Archive for April, 2008

Tension

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

I never intended to post personal things on this blog.  Rather I intended to comment on those news stories or events that interested me and that I felt I wanted to share my perspective on.  Well I guess that changes here.  I am really stressed and full of tension lately.  Between changes moving back home, job changes, home upkeep, kid stresses, medical issues (family) and a host of un-named issues I feel like bursting.

I saw this yesterday and think it might be a perfect stress reliever.

Tension Toy, Pop, Pop, Pop!

What relieves stress more then popping packing bubbles?  This digital replacement sounds like a blast.  Leave it to our good friends in Japan to come up with something like this.  I may consider getting one of these.  I can’t see that they are imported in the USA yet but Ebay has them online available.  They are a bit pricey on Ebay though.

Either way a fascinating stress reliever/toy.

Just Sad

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

This isn’t particularly newsworthy nor do I have a lot to write about it.  This child prodigy ended up working days as a prostitute because the stress of an overbearing father was too much for her.  Regardless of the validity of her complaint the story is a sad reminder that this is a fallen world.

Story Link

Babel?

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

First off this is not an April Fools Joke.
A tower a mile high.  This is the dream of a Saudi prince.  The tower, which will rise 5,250 feet into the air and cost over 5 billion US Dollars, is planned for construction in the Saudi Arabian dessert.  (The Sears Tower is 1,730 feet with antenna!)

I wonder what the purpose of this is?  Can there really be a overwhelming need for a mile high skyscraper in the middle of the dessert?  In a land that has an abundance of space first and oil second what is the great fascination for this? 

One wonders if it will be built and if it is will it be another Spruce Goose?