Archive for February, 2008

Galloping through Leap Day

February 29th, 2008

Guilty as charged. I am apparently not in the minority in how I chose to spend the “extra” 24 hours provided by this 366-day Leap Year.

 This blog post intrigued me…

“If only there were more hours in the day!” Get ready, you’re about to get your wish! That’s right, it’s Leap Day! February 29th. An extra 24 hours that you don’t have to steal or squirrel away. So we got to wondering, what would savvy, intelligent and entrepreneurially minded movers and shakers do with an extra day? 

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Mr. Saturday Night

February 24th, 2008

Evidence I’m getting old…  I come to my room about 9:30 last night to “freshen up” a bit. My room at Caesars overlooks the Bellagio fountains and South Strip. So I sit on the sofa to enjoy the view for a few minutes and promplty fall asleep by 10pm. I wake about 2:15am and decide to take off my clothes and officially retire for the evening.

 The good news is I have a massage scheduled for 9am today and now have time to get in a good (gym) workout before hand!

My values are changing.

View From My Room

Reporting from Vegas

February 24th, 2008

I took a 6am flight out of O’Hare yesterday. I had arrived a little before 5am and pretty much none of the concessions were open yet and I wanted an orange juice. So I get in line at the O’Hare McDonalds. I order and as I’m waiting for the delivery of my mediocre OJ, a woman approaches the counter and asks if they have any packets of salt. What could one possibly want to add salt to from McDonalds??

ok, this one did crack me up

February 21st, 2008

“Good news for Barack Obama. The founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream are endorsing Barack Obama instead of Hillary Clinton. Which makes sense, because ‘BaRocky Road’ is a much catchier name than ‘Pantsuits & Cream.'” — Conan O’Brien

Holy cow! Has it really been 10 years?

February 18th, 2008

Harry Caray died 10yrs ago today.  

Blue Screen over Paris

February 14th, 2008

We’ve all likely experienced it at some point. It famously happened to Bill Gates at the gala launch of Windows 98.  And now the marquee at Paris Las Vegas resort crashes with the dreaded Windows BSoD (Blue Screen of Death):

Windows Crashes Las Vegas Hotel Sign

The Rocket – going down in flames?

February 13th, 2008

This photo says much about an ugly story:

 Clemens pressed by Congress

Roger Clemens, with lawyers Rusty Hardin (left) and Lanny Breuer (right), testifies before Congress. (Chuck Kennedy / MCT)