Veterans Day

11 11 2009

Today is Veterans Day. Please remember all of those that have served our great country to protect our freedoms and allow us to be here today. Regardless of opinion on any particular conflict, the men and women of America’s Armed Forces have sacrificed tremendously so that we can hold our own opinions. We owe everything to them. Please pray for them and keep them in your thoughts every day.

God Bless America.





I ♥ Light Rail

2 11 2009

Now available! Get you I [heart] Light Rail gear today to show your support for Light Rail in Hampton Roads!

Available Products: Hats, Shirts, Coffee Mugs, Water Bottles, Mouse Pads, Tote Bags, and Stickers. Shirts and large tote bag also says “I support Light Rail in Hampton Roads” on one side. Ideal to wear to public hearings, work, school, shopping, or just walking around! Get ’em while they’re hot!

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Vanity Plates – WTF DMV?

28 10 2009

I saw this plate on a car parked in front of me in Downtown yesterday:

"FFS STFU" Vanity Plate

If you are not quite sure what that means, here’s a hint: For F***’s Sake – Shut The F*** Up… Which of course begs the question… WTF DMV?

(Although I do enjoy when people can speak their mind on their car)





MacArthur Center’s New Policy

8 10 2009

As I am sure that you have heard by now, MacArthur Center is going to be enacting a new policy on October the 19th. This new policy will require adult (21+) supervision of anyone under the age of 18 after 5 PM. At first, I had mixed feelings about this new policy. I remember when I was 16 and 17. I would not have wanted to go to the movies with my girlfriend and my mom. Forget hanging out with my friends too. Its nothing personal to my wonderful mother, it is just normal for teens to want to have some degree of independence and responsibility. On the other hand, I also remember other kids at 16 or 17 and younger. Everyone knows who I am talking about. Those kids that shout at each other from different floors. Those that may be affiliated with a gang trying to start trouble. Those that take advantage of a more crowded evening setting to get a five-finger discount in their favorite store. These are the kids that they are trying to keep under control. It just happens to be easier to restrict the group in general than to fight each case independently, which often lead to arguments about it being ‘fair.’

Overall, while I dislike blanket rules, I support MacArthur Center’s attempt to keep it from going the way of Military Circle Mall, where I no longer feel safe due to large groups of kids hanging out at night. Even if the feeling is just a perception, I know that many people will not show somewhere that they perceive is bad. I applaud the Mall for taking a measure to prevent the continuation of a trend instead of waiting until the damage has been done. Good job MacArthur.





Need a ride? Call FRED!

7 10 2009

Even though many people did not even know that a Downtown Ambassador (The people that look like informational security guards in white and blue), the Downtown Norfolk Council is now offering free rides on their new golf-cart-style FRED (meaning Free Ride Every Day). Anybody can use them (or the ambassador’s walking services) as long as they are coming from or going to a Downtown location.

Call: (757) 478-7233

Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday
7:30 a.m. to midnight Friday
11 a.m. to midnight Saturday
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday





Apologies

6 10 2009

I am currently creating a few new posts, but in the meantime, I had a quick note. I apologize  for not having any posts. Combined with my job hunt and  substituting, I have also been without my computer. I dropped it awhile back and its at HP getting fixed. It should be back in the next couple of weeks until then, I will try to get some posts up through other people’s computers.





Back to the Real World

15 08 2009

I am back from my summer working at camp. Right now I am searching for a “real job.” I’m actually thinking Norfolk Police or Sheriff’s Department. They take time, however, so until I hear back from them, I need a slightly less real job. While I get all of this together, my number of posts will not be great, but will be more than they have been, so stay tuned. For starters though, I would like to point out a slight bit of irony on PilotOnline.com.

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Look closely at the headlines.pilotbooty2Apparently, not everybody can get away with booty on the region’s waterways…