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Archives for: November 2007, 05
Nov 5 '07
I know I am.
Handshakes have been around since the birth of civilization. In fact, they were originally a way to prove you had no weapons in your hand when meeting someone new (given today's state of affairs, that might not be a bad idea). Nowadays, we use handshakes in meetings, greetings, offering congratulations, closing a business deal or sometimes just to say, "How's it goin'?"
No matter the basis of your handshake, it should become part of your repertoire. Handshakes are a sign of trust and help build strong relationships. Imagine meeting a well-groomed, well-dressed expert for the first time -- but when you shake his/her hand, you feel like you're grabbing an infant's finger.
They've done it again. The Pride of Newark Marching Band attending O.M.E.A. State Finals and received a superior rating. Congratulations to the kids with a special nod to the drumline. We had a great group of kids who keep pushing the entire season. Its easy to plateau and stop progressing at some point in the season, when everyone gets comfortable with the music and settles into a lull; but this group pushed through that and rammed some notes on Sunday to come away with all superior ratings for percussion.
Thanks to Randy and Steve for the chance to work with the line again - to Ryan, Bryant and Eric who are the kind of instructors you hope to be fortunate enough to work alongside - and to the line for all the fun, the laughs, and another great season.
A bold move by Jon Stewart to show his support for the WGA Writers' Strike. The Daily Show and the Colbert Report writers will "face no financial hardship should the strike, which kicked off at 3 a.m. local time, conclude within that time frame."
I'll give you a hint - their coach is quite possibly the greatest in the history of the sport (of course, his mentor wasn't too much of a slouch either). Still not sure who I'm talking about... I'll give you another hint - starts with "North" and ends with "Carolina".
Remember, remember the Fifth of November.
Thanks to L8N for helping me not miss the date again this year
An interesting article proposing that a standard unit of measure in base 10 be established to tell time. For example- divide the day (one solar cycle, or 24 hours in our current system) into 10 hours - which contains 100 minutes - which contains 100 seconds. Provides reasoning on both sides of the discussion and does a great job of simplifying and explaining a potentially confusing concept (terminology).
Racing to the NFL's single-game rushing record of 296 yards at the midpoint of his first pro season, Peterson carried the Vikings to a 35-17 victory over the Chargers on Sunday.
My favorite part of the article:
Peterson's 315 total yards were more than nine of the 17 other teams who played in the same time slot Sunday: Kansas City (234), San Diego (229), Denver (303), San Francisco (251), Atlanta (286), Arizona (195), Cincinnati (299), Carolina (199) and Tennessee (236). ... Tomlinson, in just his seventh NFL season, passed Jim Brown for fourth place on the NFL's list for rushing touchdowns with 107. Emmitt Smith, Marcus Allen and Walter Payton are the top three.
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