It must be Friday, there’s a lot to talk about before we take a couple of days off.
I feel like an idiot when I do stupid things. No matter when your routine starts, the list of things
you have to do before getting out the door can be hard to remember.
I left my coffee cup on the counter. I put it there specifically to take with me this morning. Once you get past forgetting something like that, you can’t imagine HOW it happened. It does.
That’s how the day started…it looks like it’s going to get busy.
In the News:
Is it really bad or is the Media making it worse by scaring people? That’s the question Brooke and I talked about before the show. Each of us wondered how much of the slowdown in spending is due to people hearing and reading about bad economic news. Each of us also wondered how much the State of Iowa is insulated from the National trends of lower spending and layoffs. It’s hard to tell. I’d like to hear what you think though.
The reason all of this comes up is that The President is going to step in today and propose a one time, quick influx of cash into the economy. The idea is to give people a tax rebate and hope they run out and spend it.
Kudos to our intrepid Photojournalist Roger Riley who caught this one on the CF Currier this morning. Rick Hartzell is resigning at UNI after eight years as Athletic Director. I think it would be hard to argue his tenure has been anything but a success….but then what the heck do I know. The School asked him to stay, but Hartzell says he just didn’t feel like he was an appreciated member of the Schools Administration.
More than 100 people are being layed-off at Wells Fargo. The news came yesterday but as is typical with this company it told us they aren’t lay-offs so much as “restructuring”. I’m not sure someone who loses their job would agree.
The Company says people can transition to jobs open in the company (there are about 200 open) and that works but only if those jobs offer equal pay. If they cut the Anchor position out of Today in Iowa and offer me a job shoveling the walk at WHO instead, I hardly think I’d call that a transition.
Cleaning = Foreplay?
The Today Show’s website had this headline on it and it caught my eye…that’s the idea. The actual story is one that I think a lot of married people can relate to. It says a new study of women’s brains shows that to get a woman relaxed enough to get “turned on”, she needs to be free of distractions.
The example in the headline is that if the kitchen is clean, the kids have done their homework and all the chores are finished before you go to bed…a woman can relax.
The bigger point to me is understanding how your partner’s brain works. Men needed to be more aware of helping out, and Women need to be more willing to ASK FOR HELP. I think Brooke would agree it’s something a lot of married couples struggle with.
I hesitated to even make this a part of the blog…please don’t prove my trust in your judgement is misplaced by posting inappropriate comments about this story.
The owner of a Green Bay TV station, upon hearing the news that Giants QB Eli Manning loves Seinfeld, decided to pull all the re-runs from the schedule for the week.
That’ll get em.
Eli Manning will be so distraught… he’ll throw three interceptions and lose the game for the Giants….all because of Seinfeld….Neuman!
In a PR home run teed up by said TV Station Manager, Sony shipped Manning the Box Set of Seinfeld and a portable DVD player to watch them. And think…he doesn’t even have to watch the commercials!
And finally a nod to my Mother who emailed and told me I’d likely offended most of Iowa in a past Blog posting. I wasn’t aware that I had, but if any of you caught my offense…you know what it was. I apologize if I unintentionally offended anyone. If you missed it…ignore all of this. Thanks Mom!