Friday, June 26, 2009

Tax Dollars at Work, Monster, -and- Keep Your Hands on the Wheel

Tax Dollars at Work - Alaska town with 46 residents gets $21M airport
Monster - fireman kills pets to save on boarding
Keep Your Hands on the Wheel - texting and driving worse than drinking and driving

On this day in history: June 26, John F. Kennedy tells the German nation and pastry lovers everywhere "Ich bin ein Berliner"; whether or not he is, in fact, a jelly donut remains a matter of speculation to this day.

Born on this day in history: June 26, Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973) Born in Hillsboro, WV, Pearl S. Buck was raised by American missionary parents in Chinkiang, China. She lived in China until age 40. Her second novel, "The Good Earth" (1931), won the Pulitzer and the Nobel Prize for Literature. In 1964, she established the Pearl S. Buck Foundation to help children.

Scripture of the Day: Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared. — Proverbs 3:25-26

Video of the Day: Attempting 230MPH in a Hennessey Viper pt 2 - submitted by Darin

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this sign while passing the lake on the way to my office!

Anniversary Dinner

Although our 9th anniversary (and my birthday) was yesterday, we shall celebrate this evening. I shall be making pasta carbonara, and we shall pair it with an excellent vintage wine gifted Laura that we have been saving for this occasion.

Birthday/Anniversary UPDATE - 9:30 AM:

WOW! A special package just arrived from Omaha Steaks. It was sent to us from reader Chris! Chris and I have been long-distance friends for many, many years. Although we live far apart and have never physically met, we have remained great friends since the pre-Web days of BBSes and 300-baud modems!

The contents of this package will indeed provide excellent flesh for the new grill when it arrives next week!

Thank you, Chris!