To Tide You Over

I will leave you for the weekend with a trio of goodies.

First, check out this video of a mom in Kentucky. She’s 28 inches tall and just gave birth to a baby 18.5 inches long. Once you get past the ouch factor, take a sec to absorb this woman’s positive spirit. Impressive.

Second, the poem of the week’s been posted.

Finally, don’t forget to check out the The Huffington Post’s Living section on Sunday morning. John’s gone hunting for poetry on the campaign trail.

Out for now. Have a good one.

1440 Minutes to Kill


Miss Lindsay comes through once again with a quality installment of “Seriously Florida, WTF?” This is your Leap Year edition:

ORLANDO, Fla. — One Orlando man is celebrating leap year in a unique way.

Brian Feldman will be leaping from the top of a 12-foot-high ladder at Orlando City Hall – 366 times.

He’s expected to be there the entire day.

image: Liberatr.net flickr photo

MEANWHILE ELSEWHERE IN FLORIDA:

MIAMI – Police are responding in force at a Miami high school where a big fight broke out. Video from television news helicopters showed more than a dozen students being hauled away in handcuffs.

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Miami Edison recently celebrated its move from a designation of an “F” or failing school to “D.” Last year, only 10 percent of students met reading standards. Less than a third met state math standards.


Hasn’t she suffered enough?


Janet’s wardrobe malfunction was offensive? Really?

I’ll take a good nipple slip over this any day.


Potty Training


Had to trek back out to the Apple store this morning. Yesterday’s flyby was a bust. But the good news is that this all seems to be a router issue and not a system issue. So even though we don’t have a solution, in my eyes, we’ve got progress, and I’m ok with that.

I also learned something new today. Apparently, I should not be jogging with my iPod. See, it’s got moving parts, and the moving parts…well…move when you jog. If I intend to run with my iPod, I’ve just been told, I should buy a mini or a shuffle. Nevermind that Apple sells the athletic armband that I own and have used without issue for several years now. I am much better off buying an entirely new Apple product. Oh, and as for the whole “my iPod dies in cold weather” thing, that one was met with the most hand-caught-in-the-cookie-jar grin I’ve seen in a long time.

But enough of my pseudodrama. This woman’s got real problems.


An Apple A Day


I am having issues with my Mac today.

This – however – is not a surprise. I have issues at least once every couple of months. Apple has admitted to me there were some quirks with an early batch of Macbooks, and I – lucky me – seem to be the proud owner of the most dysfunctional of the class. Instead of just offering to replace mine once and for all, Apple distracts me with a shiny new promise of “all better now!” each time I haul myself out to their store in the ‘burbs.

I’m planning to make my umpteenth trip to the Genius Bar again this afternoon.

I just realized that’s kind of sad. I’m a regular at a bar…in a computer store.

Project Cowboy


Just a heads up that I am going to be offline and out-of-pocket for much of the day today.

But I didn’t want to leave y’all entirely empty-handed. Friends keep calling to ask if I’ve seen Ali Velshi’s reports from Texas. More specifically, they want to know if I’ve seen Ali’s ensemble in his reports from Texas.

I’ve only been able to punch up one from CNN so far (and you have to struggle through the requisite :20 preroll ad to get there), but the getup’s not half as bad as I had anticipated.

I heard rumors of fringe, and offhand, I cannot think of an instance in which that would be a good idea. Plus, Ali’s a friend, and I suspect people are contacting me because – most importantly – friends don’t let friends wear fringe.

Insert Joke Here


Making the rounds online, Senator Larry Craig’s now looking for interns.

I’ve got nothing to add that can do this justice.

CLARIFICATION: I am not insinuating Craig is in any way associated with Mark Foley-esque behavior. I am, however, suggesting Craig may not be an appropriate role model for one’s children.


Net Art


Morning. Via Americablog, this is oddly amusing. You just drag your mouse around the screen and make art. Click to change colors.

The site was created in 2003 by artist Miltos Manetas. A collection of his other websites is here.

That’s what’s so great about the Internet. Old things can be new again because they are continually being rediscovered in a universe that is constantly growing.

painting: MANETAS/COMPUTERS/CABLES / 239 – 10/01/2008

Democratic Infighting


Assuming many politicos don’t read Perez, I’ll help spread this one.

The Smoking Gun’s got the deets on the man who stabbed his brother-in-law in the stomach. The two were arguing over politics.

The complaint says Ortiz (the stabber) backs Clinton while Shurelds (the stabbee) backs Obama.

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess there was alcohol involved.

It’s New(s) to You


I suppose everything old is news again if you wait long enough.

This article posted today comes from “O, The Oprah Magazine” circa June 2003.

Have we officially run out of fresh ideas?