After eight hours of sitting in front of a
computer with a phone headset plugged into my ear,
my head's spinning with a serious case of Internet
Buzz. Contrary to most days at my call center job,
the phone hardly rang all day long. Tethered to a
silent phone with nothing but a high-speed Internet
connection to help me pass the time, I spent the
last eight hours surfing all corners of the
Internet. Overwhelmed with information, my head
spins like a whirlwind. No thought stands still
long enough for me to concentrate on anything,
which leaves me pretty incapable of writing
anything of worth. So perhaps a "travelogue" of
where I've been on the 'net today will entertain.
In no particular order....
The girls' basketball team of Leslie High School
in Michigan played like the Chargers recently,
getting beat 61-0.
Yes, that's right, a total shutout in basketball.
The girls didn't make a single basket. They even
missed all the foul shots.
A French windsurfer successfully crossed
the Pacific Ocean in 89 days. Incredible. Three
months on a windsurfboard. Hope she had lots of
The city of Solana Beach wants to put "curb
pop-outs" and permanent speed display radar boards
along Highway 101 to slow
traffic and encourage shopping. The city tries
harder and harder each year to be Del Mar.
Director Peter Jackson, in a frenzy of editing
to finish "Return of the King" for its Christmas
release, has cut
out the confrontation scene between Saruman and
Gandalf. Without this key scene, Saruman basically
fades into the background, a rather ignominious end
for a character played up as such a major villain
in "Fellowship of the Ring." After the liberal
adaptations Jackson made with "The Two Towers,"
this news fills me with foreboding.
Buzz, the outspoken commentator on the message
boards of Wildhare.com, taught retired general and
presidential wanna-be Wesley Clark a thing or two
about war and politics. Buzz' razor-sharp wit is a
for anyone interested in the coming Circus of
My friends at Total Escape will offer a
trip to the Anza-Borrego desert for an
overnight visit to the slot canyons and mud caves,
about which I've heard exciting things. There's no
better time to visit the desert than winter, in my
With my AAA membership, I can get a 5-percent
discount at Barnes&Noble.com every time I
shop. Too bad I do all my shopping at Amazon.com.
But it was a useful find, since my father uses
BN.com for all his online book-buying.
And, best of all, a new
book claims that surfing the Web on the job can
actually be good for business. According to the
author's research, personal Web surfing at work
"can lead to better time management, stress
reduction, improvement of skill sets and helping to
achieve a balance between work and personal
I guess that makes me Employee of the Month.
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