This weekend marks the annual Concours d’Elegance held on Amelia Island with cars from all over the world are here for showing, and some for auction with proceeds going to charity. Each year on Friday, a car show is held on Centre street in downtown Fernandina Beach. I had the pleasure of viewing them and filmed a few of them for a video I put on YouTube and linked on the website FernandinaLiving.com. http://www.fernandinaliving.com
Google Voice. Be listening for this to become an open source to sign up for. This integrated phone service offers “one number for life,” so that one incoming call to that number gets forwarded to all your other numbers … work, mobile, home or hotel room. Users get free calls across the United States and international rates cheaper than Skype. Landlines, computers and cellphones can all access its services. While this sounds like a major plan for Google to take over the phone company, what it does signal is what a lot of people have been saying for a long time … we pay too much for phone service that should be cheap or even free. After all, if we purchase broadband speeds, we should be able to access anything the Web offers, including phone calls. Google hasn’t set a timetable yet for opening up Google Voice to everyone. When it does, I can safely say, I will be one to register. http://blog.wired.com/business/2009/03/google-voice-sp.html
This Tuesday marks Lá ’le Pádraig, aka St. Patrick’s Day and with everyone going “green” with conservation, I wonder if this will be a greener green on Tuesday. After all, if you don’t wear the color somewhere on you, you risk being pinched by someone who is. At least that used to be the custom when I was growing up. When we were in Ireland last year, hearing the locals still use a bit of the “old tongue”, as they called it, was one of the intiguing things about being there. Gaeilge, or the language of Gaelic Irish is posted on signs all over the country. When we get a chance to go back for another visit, I am planning to learn some key words and phrases. I found a site called the Irish Gaelic Handout showing the phrase, what it looks like in Irish and how to pronounce it. http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us/gaelic.html
Encouraging kids to read, Kidsread.com offers an updated listing of books for the younger set along with reviews, polls, questions and games, reading lists, author bios and interviews, tips on starting bookclubs for kids, and a newsletter. As this is a brand new site, there are still a few pages to be completed, but when it comes to books and how to set up your own book club, this is the place to visit … http://www.kidsreads.com/index.asp
Each week, I am showing mobile phone users another application for their IPhones and Blackberrys. This week, it’s all about staying up with the news. I have found AP News for mobile devices an excellent source for news gathering and holding until I have time to read it. The download is free and easily installs with a fedora hat as it’s icon. Each time I open the application, it automatically updates headline news, sports, local stories and the rest from Associated Press. Use your mobile and head to http://www.apnews.com/
After enlisting in the 82nd Airborne Division, I eagerly asked my Recruiter what I could expect from jump school.
“Well,” he said, “its three weeks long.”
“What else,” I asked.
“The first week they separate the men from the boys,” he said.
“The second week, they separate the men from the fools.”
“And the third week?” I asked.
“The third week, the fools jump.”
A three-year-old boy went with his dad to see a new litter of kittens. On returning home, he breathlessly informed his mother, “There were two boy kittens and two girl kittens.”
“How did you know that?” his mother asked.
“Daddy picked them up and looked underneath,” he replied. “I think it’s printed on the bottom.”
A rookie police officer was assigned to ride in a cruiser with an experienced partner. A call came over the car’s radio telling them to disperse some people who were loitering.
The officers drove to the street and observed a small crowd standing on a corner. The rookie rolled down his window and said, “Let’s get off the corner.”
No one moved, so he barked again, “Let’s get off the corner!” Intimidated, the group of people began to leave, casting puzzled glances in his direction. Proud of his first official act, the young policeman turned to his partner and asked, “Well, how did I do?”
“Pretty good,” replied the veteran, “especially since this was a bus stop.”
A husband stepped on one of those penny scales that tell you your fortune and weight and dropped in a coin.
“Listen to this,” he said to his wife, showing her a small, white card. “It says I’m energetic, bright, resourceful and a great person.”
“Yeah,” his wife nodded, “and it has your weight wrong, too.”
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Have a fabulous weekend and until next, may God continue to bless you and keep you safe.
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