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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
10:39 pm - The Republic of Texas

This evenings conference event was held at the Texas State History Museum, where you can learn that Texas has had 6 flags, Spanish,Mexican, Texas Republic (when it was an independent nation), pre-civil war US, Confederate and post-civil war US.

The only state that flies its flag at the same height as the US flag.

Wonderful, worthless trivia.

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Saturday, May 17th, 2014
10:01 pm

Heading to Austin tomorrow morning for a training/conference. Be gone for a week.

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Thursday, February 13th, 2014
3:00 pm
I have to wonder sometimes how our wonderful government comes up with their decisions.

Cases in point, when AT&T wanted to merge with T-Mobile, they said absolutely not, it would decrease competition, raise prices and reduce offered services.

But when Sprint decided they wanted buy out the remaining half of Clear, they were given the go ahead with no apparent reservations. And as soon as the sale was complete, the bandwidth was cut by 80% and the price is being increased by 10%. All because Sprint wants to force customers to more expensive, capped, wireless internet.

And now, we have two smaller, shitty cable companies, Comcast and Time Warner, that are being allowed to merge.

So why is one instance bad for consumers but the others are good. All will have the same outcome, poorer service, higher rates, less competition.

(barf your brains)

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
9:42 pm - DHS? ReallY? Movie Piracy?
So it seems the MPAA has now recruited the Department of Homeland Security to track down and capture those evil movie copyright infringers.

Using Google Glass in a theater

I can see all those terrorists flocking to pirate movies. Attack the US by destroying the motion picture industry.

(barf your brains)

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
10:50 pm - TSO

Saw TSO in concert tonight for the first time. It was a great show. Although, I was a little disappointed when a bunch of people got up and walked out half way through.

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Monday, April 22nd, 2013
6:13 pm
Not sure what happened to LJ, but suddenly I have no friends' entries on the page.

Makes a person think they aren't loved anymore......

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Friday, March 29th, 2013
5:06 pm - GI Joe

Went and saw GI Joe Retaliation last night. It wasn't bad. Pretty typical of the action comic movie genre.

The big question, how would they do a Joe3?

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Thursday, March 14th, 2013
4:52 pm - New Project
I just received the scope document for a new project that I am going to be assigned to. Once it starts, it looks like I will be consumed for the next 265 days.

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
10:51 pm
Ok, so the weather has been a bit extreme lately. 3 weeks ago, we had two feet of snow. Saturday, it was an inch of rain.

And yesterday was really fun. It was 45°F and snowing like a banshee. It looked almost like a micro styrofoam ball factory exploded. Except it melted as snow as it touched anything.

Now it's going to be 70°F on Friday and back in the 50's over the weekend.

(barf your brains)

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
8:04 pm
I really wonder sometimes about the medical profession. I am currently sitting in the ER with Lynn. Since he's been working at home, he's had issues with headaches, dizziness, nausea, etc. Someone suggested getting tested for CO. So he had a blood-test about three weeks ago. Doctor's office called yesterday because they had a test result they didn't recognize. Said it showed an elevated CO level and he should call his regular doctor right away.

So he calls today and they tell him he needs to get to the ER immediately. With those levels he's on the verge of a stroke or heart attack.

Really??? After 3 weeks? It is suddenly an emergency?

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013
10:07 am - Snow - or as the media has been calling it, snowpocalypse
Well, at least there is one good thing from the last two weeks of snow, it is making a big dent in the drought.

They posted the almanac statistics this morning:
Average snow for this time - 16.1 inches
Snow at this time last year - 3.1 inches
Snow at this time, this year - 24.8 inches.

So we've had 50% more snow than normal and 8 times what we got last year.

Hopefully, this trend will continue into the summer and not be as hot and dry.

And calling it a snowpocalypse is stupid.

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Monday, February 25th, 2013
9:35 pm

Sitting in the hotel restaurant, wondering how much snow is falling in KC. And if I'll be able to get home tomorrow night.

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Sunday, February 24th, 2013
9:45 am
So we got about 10 inches of snow on Thursday. I left work early to try and get home and was doing ok until I high centered on a snow ridge from the plow in front of me. A good natured kid helped push/pull me off the mound and get started again.

Of course the neighborhood was a mess. They never clean our streets. But the streets are getting better now. It's supposed to be in the mid-30's today.

However, there is another storm heading our way for tomorrow. Depending on who is reporting, KC is supposed to get another 3 - 12 inches of snow. Which is just wonderful, since I have a business trip to St. Louis tomorrow. Originally I was going to drive, but with the predicted storm, decided to fly. Now I'm wondering if I'll even be able to do that.

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Sunday, February 17th, 2013
9:45 pm - Nice Day
I finished up the training session early this afternoon. So when I got home, we went for Starbucks on his lunch and then I took the bike for a couple of hours.

I'm still not super confident riding a motorcycle, but pushed the envelope a little further today by going on the highway at 70 mph. It was also quite interesting dealing with the wind.....

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Saturday, January 26th, 2013
5:47 pm - What's next?

First ice skating and now I'm riding the bike?

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3:47 pm - Adventures in ice?

I'm out ice skating for the first time in probably a decade. What was I thinking. My legs ARE NOT used to this.

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Thursday, January 10th, 2013
9:18 pm

Eating at Plaza III tonight. It's the first time L has eaten here.

Had the filet for dinner and now we're going to share a creme brûlée for dessert.

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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
3:29 pm
Well 2013 is looking like it is going to be an expensive year. I'm already looking at needing tires and a new engine for the car.

And the little raise I got at the end of last year was completely consumed by the re-instatement of social security taxes.

Lynn is still wanting to go back to Europe as well, but I just don't think I can afford it this year. Not that I wouldn't love to go again.

On a fun note, I found out I won a Lenovo tablet. It is supposed to deliver tomorrow.

current mood: tired

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Thursday, December 13th, 2012
3:36 pm
Had another customer audit this week. That's two in 6 weeks. We all went to dinner and the annual tradition is in full swing.

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Friday, November 9th, 2012
8:12 pm - Go Ahead, You Know You WANT it......
I thought it was a joke, but nooooo......

Now, you too, can make the JB your biotch.

Just-In Beaver

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