A Tosa resident for almost 20 years, Karen is a mom and freelance writer, addicted to playing tennis. When not on the tennis court, she spends the fall and winter in the stands at Green Bay Packer and Marquette basketball games.
Karen is the author of “Grab a Bite,” a dining out column and the former community columnist for the Wauwatosa NOW newspaper.
Ah, the drama, the excess, the pomp, the circumstance, the hours of “filler” – yes, I’m talking about the Super Bowl. Like millions, I watched it. Unlike many, I tuned in literally minutes before kickoff. (We were enjoying the Nadal-Federer Australian Open Tennis Final.)
So, since I’m battling a bit of writer’s block, I figured I may as well share my not-so-super thoughts on the “big game”:
In my opinion, there’s really no point in holding off. Like everything else, you can explain it until you’re blue in the face and some people will just never understand until they have to.
I have found my friends and family in the most unlikely places lately – for instance on Facebook. People who seem so, um…analog…are throwing in the towel and joining the likes of me in the digital age. Heck, it’s a certified trend as evidenced by this article in a recent issue of Time Magazine.
Here in our house we are all Facebook regulars. My kids, of course, were first to climb on board. I ended up there accidentally, intending just to peek in and have a look around. My husband was last. It was a birthday present from us – a Facebook account – and although reluctant, he’s starting to find his share of friends and classmates and I know he checks in daily.
I spend more than my fair share of time on the internet. I do not take great pride in this fact, and yet, I’d like to think there has been some benefit. And so, without further adieu, I present to you some of the things that I’ve learned from the internet:
There is some connection between Oprah and weight loss (Acai Berries!), which is ironic, because they seem a little contradictory.
This week, in dorm rooms and college apartments and basements and all across the world, really, music (and more) is being made in record time. Four years ago, two industrious (and perhaps a little bored?) college students created a challenge for themselves and their friends: Make a record in exactly one week. That’s right, one week to create a concept, write songs and record an album. These students have done this four years in a row and the results have been impressive.
Record Time IV started Monday, February 23rd at 12:00 am. It will end on March 1st at 11:55 pm. There is a Facebook Group of approximately 64 people who will try and take on the challenge. Some will make records, others will write poetry and still others will create videos. The point isn’t perfection, but rather accomplishment.
I’m not usually one to wear my religion on my sleeve. However, today, Ash Wednesday, like many others, I’m wearing it on my head. Because of this, I couldn’t resist writing a blogpost with some random faith-based thoughts.
When my daughter was in First Grade at Christ King School, she came home one day bursting with newly-acquired information about Lent.
After writing a post about Facebook and Twitter, I couldn’t resist. I’m well-invested in Facebook, but Twitter was an entirely new animal to me. And so, I jumped in, signed up and “tweeted.”