I've grown up in upstate NY, in the shadow of Canada, and often wished we could live up to its aspirations. The pride of doing the right thing, the honor of taking care of their citizens better than we do... even down to the cute way they pronounce "about" and "dollar". For reasons both serious and humorous, I often wish I were Canadian. Well done, neighbors to the north!
From the smell of the bread, the vastness of the produce, the awe-inspiring displays of food in abundance, Wegmans inspires me. How can you get so excited about a grocery store? Ask the unknowing, only to be swept by a wave of understanding, when they enter a Wegmans for the first time. When I lived away, I made a pilgrimage whenever near one...there simply is no better food store than Wegmans.
To call them the greatest rock band in the world isn't a stretch as far as I'm concerned. See them in concert just once and you'll agree. When you have four talented people who stay together with such passion...you get incredible music. Bad...With or Without You...I Will Follow...Walk On...just a few of their excellent repertoire.
I love what my country represents, without loving what we've become. We sit on the cusp of greatness, yet seem destined to squander the opportunites that we could have to truly make the world a better place for all of the world's citizens. I hope that those reading this from outside the United States realize that there are many, many Americans who treasure our relationships with the rest of the world, and who are working to change our country to better demonstrate that we can be a good global citizen.
I’ve been hooked since I first saw his daytime show on NBC. It’s hard to believe that Coffeecup Theater happened 27 years ago (when I was about to enter the 6th grade!) Sometimes I wish he’d send Alan Calter to a long trip to nowhere...and some of his schticks can get redundant...but I can’t think of one one other person who has made me laugh as much in my life as David Letterman. That’s worth something!
I love my Wii. I should call it my childrens’ Wii...but since I waited in line for 4 hours to get it, I secretly call it my own. It’s fun. It’s intuitive. The remotes (or Wiimotes, as we call them) are so versatile that game play is easy to learn, but hard to master. The graphics may not be as sophisticated as PS III, but I haven’t seen anyone play it without quickly getting a smile on their face. Maybe that’s why Nintendo is selling so many more of these than Sony is. I love my Wii. Wii, wii, wii, all the way home.