Christmas form letter

By accident Sandy sent me her form email Christmas letter:

book cover Dear _________(Rick),

I (we) are fine and have had a really good year with all of our
activity(ies).

The Kid(s)(dog)(cat)(fish)(circle all that apply) are fine and excelling in
all areas of their lives.

We had a fabulous vacation in___________________. Really enjoyed the
experience.

Hope to visit you in_____________________. Let us know what dates work for
you.

Take care and hoping to spend some quality time with you soon!!!!!!!

Love,

___________________
(sign above)

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“free running”

Only the French could have come up with a sport this insane. You may have seen videos clips of youth in street clothes running, overcoming natural obstacles on the route with a variety of gymnastic and acrobatic moves including jumps & wall runs. It is an urban thing.

As usual, the recently maligned Wikipedia is the best reference on the web for anything interesting:

Parkour – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

David Belle, free runner

The wildest clip I have yet seen should be on this page, if you have high speed internet.

Doug Taylor pointed me to this building jumper video page.

good news – the RICH getting thinner

Now if only I could get rich …

Maybe after the Christmas pig-outs.

The WHO says “an escalating global epidemic of overweight and obesity — ‘globesity’ — is taking over many parts of the world”. But that Americans & Brits stopped ballooning in 2003.

‘Britain Is Winning Fight Against Flab’ – UK News Headlines – Life Style Extra

Online sales up 24% – UPDATE

Slowly but surely.

One day retail outlets will simply be showrooms where we test merchandise before we buy online.

Online retailing | Clicks, bricks and bargains | Economist.com

I first saw this concept in a Tokyo electronics mall in 1991.

Wired magazine just opened a geek shop like this in New York.