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This sign hangs in our local Smokey Bones restaurant. I think it's rude. It's condescending and, well, rude. The same night, the waitress forgot to put Carey's order in. I was halfway done with my meal before she got her Buffalo chicken fingers. Now, obviously she wasn't going to flip out over something like this, [...]
I like this quote and think it applies to people in other areas as well, including athletes. There are two kinds of geniuses: the 'ordinary' and the 'magicians'. An ordinary genius is a fellow whom you and I would be just as good as, if we were only many times better. There is no mystery [...]
Wow. It was back in 2006 that Carey and I last looked for an elliptical machine. Since then I've put on, well, about ten pounds only, and it's my sedentary winter time period, so it's not bad. But still, we'd like to do a little work from home. After a fair amount of research, we [...]
Ugh. Got a message yesterday on my phone that our flights back to Erie from Phoenix - which were to leave today at 9:30am - will now instead leave at 2:20pm. Our arrival time back in Erie was going to be about 9pm. Now we'll be lucky to be home before 2am. How is this [...]
A Mystery: Why Can't We Walk Straight? from NPR on Vimeo.
Spotted outside a beer distributor in Harborcreek… Beer: Still Cheaper Then a Dictionary. Or a brain.
I bought a copy of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck based on the recommendation of a friend. I'm also reading a PDF called The Talent Myth. The former talks about how people tend to be either of a "Fixed Mindset" or a "Growth Mindset." The author posits that you can change [...]
Who serves the best burger (of those listed)? Red Robin In 'n' Out Five Guys Fuddruckers View Results
When I was a kid I loved challenging myself with the Marilyn vos Savant columns. They often ran 2/3 of a page or more and contained some challenging questions. The Marilyn vos Savant of 2010 (and now 2011) appears to cater to… well, morons or something, because I haven't read a column in months - [...]
I'm of a scientific mind, and I've never seen a good study that says vaccines cause autism. I've seen countless studies that say they do not, so I'm inclined to believe that vaccines do not cause autism. But those who say autism is caused by vaccines say that big pharmaceutical companies are behind it all, [...]
For awhile now I've known that Costco carries Mexican Coke. There's no Costco in Erie - just a Sam's Club. Well just about a week ago, I discovered that Sam's Club is now carrying Mexican Coke. I'm not sure if it's a limited-time thing or what, but I bought a case and enjoyed a bottle [...]
Wikipedia's List of Common MIsconceptions is a good read for everyone. I know most of them, and some are "common sense" if you have a little knowledge and time to think about the concept (like the idea of a black hole having no more sucking power than the star that was there before it - [...]