Showing posts from April, 2009

Snowplows and Transplants: Very Cool News Story

I was reading the paper this morning when I came across a short but very cool story about someone doing the right thing. I suppose it makes all the more difference based upon the experience Jo and I had last year with snowplows, where we followed a congo-line of plows home from Denver in heavy snow in a surreal experience that had many gospel metaphors. Story pasted below: Snowplow convoy clears way for transplant patient 1 day ago CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Chuck Forbes has battled liver disease for half of his 59 years. When the time finally came for a transplant, a blizzard blocked his route to the hospital — until a corps of snowplow drivers saved the day. Forbes was recovering after undergoing transplant surgery Sunday at the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver. He and his wife, Ruth, made it there from their home in northwest Wyoming despite the storm that closed roads Saturday in the southeastern part of the state. "I hope those WYDOT (Wyoming Department of Transportatio

A Moment of Silence...

You should all pause from your busy days to take a moment of silence for... MY DVR! It's about to croak. Very sad. Makes me want to cry. Take drugs. Valium. Seriously, can you think of a better invention in the last 20 years? No way. It's wonderful. It's like sticking it to all those networks and their commercials every time I turn something on. We bought this unit a number of years ago second-hand on eBay to avoid charges from Dish Network. It was the last model that didn't come with the monthly "access" crap fee. It's served us well for years. Now, it freezes up and does all sorts of indigestion things at least weekly, but usually every couple days. So I've been out shopping for new services lately. I've long been opposed to cable. I think Comcast is anything but Comcastic. Sadistic might be a better word. Just for kicks I went to their site this week to see what they'd want to charge me to switch to them. Didn't take me lon