I feel like a Jedi pilot every time I get into my car. To properly navigate the roads in Michigan you must have "the force" with you. The notoriously poor drivers on the road are the least of my problem. It seems that this winter, with the freeze and thaw, freeze and thaw, took its toll on Michigan's sub-standard roads. That coupled with the incompetent plow truck drivers, who can be found driving the highways on a clear dry day with blades down shooting sparks and tearing up the roads have left Michigan road in a post apocalyptic state. Although I haven't personally been to Baghdad, I have been told by those who have that the roads in Baghdad are in better condition than the roads in Michigan.
What you ask is the problem? POTHOLES! Yes, there are potholes large enough to swallow and Escalade (spinners and all). To take your eyes off the road in front of you, even to peek in the rearview mirror, is a costly mistake. The potholes are clever bastards, filling them selves with water or slush, not showing their depth or potential devastation. Others' defend them self with an outer ring of smaller potholes to give you a false sense of hope. You enter the pothole field cautiously and you find it isn't too bad and before you know it you're axle deep in the mother of all potholes with a flat tire and other untold damage.
Since the Governor took stewardship of Michigan's roads she had done nothing to make them safer. In the last 3 years Michigan roads have cost me in excess of $1500.00 for windshields, tires, rims, tie rods, etc. Ms. Granholm places the blame on her predecessor, however, she has done nothing to rectify the problem, although, I understand that the roads to and from Ford Field, where next years super bowl is to be held, are getting quite a bit of attention.
Most recently, the Governor initiated her "COOL CITIES" project, in the hope that making cities "COOL" more companies would flock to Michigan and stop the BRAIN DRAIN. What this utopian socialist governor doesn't seem to understand is that for a company to operate, its employees need to be able to get to the factory or office and in order to get to the factory or office there is the fundamental requirement of a satisfactory transportation infrastructure.
Regardless of how "COOL" a city is with out the infrastructure to support the population nothing will come of it. Technology can only advance a city or its people if the basic necessities are first provided for.
Things to DO on life in error:
The site needs to be redesigned to speed up load time. I will most likely remove the random music from the bar and replace it with a play list link that will contain all song in the set list. I will also create a Webpage for the set list containing information on each song in the setlist, i,e., title, artist, cover picture, all clickable to the product listing at Amazon music.
The audio blog code that I wrote for my site is in it's early beta test stages. Once complete I want to combine the audio blog with the photo blog code to have a single application that will handle both functions. To further complicate matters, I want to write a Movable Type plugin to post the audio and photo entries into MT3 and eliminate the secondary blog pages.
Other minor changes include;