28 November 2013

Thanksgiving and Sports

yes, an American tradition on this important holiday.  And of course I am talking about Curling.  I am watching the team trials for the Olympics when I should be raking leaves.

Let us all be thankful today, and live peace!

27 November 2013

Thanksgiving and Flying

In my opinion, this is not the time to travel.  When we first moved to New England, we tried to drive to family on the East Coast and every trip took at least twice as long and frequently was disrupted by by weather.  Today is likely going to be the same for those who need to go to "Grandmas."

Track the flights on this website and put in your local air[port code.

Safe travels!

25 November 2013

Curling at the Olympics

I can't wait for the Winter Olympics.  I will root for any team in Curling, since that is my favorite event in the winter games.

Go Curling! 

23 November 2013

Dr. Who

Yep, watched the world simulcast of Dr. Who this afternoon and preparing to rewatch it to pick up on clues I may have missed.

It is a Dr. Who kind of day.

22 November 2013

World Tourism Organization Survey

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is currently working with Norwegian Accreditation, an agency of the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Norway, on a report assessing the feasibility of incorporating guest reviews into hotel classification systems.
We need consumer views on this and would very much appreciate you taking a minute of your time to complete our short survey.

10 November 2013

Cold and Flu

So today, since I am still under the weather, instead of raking that are piling up, I have so far, watched 3 movies.

The first, a second watch for me was "The Way" (2010).  This is a must see film by Emilio Estevez.  A far departure from Repo Man (that I must have watched 20 times), it is highly recommended.

Using the Netflix option to show similar films, my second film was "One Week", (2008) good and also a tear jerker.

So after this emotional period of 4 hours, I figured I would check out the incredibly popular "The Hunger Games" (2012).  I left this film a bit underwhelmed since I saw a very similar film called Battle Royale (2000).  The original title is Batoru rowaiaru and is a grim Japanese film, that has teenagers killing each other off.  Get my drift?

Seems the Wall Street Journal noticed it too.

I wonder what will be next on Netflix....

05 November 2013

SERR 2014

Yu-Fai Leung (NC State U)  invites your participation in the 36th Annual Southeastern Recreation Research (SERR) Conference scheduled for March 30th through April 1st, 2014 in the beautiful city of Asheville, North Carolina. Graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, agency planners, land managers, and researchers are all encouraged to attend the conference and submit a proposal for an oral or poster presentation.

Presentation Proposals: Abstracts (consisting of a cover sheet and a 500 word abstract) for oral and poster presentations at the 2014 SERR Conference are now being sought.  Abstract deadline: January 10, 2014.

Presentations should be of an empirical, conceptual, or theoretical nature related to the following topics:
Outdoor Recreation & Education
Management of Leisure Programs and Services
Natural Environment-Based Travel and Tourism
Recreation Economics or Policy
Natural Environment Management & Planning
Aspects of Leisure Behavior

Additional information can be found at:  http://www.serrconference.org. Thanks for your attention and interest.