Black Thursday? A Plea for Thanksgiving

Call me old fashioned, but I still love the idea of the world stopping for just a day or two as either a breather from work or a moment to spend time with loved ones. 

Despite my dreaming of a day when stores close on Thanksgiving and when Black Friday actually happens only on Friday, I'm seeing that as highly unlikely more than ever.

Who would you like to see as Conway's next mayor?

Jack Bell
11% (27 votes)
Bart Castleberry
21% (50 votes)
Allen Dodson
12% (28 votes)
Mark Elsinger
17% (40 votes)
David Grimes
14% (34 votes)
Shelley Mehl
5% (13 votes)
Another candidate
19% (45 votes)
Total votes: 237

Advice for a wannabe runner?

At the beginning of 2013 I made five goals for myself to complete before the end of the year. One of those goals is to finish a 5K.

I've never been very athletic. In high school I was involved in theater and my rehearsals served as a good workout (I was always placed in a dancing role and after a two hour rehearsal my muscles could definitely feel it!), but that was about the extent of my physical activity.

In college I had friends who would run for relaxation, fun or stress relief. I admired them but never had time - well, never made time - to join them.

Thu, 2013-05-02 09:31
Fri, 2013-03-22 08:14

She shoots ... she scores?

I'm not really a sports person. I once called half-time "intermission."

But last year I discovered the fun associated with March Madness. Creating a bracket is interesting and that was definitely the most I've paid attention to college basketball. 

I am not really up on who's who among sports teams, so in order to participate in the March Madness mania last year I based my bracket on how much I liked the mascot/jersey color for each team.

On being a nerd

"Nerd" is a strange word. It conjures up different images to different people. Sometimes it means "Trekkie" and sometimes it means "academic." 

Some claim to be a nerd, some pretend not to like being nerdy and others would never be caught dead with that word attached to them.

I am most definitely a nerd. I was always focused on making the best grades in school and I don't mind a cleverly-placed "Star Wars" joke.

1 year, 7 month, 1 week, 1 day and some odd hours…

During my time with the Cabin, I have been able to skirt by without having to write one of these things.  However, the powers that be have informed me that I must now blog.  As a frame of reference, I have never had a blog prior to this, nor a twitter account or any such nonsense.  Hell, I rarely even update my status on Facebook.  Thus, I don’t know where to begin… but I’ll give it a whirl regardless.

Newtown tears not dry before assault weapons ban raised

Something has to be done.

Rush to ban assault weapons. Think that will do it?