As the "online guy" here, I am a huge supporter of keeping up with the new things that come up in the world of online and technology.
I'm used to scouring the internet and publications for information on the next best thing and how I can use it, both for work, or just pure amusement. It really amazes me how quickly the new technology is developed, and I can't remember the last time I opened my facebook page and didn't see a change... it's all either new or improved, and sometimes it moves...
Since being inducted into the Brainerd Warriors Hall of Fame I have been inundated with emails, calls, letters and cards of congratulations. It's a tremendous and humbling honor. Congrats have ranged from people I played baseball against many years ago to a gentleman buying a Mother's Day card at the mall the same day as me. He knew me but I had no idea who he was.
Osama bin Laden is dead.
The second those words flashed across the screen Sunday night, I knew people across the world would be reacting. Ten years of searching for this man and suddenly they had him.
It didn't feel real.
Like every other person connected to any form of social media, I immediately checked my Facebook to see what people were saying. That's the beauty of social media— it creates an immediate outlet for people to vent their feelings.
This just in!
The Associated Press reported Monday that for the first time in the 95-year history of the Pulitzers no winner was named for breaking news.
Any further details on this development will be available on www.brainerddispatch.com or in the Brainerd Dispatch print edition.
My passport expired yesterday.
It doesn't sound like that big of a deal, and the reality is— I should be relieved. The little blue book that gets me in and out of the country looks more like a home-ec project than proof of my citizenship.
That dumb thing has gotten me detained in my own country, detained in other countries, denied entry visa, removed from various forms of transportation and possibly added to the FBI watch list.
I don't know for sure.
We finally did it. We bought a minivan.
After all these years of swearing I'd never get one, we did. The timing is right, with two small children (and an every growing amount of their stuff), it was just too hard to try and fit it all into a Civic.
Don't get me wrong, I love(d) my Civic, great gas mileage, handled really well.... but you try and fit a four year old, a six month old, 200 lbs of kid stuff, along with you, your spouse and enough sanity to last a weekend... (...
Charter Communications customers tuning in to watch the Twins game Tuesday against the Yankees were disappointed to find the game wasn't televised.Charter and Fox Sports North have an agreement to broadcast 105 games to Charter customers. But a disagreement over the cost to broadcast 45 additional games kept Charter customers in the dark Tuesday.According to the Charter news release, those 45 games used to be on WFTC-My 29. FSN purchased the rights to those games.
My name is kind of the female equivalence of "John Smith." There are A LOT of Sarah Nelsons on planet earth.
In fact, I know there's a least three or four in the Brainerd lakes area.
I got a phone call today, on my work line, from a stranger looking for "Sarah Nelson." She left me a message while I was out of the office and tried to get through a second time when she didn't hear back from me. On the second try, I answered.
This is kind of how it went down:
Me: "Newsroom, this is Sarah."
By the way the weather looks right now, you would never know there was a spring-snowmegeddon pounding the Brainerd lakes area this morning.
It's so beautiful outside, I would totally pull my hammock out... except for the foot of fresh snow burying my hammock's grassy home in the yard.
Amidst the misnamed "winter storm" that decided to show up in spring, I learned a few things today about a good March snow storm:
1- I like March snow far less than January snow.