Showing posts from January, 2009

Working on the Lodge

We drove up to the Bradley Lodge to install some new lighting and a new garage door opener this weekend. In addition to those fun projects, we got a few inches of snow on the deck! I'm looking forward to going back in two weeks for skiing (Bear Valley got 26 inches of new snow) and hanging out with friends and family.

A New President

Some of you may not agree with the ideas of our new President, many did not vote for him, but we all must remember that this happens every 4 years. Some people are mad and others rejoice. Our nation truly is one of the few that can have a peaceful transition of power every 4 years and that is something that we all need to be proud of and respect. No, things will not change overnight (the DOW was down 332 today), but with time, as a nation we will become stronger and overcome both our economic and political troubles.

Now onto the fun stuff ....

I tried to watch the live feed online from CNN (after all, I did RSVP through Facebook), here is what I saw ...

CNN does have some pretty cool tools though, here is a picture of "The Moment" - you can use PhotoSynth on your own to see the other 11,000+ viewpoints.
Check out the 2 million people from space ... they look like little ants

An Interesting News Day

Okay, so I just found Thursday to be an interesting news day and I wanted to share.

First .... the people of Fresno said "Move that Bus" as a new home was revealed for a taping of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Second ... Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger gave a 13 minute state of the state address, that just said California is $40+ billion in debt and until he figures out what to do with that nothing else will get done and everyone will be getting IOU's soon.
Third ... someone made a mistake on Twitter, they said Tennessee wasn't the best place to live, right before they were getting paid to speak in Tennessee in front of a group of FedEx employees, yes a FedEx employee found the post and it was brought up in the meeting ... ooops. As a side note, have you ever noticed the arrow in the FedEx logo? Fourth ... President Bush said farewell.Fifth ... a plane landed on a river in what is now known as the "Miracle on the Hudson" and everyone survived, that was prett…


Two brothers, lots of hard work and a 10 item menu make for one of the best new hang outs in the greater Sacramento region. Roseville's Bloom Coffee and Tea has become not only a major media story with live shots on KCRA/KQCA, it's just a great place to hang out with friends. The place is amazing, great job Luke and Jake!
5 stars on YELP
Bloom on Facebook

Making a Difference

Proof that one person can make a difference in the world ... 14 year-old Austin Gutwein's has already raised $1 million for AIDS in Africa through World Vision partnership with the Hoops of Hope program.
Hoops of Hope on YouTube

NASA Visit

Okay, so a few months ago I signed up for a little service called HARO and then its founder, Peter Shankman, came to Sacramento and gave an amazing talk for SPRA. He sends out daily e-mails that have a fun intro and then list reporter requests for thousands of PR people that then help the reporters with their stories. Anyway, he's a pretty cool guy and today he was in Houston visiting NASA and got to go on a special tour. Below is a video interview he took and here is a link to the rest of his post.