Monday, May 30, 2011
It Doesn't Look Like Summer Yet
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The Zebra Test
You are a puzzling person to both strangers and friends. Often your actions seem to contradict each other.
You don't mind being complex, though it isn't something you necessarily strive for. You just are complicated.
You follow your heart, and often times your heart is divided. You don't tend to act consistently.
You believe that people can change, and you're good with that. You certainly change weekly - if not daily!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
"What About Bob?"
Monday, May 23, 2011
Was this how the world was supposed to end, if that had been true?
ALAMEDA, Calif. - The day after his prediction that the world would end on May 21, 2011 failed to materialize, Harold Camping told the San Francisco Chronicle he was "flabbergasted."
The 89-year-old fundamentalist minister and head of the Family Radio media empire, who had led his Christian followers to believe last Saturday marked the Rapture and the countdown to Judgment Day, told the Associated Press that he will make a full statement on his radio broadcast later on Monday.
But when he answered the door at his Alameda home to San Francisco Chronicle reporter Will Kane on Sunday, Camping said he was looking for answers - through frequent prayer and discussions with friends - as to why his prediction of the Rapture and the run-up to the destruction of Earth had not come to pass.
"It has been a really tough weekend," said Camping.
Some of Camping's followers say they are surprised they were not swept up to heaven, after Camping preached for years through his Oakland-based Family Radio International media empire that the Rapture was coming on May 21.
Camping had previously predicted the Rapture would occur back in 1994. When it didn't, he explained that an error in his mathematical computations from clues in the Bible were to blame, and he later revised his forecast.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
10 Years Ago Today
Monday, May 16, 2011
Rainy Days in May
Monday, May 9, 2011
What Do You Do With Your Direct Mail?
Obviously those credit card offers and other direct mailings you receive get thrown into the recycling bin. Seems normal, even I do all that. But recently I've been chosen to save all my direct mailings this month and send them in at the end of each weeks in prepaid envelopes. All participants are eligible for a drawing for $100 at the end of the survey.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
8-Tracks at the Goodwill
It's no surprise seeing VHS movies lining up walls and shelves at thrift stores since DVD took over VHS. But even DVDs are turning up in these stores as well. As are the still-hanging-on-for-life CDs. Old vinyl LPs and cassettes still turn up in thrift stores as has been happening for years now. As I understand it, some people have old working turntables. And I have a rather old but still working CD player form 1991 that has a cassette component--how many of you still have one of those things? All these forms of media are sure to turn up in such stores.