One of my favorite quotes: Vocabulary and success go hand in hand. Investigation has shown that the man with a large number of words at his command is the one who comes to lead and direct his fellows. Through his knowledge of words, through his ability to make them express the exact shade of his
The final still. It ain’t great, photo-wise, but it was a lot easier to upload.Happy Birthday, Miss M. We all hope you had a great day.Love you!
Alt. Title: Idiots, Imbeciles, and Morons.I must say, other than a brief review of the facts, and stumbling across some common business procedures, I’ve been doing a spectacular job of not paying attention to “Common Core”– the system by which Federal Government Initiatives guarantee future generations will star in Idiocracry. During the prologue, a narrator
1. Mr. Big Food’s participation in the GOOD IDEAS forum on liberal gun ownership went well. As it was scheduled for 1:30 central time, and at the time we were making our way back to the Farm from the coast, Mr. Big Food chose an outdoor location from which to participate. Civil Rights 2. Daughter
I had occasion to be on a University Campus this afternoon to attend a celebratory event. More on this event in the next post. While my camera & I were wandering around, I snapped a couple of pictures. EXHIBIT 1: From dictionary.com: de-lamp – no dictionary results Furthermore: cut [kuht] verb, cut, cut·ting, adjective, nounverb
This really ticked me off. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/04/30/ordering-groceries-online-is-greener-than-driving-to-the-store/?wprss=rss_business&wpisrc=nl_wonk_b For tens of thousands of years the Progressives have been preaching that the Conservative way of doing things– you know, conservative in that things are working just fine the way they are so why should we change them?– sucks. And now here we have the Progressives advocating for a
That’s how much money we have shelled out to Directv these last seven years. Give or take, ~$125/month.Over the course of these seven years, I’ve argued for various reductions based on our good customer status, and the fact that the customer service folks aren’t all that keen when it comes to rational argument. So I’ve managed
via Instapundit.com: BIG DATA: Study: Facebook Likes Can Be Used to Determine Intelligence, Sexuality. Simply by delving into volunteers’ Likes, the researchers could determine in 95 percent of cases whether a person was Caucasian or African American and in 88 percent of cases whether the person was heterosexual or homosexual. They could determine whether the
crappy old books via Instapundit: WARNING: Do not install the new Kindle-for-iOS app. It’s got serious problems. “Amazon yesterday updated its Kindle for iOS app, which works across iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, to version 3.6.1. The update was meant to fix a few bugs as well as the registration process. Instead, that update seems
that I blog about my new lamp. And so tonight I shall. I got it from Fred’s. It’s orange. Fred’s can be a great place to shop. I say “can” because some Fred’s are better and cleaner than others. Fortunately, the Fred’s in my little town turned out to be a great place to shop
May 2013 bring you and yours ever closer to Happiness, Excellence, and Self-Reliance. ~~And speaking of Self-Reliance, New Hope Seed Company is having a sale! Plus, free shipping on order $25 or more.
We miss Daughter C. and Rocky. Missing Daughter C. & Rocky is no way to begin the year. Missy is miserable, missing Rocky. That said, all is well here on the Farm. Our bellies are full. There are leftovers & plans for eating all day on 01/01/013.
I bought two more yesterday. $4.63 to the children; $0.32 to the state I love The Palmer Home Thrift Store where every penny I spend except those that go to the Sovereign State of Mississippi goes to The Palmer Home for Children in Columbus, Mississippi. I buy a lot of books there. Palmer Home for Children
That’s a quote– or more likely a paraphrase– from the movie, The Quiet Man. The character, Mary Kate, wants her shiny things. Who could blame her? She wants what she wants. Just so a woman wanted a restaurant quality range in her new home in Greenwood, Mississippi. “No such range existed,” so home builder Fred
Crappy old school buildings As long-time readers know, I like crappy old stuff and I’m not ashamed of it. That preference doesn’t mean that I am opposed to, for example, cool modern buildings. I believe crappy old buildings and cool modern buildings can co-exist quite peaceably. But it is a crime against nature to force
without an appointment! What a joke! [Background: The “help desk” in the back of an Apple Store is called the “Genius Bar.”] The country bumpkin is ignored beyond her tolerance level for poor manners from Geniuses and finally secures an appointment for later in the day. (The bumpkin can read a calendar even if it
and then we will see how smart you are. Via Instapundit I learned this morning that [a]fter 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print. The New York Times story includes this quote: “It’s a rite of passage in this new era,” Jorge Cauz, the president of Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., a company based
At Daughter C’s suggestion, I am perusing the World Wide Web seeking information on training a German Shepherd Dog – Labrador Retriever Dog mutt, otherwise known as a “Labrashepherd” or “Sheprador.” (OMG, r u kidding me?) The first three pages of search results contained a great number of Qs and As at dog forums, and