‘Rick on Whatever’-Tuesday 2/5/13
Tidbit Tuesday ! !
Providing you the information you need to sound informed today.
Billy Joel says his life is “kinda getting back to normal” after recently undergoing hip replacement procedures on both hips, and is now at “85-percent.” He says he “can walk OK” but “can’t run” like he used to. He adds that his health issues and age are keeping him from touring-perhaps permanently. Billy explains that his voice has deepened and he’s “not as athletic” and doesn’t “jump off the piano anymore”-a move he admits likely contributed to his hip problems. Billy also says he feels no sense of urgency to release any new music.
Don’t blame Beyonce’s halftime show for the Super Bowl blackout. A lot of speculation it might have caused it. But the NFL says-no-absolutely not. BTW-Beyonce says a world tour is up next-starting in April in Serbia. She’ll hit the U-S in late June.
Apple’s new iPad 4 goes on sale today-just a few days ahead of Microsoft’s new Windows 8 Pro-better known as the Surface Pro. That goes on sale Saturday. Both have an enormous 128 gigabytes of storage.
A new study on traffic in American cities is out. It shows St Louis right in the middle of the pack as far as worst traffic cities. A typical St Louis commuter faces 31 hours in traffic-related delays each year. Compare that to the worst city in the country-Washington DC-where the average driver faces 67 hours every year. The easiest major city to get around in ? Raleigh-Durham NC.
We now have a name for that cute little Clydesdale that starred in Sunday’s Super Bowl commercial. Anheuser Busch used Twitter in asking the public for help. Now they say the winning name is-Hope. But here’s the cool thing. A-B also announced another young Clydesdale has been named Stan in honor of Stan the Man Musial.
If you’re looking for a job or know someone who is-dozens of local companies are participating in a job fair today at the Doubletree Westport on Craigshire. Runs from 11am til 2pm.
I’m Rick on Whatever–and The Whatever Word of the Day is–HOPE.