tinster and vivster visited us over the weekend for some snowboarding action. it was the first time this season going up for me, and it feels good getting back on the board. you never really forget how to ride once you get the hang of it. viv was awesome for only riding twice prior to our little session. at lunch, i realized sour punch straws get rock hard in cold weather, so it’s probably best not to bring those next time. the next day we went to nma (nevada museum of art) where they showcased one piece from rafael….one! and it wasn’t even authentic.
here are my thoughts about tonight’s address. my ideas have changed over the past year about president obama; some good, some bad. as a college student, it’s tough to keep up with all the important events happening in senate, or even in my own town, so i had no opinion on some of the topics. i haven’t exactly seen a ton of change happen around here, but maybe i’m looking in the wrong places, or just not looking at all. as it was so well put, ” change isn’t easy.” he continues to say it’ll get messy, noisy, and complicated, but that’s just how it is. i think he brought a good point because in reality, some of us expect him to do everything and expect results.
towards the end, it got quiet. you could tell on some of their faces they were skeptical. i think i even caught someone falling asleep. but i also think he struck a few nerves, and wasn’t afraid to bring up more personal subjects. he clearly drew lines between both parties. see, the thing about obama is he can joke around and entertain a crowd, but he’s also authentic and real, which is why i chose that word for my title. he brought up all the relevant subjects such as education, the war, health care, energy (most important), and kept out all the bullshit…and the fluff.
the most surprisingly thing about tonight was how focused and connected he was. he addressed the entire nation, not just a room, and it was evident in his strong tone and how he stared in the camera at times. it’s hard to see that it’s already been a year, but i know we’re making progress and he’s working to the very last drop of energy. for the most part, i think everyone was with him…except for the military and supreme court, they categorized under dinosaurs. we’ll look back and say he was the better man for the job.
otherwise voldemort will win.
Thinking of starting your own racing team? The Porsche 911 GT3 R (€279,000; roughly $390,000) is a good start. Designed and built by the Porsche Motorsport Department at the company’s Weissach Development Centre, this 911 race car is powered by a 4.0-litre six-cylinder ‘boxer’ engine delivering 480 hp, and features an ultra-lightweight chassis and body for a total weight of just over 2,600 lbs., height-adjustable MacPherson struts in the front and a height-adjustable multi-arm axle in the rear, LED rear light clusters, an anti-lock braking system, traction control, and an electronic throttle, all of which combine to make the GT3 R easier to handle and drive than past 911 racing models.
SAN FRANCISCO – Apple will sell its newly unveiled tablet-style iPad starting at $499.
The iPad resembles an iPhone, but larger. Apple will sell some iPad models with data plans from AT&T, with no contract required.
Apple Inc. will have to convince consumers, many of whom already have Internet-connected phones, computers and TVs, that they’ll want to pay that much for such a device, when many small, lightweight “netbooks” cost less than $400.
CEO Steve Jobs says the iPad will be better for reading books, playing games and watching video than either a laptop or a smart phone.
The initial price is likely to drop. Apple sold the first iPhone for $599 but slashed the price to $399 after a few months, upsetting early buyers.