Sunday, January 22, 2006

Random Tidbits

As of today there are 28 days left until the 2006 Daytona 500. NASCAR has a counter on their site with the days, hours, minutes and even seconds left before the green flag to get fans revved up!

Speaking of racing, the MINI to Monte Carlo team got to Monte Carlo at the end of last week and the car was rewarded. They've been taking in the spectacular sights and driving on the same roads as the Grand Prix. They start their journey back to Letterkenny today, I believe. They've certainly gone the extra mile for the Donegal Hospice. Safe travels.

There is a lot going on for the Smart Cookies these days:
- Naked Conversations is hitting Barnes & Noble bookshelves all over the country! I picked up my copy last night and will read it over the next week. Some of it I'd read online, but there is something about reading a book in your hands that is so much better. I'll let you all know what I think when I'm done, but I'm sure it is a must read. Congrats to Shel and Robert!
- Both B.L. and Jeremy are nominated for the Battle of the Ad Blogs Awards in the PR Blogs category. Yes, you can vote on all categories. Check it out. Congrats to you both!

Shel Holtz has been a 'must read' for months for me. This week he posted "Sometimes I just hate technology" and I couldn't agree more. Sorry for your frustrations, Shel, but it's nice for a newbie like me to know even a pro like you has glitches, too. Thanks for sharing that experience with everyone.

For you cycling fans....Lance Armstrong came out this week and said that Jan Ullrich is going to win Le Tour. My opinion is that Lance is a little premature on making a prediction like that for many reasons, including the 'pre-Tour' racing season. Who will be on form, who may get injured? AND, we still don't know if Tyler Hamilton is going to be in the mix or not. As regular readers know, I think he will be. But, if, for some reason, he's not, what about Ivan Basso? Smithers has a nice post on this very subject, "What happened to Basso?". The comments his readers have left are quite interesting, too.

I don't follow football much, but this time of year it is hard to miss what teams are in the playoffs. Fritz mentions that everyone in Colorado are wearing Bronco colors, but keep in mind Ben Roethlisberger, the QB for the Steelers is a blogger.

What blog do I read every day for fun? Jake directed me to The Dilbert Blog a month or so ago. Scott Adams is wonderfully zany. He cracks me up on a daily basis.

Just a few random tidbits for today. Thanks for stopping by.


Fritz said...

My friends get me Dilbert shirts and coffee mugs and calendars as gifts, thinking I'll appreciate them because I'm a computer nerd. Truthfully, I find Scott Adams to be boorish and nasty in a small-minded way. He likes to mock people he thinks are stupid and make himself superior, I suppose, but I just don't like his intellectual and cultural bullying.

Now Dave Barry's blog I like. He also makes fun of "different" people, but he also identifies himself as one of them.

Donna Tocci said...

Interestingly, I've never been a Dilbert fan. But I do like most of his posts on the blog. Just part of the differences that make the world go 'round. :)
I think I'd like Dave Barry's blog, too, can you drop off the link for me? Thanks!

Fritz said...

The Dave Barry blog is at

Donna Tocci said...

Thanks, Fritz. Of course today he's pointing people to an article stating why today 1/23 is the lowpoint of the year. EEK! I have to say, though, other than the snow this morning, it's been a fairly good day so maybe the rest of the year will be great! I think I like this guy...I'll keep reading. :)

Anonymous said...

one would also assume lanes comments were made on HIS assumption that ullrich can ONLY compete in le tour IF he ISNT injured.

Jeremy said...

Thanks Donna. It was an honor to be nominated (and then be emailed a congrats by a friend, since I had no idea) :-)

It's a close race, and should be fun.

Jeremy said...

Um, you're a NASCAR fan?

Donna Tocci said...

Yes, I grew up around race tracks and am a huge NASCAR fan. I will pretty much watch any type of racing, though. Open wheel. Rally. Motocross. Love it all.