Today was a “burn” day. Living on a heavily wooded parcel of land I accumulate fallen limbs, cuttings and such several times a year until it gets to the point I throw a match to it and spend the day close by with the hose in case it tries to get out of control. Avoiding the smoke is futile and I always seem to have a killer sinus headache the next day.
Back in the late ’90s, I remember the surprise I felt when I learned Amazon.com had (up to that point) had not made a profit. Now I see where books are no longer their biggest selling item. (appropriated from bookslut_blog)
Which brings me to this-
One of these days I’m going to post one of my pet peeve rants. I firmly believe consumer electronics (of the personal portable variety) have negatively impacted society and we are all (whether we use them or not) worse off for it. To give you the Reader’s Digest version, if someone is listening to their portable mp3 player, using a GameBoy or talking on their cell phone then they are living a self contained fantasy by ignoring the real world around them and acting in what has become a self-centric, what-I’m-doing-matters most fashion.