So far I am not a big fan of the latest edition of the Apprentice.  I think the first season was the best and the rest of the seasons seemed to have gone downhill.  I was excited that this new season was from Los Angeles, yet the the contestants seem all the same.  

I must give credit to Michelle.  Everyone on her team did not like her and after losing the last task, she decides to resign instead of giving Trump and the Mini Trumps (Don Jr and Ivanka) and her teammates the opportunity to critize her further in the boardroom.  Although Trump still got his two cents in.  I can’t believe Trump went off on her for quitting and he continues to say that she will regret this later. I believe I even heard him calling her a loser and how much he hates losers.  He she look in the mirror, many people would consider him a loser for  having a petty arguement over words from Rosie O’Donnell.

The more episodes I see of the Apprentice, I realize that I would never want to work for Donald Trump.  Why do all these contestants want to work for Trump so badly?  There are better opportunities out there for them.  I think these reality shows are great opportunities for contestants to get their 15 minutes of fame.  Poor Donald, he did not get the chance to say, You’re Fired!   


Why trying to force Israel to give it’s land to Palestine is Bad


I borrowed this from WWW.WATCH.ORG.  This has become one of my favorite website’s over the year after I read Bill Koeing book’s.  It seems everytime anyone tries to divide Israel there seems to be some extreme effects to the countries invovled.  Many people relate this to global warming or Mother Nature but let’s face it.  These are acts of God, or better yet warnings.



Rice Updates the EU, Germany and Britain on
Israel’s Land and the Palestinian State Efforts

  • Rice meets with German Chancellor Andrea Merkel
  • Hurricane-force winds and heavy downpours hammered northern Europe, the storms
    were among the fiercest to batter northern Europe in years
  • Winds of up to 133 mph swept off the Atlantic and cut a swathe across Britain,
    northern France, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Belgium,
    the Czech Republic and into Russia
  • Rice cuts short visit to Berlin in order to leave before winds worsened
  • More than 200 flights in and out of Frankfurt airport were cancelled because of the winds
  • German meteorologists recorded gusts up to 125 mph
  • Hans-Georg Zimmermann, spokesman for Deutsche Bahn: “We are still at a standstill
    nationwide, with only a few trains running”
  • Hartmut Mehdorn, chief executive of Deutsche Bahn: “We have never yet had
    such a situation in Germany”
  • Rice travels to London for a meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair
  • Rice’s plane landed in gusts of up to 80 mph at London’s Heathrow Airport
  • Heathrow Airport, Europe’s largest, canceled 280 flights. Other major airports –
    including Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam and Vienna – reported delays and cancellations.
  • In London, harried commuters struggled through a gauntlet of road closures caused
    by falling debris blown from glass-paneled office buildings and medieval churches.
  • London’s Millennium Bridge was closed after the suspension structure began
    swaying dangerously in the wind.
  • Rail stations across London also were closed, and the evening commute melted into chaos.
  • Hundreds of thousands of homes in several countries had power cut as the hurricane
    force winds ripped up trees and power lines.
  • The Druzhba pipeline carrying Russian oil to the European Union via Ukraine was shut off
    after high winds caused power problems and forced the closure of a pumping station
  • More than one million people were without power in the Czech Republic. Some 100,000 homes
    in northern France, 20,000 households in Austria and more than 30,000 households
    across northeast England lost electricity — nearly all because falling trees downed power lines.
  • Ferries canceled or delayed in Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and
    Finland, and trains delayed in the Netherlands, Germany and Austria.
  • The Mystery Of Nida – Part 2

    One Month Ago – Part 1 

    As he sat down in his seat, he stared out the window of the airplane.  It was a slight drizzle outside, yet the weather was similar to that a month ago.  The events of that day were still so fresh in his head… 

    He had just dropped both kids off at the daycare. His wife, Rachel had left for the office earlier that morning and his meeting was not until ten so he knew he had time to drop off the kids.  It was a light rainfall outside yet the weather forecast indicated that the major part of the storm would hit later that evening.  He made it to work about 15 minutes before the meeting, this gave him enough time to enjoy a cup of coffee at his desk.  While scanning through his e-mails, one of his fellow employees walked in.

    “Hey Jason!  Nice to see you made it in.  Did you see that game last night?” Sean asked.

    “Hi Sean.  No I missed that game.  I would have made it in earlier but I am planning to just work half the day and then spend the rest of the day with the kids,” replied Jason.

    Sean jokingly said, “On a day like this… A huge storm is coming in later this afternoon.  Where are you going to take the kids on a day like this? If you have a chance can you see if you can help us with the problem we are having on our end of the project?”

    Hesitantly Jason agreed saying, “Let me look at the code.  Maybe I can find the bug.”

    As Sean walked away he said, “If you solve the problem, then dinner is on me.”

    After the meeting, Jason strolled over to Sean’s desk to take a look at the code. Many hours had past and the next thing Jason knew his cell phone was ringing. Jason knew by the ring tone it was Rachel.

    Jason began saying, “Hi Honey, is it already that time?  Oh ,sorry, I have been working on a big project.”

    Rachel replied, “The daycare just called and they were wondering what time you were going to pick up the kids.” 

    Jason suggested, “Honey, I could leave know if you want.” 

    Rachel answered, “No, I will stop by. I am already off work.  You finish up what you need to and we will see you tonight.  Oh take you time, it seems that storm came in earlier than expected.”   

    Jason said, “Alright I almost done fixing this problem and should leave here in an hour. I love you.”

    Rachel answered “I love you too! Bye.” 

    Two hours past, Sean looked at his watch.  Sean encouraged Jason to leave but Jason always wants to figure out the problem. 

    Sean wanting to leave said, “Look Jason it’s already after 6pm and it does not look like we are close to solving the problem.  Let’s get going.”  

    Sean’s cell phone rang and he began talking with his wife on the phone.  It she was worried he was stuck in traffic . 

    Sean continued “Hey, Jason it looks like horrible traffic out there not just because of the weather but also because of some accident. A car and gas tanker truck collided.  The whole freeway is shut down. How about I about you dinner at that Chinese place around the block and maybe the traffic will die down by then.” 

    Jason replied, “Alright, let me give Rachel a call so she won’t be worried.  You know how much I like the Chinese place down the block.” 

     Jason tried calling Rachel at home and on her cell but he had no luck.  He assumed she was probably stuck in the traffic.

    The Mystery Of Nida – Part 1

    The Beginning 

    “Sir, do you want another drink?” the bartender asked

    He just sat there with a blank stare on his face. The glass in front of him was empty. 

    “Sir aren’t you going to be late for you flight?” the bartender inquired. 

    The man glanced down at his watch and then looked towards the bartender.

    He spoke softly saying. “I have a few hours before my flight leaves.  Give me another shot, no make it a double.”   

    As the bartender slowly poured him a double shot of tequila, the man pulled out a hundred dollar bill and placed it on the table. 

    “Leave the bottle here,” the man suggested.  The bartender was about to tell the man that it against policy to leave a bottle out on the bar but he looked at the man and knew something was tormenting him.  It was obvious the man had not shaved for a week.  The man looked to be very successful dressed in his dark slacks with his blue shirt but anyone could see in his eyes the man was going through some unbearable pain.  The bartender grabbed the money, placed the bottle on the bar, and went on to attend to some other patrons as he did not have time to waste.

    It was about two hours later, the rush slowly died down and the bartender wanted to see how the man with the tequila bottle was doing. The man had drank most of the bottle of tequila and as he approached the man he noticed a letter on the bar.  The man was mumbling something but he could not make it out.  The bartender made out the words at the top of the letter, to my dearest love.  The bartender decided not to pry any more. The bartender poured the remaining tequila into his glass.

    A voice came over the intercom, “Boarding will soon begin for flight 1639 to
    Berlin, Germany.”

    The man stood up and grabbed his letter, folded it, and placed it into his shirt pocket next to his ticket.  He took another hundred dollar bill out of his pocket and placed it on the bar. The man picked up his carry-on bag and walked away. The bartender heard him say “It doesn’t make sense.  Why did she.”  The man’s voice was dulled out by the noise of the airport.  The bartender took the money and wondered what was in that letter. 

    Writing Experiment

    I  am going to try an experiment over the next month.  I am going to write a short story.  My goal will be to write a little twice a week.  My first post will be either on Jan 1 or 2 but I will normally post updates to the story on Saturdays and Wednesdays. 


    Happy New Year

    Hi all,

    Happy New Year!!!!

    A new tradition that my wife and I started with the kids was giving them a present on New Year’s.  I thought that sounds cool.  So we decided to give our son another train for his Geo Trax.  The funny thing is we wanted to make the trains crash but every time Lukas would pull one of the trains off the track in the nick of time.   I guess we will have to wait until later to make the two trains crash.