It’s worth remembering.
It must be great that American college students have enough time on their hands to get Coke boycotted by their university.
A cold Coke will be harder to find for University of Michigan students when they return to campuses in Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn after holiday break.
The university on Jan. 1 will suspend more than a dozen contracts worth about $1.4 million with Coca-Cola Co. in response to student complaints alleging human rights violations and hazardous environmental practices by the soft drink giant in its Colombia and India operations.
I assume they won’t be switching to Pepsi, given that it operates in Burma, where Coke has refused to go because of human rights atrocities there.
I had to go into Atlanta yesterday to get a spare hard drive for my computer. Yes, I know I’m suppose to back up, but I never have. And now my 100GB on the Powerbook is filling up slowly. So, Christy thought it might be wise (READ: Get your butt in gear) to get a hard drive and back up, if nothing else, all of my iTunes purchases, which you have to rebuy if you lose.
So my friend Clayton introduced me to Fry’s Electronics. Heaven in a parking lot I tell you! I got a 300GB Seagate hard drive, with Firewire, for $150.00, or $0.50 per gig. Very nice.
Then I drove home and promptly caught a head cold. I feel like my eyes are about to pop out of my head. Yuck.
Whenever the Canadian left has gotten into electoral trouble, they start beating their chests with anti-American sentiment, trying to remind Canadians that the United States is, well, not very nice.
The Washington Post has taken up the challenge with Raiding the Icebox, a report on the American war plan to invade Canada. Of course, the plan was formulated in the 1930′s as part of a larger war with Great Britain. It was declassified in the 1970′s. But it exists.
The article reads humorously, but given the Canadian left’s penchant for crying about the war plan every decade or so when they are on the verge of losing control, makes me wonder if the timing isn’t a bit more than coincidental, given recent poll numbers of the ruling coalition in Canada.
No doubt the French portions would surrender quickly.
The one thing that hasn’t changed over time is that the military took note in it’s 1930′s report that it would have to deal with “a small number of professional pacifists and communists.” Heh. At least Ramsey Clark is in Baghdad at the moment.
I don’t know why really, but this just seems silly. Rules and regulations for space tourism have been promulgated. How odd.
I have been making my way through the first book and I think I have laughed at just about every single strip on each page. I stayed up until midnight last night reading. I don’t know that I could trust a person that didn’t find humor in Calvin & Hobbes. It is just too good.
By the way, having spent nearly a full day on the whole RSS issue, let me just say that Google and Technorati work really well. Icerocket and Del.icio.us tags not so much — at least not with the information I’m dealing with on a regular basis.
If you have no clue what I’m talking about, go here.
I love my in-laws. They are great people. And I love my nieces and nephews. But I am really ready to get back up to DC next week. I need a break from this.
It has been harder than I expected to be able to get things done in one sitting. I’ve been working at 6am and 12am and other irregular points in between to get everything done I need done without having little fingers smearing the screen and coughing on me in the process.
Arlington, how I long for thee this week. If only Christy could go too so we could both get a break.
The more history repeats itself. That’s just kind of odd.
Bowling is hot in high schools, belying its stereotype as a pastime of beer leagues and smoky alleys. In fact, for boys and girls, no varsity sport is growing faster. Bowling posted the most gains in 2004-05, in both the number of players and the number of schools adding teams, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations.
The hardest part of my new job is actually working from home. Well, not actually from home, but from my in-laws. While i have a good set up for working at home, at the in-laws I am relegated to the kitchen table. The in-laws have no concept of what I actually do. They see me on the computer and are just convinced I’m “playing” when I’m actually reading the U.S. Copyright Office’s review of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
So, I get interrupted and questioned all day about what I’m doing. The explanation of what I’m doing is followed up with a blank stare or a two year old running up demanding to see elephants on the internet and Ninja Turtles.
I long for my office.