We went out to look for a puppy this weekend and ended up coming home with nearly 100 pounds of dogs – two Walker Coon Hound / Border Collie / Aussie Shepherd sisters from the same litter. They are named Frida and Fiona, are two years old and they have been together since birth. They are trained, amazingly well behaved and have great personalities. Frida (smaller, black face) is definitely the lover while Fiona (larger, white face) is a little more aloof. The best thing is that they are both fully house trained – so no potty training!
too fun not to watch…
Tea – it is quite possibly the world’s oldest prepared beverage and I have just recently started to truly appreciate it. I am one of those annoying morning people (at least according to my wife, who is not one) and for almost two decades I woke up with the sun and downed at least two cups of coffee. But, now I have gone almost three months without and I really don’t miss it.
Don’t get me wrong, I have not forsaken caffeine, merely switched delivery vehicles. Tea is just more… satisfying for me right now.
I buy my tea on-line because the selection of loose leaf tea is a thousand times better and loose leaf tea just tastes better. Even the local “tea shops” in the Charlotte area only stock a few different choices, and most won’t sell in bulk.
I particularly like some of the blends from The Tea Spot – plus they have great online customer service and ship quickly. In fact – it was The Boulder Blend that made me seriously think about giving up coffee for the first time. It is simply an amazing tea – dark, lots of caffeine, and just a hint of chocolate.
Okay, I am now beginning to sound like a commercial, but if coffee is just not doing it for you anymore, you should try it.
This really has nothing to do with writing, business or outdoors, but it won’t bore you… pretty darn funny actually.
I’ve been reading quite a bit about new media vs. old media over the past few months and I am starting to think that this “us vs. them” positioning is somewhat of a fallacy. New Media does not need to overthrow Old Media or vice versa. In fact, New Media needs to save Old Media.
News audiences are migrating online at a rapid rate. Publishers have traded their print dollars for digital pennies and those pennies can no longer pay for real investigative journalism.
Many New Media advocates suggest the the new age of free information will kill Old Media. Yes – you will probably hear about big public events like voter riots in Iran on twitter before you will read about them in the Wall Street Journal.
Blogs, the most common New Media platform, are great. They are lively, opinionated, and a lot of very smart people use them as a convenient communications platform. But, will an unpaid blogger interview five sources and corroborate facts before clicking the “PUBLISH” button.