And if the network you’re on has Twitter blocked, but you’re Jonesing for more of my “witty” banter, here are some of my favorites copied down to this site: TheBillHolmes on Twitter.
Good info. I wonder if Ace Hardware stores are any better? Probably need to buy my plants from the farmer’s market.
Basically, go ahead and let yourself get excited. It’s OK! You might even enjoy yourself, in a way. Or at least it’ll be one of those things you can look back on and laugh about.
Original source here: http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/xge-a0035325.pdf
Today (December 22, 2013) is the last day of racing at Hollywood Park before it’s torn down. It’s sad, but that part of town has been “the ‘hood” for several decades now, so it’s no surprise no one wanted to go there.
I worked there once, briefly, with the harness horses. It was back in the 80′s, and it was not during a race meet, but just a place to stable the horses between meets.
What a great experiment … and website!
Some interesting stuff here …
The good news is that the research shows that the less junk food you eat, the less you crave it.
In other words, self-control! What a concept!
… like my father always said. Apparently, there’s more than just a physical benefit: The Science Behind Posture and How It Affects Your Brain
And don’t miss FlowerGirlPhysicist‘s comment at the bottom about the effect that boobs have on posture. A bit of nerd humor.
It was cold today in Nashville! The high for the day was only about 45. I guess that’ll feel warm if we get that in January. But still … It’s supposed to get down to the mid-20′s tonight.
I know, I know. You all in Chicago and Moscow are saying pfftt! But that’s why — among other reasons in re the latter — I don’t live in those places! :)
I’d never fall for this (I hope) because our only “wired” number is through the Internet, not AT&T or any major provider. Here’s a link to the FCC’s page: http://www.fcc.gov/guides/
I received a telephone call last evening from an individual identifying himself as an AT&T Service Technician (could also be Telus) who was conducting a test on the telephone lines. He stated that to complete the test I should touch nine (9), zero (0), the pound sign (#), and then hang up. Luckily, I was suspicious and refused. Read more
[Breeder's Cup Classic winner] Mucho Macho Man grooves to his song
I think I’ll try this. Click above.
Elizabeth at the dinner table being forced to eat her broccoli: Ugh, can I throw up?
Her mom: Um, no.
Me: [trying not to laugh out loud]
Mom: You’re not helping!
I just had to share this comment someone left here on FriendsNews.com. Read it, absorb it, digest it, lather, rinse and repeat it. Then let me know what the %$^# it means! Here it is:
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Good guidelines. This snipped below is the most useful part:
In DBT [dialectical behavior therapy], the skill is encapsulated in a mnemonic device known as DearMan: Describe what you want; Express yourself in ways that reflect the importance of your request; Assert yourself effectively but not aggressively; Reinforce a request by explaining what good would come from it; stay Mindful and don’t get caught up in another’s defensiveness or your own intensity; Appear confident; Negotiate, don’t demand.
Elizabeth dragged me onto another one of her outings this morning. If nothing else, she keeps me in shape. This time, she was on her motorized scooter (the kind you stand on), while I rode my bicycle. No fair making the old man use pedal power while she rides a scooter, giving only her throttle hand a workout.
But first, I had to fix my flat. I had just put a new tire on it last weekend, how did it have a flat already? Oh well. I don’t have a patch kit, so I took a tube from another bike instead. Removing my old tube, I wasn’t thinking straight. I pulled the tube out from under the tire, but forgot to first take the wheel off the bicycle itself. I did it right a minute earlier with the first bike. How did I get it wrong this time? Read more
The NFL got off to a good start today, the first real games of the season. Both of my teams, the Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers, won! The Titans were a surprise over the Steelers. The Niners won “as expected” even though they were playing the Packers. Normally, I’d be rooting for the Packers, but not against either of the above teams.
I’m going to assume from all of this — mark my words! — the Titans will play the 49ers in the Super Bowl. :)
Please help compile a list of must-see sights around the world. I’m looking for less obvious places, such as Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory in Vermont, or the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, etc. Hopefully fun, interesting, different sorts of touristy things that people might not have thought of.
Make it worldwide! Thanks!
- Sundial Bridge in Redding, CA — Jeannie
- WonderWorks in Gatlinburg, TN – Jayson
- The Jeita Grotto in Lebanon is amazing; The City of the Living and the Dead in Cairo; and, most tourists don’t go but I got a car ride through the amazing Faynan Ecolodge in Jordan – Miriam
- Tilamook Cheese Factory, Oregon — Ken