Three cheers for Friday!
Best Band on the Planet
Green Day, one of my favorite bands, was named the best band on the planet and best live act Thursday at the Kerrang! music awards. The band, whose singles include "American Idiot" and "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," took top honors at the annual event, which was held in London.
...and I’m going to see them live on Sept. 17. Weeeeee!
"Recently, a young cancer survivor and some friends were kayaking across Lake Michigan to raise money to fight cancer. When they got about 3/4 of the way across, a storm approached and they found themselves surrounded by several water spouts (tornados over water). Check out the story and be sure to click the video link. That's some pretty sweet footage!
Something Wicked This Way Comes
The new Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, comes out in November. I'm excited about this since I love the first three movies. This one looks like it's going to be gooood. Check out the trailer.
By the way, a set of the first four books is being shipped to me as I type this. Oh, what have I done? LOL
Archaelogists say they have found a 1.8 million-year-old Homo erectus skull - the oldest such skull to be found in Europe.
According to David Lortkipanidze, director of the Georgian National Museum, the skull was found August 6 and excavated on August 21 in Dmanisi, about 85 km southwest of Tblisi, Georgia.
The researchers said their find was more than one million years older than any outside Africa. The skull and other remains have been cited as evidence of Homo erectus's migration into Europe at least 500,000 years earlier than has previously been thought.
1.8 MILLION years. I can only begin to imagine what the world was like then...
It Takes All Kinds
Hey, it’s good to be passionate about something, right? Well, these people are passionate about ironing. Yes, that’s right - Ironing. You just have to go look.
Thanks, Owl, for introducing me to these
Yes, that’s Mt. Everest and Machu Picchu among those photos. These people are serious, folks. *smirk*
Silly, Silly Celti
I check my site meter fairly often, wondering who may have stopped by and not commented (ahem) and what interesting searches may have brought people my way. Occasionally, I’ll notice a particular IP address "camping out" on my blog or coming by quite often.
A week or two ago, I noticed one that was coming to the blog several times a day, some times staying there for up to an hour. Curious, I dug deeper trying to figure out who it was. They were coming from a direct link like a favorite or bookmark and I didn’t recognize the domain. I could tell they were in Central time zone, but not what city. They seemed to be coming between 8am and 5pm - a work blogger. Hmmmm...
So I watched. I tried to determine if the visits correspondeded to any comments. I pondered. They kept coming every day. Do I have a stalker?
Most of the time I don't worry about these things too much. One time, however, my curiosity got the best of me and I posted a "calling out" post mentioning the person's IP and domain and asking them to identify themselves. I was mostly worried that it could be a "real world" spy, but discovered that it was Mike. Hi Mike. Yeah, I'm a dork, but you love me, right? lol
Just as my curiosity was starting to get the best of me again, and I was considering posting another "calling out" post, I figured out who ny stalker was.
I have been stalking myself. D’oh! When I figured it out that it was ME, I felt like a complete fool. Oh, well, you have to be able to laugh at yourself, right? I am. lol
Tattoo of the Week
Yeah, I’ve been slacking in the tattoo department - I haven't posted a tattoo of the day in...um...a long time. To remedy this a bit, I'm going to try to include an odd and/or amusing tattoo with each SASF post. Today's "winner" would be this one:
Wonder how often he’s called two-faced. *snicker*
Tootin’ My Own Horn
I work in marketing for an office equipment dealership. A big part of my job is to design posters, brochures, samples, mailing pieces and such for our sales force to use.
We set a lofty goal for ourselves (with big rewards, should we reach it), and that's to sell $1,000,000 worth of equipment during the month of August (it would be the first time we’ve ever done that, too).
Well, as of yesterday, WE DID IT! Woot! My boss asked me to make some big posters congratulating everyone on making the million. He liked my idea of a "mission accomplished" theme, so I made this:
I put it all together using Photoshop and was very pleased with how it turned out. The posters, of course, are huge. Have I mentioned how hard Photoshop rocks? Yep, I think I have. Well then, there you have it. *grin*
Have a great weekend, peeps!