A Non-Productive Productive Day

Stitches Is Bird WatchingI mentioned last night that we were supposed to have some thunderstorms today. Once again, the professional weather predictors failed in their job. I wish I had a job where I could be wrong 80% of the time and not get fired.

Those same professionals who claimed we were going to get storms are now saying we are supposed to get snow tomorrow. Ha! Fat chance. If they say it’s coming, it’s pretty much a given that it’s not. Of course, if I took a trip down to the local grocery store I bet they would have empty shelves where the bread and milk once sat. People are weird here in Georgia. They hear the word “snow” and they think milk and bread. When I hear the word “snow” I think of hot chocolate and a warm blanket. It must be something in the water here.

I spent today doing a whole lot of nothing. Sundays are my “refresh” day, so I spent the day watching the NASCAR race in Texas and organizing my desk and going through notes that I can’t even remember writing. The race was boring, Jeff Gordon won, and if I have to see that cartoon Digger during a race again I am switching the channel. I am so sick of DW and Fox hawking their Digger merchandise it’s pathetic.

I wrapped up my night watching the Academy of County Music Awards, hosted by one of my all-time favorites, Reba McEntire. Carrie Underwood won Entertainer of the Year, which was awesome, but I think the best act of the night was Trace Adkins.

Trace appeared on stage singing “Til The Last Shot’s Fired” with the West Point Glee Club. Adkins and the Glee Club dedicated their performance to our nation’s servicemen and women. The live version of the song is being pre-sold on iTunes and all proceeds are going to the Wounded Warrior roject. The WWP provides assistance to severely injured soldiers and raises awareness to enlist the public’s help to fulfill the soldiers’ needs.

On a geeky note, I was thrilled to see that BoinxTV was unlocked today in the MacHeist Bundle. There is one more day left to purchase the bundle, so I hope enough people buy it to unlock the last two applications (which are the ones I really, really, want). If you purchase the bundle you get some high quality Mac software packages (valued at more than $980) for the low price of $39, and part of every purchase goes to charity.

Over the weekend many websites brought to light the fact that Barack Obama was not the first President of the United States to bow before the Saudi king. They were quick to show images of President Bush bowing his head to accept a medal or something, and mentioned that President Clinton had also bowed.

Big whoopie-do-shit. Do I care if he was the first one to bow? Hell no. Whether he was first or fifteenth, it still doesn’t make it right and he’s still an embarrassment for doing it, just like Bush and Clinton were.

As I mentioned on Friday, I’ve got a few new leads to follow up on early this week, so I suppose I should be calling it a night here soon.

There are two kinds of people, those that do the work and those that take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.

Indira Ghandi