Thursday, October 06, 2011

I Have An Announcement

Big Changes A Comin' To The Turbo Pup Compound...

I have to finally confess something here this morning, Ladies and Gentlemen.

The Turbo Pup is moving cross country.

To Tulsa, Oklahoma...actually.

OK, really the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, to be exact.

You see, her dad (that would be me) has been wined and dined and courted by a company out there to relocate so I can do Injuneering for them working in Oil Refineries all over this Hemisphere of the planet if not the entire WORLD.

It's a pretty big step for me and my family, but they offered to cover all of our costs to relocate from Tennessee to Oklahoma and give me the opportunity to spend the next ten or fifteen years of my professional career doing what I really do best--industrial stacks and other steel structural elements like ductwork and the like, and when everything was put on paper it was an opportunity I just couldn't turn down.

So over the next few weeks, like the past few days, my blogging will be hit or miss as I continue to plan our move and wind down my business dealings with my own little group of Corporate customers here at Plastics Engineering Technologies.

I'm negotiating/managing THREE leases--this house here in Knoxtown, a temporary furnished Condo in Tulsa, and a long term lease on a house beginning sometime in November/December when I finally move Pat and Missy out there, so I'm sure you will understand why I'm up to my eyeballs with stuff and don't have time to Blog.

(Of course I reserve the right to blast off a good rant if something catches my eye in the news, but until then...Regards Y'all...)  

Steven Jobs...RIP

A Great American...

Let me start out by saying that I didn't agree with Steve Jobs' politics or that of most of those working in his company, but I think that you have to agree with me when I write that the company that he founded in his parent's garage--Apple-- with a guy named Steve Wozniak, has fundamentally revolutionized the world as we know it today.

I'd also like to say that the jury is still out as to whether all or any of the changes will end up being positive as more and more people become Internet addicts wasting time or i-phone addicts walking around like zombies in airports and other public places staring at their touch screen phones, but still...

I have to admit this morning that guys like Steven P. Jobs, Steve Wozniak (and another fellow named Bill Gates) fundamentally changed the way the world does business and communicates with each other.

Although I've never owned an Apple "anything," Steve's influence on the advancement of computer technology in general has allowed me to make a good deal of money and has been instrumental in my overall professional success...

...and for that I am thankful for his brilliance, and grieve his death this morning. Here's his picture as shown on the front page of the Apple Website today.

RIP Mr. Jobs

Monday, October 03, 2011

What We Teach Kids Today

No Wonder The Country Is Full Of An Ever Growing Wimpy, Dumbass Population...

Having been on vacation for two weeks, and being busy as hell when I'm not on vacation, I realized that I haven't done any political correctness commentary in a while about the insanity of our limp wristed, pantie waisted, sniveling, booger eating tree hugging society and the idiots in charge of running things these days.

So this morning I present this story about a 6th grade football player hit with "Madre-Hill" Rule which stops him from playing football at his best because it makes the other kids look bad and possibly hurts their "self esteem."

MALVERN, AR - Malvern hasn't seen a football player like this for a long time.

"He is going to score almost every time he touches the ball," said Wilson Intermediate School Principal Terri Bryant.

At the young age of 11-years-old, Demias Jimerson reminds a lot of people of Razorback great Madre Hill.

"If you were looking at them you would say they were very much similar," said Darryl Baker, who coached Hill and now referees Jimerson's games. "I mean they both run really fast, good kids, run with the same style."

Like Jimerson, Hill attended Wilson Intermediate School and dominated the football field so thoroughly, the league invoked what came to be known as the Madre Hill Rule. Once Hill scored three touchdowns, if his team had a 14-point lead, officials banned him from scoring any more touchdowns. Now, for the first time since, the Wilson Intermediate Football League is using the Madre Hill rule again -- to tackle Demias Jimerson.

"I got, kinda got shocked because I didn't know that was gonna happen, but it did," said Jimerson. Adding, "I'm ok with it."

Principal Bryant, the defacto commissioner of the Wilson Intermediate Football League, says the rule isn't meant to punish Jimerson. It's there to help the other fifth and sixth graders on the field develop as football players too.

"The other players on both teams, 21 are just left sort of, this is all Demias," she said. "So that's why the Madre Hill Rule has been implemented."

You see, Ladies and Gentlemen, this is where we are in this country at all levels of our society and politics.

"Spread the wealth" is the motto, and we pass laws and in this case make rules trying to ensure success for everyone while in the process limiting success for those who work harder or have a talent for a given endeavor.

Suppose the other 21 kids never work out and are giant lard assed idiots that eat every meal at McDonalds and hardly show up for practice?

And suppose that little Demias Jimerson, like Tom Hanks' character Forrest Gump, is considered a "running fool" and gets up every morning and eats a good breakfast and runs all day everywhere he goes and plays football in his back yard in pick up games in between league games.

Is it really fair to him to force him to sit on the sidelines while his fellow so called "team mates" play an inferior form of the game?

I swear to the good Lord above this kind of crap is creaping through our society and political system, and it's coming to get YOU and ME before I die.

Already President Obama is out there telling the idiots that went to High School with me and you and didn't study and/or dropped out that it isn't "FAIR" that we have nice cars and nice houses and good health insurance and 401K's and take vacations and don't have to live from "paycheck to paycheck"

This is the exact same thing being taught to a 6th grader, just using a different form of currency...points made on a football field instead of dollars made in business or working a good job.

This kind of crap makes my ever greying, ever balding head spin at near orbital rotational velocity...YOU KNOW?

I have to go now before I spoil all of my good attitude gained at the beach last week.

(And feel free to continue bitching and complaining on my behalf if you so desire.)

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Turbo Pup Makes D-Day Landing On PC Beach...

Call In The Marines...

Continuing on the theme of posting new found photos, here's a look at our little Missy the Turbo Pup's adventures last week.

First she swam ashore ...

Then she investigated the fortifications on the beach...

They looked something like this...

And a couple of hours later as a rainstorm threatened and we packed up her beach stuff in preparation of heading home, this appeared on the western horizon...

All in all a successful assault on the sand I'd say.

Regards Y'all...

Halloween In My "Wee Pub"

Now Hiring Bartenders And Waitresses...

Some of my Blog Readers have been asking me to post pictures of "The Wee Pub" currently under extensive slow construction in my basement. My Old HP laptop has historically handled the Cannon photo download duties but it's been driving me crazy with some "Issues" related to stupid viruses and my Server PC has had compatibility issues with my older Cannon G3 when I updated to handle Pat's newer Cannon G series camera.

So any way, this morning I went out to a bunch of websites and updated a half dozen drivers on this stupid MS Vista powered server machine, and to my surprise my camera would talk to at least one of my computers and so for your enjoyment here's a month old photo of...


(The fellow standing there in what appears to be a window is actually an old Halloween prop I made and there is now a hinged panel supporting a flat screen TV in that spot today.)

There's been a bunch of extra trim and stain and paint work done since this image was taken--but I'm too lazy to go shoot more photos this morning--and the handrail there in the foreground has been removed and a new much more elaborate one is taking shape today and later this week in it's final form.

Too bad I'm hardly going to get to use the room because of upcoming travel this winter, but still it was a nice project and I think you will be impressed with the final results.

More photos to come...Y'all...