Friday, December 07, 2007

Play Video Games for Exercise!

It looks like it has come full circle. As parents were concerned that their kids would become fat and lazy, now here's a story about how video games and keep you fit and active:

Wii Becomes Physical Therapy Mainstay in Canadian Hospital

Virtual bowling leagues hit
the retirement home

Since its launch last year, the Nintendo Wii has opened the video game market up to everyone, not just young men.

A year later, the Wii began popping up in the most unlikely of places. It can be found in gyms, in retirement homes — and most recently, in hospitals as a tool to assist in physical therapy.

According to Reuters, a hospital in Alberta has been using the Wii to assist those recovering from strokes, and spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries, for the past four months.

Occupational Therapist Robbie Winget told Reuters the console helps patients build balance, coordination, endurance and upper and lower body strength.

Act your Age!

November and December are two months filled with birthdays of friends and family. I'm not here to slight anyone born in the other 10 months, but December hits home with me. Amoung those born in November were my Dad on the 3rd and my son on the 15th. This month I have a co-worker Rod on the 9th, cousin Brenda and 1st wife Karen on the 10th (same year too!) an old girlfriend I think was also born on the 10th, but don't hold me to that. Mine is the 11th. My former mother in law was born on Christmas and I have a brother in law born on the 24th or 25th too.

My wife and I were talking about Baby Boomers that want to hang on to their youth and are offended by being called sir, or ma'am. Yet, while we may not feel (or admit to feeling) old enough to be called by those names by the younger generation, we need to relax and appreciate the respect that usually comes with those titles.

Don't expect your teenage daughter's friend to call you Tommy; you are Mr. Jackson. And you've earned it!

On the other hand, when I was asked if I qualified for the senior citizen discount yesterday, the thought of added back a little color in to my hair raced through my mind.

Happy Birthday one and all! Remember it's better than the alternative!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Ask 500 people poll

Yesterday I submitted a question about taxes and health insurance to

Click here for the results.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

I have terrible news..

I think you should probably sit down for this. I don't know how to break this to you, so im just going to go ahead and say it: Click here for the rest...

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Christmas lights

I came home tonight and my wife had already started setting up the Christmas lights..... fortunately not like this......

Monday, December 03, 2007

Just another post

There are 2 college students in my family right now. Here's an almost true story:

A lecture about English

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his English class one day.
"In English," he said, "A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative."

A voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah, right."

Sunday, December 02, 2007

How to pick a movie at the video store.

Saturday afternoon and Saturday night we watched two movies that I picked up at Family Video:

Astronaut Farmer and Hoax. Both were decent ways to stay inside on a nasty Saturday night. How did we do it?

I went by myself. 'nuff said.