Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Bird of the Day

Today's bird of the day is the GUILLEMOT. It is a cool mostly black bird who spends summers on an Alaskan island. Last week, Kev and I visited that island with Alan Alda (aka "Hawk-eye") on Scientific American Frontiers (KERA - TV worth watching). We learned that the guillemot is in trouble because increasingly warmer summers are causing there to be less ice for them to fish under. (The fish they like to eat hang out under ice floating in the water around the island. No ice, no fish). Alaska has a lots of frozen stuff underground that is thawing, and once it thaws will release a lot of carbon into the air and that is bad. So, everyone try to get a hybrid car if you can, and maybe we can help the guillemot. Thanks!

Also, today a popular Dallas radio host was talking about how he regularly litters by throwing Whataburger bags out of his car, and he seemed like he was proud of it. Littering is not going to help the guillemot or the human, so please think twice about doing it. In fact, I challenge everyone who reads this blog to pick up one piece of litter each day and throw it in a trash can.

Tomorrow is the first day of September!

Monday, August 30, 2004

Captain D

Hi. Today I got email from my friend Damon. He is a Captain in the army, and at the moment, he is "somewhere north of Baghdad." It was very good to hear from him and to know he is safe and sound. He has to drive around Iraq in a hummer with no AC, and use a port-o-potty, and avoid danger everyday. He misses his wife and his family, and wants a cheeseburger. I am not going to complain about my job any more.

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Neighbor Ron

Hello. Well, I think it's time to write something in my new blog. I don't think anyone will actually read this, so I am mostly doing this for myself. I have a lot of things I like and things I don't like, and apparently, I have definite problems (according to Larry Feathers), so if I write about them here, I can get them out of my system without having to rant to Kev all the time. He thinks maybe this blog is a bad idea, because he thinks I will get my feelings hurt if someone sends a mean comment. But I think I can handle it. Anyone is welcome to agree or disagree with me about stuff, but please don't comment about typos or mis-spellings, of which there will be many, I'm sure. I didn't listen to my mom when she said I should take typing, so I am not very good at it, and I am not the greatest speller, and that's just the way it is.
Many people will not think this blog is very interesting unless they like birds and wildlife and don't mind complaining. I will probably be complaining about a lot of things. Mostly about humans and the ways in which they behave. Kev says nobody likes a complainer. I reckon that's true, but I'll probably complain anyway. But I will also write about good stuff that people do to try to balance things out. Like, for example, our neighbor Ron is very nice and he takes breakfast over to his friend who has Parkinson's every Saturday and Sunday. Ron just moved in. He has a good Boston Terrier named "Topsy" and he sells NFL bedding, so if anyone needs a New York Jets pillowcase, I can probably hook you up. Ron is the first semi-normal person to live in the house next door. The last two sets of tennants were absolutley crazy. So, here's to our neighbor Ron for being normal, having a good dog, and being nice to his friend.

Hey, if anyone has a suggestion for a name for my blog, send it via the "Comments" section.

Friday, August 27, 2004

First Blog

Hi. Inspired by my brother Jeff, my cousin Ben, and my friends Rob and Gordon, I have decided to have a blog. Tomorrow, I will write something in it.