Archive for September, 2011

Twilight stage

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Here’s the Disco Orchestra stage at dusk.  Looking even cooler than that last picture.  The singers are a little bit brightly illuminated, though.  Didn’t seem that way in real life, fortunately.  Great Art courtesy of the famous iPhone-cam and part of my famous Event series.

Long time no blog.  Yet again.  I think I’ll stop mentioning that.  Thanks to LRN2 for missing me.

LRN4 got back from her dad’s 90th birthday party late last night.  She seems to have had a nice time.  It was a quiet weekend for me.  Went golfing on Saturday morning.  Had a nice time, but the course was in terrible shape and was much longer than I expected it to be.  Should have gotten a cart.  Lesson learned.

Ate sushi twice and Mexican food once.  Made plenty of breakfast-type food at home.  Read, napped, internet surfed, went to church, swam, and generally hung around.  Noticeably absent was any kind of work.  Maybe next weekend.

Although we’re supposed to go kayaking and waverunning with our friends Don and Lynn on Friday, I believe.  Should be fun.  We’re going on the Hawaii cruise with them in just a couple of weeks!

And I think I’ll stop here.  I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking food violence news: sheep-meat smuggling!  Nothing is lower.

See you tomorrow.

Concert stage

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Here’s the stage at the concert we attended last weekend.  About which more in a few moments.  Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam and part of my famous Event series.

No posts yet this week.  I got busy.  As usual.  But it was a busy week.  At least a busy weekend.  Let’s see.  On Friday, we went to Stockton to see a Planetarium show at the college there.  Very small planetarium – maybe 25 seats.  Lots of yoots there.  They got extra credit for showing up.  Good, interesting show.  We had fun.  Saturday, some friends gave us tickets to the Modesto Symphony Orchestra Pops concert.  They were playing music from the 70’s.  You know, disco.  I never really expected to hear disco music played by a symphony orchestra, but there’s a first for everything.  And it was really good!  We had a great time.

The week was otherwise pretty much uneventful.  Worked, commuted, ate, and slept.  And that’s about it.  Oh, we went to a friend’s house for dinner and some fun this evening.  Five couples total.  Had a great meal and a nice time.  Tomorrow night, we go to a wedding reception for the children of some friends.  Should be nice.

LRN4 and I finished watching A New Leaf this evening.  Great movie.  Highly recommended.  Then we started with Some Like it Hot.  Another great movie.  Also highly recommended.  Great acting.

And it’s time for bed.  I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting yet shocking Morrowlife Employment Agency job opportunity: talking Nazi dogs!

See you on Monday.

Bear fountain

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Here’s the famous Detroit Zoo bear fountain.  Great Art taken this summer at the Detroit Zoo and part of my famous Statue and Vacation series.

Extreme short shrift.  As usual.  It’s already just about 10:00 and tomorrow is a work Friday (boo!). (I mean yea!)

Stayed home from work today.  Wasn’t feeling well.  For the last day and a half, our water purifier at work has been on the fritz, so I’ve been drinking tap water.  I’ve always firmly believed in the complete safety of tap water – heck, it’s tested and bottled water isn’t.  So it has a much better chance of being completely safe to drink, right?

Well, maybe that is right.  Maybe something else did it.  All I know is that I drank work tap water for a day and a half and I got REAL sick for a day and a half.  By mid-morning today I was feeling pretty much fine.  So I’m off work’s tap water from now on.  Just in case.

Worked anyway – just at home.  I probably got more done in less time than usual, but let’s not jump to conclusions.

I also got some LDS Tools work done.  Also read part of my book, watched a couple episodes of Mythbusters, a couple of Futurama, and one of Dilbert.  Good old Netflix streaming.  I’m not happy about their outrageous price increase and I’m definitely worried about their recent inability to negotiate contracts with content providers (and don’t even get me started about the Hollywood Luddites who can’t figure out that their environment has changed), but I’m not cutting off my nose to spite my face.  I’m keeping both streaming and my one-disk-at-a-time service.  Always willing to have another look at it, though.  I just wish Amazon on-demand streaming worked on my new Apple TV.  Maybe it will, eventually.  Since I became a Prime customer, it’s free!  Well, at least it’s paid-for, anyway.

Happy birthday to LRN16!  Had a nice long talk with her today.  She’s doing well!

And I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting Morrowlife Employment Agency job opportunity: runaway elephant!

See you tomorrow.

Gone native

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Here’s LRN1 getting into the Guatemalan jungle thing just a tiny bit too much.  You can tell he’s a missionary by the nametag.  Great Art courtesy of an unknown missionary and part of my famous Guatemala series.

Greetings from home!  I didn’t write on the train this afternoon.  Too busy sleeping.  And I already feel like I could use another nap.  Sigh.

But it was a nice holiday weekend – especially Monday.  I spent Friday working on LDS Tools, as planned.  Got a couple of things done but, alas, not all that much.  I’m frustratingly not feeling successful there.  Don’t know how to put in enough time to make it successful.  Don’t know what to do about that.

Anyway.  Saturday was fine.  Can’t remember anything that happened except that we went to our friend Evan’s fiftieth birthday party.  Saw several friends there, watched a little college football (it was his party and he could watch sports if he wanted to), and had a bit of nice food.

Sunday was normal.  Church was fine, there was no choir practice, and we got to chat with LRN2, which we look forward to greatly every week.

Monday, we got up and went golfing with our friends Doug and Connie.  Had a nice time, although I stunk up the course big time.  We got home just in time to go to the ward picnic, which was also very nice.  The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, the park was beautiful, and we got to chat with several friends.  Couldn’t have been better.  Next, we went home and spent a couple of hours in our pool.  Again, the weather couldn’t have been better for it and the water felt great.  We got out just in time to go for a quick bite at our favorite Mexican fast food place, after which we went for dessert to our friends Don and Lynn’s house, where we talked about our upcoming mutual Hawaii cruise.  What a great day!

Then, to pay for my fun, I spent the day today going to meetings.  Period.  Looking forward to more of the same tomorrow.

I’m not a meeting hater.  I think they’re a great tool to get people together and get things discussed, understood, and decided.  But you can have too much of a good thing, sometimes.

Anyway.  Listened to an interesting interview with Mark and Caralyn Buehner, who are a hus-a-band-and-a-wife-a-team of children’s book author and illustrator.  I’ve seen one of their books before – a long time ago – called The Escape of Marvin the Ape.  I somehow got it as an interactive book .  Probably came with a computer a long time ago.  Anyway, it was cute, and their newer stuff looks even cuter.  Very good interview here and their website is here.  I’ve recommended their stuff to LRN4, whose website is here, just in case I haven’t remembered to mention it before.

Time to quit.  I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this combination shocking food violence news and exciting Morrowlife Employment Agency job opportunity: turkey intruder!

See you tomorrow.