Monday, March 17, 2008

Spring storms!

Nothing is better than waking up to a spring thunder storm. These rolled through this morning as I was getting coffee. Now if we can just keep the low temperatures above freezing for a stretch.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Very good advice about the food you eat

If It Doesn't Rot, Don't Eat It


Web site AlterNet interviews health author Michael Pollon to discuss the state of the food industry and its relation to our health. The interview offers several interesting health tips, but if you're looking for quick and simple rules of thumb to add to your health regimen, Pollon suggests one tip that's sure to help: "don't eat any food that's incapable of rotting." This idea subscribes to the common wisdom that the more processed a food is (and therefore, less susceptible to rot), the less healthy it is. Granted, this isn't an altogether new idea (nor is it without exceptions), but it is a good rule of thumb to keep in mind next time you're reaching into your snack pantry. Check out the article for more useful, common sense tips for staying healthy with your food choices, and share your best healthy-eating rules of thumb in the comments.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Wow, I hope this means they are peaking!

Kansas annihilates Texas Tech

March 4, 2008

Russell Robinson's 15 points led No. 5 Kansas to a 109-51 thrashing Monday of Texas Tech in Lawrence, Kan. It was the second time in three games the Red Raiders suffered the most lopsided loss in school history.

Texas Tech (16-13, 7-8 Big 12) lost 98-54 at Texas A&M last week -- at the time the biggest loss in school history. In between the record losses, the Red Raiders upset then-No. 5 Texas 83-80.

For the Jayhawks (27-3, 12-3), it was the biggest victory in a conference game in their storied history. All but one of the 16 players in uniform for Kansas scored.

The victory gave the Jayhawks, who shot 60 percent (40-for-67), a 20-0 record at home. It was the 14th time in the 53-year history of Allen Fieldhouse that Kansas has finished unbeaten at home.

Monday, March 3, 2008


Originally uploaded by loatswil
This makes me laugh every time I look at it. These signs are around the kiddy-pool at the Great Wolf Lodge. I guess someone must have tried to dive into the 1 inch deep water and sued them at some point. So, logically, they should have these all over the floor, even in the hallways.