Archive for the ‘General’ Category

I pity the fool

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

I don’t play World of Warcraft, but anything good enough for Mr. T. is good enough for me!

Breast cancer awareness

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so I wanted to share some tips for promoting breast cancer awareness in your community I found on the National Breast Cancer Awareness website:

  • Contact your local hospital or mammography facilities to find speakers who are experts in the early detection of breast cancer for your events.
  • Partner with a mammography facility to make screening appointments for women while they are attending your event.
  • Contact the Breast Cancer Resource Committee or the National Medical Association for information and tips on reaching African American women.
  • Post information on bulletin boards at local community centers, places of worship, the library, and post office.
  • Exhibit or post materials at the county fair or health fairs, which are popular in the fall.
  • Take advantage of “back-to-school” shopping in August to alert mall shoppers to upcoming activities for October.
  • To reach older women, work through senior centers, senior newspapers, and retirement homes.

Don’t worry about a thing

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

On September 6th Dave Matthews and other entertainers including Phil Vassar and John Mayer put on a free 5 hour concert for the students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech in memory of the 33 killed on April 16, 2007. At the end of the concert Dave Matthews played an old Bob Marley song “Three Little Birds”.

“Don’t worry about a thing, cause every little thing’s gonna be all right.”

I wasn’t able to attend the concert myself for obvious reasons, but I know it meant a lot to those at Virginia Tech as has all the support provided over the past months.

We Are Virginia Tech!

Bet you’ve never seen one of these

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

My boss, Mark, is expecting a new baby this year and like most people must get a bigger form of transportation to haul his child around in. Unlike most people, Mark’s chosen form of transportation is a recumbent bicycle. So, instead of upgrading to a station wagon or SUV, Mark bought the SUV of the bicycle world: a Bakfiet.

This intriguing bike will haul up to 275 lbs and is quite a comfy ride. I was lucky enough to be the first to get to take a ride around the block in the “bucket”. Matt and I also took turns driving, however neither of us were good enough drivers to have a passenger. I can only imagine the questions and interesting looks Mark will be getting in the days to come. He is extraordinarily pleased with his new bike however, and I am sure will be more than happy to answer any and all questions that will come his way.