Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Windiest City

Jolyn recently posted on her blog about how much she enjoyed Logan weather. I agreed with her but it got me to thinking... What is the average wind in Logan compared to other cities. Well, after doing some climate research I concluded that Logan does have less wind in the winter than Idaho and other areas, but it has much more than average wind in the summer. Take a look at these graphs and compare them to your own city by going to Citi-data and entering your city.

Logan, Utah (Where I will be living and working in the near future)

Aberdeen, Idaho (Where I work today)

Burley, Idaho (Where Nikkala grew up)

Rigby, Idaho (Where I grew up)

Rexburg, Idaho (BYU-Idaho -- the students would swear on the Bible that this is the windiest city in the US)

Chicago, Illinois (The Windy City -- for good reason)

Laramie, Wyoming (Just for comparison -- and to count your blessings)

Monday, December 10, 2007

May I suggest a "Free" Spell Checker

Today I went to lunch with Harold, Chad, and Shane. We traveled south to Am. Falls and ate at a Chinese place called Chinese City (I Think). Anyway, I asked for some chopsticks and this is the packaging the sticks came in:

If you click on the image it will become legible... well, legible doesn't mean readable. A quick read through shows no fewer than 7 spelling and/or grammar mistakes. I'm not even counting the lack of punctuation. Seriously people... how hard is it to run something through an online spell checker? I would hate to think it was on purpose to make me believe it was truly from China (I mean, it's pretty exotic to see Chinese goods in this country--"OMH, this is really from China"). So if that was the point to all the errors, it worked. I don't think anyone from this country could have made it look any worse than they did.

So here is my point:

  • 1: Always use a spell checker on commercial (or anything for that matter) product with instructions

  • 3: Stick to fortunes from nasty cookies that don't make sense... don't try and confuse us with chopstick instructions that leave us all scratching our heads... the foods getting cold.