COFFEE WILL BECOME EXTINCT???? TALK ABOUT BAD NEWS---NOW THAT IS REALLY GONG TO BE A PROBLEM.
I WATCH VERY LITTLE ACTUAL TV--- I MEAN---- IF DR POL IS NOT ON , I GRAVITATE TO THE SCIENCE CAHNNEL IN HOPES OF THE MYTHBUSTERS WHICH IS SOMETIMES REPLACED BY EXTREME ENGINEERING DISASTERS.. WHICH I DO FIND ENTERTAINING.... LAST NIGHT DR POL WAS REPLACED WITH A "WHICH ANIMAL EATS WHICH ANIMAL" -so that was out... AND I WENT TO THE SCIENCE /ENGINEERING CHANNEL -
I SWEAR I WAS SOBER - THEY TALKED OF CREATING ENERGY WITH A VERY LIGHT REFLECTIVE FILM THE SIZE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS WHICH WOULD ENABLE US TO GET TO SOME GALEXY 74 BILLION LIGHT YEARS AWAY-- GIVE OR TAKE A BILLION..
WHO IS PAYING THESE PEOPLE? ----SOMEBODY PHOTOGRAPHED A PRETTY BIG- BY MY STANDARDS- FLIMSY FLOPPY TENT SHAPED THING IN SOME AIRPORT HANGER WHILE SOME RAtional looking man explained about the texas size FILM and aliens. I TRIED TO RELATE THE COST OF VIDEOGRAPHERS TO PUT TOGETHER THAT 60 MINUTE AS WERE OUR COST AT THE 20 MINUTE ON OUR WEB. I AM 100 % BEHIND THE LECTURE ON CREATIVITY BY KEN ROPBERTSON( TED LECTURE)
IF I HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE CHANGES THEY USE IN THE WEATHER CHANNEL MAPS TO ILLUSTRATE RAIN VS SLEET VS SNOW- YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW I RESIST CHANGES PERTAINING TO COFFEE AND ALIENS.
I CAN REMEMBER......
IN COLLEGE-- A FRIEND ( JACKIE-- NOW DARWIN'S WIFE) TOLD ME OF A REALLY FUTURISTIC PLAN OF CARRYING AROUND A PIECE OF PLASTIC TO BUY GROCERIES. I FIGURED SHE WAS 100% NUTS... I TOTALLY LACKED THE ABILITY TO CONNECT TEH PLASTIC WITH THE WORD INTERNET - WHICH WAS ANOTEHER INTANGABLE CONCEPT I WAS UNWILLING TO ACCEPT.
SO HERE I AM- WATCHING SOME GUY EARN HIS LIVING BY TELLING ME IN ALL SINCERITY THAT ALIENS that got here with the energy from a flim the size of texas that.. MIGHT OPT TO STUDY OUR SOCIETY BY EATING PORTIONS OF OUR FEET.... and i watched it !!
I SUPPOSE THAT MAKES AS MUCH SENSE AS OUR SOCIETY DESERVES IN THe FIRST PLACE.
if that concept earned someone a buck-- then i have every reason to tell you what i really think about the idea that the va has for animal assisted therapy.
the basic concept is a wonderful one animals-- particularly dogs- really help to undo what people do to themselves.
the va wanted our input on having therapy dogs come to their group sessions on fridays- the concept is valid but the result they are esxpecting comes from a better relationship with the dog than a few pats on the head. the "approved therapy dog" on a leash ( with a gentle leader) for an hour on a friday just will not cut the mustard... the best idea is one dane to one veteran like scot and dash ( making a message out of a mess video) but that is beyond the capabilities of the va- at least at the moment. and there are all sorts of steps along the way -- like a facility dog which is owned/managed and taken home by one of the people who work there... possible but complicated...
let me start with the fact that - all i have to do is walk into that complex of 80 attached buildings and i am surrounded by veterans patting my dogs smiling away like they have not smiled in years ( according to the "professionals " there)
so what would i do??? given a few bucks and a small space in the sprawling military compound... hold your hat...
i would start a doggie day care- ..which would mean that people in the surounding towns would come and drop off theii relatively well behaved- and interesting-- family pets to be entertained for the day - managed by the veterans --- oh you would have some sorting to do ..just like they do in all doggie day cares.. so make provision for that - exercise? there are inner courtyards already plus those 80 building are all attached by tubes and hallways-- a joggers loop--
try and tell me that something like these 11 pups in a- nearly- spotless clean room- like our kitchen- would not attract someone who needs to be attracted, instead of being assigned to a group therapy session.
if i can cause a traffic jam of people with just bentley and sizzle imagine what i could do with a megan's march of teh 11-- make that-- what megan could do marching teh 11...
i could run such a doggie day care--- not that i want the job...... but i sure could plant the seed. - and i know of a person who runs a huge an effective doggie day care center-- so there is an experienced population to draw from.
get away from the "approved inspected" therapy dog concept and go with someone who runs a commercially successful out fit already- someone who copes with the odd dog problem and does not get bent out of shape easily.
teh sight of 11 pups running down those horribly sterlle hallways would do wonders for the place.
an "animalepisodes" like crew ( bu college kids) would have no problem in pulling that one off.
i rest my case..