Here’s a little known fact…

From the November 2008 issue of Smithsonian magazine:

Multitudes of bats die around the world each year when they migrate through electricity-generating wind farms. University of Calgary researches now say the main cause of death is “barotrauma”: the turbines’ large revolving blades create low-pressure zones that cause bat lungs to suddenly over-expand, tear and bleed.

How long until the environmentalists seek to tear down the wind farms?

(And yes, the headline is a Cliff Clavin reference. I’m working my way through Cheers on DVD.)

More things I am officially sick of

  • Singers who add many and varied vocal flourishes to the Star-Spangled Banner. It’s not about you; it’s about our country: show it some respect. (Yes, I’m talking about you Patti LaBelle.)
  • People who travel in the far left lane and cut over to the right lane at the last minute. It’s called paying attention and thinking ahead. Try it sometime.

More things I am officially sick of

  • Singers who add many and varied vocal flourishes to the Star-Spangled Banner. It’s not about you; it’s about our country: show it some respect. (Yes, I’m talking about you Patti LaBelle.)
  • People who travel in the far left lane and cut over to the right lane at the last minute. It’s called paying attention and thinking ahead. Try it sometime.

Fundraiser for Fourth Grader with Cancer

My Knights of Columbus council is holding a fundraising dance to benefit a fourth grader at Saint Ann’s School who was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma (a nasty form of cancer) this past summer. She and her sister are being raised by a single mother, so obviously help is needed.

The information on the event is pasted below. More information can be found at our website: http://www.kofc13821.org, and then click on the “Dance 11/22/2008” link. A flier is also available there, as well as a link to more information about Savannah’s situation. Thank you for any support you can give.

Date: 	Saturday, November 22nd, 2008
Time: 	Doors open at 6:30 pm
Music starts at 7:30 pm
Door Close at 11 pm
Where: 	St Ann's Social Hall (map)
Cost: 	$25/person
Food, beer, wine and soda included in price

To Order Tickets:
Co-Chair: Mike Montgomery
jm32347m@comcast.net
Telephone: 302-656-8699

Co-Chair: Dave Skillman
drskillman@verizon.net
Telephone: 302-762-3239

Things I am officially sick of

  • GEICO Caveman Commercials. They were funny once. Once, Johnny.
  • People who still believe Obama is a new type of politician
  • Those commercials with the scientist who’s not an albino but almost is
  • Tim McCarver
  • Media bias
  • My commute to Dover
  • Catholics who think voting for a pro-abortion candidate is acceptable
  • Debate over abortion
  • The way that every time I read “Evan Longoria”, I think of Eva. (Not that thinking of Eva Longoria’s a bad thing, but it’s off-topic.)

The “one word” meme

1. Where is your cell phone? Stairs.
2. Where is your significant other? None
3. Your hair? Short
4. Your mother? Short
5. Your father? Marine
7. What was your dream last night? None
8. Your dream/goal? Baseball
9. The room you’re in? Kitchen
10. Your hobby? Reading
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Breathing
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. What you’re not? Thin
15. Favorite person? Me
16. One of your wish list items? Sleep
17. Where you grew up? Delaware
18. The last thing you did? Eat
19. What are you wearing? Jeans
20. Your TV? Old
21. Your pet? None
22. Your computer? Laptop
24. Your mood? Eh
25. Missing someone? No
26. Your car? Old
27. Something you’re not wearing? Hat
28. Favorite store? Lowe’s
29. Your summer? Hot
30. Love someone? Me
31. Your favorite color? Blue
32. When is the last time you laughed? Morning
33. Last time you cried? Clinched
34. Who will repost this? Noone
35. One word to best describe yourself? Unusual

Hat Tip: Hube