I wish I would have asked why why why would he have such a long title for a book! This is a record for me as the longest title of a book that I have ever read (or started to read). Before Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II came along, the longest title for a book I had read was "In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors" the book DJ's dad is in.
Perhaps I will make it a habit to only read books with greater then 50 consonants in the title.
ANYWAY - after hearing Robert speak (and not having read the book) I quickly went to the Cbus Public Library and checked the book out because it's not only a true story but fascinating. It's about two deep sea divers finding an unrecorded WWII Germain U-boat just off the New Jersey shore and how they pieced the puzzle together. There was no record of this sub or who these sailors (mostly Germain teenagers) were.
It was just another coup for the bookclub as it was their second best selling author to talk to them. Actually I don't like using the work "homeless" as people tend to to think "homeless" means destitute or the beggars on the square. As one guy put it yesterday, maybe "houseless" would be a better term.
Anyway - typically I would not post this but I just really liked this person and her smile, even while homeless and suffering some pretty bad everyday life problems she has a great smile.
This is Laurie.
Sure, a number of the houseless people are not up and up citizens of the community but that does not mean that they are not deep down good people. They do what they have to to survive in a world that you and me don't really understand or even know less about. Just finding a place to sleep every night is an ordeal.
So back to Kurson. He drove up from Chicago with his son (the one that is looking at me wondering why this homeless dude has a big camera . . . or is he just trying desperately to stay awake?) and talking about his adventures and how his very first book became a best seller and is being made into a movie as we speak.
Look out for the Brewers - June 2010 is the first winning month since May 2009. And don';t look now but Prince Fielder is one behind the League leader for HR's. Also in the last 20 games the Brewers Pitchers are hitting .297, have a .350 on base pct AND are slugging .514 LOL
The team ERA is 3.64 and they are 12-8 and lead the divisions (for the last 20 games).
GRRRRRR - I have a phot oin my camera that I was sort of excited to look at - but when I call it up I het SORRY - UNEXPECTED END OF FILE OCCURED!!
I did rescue ONE shot and as I was working on it a tad I came up with a couple different variations and now I'm confused which one I like best! So . . . I combined the two! Of course this is all in low defination so I'll have to start all over if I want to blow this up.
BTW - if you have a mortgage over 5.5% I would seriously think about refinancing as rates are near ALL TIME lows at 4.6%. We are looking into the F&M Union Bank in Columbus hoping to keep the money local. The PROBLEM with the F&M Union Bank is that they do not give you a hint of what the rates are for mortgages which sort of bugs me a little as I can not watch them on a daily basis like other banks!
People don't need exact numbers but we do need some way to gauge what the rates are doing. I have to look at OTHER banks sites which to me is not good for business, having to go to a competitor for information on interest rates.
How to Prevent Your Cart from Driving Over a Cliff
A California man fell to his death after driving his golf cart down a twenty-foot embankment and over a sheer rock cliff. He was on the second hole at Pala Mesa Resort Golf Course when he lost control of the golf cart and drove over the raised concrete curb designed to prevent golfers from driving off of cliffs. He was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Look for Warning Signs
Most golf courses with sheer cliffs have warning signs that specifically point out the areas of relevance. Look for one that says something like "DANGER – 100 FOOT CLIFF AHEAD. DO NOT ENTER!" and steer the golf cart in the opposite direction.
Save YourselfIf you do find yourself in a golf cart that is headed for a cliff, do not remain in the cart. Dive out of the golf cart immediately and try to roll as soon as you hit the ground
Limiting your playing to golf courses that are flat and void of cliffs and ravines will greatly increase your odds of survival.
Have a nice hump day!