Showing posts from October, 2009

Okay, so I am a little late to the White Stripes party.

Better late than never sez I. In my defense I gotta say that I bought "7 Nation Army" from Rhapsody a couple years ago. Happened to catch Jack n Meg on some old Jules Holland show (gotta love that On Demand stuff you can find when you look on Comcast) and I really liked watching/listening to 2 people make all that noisy music so I started listening to more of them on Rhapsody. I'm in!

now if I can only get them to appear with The Hard Lessons somewhere next summer.....heaven!

The Little Things Help.

Had a great day. Fixed a leaky shower faucet AND my Yamaha - all in the same day. I get such a feeling of victory when I can complete a plumbing repair. I get frustrated and cuss like a sailor, but when things work I feel like I got one over on The Man (who ever that is!). Been fiddling with this Moen single handled faucet over the past two weeks. Moen sent me a new cartridge FREE in the mail - they mean it about their lifetime warranty. Put it in this morning. Trouble. Slow dribble instead of a leak and the water didn't run much at all. Talked to a nice lady on their 800# help line. She told me what to do, I did and it worked! On a roll now - My winter motorcyle, a 1982 Yamaha XT550, has been having electrical problems. Like the light doesn't work. Took off the seat and side covers and the battery was corroded at both terminals. AND the water was way down. Topped it off with distilled water and cleaned the terminals.Was it going to be that easy? Fired Newt up and ........ NOPEY, …

Leni Truong - The Cheerleader who isn't one.

Leni (pronounced “lie-knee”) Truong hit the nail directly on the head when she described herself as “the biggest cheerleader who isn’t a cheerleader”. While the Kellogsville senior may not be an official member of the Rockets cheerleading squad per se, the positive attitude Leni brings to her school in general and the volleyball team specifically has garnered the attention and appreciation of coach Mindy Wert.
“She is so positive,” Wert commented. “She cheers herself hoarse when she is not in the game.”
Wert has coached Truong for three years; one on the JV team and two on varsity. While Leni is not a starter, she is still considered a team leader by the coach because of her helpful, dependable day to day performance. Her teammates must share the coach’s opinion about leadership, because they elected Leni to be one of the captains this season.
“Leni is basically like an assistant to me,” Wert continued. “She is right there telling the other players exactly what I would say.”
Truong start…