This is so very cool. NBC will air The Sound of Music in the near future and ahead of that they produced a video featuring a couple of guys who I don't know singing the Do Re Mi chorus in an industrial setting. Then the network must have asked ordinary Americans to make of video of themselves singing the same. These were all combined into one video.
"Morning! Anyone seeing anything falling out the sky? Let scottontvKSDK and me, chester_lampkin know."
My first reaction to this was to consider the possiblity of bits of tree branches or meteors or planes coming down on us. And, as I had just read a story of a man who broke the fall of a woman who jumped from the third level upper deck at the Oakland football game, the image of people falling from the sky was on my mind.
The only question I have about a new regulation out of the Department of Agriculture is, "Why do we need to know all this"?
"Next time you go to the grocery store to pick up steaks or some hamburger, you’ll know where the cow it came from was born, raised and slaughtered."
I can just imagine going to Schnucks and reading meat labels and finding things like, "This chicken was raised on Old McDonald's farm in Decorah Iowa. She spent her days scratching in the grass with her friends and family just beyond the old farmhouse that had views of the river and a lovely meadow.
It was so cold yesterday but we pretty much stayed out in it doing outdoor Christmas decorations. The biggest effort went into putting up the stable at the chapel for the Nativity scene.
I can't even describe how cold Saturday was.
Also painted the train table so Dale could put up his train and get it off the floor.
Which brings us to today. Went to church at Webster Gardens this morning so that I could take Connor and Nick back home with me for the day since Lizzie and Christian were in Kansas and Darren was working.
Connor helped me put together a new outdoor dog to partner with the one we had last year. I saw this one at Home Depot and it reminded me so much of Ferdie's best friend, Booj, that I had to get it.
There's the two buddy dogs and Connor.
They look so good at night.
As the afternoon went on, Andrew from down the street came to play with Connor and they went at the Wii and the drums while Nick crawled all over the room enjoying the action.
Now I'm kind of pushing to get ready for Katie and Charlie, Drew and Jake who come into town early Tuesday morning.
Will this be the tech gift of this Christmas season or will more time have to pass? The Winbot is a device which cleans your windows all by itself, a window washing robot. It looks as though it would do best on those who have big windows but if it really works, what a boon to housework. Or office work.
The American Institute for Economic Research did some...research...and came up with the top destination college towns. "The “college experience” is about more than simply attending a top-notch university. The city or town where the school is located also is important. The people students meet, the places they go, and the jobs they may hold are essential supplements to formal education."
The Institute found the top 75, but singled out the top five college towns in 4 categories: Major Metros, Mid-Sized Metros, Small Metros and the top five overall college towns.
Number one in the best college town category was the city of Ithaca New York. And oddly, at least in my mind, Iowa has two in this top five category, Ames and Iowa City. You can click any of the colored splotches on the map for more info on each of the 75 towns.