for more than 40 years. The reason: not enough snow.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
I am in the process of moving and one of the reasons I'm moving is to follow a dream. I read a friend's blog today at Epiphanies, Inc. and they posted this quote from Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill. I listened to the CD version of this a few years ago. I loved it and it motivated me.
“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate accomplishments.”Thanks Lani for reminding me about this.
Slight delay here in posting this, but two days ago while I was still in Rocky Mountain NP, We all went looking for the white tailed ptarmigan. Yes, that is a bird.
No I did not find it... again
Man, we have looked for this damn thing several times and always get skunked.
I should follow Mr. Bannick around. He has some great photos of birds I would like to see.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Today I drove from Estes Park Colorado across the state to Bayfield. Bayfield is near Durango and is the town I am moving to in a couple of weeks.
No fly fishing, no hiking, and only car birding at 65+ mph.
I leave you with this image of Wolf Creek Pass from www.robertbody.com Check out his website. Really nice photos.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
A few days ago I mentioned that we met Mark Stevens at a book signing and bought his first book, Antler Dust.
I read it in a few days. It is a good book. A good summer read. Taking place in the Colorado Rockies, the story tells of a murder or two and the character trying to solve them on her own, with, of course, someone trying to stop her.
I basically judge a book, by whether I stay up at night to read it. This one kept me up a couple of nights. I loved it.
An easy fun read. I recommend it.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
So I ran across this idea when my brother posted it to his blog. Awesome. Lose the overwhelming addiction to tracking the whole Google PageRank update.
Dean Hunt sets up this idea here at Say No to Pagerank, Yes to Life . Check it out and join.
Here's the list so far...
Buzz Marketing Blog
Young Entrepreneurs Blog
No Nonsense Business Advice
Sell your blog
Madkane Humor Blog
Find New Leads
UK SEO Directory
Bikinifigur: Abnehmen ohne Hunger
Bob Meets World
BlueJar Webmasters Guide
All Sux Dot Com
The Next Post
a few loose screws
Clickon Web Design
What Simply Works
Affiliate profit center
Internet Marketing Blueprints
Cash 4 blogging
How To Build a website blog
The Block Party
Ezinet Global Marketing
Best Online Earning Strategies
Online Security Authority
That’s what i’m talking about
Web Urbanist Media and Art
Blogging at Flixya
He Said What
Things That Are Fun
Classic Rock News
Elee Marketing Guide
Viral and Buzz
Azzfan - Make Extra Money
Your favorite blogger
Master Resell Rights
The Online Business Blog
Net Frontier Marketing
Jean Ghalo Blog
Affiliate Master Tools
The Day of a Mum
Get Ahead in business
Hin’s Photo Blog
Hin’s Tech Blog
Cynthia D. Wilson Speaks
Gadget, Computer, and Electronic Blog
General Health Topics
Life on the road
Skimbaco - The Lifestyle
4 fab moms
UC Web Host
Real Estate Investing Blog
EZY Online Money
So today was my wife's turn to hike without the kids. She, her sister, and her "aunt" climbed the Mt. Chapin trail today. From about a half mile from the top all the way up to the summit, she saw several Brown Capped Rosy Finches. Awesome bird. Hard to see.
From CNBC.com this morning.
A Senate panel is nearing a vote on a proposal to put tobacco under Food and Drug Administration regulation despite objections that such a move would only entrench the market position of the nation's No. 1 tobacco company.So Altria likes this and the rest of the tobacco companies do not, but only because they want to still compete with Phillips.
Regulation though? Please... this product has no legitimate use. Regulation will only now give legitimacy to this industry and any efforts to get rid of tobacco will now be harder.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Andrew was a friend of mine who died on September 11th. A lot of his friends and the members of a foundation that he was involved with (The Key Foundation) decided to raise money in his name to rebuild a boathouse at the Boy Scout Camp where he once worked. (Camp Wah-tut-ca)
Two things going on. One is a lake swim that is now an annual event. It is a 3 mile swim down the entire length of Northwood lake.
The second was a photography exhibit/sale featuring photos done by me and my friend Scott Sughrue
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Hiked to Cub Lake today in Rocky Moutain NP. Decided to do the loop back to the car via the Fern Lake access. We ended up coming down the Big Thompson River. Kids played, I fished. Result = Landed my first Brown Trout. 13 inches. Sweet.
Hike wasn't bad either.
What do you take from this website... http://www.breathingearth.net/
Look at the stats to the lower left. Population growth is one of the biggest stresses on this planet. I know this was a carbon emissions website, that was impressive too. The population growth rate stuck out to me.
Time for catching up on reading. Why? Vacation of course.
So last night I finished reading The Children of Húrinby JRR Tolkien. This book was edited by his son Christopher Tolkien. I am a fan of the The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. So of course, when I wandered through the local bookstore and saw this I snapped it up.
I have to say, I didn't like it that much until I got to the latter half of the book. The story didn't not grab me until then. After the half way point, the storu hooked me and was one that I wanted to stay up late reading. The first half though read (to me) like a geneology.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
So after a dusty day hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, we went into Estes Park to get appropriate hiking socks for the kids. After that we dropped in to MacDonald's book store ( an independent bookstore in Estes) and randomly met Mark Stevens. He was there doing a signing for his new book (His First Book) Antler Dust
Now, we have not read it yet. I will post a review after I have read it, BUT he was a really nice guy and we spent like 20 minutes talking with him. We're probably gonna try to run into him again down in Durango, at Maria's Bookshop. He told us he might have a signing down there. Have to wait for the date though.
Excellent adventure. I have been fly fishing for years. I pretty much stink at it. Until last year I didn't know ANYTHING. Last year I bought myself a birthday present and hired a guide for a day. It was some the best money I ever spent. I was in Durango, Colorado at the time and hired "Duke" at Duranglers. Now I know a little.
Fast forward to yesterday and today. We were hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park and my daughter said she wanted to fish with me. So today and yesterday in the Wild Basin area of RMNP and Estes Park, CO today she caught her first fish. A Brook Trout.
Never thought I'd care that my daughter would want to learn how to fish, but it's pretty neat. I'm glad she is trying it out.
So we took a nap at 9pm last night just so we could go down to MacDonald's bookstore to get a Harry Potter book at midnight. The kids loved it.
Simple. Get in line and we met a bunch of great people. A family that had driven from California, A professor of comparative literature, and oodles of kids waiting for their book. Talking to the prof was cool. He had just done an entire course this last spring where his students and he went through the entire Harry Potter series except this one.
We were waiting in line at a small independent bookstore in Estes Park Colorado. MacDonald's On Elkhorn, the main street in town, P O Box 900, Estes Park. 80517 970-586-3450. Here's the small plug for supporting small independent (local) bookstores.