Archive for October, 2010

Card game

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Here are a whole bunch of Loyal Readers playing . . . umm . . . some kind of card game.  I have no idea what.  Great Art courtesy of my trusty old Minolta camera (long since retired) and taken many years ago (New Year’s Eve 2002, to be exact) in our house in Virginia.

No post yesterday – never got around to it.  I’ve been working too hard on my iPhone app.  Which is making good progress, but still has pretty far to go.  The more I do, the more I realize I still need to do.  But it’s fun.

Won’t make me rich, though.  That’ll come with my next app, for sure.  Absolutely

Life is otherwise fine.  LRN4’s having her book group meeting here at the Secret Undisclosed Location this evening.  They sound like they’re having a nice time.  They read a book by Julia Child this month and had one of Julia Child’s dessert recipes to go along with it.  It was delicious.  Now that’s a good book group.

And I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting Morrowlife employment opportunity: Nazi-fighting Polish army bear!

See you tomorrow.

True science

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Here’s my white board, featuring this year’s cartoon by LRN2.  I like it.  I think he has a future as a cartoonist, if he wants it.  Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam.

No post on Friday.  I got busy, as usual.  Although I don’t really remember what I did.  So I might as well have been blogging, no?

Good weekend.  I spent a lot of it on my iPhone app, which is coming along quite well.  The first half is just about done – I just have a bit of fine tuning to do.  The first-and-a-half half will be to create a preferences/about page, which I can probably get done on the train tomorrow.  Then comes the second half – the tough part.  I hope to conquer it sometime this week.  After that, the third half will be making it as pretty as my engineer’s eye and hand can do, and then I submit it.  Do you think anybody will download it?  I hope so.  If it becomes really popular, will I regret not putting ads in it?  Probably.

Anyway.  We jacuzzified tonight for Family Home Evening.  I went out and fixed the loose screws on the blower right before that, and it failed again after about fifteen minutes of use.  Sigh.  I need to figure out how to get that blower motor screwed down to stay.  LRN2 has recommended duct tape.  I recommend he listen carefully when he gets to Engineering school.

And it’s time for bed.  I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking food disaster news:  burning yam truck!

See you tomorrow.

Rock pile

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Here’s a big pile of rocks.  In a river.  In Calaveras Big Trees State Park.  Part of both my famous Camping and Vacation series.

Another beautiful day here in Lardville.  It rained yesterday – lots of thunder and lightning too, which is a bit unusual for this area.  It was also quite foggy in the morning.  No complaints, though – it felt a bit like a preview of winter.  Just the right way to get autumn started.

And it was sunny and pleasant today.  Of course.

Spent a few minutes today working on my new iPhone app idea.  I’m keeping quiet about it just yet.  I’m not counting on it being really popular, of course, but I’m hoping to get it to work and maybe get a few downloads.  It’ll be unique, I think.  I really need help with beautiful design, though.  Really.

Anyway.  I got the first cut at the UI working.  At least there are buttons and text fields and a tab bar and such.  nothing does anything yet, but that will come.  It’s not really that hard, especially if you have a book that tells you how to do it, like I do.  I have to figure out how to make the app make sounds, though, which I haven’t learned yet.  Must be later in the book.  I’ll figure it out.

Fine day at work.  For the second day in a row, I was extremely busy – seemed like I was either in a meeting, getting ready for a meeting, or going to a meeting all day.  Busy is good.

And I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking fast-food violence news: Wendy’s scooter chase!

See you tomorrow.

Track runner

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Here’s an . . . umm . . . . railroad . . . thing. Of sorts.  I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to run down the track and . . . umm . . . do something.  All I really know about it is I want one.  Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam and taken during our Grand Canyon trip in Williams, Arizona and part of my famous Train and Vacation series.

Extreme Short Shrift.  It’s late already and I’m not getting nearly enough sleep.

Plus, not much new.  Had a very busy day at work, which was mostly good, but also just a bit tiring.  So let’s see – what needs to be mentioned here?  Umm . . . nothing.

So I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting Morrowlife employment agency job opportunity: congressional clown.  Key motto: “It can’t get any worse.”

See you tomorrow.

Turquoise tepee

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Here’s the world-famous Turquois Tepee, of Williams, Arizona.  Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam and part of my famous Motel Sign and Vacation series.  Although, come to think of it, I don’t think that was a motel.  Still, there’s a hotel across the street and that’s close enough.  The categorization stands.

No posts the last couple of days.  Missed Friday because it was my off day and seemed like the weekend.  Missed Monday because I wasn’t feeling well and stayed home from work, so it seemed like the weekend too.  Sort of.

Not much to report, though.  Watched most of general conference, which was nice.  Lots of good preachin’.

Also hit a bucket of golf balls on Friday morning, as planned.  I’m pleased to report that I’m not a whole lot worse than I was five or six years ago, even though I haven’t even picked up a club in that time.  In fact, I think I may have made a bit of a breakthrough towards the end of the session.  We’ll see if it takes the next time I go out there.  Which might have to be at least a few weeks, since I really messed up the skin on one of my fingers – got a blister and burst it, and now there’s a patch of very raw skin.  I guess I could wear a couple of band-aids.  Yeah, that’s it.

Anyway.  Didn’t do much else, other than watch conference on TV.  We did go to the Smiths’ house on Sunday morning for a very nice breakfast and the watch the first Sunday session on their big-screen TV.  Very big-screen TV.  It has a beautiful picture.  Although the conference broadcast on BYU TV didn’t seem to be in High-definition, strangely.  Still, it was the same anyway.

Things are fine at work – they hardly noticed I wasn’t there yesterday.  I’ll have to do something to make them miss me a bit more when I’m not there.  Must be needed these days, no?

And that’s about it for tonight.  I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking food violence news: banana battle!

See you tomorrow.