Archive for the ‘architecture’ Category

Yosemite Lodge – July 21, 2008

Friday, May 2nd, 2014


Here are Shannon and Mark relaxing at the Yosemite Lodge back in July 2008. I don’t remember what they were waiting for – may have been the tram that took us around Yosemite Valley. Great Art courtesy of my old Olympus camera, taken at the lodge in Yosemite National Park, and part of my famous Shannon, Architecture, and Vacation series.

Pretty good day today. I started working again on the Common Core Classroom app. Today’s activities were pretty much confined to figuring out why a ton of compiler warnings have suddenly appeared. I believe it’s mainly because the latest version of Xcode comes with 64-bit compilation set as the default. I don’t think that’s a good thing for my app right now because I believe I still need to be compatible with a few older 32-bit devices. So I’ll change that back on Monday and see where I am.

Or maybe not. I just read something that says the binaries generated are universal, meaning that they include binaries for both 32-bit and 64-bit devices. So I might as well figure out how to fix the warnings. And then I can get to the actual changes I want to make. I also believe I found a bug today that can keep the last alphabetical name of a student from appearing in classroom reports. It’s always something, isn’t it, Loyal Readers?

Went to Kaizen Sushi Restaurant with Mark this evening for an all-you-can-eat dinner. It was delicious, but I’m stuffed and I’ve been very thirsty since I got home, no matter how much water I drink. Have no fear, Loyal Readers: I will survive. But I can’t believe how thirsty I am.

Anyway. The restaurant makes some really unique rolls and Mark and I tried several of them. Delicious! We’ll go again.

And that’s about it for today. I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking food violence news: exploding artichoke!

See you on Monday.

Warming hut – Aug 29, 2010

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014


Here are Shannon and Mark in front of a warming hut somewhere out in the woods in the Sierra Nevada. It was closed that day. I don’t think anybody needed warming up in August. Great Art courtesy of my old Olympus camera and part of my famous Shannon, Architecture, Camping, Hiking, and Vacation series.

It’s not too often that I find a picture that fits into five different famous series. Also, I’m pretty sure that picture was used before. But I don’t care. I like it, and I’m still working on my informal Arm Around Mom series. My Loyal Readers are invited to enjoy it.

Pretty good day today. I didn’t really get any work done. I got busy talking to folks on the phone and via email, and in the afternoon I helped Mark put together his new computer. It’s fully operational now and I’m not sure if I’ll ever see him again. My one significant bit of work was going to lunch with a lady I recently met who is a longtime software marketer. She gave me all sorts of good ideas and advice. Plus, the lunch was pretty good. So there’s that.

And there’s really nothing else to discuss tonight, so I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking food violence news: peanut butter assault!

See you tomorrow.

Ellis Island – Mar 17, 2012

Monday, April 21st, 2014


Here are Shannon and Andy at Ellis Island in March 2012. We went and saw the Statue of Liberty that day also. I think the visit to Ellis Island was by far the more interesting of the two. Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam, taken on Ellis Island, and part of my famous Shannon and Architecture series.

As usual, I’ve waited until way too late to start writing today’s post. So I guess it’ll be Extreme Short Shrift again.

Had a good weekend. Ken and I worked on the pickup on Saturday morning. And this time, we actually worked on it! We took brackets off the engine, cleaned them up, and painted them. Next time we get together, I suspect we’ll put them back on the engine. Progress!

Sunday, we went to Ken and Melanie’s daughter’s husband’s parents’ house for Easter dinner. We had a very nice time. I had met them once before and they were very welcoming. There were probably about 20-25 people there and we had a great time. I even played a little bocce ball.

We had been asked to bring a dessert and I was puzzling about what to do. As it turns out, I went to a sushi group dinner on Friday night and the guy sitting next to me was a pastry chef. He suggested a buy some of those fancy cupcakes. On Saturday, Ken and I ran over to the fancy cupcake store and I bought a dozen. They were popular and delicious. They were probably popular because they were delicious, come to think of it. So I guess I did well that time.

Got some really good work done today on the new website. I finally found an e-commerce plugin for WordPress that will actually work. Now I have to get the backend link to PayPal working. I think that’ll happen tomorrow.

And that’s about it for today. I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking food violence news: sandwich-caused flight delay!

See you tomorrow.

Central Park – Mar 16, 2012

Friday, April 18th, 2014


Here are Shannon and Andy at The Inn On the Park in New York City’s Central Park. As you can see, it was a bit of a chilly day and they were huddling together to stay warm. Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam and part of my famous Shannon, Architecture, and Garden series.

Extremely Short Shrift tonight. It’s very, very late.

Mark ordered the parts for his new computer today. He’s really excited to get everything and put it together. I’m excited for him.

I tried to go to another 40+ Singles happy hour event this afternoon, but I had been feeling kind of sick for a couple hours. I went as far as driving nearly all the way over there when I decided it was a bad idea. So I came home. I’m not really sorry – there were going to be a whole lot of people there for this one and I enjoy the really crowded events much less than small ones. I’m still planning to go to the sushi event tomorrow night, of course.

Got some good work done, but not enough. There’s always tomorrow.

And I need to go to bed. I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting Morrowlife Employment Agency job opportunity: France-invading giant multi-colored slug!

See you tomorrow.

Subway model – Mar 16, 2012

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014


Here’s Shannon in a photo she didn’t want me to use. But I think it’s as cute as can be. We were in one of the New York subway stations and they had some very pretty mosaics. She looks just like an angel there, no? Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam, taken somewhere underneath New York City during our visit there with Andy in March, 2012, and part of my famous Shannon and Architecture series.

I have a few pictures like this one. She liked to humor me by copying the poses of statues and pictures and such. It was great fun, but she was never crazy about having me share the pictures with others. I think she might approve at this point, though. She was fun. Oh, how I love her.

It was a pretty good day. I got a little bit of work done on the website in the afternoon. Most of the work was invisible, but there was a bit of substance too. The is still so much on my plate. I really need to focus more. I really want to focus more too, but possibly not as badly as I need to.

In the evening, I went out with the sushi group and had an excellent all-you-can-eat sushi dinner. Everything I tried was delicious, the service was excellent, and the people were really fun. It turned out that most of the people on my end of the table were from the midwest. They were fun to talk with and generally great company. I’m really glad I went.

Tomorrow is a normal workday. Thursday, I’m going to a happy hour event with the 40+ singles and then another all-you-can-eat sushi visit on Friday. I’ll really enjoy it, but I am a bit worried about overeating. Is it possible to control your intake when you’re at a sushi restaurant and there are no limits to what they’ll bring you? I have my doubts.

I chatted with Sandy today, who shared some good news with me. Congratulations, Detroiters!

And it’s late, so I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting Morrowlife Employment Agency job opportunity: Oklahoma-based terrorist octopus!

See you tomorrow.