I suppose you can call me Mr. Grumpy Pants today. To many football games. Last night I was all excited because Iowa was National Champions and then found out this bowl game was not only NOT the last game it was not the 2nd to last game. WHEN WILL THEY END!!! (you can see how much I pay attention)
Tonight is yet another bowl game. This one between Central Michigan and Troy. I believe it's the Depends - Sleep Like a Baby Bowl. The FINAL bowl game is the Capitol One - What's In Your Wallet Bowl and is Thursday between two teams I could care less about but one will be champ.
DJ was grumpy last night (and when I s@y grumpy I re@lly me@n frustr@ted) because Milo had ripped the "A" off her laptop a week ago and she ordered another "A" from Laptopkey.com (serious - it's a real place) but once the key was installed the A" did not work a all. So, now she has to use a "@" in place of an "A" until we order a new keyboard.
Way to go Susan Boyle and Sandra Bullock. Boyle for having the 2nd largest sales of any CD in 2009 (Taylor Swift's Fearless was #1) along with achieving something only 3 other CD/Albums have ever done and sell 500,000 copies for 4 weeks in a row. Bullock for having the first movie ever with a female lead, gross $200 million.
Did you know that the largest selling CD of the decade was Bob Segers Greatest hits 2? How weird is that!
I'm reading a book called "Encounter with Tiber" by Buzz Aldren and it's really interesting, the behind the scenes problems at NASA, particularly in the 90s. With politics, the loss of the shuttle, the space station and so forth. But what is really fun is all of the technical problems such as the size of the molecules of the fuel used in the aging space shuttle fleet and the tricky pound/mass situations. Since fuel will not only burn off at liftoff and lose weight, that weight of the mass changes as the rocket gets higher and higher.
Measuring the mass of the fuel is easy but the weight of that mass is a moving target. Let's say you have a 50 pound ball on earth. It's heavy but you can pick it up and you can roll it. On the moon that ball can be picked up with ease but on Jupiter there is no way you could even come close to picking it up. HOWEVER, the same exact force to roll the ball is constant on all three planets and to stop the rolling ball the force is the same.
I call this squiggle math and it makes my head hurt.
3D TV is on the way - two channels will be on the air this year. ESPN and Discovery will have new 3D channels. I have not seen anything 3D yet. My buddy Elweed has one eye that is lazy so I'm not sure 3D would do much for him. I think he see's everything in 1D anyway.
SNOW - they are now saying 4-6 inches and I feel it'll be more near the 6 then the 4. East/West roads will be impacted with 30 mph winds tomorrow. My feeling is that the storm is slowing and thus the totals keep getting larger. I believe it'll start tomorrow morning and get worse during the day.
BTW - yea - it's been cold but just normal winter cold around here. International Falls was at -39F degrees last night so our -5 to +5F lows have not really been a big deal. Next week we should be at or above average in temps. Right now the average high is 25F.
Also - I'm trying to confirm the recycle secret.It was mentioned on the Columbus Cable channel but not updated on the Public Works website. I have a call in to Public Works but they have not contacted me (NO COMMENT - LOL).
NOTE - it has now been confirmed and I'll post it tomorrow. Co-mingle as you please. it';s like the recycle Berlin wall has come down.
Have a great hump day.
Hump day is the third day of the week. This day is between Tuesday and Thursday. According to the Thai solar calendar, the color associated with Wednesday is green. The name Wednesday comes from the Middle English Wednes dei, which is from Old English Wōdnesdæg, meaning the day of the English god Woden, the Head god in Anglo-Saxon paganism. Woden is prominent in both English and Continental folklore as the leader of the Wild Hunt. Some believe he is a precursor of Father Christmas.