Monday, April 27, 2009

Jacoby Ellsbury biography on Kindle

Last night, Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury endeared himself to a whole nation of fans when he stole home off of Andy Pettite.

Jacoby first rose to national baseball prominence during the last month of the 2007 season, when he helped the Red Sox get to the World Series and win it. His 2008 season was also excellent, although he platooned with Coco Crisp for much of the year.

After a slow start, batting wise, to 2009, Jacoby has started to hit, and his steal of home - a straight steal, not a suicide squeeze, was his tenth of the year.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Say goodbye to Geocities...

I was with Geocities from the very beginning...back when, when you signed up you could choose your neighborhood, from Hollywood to Paris to New York City, etc., and then they were bought out by Yahoo, and now the free service is coming to an end.

I have a pay service there now, as well as 5 or 6 free sites. I confess I had stopped using my free sites a long time ago, as they put ads on them that were pretty obtrusive, but still, I'd better go in now and download all my data.

Meantime, they don't make it clear but it *seems* that the Yahoo Webhosting Services - the one you have to pay for - is going to remain, which is a good thing because I've got a lot of stuff there, too...

This comes on the heels of AOL, just a few months ago, discontinuing *their* service with no warning at all. Lots of people lost websites to that!

I guess the era of companies being able to make money on free website hosting is gone... I wonder if they're paving the way for taxation of websites?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Now this is my kind of woman

Bill Murray hit a golf shot which went very wide, and hit a woman on the temple. (She lives on the golf course.)

She was not badly hurt - she went to the doctor for stitches, that was it.

And all she asked Murray for was an autographed copy of Caddyshack.

Considering that in today's litigious society she could probably have sued Murray for being a lousy golfer, I was very impressed at her humble request.

You go, girl!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

May issue of Freedom Seat Reviews

For those who have a Kindle, check out Freedom Seat Reviews.

Book reviews and articles about women in aviation.

Three issues are now available, March, April and May. (Yes, even though May is 14 days away!)

Starlog Magazine rides off into the sunset...

I must say I didn't think this could happen. I would have thought Starlog was more popular now than ever!

But I guess print magazines are being driven out of business by the prevalence of Internet info....

TOo bad.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Kuan Yin... a kindly lady

This is a pretty spectacular video:

There is an awesome dance, called the Thousand-Hand Guanyin, which is making the rounds across the net. Considering the tight coordination required,their accomplishment is nothing short of amazing, even if they were not all deaf. Yes, you read correctly. All 21 of the dancers are complete deaf-mutes. Relying only on signals from trainers at the four corners of the stage, these extraordinary dancers deliver a visual spectacle that is at once intricate and stirring.

Its first major international debut was in Athens at the closing ceremonies for the 2004 Paralympics. But it had long been in the repertoire of the Chinese Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe and had traveled to more than 40 countries.

It's lead dancer is 29 year old Tai Lihua, who has a BA from the Hubei Fine Arts Institute. The video was recorded in Beijing during the Spring Festival this year.