Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Twitter Update

Inadvertently blocked public access to all you folks clamoring to read my Twitter page...it's wide spankin' open now.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Twitter

After reading off and on about Twitter, I decided to give it a shot. Since I haven't found time to post here as often, I thought that might be another way to stay in touch. With Twitter, I can do quick posts from my cell phone via text message.

We'll see what all the hype is about.

So, check me out: http://twitter.com/KevinCurry

Besides, how cool is it that I got on early enough to get my own name?

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Ode to Joy

My daughter, Hannah, and her cousin, Alisha, played Ode to Joy at church in June. Their teacher, and grandmother (my mom) was beaming with pride.

Small Stream. High Desert.

Finally got around to finishing this video from a May fishing trip...

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Burying the N-Word

KC Star sports columnist Jason Whitlock was the substitute host on Jim Rome's syndicated radio show last week and his comments made me want to read more of what he has to say. So I subscribed to his column online. This one, in particular, addresses one of the issues he talked about on Rome's show, which is the use of the "N" word within the African American community. It'll be interesting to see if there is, in fact, a change in attitude about the use of the word by ALL people.

He writes, in part: "I know teachers and coaches — both black and white — have struggled with this dilemma for years. The N-word is tossed around nonchalantly by black athletes (and some white athletes) in mix-raced locker rooms. Visit just about any college or high school weight room and you’re likely to hear rap music blaring that uses the N-word, “bitch” and “ho” liberally...Thank you, Don Imus. Thank you for being the idiot who made us confront our own foolishness."

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Spray Paint

Some days, my job feels like this Dilbert panel, which cartoonist Scott Adams shared today on his blog. It's from an upcoming strip coming in August and Adams mentions that there is no way they let him keep the word "turd" in this panel and that he'll change it to "roadkill." But this describes a lot about marketing and public relations:

Knock Down Drag Out...

...in San Francisco.

Somewhat related to my post below about Ralph Nader, there is another fight brewing on the left. Cindy Sheehan is threatening to move into Speaker Nancy Pelosi's district and run against her as an independent if Pelosi doesn't introduce articles of impeachment against President Bush in the next two weeks.

Gee, wonder if Pelosi is quaking in her boots.

This is like a no-lose situation for Republicans. Based on the demographics of Pelosi's district, R's can't win it anyway. Now we can just grab the popcorn and watch the show, because there is no way Pelosi caves. And if she does? Extra butter on the popcorn, please.

Live Earth: The Real Impact

I inadvertently flipped on the Live Earth concert Saturday night when Duran Duran was on. My wife is a HUGE Duran Duran fan, so she sat on the bed to watch their performance.

Me: "Does this make you want to buy a hybrid?"

Her: "No. It makes me want to marry Roger Taylor."

Live Earth. Making an impact across the globe.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

Very interesting piece about human nature from Psychology Today....might change the way you view the world, or at least the human race. Learn why:

- Men prefer blondes with big boobs;
- Most suicide bombers are Muslim;
- Workplace sexual harassment isn't because men are sexist;
- Beautiful people have daughters (my favorite).

Pique your interest?