Thursday, March 03, 2011

from fragments to foofaraw

Once upon a time, I charged up my young daughter.


Today, many many years later she still gives off sparks once in awhile.

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Mommy's Idea


aminal - word verification is not helping my poor spelling. Really if it had asked me to spell animal I probably would have spelled it that way.


I broke my own rule on the I Can’t Blog blog.  I added a second post.  Maybe I’ll do one post per year.  Don’t hold your breath (unless you just woke up).  Go check it out I’m hoping to get some comments going over there again.  The first (only post for a few months) post generated well over a 100 comments from readers.
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I can’t blog


Do you remember that I read the newspaper?

Since I write a blog you probably knew I could read. Today too many people fail to subscribe to major newspapers so they are hurting (both people and papers). I still like the newspaper. Of course it’s online too but drinking my coffee and flipping the pages made of real paper is more satisfying than searching around their web page. (online - blogs are the most satisfying)

Today I was reading the latest “What’s Your Problem?” story. I hope that these investigative services for the major problems of daily life never disappear. "I'm calling the newspaper!" is a great way to get a company's attention.  Today’s story gave me a new word/term - “proximate cause”.

Basically it’s a way that insurance companies get out of paying claims in multiple cause situations. The story told of a driver that was fleeing another car and smashed into some parked cars. A woman who had parked her car on the street in front of her home filed a claim against the fleeing driver for smashing her car. Since there was a third party (shooter still being investigated) shooting at the driver, the driver was less than 51 percent negligent in the accident and insurance does not need to pay.

That sucks.



Do you ever count anything on a counter top?

Well that’s going to be it for now, because much more and this will become a foofaraw.

28 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I had no idea people still go the paper!

Doreenmcgettigan said...

I started my morning working for newspapers for so long it is just a habit now. I am addicted to cable news.

Zemeks said...

Insurance is legalized extortion if you ask me. I know, you didn't ask.

Stopping by from FF.

W.C. Camp said...

You can read ... what's a paper? Good for you but you gave me an idea - maybe we need something interesting like YOUR blog in our paper and more people would read it? Yeah we subscribe to our local paper, the Wall Street Journal, and too many magazines. We need all that paper for the bottom of my cage . . . I only wish I could read!

Jene said...

There is something pleasant about flipping through the pages of a newspaper, but I still prefer to read online because I feel bad about wasting so much paper.

I'll probably never be a full convert to the e-readers, though.

Thisstopwilloughby said...

I used to enjoy reading a real newspaper, but we finally cancelled our subscription because the delivery person kept leaving it in the street, the shrubs, everywhere but our front porch or walkway. Half of the time it was dripping wet or covered in snow.

Lisa said...

Wow 100 comments really?
Sure i'm game.
cheers
and yes..i still read the paper..love it

lisleman said...

Hey it's really useful if you have pet birds which we did at one time. I think many just get it on Sunday.

lisleman said...

oh that cable news addiction is just starting to wear off for me. I was really into it after 9/11.

lisleman said...

thanks I enjoy inspired comments like yours. I would say that many people just don't understand insurance and anytime you have a product that people don't understand companies will take advantage of those people.

lisleman said...

WSJ - now that's a world renown paper. Years ago I would read the boss's copy. He rarely read it. I think he just got it to look important and in case someone asked if he saw something in it.

lisleman said...

The waste is not as bad since it's mostly recycled and very thin. You know, all the materials in those mobile gadgets that some people go through within a year have worst stuff than paper in them.

lisleman said...

We are lucky. Our delivery is very good. We were skipped one day recently and I called the automated system and within an hour or so there was a paper there. I delivered papers once, like last century.

lisleman said...

Great pop over there and give us a comment

brainella said...

My father reads the newspaper from cover to cover every day. He's retired so he has lots of time for that. I only get the paper for the coupons; Atlanta's one newspaper isn't really good for anything except lining cages.

lisleman said...

I also have more time now than in the past. So is your dad your go-to-guy for the news?
thanks

unknownmami said...

Yes, I count things on a counter top. Now if I could just find a liquid "solution" at the store that would solve all my problems.

lisleman said...

Oh yes, the right solution would be nice. Fast acting and safe for your environment are important too. I'll get right on that. Would you like it in a spray bottle? thanks

Kristin_The_Goat said...

I'm allergic to the smell of newsprint, so if I do want to read the paper I have to spread it out somewhere and come back to it in a day or two. I have tried to read newspapers online and it isn't the same as a real paper, I'd have to agree. I do love my Kindle though. Reading a book on a reader is much less confusing than a newspaper.

lisleman said...

Another allergy I've never heard of. I have not tried the kindle or any book gadget. I have read pages of PDF docs on the screen. What do you think of audio books?

Kristin_The_Goat said...

I'm allergic to almost everything but food LOL
The Kindle isn't back lit, so it's not like reading on a computer screen, there isn't any eye strain. No glare outside either.
I really like audio books, but I still call them books on tape even though I onle get them on CD lol I only listen to audio books though when I'm going on a road trip. I pick them up at Cracker Barrel on my way out of town and when I'm finished I drop them back off and pick up another. I think they are $4 a week.

Rachael1013 said...

I pick up the paper sometimes, if it's there, but I don't subscribe because I know I won't have time to read it every day and they'll just pile up. I do like having the option for somewhere to go for local news that's not always as easy to find online.

lisleman said...

if it's there ??? What, so you are the one stealing my paper? No, I understand back when I was busier in RL, we often were throwing out completely unread papers. thanks

secret agent woman said...

Insurance companies suck. That's all there is to it.

oceangirl415 said...

You charged up your daughter, that is the testimony to how brilliant you are with science and technology. And your fragments of imagination are cute and wild. I enjoyed them.

We still have newspapers delivered to the office. Once in a while, I enjoy a glance.

lisleman said...

You still go into an office. I thought you were on the boat all the time. thanks

Sexdrugsandbaconsandwiches said...

OMG my hair totally looks like that everyday!!

Jene said...

Yes, but that's more of an issue with being such a consumable/disposable society. Some of us use our gadgets until they're obsolete and then recycle the parts appropriately.

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