We tried, we thought you could handle it, but there’s no doubt now, the blog comments have deteriorated into pure stupidity. So as of this morning if you want to comment we’ll ask you to sign up. Those of you who do will be welcome to comment and contribute. It has little or nothing to do with what was said. It’s pretty clear to us who was commenting.
My only thought?…get your boss to let you write a blog.
To the News:
After a weekend of caucuses from The Pacific Northwest to the East Coast, Sen Barack Obama is looking to continue the momentum he built up. Obama won all of the democratic contests this weekend but still trails Sen Clinton when you add in the Super Delegate count. If you haven’t heard of Super Delegates, these are Party Big wigs…VIP’s that get a vote at the Democratic Convention. Interesting that the Dems Super Delegates in this state are still split. If I were a voter who went out and caucuses here in Iowa, and my Congressman for instance, was going to go against the will of his district and vote for the candidate we DIDN’T choose…I’d be upset.
On the Republican side there aren’t enough delegates for Iowa winner Mike Huckabee to win the nomination…but who knows what would happen if, for instance Mitt Romney committed his delegates to Huckabee instead of McCain. We’ll see.
What about this ban on indoor smoking? It looks like it’s going to pass and that it’s going to be signed into law. I’d be interested to hear your opinions about banning smoking in all public places.
Megan Reuther is going to give people some tips each Monday of February to try and promote some good heart health. This week it was the testing you need to have done to make sure you are heart healthy. If you’re a thirty something like me, you might not want to skip over this stuff. If for no other reason,. you might want some baseline testing done. The idea is that doctors will have something to compare it to later in your life to see if anything’s changed. I’ve run into a few instances with friends where doctors think they see something wrong on a test but aren’t sure because they have nothing to compare it to. Next week: Exercising for a healthy heart.
This is one of those areas where you think you shouldn’t worry about your heart until you are older. But this morning one of the nurses from the traveling clinic in Megan’s story said a lot of our bad behavior in college and during our 20’s (like eating poorly and drinking too much alcohol) can really take a toll on your heart while you are still relatively young. Even people who live a healthy lifestyle can have heart problems if it is hereditary.
We did our part for the economy this weekend. It wasn’t actually new money out of our pocket, it was mostly money we had from Christmas returns. This morning’s tie was a result of that return/exchange spree.
Find of the weekend came when we walked into Blockbuster and found a pre-viewed copy of the third season of The West Wing for $20. We got the second season for Christmas and have been looking for the others. We just happened to have 2 $10 gift cards from our stockings…Perfect!
Speaking of perfect Sal and I had a great date night Saturday. I have said before I won’t call out bad businesses or bad experiences by name here but I will praise great ones. We had dinner at 801 Steak House as a special celebration. The service, the food and the entire experience was really worth it…and for those of you who’ve eaten there you know it’s pricey! We don’t do it often but that, I guess, is what makes it special.
Eric and I went to a movie on Saturday night while my sister watched Evan. We love going to the Fleur so we decided to see ‘There will be Blood’ with Daniel Day-Lewis. I got 8 Oscar nominations so we figured it had to be good. It definitely was, but a little bit of a downer. I think I was in the mood for something funny and this definitely didn’t help me beat the winter blues. Has anyone else seen this movie? It was also one of those movies that left you wondering about a lot of things, too. I guess that’s the mark of a good movie, but there are a few things that I want answered when I walk out of the theatre.
Have a good start to the week.