Saturday, May 31, 2008

I read the news today OH BOY?!!?

Saturday, May 31, 9:39 PM
Larry Mendte probed for snooping on Alycia Lane, sources say
Posted 8:44pm
Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation of CBS3 anchor Larry Mendte and searched his home to determine whether he illegally accessed the private e-mail of onetime colleague Alycia Lane, numerous sources said in an exclusive to The Inquirer today.
Larry Mendte, left; Alycia Lane, right. From previous publicity stills.
The Cozen O'Connor law firm has filed an 812-page lawsuit on behalf of insurance companies alleging Saudi Arabia and Islamic charities it backed financed Al-Qaeda.

The Phila. firm hopes to pry loose the secrets of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Live blog: Larry Eichel is on the scene as the Democratic Party meets in Washington to finally resolve the debate over Michigan and Florida's delegates. Check back all day for the latest updates.

Energy Prices Going UP...UP...UP

Ok. I hear that AC electric has been approved a 11% increase effective TOMORROW June 1st. I love how the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) allows the company to raise the rate as the AC season starts and it takes effect in 2 or 3 days. Now I hear that South Jersey (G)ass will get approval for a 18 percent increase.
They claim they make no profit but I am skeptical since how do they afford those nice buildings and executive perks. They should be made to run like a non-profit and then they might understand the pain they give everyone elese. Note this picture was taken 2 weeks ago!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Rt 42 at its WORST

In my driving from Millville to West Philly over the last 5 years, I have never managed to get STUCK this kind of jam. Today this accident happened during the height of the morning rush when an open-top tractor trailer carrying scrap metal struck the Browning Road overpass in the construction zone on Route 42 between the Creek Road Exit and I-295. The impact caused a water main break under the overpass.
All I kept asking is WHY put a water MAIN under a overpass?? I did not get to work till 10:45 and it just sucked

Why does Comcast Reject Earthlink Webmail??

I sent an email to some friends and as you see
below all the the folks with COMCAST were
rejected. So I did the email CHAT Help from
a nice man from outside the US See below. Check out
the comments in the GREEN font......

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General Info
Chat start time May 29, 2008 10:33:16 PM EST
Chat end time May 29, 2008 10:45:02 PM EST
Duration (actual chatting time) 00:11:46
Operator Sawyer M
Chat Transcript
info: Welcome to Earthlink LiveChat. Your chat session will begin shortly. Feel free to begin typing your question.
info: 'Sawyer M' says: Thank you for contacting EarthLink LiveChat, how may I help you today? I sent an email and all my friends with a comcast email were rejected
Sawyer M: I apologize for the inconvenience caused. I'll do my very best to help you.
Sawyer M: I understand that you are unable to send email to comcast email addresses. Am I right? Yes
Sawyer M: Thank you for the confirmation.
Sawyer M: I’ll be glad to assist you.
Sawyer M: Not to worry. I am with you. Can I send you a copy of the message
Sawyer M: Sure, you can. So I sent the error message above
Sawyer M: Okay.
Sawyer M: Let me not waste your valuable time any more.
Sawyer M: Please give me a few seconds while I check with our higher authorities. ok
Sawyer M: Thank you for staying on hold.
Sawyer M: Thank you for your valuable time.
Sawyer M: I am sorry to say this, I see that the issue with on my end. So no need to worry about that.
Sawyer M: I am going to send this note to our higher authorities.
Sawyer M: The issue will be fixed very soon.
Sawyer M: Our engineers are working on this now. Thanks Its funny that this has happened BEFORE ONLY with Comcast. Again thanks I am curious of what your bosses come up with
Sawyer M: You are most welcome at any time. Your satisfaction is what we strive for. Sawyer M: You are our very valued customer and it has been a pleasure serving you. Sawyer M: Thank you for understanding Mark. Sawyer M: You are awesome. Sawyer M: And thank you for your patience. Sawyer M: Is there anything else I may assist you with today? Nope. Can you or your bosses send me an email at a later time on this Comcast problem?? Thanks and have a good nite.
Sawyer M: Sure.
Sawyer M: We will send. GREAT!! Good BYE :_)
Sawyer M: Thank you for using EarthLink LiveChat. If you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us again.
Sawyer M: My pleasure assisting you.
Sawyer M: Take care. Bye!
info: Chat session has been ended

2n Annual Student Technology Showcase June 4th

It will be held at Lakeside Middle School. I encourage everyone to attend!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Hump Day in May

It was a day to pick up dry cleaning in the AM then off to cubicle-land at work in West Philly. I did get to take my lunch time walking a nice dog at the Fairfax apts at 43rd and Locust. Saw a friend Allison as she was getting home then walked our pups along the Riverwalk in Millville. It was clear cool day

Things Americans REALLY believe

The most recent Newsweek poll found that 11% of the public still thinks Obama is a Muslim. An NYT/CBS poll put the number at 7%. The Pew Forum found 10%.
It is so unreal. I mean is Reverand Wright a CHIRSTIAN?? HELLO????
Ben Smith provided some interesting context to public confusion. You can go to his site

Here are some other things that some Americans believe from the above article

22 percent believe President Bush knew about the 9/11 attacks in advance.
30 percent believe Saddam had weapons of mass destruction.
23 percent believe they’ve been in the presence of a ghost.
18 percent believe the sun revolves around the Earth.

In other words, if about one-in-10 voters buy into the nonsense about Obama, it’s still a reasonably low number, compared to some other widely-held misconceptions shown above
Go here and find out the answer

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Upgrading MS Office

I bought Office 2007 Standard from my brother for a decent price. I did it since the previous version Office for XP was acting funny. Well it went well after I found the PRODUCT KEY..that is.

Sunday May 25th

Went to the annual Memorial Day Weekend Margarita Bash in Millville. It was a sun splashed day with low humidity. This year the food was even better

Monday, May 26, 2008

Rain....Its such a state of mind

If the rain comes they run and hide their heads. They might as well be dead. If the rain comes, if the rain comes. When the sun shines they slip into the shade (When the sun shines down.) And sip their lemonade. (When the sun shines down.) When the sun shines, when the sun shines. Rain, I don't mind. Shine, the weather's fine. I can show you that when it starts to rain, (When the Rain comes down.) Everything's the same. (When the Rain comes down.) I can show you, I can show you. Rain, I don't mind. Shine, the weather's fine. Can you hear me, that when it rains and shines, (When it Rains and shines.) It's just a state of mind? (When it rains and shines.) Can you hear me, can you hear me? If the rain comes they run and hide their heads. sdaeh rieht edih dna nur yeht semoc niar eht fI. (Rain) niaR. (Rain) enihsnuS.

Open Studio Tour with Ellen Gavin

On Sunday May 25th we went to visit Green Boots Studio for an open studio tour. The studio was well appointed with her work and she had a pianist and a harp player named Mary. I KNEW Mary from 12 years ago when we both were in the Philomusica Chorale back in 1995. She knew Ellen since they both lived in Philly. See the photos and the short Video

Memoral Day 2008

Today is Memoral Day and its a time to remember those who gave their all

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Shopping on a Sunday

Went to get some needed provisions such as Vinager, pet food, Milk and OJ etc.
I was trying to see if I could spend less then $100.00. Watch the video below to see if I could do this under the inflation that we live under.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Isaiah Zagar: Philadelphia's Magic Gardens!

Friday I went to see Isaiah Zagar's mural on South Street. I was asked to take some pictures. I was amazed how cool it was Its truly one of the most incredible things I've ever seen. Just when you think you're done looking there's stairs to go down into another section. Then you turn a corner and there's even more. I took some pictures, well many pictures and did several
as well