Friday, February 26, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What Do YOU Think Of The Bloombox?

One Of These Koala Bears Must Be Named Earl!

Toyota Has More Problems... Now It's Their Lawnmowers

Somebody Is Going To Get Wet!

Deb And Her Bunionectomy


A bunion is when your big toe points toward the second toe. This causes a bump on the inside edge of your toe.

* Red, calloused skin along the inside edge of the big toe
* A bony bump at this site
* Pain over the joint, aggravated by pressure from shoes
* Big toe turned toward the other toes


When a bunion first begins to develop, take good care of your feet and wear wide-toed shoes. This can often solve the problem and prevent the need for any further treatment. It may help to wear felt or foam pads on the foot to protect the bunion, or devices called spacers to separate the first and second toes at night. These are available at drugstores. You can also try cutting a hole in a pair of old, comfortable shoes to wear around the house.

If the bunion gets worse -- resulting in severe deformity or pain -- surgery to realign the toe and remove the bony bump (bunionectomy) can be effective. There are over 100 different surgical techniques that have been described to treat this condition.

Bunions occur more commonly in women and can sometimes run in families. People born with abnormal bones in their feet are more likely to form a bunion. Wearing narrow-toed, high-heeled shoes may lead to the development of a bunion. The condition may become painful as extra bone and a fluid-filled sac grow at the base of the big toe.

The toes in question. The right foot received the treatment since it started hurting about 6 months ago. Eventually the left foot will need the same surgery.

Deb just back from surgery. Note nurse Beo and Indy monitoring the patient.

The super attractive "boot" that Deb will be wearing for the next 3 weeks! She can not put ANY weight on her right foot for the next 2 weeks and will need to use the various contraptions you see in the background of the middle photo to motivate herself around the house.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Everything You Need To Know About Google Voice

Kindle Reader For Your Blackberry

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  • Kindle newspapers, magazines, and blogs are not currently available for Kindle for BlackBerry
  • Kindle for BlackBerry is available to U.S. customers only

Future Improvements

As with all our services, we will continue to improve the Kindle for Blackberry application. Below are some of the features to be added in the near future:
  • Scrolling
    In addition to page-by-page navigation, you will be able to scroll text line-by-line.
  • Create Notes and Highlights
    Along with viewing the notes and highlights you created on other Kindle devices, you will be able to create and edit notes and highlights.
  • Search
    You will be able to search within your book.

A Bus Crash In Taiwan!

Booking a Flight the Frugal Way

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Last Night's Dinner... RIBS!!

The Grill Master or Smoker Master in this case, testing his product for quality!

Oh yeah, they were THAT GOOD!

10 Years Has Passed

I had a chance to drive by our first house. The poor girl has been treated quite poorly since we sold her in 2005. The only thing I can say is, "I want all of those trees I planted back!" They are huge now.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

This Concerns Me!

I Can't Wait!

This video is in HD so be sure and watch it full screen!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Top 10: Sport's Most Outageous Commentator's Calls

Tether Your Droid For Free With PdaNet!

Free Kindle Books - Are They Good For Authors?

Android 2.1 Update for Verizon's Motorola Droid Fails to Arrive

Southwest Is Getting Wi-Fi

It Is Official--Wi-Fi Is On The Way!

Hello everyone!  You probably saw the title of this blog post and thought, “haven't I heard that before?”  True, the road to onboard wi-fi has been a long one, but this week we took a major step that gets us closer to rolling out the system fleetwide.  We ended the equipment "testing" phase and signed an equipment purchase contract with our wi-fi provider, Row 44. That means we now begin the process of getting equipment ordered and aircraft scheduling in place to begin our full fleet installation

We’ll begin installing the equipment in the second quarter of 2010.  We expect to install equipment on around 15 aircraft per month initially, with the goal of increasing that number to 25 aircraft a month as we ramp up the process.  With this schedule, we estimate that our full fleet of more than 540 planes will be outfitted with wi-fi service by early 2012

So, on to the next pressing issue… what will it cost to connect?.  We don’t have an answer to that quite yet.  We’re still testing a variety of price points on the four aircraft that currently have wi-fi.  We’ll have a decision on price in the second quarter of 2010—rest assured that, just like our fares, it will be a great value. You can count on it!

We’re excited about this new inflight amenity and we promise it will be well worth the wait! We’ll have more updates along the way, but, in the meantime, keep booking those Southwest flights! Your chances of traveling on a wi-fi plane will increase soon!  (And don’t worry, we won’t tell your boss that you've been surfing the Internet.)  ;)

Japan Goody

I try to pick up an interesting souvenir during my travels and this time it is a Kokeshi doll from Japan.

The kokeshi doll is a traditional folk art form of Japan, dating back to approximately 1830. Originally made by craftsmen during the winter months for sale to tourists, they have come to symbolize Japan to people around the world. Traditional kokeshi dolls have distinctive characteristics connecting them to their specific region of origin. All traditional dolls will be made of wood with a slender body, roundish head, handpainted features and no arms or legs.