My favorite Reno donut shop, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, has closed its Reno doors permanently today. It's a sad day for all donut lovers here in the Truckee Meadows. Apparently, the company had to close the store due to 'high fuel costs'.
Employees found out the news the hard way as they arrived for work this morning with a notice of closure on the door. I will savor the memory of my last Original Glazed that I ate last Saturday at the Great Reno Cleanup. Goodbye old friend...
I found this op/ed on the RGJ website today and couldn't help but link to it. Basically, we've had a lot of earthquakes in the NW and live and work a bit differently than most other people in Reno. Here's a few I could relate with:
- The USGS Web site is your home page, and you check the UNR Seismology site as frequently as you check your e-mail.
- You can adeptly convert UTC to Pacific Daylight Time.
- Earthquake insurance brochures and estimates are in your “To File” stack.
- Wall hangings = floor leanings.
From RGJ.com: You might be a Northwest Reno resident if …
H.T. to The Ugly Evangelical
A journalist from the University of Nevada's school newspaper recently published an article about his experience going to a brothel and only wanting to cuddle and talk. No sex. No nudity. Nothing vulgar.
This article was an amazing read as it gave insight to the astonishment of the prostitute that he didn't want to have sex. In the end, we realize that this woman is exceptionally unloved and had a glimmer of human contact amidst her otherwise sad days.
I paid $100 to cuddle with a prostitute
Christians are known for their crazy government antics and this is no different. Apparently there is a bill going around in Congress that would mark the first weekend in May as "Ten-Commandment's Weekend". This bill is sponsored by the Ten Commandments Commission. I read over parts of the bill and find it odd and too idealistic about our "Christian" country:
That the Senate--
(1) recognizes the first weekend of May 2008 as `Ten Commandments Weekend';
(2) celebrates the Ten Commandments as a significant aspect of the national life of the United States; and
(3) encourages citizens of the United States to reflect on the integral role that the Ten Commandments have played in the life of the Nation.
Why the need? Not sure. But let's try to remember the great Godliness of our country, shall we? America & Christians have endorsed slavery, failed to give humans certain unalienable rights, and deemed themselves correct in every instance. Plus, let's spend more money and time fighting abortion than giving aid to orphans that were not aborted. What is true religion after all?
Florida lawmakers are considering allowing Christian license plates quite possibly allowing for a separation of church and state issue. The plate, which features a cross and under tag "I Believe", is sponsored by Rev. Edward Bullard. Bullard argues that drivers already grace their cars with other specialty plates like sports teams and colleges they believe in- so why not allow plates with something others believe in?
These plates have a long way to go to get approved. But if approved, opponents like the ACLU believe this will allow other racy plates to be approved such as Klu Klux Klan license plates.
These plates have disaster written all over them. For starters, I would expect people bearing these plates to drive with humility, always following all road laws. Second, this idea will again continue to make Christians look goofy as they fight for the 'rights' for a license plate. Isn't it enough just to have a fish? Third, there is the issue of separation of church and state. Opponents argue that this may seem like the endorsement of a religion in Florida. I know if I were a foreigner and saw a plate that said 'Florida, we believe', I'd assume it was a statement of faith.
I can understand the idea to display one's ideals. That's a right. But to go so far as using a state's license plate? This may be taking it too far...