I still have no idea if today is the first day of Fall or if yesterday was. I’m hearing conflicting reports! It did start me thinking though. We live in an information age where everything you could ever want to know is right at your fingertips. Theoretically, suppose someone decided to change something on us such as when the first day of Fall is. (all scientific principles aside). How would you really know? Nowadays, you don’t need to memorize. You just need to pull out your nifty iphone.
When I was studying managerial accounting I recall finding a picture on Wikipedia and sharing it “with the class.” Big no no and I should have known better. Embarrassed, yes. Lesson learned, yes. I suppose that was a win win for my teacher. They do say, don’t rely on one source for your information. (and don‘t rely on a sketchy source like Wiki).
One scenario which happens all the time: Someone decides to write an article and does his or her research completely online. They then proceed to blast their writings all over the world wide web. Fast forward 5 years; next person uses the article that was written by that someone + other information found online. Surprise! Surprise! For the average person doing a quick bit of research, what is written will appear to be fact.
Let’s look at the example of Shane Fitzgerald. The student from Ireland who decided to have a bit o’ fun and wrote a fake quote on his Wikipedia article. Newspapers were using his quote and they would have gotten away with it if Shane hadn’t cleared the issue up. Newspapers! *gulp* All that to say, my goodness… we could be totally brainwashed and have no idea of it. Let's not forget, information is power.
I read about the Emergency Bra awhile ago and now it appears it’s for sure and for sale! The idea is that it can be turned into a gas mask. Dr. Elena really is ingenious and I think they might be coming out with something for the men. The quote on the website “be safe, be sexy.” I suppose you never know when you might need one. And ladies, it also means we are responsible for the person we are with when the time comes- don’t be afraid to put all differences aside.
Sadly, blockbuster filed for chapter 11 Bankruptcy. I bet nobody saw that coming. We’ll see what happens once they restructure. Truly though, after Netflix, walk in rental stores are kind of a thing of the past. I haven’t been inside a movie rental place since forever. You can‘t beat having a movie come right to your house. My trips to the movie store usually took an hour where I would go around the movie store 3 times before I finally settled on something. As luck would have it, usually the first movie I thought I might want to see was the one I walked out with.
On a different note, I would love to read any of your Fall Confessions!! If you want to use my logo, just let me know and I’ll get you the HTML code. Either way, if you decide to start it up TELL ME!!! I’ll be posting mine once a week until the next season.
And that’s Emily reporting to you live from Sk- Washington