Hello and Happy Monday, gang.
What rotten weekend weather! I feel so bad for everyone involved in the Hy-Vee triathlon. I can’t imagine the hard work it takes on every one’s behalf – from organizers to athletes – and to have the skies open up like they did had to be enormously frustrating. The good news is, Ed says we will dry out for a few days!
I can’t adequately express how much your blog comments, emails, facebook posts and voicemails mean to me. I am rarely at a loss for words, but in this case I am. The past few months have been strange and scary and somewhat surreal for Michael and me and it’s been wonderful to receive such lovely words of support and encouragement.
Last Friday Dan Winters and I were cracking up talking about the way some words and sayings in the English language are massacred. For instance, for years I said “For all intensive purposes…” instead of “For all intents and purposes….” Dan knows someone who used to think the saying was “Joe is like a bowl in a china cabinet…” I’ve heard some people refer to a headstone as a “hedgestone” and when I was little I thought the Lord’s Prayer was “Our Father, who art in Heaven… how do you say my name…” Do you have any funny examples to share?
Can’t see HD
I have a confession to make. Up until Saturday, we were unable to see the Channel 13 News in high defninition. I couldn’t figure it out. I knew we had an HDTV and that we’d done all of the scanning and stuff after the switch to digital but when we turned to channel 813 there was audio, but no picture. I finally decided to ask my colleagues about this and Keith and Ed suggested that we might not have an HD receiver. Guess what? They were right! Saturday morning the Mediacom dude showed up in the pouring rain (poor guy!) and got us all fixed up. HD is cool! I am willing to share this embarrassing story with you just in case you’re not getting us in high def and you don’t know why. I am the most technically challenged person on the planet so I probably can’t answer questions you might have, but I can help point you in the right direction.
Before I sign off … a reminder that I’m trying to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. So far I’m at a whopping $0. Bummer. If you can spare a couple of bucks you can make a huge difference in the lives of Iowa kids. Check out this site if you want to donate…
I’m off to get dinner … have a great week!