I really enjoyed the the Town Point Virginia Wine Festival this past weekend. I had a chance to meet Senator Mark Warner and Mayor Paul Fraim. Speaking of Senator Mark Warner don't forget to exercise your right to vote on Tuesday November 4th. Great wine and good times! Theressa
For the like of me I can't fathom the popularity of TV reality shows. Particularly The Real Housewives of wherever variety. You know the type. I'm talking about the ones where they assemble upwardly mobile, attractive women who behave ugly. What's so entertaining about that? Reality TV is akin to WWF wrestling. No. I take that back. Participating in the WFF involves a degree of athleticism. To be in a reality show you pretty much have to be devoid of civility, easily provoked and lacking compassion. Glamorized vulgarity and a sense of materialism are also desirable. There's nothing "real" about reality TV. People change whenever there's a mike or camera around. They become self-conscience of how they look and speak. Reality TV shows may not be scripted but I'm sure the participants are given some sort of story line to follow, and are probably coached in what to say or how to behave. Even the term reality TV is bogus, a misnomer, a contradiction of terms. I watch TV to escape reality. If I wanted reality, I'd shut the TV off and talk with my sons about their goals in life.
On second thought – pass me the remote.
In Back to the Future II, Marty McFly made a quick escape on a Hoverboard - a floating skateboard that existed in the future.
Remember the scene?
Well now, thanks to a company called ..., you can have a hoverboard all your own - for the miniscule setback price of $10,000.
It's part of a Kickstarter project, trying to raise $250,000. If you'd like a working prototype, it's yours for $10K.
A couple of things you need to know. The device can float only three centimeters off the ground, it cannot be steered, and it will only float over very special non-ferrous surfaces, like copper and aluminum.
But it none of that bothers you and you have the cash burning a hole in your pocket, go for it!