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No web updates for the next few days, as I am in Philadelphia! A short trip -- leaving this morning, and will be back on Saturday. Should be fun. (And no, this is not an Aprils Fools joke.) I lived there for about a year, but haven't been back there in (gulp) thirty-five years. How is that possible? Seems like it was just a little while ago. So I may be visiting a few old favorite spots and eating a few old favorite local foods, if any of them are still around....
In the meantime, you can stay busy with these cool sites, courtesy of John:
Back in a few days!
If you answered "yes" to those questions you might want to know about this: The Sims: Medieval. It takes the Sims concept (i.e., creating little people and watching them interact) and puts it in a fantasy medieval setting. So where before your Sim might have been in law enforcement, say, and lived in a small house in the suburbs, here your Sim might be a blacksmith living in a hovel next to the castle -- or a member of the royal family living in the castle itself. Sims: Medieval has the same house building and furnishing component as the old Sims, but it also has heroic quests and magic and (if you are the King or Queen) empire-building. I've only played around with it for a little while now (it was just released two days ago), but it looks like it's going to be fun. Just thought some of you might be interested!
Yeah, any time you (everybody) see any problems on the site, go ahead and let me know. On the newsletter, for example, I don't use this form for my own items. (It would be like sending email to myself.) So I wouldn't have known there was a problem here. Thanks to Karen for alerting me to it! The problem has baffled me all day, and it is currently baffling the tech support team. Hopefully fixed soon. Until it's fixed, you'll have to continue to send in items by email. --Gary
Congratulations Emily! They would have been crazy to not offer you a full time position.
Congratulations to Emily for her job. She was hired as a full time Resident Counselor at Crittenton Center -- she will start once she is finished with school!
Wow, nice going, both of you! --Gary
Also it was just reported that this quake affected the earth's rotation, slowing it down by 1.6 microseconds. So the day just got a bit longer.
After this morning's big quake in Japan, the California coast is on the alert for a tsunami. If you want to watch live video from the area, try here. I just watched some live shots from Santa Cruz where a boat in the harbor snapped its mooring and became a runaway (unoccupied, obviously). Helicopter was following it bumping its way past other boats on its way out to sea. Currently all the beaches are reporting the water level dropping -- which is a bad sign, and indicates a big tidal wave on the way. --Gary
On behalf of June Carter Cash, may I say: "Ow!" And on behalf of Dylan fans everywhere, may I say: "Bob Dylan is awesome." --Gary
Mom, are you loving your Keurig? I really love ours. Donna, it is a good investment!!!! We are about to watch The Defenders. Does anybody else watch that one? It is fun and I never liked Jim Belushi until seeing him in this and Jerry O'Connell is very good too. Karen, how is everyone feeling there? We are all doing fine, John has an MRI on Tuesday, but that is routine, part of his quarterly schedule. John is too busy polishing the Oscar to write anything himself.
Almost forgot............ check out Harry's Law with Kathy Bates. It is by David Kelly who also made The Practice and My All Time Favorite Boston Legal. It is excellent!
I will watch for the new Planters ad. Robert Downey Jr. can do no wrong in my opinion. Except for all the drug stuff, of course. (Kids, just say no.) I have seen Harry's Law but am not into it yet. Also, thanks for the new recipe! --Gary
I have added the Oscar hand-off date to the Countdown page.