Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
Is fawning the right word or is it just another testimony to the national media's love affair with the Obamas or is it tongue in cheek? Today is Michelle Obama's birthday, her 50th, and ABC news is giving us 50 ways to celebrate her day in our very own homes. While these are meant to make us laugh, it's still one of those "oh come on" moments in tv news.
There is such a thing as the HAPIfork which measures: How long it took to eat your meal, the amount of fork servings taken per minute and the intervals between fork servings.
In other words your fork will be watching how fast you eat. And probably since it then works with bluetooth and sends all this data to your phone or somewhere else, you'll be getting berated about your eating habits. Do you want to know if you eat too fast? Do you care? Well, this fork may be for you.
You can get it at Amazon which sells it through Brookstone which means you could go to Brookstone. 99.99.
A Post Dispatch story about this week's excruciating cold and snow had this sentence: "The so-called “polar vortex” that enveloped much of the Midwest began its retreat, seesawing St. Louis’ chill from life-threatening status to barely bearable."
It's the small things that occasionally bug me. Why did reporter Joel Currier include the words, "so-called" when mentioning the Polar Vortex? Isn't that what it was, wasn't the vortex on every weather map for 5 days? It may be a rare occurance, but certainly not unknown in weather circles. So why "so-called"?
It began in 2009, at least on my blog. How old is KSDK's weather forecaster Cindy Preszler? I found an answer and posted it and ever since my daily visitor stats always includes those who need to know her age. It's mind boggling how many hits I get each day over this. In 2011 I rewrote the Cindy Preszler age saga and the hits continued. Last night scores of visits were made here looking for the answer.
Why is this? In any event the answer is now 54. If you do a google search on the question, my two blog posts are right near the top. I just don't get it.
This is interesting albeit confusing. MoDOT will be closing a couple of ramps on the Poplar tonight and tomorrow night to do some maintenance. Here are the instructions for drivers on northbound I-55 heading east across the bridge:
"Commuters should use westbound I-70 to Salisbury Avenue, turn around on the bridge, and take eastbound I-70 to get onto the PSB."
I read this last night and try as I might, I could not picture how to do this. Thought maybe I was overly tired and couldn't think straight. But this morning it still makes no sense.
On Thursday night, "work crews will close the ramp from eastbound I-70 to the bridge between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Friday. The detour will be to continue southbound on I-55 to 7th Street, cross beneath the interstate, take a right on Marion Street, and then take northbound I-55 to get onto the PSB."
Jetpac City Guides did research which required image processing on over 100 million Instagram photos to count and size the smiles on peoples' faces from around the USA. By counting these pixels, they were able to come up with a single smile score for 50 cities. In addition to smile numbers and sizes they also added in Hipster mustaches, lipstick and blue skies.
In the end they found that people in St. Louis smile the most and have the biggest smiles. Kansas City came in second. Happy smiling hipsters under blue skies in the middle of the country, it seems. Anaheim California came in last which shocks me. Must not have many hipster mustaches out there.