Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Kay Underwood, 20, of Barrow upon Soar, England, risks momentarily collapsing every time she laughs, according to an August report in London's Daily Telegraph. Her cataplexy causes a sudden, dramatic weakening of muscles when she experiences strong emotions, including joy, excitement and anger. She said she has collapsed as many as 40 times in a day, and sometimes her friends will good-naturedly try to make her giggle, but she said she has learned tricks to protect herself, "such as locking my knees together or grabbing on to something."
Monday, September 29, 2008
Jonathan Crompton may be the greatest guy in the world, but he's not an SEC quarterback. Even I know that as a quarterback you shove the ball into the running back's gut. (And I only played in middle school, coach.) Watching that offense Saturday was painful. Almost makes me long for the days of Casey Clausen. Almost.
I told several people that the only way UT would win is if the defense created turnovers AND they scored with the ball. We just can't move the ball on offense.
Looks like a 5-7, maybe 6-6, season for us Vol fans.....
Friday, September 26, 2008
We watched it Wednesday night. After the movie we watched the bloopers and the special "Afternoon Delight" video. The bride said that the bloopers were funnier than the movie. However, I want everyone to know that she laughed. Out loud. Several times. Especially at Steve Carell.
Just doing my part to help the bride stay classy, Planet Earth.....
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
- If special teams are so special, why doesn't Tennessee have a special teams coach? We don't know how to cover kicks.
- Jonathan Crompton can't read defenses.
- Tennessee looked like like a middle school team playing against Florida. Florida was faster, more disciplined, better coached and acted like they knew they would win.
- Eric Berry is the real deal.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Gill Switalski, 51, filed a lawsuit in London, seeking the equivalent of almost $40 million for her dismissal from the Foreign and Colonial investment firm, claiming she was fired illegally during an illness. However, F and C asserted in June that it found an instance during a particularly sickly spell for Switalski when she interviewed for a job at a competitor while demonstrating enough energy and drive to have received an offer of employment. Switalski said she was merely using an "alternative personality" during that interview.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
- there are currently 100 million active Facebook users; it's estimated that there will be 200 million by December of this year
- there are approximately 250,000 new Facebook users every day
- the average Facebook user is on their page about 25 minutes a day
My industry isn't reaching the Gen Y/Net Generation. In order to do that, we're going to have to do things a little different in order to gain their business. So that I can begin to understand social networking better, I now have a Facebook account.
And if it happens to mortify my daughters that I have a Facebook account, that's just an added bonus for me.....
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
So when I woke up at 5:00 this morning, I went on a walk with my camera. Here's Phoenix from 5:30 until 6:30.....
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I just wanted to take a minute and thank the media, both national and local, for creating such panic in the general public. Thank you for telling us that we're probably going to run out of gas very soon. Because of you, I sat in a line of 45-50 cars at Sam's Club last night to get gas. (I'd like to note that the only reason I waited is because the low gas light was on in the van.)
I'd also like to thank the Knoxville area gas stations and their suppliers for price gouging. Gas was $4.49 a gallon when I can through there yesterday afternoon. And the Winchester gas station I saw on the news last night that raised their prices to $5.29 a gallon.
Again, I can't thank you all enough.....
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
I've made Franklin my home. But Kingsport will always be a home for me, too. I'm heading back up there this week for a conference. Cooler temperatures, mountains all around, plus dinner at Mom and Dad's.
I'm looking forward to this week.....