Friday, June 27, 2008

Bad apples

Neighbors just aren't what they used to be.

Long gone are the "welcome to the neighborhood" casseroles and summer block parties.

Folks just prefer to keep to themselves now I guess. Others just find their neighbors to be incredibly annoying. If you ever find yourself in the latter category do something about it!

Now you can humiliate your no good neighbor here.

The site allows you to find and post comments about good and bad neighbors by searching your desired area, add to the database by clicking on the map then rate and review and search for your dream neighborhood!

You can also offer ornery posters advice for how to handle a smelly, crotchety, messy or nosy neighbor.

Happy Friday!


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Birthday shmirthday

Happy Birthday Daddy!

And happy Thursday to all you other schmos

Check out there ridiculously funny e-cards.

It's like the anti-Blue Mountain.

While you're at it, make a music video starring you here.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Searching for MIAs

"In our own minds we are doing what we would want to be done for ourselves," Eyster says. "I have seen guys break their backs for the idea that we are going to bring this little shred of evidence back home because he is a comrade-in-arms, he is a buddy."

This is from a story that ran first in a three day series in the Boston Globe about the Pentagon's ambitious search for the remains of tens of thousands of missing veterans from World War II. The quote is from Army Maj. Paul Eyster who in May led a team of soldiers - predominantly veterans from campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan - to Papua New Guinea to find the remains of two pilots, Marion R. McCown and Allan S. Harrison III, who's fighter planes went down there in 1944.

What an incredible story.


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Murder map

My plan this morning was to check out the hometown coverage of last night's NBA Championship game on Instead, I read a story about the gang-related shooting of a 6-month-old baby in Mattapan, Ma.

That led me to the Globe's virtual crime map labeled "Homicides in Boston during 2008."

As a former cops reporter for the Ledger-Enquirer I think the murder map is a great resource for the online audience. Morbid as it may be, it's important for residents to be aware of what's going on in their city and where.

Within the McClatchy Company the Fresno Bee was the first newspaper to offer the map. The Ledger-Enquirer toyed with the idea of creating one for the Chattahoochee Valley (especially during last summer's spate of homicides) but the peeps in the ad department weren't too siked about selling advertisements for it.

Kudos to those newspapers that have pulled it together.


Monday, June 16, 2008

What kind of fruit would you be?

What was the weirdest interview question you've ever been asked?

When I was getting ready to enter the work force in 2004 I was told to be prepared to answer some pretty strange questions from prospective employers. For that reason I did actually stock up on stellar answers to what I consider ridiculous questions.

Try answering some for yourself (below) then read this article about strange interview questions.

1. What kind of fruit would you be?
2. What kind of animal would you be?
3. What "Seinfeld" character are you most like?
4. What color best describes your personality?

For the record I'd be a mango. Can you guess why?


Friday, June 13, 2008

White wedding


My friend Coco* recently admitted she wore a white dress to a friend's wedding. Crazy I know!!!

In her defense she maintains her mother, who really does have impecable taste, told her it was OK.

Anywho, she has since seen the error of her way.

For those who don't know any better read this.

(Hint: white is NOT OK).


*Name has been changed to protect the innocent

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Lily Billy

Happy thirsty Thursday.

Sometimes when I do TV I make weird faces that I don't mean to make.

It's just me talking and apparently sometimes I look like Billy Idol as my co-worker Joe Paull illustrates in this video.

Go Celts!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Oath of office

I told you I would post some pictures from Meredith's graduation. These aren't from the actual graduation, but I thought you'd like to see Morgan give her the oath of office. Very emotional. Well, at least it was for everyone except M1 and M2 since they have no souls and they never cry.


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Merlot to go

The Georgia Senate recently passed legislation that allows restaurant patrons to take their unfinished bottles of wine home.

Everybody wins with the "Merlot to go" bill! Restaurants sell more bottles of wine. Servers take home bigger tips. Customers have a larger selection of wines to choose from then just those offered by the glass.

There are some stipulations. Georgia law states the unfinished bottle has to be corked or capped and secured in a sealed bag by a restaurant employee. Once on the road, the bottle has to be placed in the trunk or glove compartment of the vehicle.

I got an e-mail today from a company that actually sells wine doggy bags that meet state laws, including Georgia's.

You know, this wouldn't be a bad gift for your wine-loving friends.


Monday, June 2, 2008

Duty, honor, drunky

Happy Monday,

My sister-in-law, Meredith, graduated from West Point on Saturday! I was there with the husband and in-laws to witness the incredible parades, ceremonies, dinners and speeches. How lucky am I?

If you've never been to or seen the Military Academy I suggest you look it up online or make a pilgrimage for an Army vs. Navy game. It's really a special place.

I will post pictures from the weekend as soon as I have a moment.

In the mean time picture this. Me drinking 2.5 liters of beer Saturday night out of huge steins at a German restaurant over the course of about 2 hours. Hammered.

Pictures of that to come too.