Friday, December 21, 2007

Quick thoughts

We're now about 75 percent sure that Cynthia is carrying a girl, at least that was the doctor's confidence level. She's very happy. There were no signs of a penis on the ultrasound. There's a joke there, but I'll let one pass for a change.

Bree and Doug Reynolds are leaving. I'll put this real plain: This is a crushing blow to CNMI education, and this is a school that can scarcely afford such a loss. If you want to see the net result of our underfunded schools, go check out Hopwood. Nowhere else is it more obvious and more harmful.

I went to 360 for lunch. I'm becoming a big fan, and the daytime view is outstanding. The food is both good and reasonable in price.

Adults shouldn't put words into the mouths of teenagers. There is not even a slight chance a high school student wrote this letter. If you want to offer your thoughts, show some guts and offer them, don't put them upon a high school student. We went through that crap when MPLA was disbanded.

I've had two people tell me recently they hate "the blogs." Not necessarily my blog, just "the blogs." Both said they read the blogs daily, and both have been known to comment from time to time. There is a simple response to that feeling, don't read them. I hate most network television, so I simply don't watch much of it. Probably eighty percent of blogs in the world indeed aren't very good, but the concept isn't going away, they're democratic and they're helpful. I call Angelo's Master List a blog graveyard for good reason, most of them are dead. Blogging takes work. The better ones offer an array of hyper specific information that has long been otherwise unavailable, and the existence of which are indeed a great service. I find blogs very useful when I travel or research unfamiliar locales.

Walmart and Circuit City screwed up family presents by trying to send things Fed Ex when Fed Ex doesn't deliver here -- at least the branch of Fed Ex service those bozos picked. You guys suck.

KAP finished hibernating and made some comments on the blogs today. The blathering got old he said in explaining the long slumber. Boy did he pick the wrong time to come back.

I watched Talk to Me on dvd the other day. It was a good though hardly great movie, but Don Cheadle is a fantastic actor.

I saw the Magic Show last Christmas Eve at the Hyatt, and it kind of sucked. I might go again this year for the different show. Advice appreciated.

As much as I loathe the Boston Red Sox, I think I hate the New England Patriots even more -- at least right now. The league is watered down, and I just don't' accept that this team belongs with the Packers of the 60s, the Steelers of the 70s, the 49ers of the '80s or the Cowboys of the 90s. They have a Hall of Fame coach and qb, and no one else of that caliber, at least until Moss came around. The coach is a humorless, cantankerous SOB. Please let them lose in the playoffs.

Things learned in Rota from Bruce Bateman:

WWII was started by Franklin Roosevelt, not Hitler or Tojo.

Bruce goes to bed at like 8:00 pm and it's not because his mom makes him.

Bruce has no qualms of driving 30 mph backwards on dirt roads because he's capable of doing 70 backwards. Not with me in the car you're not.


Bruce A. Bateman said...

Congratulations. Now the boys have a sister. That will bring out the protective edge.

Relax, Jeff. I've never crashed....while going backwards.

I have heard (but have not seen for myself) that the Sandcastle show is a good one now. The logigtics staff who have to watch it say it is much better now. I'm going to take Olive over there soon. If I don't like it, I'll go back and take Alexander.

Boni said...

I have a pink bassinet, I think Yvette still has it. I have lots of stuff Jeff and Cyn, three girls you know. Just say the word!

Jeff said...

Thanks so much Boni -- very kind of you. I offer the word and many thanks.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Saying that 20% of blogs are good is being very generous. Probably more like 1%.

Jeff said...

Yeah, I was being generous.