Duie Pyle

Here’s an otherwise-unremarkable view through my rental car’s windshield one day last week.  Note the name of the trucking company.  Apparently, they’re pretty big around here – I’ve seen their trucks before.  Am I the only one who pictures a rather unpleasant image when I see that company’s name?  Couldn’t they have gone by the guy’s first name and middle initial?  Just this once?  Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam and part of my famous Machinery series.

Two days in a row!  That’s a bit of a record, recently.  Maybe I’ll keep it up.  Of course, maybe not.

Pretty good day!  I got to speak with the person who is arranging my TDY visit to Newtown.  It looks like all the terms are as expected and we’re officially starting the assignment at the beginning of next week.  I sign the paperwork on Thursday afternoon, go home to end my current business trip on Saturday, and return here on Monday.  Gonna be a busy few days.  I’m excited!

Not much else new today.  LRN3 and I are working in earnest on the company.  He’s doing a bit of Android training right now – we ordered a book this evening for him to study.  He has the tools set up on his machine and should be writing programs very shortly.  Still looking for t-shirt recommendations.  Anybody want to recommend something?  Designs featuring my face will be given priority handling.  Maybe even a free shirt.  Should I ask for designs on Facebook?  Might get more responses that way.

It was sunny and pretty nice today – got up into the low 50s where I was.  The snow’s all gone except where the plows piled it up, and that’s melting fast.  Another few nice days and it’ll all disappear.  Am I glad about that or not?  I’m not so sure.

They’re showing spy spoof movies on TCM tonight.  It’s going to be hard to go to bed on time.  Which needs to happen in 13 minutes or it won’t be on time.  Sigh.

Exercised tonight in the hotel’s gym.  I’m trying to do it every day, but missed yesterday.  I just have to make sure I don’t miss tomorrow.  Listened to some Car Talk while I walked the treadmill, which I certainly enjoy.  Car Talk, that is; not the treadmill.  Still, soon enough I’ll be doing treadmill marathons.

And there’s a great Morrowlife million-dollar idea – treadmill marathons.  You could line a bunch of treadmills up and have people run 26 miles on them.  No heat, no cold, no muss, no fuss.  You could even do them virtually – have a bunch of people from all over the world competing against each other on their own treadmills.  I wonder if it’s been tried.  I’ll be rich!

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

See you tomorrow.

3 Responses to “Duie Pyle”

  1. Shannon Says:

    There’s a novel idea!–expecting the cow owner to control his cows! I love your idea for a virtual marathon. I’m also very happy about the breakthrough with HR. Yea!

  2. Katy Says:

    They already did the treadmill marathon on Tosh.0. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

  3. michael Says:

    They stole my idea!

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