Showing posts from April, 2012

Wonderful love, a summer day

  A summer day in the park.
Just going there.
No jogging. No swimming.
But sun. Yes sleep.
And the Frisbee.
Near the lake. by the bench.
Nothing planned or devised.
Yawning restful day.
Sun reflecting off the lake.
Closed eyes.
Again Frisbee wisking by.
Nawing hunger pangs.
Awake and glance
Ah at last
The pizza and the pop
Laugh then eat and laugh some more
Fuller but spent
Pick up then go
Frisbee follows.

Bike lane uproar

A bit of a conflict has been stirring in Fargo about the addition of bike lanes to some streets on the north side- specifically University and 10th Ave. This Grand Forks Herald article is bit more detailed and featured a resident comment that stirred me up-
“Bikes don’t belong on our streets to begin with,”  Well, one citizen aired this grievance and then other city commissioners wanted to put a halt on these things. One even claiming it was "incredibly wrong."

So as veteran bike commuter, I'll chime in with a "what!?" Must have an ax to grind because of some incidents with bicycles.

According to the North Dakota Century code-

39-10.1-02. Traffic laws apply to persons riding bicycles.
Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway is granted all of the rights and is subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this title, except as to special regulations in this title and except as to those provisions of this title which by their nature…

He hate me? Ugly Online Ad

No, not the XFL player from years ago, Rod Smart. Although his story could be a worthy blog entry.
This entry is about a certain type of online ad you probably see once a day- the Hater's Ad.
The premise of the Hater's Ad is there is some awesome new product or information and to make the viewer click through the advertiser uses a slogan like "Harvard professors hate him" or "Personal trainers hate her." It turns up the heat on the ad because it is garnering interest in why there is such an emotional reaction to this guy or gal's product. Once on the click through-you find this product which advertisers sing paeans to its miraculous powers. Let's look at few and imagine the outlandish reasons why they are hated.

Poor old Clem wanted to harness the ultimate power source- little blue squares. Well then he discovers that those blue squares are making energy from the sun and viola- he's off the grid. Mr Bad Guy Power Concern does not like that, he…