Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sam Harris - Thank You

Thank You Sam Harris - I really dislike Palin too. See linked Newsweek article.

My favorite section:

"Ask yourself: how has "elitism" become a bad word in American politics? There is simply no other walk of life in which extraordinary talent and rigorous training are denigrated. We want elite pilots to fly our planes, elite troops to undertake our most critical missions, elite athletes to represent us in competition and elite scientists to devote the most productive years of their lives to curing our diseases. And yet, when it comes time to vest people with even greater responsibilities, we consider it a virtue to shun any and all standards of excellence. When it comes to choosing the people whose thoughts and actions will decide the fates of millions, then we suddenly want someone just like us, someone fit to have a beer with, someone down-to-earth—in fact, almost anyone, provided that he or she doesn't seem too intelligent or well educated."

This seems to be fundamental flaw when it comes to what people value in their elected officials. I also find it scary that Sarah didn't have a passport till last year!!! To lead this country, you really need to be more world-ly.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Massage & Ebay

Today I got my very first profesional massage! It may seem odd to some people that I have never been before now, but it never seemed to be necessary or affordable. E had a guest coupon and I jumped on the opportunity! I was a little unsure on how "naked" I needed to be but the lady was very nice and explained that a sheet would be covering all that needed to be covered. I felt a little adventurous and stripped down to just my undies. Some parts were kinda painful but overall relaxing. I actually feel like my posture is better and I feel a little taller. I also felt damn oily afterwards. Is that odd?

Rob and I have been working on selling stuff so we don't have to store it when we are gone. It is a big sacrifice for Rob but he has decided to sell some of his precious radio electronics on ebay. While doing the photographs today I learned a little bit more about Rob as teenager. He is selling some electric wave measuring machine.... (I don't remember the name) and he informed me that he used to look at his brain waves with it. I was more perplexed then anything and he exclaimed.. "What do you expect a smart 15 year old kid with lab salary to do?" Point taken. My husband is a genius, and was experimenting trying to get a computer to work off of his brain waves a teenager... wow. At 15, I think I was still trying to hitch a ride with my mom to the mall and kill my brain with movies and fast food. Haha... Opposites attract! 


Friday, September 12, 2008

Jello Pranksters

I have been meaning to blog about a little prank E & I pulled at work and when Tyler was gone on vacation. Any fans of the office are going to appreciate this. We encased some of his most prized "office supplies" in jello. Extra gelatin was necessary to pull this one off. Here are some pics....

He took it pretty well. I am also trying a new slideshow feature on the blog!


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Tina & Rob have relocated their lives to Geneva, Switzerland. This blog is a story of their adventure during the year and all the details inbetween.

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