Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Death of Saint Nick's Wife

More people that I knew died in 2008 than any other year. On Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve Dolores Weibel passed away. Her husband Dick, had passed away earlier in the year. He was the reason the church had cancelled their Saint Nicholas Day Festival. The obvious reason was Dick, volunteered to play Saint Nick and he naturally looked like him.

In a perfect after life, or after world I hope they were brought together again for Christmas. Perhaps, there is a Santa. As the Holiday's fade away, I hope they find another boat to sail calm waters which remind them of their beloved Florida Keys.

God bless and sail on sailors!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Problems with the BCS

The Utah Utes deserve all the credit in the world for defeating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. USC may have a legitimate gripe too. The Trojans conference picked up for the Bowls. USC beat Penn State by 2 touchdowns in the Rose Bowl which looked like a pretty good match up. Better on paper than Texas match up with Ohio State.

The Bowls are turning into December or January Madness. The "Mid Majors" are showing up in force and they are winning. TCU beat Boise State in a battle of two teams that deserved a better bowl.

If no playoff, at least allow the Mid Majors to compete on a level playing fair. Give them more of a chance.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Kind of Green 2008

I hope everyone had a happy New year's. On line, social communities like Facebook and Myspace have given people people a chance to do the "green thing" or in other words help the environment.

Through Facebooks apps, I was able to save 285 square feet of tropical rain forest. I was also able to save 6 square feet of Ocean. I'll make that a New Year's Resolution..to save more this year. The app for saving ocean was kind of hidden in my profile. I also made two nets for families in Africa, again this was kind of hidden. Another, New Year's resolution to make more nets. I also saved 7 ounces of CO2, this was a new er app so I haven't been able to play with it a lot.

It is pretty cool, to be able to waist a little time on line and make the world a little better.