Sunday, February 28, 2010

What's in Your Wallet?

I was until very recently a customer of National City Bank. That is, until they were bought out by PNC Bank. The switch just completed and I have a new debit card and new numbers to memorize. At National City, I enjoyed going to a very small branch "where everybody knows your name." It was a big bank with a small bank feel.

The same tellers are at the new bank, though my little old location is now closed. Things are different. To be sure, I've thought about Moving my Money - but I'm not sure I'm willing to endure the hastle of having everything changed once again. As long as I continue to see a familiar face, I'm not inclined to change. Still, if you don't have banking with a personal touch I would really suggest you look at this:

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Fruits, Veggies & Kids

Last night, after watching my 18 month old devour several asparagus spears and repeatedly asking for bites of lettuce, I happened upon a clip advertising a new television show set to premier on ABC this fall. Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution is set in Huntington, W. Va. (the CDC ranked the community in 2008 America's least healthy city) and the premier shows the lack of knowledge six-year-olds have about common fruits and veggies.

Based on my little guy's eating habits, I'm glad that I don't think I have to worry. Still, we all should be concerned... maybe more kids should have their parents read Foodie Babies Wear Bibs (An Urban Babies Wear Black Book).

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The 2010 Winter Olympics - Vancouver, BC

The Opening Ceremonies - despite a last-minute glitch - were a terrific spectacle of Canadian pride and international commitment to sport. The parade of nations, the native American tribal introductions, the music, constellations all made the show an authentic experience quite different from the pomp and excess associated with the opening ceremony in Beijing, China for the 2008 summer games.

As we enter the competition, I hope for good sport. I cheer for the USA, but also for my ancestral homes of Norway and Sweden!! Too, we all must cheer for the host nation of Canada and that they might (in their third Olympiad hosting) might win a gold on home soil. Track the medals here: