Olive Garden Is Evidence Of A Huge Problem In The Economy
Jillian Berman, huffingtonpost.com
One restaurant operator has just given us a small window into a huge problem with the American economy.
Darden Restaurants, the Orlando-based purveyor of sit-down food chains, announced its fourth-quarter earnings on Friday,…
It might be the case that declining sales at Olive Garden indicate a reduction in wealth in the middle class. Or it might be that the food is terrible and people are eating elsewhere. Hard to tell from this “article”.
Single motherhood must be a central tenet of the Baptist religion.
And just maybe single mothers correlate to poverty. http://www.censusscope.org/us/map_poverty.html
I’m no proponent of the Baptist church but let’s do better stats than this.
Check your itinerary carefully. What should be a 25 minute hop from Quepos to San Jose is now a 1:25 jaunt south to drop two people off then all the way back.
The drive isn’t tremendously longer than this. Put in airport wait time and such and suddenly this flying thing makes no sense. Contrast this with the flight in: quick and simple hop over the mountains.
Frankly I’m surprised the cost of av gas warrants this. Gr… The airport is attendant is very helpful and friendly but when booking this flight they should be more clear and tell you “don’t book this flight, it makes no sense”.
Student’s Heroic Actions Stopped Seattle Campus Gunman
By ABC NEWS via Good Morning America, go.com
A student building monitor disarmed a gunman at Seattle Pacific University Thursday, subduing him with pepper spray as he tried to reload, police said, helping to end an attack that left one student dead and three others…
Should our students carry more pepper spray or non-lethal deterrents? Sounds weird to suggest but it worked in this case. And unlike carrying a gun you can’t use pepper spray to go on a killing spree.
The Stigma of Obesity | Mark’s Daily Apple
Good reminder to simply pay attention to your own business. This very much resonates with David Foster Wallace’s essay “How’s the Water?”
Monkey Corridor is the name of my new band… No songs or band-members yet but I’m pretty sure I am trade-marking it somehow.
Check out “MealLogger-Photo Food Journal”
Trying out a new meal logging tool. LoseIt was okay but I need something simple, eg photo-based. And just a touch naggy so I log everything. I’m on vacation so we’ll see how it goes.
Everything Apple Tried to Kill Today at WWDC
iCloud is coming, Dropbox is dead! Well, no. iCloud looks like it’s getting better. That’s good as it is basically a backup agent now.
But it’s expensive. And you can’t share to non-Apple people. Those are real problems. Apple has not exactly executed in the cloud very well. If I were Dropbox I’d simply keep doing what got me here: keep building a service that solves real problems.
Am I the only one who recalls the furor over Gdrive? And Google is good at services.
Oh yeah… and how much trust *should* you give Apple after the iMessage/lockin debacle?