Friday, March 18, 2011

When the cat's away...

My wife has gone on vacation for a couple of weeks. We're doing separate ones this year--I'm going to the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend in Las Vegas in June.

So if I'm posting less than usual for a bit, it's because I'm going out more.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Jail for the Somalia thugs

Pirates jailed in 17 nations as prosecutions rise

I'm not sure if I agree about having them serve their jail terms in Somalia. I have to wonder if the jails there are secure enough. Also, the ever-changing situation there might bring to power someone who will just release the criminals from the decades-long terms that foreign courts have sentenced them to. Rehabilitation? It's a fairly moot point for someone serving 30+ years.

UPDATE: Somalia opens prison for pirates, more planned

Semi-random thoughts

  • I hate it when catalogues and online sites show models wearing other items over the item they're selling, like a cardigan over a dress. Also, I want a picture of the back of the dress.
  • I'm going to see Pat Benatar at BB King's next summer. It's great seeing her in a small venue.
  • The fees Ticketmaster tacks on are horrible. For each $75 ticket they added on a $2.00 "Facility Charge" and a $12.25 "Convenience Charge." Then they they added a $3.50 "Order Processing Fee" at the end. Since they are mailing the tickets to me, delivery is free. But if I wanted to print the tickets at home, that would have cost an additional $2.50--which I really think is nuts. It's got to cost them a lot more to mail them.

Bad news for people who never have enough time in the day

Japan’s earthquake shortened the day.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Oops, I almost forgot. Happy Pi Day!

3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647

Approximately.

Yay, India! (again)

First this, now: Pirate threatens India after capture of 61 pirates

I'm really glad some countries are standing up to the criminal thugs.

Sunday, March 13, 2011