Ketchup

This is a picture of a shirt I got at the French Quarter in New Orleans,   Louisiana. I purchased it from the huge market place there. It as an outdoor market where vendors sell everything you can possibly imagine. This is what these people do for a living day in and day out, may of them being very successful. While I enjoyed going to the market, it did make me think about our economy in this country. Can we survive forever, happily, with a market economy? Does a market economy instill the value of a dollar in this nations young people or does it promote material dependence. What do you think? Do you like the shirt? It’s very me, lol!

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Fact or Crap: IQ

Chances are, you have taken an IQ test at some point in your life either at school or one of the online ones. Your IQ determines how smart you are and how successful you will be in life, right? Wrong! Click here to find out some facts and myths about IQ.

Central Park

This post is dedicated to Lori Mould on behalf of whom I was able to go to Central Park in New York City to witness a Phi Theta Kappa event. Phi Theta Kappa is the international community college honors society. I have been to New York City before but never had the chance to go to Central Park, which was so cool!

The picture above was posted by Paul Ferris.

Phi Theta Kappa’s honors study topic is the Democratization of Information. Lets think about that for a second. How is is our instant access to information good for us and how will it lead to the development of our society? What perils does instant access to information bring? Lastly, how can we use the democritization of information to help others? What do you think?

Those Among Us

Those among us that do what we do for the benefits of sex and politics are disgusting heathens who deserve courtesy from no one. And yet, the hope is there that these people might still be able to move beyond the darkness to which they bring all of those around them into. Let us hope that we can learn that the most important thing in this world is nothing more or less than friendship.

Drive In!

This post was inspired by Lori Mould and a recent trip we took to the Loomis’s Delevan Drive In. The Drive In is not very popular anymore because large multiplex theaters take up most of the action. Lori and I had a great time though we saw the new Cats and Dogs 2 movie and the Tom Cruise movie Knight and Day. Both were good movies and I thought Knight and Day was very good considering I’m not much of a Tom Cruise fan.

Some benefits of the Drive In that you should think about before going to a traditional movie theater:

  • Basically, it is two movies for the price of one
  • You can bring in your own food
  • The concession stand isn’t insanely expensive like it is at the movie theater food arena
  • The great outdoors
  • You can almost always get as close as you need to be
  • No pre-ordering required for tickets

Bookmark This

I love to read. I know some people hate to read but I find learning about characters, seeing the messes they get themselves into, and then finding out how the solutions come to be, and finding out what it all means fascinating.

One interesting thing I just thought of though all the different things I’ve used as bookmarks. A list of them are below:

  • A piece of toilet paper
  • A ripped scrap from the daily newspaper
  • You know those coupon dispensers that you loved pulling coupons out of when you were a kid? Used to use the coupons as bookmarks all the time. “David, stop pulling out those coupons!” “But, Mom, I need bookmarks!” 😀
  • A cigarette coupon that my parents got in the mail. This led to an awkward moment in a High School reading class when the teacher thought it was mine.
  • Napkins
  • Tissue paper
  • Candy wrappers

…just to name a few.

So, no matter what it is put a bookmark in it and read!


Nosy

Sometimes, people ask a lot of questions don’t they? Who, what, where, why, when, how. It is very easy to construe this as nosiness – and a, “none of your bees wax” kind of thing. Give people the benefit of the doubt though.

People may not be prying into your personal life, they might just care about or be interested in you. Curiosity killed the cat, right? Well, maybe the cat didn’t want to die on cold concrete – maybe, just maybe, the cat wanted to learn something.

A woman named Ruth Wakefield was curious about how semi-sweet chocolate would work in a butter cookie. Because of this, we now have chocolate chip cookies (more history here). So, curiosity and interest cannot be all bad, right? Let me know what you think in the comments section. And, have some cookies and milk! 🙂