Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What would you do?

What would you do if your company hired a department head that has no experience in processing plans in the jurisdiction you do business and constantly has comments related directly to their lack of experience?

As in, the comments have no real merit, and therefore require explanation that should not be necessary.

Should I go over his head, to the people I directly reported to prior to their hiring? Keep in mind that I basically performed his position and mine for over a year while the position laid empty.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Broken Writsts

So...I broke my wrists. Snowboarding, 4 weeks ago today.

It hurt. It still hurts (though not nearly as much).

I see the doctor next week. Hopefully...all will be healed by then.

The weather has turned for the better...BBQ and beer is word of the season.

That is all for now...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

On ARod...

So, it is well known that upon arrival with the Yankees, Alex Rodriguez has struggle mightily in the post season.
Now, it can't be that bad since his career average (after the division series w/ Minnesota) is 0.291, but when a big spot was up, he wasn't coming through.

I submit that he was terrified of being found out with regard to his steroid use. He saw how much Barry Bonds was vilified and feared the same happening to him. With the positive test exposed this past off-season, I believe this enabled Alex to play more loose. He seems to have a smile on his face more and seems more involved with the high-fiving, jumping around celebrations with the team than in the past.

We saw the results in the Minnesota series. Here is to AROD coming through against the Angels.

Go Yanks! and AROD!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Complaints about Jacob Clark

My complaint about Mr. Jacob H Clark

Although, ultimately, you will need to make up your own mind about Mr. Jacob H Clark, I have a number of things to say that you may find useful. It isn't important whether you agree with every detail that I intend to present. What matters is that you begin to realize that you should not ask, "To what lengths will Jacob go to worsen an already unstable situation?", but rather, "Why can't he value a diversity of approaches without needing to rank them as better and worse?". The latter question is the better one to ask because I recently informed him that his flunkies pit the haves against the have-nots. Jacob said he'd "look further into the matter." Well, not too much further. After all, his apparatchiks have tried repeatedly to assure me that he will eventually tire of his plan to lead us, lemminglike, over the precipice of self-destruction and will then step aside and let us make this world a kinder, gentler place. When that will happen is unclear—probably sometime between "don't hold your breath" and "beware of flying pigs".

While Jacob has a right to his opinion, he coins polysyllabic neologisms to make his fairy tales sound like they're actually important. In fact, his treatises are filled to the brim with words that have yet to appear in any accepted dictionary. He is like a broken record, using the same tired cliches about family and education and safer streets, yet his cringers remain largely silent when asked about the correlative connecting him to scapegoatism. The rare times they do deign to comment they invariably skew the issue to prevent people from realizing that if you've read this far then you probably either agree with me or are on the way to agreeing with me.

Jacob should start developing the parts of his brain that have been impaired by authoritarianism. At least then he'll stop trying to make the pot of solecism overboil and scald the whole world. I admit that I'm not perfect. I admit that I may have been a bit stingy when I stated that Jacob is a bit teched. Still, that doesn't justify the name-calling, rudeness, and simple ugliness that Jacob invariably finds so necessary. Nor does it justify his challenging all I stand for. That's all I have to say. Thanks for letting me express my feelings.

This is of course a Joke...and the website used is the following: http://www.pakin.org/complaint/

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


It has been awhile, and while much has happened, nothing quite stood out to post to the world.

Unfortunately, I still have nothing exciting. I think I may do some painting tonight, I will let the world see it if I actually ever paint.

I am currently reading The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan. A fantastic book. And...thought provoking, which is probably the point.

I would prefer to translate my field of work to a more green/sustainable situation, but can't seem to find any pieces that fit. Anybody got anything?

Oh, and I have a cold. Great. I love using a box of tissues hourly.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Welcome to VA, Spokane.

Last Thursday, at about 10:30 am, I receive a text from my lovely wife Michelle. In said text is a picture of a 6 month old puppy named Apache. She is a Australian shepherd/border collie mix. "Can we adopt her?" follows. My initial response was "Are you crazy?" However, after thinking about it for the rest of the day, I realized that Michelle wouldn't have asked if she didn't really want this dog. I sent a reply later that said if she really wanted her, she could bring her home.

So, Friday night around 10:45 pm, the newly re-named Spokane came out of the special baggage claim and into our lives (well, my life, she had been in Michelle's for the past couple days). Spokane is a good puppy, she just needs a bit of training. Living on a reservation, she didn't have a lot of training. She knows to signal that she wants to go out for the bathroom and we are trying to teach her how to sit. We have to get her comfortable in the house and around our 3 cats who after 2 days of living with a new sister are doing well. They are a bit apprehensive, but so far, not bad.

We have just under 3 weeks until Michelle begins year number 3 of Vet School. In that time we need to get Spokane trained to obey most standard commands. If we are unsuccessful, I am not sure that we can keep her. There won't be much time to train her after that point...luckily, there was another girl on Michelle's RAVS trip that would like to take her if we cannot. I think we can, but we will need to work at it. Hard.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Is this over? The blog that is?

Nah...just haven't felt like writing much lately. I have been busy at work, too busy when you think about how I thought I wouldn't have much to work on by now.

Went to LA for a long weekend about a month ago, Michelle is home for the summer, the AC repair man is fixing my AC unit (must remember to put vinegar water in the drain pipe 2x a year)...81 in the house w/ people coming over? HOT!

Going to the OBX next weekend for some time with my long lost friends.

The next step is always a block away...I need to figure out what block I want to go down.

Bought some art in LA...Nelson de la Nuez...check it out.