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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Tidbits and causes

Watching the World Cup match between the US and Ghana. The US is getting the shaft again. The referee called a penalty kick on a phantom penalty, which Ghana scored on to take a 2-1 lead, which is where we stand now in the 60th minute. Not sure why I'm watching, if you read my prior post on this topic Update: The US lost 2-1. A horrible call aside, this team in the future needs speed and confidence.
A great line by John Stewart on the Daily Show the other night, while interviewing Juliet Eilperin about her book Fight Club Politics, "The extremists run the country because moderates have shit to do." Look for an upcoming blog on what we all can do to combat this, especially us independents.
The red lily beetles are decimating my lilies again.
My youngest daughter had her wisdom teeth out this morning. Bring on the ice!
My eldest daughter starts her driving lesson in drivers ed today. Bring on the helmets!
My best friend, Shadow's (my cat who is now 17 years old) arthritic hip is getting worse and now his right eye doesn't change focus.
A plea to get involved in cervical cancer awareness. Anyone who has a daughter or wife or mother or sister can find good reason to get behind this. A note from my wife on the subject, "I just ordered mine. It is totally free, no shipping or anything! And the BEAD kit makes two bracelets! A unique bead design/logo too. Go to this link and order your free bracelet, it costs you nothing, but for every one that is ordered, Merck Pharmaceuticals donates $1 for cervical cancer research. It only takes a minute and is legit; the link sends you right to the Merck website. So even if you throw it away, Merck still pays $1 (look on the lower left hand side when you're on the site!- "order your free awareness bracelet")
Last but not least, I have an incredible nephew with autism. This is a condition in many ways we as a country have come a long way with, as compared to diagnosing every child as retarded or beyond help, etc. But there is always more that we can do. One organization that does plent is the May Institute. In fact, their website is featuring my nephew as an autism success story. To learn more, because awareness is power, or to get involved please visit their website.


Shel said...

Thank you for including my 'bracklet' in your blog. I appreciate your support.

Karen said...

I keep seeing the commercials about that cancer, I will have to check it out, thanks Shel.
Zeb, thanks for talking about the May, they are an amazing place!