Sunday, June 1, 2008

The 12-Step Recovery Program for Web Addicts

I will have a cup of coffee in the morning and read my newspaper like I used to, before the Web.

I will eat breakfast with a knife and fork and not with one hand typing.

I will get dressed before noon.

I will clean the house, wash clothes, and plan dinner before even thinking of the Web.

I will write a letter to those unfortunate few friends and family that are Web-deprived.

I will call someone on the phone who I cannot contact via the Web.

I will read a book… if I still remember how.

I will listen to those around me about their needs and stop telling them to turn the TV down so I can hear the music on the Web.

I will not be tempted during TV commercials to check for email.

I will try and get out of the house at least once a week, if it is necessary or not.

I will remember that my bank is not forgiving if I forget to balance my checkbook because I was too busy on the Web.

Last, but not least, I will remember that I must go to bed sometime… and the Web will always be there tomorrow!

Story Time

Afternoon in the Park

Chia Cars

Chia, is familiar to most of us as a seed used for the novelty
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First big step for eight-inch fawn called Newt

A month-old fawn called Newt — a southern pudu, the world’s smallest deer species — has taken its first steps at Bristol Zoo. It is 8in tall and weighed 2.2lb at birth. It is the product of an international conservation breeding program and the first pudu born in captivity in Britain for four years. Its keeper, Caroline Brown, said: "Our new arrival is still very shy and is staying close to his mom and dad. He is still suckling, but is growing very well." Pudu are native to Chile and Argentina. Their numbers have fallen because of deforestation and they are now an endangered species.

Baby leopard spotted in Indian house

A 20 day old leopard cub has wandered into a house in eastern Orissa in India, after being abandoned by its mother.

Money From Heaven

Businessman Drops $10,600 From Plane in Indonesia,
causing a mad dash for cash, to promote his new book.

An Indonesian businessman sparked a scramble for cash when he dropped $10,600 (100 million rupiah) in banknotes from an aircraft to promote a book he has written.
Tung Desem Waringin, who is promoting his second business motivation book, got the aircraft to fly four times over a soccer stadium in Serang city, some 60km west of Jakarta.
He had wanted to release the money over Jakarta but was refused permission from police.
The money was released in bills of 11-53 cents.

Acrobatic Baboons