Monday, April 19, 2010

Wake Up Sonata

I'm feeling a lot better, but there's very little else going on in our lives at the moment. We are wondering if the Iceland volcano is going to interfere with our trip to Europe this year. That does bring up a point about which we're also concerned. We very much wanted to spend some time in Germany this year, but it seems that German accomodations are even more expensive than Paris. The available sites for apartments are extremely limited and those that are presented, are very expensive. We're thinking about cutting out the German portion of the trip, even though we've already made our travel arrangements and it will probably end up costing us to make the changes we propose. I don't really see why it should be a problem, we're not even thinking about leaving until August. That should be more than enough time to re-sell our seats. They've probably over sold the flight anyway. They usually do.
Will Americans EVER wake up to how badly they're being ripped off? "In the last couple of years an Internet connection through a land line has become very reasonable in cost. We now use Neuf Telecom for our phone and Internet connection. For 29.90 euros ($40.34) a month, we have a ADSL line, 70 TV channels, and free phone calls to French fixed lines and to many other countries including the US. We call to the US, to both fixed and cell phones, for free. They do charge for calls to US 800 numbers. Several other companies offer the same type of service." For that exact service, I'm paying almost $200 per month, and I don't have any premium TV channels. My ISP is Comcast and they're getting worse and worse with each passing month. I won't even discuss the telephone ripoff.
And Speaking of Americans waking up: Health Buzz: Health Insurers Invest in Fast Food.
Could I be any more surprised? Secret US memo urges war on Iran!
Cassini Captures First Video of Extraterrestrial Lightning
Video: Get a Closer Look at GM’s Electric Pod Car
The pill: secret of immortality Several readers noticed two inspiring sentences in the London free newspaper Metro last month. An article on the contraceptive pill assured: "Taking the pill cuts the long-term risk of dying from any serious illness including cancers and heart disease, new research suggests. Women who take the contraceptive are 12 per cent less likely to die compared with those who never have." Sarah Fellows asks: "If the entire female population began taking the pill, would a lucky 12 per cent of us become immortal? We think this kind of side effect would surely be worth investigating further and can't understand why pharmaceutical companies have not caught on to it."
This has to be one of the funniest ideas I've ever encountered: Shoes for people who want to run barefoot but don't want to do it without wearing shoes. I wonder how many millions they've sold? Barefoot Running Without Freaky Footwear
Confucius Says: War does not determine who is right, war determine who is left.
ATTORNEY: The youngest son , the 20-year-old , how old is he?
WITNESS: He's 20 , much like your IQ.
À la prochaine, mes amis

1 comment:

Megan said...

hope your trip goes as planned! Where else are you planning on going? Perhaps you could do a home swap with someone?

And that's very funny about the pill...