Archive for the ‘motel sign’ Category


Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Here’s the sign from the old Stardust hotel/casino. Very futuristic. Extremely groovy. Totally out of sight. Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam, taken during our visit to the Neon Museum on Christmas Eve, and part of my famous Las Vegas and Motel Sign series.

Been a pretty good few days. Also been a tough day for Joanne. Today was her last day at work for Aristocrat. Not good for her, but I have a feeling the aftermath will be very good for her indeed. I’m very excited to see where she lands.

Speaking of work changes, my partner John and I had a discussion this evening about the future of Photodocumentor. We haven’t been able to sell it. Nothing is happening. I am unable to find people who might use it, let alone market to them. I don’t know how to do that. I know how to be an engineer, not a marketer/salesman. The software is useful, though, and I think it might have a chance of catching on. We’ve decided to make it free from now on and hope it finds a home with a few people and spreads by word of mouth. There might be money to be made in related services. We’ll see.

In the meantime, I’ll continue to support John by keeping the website up to date and I’ll go back to what I really wanted to do when I retired: iOS programming. I’m excited about that and am starting to work immediately. I’ll do some reeducation to bring my iOS skills back up to snuff first, update Morse Trainer to add some critical features and maybe some in-app purchases. Then I’ll take it from there. It’s exciting to finally have a professional direction that I really want to take.

In the meantime, things are good, Joanne and I are happy to have a substantial amount of time to spend together, and the future looks bright.

We went to a party at the home of good friends on New Year’s Eve. We had a great time! We intended to go home a bit early to avoid the drunk drivers, but we were forced to stay by the amount of fun we were having. We played some card games, kissed at midnight, waved sparklers around, talked to a lot of people, and generally enjoyed ourselves. 10/10, would party again.

And I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting Morrowlife Employment Agency job opportunity: museum-going sheep!

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.

Route 66 Inn

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Here’s the sign for the Route 66 Inn, in Williams, Arizona.  Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone cam and absolutely un-photoshopped or -gimped or -anythingelsed.  I like the clouds.  Part of my famous (and underutilized) Motel Sign series.

Extreme Short Shrift.  I’ve been working on the iPhone app this evening, and it’s already past time for bed.  No post yesterday, either.  Busy, busy, busy.

I’m looking forward to iOS devcamp 2010 on the weekend.  I’ve been a bit nervous about going to it, since it’s supposed to be solely for experienced iPhone/iPad developers, but I paid my fifty bucks and I’m sure I’ll get something good out of it.  Might not get into a group developing the next cool app, though.  I might just go to the presentations, which aren’t exactly set in stone yet, as far as what they are, technically.

Anyway.  Time for bed.  I’ll leave my Loyal Reader with this shocking food violence news: burning cheese!

See you tomorrow.

City Creek

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Here’s the City Creek Inn in beautiful downtown Salt Lake City. The first of my famous Motel Sign series.

Seriously. I’ve been thinking of going around the country, photographing old motel signs, and putting them in a coffee table book. I think it would sell a million copies. Well, maybe one copy. To my mother. If I give it to her for free. Anybody else want a nice motel sign coffee table book?

Oops. It’s already been done. And they’ve only sold one copy. Well, mine will be much better. Place your order now! Christmas gift-giving idea!

No Treo yet. Sigh. I was sad to read in yesterday’s comments about Loyal Reader Number One’s unfortunate Treo holster accident, though. Note to self: refrain from jumping on an inflatable jousting arena while wearing new Treo holster. Thanks for the tip, LRN1!

Slept in and took the very late (9:45-ish) train. I spent enough hours on the road yesterday to make up for the lateness. There was plenty to do when I got there. A few personnel troubles, some lab problems, and a little bit of everything in between. On top of that, I got about 165 new emails the last two days. I never need to complain about not having enough to do.

I’ve never taken the very late train, although I did ride its counterpart once – the very early coming-home train. There are only two cars, and neither one is very crowded. It’s nice to have it as an option, though. There were a whole bunch of senior-type citizens getting on here in Lardville this morning. I wonder where they were going. Never saw them getting off. The mystery will remain. Perhaps forever.

Today’s controversy: Should this be required wear for people who jump on inflatable jousting arenas?

Apologies to Loyal Reader Number One for mocking him. I’m sure he had an excellent reason for doing whatever it was he was doing on that inflatable jousting arena. Didn’t you, LRN1? See, I told you so.

Today’s real Morrowlife controversy: Would you buy one of these? My answer: Yes. It would be perfect for writing, not to mention Palm and other low-powered platform programming. And it’s the ideal size for the train. Christmas gift-giving idea! Of course, I’d rather have a MacBook Air. Even better Christmas gift-giving idea! Chip in, Loyal Readers! Maybe we can use the profits from the Elvis Is Alive Museum to buy one for each of us.

Keep checking out LRN1’s blog, Loyal Readers. He’s had several comments already, only some of which were from me. He’s keeping it up so far.

See you tomorrow.