Monday, February 26, 2007

Monkeys Fight for Control of Park Sign

I've joined the multitudes on YouTube. Here's a video from our trip to Costa Rica in 2006. It involves monkeys fighting with each other. And if there's two things we all love to watch, it's monkeys and fighting.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Life Maintenance

Andrea and I went out to the cottage this weekend for the first time in a while. It was good to get out there, but it seems as though there's never enough hours in the day. We didn't get out there until late Friday night, and left for skiing early Sunday morning. Skiing was a blast, but the cottage time ended way too soon.

We're looking at booking some vacation time soon. I think we're going to put our globe-trotting on hold for a bit, and do something close(r) to home. At the moment, we're looking at Florida, with equal amounts of time to be spent at Disney World and the pool. I can live with that.

Tonight has been spent trying to get caught up on the basic life maintenance I tend to ignore unless absolutely necessary. That is to say, mail, recycling, various insurance claims, laundry, budgeting, etc., etc. Really, I'd rather be sleeping. It doesn't help that my cheeks are warm from sunburn and windburn, and both kittens are stone cold asleep, draped across pieces of furniture as though their batteries suddenly ran dead.

Fortunately, I did most of the work on the project shortly after dinner. Health care lessons started earlier this weekend, and are soon to be followed by lessons in business management, computing and English. Establishing the women's internet facility did a lot to help our credibility, but there's still a ways to go before we're properly accepted as a genuine charity.

I've been finding it difficult to find material that's blogworthy recently. I don't blog about work, so that's out. Most of my family stuff is either too personal or uninteresting. There's a lot going on with the project, but it's already got its own blog, and that's enough. Short of publishing tasting notes on various scotches, I'm at a bit of a loss. But hey, here's my post for the next few days, so that buys me a bit more time.

With that, it's time to put the clothes in the dryer.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Andy Rooney is going to be pissed...

I was doing a little Googling through the toolbar, and found something interesting when I tried to punch in Andy Rooney and 60 Minutes.

Wow. I had no idea that Andy Rooney was such an asshole.

(Now, watch for "Andy Rooney asshole" to make the list...)

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Where do you get your news?

Where do you go to get your news? And when you do go out for news, what kind of news do you usually read? Or have you given up on the whole formal news thing, and stick to first-hand blogging and such? Or do you just not like news at all?

I'm personally a big fan of BBC World. I usually scan the headlines, and then check out each region individually. Toronto Star is also pretty good, and usually carriest most national level stories. Reuters is excellent, but a little bit heavier than most news services. I mainly hang out in the international section, but will spend my fair share of time in Oddly Enough as well. If I want to see a particular region in greater depth, then I check out the UN's ReliefWeb, which has a lot of information on the developing world.

That's pretty much the circuit. Okay, your turn.

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