Thursday, February 3, 2011

Something for Everyone.

Problogger had this article called 29 Ways to Keep Me Coming Back to Your Blog. In an attempt to inspire "me" and by that I mean "you" to keep coming back to my blog I will now do the impossible. I will accomplish all 29.

1.Teach me how to do something.



2. Entertain me.



3. Stimulate me to think.

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

4. Tell me a story.

Some time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree. The little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said, "This is for you, Daddy." The man was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found out the box empty. He yelled at her, stating, "Don't you know, when you give someone a present, there is supposed to be something inside? The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and cried, "Oh, Daddy, it's not empty at all. I blew kisses into the box. They're all for you, Daddy."

5. Present me with some interesting research results.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.

1 in every 4 Americans have been on TV.

6. Make me laugh.

A man and a friend are playing golf one day at their local golf course. One of the guys is about to chip onto the green when he sees a long funeral procession on the road next to the course. He stops in mid-swing, takes off his golf cap, closes his eyes, and bows down in prayer.

His friend says: “Wow, that is the most thoughtful and touching thing I have ever seen. You truly are a kind man.”

The man then replies: “Yeah, well we were married 35 years.”

7. Review a product or service to help me make a decision.

I like my Dyson vacuum and it does a good job on Pug hair and Costco has them for a good price.

8. Tell me why and how something applies to me.

#7 applies to you because it's true and eventually everyone needs a new Vacuum.

9. Show me a case study of something you’ve (or someone else has) done.

Co Author: Jeffri C. Bohlscheid
School of Food Science
University of Idaho
jeffb@uidaho.edu

Co Author: Frank J. Dinan
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Canisius College
dinan@canisius.edu

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has claimed approximately one-third of the commercial honeybee population in recent years. A number of causes have been suggested for this phenomenon, including the consumption of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) by the bees. This directed case investigates the issues and chemistry that might be involved in CCD related to HFCS. The case was developed for use in an undergraduate organic chemistry or food chemistry course.

10.Make me feel like I’m not the only one who….

I have no idea what I'm doing as a parent. None. I think the stuff I try out works about 35% of the time. I mostly just hang out with my kids and try and keep them from eating poisonous stuff.

11. Predict what will happen next.

Someone will try and kill that Mubarak guy.

12. Collate what other people say about….

Communal. Go there. It's fantastic.

13. Inspire me.

"I believe life is to be lived, not worked, enjoyed, not agonized, loved, not hated."
Leland Bartlett

14. Give me a project to go away and do.



15. Give me a sense of belonging.



16. Explain what something means.

dougie

The term "dougie" derives from the name of 80's early 90's Hip Hopper Doug-E- Fresh. The term "dougie" means to have a cool or hip stlye.
"If we are going to go out tonight I need to go home and get dougie before we go."

fresh clean attractive style cool swagga; the way you carry yourself
also a dance

"Giiiiirl, his dougie is fresh."

17. Summarize a topic or issue.

In Cairo, Egypt, the people are revolting against the dictator Hosni Mubarak who has been running Egypt for the past thirty years. The idea of uprising began in Tunisia when people started planning a revolution through social media like Twitter and Facebook. Hosni Mubarak then proceeded to shut down not just cell phone service but all Internet connection in Egypt so they lost contact with the rest of the world until Wednesday, when it was turned back on. For the last year Egyptians have been unhappy due to poverty, low employment, increased food prices. The people of Egypt are now rebelling against the Government for not meeting their basic needs. Many protesters are being killed, some by Mubarak supporters who are shooting into the crowds of people who have ensconced themselves and will not leave until Mubarak steps down. As of February 2, 2011, Hosni Mubarak announced that he will not be running for a new term in the September elections, but he would like to finish his remaining term which will last another seven months. The people of Egypt want him to step down immediately.

18. Intrigue me.



19. Introduce me to someone of interest.

http://bmerritt.tumblr.com/

20.Tell me your opinion.

I think someone should shoot this Mubarak guy.

21. Link to something that I need to see or read.

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2011/01/21/style/1248069580659/on-the-street-a-stretch-of-leg.html

22. Share something I can relate to.

I find boogers on my kids' bed sheets. I wrap them up like burritos and have to carefully unwrap them at wash time.

23. Provide me with a list of resources.

A List of Resources for Studying Benjamin Franklin:

"Ben Franklin Stilled The Waves" Charles Tanford, Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, and London, England, 1989.

"Benjamin Franklin: His Life As He Wrote It" Edited by Esmond Wright, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989.

"Benjamin Franklin's Science" I. Bernard Cohen, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England, 1990.

For Kids

"The Many Lives of Benjamin Franklin" Aliki, Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, New York, 1988.

"What's The Big Idea, Ben Franklin?" Jean Fritz, Coward-McCann, New York, New York, 1976.

24. Stimulate me to enter into a dialogue or debate.

Hitler's mother considered an abortion. Did she make a mistake?

25. Give me a point of view that is different from the rest.

I am not anti-Gay marriage. I figure we have the blessings of Temple Marriage, so let them get married civilly and have their equal rights.

26. Encourage me to keep going through something I’m finding tough.

Isaiah 40:31
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

27. Keep me up to date with the latest news or developments in a field of interest.



28. Guide me through a process.



29. Solve a problem that I have.



You didn't think I could do it did you? See you real soon...new subscribers!

3 comments:

Brett Merritt said...

Such a fun post. It's a dramatically faster read than you think it's going to be and it's all worth it.

Emily said...

Awesome! I'll be back (like I was for this post). ;)

Kacy said...

Impressive.