Ahhhh.... and the weekend has just begun!
Saturday, December 29, 2001
Thursday, December 27, 2001
Looking forward to taking the day off tomorrow. Another long weekend. Check out Marty at the RHS BBall game tonite, spend day with sweety pie tomorrow, probably catch a movie matinee and go out to eat. Back to work Monday, party again New Years Eve, another day off Tuesday... I can get used to this kinda life!
Tuesday, December 25, 2001
Had a couple of real bad weight watcher days... but also started an excersize routine. Weigh-in tomorrow... gulp!
Tuesday, December 18, 2001
- Just doesn't feel like Xmass. Better get my ass in gear and buy some pres for kids 'n wifey. only couple o'days left.
- work... busy, busy, busy. will i make a succesful transition to new position? hmmmm.
- weight watchers - still loosing. couple more this week. over 11 total in 4 weeks. lots more to go. so far keepin up despite holiday parties.
- blogger - using this new blogger tool for Mac OS X. BloggerScript is another neat tool for posting to your blog.
Wednesday, December 12, 2001
Monday, December 10, 2001
Marc asked me to put up Rainbow On My Wall, that he read on Laura's 50th Birthday, on the Web... which I did (linked to the Memorial page). Check it out. Its quite nice. Marc... dude Ya gotta get on the net with email? It would be so much easier to communicate.
Sunday, December 09, 2001
Work? Realized, if you want to improve a situation, you need to be proactive. Thats what I did. Long story...short? Proposed a major realignment to my job responsibilities. Result, new job, new title.... Chief Technology Officer and MIS director. Pretty excited about it... if I can pull it off the way I want.
Thursday, November 29, 2001
BTW, tryin' to make it a better situation at work for myself. Think I made some progress.
Saturday, November 24, 2001
Dan, if you read this, I really appreciate the invite. Mark and Alex, I respect your decision too. Its a nice tribute. I downloaded some Dylan yesterday, and I'll enjoy it with you tonite and think of you and Laura while listening to it.
Monday, November 19, 2001
Wednesday, November 14, 2001
I call the dreaded tech support. On hold for 1/2 hour, only to find that we don't have a service contract. They transfer me to sales, where I take care of that, and I am told I need to call service back to get back in the queue. grrrrrr!
Call service back and wait on hold for 1 hour and 55 minutes! I kid you not. I finally get some dope who won't try to fix my problem, but just wants to send me a whole new box. That means we will be down for 1 1/2 days.
Next morning box comes in, busy configuring it, somethin' stinks like hell. Of all things, in the middle of this crisis our god-damn toilet is overflowing. Turns out the sump pump that pumps sewage for about three buildings in this hell hole busted, and shit water is spewing out all over our production floor. Its stinks like shit throughout the building, and I am trying to get our Internet up and running so our company can function.
I'm not done yet. I finally configure this Internet gateway, my LAN and WAN connections look fine, diagnostics pass the test, so I try to restore from a backup to save re-entering all the user settings and special services (yeah! I acutally back the thing up every week). Only, the restore does not work. I try it three times to no avail. Finally, I hack into the backup file, and find its all screwed up. Guess things have been screwed up for a while, cause I have to go back to a backup of 3 weeks ago in order to find a good one. Still, that is alot better than having no backup at all.
What a lousy couple of days I've had... and I am in a depressed mood to begin with.
Monday, November 12, 2001
I have good memories of my sister, I am glad that I was able to say my goodbyes to her, kiss her and hold her in those final days. She no longer suffers, and rests in a peaceful place. For that I can take comfort.
One thing that has changed is my appreciation of family and freinds. In the past, I had little tolerance for people, and perhaps felt that relationships were more of a risk than a benefit. This is common feeling with a lot of people who are immersed in computers, as I am. Seeing the support and love that surrounded Laura through her freinds and family, and how that sustained her for the last 3-4 years was truly an amazing gift. I can now see the importance of nurturing freindships and a caring family. Laura taught me this in her final days... thanks sister.
I hope the posts that will follow in the next few days, weeks and months will reflect more mundane day to day concerns. Politics, work, the weather, kids, etc.
Friday, November 09, 2001
To bring us out of our sorrow, were the wonderful people that surounded Laura during her days before and after her illness. Pam, Sue, and Candy. Candy's eulogy was incredible. I learned so much about my sister that I did not know, through Candy's sharing of her loving experiences with Laura.
And Joanne. When Joanne walked into the room at the Funeral Home, she brought the same spark that Laura could bring. She reminded me so much of Laura; the smile, the caring, .... no wonder they were so close for so many years.
The question remains if we will ever forge a relationship with Laura's children. Alex is a dear energetic, care-free kid with so much life ahead of him . And Daniel... so much like Laura in so many ways.
Tuesday, November 06, 2001
Monday, November 05, 2001
Saturday, November 03, 2001
Friday, November 02, 2001
Tuesday, October 30, 2001
Sunday, October 28, 2001
Saturday, October 27, 2001
Thursday, October 25, 2001
First, all of the Muslim people in that part of the world hate our guts and want us out. The ruling parties in that part of the world, have been mostly silent in supporting us because they are afraid of uprisings from their own people for supporting the US. Fifteen of the twenty two hijackers were Saudi's... supposedly one of the moderate nations that is supposed to support us. So Saudi Arabia is obviously a nation that harbors terrorists! Then I hear that 15,000 Pakistani's (again a country that is supposed to be our ally in this struggle) are volunteering to help the Taliban! Thousands of Pakistani citizens are demonstrating each day against their governments role in helping the US ferret out terrorists in Afghanistan. The Pakistan government is trying to put an end this war quickly in order to save their own skins.
Secondly, the Taliban is controlling the all-important propaganda war. I read today that the Taliban has convinced the poor starving Afghani's that the Americans have tainted the Humanitarian Food Drops with poison to kill the Afghani people, and these people actually believe it. How ass backward is that... we are getting hit with Anthrax, likely from mid east terrorists, and they are convinced that America is poisoning food for the relief of Afghani starvation. That is how effective these Muslim leaders have brainwashed their own people in order to keep control.
Other accounts that I have read, are convincing me that these people do not want to be freed from a Muslim Fundamentalist society. They feel that it is the US that is the infidels... the Evil Dooers!!! Its a culture gap, so wide that it is inconcievable to us.
Wednesday, October 24, 2001
Monday, October 22, 2001
Driving home tonite, the dusk skies were an erie shade of redish grey. A light rain was falling, whisps of rain clouds coming in, streams of red lights from the traffic ahead, flocks of birds flying south. I was blasting fusion jazz on my CD player, while driving down the highway that winds through the rolling hills covered with red, yellow and orange autumn leaves... A very beautiful and sureal environment surrounded and engulfed me. NO, there were no drugs involved.
Saturday, October 20, 2001
Actually, if you can get the BBC World news (we get it on Public TV at 6 AM and 10PM) you will find much more balanced and in-depth reporting on both Afghanastan and other world issues, as well as coverage of the Anthrax cases reported in moderation. I highly recommend BBC for your news source.
Tuesday, October 16, 2001
Monday, October 15, 2001
Saturday, October 13, 2001
Oh yeah, more anthrax cases and warnings of pending terrorist strikes sure helps our state of mind.
Tuesday, October 09, 2001
1. Surgically dismantle the Taliban regime, while avoiding civilian casualties.
2. Disarm the notion that this is a war against muslims by keeping up the humanitarian aid, and conducting an information campagn with leaflets and radio broadcasts.
3. Finally go into Afghanastan and take out the terrorists.
It sure would help the cause if just one of the Muslim countries came out publicly and enthusiastically for the war on these terrorist groups.
Now, must we be concerned about a terrorist release of Anthrax? Just what we need... one more anxiety producing event that the media just loves to hype beyond all reason. Oye!
Saturday, October 06, 2001
Wednesday, October 03, 2001
Sunday, September 30, 2001
Friday, September 28, 2001
Dave had a left over 10 gig hard drive that I wanted to put in my iMac to replace the measly 4 gig drive that came with my computer. The iMac has to be the worse case design ever made by Apple. It was unbelievable what needed to be done to get to that hard drive. I had to:
- Pull the chasis out of the case
- remove the processor from the motherboard
- remove the entire motherboard from the chasis
- unplug every wire from the motherboard to any other piece of hardware in the computer
- dissasemble a side panel from the chasis
- remove the cd-rom drive
- remove the hard drive (finally)
Halfway through the project Dave wants to bail out on me to go party with his buddys. I wanted him to hang with me for support... because I was sure I could not get the iMac back together in one piece. To prevent him from leaving... I stole his car keys!!! Ha!
Two hours later... everything was back together, and the sucker booted up on the first shot. I got my 10 gigs, Dave got his keys back and that's how I spent this lovely Friday evening.
Wednesday, September 26, 2001
Saturday, September 22, 2001
Instead of those flags I see popping up on web pages all over the Internet, I will put up a Red Cross banner on all my web pages with a link to the National Disaster Relief Fund. Who knows? Maybe one or two people will click on it and make a donation.
Thursday, September 20, 2001
Wednesday, September 19, 2001
Some interesting comments I have heard this past week:,
- My friend JM said "We should be looking for justice and peace". I agree, its Justice NOT vengence we should be after. I will not feel good about bombing Afghanastan to ashes. Over 6000 innocent lives have perished in NYC. I won't feel very good about thousands of more innocent lives lost... just because they are arabs.
-A British commentator "Americans brag too much. They brag about how much money they make, their cars and houses and boats, their way of life, the most powerful nation, the most freedom, their high standard of living." I think there is truth to that, and that is why we are hated by many. We should just shut-up and live a more humble existance.
- Frank Rich interviewed on Imus this morning said, Look at what dominated our news and media just one week ago. Gary Condit, Ann Haish, a handful of shark attacks, Survivor Series. We live in a dream world where we have been manufacturing so-called News stories to entertain us.
Americans lived in a fantasy world... Now this must change. We must look at the world and ourselves in a new way. We have to understand where we fit in, in relation to other countries and cultures and understand how our actions, personally, politically and economically effect the rest of this world which we live.
Monday, September 17, 2001
Sunday, September 16, 2001
Spent a great many hours moving web pages that were hosted on my Earthlink account to the provider that hosts Lasternet, in preperation for DSL as I will be dropping Earthlink. What a pain in the ass that was. All the corresponding links on so many pages needed to be changed and tested, and pages notifying that the site was moved were put up on the Earthlink sites. Only pages left to switch over are my Blogger ones which could be the most challenging.
Friday, September 14, 2001
Wednesday, September 12, 2001
Tuesday, September 11, 2001
Monday, September 10, 2001
On the positive side, we are getting DSL in our neighborhood (finally!), and I have already placed my order. By the end of the month, I'll be surfing at near T1 speeds (broke, but happy). Yipee! Thank you SNET... F*ck you ATT Cable!
Sunday, September 09, 2001
Here is that big pic of me right near the entrance to the Xerox booth. I call it "Me and Mini-me".
Thursday, September 06, 2001
Wednesday, September 05, 2001
Monday, September 03, 2001
As the economy began to stall last year and companies laid off workers, chief executives of big corporations still got hefty pay raises and were rewarded for making job cuts.
There has been a particularly blatant pattern of CEOs benefiting at the expense of their workers. Chief executives of the 52 major companies that announced layoffs of at least 1000 employees earned some 80 percent more on average than CEOs at 365 big corpoations surveyed by Buseness Week magazine. The layoff leaders recieved an average $23.7 million compared with $13.1 million overall in this group. These top job cutters got an average increase in salary and bonus of nearly 20% compared with average raises for US wage earners of around 3-4% for salaried employees.
excerpted from Associated Press, by Marcy Gordon
Sunday, September 02, 2001
Saturday, September 01, 2001
I wonder about the kids that may have had the experience of LL World Series semi's and finals, but were elliminated by Almonte's pitching in earlier rounds. These kids may have been denied the experience of a lifetime all because one parent or coach chose to *bend the rules* (aka cheat) in order for his team to win. Shame, Shame, Shame.
As a parent and sometimes coach of kids sports, I know how we all want to win (i am probably one of those parents that gets a bit carried away with winning), but these programs are for the kids... not us parents. Now its the parents and coaches who have put a black cloud over this Little League program... one of the greatest pastimes for kids all over the world, and an organization that has been important to kids for generations. Little League will survive. I hope that parents and coaches learn from this sorry event. I know it has given me a better perspective that playing fairly and making a good example for the kids, is far more important than winning ball games.
Friday, August 31, 2001
Wednesday, August 29, 2001
We ran out this morning to take a picture of the kids going off to school. Of course they were mortified. The kids ran to Daves car, rolled up the windows and drove off as quick as possible!
Monday, August 27, 2001
Friday, August 24, 2001
Thursday, August 23, 2001
Monday, August 20, 2001
Sunday, August 19, 2001
Saturday, August 18, 2001
Keep fingers crossed ... don't wanna say too much or might jinx her. More on this Monday.
Here is a pic of Daves Jeep.
Thursday, August 16, 2001
Monday, August 13, 2001
Friday, August 10, 2001
Thursday, August 09, 2001
Tuesday, August 07, 2001
Back to work today. The X-men still have a gun to our head (going on our 2nd week). There has been some positive movement, but we are still down for the count.
Sunday, August 05, 2001
Saturday, August 04, 2001
Went to see Planet of the Apes last night. Another dissapointment. Screenplay was really lame. Ape makeup and mannerisms were cool, and a real good ending, but, its just a concept that you can't repeat twenty years later and have the same impact.
Thursday, August 02, 2001
Wednesday, August 01, 2001
Tuesday, July 31, 2001
Sunday, July 29, 2001
Saturday, July 28, 2001
Friday, July 27, 2001
Speaking of music - My mp3 player is way cool! Hopped to a couple of libraries to borrow CD's, rip em to mp3's, so I have plenty of tunes to load up on my player.
Wednesday, July 25, 2001
Got my new mp3 player. Putzed with it and my computer all night, much to the dismay of wifey... with whom I ingored all evening.
Tuesday, July 24, 2001
I am also off to the Doctors today. I have had a cyst of some kind on my stomach that recently has been changing and irritating me. Sure its nothing.
Sunday, July 22, 2001
- Mom & Dad over for lunch (they look great - but tired).
- Bought a beautiful piece of furniture (more on that later).
- Dinner with Amy and Gordon. They are great friends. Good and generous people. Been our best friends for nearly 15 years. Sushi was great... and they picked up the check (thank U gift for coaching the kids in softball). We'll get 'em next time.
- Drove Rach to Providence College for BBall camp. Spoke with Carla Berube (one of our favorite UCONN players and ABL Blizzard too).
- Set up our new hutch (buffet), enclosing all our stereo equipment, CD's, and printer in the living room.
- Ripped a bunch of old Vinyl records to MP3. Need to retire my turntable and records. Weather Report, Shakti, Pat Methany are first to go.
Saturday, July 21, 2001
Thursday, July 19, 2001
Wednesday, July 18, 2001
On the other hand, while this is a story worth reporting it is obviously being blown way out of proportion. FOXNews in particular is just playing this to no end... trying to make another OJ story out of this. Every news cast starts with an opening screen, VANISHED: CHANDRA LEVY, and sound track that has the feel of an afternoon soap opera. Now, they are playing up this incident where a Condit staffer spoke of Chandra's "one night stands". Its bad enough that a staffer made such accusations, but the manner in which Fox News has been exploiting this, makes them (Fox) just as guilty of being slime balls.
Monday, July 16, 2001
Week ahead should be an eventful one. On Tuesday... opportunity knocks... Thursday, MacWorld expo... one of my favorite days of the year.
Saturday, July 14, 2001
David is exceptional. I know I constantly give him a lot of shit, and am awfully critical at times... but this kid is extremely bright, hard working (except school), and has very good judgement. Basically, he is one teenager that has his head screwed on correctly, and for that, I am grateful and proud of him. Love ya Dave!
Oh, yeah... It was an absolute pleasure having Dave and Rach with us for dinner last night. These are great kids with great personalities, that are just fun to have around. Had some good laughs, which is just what was needed.
Thursday, July 12, 2001
Wednesday, July 11, 2001
This year we have many great stories unfolding. Will Bonds break McGuire's HR record? Cal Ripkin... the Ironman, homers in his last All-Star Game. The Red Sox, once again will make a run for the World Series after being denied for nearly 100 years. Great Japanese players like Ichiro are taking the US Major Leagues by storm. Baseball is a game to be savored.
Sunday, July 08, 2001
Spent a few hours doing a minor revision to my home page. Changed the pic, to one of my favorite shots of dave's sillohette in front of the Pollack painting at the MOMA. Any change to my home page is a challenge because I code it entirely by hand to keep it W3C compliant, and to make iCab smile!
Friday, July 06, 2001
Thursday, July 05, 2001
Tuesday, July 03, 2001
Monday, July 02, 2001
Saturday, June 30, 2001
Friday, June 29, 2001
Thursday, June 28, 2001
Tuesday, June 26, 2001
Sunday, June 24, 2001
Saturday, June 23, 2001
Nice to go out with my son to the movies. We went to the new cinema in Hartford. Bit of a rough neighborhood, and tough looking crowd, but the seating and sound system is awesome.
Thursday, June 21, 2001
BTW, by popular demand, the webcam is back. Dave confiscated it to do god knows what, but I stole it back.
Tuesday, June 19, 2001
Despite that, I got into developing a data format for a customer DB that can be easily updated, merged, synced with handhelds, exported for mail merge... and the application is free on all Mac's. I want to roll it out quickly, but need support from management. We'll see if I get it.
Sunday, June 17, 2001
Got home at 2AM, and woke up a few hours later to take off for a 6.5 hour drive to Rachacha for the wedding of one of my nephews. I really hate weddings. I think bridesmaids outfits look stupid, as do their buffant hairdos. I hate the shlock Karen Carpenter and Kenny G music they play. I'm tired of the bride and groom cutting the cake and smashing it in each others face. I don't appreciate everyone telling us to dance when I don't feel like it. Then, you always have that one pissed off relative that doesn't like the seating arrangement. I just don't like these affairs. I guess I am just a social dweeb... I am glad everyone else enjoys themselves, though! ;-)
Writing this blog while driving home. Between NYC and Rochester trips, I will have logged twenty hours in the car this weekend (though C and D did almost all the driving). Oh, yeah... its Fathers day... happy, happy!
Friday, June 15, 2001
Thursday, June 14, 2001
Wednesday, June 13, 2001
Like I said, the end of the season creates an emptiness in my being. The right thing to do is to fill that void with renewed enthusiasm towards my professional life. I will try to place that same energy into my career... whether that means at my present job, or in a search for new opportunities.
Monday, June 11, 2001
Sunday, June 10, 2001
Full day yesterday. Besides the buzz cut, Mom, Dad, Di and Andy came over for lunch... went to "A Day at the Park"... all the kids from town were out and we watched Andy in a break dance show. Then went to a minor league baseball game (New Britain Rockcats). Rach and friend went with us. It was Blues Brothers night. Everyone at the ball park got free Blues Bros. Sunglasses, and Blues Brothers look-a-likes entertained between innings. It was a gas!
Friday, June 08, 2001
It is Friday, though, and I should try to get pumped up for the weekend.
Wednesday, June 06, 2001
Tuesday, June 05, 2001
Monday, June 04, 2001
Sunday, June 03, 2001
Last night... Sushi. Tried rainbow roll and spicy salmon hand roll... mmmmmm! C says "sushi good... blogging bad".
Saturday, June 02, 2001
Now, I am an admitted web geek, but its hard for me to imagine all these folks who have such deep emotional relationships with people that exist to them only in cyberspace. whew!
Friday, June 01, 2001
Tuesday, May 29, 2001
Monday, May 28, 2001
Saturday, May 26, 2001
Friday, May 25, 2001
Oh happy day. Laura got her MRI and it shows no further tumor growth. A great relief. Maybe she has beaten this thing.
Thursday, May 24, 2001
"Dilbert's "Salary Theorem" states that "Engineers and scientists can never earn as much as business executives and sales people.
This theorem can now be supported by a mathematical equation based on the following two postulates
Postulate 1: Knowledge is Power.
Postulate 2: Time is Money.
As every engineer knows Power = Work / Time
Since Knowledge = Power
Knowledge = Work / Money.
Solving for Money, we get:
Money = Work / Knowledge.
Thus, as Knowledge approaches zero, Money approaches infinity, regardless of the amount of work done.
The Conclusion: The less you know, the more you make."
I applaud Jeffords for his move. It will make a tremendous effect on policy making, with all the senate committee leadership and the majority leader moving away from Republicans. Hopefully a Bush backlash has begun.
Tuesday, May 22, 2001
Despite the tragedy at my son's school, it is a big day for Dave. He is running for class President (if they have the election) today, and he also has his test for his Drivers License. GOOD LUCK DAVID!
Oh yeah... we won in softball last night 15-2. Rach hits HR and double. I had a couple 6th grade kids from slow pitch playing up on our team. Sarah played an incredible defense in the infield.
Monday, May 21, 2001
Sunday, May 20, 2001
Unfortunately, killed 4 of 5 fish in my fish tank. I have had a terrible problem with green cloudy water, so I siphoned out most of the tank yesterday and refilled it. I think I contaminated some of the water with a little soap or something. One fish and one sucker fish survive.
Saturday, May 19, 2001
- Listen to BIRTH OF COOL -. Strange arrangements, tuba's, french horns... and Miles sensitive sylistic soloing.
- Hear KIND OF BLUE - maybe the greatest jazz album ever recorded. Miles has a way of kickin back... holding back the beat, creating a strange tension with his playing.
- Dig MILES SMILES - the great quintet from the 60's. Miles, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams. Experiments into new rhythms, compositions, soloing, creating moods with his music different than anything done before or since. Tony Williams dancing on the symbals. Footprints is my favorite Miles cut.
- Groove to BITCHES BREW. The landmark album that started Jazz Fusion. Chick, McLaughlin, Zawinal, Herbie, Airto. Electric, African, Exotic, Percusive, Creative, Inspiring.
All very cool stuff. Get a hold of these CD's. Listen
Friday, May 18, 2001
Thursday, May 17, 2001
Wednesday, May 16, 2001
Here is an update. Softball: Big game tonite against other Vernon Team. This is always a close, hard played game... looking forward to some good stiff competition. All our other games have been blow-outs.Work: Situation bad... maybe getting worse. I will know more by end of week. ATT Cable: Met with them Monday evening... These guys are scum. IMHO their only mission is to maximize revenues while investing as little as possible in the system and they will do so with complete disregard to the Agreement they signed giving them the 13 year franchise rights.
Sunday, May 13, 2001
Had a nice day with our family. Took a ride to the shore line for a great lobster dinner at Abbots.
Watched 60 Minutes. They had a segment on the execution of Timothy McVeigh. I am generally against the Death Penalty... but if anyone deserves to know the horror of taking their last breaths as a consequence of their actions its McVeigh.
Friday, May 11, 2001
While away, poor RD gets buried with work... lots of high pressure stuff too. The guy is a trooper.
Meanwhile, SB last night. We win again 11-4. Brought in some younger players as subs. They did great for first timers. Lots of fun watching them light up with excitement playing with the older girls.
Wednesday, May 09, 2001
Meanwhile, another SB game, won 37-9 or something like that. Rach hits another HR... incredible. I had a few catches with her this weekend. The girl throws harder and more accurately than the old man. I had to endure her telling me that I throw like a panzie! Guess in my old age, I just don't have it anymore (probably never did).
Sunday, May 06, 2001
Ooops, almost forgot to mention our visit to Mom and Dad's yesterday. A great day... got to see Barb. We are so very fortunate to have such close family ties. This extends through three generations. My kids are so wonderful with my folks. They are thoughtful intelligent outgoing, warm hearted people. Its incredible and rare that grandparents, parents, and kids can appreciate each others company as we do.
Saturday, May 05, 2001
Friday, May 04, 2001
Meanwhile, Dave's condition is not healing all that well. He sees doc later today. Rach not feeling all that well either. Have a big game tonite under the lights. Hope enough girls show up to field a team.
Wednesday, May 02, 2001
Tuesday, May 01, 2001
Monday, April 30, 2001
Sunday, April 29, 2001
Saturday, April 28, 2001
Thursday, April 26, 2001
Tuesday, April 24, 2001
Elders is a couragous women for speaking her mind. She says what most people feel... no holds barred (e.g. "Surveys indicate that 70% of men masturbate. The other 30% are lying"). Nice job Joycelyn. You are a breadth of fresh air. Shame on CNN for constantly cutting her off for stupid commercial breaks. Hope that wasn't intentional. Human sexuality is really a fascinating topic.
Sunday, April 22, 2001
BTW. Leaped into first place on one of my fantasy baseball leagues... floundering in 8th in the other.
Saturday, April 21, 2001
Friday, April 20, 2001
Thursday, April 19, 2001
Wednesday, April 18, 2001
Random... Psychologists have developed so many disorders and disabilities and syndromes, that they seem to be used as excuses (or crutches) rather than remedies for peoples problems (IMHO).
Monday, April 16, 2001
Besides being pissed off about work situation, yesterday I raked the lawn and did spring clean-up for most of the day. Now my arms are aching and I have a big open blister on my hand that is nagging me.
Oh, well, I should just stop bitching and get to work, I suppose.
Sunday, April 15, 2001
Saturday, April 14, 2001
Friday, April 13, 2001
That ride home at 1 AM through a heavy fog was a bit of a bummer, though.
Back to work. That new "team mermber" didn't quite work out. Now I am looking for other options to get the jobs entered and some CSR support from others in the organization. Hopefully I'll see if I can get the cooperation from another department.
It's Friday, get through the day, have some nice plans for Sat. night... Kids have off next week... get my Girls Softball team off the ground with some phone calls, get equipment, and practice starts Tuesday.
Wednesday, April 11, 2001
I hate our Winblows machines. When working, they are not that bad, but when they get screwed up, you can waste a whole day on a simple problem. Today, I put in a modem, and all the networking got screwed up. The NIC card drivers got completely corrupted because I put in a modem... figure that out?
Only saving grace is that I can look forward to going to a Met game tomorrow evening with my daughter. Hope the weather holds out.
Tuesday, April 10, 2001
Monday, April 09, 2001
Good weekend in Fantasy Baseball... 2nd and 3rd place in my two leagues.
Sunday, April 08, 2001
Disturbing news... one of my nephews is doing something that will potentially have an extreme negative impact on the rest of his life. That has been real disturbing to me. How can a parent let his/her son make such a poor, life altering decision? IMHO, they are taking this far too lightly. I know that a person needs to do whats best for himself, but the needs of other family members (esp. ones in crisis) should also be of concern. I wish I had a better relationship with my nephew, I would really like to talk to him about all this, but I know I cannot. The whole family dynamic here is really troubling... but who am I to judge???
Saturday, April 07, 2001
Friday, April 06, 2001
Hoping to catch movie Pollack this weekend.
Wednesday, April 04, 2001
Fantasy BBall... clinched a big deal. Ten player trade. That was fun.
Monday, April 02, 2001
Sunday, April 01, 2001
Mom and Pa Diaczenko are so oblivious to the modern world. They have such a different set of sensibilities and values and cultural veiwpoints. Its amazing. Not bad ... just different. They may as well be from a different planet.
Was able to listen to the Uconn Lady Huskies on the radio... too bad they lost. They were awsome in the first half, then fell apart. Oh well. This year is over for them, we'll see about next year.
Friday, March 30, 2001
Bringing Titanium along. Ooooh she's hot.