I began my day as usual. I got up, kissed my wife and child good-bye as they slept then left to go to work. It was around 6:50ish. I made the turn on to Renner when all of a sudden a flash of brown and white caught my eye then WAM! I hit the deer. I watched in my rearview as the deer hit the asphalt, stood up and ran off the road. Me? I kept driving, where there is one deer there are five more behind it. The damage was very minimal, a smashed headlight and bent hood. I’ll post some pictures later. Continuing my drive to work I began to laugh. A few days prior to my accident a protestor stood at the general location where I hit the deer speaking out against the decision to decrease the deer population in the park. I heard that the normal density for these animals should be 60 per square mile, in Lenexa the density is 200 per square mile. Hey maybe someone should to a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Birds” in Lenexa and call it “Deer”. I read in the Shawnee Dispatch a few resident concerns where how inhumane it would be. Really? Inhumane? So I guess its more humane for the deer to get hit by a car receive a broken rib which will puncture the lung leading to a very slow and painful death choking on its own blood. Or better yet, don’t do anything and let them all starve out. Inhumane to have to hunters kill off the deer?

Petitioning Online

When I was doing more research on the protestor in the park I found this website http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/save-our-deer, this site is taking up a petition to stop the hunters culling the deer population. The goal is 1500 people and they currently have 950 (or did when I read it today around 3:00 p.m.). But I’d like to point out that the locations for some of the individuals that have signed are from Switzerland, Malaysia, Wisconsin, and Illinois. I’m not positive if this is an official petition or not but if the ones signing it aren’t from Lenexa, or even Kansas or even the United States does their signature really count? I think it’s great that the technology has advanced to allow people to post their ideas (as I am) and even have their own petitions online to raise awareness of the cause. But if we’re going localize something maybe those associated with the site should remove those not in the general area. I wonder how many people in the neighborhood would sign this petition.

Flu Shots Available

I’ve heard rumors that flu shots are in short supply which is why I’m offering this shameless plug for Mercy & Truth. Flu shots can still be found at Mercy & Truth Medical Missions as all three of the Kansas City Metro clinic locations are ready to deliver the vaccines for $20. If you or someone you know fall into one of the categories below please consider getting vaccinated as soon as possible:

  • Children aged 6 months up to their 19th birthday
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    • Health care workers
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SEO News for everyone

Search Engine Optimization is an ever changing field. Below I’ve highlighted a few topics that recently passed through my email I feel everyone could benefit from:

Serious Business From Funny Viral Videos

SEO for YouTube – Getting your videos found

8 Tips for getting your Fan Page found in Facebook search

You don’t have to be an expert to understand what’s written in the articles, but they do offer insight on how to promote a cause effectively in a competitive market.

That does it for me today. Take care everyone, if I don’t get back to your comments soon. I will as soon as I can!