Drinking Mexican Coke for Cinco de Mayo…

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo a day early I am drinking Mexican Coke we found yesterday.  It has real sugar and not high fructose corn syrup.  According to Coke you aren’t supposed to be able to tell the difference between Coke sold in the US and Mexico but the Mexican Coke seems less sweet.

A Book I Want to Read – Blink…

Here is the description of the book on Amazon.com:

Blink is about the first two seconds of looking–the decisive glance that knows in an instant. Gladwell, the best-selling author of The Tipping Point, campaigns for snap judgments and mind reading with a gift for translating research into splendid storytelling. Building his case with scenes from a marriage, heart attack triage, speed dating, choking on the golf course, selling cars, and military maneuvers, he persuades readers to think small and focus on the meaning of “thin slices” of behavior.

The key is to rely on our “adaptive unconscious”–a 24/7 mental valet–that provides us with instant and sophisticated information to warn of danger, read a stranger, or react to a new idea. Gladwell includes caveats about leaping to conclusions: marketers can manipulate our first impressions, high arousal moments make us “mind blind,” focusing on the wrong cue leaves us vulnerable to “the Warren Harding Effect” (i.e., voting for a handsome but hapless president).

My Computer (Per Scott’s Comment Below)…

Computer Case – Apevia X-Superalien ATXA6SW-GN/500 Green Server Computer Case

– Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHZ

Memory – 4 Gigs

– Ubuntu 8.04

Tyler Drank with a Straw Today…

We had lunch at a Thai food restaurant today and they gave him a styrofaum cup of water with a straw.  We have tried having him drink with a straw in the past but today he figured it out and there was no stopping him.  Remember those “crazy straws” growing up?  I can’t wait to give one to Tyler some day.  We’ll stick to the boring ‘ol regular straws for now but we were pretty proud of our little guy.