Saturday, June 30, 2007

Trying to Live Without China

Saw this article on Yahoo this morning.

I've been recommending Kumho tires to people, thinking the Korean company made them in Korea. But reading the label on a set this morning reviled the Made in China stamp. Because of corner cutting in Chinese business from pet food, baby bibs, toothpaste, toy trains, to tires I feel I can no longer recommend any product made in China for safety concerns.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Sleep or lack there of....

I've gotten about 5.5 hours of sleep the last 2 nights. Not good timing to read this article on the risks of sleep lose.

Monday, June 11, 2007

To Wii or Not

It is still not possible to find Wii on the shelves of a store in my general area. This must be a great embarrassment to the likes of Sony and Microsoft when I walk by stacks of PS3's and XBox 360's in the same stores. I had previously thought that shortly after Christmas 2006 I could walk into a store and buy a Wii without waiting in line. Here it is 6 months past Christmas and they are still rare in the wild. The guys at the local GameStop said they heard Nintendo won't be able to meet demand until sometime in 2008.

In another note, this Model of Rome is pretty cool. Although at times it has the feel of a Sid Meier's Civilization game.

At yesterday's fill up the Honda got 29.7 MPG.

Saturday, June 09, 2007


Since lunch I had a cup of ice cream, and a NC style BBQ dinner that I shared with my daughter, she ate the fries and hushpuppies. I'm about to sit down and share some dry cherreo's with her.

With gas prices high, I'm tracking usage regularly again, for example the last tank got 28.5 MPG. This is from a 4 cylinder 160HP Honda Accord.