On Monday Style

Cincinnati had wonderful weather this weekend, so we took advantage. Besides an evening on the ballroom floor, we spent Saturday with friends attending an art fair at a local sculpture park. The art fair was OK, but the sculpture park is interesting enough to serve as its own future post. Afterwards, we went to our friends house for good wine, a casual dinner, and conversation. I dedicated Sunday afternoon to yard work.

As a golfer, I enjoy watching the Ryder Cup matches. Congratulations to the Team Europe for the remarkable comeback!

What did you do this weekend? Good weather? Good times?

For some, Cincinnati weekends start with a local TV traffic reporter doing something crazy for his Dance Party Friday at 5:5o AM. This one happened live two weeks ago as he got the entire studio involved and had other locals attending. Enjoy and have a good week. Click here for the video.

Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 137

On Politics
Finally, Mitt Romney is going to be the nominee. Finally, Mitt Romney will move toward the center and seemingly forget past comments. Let the Etch-a-Sketch begin.

Did anyone notice that Mr. Romney hasn’t been using “conservative” in recent speeches?

Mr. Romney is correct at making the economy the central theme of his campaign.

“They (the American people) have lost faith in sporting institutions in this country because of many different scandals. They’ve lost faith in the government. They’ve lost faith in both political parties… They’ve lost faith in corporate institutions. They’ve lost faith in the media.” Well said Mathew Dowd, political analyst.

On Headlines from The Onion
Nation’s Employment Outlook Drastically Improves after Fifth Beer
Vatican Tightening Nocturnal Emissions Standards
Red Meat Takes Years off Cow’s Life
Anthropologist Reports Human Feet Originally Used for Walking
First-Time Flasher is going to Make Sure He’s Erect Next Time
New TV Show: Ice Road Hookers
Nation’s Toddler Reports new iPad Taste about the Same

Interesting Reads
Big Companies Getting to Keep Employee’s Tax Withholdings
Tale of Two Recoveries
Teaching Science in Tennessee
Cells Phone Seeing through Walls
Grappling with the Garbage Glut
Brain Gigbytes
The Buffet Rule is Worth Debating

On Potpourri
I have often said that with their view of creation, religious conservatives give God too little credit. Here’s an interesting perspective.

Google’s recent zipper interface was awesome! Here’s an explanation of how a zipper works.

On the Thursday morning news I heard “social Darwinism” – interestingly, I posted about it earlier this week.

Blog spam amuses me. I just had one telling how pre-natal message therapy is linked to my post about Popeye the Sailor!

I have a classic cartoon post planned for tomorrow.

Because the week started with Cincinnati’s dancing morning traffic reporter, we might as well as end the week in similar fashion. Here’s a recent Dance Party Friday dedicated to an upcoming Barry Manilow performance.

Have a good weekend everyone. In the words of Garrison Keillor; Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.

On a Monday Reporter

Hope you had a good weekend. What did you do that was memorable?

As I prepare this post Sunday mid-afternoon, I’m exhausted – thus hoping for a nap. We danced ballroom both Friday and Saturday night, but it was the handbell event that how put me in a low energy level. Because our church hosted other choirs, those of us who go out of our way to help guests more is demanding.

Then there was this crazy, energetic, difficult song that our choir played. During the song, the effects of my extra adrenalin pushed me – and then when it was over, the “someone pulled the plug” feeling crashed me to normalcy soon after the last night as I suddenly realized we hit it! Maybe our best! Needless to say, I  am quite proud of our group’s accomplishment.

Because I’m on the topic of energy and dancing, Cincinnatians have a local TV personality who is quite the entertainer. Although he serves as  a weekend anchor, during the week early risers can find him during the early morning traffic reports; however, he vaults viewers into the weekend with his quirky Dancing Party Friday report before the Friday sun rises.  Enjoy this one from several years ago, and I look forward to catching up on reading your posts. Have a great week!