Archive for May, 2007

Spelling Bees, blah blah, blah

By From • May 31st, 2007 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

I just can’t get excited over another homeschooler winning the national spelling bee. Actually, I sort of dread my search feeds today as they’ll be filled with homeschoolers crowing about it as though it proves something, and opponents also crowing abo…

Top 5 Hair Metal Songs

By From • May 30th, 2007 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Alt Country star Ryan Adams posted his top 5 hair metal songs on his MySpace blog. (You may need to be a MySpace member to get to his blog)

Kix – “Don’t Close Your Eyes”
Slaughter – “Fly To The Angels”
Dokken – “Dream Warriors”
Vinne Vincent Invsion (…

3rd Bowie Baysocks Beer Dinner

By From • May 27th, 2007 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Are you ready for Thursday, June 14th!! It is time for the “Red, White, & Brew Beer Dinner”, our 3rd installment of our famous Beer Dinners for the 2007 Season!Beers for the evening include:Penn Pilsner Penn Dark Lager Penn Gold Lager Penn Weizen Dra…

Meeting Schedule for Jun-Oct 2007

By From • May 27th, 2007 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

June 23rd: Wheat and Rye beers; Joe will leadJuly 14th: Pale Ales and IPAs, but NO Imperials. Lyle will leadAugust 11th: Non-barley month, we will have the owner of BlacksnakeMeadery as special guest; Lyle will lead (Blacksnake makes a dry,carbonated,…

Why is prom still a big deal

By From • May 17th, 2007 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Why is prom still a big deal?
18 May 2007
Washington Post columnist Marc Fisher raises an interesting point. If we believe all the press about the teenager hook up culture, and how dating is dead to them and they prefer to run in packs, then why is pro…

Failure is good

By From • May 7th, 2007 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

I found this quote from James Dyson (the vacuum guy) rather interesting.

I’ve always thought that schoolchildren should be marked by the number of failures they’ve had. The child who tries strange things and experiences lots of failures to get there is probably more creative…

That’s obviously counter to the succeed now at all costs environment that most kids grow up in. Win the game, ace the test, nail the SAT, get into Harvard and on and on. The joy of discovery, which is usually marked by repeated failure, is totally lost on kids today.

Blue Cross is trying to kill my wife II

By From • May 5th, 2007 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

I’m fairly certain Blue Cross will be the lucky recipient of it’s own category here very soon. Today’s madness involves blood test strips. BCBS made her doctor fax in a justification for why she uses 300 strips a month. The BCBS limit is 204 a month. (…

Blue Cross is trying to kill my wife

By From • May 2nd, 2007 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

CVS called this morning and told Michelle that BCBS called to question the insulin prescription that they approved yesterday.
This is the conversation that ensued with the pharmacy dept.
BCBS: We need to verify that you really need insulin. Michelle: U…