Saturday, May 17, 2008

Things That Make My Life worth living Easier

Simple Pleasures


In the kitchen there's this contraption...




In the car this strange thing keeps Pat from getting lost in a new town while I'm at work...




And when I get another boat, this old friend will tell me where I've been and where I need to go at the end of the day:



Life truly is grand, even if I can't see the Ocean.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Fruits Of My Labor

A Weak Day Week Day Off...


Well folks, I can check "Work Week II" off the old To-Do list this morning.

So far so good, and working four ten hour days every other week to get in my 40 hours will definitely yield benefits necessary to balm my professional beach bum spirit...

...two three day weekends every month this summer, without taking a day of vacation!!!

How cool is that?

Meanwhile, even though today is a well earned "holiday", I plan on spending the morning putting together two of my patented home made Pizzas--one Hawaiian and one "Garbage" (everything)--and delivering them to the lunch room at my new office about noon today.

I let the word leak out earlier and one guy (Russ) that's on my "four-ten" schedule is driving in for lunch even though he's supposed to be off today because he can't stand missing the event.

I hope I don't freeze up under the pressure...wish me luck...if you will.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Quote O' The Day

More Samuel Clemmons...


"It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them." (would someone please call John sKerry?)

"I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell -- you see, I have friends in both places."

"Few sinners are saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon."

"Sometimes too much drink is barely enough."

"Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody."

--Samuel Clemmons (1835-1910)

And finally, this original proverb:

"All work and no play makes me a dull boy..."

--Sir Virgil Rogers (1959- )

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Buddy Rich Plays The Drums

(With A Little Jerry Lewis Thrown In For Laughs)


Pipe Dream II

More Digital Illusions...


Quote O' The Day

Listen....


"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they are going to feel all day."

Then there is this insightful gem:

"I'm gonna live until I die."

- Frank Sinatra


More (a few minutes later)...

“All day long, they lie in the sun, and when the sun goes down, they lie some more.”


“I like intelligent women. When you go out, it shouldn't be a staring contest.”

“When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out.”

“Oh, I just wish someone would try to hurt you so I could kill them for you.”


And finally...the greatest Sinatra line of ALL TIME:

“Do be do be do.”

Monday, May 12, 2008

Successful Week Ends

None Too Soon...


Dang am I ever happy that this past week is over with. Not to say that we didn't get a heck of a lot accomplished, but I can't expect to continue the pace I had set for myself and maintain my sanity and ever improving health.

To start the week out, my delinquent Suburban unexpectedly arrived by auto carrier late Monday afternoon--undamaged.

Then as the week unfolded I actually was busy at work catching up on using AutoCAD 2006 while developing a couple of projects for a Coke (as in steel mill Coke, not the soft drink) facility up in Ohio.

Meanwhile I worked six out of seven of the past evenings for at least three hours finishing up the design and drawings for the Mississippi stack project. The calcs and drawing go to the customer later this morning.

Missy the Turbo Pup had a busy week keeping everyone in line with her little herding standards, then she finished with a flourish by JUMPING OUT OF THE BASKET ON PAT'S BICYCLE WHILE ROLLING DOWN THE ROAD AT 10 MPH.

I was driving at the time and freaked out as she lept over the front of the bike, but other than bruising her ego apparently she was uninjured by the impromptu gymnastic feat. I scooped her up and hauled her little butt home without further incident.

Then we learned by telephone that our old Condo neighborhood at Sea Palms on St. Simons took a direct hit by a tornado late yesterday afternoon. I hope everyone is OK down there, but I'm glad we're a few hundred miles north of the action this morning.

This week will feature work during the day and continued organization of my home office and basement workshop--areas that have been neglected thus far in our efforts to move in and settle down into a new ritual in a new setting.


Hope you all have a lovely week, and I'll try to come up with something glib to rant about now that I've got a little spare time on my hands.