Archive for April, 2011

Step right up

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Here’s an exciting opportunity for my Loyal Readers.  Step right up!  Great Art taken at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan and possibly blogged before.  Oh, well.  It’s late.  Part of my famous Vacation series.

Extreme short shrift.  Spent all my time this evening working on LDS Tools emails.  The glamorous life of a project manager.

I’m also being glamorous at work this week, as mentioned before.  I’m sitting in for my boss.  I predicted a reign of terror, and I was right.  Sadly, I’m the one being terrorized.  Who could have predicted that?  Lots of work, but I’m having a great time.

We got Galaxy Quest from Netflix yesterday.  I watched a bit of it tonight.  It’s lots of fun, although I don’t recall it being particularly well received by either the general public or the reviewing public.  Too bad for them.

Nice letter from LRN1 this week.  He’s bring transferred tomorrow.  I’m excited to see where he goes this time.

And that’s it for tonight.  I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this combination shocking food violence news and exciting Morrowlife employment agency job opportunity: Amish milk smugglers!

See you tomorrow.

Rusted partner

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Here’s the lunchtime entertainment at the first day of the recent LDS Tech conference.  Artistically backlit Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam.

Extreme short shrift tonight.  Need to get to bed.  I have to wake up in 8 hours.

Did I mention yesterday that I’m the boss at work next week?  My boss is on vacation.  The reign of terror begins on Monday.

Not much else new.  I’m delighted to report that the Suburban hasn’t been broken into since Monday.  Great news!

LRN4’s out making costumes for the big dance festival in June.  I expect her back any minute.  Was on my own for dinner.  Had eggs/cheese/salsa/tortillas and an English muffin.  Also a bowl of ice cream and a couple of Girl Scout cookies.  Simple, nourishing, delicious food.  I think they were the best eggs I’ve ever eaten!

And I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking food violence news: iced bun car attack!

See you tomorrow.

Another baptism

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Here’s LRN1 with his companion, a recently-baptized new member of the church, and a relative of that recently-baptized new member.  Not that I can’t remember any of their names, of course.  That’s LRN1 over there on the left, next to the relative.  Congratulations to all involved!  Part of my famous Guatemala series.

Wow.  It’s been quite a long time since I’ve written.  And there’s actually not that much new to talk about.  Let me think a minute here.  Nope, nothing comes to mind.  Been working, sleeping, eating, commuting, and doing a bit of iPhone programming.  That about covers it.

We have our tickets for the trip to Michigan during the Memorial Day holiday week.  We leave the Thursday before Memorial Day and return home the Thursday after.  Got a pretty good deal on the flights.  LRN4 did all the work, which I appreciate.

Oh, my Suburban was broken into sometime during this past weekend.  All they did was throw four rocks through the driver’s door window.  Didn’t get into the truck, didn’t open anything, didn’t steal anything.  Not that there was anything to steal, of course.  I don’t leave junk in my cars.  I don’t leave good stuff in my cars either, come to think of it.  Anyway, I had the window replaced on Monday morning, which was good, since it rained a bit on Monday afternoon.  There was glass everywhere inside that truck!  The window guy vacuumed up as much of it as he could, but there are still tiny shards of the stuff everywhere.  Our insurance company has authorized me to have the interior detailed to try to get it back into its previous glass-free condition.  They vandals also broke the power mirror switch on the driver’s door – presumably, a rock fell on it – so I need to take it somewhere to have that replaced as well.  Sometime in the near future, hopefully.  Very sad experience.  But it’s just a thing anyway.

Speaking of which, we have numerous friends and neighbors who have had their houses broken into lately.  I wonder if it’s related to the appalling economic conditions here in Lardville or just a sign of the times.  Either way, we’re feeling very fortunate that they only vandalism target we’ve had is the Suburban and not the house.

Today’s my brother Chris’s birthday.  Happy birthday, Chris!  He’s fifty years old now.  He told me he’s taking the same Mexico cruise in May that we took last year.  I expect he’ll have a great time, as we did.

My sister Julie’s birthday was the 12th.  Happy birthday, Julie!  I haven’t gotten to talk with her, sadly.  It’s already too late to talk to people on Eastern Time when I get home from work, and it’s tough to call her during the day.  I need to call for a very belated birthday greeting this weekend.

Speaking of the weekend, we’re scheduled to go see Madame Butterfly on Friday the 29th.  Should be fun, in spite of past less-than-stellar performances by our local opera company.  At least they’re still operating, which is a whole lot more than you can say for some pretty well-known orchestras and opera folks.  Also, they’re quite cheap.  So there’s that too.

LRN2 has finished his first semester at BYU!  He did quite well, by all accounts, and I think he’s enjoying himself as well.  We’re really proud of him and his accomplishments.  He mentioned the other day that he finally actually misses playing the organ.  I knew it would happen.

I guess there were a few things to talk about after all.  I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting Morrowlife employment opportunity:  biting, scratching monkey!

See you tomorrow.

Cold reader

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Here’s one more picture of LRN4 at Half Moon Bay.  Looks cold, doesn’t it?  It was.  Part of my famous Vacation series.

Wow.  It’s been quite a long time since my last post.  Lots of new stuff, so let’s get started.

LRN4 and I went to Salt Lake City last Wednesday for the Church’s annual LDS Tech conference, which was held on Thursday and Friday.  They had 400 people registered – twice what they had last year – but it looked like only about 200 showed up.  So they had about the same number of people as last year.  We only had a few in the LDS Tools iOS group, but we had a nice time together and got a tiny bit of work done.  Could have been better.  Should have been better.  But we did have a nice time.  Which counts for something.  A couple new people started working with us, one who was there and another who participated by videocon.

In today’s LDS Tools telecon, two more new group members dialed in.  Woo hoo!  One is even a highly skilled iOS programmer.  Something which we’ve been lacking just a bit.  We’re all getting good – some better than others – but we haven’t really had any people with a lot of experience.  So we’re glad to have him, along with the other new folks.

We visited with LRN2 on Friday and Saturday.  Had a really nice visit.  He’s doing great.  I surely miss him, but I’m delighted with how well he’s doing living on his own.

The drive back and forth was pleasant.  We took our friend Art, who spent the days there with his wife and kids.  The kids are all in school at BYU in Provo and Idaho, and the wife has been there since January.  They apparently had a really nice time together, and we had a pleasant drive.

The weather had a minor twist, though.  It was in the 70s on Thursday through Saturday, and we woke up Sunday to about six inches of snow.  The roads were just wet and a bit slushy, having been well warmed up over the previous few days.  The storm had come in from the north, apparently, so we were out of it within 45 minutes of our departure and had sunshine the rest of the way.  It was really nice here in Lardville.  Also was today and will be tomorrow.  Thursday and Friday look like cool temperatures and rain.  Which we don’t need right now.  But somehow the weather doesn’t seem to care what we need, does it?

Anyway.  Everything else is fine.  Work’s fine.  Commuting is fine.  Home is fine.

We’re having as many as twelve people to dinner on Saturday evening for a church activity.  We haven’t gotten confirmation from four of them, but the others are all committed.  Should be a nice time, if we can find someplace for everybody to eat.  Maybe in the garage.

Time for bed.  I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this combined shocking food violence news and exciting Morrowlife Employment Agency job opportunity: pecan rustler!

See you tomorrow.