Friday, February 29, 2008

Patina rules

Maria and I have been pretty busy working, and doing stuff around the house, and picking up dog poops. Thought I would share some of the moments we have had with the puppy.

She loves to play on the stairs... and is pretty tough.

Sometimes she plays so hard she plays in her sleep.

Back at it.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Advice from everyone

So, I am sitting in my little cube right now... have been all year. Its cold out, but the sun is shining. I don't enjoy my cube much, so I practice a new form of escapism, where you listen to pod-casts (internet talk-radio) about sailing all day. and I have pictures of my boat up on the walls, and background of my computer, and let my mind wander.

The particular podcast I have been listening too is furled sails... where they interview all these people who are sailing, or doing awesome sailing things. Often they will ask people who have shared a great story about their adventures what advice they would give anybody considering doing something similar.

The first thing that every single person has answered was "go do it". Thats the first advice that anybody ever gives... not what sort of boat to take, sort of gear, when, or how... but that anybody considering something similar, should just go do it.

I hope that some day I will be able to give similar advice.

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Even in Spam

My buddy Paul always has some displaced Nigerian king wanting to pay him to  help out with a little problem he has... or is contacted by someone who works at the bank, and found an error in record keeping leaving untold millions uncollected and wants to give some to him... or some how wins the British lottery (note, Paul sits next to me at work, no where near anything as cool as London).

Me... I win sometimes too... but the consolation prize.

Ref Nr: PBL/CN/6654/CP
Dear consolation Prize Winner,

We wish to congratulate and inform you on the
selection of your email
coupon number which was selected among the 6
lucky consolation prize
winners Your email ID identified with coupon No.
PBL2348974321 and
was selected by our E-games Random Selection
System (ERSS) with entries
fromthe 50,000 different email addresses
enrolled for the E-game.

Your email ID was included among the 50,000
different email addresses
submitted by our partner international email
provider companies.
You  have won a consolation cash prize of GBP
1,500,000.00 (One
MillionFive Hundred Thousand Great Britain
Pounds) only.

You are to contact the DPU Officer with the
following details for the

release of your winnings.

Claims Requirements:

1.Name in full:
2.Home Address:
5.Phone Number:
6.Present Country:
Contact Person: Mr Anderson Moore
Contact E-mail: email removed to protect the scammer

TEL: Tel: +44-701-114-7850

Mrs. Stella Bryan
(Group Co-ordinator

So, not even when its fake, or spam can I win the main prize!     

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Friday, February 01, 2008


I am sorry to every other "professional" out there who hates me for wearing pants with integrated belt systems, don't brush my hair, wear alot of fleece, sometimes wear pants with holes in them, don't have a orderly desk, drink alot of coffee, don't act my age, say "thats what she says" every chance I get, wear a tie only once a year, yearn for my uniform to consist of only board shorts, hate hearing myself talk so much that nobody knows what I said, don't believe in umbrellas, and am only friends with people I actually respect.

But, this is not my first rodeo.

Had to get that off my chest.

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