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About China

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    Omphaloskeptic
  • Birthday 06/19/1966

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  • Redskins Fan Since
    1973
  • Favorite Redskin
    Art Monk
  • Location
    Falls Church, VA
  • Interests
    Tai Chi, Horology, Skiing
  • Occupation
    Director, Regulatory Affairs
  1. Hopefully Michigan State can bounce back from an awful year. They look to be mediocre though, plus there are 4 Big Ten teams in the top 15, so it'll be a tough road to hoe.
  2. There are some things you can't see from a plane. For example, you can't take a plane here: Plus the air routes don't always go where the scenery is.
  3. Meh. It's been worse. I went for a 15 min walk at lunch, and while it was hot (92 degrees at the time) and I worked up a sweat, I've definitely experienced worse. Especially the year it was about 100 on my wife's birthday when I was outside grilling. Brutal. Our A/C is out as well (or at least half of it is, we have a 2 zone system) and has been all week. But fortunately the half that is working is managing to keep the rest of the house at a reasonable temperature. The good news is the A/C repair people are coming tomorrow.
  4. I don't think she could see them, so if they fell out or the wagon overturned she wouldn't know until she heard the screams. And doing it on a busy roadway?
  5. Mom arrested for using car to tow kids PRINGFIELD — A Springfield mother is accused of endangering her two children by towing them in a little red plastic wagon behind her car around a roundabout repeatedly Wednesday evening. Alana Nicole Donahue, 27, was arrested shortly before 8:30 p.m., less than an hour after Springfield police received calls from concerned motorists. According to Lt. Scott McKee, Donahue told police she “didn’t understand what the problem was because she was only driving 5 mph and she just wanted to show the kids a good time.” Donahue was not intoxicated, according to McKee. At least four drivers called police after seeing the woman in a white Ford Taurus pulling the wagon in the traffic circle at South 42nd Street and Jasper Road. The wagon was tied to the vehicle with a strap or similar connector. The wagon, drivers told police, had two children in it. The children are 3 and 5 years old, according to police dispatch logs. Drivers reported that the woman was waving vehicles to go around her as she drove in circles in the roundabout and that traffic began to back up. One driver reported nearly hitting the wagon, the police logs show. Click on the link for the full article
  6. Chinese Mall Installs 'Husband Storage' Pods for Men Who Simply Can't Take Spending Time with Their Wives A mall in Shanghai has made the baffling decision to introduce “husband storage” facilities—glass pods where women can drop off their husbands while they go shopping. There are a number of questions raised by these pods—mainly, If men really hate shopping with their wives so much, why couldn’t they just go shopping at other stores?? I assume that the Global Harbor Mall, where these glass cylinders were installed and which contains 270,000 square meters of floor space, has plenty of other stores which are catered more toward men. There are even non-shopping alternatives, like admiring all the fresco decorations, or sitting on a bench by the food court and contemplating life. Why do men across the globe continue to complain about being “dragged” to the mall with their wives and waiting while she tries on 20 dresses when there is an easy solution to their boredom (and it's not dropping them off at daycare)? On the bright side—for the husbands, at least—each individual pod at Global Harbor Mall contains a computer monitor and gamepad, so they can play retro video games to their hearts’ content. According to Chinese newspaper The Paper, the games are currently free, but in a few months customers will be required to scan a QR code using their phones and pay a small fee for each playthrough. Also, the pods currently don’t have ventilation or A/C, leading one man to be “drenched in sweat” after five minutes of gaming. Click on the link for the full article
  7. As I said previously, I haven't tried their (The Italian Store's) pizza, so I can't comment, but I've bought some of their ravioli/tortellini frozen pasta and it sucked. Maybe their fresh stuff is better.
  8. Since I have a tendency to speed and get caught, I have to add in the cost of tickets which brings my costs up. Also, insurance costs are dependent on a lot of factors (not only my driving record), but where you live (and driving around DC doesn't help) so I'm not surprised by the high costs.
  9. There's a distillery near Cuilpeper called Belmont Farms that is run by a guy that used to run moonshine but turned legit. If you've watched Moonshiners you may have heard about it. It's near my property in Orange County, VA so I've taken the tour and bought some of their stuff and it's pretty good.
  10. Aliens were present at Crucifixion of Jesus – and here’s the ‘proof’ ALIENS were present at the Crucifixion of Christ, according to ET enthusiasts who have been studying ancient art. Because painted on the walls of the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Georgia is an image of Christ that has sent conspiracy theorists into a frenzy. The fresco painting shows Christ being crucified with a large crowd gathering around him, but in the top left and right corners are what appear top be flying crafts or some form of advanced technology which humans clearly would have not have had 2000 years ago. The ships are dome like, with three trails coming out of each which look like a propellant of some kind. Click on the link for the full article