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Random question #3




Why is it that an interoffice email has to go out to tell everyone: “Please do not put cardboard or paper next to the furnace.” ???

Not to answer my own question and not to surprise you; however, we did have one go out from the president of the company last year telling everyone they must flush the toilets when they were finished in the bathroom.

My office has about 35 people in it. We all know who doesn’t flush, doesn’t refill the soap, doesn’t refill the toilet paper, puts cardboard next to the furnace and breaks the equipment (before walking away)…yet they still have a job.

I love corporate America.

Photo moment #53



No quote…just a story

It’s no secret that I love music; however, it might need to be said that I enjoy all types of music (sans country…yuck). Some time ago I was able to experience something quite unique during my regular travels to local open mic nights.

What’s he playing? It’s a “parent” of the sitar, I believe it was called a “Saraswati Vina” (I looked it up online, tons of information). It’s most common in south India, but this musician had one he brought to a local coffee shop. It’s sound was amazing, the strings vibrate against the large wood body and echo up the bridge to the top chamber and “ball” [vestigial gourd] to create a very unique sound. Within seconds the shop was quiet as everyone seemed to be transported to the far East.

Looking back on this photo I can still hear it’s sound. I’m anxious to get my 35mm film developed after taking a few shots after the performance…

Random question #2




Why is it that once you get all your ducks in a row, plan weeks ahead, double check your numbers and get ready to make a decision on something…24 hours beforehand, the stakes change and you have to start all over again?

Bah. Maybe it builds character.

Photo moment #52



“Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.”
– Bertrand Russell

[Chichén ltzá]

Word of the month #3




I think I botched this up…I skipped December and January. Hmmm…I need a new tactic with this one. Like use the word “the” and then attack every blog I read with spammed-comments about word of the month on my blog. That’s kinda lame…

I might smell retirement for this one.

In other news #47



Oh look a quiz

Yeay…this was a boring one. Ha…oh the memories.

[X] I’ve run away from home
[X] I listen to political music
[X] I collect comic books.
[X] I shut others out when I’m sad
[ ] I open up to others easily
[X] I am keeping a secret from the world
[ ] I watch the news
[X] I own over 5 rap Cds
[X] I own something from Hot Topic
[X] I love Disney movies (umm I like…like them)
[X] I am a sucker for hair/eyes
[X] I don’t kill bugs (try not too, most of the time I put them back outside)
[X] I curse regularly
[ ] I have “x”s in my screen name.
[X] I’ve slipped out a “lol” in a real conversation
[ ] I love Spam
[ ] I bake well
[ ] I would wear pajamas to school.
[X] I have a job
[ ] I love Martha Stewart.
[ ] I am in love/like with someone.
[ ] I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS
[X] I am self conscious.
[X] I like to laugh.
[ ] I smoke a pack a day.
[ ] I loved Go Ask Alice.
[ ] I have cough drops when I’m not sick.
[ ] I can’t swallow pills.
[X] I have many scars (small ones all over)
[X] I’ve been out of this country
[ ] I can’t sleep if there is a spider in the room
[ ] I am really ticklish
[ ] I love chocolate!!
[ ] I bite my nails (not anymore)
[X] I am comfortable with being me.
[ ] I play computer games/video games when I’m bored
[X] Gotten lost in the city
[X] Saw a shooting star.
[X] I had Surgery.
[ ] Gone out in public in your pajamas
[X] I have kissed a stranger. **UPDATE: Apparently I lied.**
[X] Hugged a stranger.
[x] been in a fist fight with the same sex.
[X] Laughed and had milk/soda come out of your nose
[X] Pushed all the buttons on an elevator
[X] Made out in an elevator
[x] Swore at your parents.
[X] Kicked a guy where it hurts.
[X] Been skydiving…
[ ] Been bungee jumping.
[ ] Broken a bone.
[X] Played spin the bottle.
[X] Gotten stitches
[ ] Drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour.
[X] Bitten someone.
[X] Been to Niagara Falls.
[ ] Gotten the chicken pox.
[X] Crashed into a car
[ ] Been to Japan
[X] Ridden in a taxi.
[X] Shoplifted.
[ ] Been fired.
[X] Had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back.
[X] Stole something from your job.
[ ] Gone on a blind date.
[X] Had a crush on a teacher/coach…
[ ] Celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
[X] Been to Europe.
[ ] Slept with a co-worker (um…no comment)
[ ] Been married
[ ] Gotten divorced.
[X] Saw someone/something dying.
[X] Driven over 400 miles in one day.
[X] Been to Canada.
[X] Been on a plane.
[X] Seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
[X] Thrown up in a bar.
[X] Eaten Sushi.
[X] Been snowboarding.
[ ] Been skiing.
[X] Been ice skating.
[x] Met someone in person from the internet
[X] Been to a motocross show.
[X] Going to or have gone to college.
[ ] Done hard drugs
[X] Taken painkillers.
[X] Cheated on someone else