Saturday, April 26, 2008

Whine

Winehouse cautioned over assault

Amy Winehouse arrives at the police station
Winehouse arrived in a people-carrier and was surrounded by paparazzi

Troubled pop singer Amy Winehouse has been cautioned for common assault, police have confirmed.

The star, whose battle against drug addiction has overshadowed her recording success, spent the night in the cells at Holborn Station in London.

The 24-year-old singer was questioned by police about an alleged assault in north London on Wednesday.

She agreed to attend the station voluntarily but has now left the police building.

Winehouse's spokesman said in statement: "Amy Winehouse was questioned this morning at a London police station in connection to an incident in Camden in the early hours of 23 April, 2008.

BBC
This woman is the only person I know of that is more screwed up than Brittney Spears, and yet she continues to be admired and loved by many. Instead of getting help and turning her life around, she simply continues on because her 'fans' continue to justify her destructive existence.

The only way she will ever get it turned around and maybe live past 30 is if the people who claim to love her actually start acting like it.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Softball

Game 2 was tonight and we won 16-1 in 4 innings (15 run rule, game 1 was 13-3 in 5 and 10 run rule). The team we played wasn't that good, a lot of first timers, but they seemed to have fun and they (should) will get better. (link to scores we're S&S Electric)

Probably won't be here for fall league or next year, but I'm glad my sis-n-law talked me into playing this year. I've missed the games and the people.

800

800th post here on tDR ... (yes I'm at work, tired and have a ball-game tonight). I'll get more later :)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

25Peeps

Someone put me on 25peeps again. I lasted about a week last time :) so get over there and click my pic to get me votes.



Click this pic to get me votes too :)

Seems I'm gone already from the front page ><

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Thoughts

Seems every time I sit down to put in a post, I draw a blank. I end up hitting a news story, putting some pithy comment at the end and letting it go.

I'm a very talkative and friendly person and yet I can't write for sh!t it seems. Occasionally I'll get out what I want to say and it looks good, but usually it's all type--delete--curse, news. I just don't have what most others have it seems.

A Comment or Two doesn't update a bunch (and was 'dead' for quite awhile) but his posts are usually thought provoking. A Trainwreck in Maxwell updates mostly daily and while his posts are generally short; he has the ability to keep me interested even in the ones that I don't like (heh). Then there's Ace... he has 'open blog' posters and other helpers, but you can always tell one of his posts. No matter what the news he's writing on, he is able to make a story out of his take on it and make it funny (to me anyway, not sure what that says about me). He is a mean one when he wants to be and I'd imagine people go out of their way to not be blogged about by him.

Acute Politics is by a serviceman in Iraq, he doesn't update a lot anymore (not sure if he's back in Iraq right now or not) but his writing is great when he does post. America's Interests is a new blog (to me) and a 'every-other' day kind of blog. The posts are generally longer than my comment or two about the news, but they also tackle what's going on in the world. Aubrey deals with NASA, the military and other news mostly, but tackles politics and immigration in the occasional post.

Autone is a Hollywood writer and doesn't post too much, but generally worth reading when he does. Bel is thinking is a British woman and she posts on happenings in the Isles. She had been on a long break, but she's back now and putting paid to the MP's that want to ruin England. Buffalo... the enigma of my blogroll. He and I agree on almost nothing, but the man has a gift for putting his thoughts into words. If I could write as good (or half as good) as he does, tDR would be a big hit in the blogosphere.

Club For Growth is a conservative 'watchdog' group who makes it their business to advance conservative principles and candidates. They run white papers on candidates (R or D) and will tell it like it is. They are very anti-'pork' and aren't shy about it. Confederate Yankee focuses mainly on the war on terror, the fronts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the politicians that want to lose there. Conservatism with Heart is a general all-around conservative blog (with a radio show) and touches on all points conservative, generally every day.

Crushed by Ingsoc is another Brit on the roll. He generally is concerned with himself and his journey to enlightenment(TM), he writes long posts that are sometimes hard to follow, but usually entertaining. DD2 abhors Obama, but hates Clinton and you can tell in his writing. He covers politics and is having a field day with the Democratic Primary season. Don Surber is the greatest MSM blogger I know :) Short 'quippy' posts about anything and everything. He generally lets the media have it and started(*) the 'Name that Party' game that everyone seems to play.

Flopping Aces is generally military blogging, some politics and a good read whenever you go that way. GSGF is Courtney's home (our favorite blogger here at tDR) and is anything and everything Middle East. A well researched blogger, she intersperses her posts with witty comments backed up by links and takes on all-comers. Honeysmack is the lovely Aussie with a flair for the NSFW postings. Gets your blood going and makes you want to visit again and again.

Those are just some of the bloggers on my read list. I don't have the time to put everyone up here today, but I'll try to finish the list later on. Give them all a visit and see what you like. I'm sure you'll find something that you want to read and re-visit later.

* I assume that Don started this game, if anyone knows that he didn't, I'd be happy to retract

Thoughts

Seems every time I sit down to put in a post, I draw a blank. I end up hitting a news story, putting some pithy comment at the end and letting it go.

I'm a very talkative and friendly person and yet I can't write for sh!t it seems. Occasionally I'll get out what I want to say and it looks good, but usually it's all type--delete--curse, news. I just don't have what most others have it seems.

A Comment or Two doesn't update a bunch (and was 'dead' for quite awhile) but his posts are usually thought provoking. A Trainwreck in Maxwell updates mostly daily and while his posts are generally short; he has the ability to keep me interested even in the ones that I don't like (heh). Then there's Ace... he has 'open blog' posters and other helpers, but you can always tell one of his posts. No matter what the news he's writing on, he is able to make a story out of his take on it and make it funny (to me anyway, not sure what that says about me). He is a mean one when he wants to be and I'd imagine people go out of their way to not be blogged about by him.

Acute Politics is by a serviceman in Iraq, he doesn't update a lot anymore (not sure if he's back in Iraq right now or not) but his writing is great when he does post. America's Interests is a new blog (to me) and a 'every-other' day kind of blog. The posts are generally longer than my comment or two about the news, but they also tackle what's going on in the world. Aubrey deals with NASA, the military and other news mostly, but tackles politics and immigration in the occasional post.

Autone is a Hollywood writer and doesn't post too much, but generally worth reading when he does. Bel is thinking is a British woman and she posts on happenings in the Isles. She had been on a long break, but she's back now and putting paid to the MP's that want to ruin England. Buffalo... the enigma of my blogroll. He and I agree on almost nothing, but the man has a gift for putting his thoughts into words. If I could write as good (or half as good) as he does, tDR would be a big hit in the blogosphere.

Club For Growth is a conservative 'watchdog' group who makes it their business to advance conservative principles and candidates. They run white papers on candidates (R or D) and will tell it like it is. They are very anti-'pork' and aren't shy about it. Confederate Yankee focuses mainly on the war on terror, the fronts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the politicians that want to lose there. Conservatism with Heart is a general all-around conservative blog (with a radio show) and touches on all points conservative, generally every day.

Crushed by Ingsoc is another Brit on the roll. He generally is concerned with himself and his journey to enlightenment(TM), he writes long posts that are sometimes hard to follow, but usually entertaining. DD2 abhors Obama, but hates Clinton and you can tell in his writing. He covers politics and is having a field day with the Democratic Primary season. Don Surber is the greatest MSM blogger I know :) Short 'quippy' posts about anything and everything. He generally lets the media have it and started(*) the 'Name that Party' game that everyone seems to play.

Flopping Aces is generally military blogging, some politics and a good read whenever you go that way. GSGF is Courtney's home (our favorite blogger here at tDR) and is anything and everything Middle East. A well researched blogger, she intersperses her posts with witty comments backed up by links and takes on all-comers. Honeysmack is the lovely Aussie with a flair for the NSFW postings. Gets your blood going and makes you want to visit again and again.

Those are just some of the bloggers on my read list. I don't have the time to put everyone up here today, but I'll try to finish the list later on. Give them all a visit and see what you like. I'm sure you'll find something that you want to read and re-visit later.

* I assume that Don started this game, if anyone knows that he didn't, I'd be happy to retract

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Danica

She can finally stop being called the Anna Kournikova of the racing world:
MOTEGI, Japan (AP)—Danica Patrick became the first female winner in IndyCar history Sunday, taking the Indy Japan 300 after the top contenders were forced to pit for fuel in the final laps.

Patrick finished 5.8594 seconds ahead of pole-sitter Helio Castroneves on the 1.5-mile Twin Ring Motegi oval after leader Scott Dixon pitted with five laps left and Dan Wheldon and Tony Kanaan came in a lap later.

“It’s a long time coming. Finally,” Patrick said. “It was a fuel strategy race, but my team called it perfectly for me. I knew I was on the same strategy as Helio and when I passed him for the lead, I couldn’t believe it. This is fabulous.”

The 26-year-old Patrick won in her 50th career IndyCar start, taking the lead from Castroneves on the 198th lap in the 200-lap race.

“I think Danica is such a fantastic person and I’m thrilled for her that the monkey is finally off of her back,” said Michael Andretti, co-owner of Andretti Green Racing. “We have all believed in her and she proved today that she is a winner. Frankly, I think this is the first of many.”

Yahoo
She was so close before this and could never quite get there. Now she'll always have at least the one win to show for her time in the IRL. Winning is an amazing thing.

Danica

She can finally stop being called the Anna Kournikova of the racing world:
MOTEGI, Japan (AP)—Danica Patrick became the first female winner in IndyCar history Sunday, taking the Indy Japan 300 after the top contenders were forced to pit for fuel in the final laps.

Patrick finished 5.8594 seconds ahead of pole-sitter Helio Castroneves on the 1.5-mile Twin Ring Motegi oval after leader Scott Dixon pitted with five laps left and Dan Wheldon and Tony Kanaan came in a lap later.

“It’s a long time coming. Finally,” Patrick said. “It was a fuel strategy race, but my team called it perfectly for me. I knew I was on the same strategy as Helio and when I passed him for the lead, I couldn’t believe it. This is fabulous.”

The 26-year-old Patrick won in her 50th career IndyCar start, taking the lead from Castroneves on the 198th lap in the 200-lap race.

“I think Danica is such a fantastic person and I’m thrilled for her that the monkey is finally off of her back,” said Michael Andretti, co-owner of Andretti Green Racing. “We have all believed in her and she proved today that she is a winner. Frankly, I think this is the first of many.”

Yahoo
She was so close before this and could never quite get there. Now she'll always have at least the one win to show for her time in the IRL. Winning is an amazing thing.