Sunday, June 30, 2013


I've been watching a set of dvds of a show from the History Channel about conspiracies.  Jack Ruby, RFK Assassination, Diana's Death, all kinds of topics.  It's amazing what people can see in some simple events.

Of course, I believe there are always possibilities of strange, unexplained things, like UFOs for example, but I also think that a paraphrase of the old saying is true:  Never attribute to conspiracy what can be attributed to malice or stupidity.

Saturday, June 29, 2013


Went to a wedding today.  I got to wondering if 'normal' people think about the facts behind the various ceremonies we have in our daily lives - where certain rituals come from, why certain events are performed in a certain way.

Probably not.  It's probably just me thinking in strange ways.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Losing Money

I don't know how Barnes and Noble can be losing money, considering the significant percentage of my paycheck they get every week!

Even with coupons and member discounts, we spend bunches of money there.  They should be rolling in the dough!

Thursday, June 27, 2013


Is there anything worse than the smell of burnt popcorn.  I don't know why people haven't figured out when to shut of the microwave.

On the other hand, is there any better smell than fresh baked bread?  Well, maybe bacon frying :)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Weather

...everybody complains about it, but nobody does anything about it.  It's been hot and humid here lately, neither of which I like.  I would move to Indiana or Florida, or someplace like that.  I know there's not much we humans can do about it, with it being cyclical and all, but this human is going to complain about it.

30 years and 150 pounds ago it probably wouldn't have bothered me so much.  I spent time in San Antonio and Biloxi, so I know what it's like (or vaguely remember anyway!), but I'm not that same person anymore.  At least the A/C in the house works.  I think I'm going to have to take my car in for an a/c recharge though - it's not cold anymore, just cool.

One thing I won't usually do is complain about how cold it is.  I can always put more clothes on - there's a limit to how many clothes I can take off!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Ever wonder if there's anyone left on the road that actually follows the rules of the road?  Speed, use of turn signals, following posted signs?

I had that thought today on the way to work.  I don't get what's so hard about following the rules.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Frustrating day

very frustrating.  I'll just leave it at that.

Went to bed early for me. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Quiet Sunday

Played DDO and Eve in the morning, then we did some laundry and I played LOTRO.  We watched an episode of The Glades during dinner, but other than that, we just hung around the house.

Just kinda chillin' :)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Another Stormy Night

but even getting up at 8 I couldn't go back to sleep.  I played Eve until she got home from work, since it was raining part of the morning, and I really don't like to do yardwork in the rain.

We ran some errands this afternoon - mostly clothes shopping for her, though we did stop by work and pick up a table they were going to throw away.  perfectly good table.  Now I just need to find a place to use it.  I'm thinking in the garage as a good utility table.

When we got home, she napped on the couch and I played LOTRO for the rest of the night.  My hobbit is wandering the halls of Moria - a very cool place (with the exception of some mega bugs!)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Dark and Stormy Night

Last night we got some hefty thunderstorms that blew through about 330 or so.  Lots of lightning, thunder, wind, rain, hail, fun stuff.  We didn't lose power, but I did lose sleep.  The noise was pretty loud.  I left work early so I could rest - hard to work only a half night's sleep.

Had leftover pizza and after dinner, I played LOTRO and caught up more tv shows.  We had storms again after dark, but before bed, so maybe I'll get some sleep.

If the yard isn't flooded, I'm going to do a little yard work in the morning before it gets hot.

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Another busy day at work.  I was pretty tired at the end of the day.  We ordered pizza for dinner, because both of us were too tired to cook.

I played LOTRO and caught up on some of my shows - chopped and restauarant impossible.

Tomorrow's going to be another busy day, I think. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Long meeting in the morning, trying to remember what I was thinking 5 years ago on a project that was postponed.  Went to lunch with a friend, so that was a nice break, then back to work with more meetings, more document searching, more numbers analysis.

We had BLTs for dinner (well, BMT's really - bacon, mayo, tomato), watched last night's Deadliest Catch.  Don't know if I'll play LOTRO before going to bed tonight or not.  Playing isn't much fun when you're tired.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Just another day

Another Tuesday.  Worked from home today - got some stuff done, not as much as I probably should have though.  I'm just more effective at work.

Started work on cleaning out the kitchen cupboards and started work on the wife getting rid of, or at least better organizing her shoes.  We watched the last episode of Golden Boy.

After that I surfed a little and played a little LOTRO again before bed.

Monday, June 17, 2013


Most of the construction at work was done before I even got there.  A little bit of hammering, but nothing terrible.  Tomorrow however, painting.  That is worth working from home for, so I will.

Tonight we watched another episode of Golden Boy - one left till the end of the series.  I surfed a little bit and played a little LOTRO before bed.  Tomorrow I don't have a commute, but that only saves me about 20 minutes.  Maybe I'll get some more work done when there's nobody around to come up to my desk and ask me questions!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Rainy, windy day

Played LOTRO and Eve in the morning, and finished off Enterprise.  In the afternoon, we went to the comic book store, went and saw Man of Steel in Imax 3D, and then went to the new Popeye's chicken just two blocks from our house - they were really busy!

While we were out and about there were more storms.  We didn't lose any trees or power thankfully.

Tomorrow, they'll be working on expanding the conference room.  Many people will work from home, but I'll just put on my headphones, and maybe get some work done :)

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Took the Element in to be worked on, and ran errands while they worked on it.  Bought a new webcam to replace the backyard one that isn't working.  Bought some dvds at Barnes and Noble, she bought some clothes for a wedding we have coming up.  It rained pretty good this afternoon, almost 2 inches.  Lots of local flooding - someone even took a canoe into the streets.

Thankfully the repairs to the car didn't cost an awful lot.  We still have to get new tires, but that can wait a couple months.

Tomorrow is going to be a quiet day.  The only thing I want to do is see the new Superman movie.

Friday, June 14, 2013


Finally.  Got a lot of work done today, and took it easy after getting home.  We had leftovers, and watched Golden Boy.  After that I played LOTRO, watched a couple episodes of Enterprise, one of Restaurant Stakeout, and two Storage Wars.

Tomorrow we take the Element to the dealer to get it fixed up.  That's a daunting prospect.  Hope it doesn't cost too much.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


We had plenty today - which caused the cottonwoods to send their stuff everywhere.  Looked like snow on the ground in places.

Another long day at work, although I wasn't locked in a conference room.  We watched a Deadliest Catch during dinner.  I played LOTRO after that.

Not much excitement here - hard to get excited when tired!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Another long conference room day.  We had thunderstorms today, which kept the temps down.

After work we watched some tv, had sandwiches, and I played LOTRO and watched Enterprise.

Tomorrow at least I don't have another long day in the conference room.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Well, it didn't get to 84 (nor 100), so that's a good thing.  Not that it mattered, as I was in a conference room all day today.

We had a quick dinner watched the rest of River Monsters and the finale of Iron Chef America Tournament of Champions, then I played LOTRO till bed.

I have another all day meeting tomorrow.  Then I get a break and just have regular work to do.

Monday, June 10, 2013


One long meeting day, but was pretty productive.  After work, we watched another Iron Chef episode, did some laundry, and played LOTRO.  I also watched an episode of Restaurant Impossible and a couple of Star Trek Enterprise.

Supposed to be 85 tomorrow.  Not looking forward to that.

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Rainy day, so we didn't do much.  I played Eve in the morning, then we went grocery shopping at Trader Joe's and Walmart.  We should be good for food for a while.

That took up most of the afternoon.  Afterwards, I surfed for a little bit, then played LOTRO.

Tomorrow is the start of another set of all day meetings.  Well, I guess this is why they pay me the big bucks :)

Saturday, June 8, 2013


Pretty much a do-nothing day.  I played LOTRO for a good part of the day.  We did some laundry and dishes, watched some tv - caught up on Bones among other things.

Tomorrow going to do some more laundry, get some grocery shopping in, some more tv watching I imagine, and just try to relax a bit more.

Friday, June 7, 2013


Not much to update - lost internet yesterday so it was a quiet night.  Work today was pretty productive.  After work, we went to Barnes & Noble, and picked up a book or two and a couple movies.  After we picked up White Castle for dinner (which I now regret) we watched an episode of Elementary and an episode of River Monsters.

After that, I played a little LOTRO and headed to bed.  Lots of housework to do tomorrow.  Joy.  :)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


I was just too tired to post an update last night, so tonight is a twoferone special.  Yesterday at work I spent a big part of the day catching up on emails.  We had a simple supper and watched the season finale of the Duggars, and an episode of CSI.

Today was several meetings, more emails, and back to work on some documentation.  A relatively productive day.  I put some of the trip stuff away when I got home, and we had pasta and tomatoes for dinner.  We watched an episode of Trisha's Southern Kitchen and the season finale of CSI - a cliffhanger of course.

Our dvr is working on finding several repeats of the shows we missed when it froze up, so eventually we'll get caught up, although we'll have to look the order up on line, so we don't watch them out of order!

Monday, June 3, 2013


Finally.  The drive wasn't too bad.  We stopped in Wisconsin for dinner, and made it home by 930-ish.  We didn't unpack much.  saving that for tomorrow.

Did find that the DVR locked up at some point, and we're having trouble restarting it.  I wish things would just work.

Tomorrow is back to work day.  Have no idea how badly things have stacked up waiting for my return - hopefully not much!

Sunday, June 2, 2013


The reunion went pretty well, I guess - over 50 people showed, and they raised almost $250 with the auction to go towards next year's reunion.

After we got back, I took a nap for a while, letting my cold (or whatever it is) get worse.  After a while, I got up and worked on genealogy a bit, and then played LOTRO a little bit before going to bed.  I pre-packed as much as I could so we're not spending all morning doing it.

I'd be looking forward to going home to my own bed more if I wasn't feeling so cruddy.

Saturday, June 1, 2013


Very busy day today - went to the Graduation, which was much shorter (and cooler) than the last one we attended here.  Then we headed off to the family graduation party.  After the graduate departed, we hung around and chatted some more - I kind of zoned out as I woke up with a sore throat and a painful cough.  I really don't want to get sick :(

We went to the funeral home, and while the family visited I went to CVS and got some cough drops to help with this cough.

After that, we went to dinner, the wife, her sisters, her mother, and one of the nephews.  I took a 'dad-like' photo :)

We came back to the hotel and she talked to a friend for a while while I surfed the web and then I played LOTRO for a bit.