Stuff you should know: What makes a boomerang come back?
Find out the walkability of your neighborhood. Type in your address and Walk Score will determine schools, restaurants and other shopping sites nearby, and how easy they are to walk to. They then give your street a walkability score on a scale of 0 - 100. My house is rated “somewhat walkable”, with a score of 65. At work, the Biomes Center is rated “car dependent”, with a score of 40.
The customer is not always right. In fact, as a business owner for 22 years, I’ve found they are sometimes wrong. And I’m not shy about telling them that when the very rare irritable customer issue comes up. Which is why I heart this Facebook response from one of the owners of Liberty Bottleworks in Washington.
Also, the site Not Always Right can be a fun read, but many of the stories are probably made up, or at least embellished quite a bit. I've never seen a customer "turn red and run out the door", which is how a bunch of these things end.
So, Lee got the trivia right the other day. I started this blog exactly ten years ago today. Here's Entry #1. I think I missed maybe a dozen or so days in that time, although The Boy used to fill in for me before he outgrew this blogging silliness. For the veterans, he's 24 now if you can believe it.
St. Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the first nativity scene back in 1223. Since mass was only said in Latin, which nobody but nobles and clergy understood, plays and re-enactments were some of the few ways commoners were able to understand their own religion.
Trivia: (for a whopping 35 Biomes points): What milestone will I be posting about in four days (December 17th)? And a reminder that once anyone hits 100 points I'll donate $50 to their favorite non-religious charity or Democratic candidate. I have a little notebook where I keep track of everyone's score.
Stuff you should know: You can convert a dead friend or relative’s facebook page into a memorial.
My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink and I Don't Love Jesus (Jimmy Buffett)
Minnie got yesterday's trivia. It's the jacket from Blade Runner. That movie's ending is one of the best, featuring Rutger Hauer's android who comes to see life as being so precious that he spares Harrison Ford just as the replicant's fades away. Here's the scene.