Patrick Pichette Google CFO Retiring Memo
Many tech experts dream of landing a job at Google — to software engineers, coders, and anybody who has seen photos of the tech giant's offices, Google is the ultimate employer. But there's no denying that Google employees and executives work hard....
March 13, 2015
Walt Disney World hosts women-focused running event
One of the nation's largest women-focused running events is being held at Walt Disney World. Almost 50,000 runners are expected at the theme park resort for the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. The weekend culminates Sunday with the 13.1-mile ...
February 22, 2015
Runners brave the cold for Disney's Frozen 5K marathon
Participants began running at about 5:30 a.m. as part of the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. More than 49,000 runners from across the nation and from 32 countries are expected to participate in ...
February 20, 2015
Is Running Disney Worth the Money?
I signed up for the Glass Slipper Challenge — a 10K on Saturday and the Princess Half Marathon on Sunday. Well, let's not even call them race mornings — when you're talking about an alarm clock going off at 3 a.m., it's really the middle of the ...
February 26, 2015
Spring forward and check your smoke alarms
While you're changing the clocks, it's also a good time to check the batteries in your home's smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. The Altoona Fire Department said nine -volt batteries must be changed every six month; lithium batteries are good ...
March 8, 2015
Ice jam in Somerset Co. causes flooding to nearby homes, businesses
"Around 1 o'clock, the water started to continually get high. [I] look down stream, you can see ice building up,” business owner Mike Abramowich said. On one side of the bridge in Shanksville, huge chunks of ice were floating. On the other, it's backed ...
March 4, 2015
Co-workers mourn loss of paramedic killed Monday in line of duty
UPPER YODER TWP., Cambria County, Pa. -- We're learning for about a Cambria County paramedic who was tragically killed in the line of duty on Monday. It's really been the worst two days for West End Ambulance and first responders across the region....
March 3, 2015
The start of our vacation was of course hindered by the fact that we had to put Dexter down the night before we left. But the promise of a new day and the start of a 7 day vacation was very encouraging. Our trip started with a very nervous Andrew, worrying about all the traffic in LA. So we left an hour earlier than planned, we didn’t take a lunch break (which was REALLY hard for the kids. ), and we ended getting to the port about 3 hours before we were supposed to. Better than late and missing the boat I guess, which as you will read later is actually an issue. They were pretty patient and Princess seemed to have a really good/efficient way of getting all the people on the boat. Smaller than the Disney ships, but that was to be expected. It was also interesting because there was no clock and only 3 outlets in the entire room. ) So the vacation was starting to look up. We went to dinner, and they had out table set for 4 instead of 5, so we had to wait while they fixed our table. Our server was excellent and our assistant server was apparently new. Which seems to happen a lot to us. Not sure if this is the norm, but it seems to be for us. That night, we turned in early. The kids were sleeping in the room with Grandma and Andrew and I were next door.
We’ve all had a great week-end and it simply sucks to be woken up by our alarm at 6 a. m. while we’re still dreaming about kissin’ Valentino by a crystal blue Italian stream…. But let’s face it. This week is going to be aaawesome. We’ve changed from winter to summer time (yes, we did, in case some of you might not have realized until yesterday – or even today. So stop being sad, and be awesome instead, because we have a great week ahead of us. 9 REASONS WHY THIS IS GOING TO BE A GRRRRRRET WEEK. Today, Monday March 9 , is the official “Get-Over-It-Day”. So start your week with getting rid of old baggage you’ve been probably carrying around for days, weeks or months already. Montréal is going to be hot on Tuesday and Wednesday. Then Thursday we’ll just ignore and then we’re staying in the positives until next Monday. Vienna: I know, you’re already eating ice-cream while enjoying a sunny 12 degrees, but we’re not far behind you in Montréal. By Sunday you might probably be exhausted and just wish to enjoy some cinnamon pancakes while cuddling up in front of TV with your significant other.
It's time to talk the 5K. The only downside of Disney races is the alarm clock going off at 3 am. I'm a morning person, but even 3 am is early for me. But it went off and mom and I got up. We had laid out our clothes the night before, which I... Luckily, when we got to the bus stop, the first bus was already there and waiting for us. And most importantly, it was WARM, which was good because Florida was experiencing RECORD LOWS. I HIGHLY recommend that if you are preparing for a Disney race that you weather watch like a hawk. The coldest part of the morning was the waiting for the start. It was an odd race experience for me because I never actually got warm. I found out later I could have stopped for a character pic and still been okay since the 5K 1) isn't timed and 2) wasn't part of the Glass Slipper Challenge. But hindsight is 20/20. and honestly, staying out longer would have meant being cold longer. I did stop for a couple non-character pics though. If you are considering a runDisney weekend, I have to say, consider one of the weekend breakfasts. It's in a tent, protected from the elements, and for Princess weekend, they had Princesses I could.