6:15- All the debris that has ended up in our parking lot and bushes near our building. What the?
6:45 CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a sure sign spring is almost here. Folks in the Washington area are getting tired of the cold, snowy winter. But the blossoming of the famed cherry trees is just about a month away. The National Park Service predicts the blossoms will be at their peak April 8-12. That's a little later than average. But James Perry of the park service has some advice for the winter weary. He says, "Relax and let Mother Nature take her course."
7:15 Interview with Steve Kleinedler., Executive Editor of the American Heritage Dictionaries. We chatted about the new book “100 Words Every 4th Grader Should Know”
Here's are review of the book from Time.com http://time.com/7250/smart-as-fourth-grader/
7:45 MANY AMERICANS CLUELESS ABOUT TECH TERMS
Turns out tech jargon goes over most Americans’ heads…like, way over. In fact, according to a survey, 11% of people think HTML is a sexually transmitted disease! (FYI, in case you’re one of them…HTML is a website coding language.) More than three quarters of Americans don’t know what SEO stands for (search engine optimization). And almost 25% think an MP3 is aStar Wars robot (wrong again…that’s either C3PO or R2D2. An MP3 is, of course, an audio file). Close to 30% think a gigabyte, which is a unit of storage measurement, is a South American insect. Fifteen percent think software refers to comfortable clothing, and 18% think Blu-ray is a marine animal. But the best part? More than 60% of people surveyed believe it’s important to have a strong understanding of technology in this day and age. Go figure. Read more here: http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-1-10-americans-html-std-study-finds-20140304,0,1188415.story#ixzz2vBysm4q8
Or here: http://madamenoire.com/407308/new-study-says-1-10-americans-believe-html-std/
8:15 Okay....NEW BEVERAGE COMBINES GATORADE AND BOOZE
You may soon be able to get drunk and feel good about it. A Canadian beverage company has reportedly created a new low-alcohol beer that is packed with protein, nutrients, antioxidants and electrolytes. The “recovery ale,” created by food scientists at Vampt, is going to be marketed as a sports drink and will bill itself as a healthy alternative to traditional suds. The company hopes to market the drink to beer fans with an active lifestyle. That sounds like an oxymoron to us.
Read more here: www.psfk.com/2014/03/could-this-post-workout-beer-replace-gatorade.html#!zELj0
8:45- Friday Toy Memory: Friday Toy Memory: Bermuda Bags. These were all the rage in the 80's...along with Izod shirts, those belts with the whales, the Preppy handbook and plaid everything.
I had one that was olive green corduroy and was a white plaid on the other side. The good part about the handle is that if you got yourself into trouble, you could slug somebody with the wooden handle and run. I guess.