Thursday, April 27, 2006

Around town health tips

Since we have been on a gas price theme here at the hot dog for the past few post I figured I would throw my 2 cents in. I saw in a health article some ways to get fit in your everyday life.

Here is a health tip #1 while at the pump.

Instead of fuming over gas prices, think about firming your calves: With one hand on your car, stand on the balls of your feet and slowly rise up and down for as long as it takes your tank to fill- for a SUV that might be 75 raises. This will burn up to 15 calories.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

breathalyzers in cars??

Seems we may be getting closer to having breathalyzers in cars some day soon. Could the day be coming when every driver is checked for drinking before starting a car? With a push from MADD and there is currently a New York bill that would require the devices on all cars and trucks by 2009; this may come to your town soon. And automakers, already close to offering the devices as optional equipment on all Volvo and Saab models in Sweden, are considering whether to bring the technology here.
Manufacturers are perfecting technology that could detect alcohol on the skin surface, eliminating the need for the current, cumbersome, blow-into-a-tube breath-analyzing systems.

Seems a little exreme, you decide by reading the article here.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Parents and computers...

We all know that computers can drive you crazy but recently a Parent in Fla shot at it while his son was playing games on it. The parent thought the son spent too much time on the computer and not enough on house work. One could argue that there are better ways to handle this situation but that is just me.

Below is the story.......I think Will Smith said it best "parents just don't understand....."

Dad shoots at computer, saying son spends too much time playing games
]Dunedin, Florida] - A Dunedin dad probably made his point about his son spending too much time on the computer. Pinellas Sheriff's deputies say he shot at the monitor as his son sat near-by. Forty-four-year-old Joseph Langenderfer was arrested Monday afternoon at his home on Frances Street.
His 22-year-old son Tim called 911, saying he and his dad were arguing and his dad had just shot at him.
The older Langenderfer reportedly told deputies he was mad that his son had not done the laundry and was spending all his time playing games on their computer. He told deputies that although he told his son he was going to shoot the computer, the gun accidentally fired.
The bullet hit the wall about three feet from where the son was sitting.
Langenderfer is in the Pinellas County jail charged with one count of attempted murder, (accused of trying to kill his son, not the computer.)

A Columbia Loss...

is a Greenville gain. This blog mentioned a few posts awhile back about the opening of the West End Field and the Greenville Drive. Seems that The State decided to write about it It discusses how the baseball team was a big loss for the City of Columbia and a great gain for Greenville. I have been to the new stadium and it truly is wonderful and a great investment by the City of Greenville. I was sorry to see the G-Braves leave but the 'drive' fit in nicely.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Luck of the Irish...

I guess that is what Jimmy Clausen of Woodlake Village, Calif. is in search of. He said that he liked what the Coach did with Quinn but what about Spurrier and the job he did. Sorry to report on USC football but I was hoping on landing this recurit but I guess we need to be realistic and USC is not there 'yet.' I said 'yet' because Spurrier and crew are doing a good job so far of hiting the road trying to bring some players to USC. Do that for a few more years and we should have a solid program from top to bottom, top just a few guys here and there with no depth.

Here is a article that discusses some of the latest prospects and where things stand....article.