Just some random things that have been rolling around in my head:
-I’ve come to the realization that I’m a bit of a wild man….in my sleep. I’ll go to bed at night, the bed is made, the pillow at the head; by morning, the covers are on the floor, the pillow is folded over in half and the mattress is sitting off-kilter from the box spring. Like many people, I don’t remember what I’ve been dreaming about the night before, but it must have been exciting to cause all this destruction of my bed.
-I’m really, REALLY glad that the Election has finally come and gone. I’m not very please that the legislature is still divided between two political parties, but maybe the two sides will learn to work together to benefit the country. Also, monkeys might come flying out of my butt.
-Speaking of Politics, Karl Rove. Is this guy delusional or what? After Fox News Channel’s Decision Desk declared Ohio would go to President Obama, Rove snapped. The whole thing led to a person at the Decision Desk being interviewed on the air about the logic behind the call, shredding through Rove’s arguments against it with a machete of facts. Do all Republicans have such a disdain for facts? (By the way, this may be the only time you see Karl Rove and logic in the same paragraph. Mark it on your calendars.)
-I’m listening to the live broadcast of this week’s TWiT as I type this. Leo’s off on vacation, so Sarah Lane is hosting with Martin Sargent (This Week in Fun reunion!) and David Prager. Download it as soon as you finish reading this.
-It’s looking more and more like there won’t be an NHL season this year. I’ve lost count of how many labor disputes hockey has had since Gary Bettman took over the commissioner’s office, but it’s getting to be too regular to tolerate. The schedule through the end of November is already wiped out and the Winter Classic in Ann Arbor has been (pardon the expression) put on ice. A new wrinkle in this year’s work stoppage: Donald Fehr. Last time he was involved in a sports labor dispute, the 1994 World Series didn’t happen and the 1995 season began with scab players. Something’s not working in the NHL, and it’s time to make a change.
-If you follow my Twitter feed at all, you know I spent the better part of my Saturday night upgrading my trusty laptop to Windows 8. It’ll be a few days before I have something to say about it; suffice it to say there are things I like and things I don’t like about it. It’s going to take a little getting used to doing things differently than I’ve been doing for the last 11 years, and it’s driving me nuts on occasion. A little bummed that Facebook won’t be developing a native Windows 8 application, but Twitter will be. And if it’s anything like the iOS and Android versions, it should be the best thing to happen to Twitter since…the last thing that happened to Twitter.
-Has anybody used Microsoft’s SkyDrive before it was integrated into Windows 8? Be honest.
-Banging this post out in ZenWriter before I transfer it over to Windows LiveWriter to post. Not a bad little program; it puts itself front and center so that nothing else going on with your PC can distract you from your train of thought. More on that to come as well. Thanks to Kristina over at The Baker Street Babes for mentioning its existence.
-Yesterday was Veterans Day. Thank you to all who served, all who are serving now and all who are yet to serve.