I really don't understand how the emergency alert systems are supposed to work. I just got one on my TV telling me there has been a child abduction, and then it listed several counties — but nothing else. Shouldn't there be a call to action of some sort? The same thing happens when I get the alerts on my phone -- a notification that an alert has been triggered, but no instructions about what to look for or what to do. Basically pointless, no?
GILLUM CONCEDES AGAIN
Andrew Gillum conceded the race to Ron DeSantis over a week ago. Then he took it back. Now he's conceding again.
I want to congratulate @RonDeSantisFL on becoming the next Governor of the great state of Florida. My wife R. Jai and I could not be prouder of the way we ran this race. We could not be more thankful to my running mate, @ChrisKingFL and his wife Kristen.— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) November 17, 2018
Governor-elect Ron DeSantis also tweeted.
This was a hard-fought campaign. Now it’s time to bring Florida together. https://t.co/I1hB0vd3kb— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) November 17, 2018
Michael, I must respectfully disagree on laundry. I think you're the rare exception to the rule that guys have a genetic need to stuff as much as they possibly can into the washer (regardless of color) and then tamp it down with a broom handle. That's been my experience, anyway, which is why my husband doesn't do ours. It has less to do with machinery (which under normal circumstances performs flawlessly) and more to do with the need for efficiency vs. the need for non-red-streaked clothing.
Paula: ham and cheese is always right, thanks. Let me add that I also do my own laundry and load my own dishwasher, on the self-evident grounds that women are incapable of doing either task properly. In fact, women's dubious relationships with machinery and appliances (cars, refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, et al.) is a rich and rewarding subject for another day.
The game just about killed me, but Ohio State managed to pull out a win. Might be time to resurrect the "Cardiac Kids" moniker that the Brown popularized in the '80s.
Urban Meyer called it a street fight, and that's accurate. OSU scored first in overtime, and Maryland quickly returned fire with a touchdown of their own — but failed to complete the two-point conversion. Ohio State wins by a point.
A word on Urban Meyer: There were times when the camera caught him not looking well. At one point he looked like he was doubled over in pain. At the end of October Meyer announced that he is dealing with a brain cyst that's causing excruciating headaches.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said an enlarged congenital arachnoid cyst on his brain has led to "aggressive" headaches and that his condition played a role in him dropping to his knees in an Oct. 6 game against Indiana.
The 54-year-old coach told reporters Tuesday that his condition was first diagnosed in 1998 and it has recently worsened, causing significant pain on the left side of his head.
Although he had surgery in 2014 to remove fluid from the cyst, Meyer said the cyst is an ongoing issue that he has to "manage." In 2014, Meyer said that doctors wanted him to be conscious of how often he screamed and blew his whistle.
As a longtime migraine sufferer, I can't imagine being in a high-stress situation under blazing lights with rock concert-decibel noise behind you while you're in excruciating pain. Well, actually, I can, because I've been at a rock concert with a migraine. It's not for the faint of heart. Let's hope Meyer's doctors can find something that brings him some relief.