Nov 11, 2007

So, I'm not the smartest guy in the world....

Here we go again... Much like an annoying fly pestering a wayward traveler's navigational tool - I'm all over the map....


First of all, I knew Kelly Clarkson was not Dylan on Desperate Housewives, but I just could figure out who the girl was/is. Then, I was pretty sure I had seen her in something else, but couldn't remember that either. In order to get the Clarkson reference out of my head, I finally Googled, and the actress' name is Lyndsy Fonseca. I'm not the smartest guy in the world, but at least I know when I am off base... Well, usually (no comments from the peanut gallery, please!).

During a conversation at work one day, John told me about "Ice Road Truckers." A couple weeks ago (or, heck ,maybe last week for all I remember), the History Channel did an IRT marathon and we DVR'd it. This weekend, we finally watched all the episodes they aired that day. I'm not the smartest guy in the world, but it seems to me that if you have ONE employer who keeps losing employees (no matter what the reasons), then the problem lies with THAT employer. I have always believed that, no matter what industry we're talking about - when employees consistently falter or jump ship (or when students consistently fail to meet standards year after year in one particular teacher's classroom), the problem is NOT the employee (students), but rather the "leader" of that group. Such is the case with Hugh on IRT.

I know there was a lot of money at stake, but when YOU own the trucks, and those trucks BREAK DOWN, then it seems to me that the OWNER should step and fix the problems before it becomes serious. Instead, the doofus lost two employees (okay, one was speeding, but still) and one of those was supposedly his best friend. I guess that's why "they say" people should not work for friends or family...

My Aunt updates her blog at random intervals. So do I, really. One of the inherent "problems" with the whole concept of blogging is that of timeliness. How many blogs have you gotten "addicted" to, only to return time after time only to find that the person hasn't updated "in forever?" Now, before my Aunt wigs out, this is NOT about her site! Heck, in a recent post, she even explained her lapse in regular posting (which I think is a great touch for those of us that wonder!!!). Instead, my rant here is for those sites that I truly enjoyed reading in the past, partly because of consistent updating.

I am not saying I expect the sites I visit to update every single day. Heck, I can't even promise that! I would just like to see sites post more than, say, once a month... Just let people know you're alive, ya know? Here are a few examples:

Them Bums: Dodgers and Card Collecting - Last update: October 13. Okay, I know, baseball season is over. But, he has/had a series of posts called "FTC - From The Collection" in which he was posting cards from his collection. I am not a Dodgers fan, but as a collector, I like to see what other people collect just in case a set pops up and I need Tribe cards from that set... :-)

Cincy Reds Cards - last update: September 30! Okay, this guy sent me a message when he first started, asking to check out his site. I did and thought it was a great start. Then, crickets.... Dang it!

Okay, I was going to complain about The Infield Dirt, but he updated on October 30 (last was October 3rd or something)...

Maybe my problem is that I am too "modern" for my own good... Afterall, isn't there some kind of old adage that says, "If you don't have anything good (or worthwhile) to say, then shut up"??

Well, as usual, I had something else I was going to talk about, but I got sidetracked with the whole "updating posts" thing.. LOL... Oh well, maybe tomorrow it will pop back into my head...

1 comment:

  1. See, now that I nknow you look forward to my rantings, I make more of an effort to post more regularly.....Dean says we need to get a life.

    Your comment to my comment about the movie quote and Daisy was hysterical! Glad I was right. I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!!!