Do You Have A Secret?

I remember back when I was young.  In grade school.  I liked to read spy books.  Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, several others I can’t remember now.  I though it was cool they could send secret coded messages.  I remember me and my childhood chums making up secret codes and putting together a deciphering tool so we could send each other secret coded messages.

I wish we had personal computers back then. There is a great secret encoder website called Encoder where you can type in a message and lock it with a password. You can send the jumbled up message to a chum, give them the password and they can head over to Encoder to decipher it. My 8 year old daughter and her neighbor friend are all over Encoder.

So if you have a secret message to send, make sure to encode it using Encoder.

Are you getting excited for the newest Batman release? Me too! I was seriously hoping my Batcar would be ready in time but I may have to wait.

Affordable green housing??? Yeah, you read it right. Some ultra cool folks in the Philly area are in the process of building a leed certified (or certifiable) house for $100k. I hope we can emulate these folks and try it ourselves. It can be done and they are showing us the way.

And finally for those of you (like myself) who have been asleep the past 15 years, Czechoslovakia is no longer a country. HEAR THAT JOHN MCCAIN?? I’m just glad he brought this to my attention. I hope Steve Martin and Dan Ackroyd know this information.

Morse and the Naughty Magnets

Since this is my first post, I thought it appropriate to start this whole blog adventure with a title quote from my all time favorite novelist, Steve Martin.

As an 11 year old middle schooler something, Steve Martin was my hero. I had all his albums. Yep, on vinyl. I still have those records stashed away around the house somewhere.

You can imagine my excitement when “The Jerk” was released. I’ll never forget watching a promo on tv.

“Now without further adieu, or do you want more adieu? If there is going to be any more adieu, now is the time for adieu. I guess that’s enough adieu so there won’t be any more adieu”.

I actually remember that quote from my youth. I don’t know why. I probably should have paid as much attention to my studies.

I do however give complete indirect credit to this man and his book “Cruel Shoes” for paving my way to being accepted to Lewis and Clark College. While mentioning the credits, I also want to thank my English teacher, Shirley Rupp for her support of my obtuse sense of humorous writings.

And Elmo noticed the Chinese suckers.

Well excuuuuuuuuuse me!!!