Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Who can you Trust?

So, I, like everyone, am worried out the economy. We're renting now, and would like to buy a house, but obviously now's not the time. Jason's had to take a 10% pay cut, and now gets no overtime.

Because of my worry, I check the news online every day. I usually start at CNN, but I also read, and msnbc, and, of course, fark. Today, Bernanke made a speech. Everyone heard the same speech, but gave their audience widely differing interpretations. Now I've read all three of these articles, and they say just about the same thing. How were these headlines chosen?

Bernanke: Recovery will take years

MSNBC: Fed chief: ‘Severe contraction’ Bernanke hopes recession will end in ’09, but sees significant risks Recession may end soon

The indystar article is from USA Today, but they run the headline: Econ outlook full of 'ifs'

So, who decides the tone of these very different headlines??? I think the lesson here is to get your news from more than one source. I shudder to think what fox news has to say on the matter.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Facebook is a black hole.

My life is being sucked into it. Today, I even posted as my status "I need to blog more". But, there's wordscraper, and catbook, and northwest trail. Not to mention pop answers or just staring at my friends' profiles for hours on end. Seriously, does this happen to anyone else? I think it must. Even light cannot escape the pull of facebook. I'm struggling to stay one this side of the event horizon. Is that enough science for everyone? Good. Cuz that movie scares me 3/4 to death.

I want to blog, at least I think I do, but in coming here tonight, I accidentally typed in google instead or blogger. Is it the g and double letters? Is it my subconscious keeping me away from here? Who knows.

I've got all kinds of good stuff to write on here, about our anniversary, and a mystery that I'm tring to solve, and valentine's cod, and a really terrible doctor, but I've failed to do so! Please, bear with me, I'll try to be back, In fact, I am trying, for the month of March, to blog every day. Ambitious, but possibly rubbish.