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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dawn of the Tread

Man oh man, it's Thursday already! Well, if we have to be in the dead of Winter at least it's moving right along. We got another 5-6 inches of snow yesterday, then smoothies fell for the afternoon and then it got cold again. It's not 6 yet and it's dark and lovely, though a heavy plow just went by out back and must've woken anyone who wasn't up already.

Let's see... in the news around the big blue marble ...
Is this any surprise?
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/2/27/behind_the_brands_on_food_justice

David Bowie's new album has rave reviews, but I'm not feeling it
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/feb/25/david-bowie-next-day-review

A promising bestseller about a man with Asperger's looking for a wife
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/feb/23/aspergers-novel-1m-debut

Married couple sought for extraterrestrial position
http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/for-mars-fly-by-married-couples-are-encouraged-to-apply

Getting pharmaceuticals out of the water supply
http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/saving-fish-from-human-pharmaceuticals

So now rooting for a team is "sectarianism"?
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/fears-over-police-misuse-of-anti-sectarian-powers.20366385?

Boy am I rooting for these peep
http://www.peoplesworld.org/new-consumer-campaign-higher-minimum-wage-for-restaurant-workers/

That's better. Time for another cuppa, and maybe a bagel...

6 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Married couples in space? I have a feeling if we volunteered for that only one would come back lol.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Well, if nothing else, experts do say that having intimate relations in a "new place" can spice things up for long-time married couples, so Mars would definitely qualify. (But KY is a lot cheaper!)

Chin up. Winter can't last forever.

klahanie said...

Hey Laura,

I heard Bowie's single release and I thought I was actually going to fall asleep. Going to have to check out the album. Maybe it grows on you, as that old saying goes.

Married couple heading for Uranus...

Be well and stay warm.

Gary
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Munir said...

I sometimes feel that I am not doing what I could have been doing partly because of my own health and partly because of medicine being so expensive.
I have written down the name of the book. I can tell my kids to get it if I agree about restaurant people not getting paid enough. I very rarely eat in a restaurant, but when I do I make sure that I give more than average in tips.
Hope that all is well with you.

Munir said...

PS
One of the main characters or may be the main character of the show "Community " has Asperger's Syndrome. I thought that I will let you know as the show is on at eight tonight on NBC.

The Elephant's Child said...

Dinosaur that I am, I liked the early Bowie.

I am constantly appalled to hear that your restaurant staff get paid so little. Ours are paid much, much better, and so tipping really doesn't happen here. Which probably explains why Aussies are such lousy tippers.

Winter is closing down. Really.