Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Yep - here is the Fiddlers Grove Opry with Melvin Sloan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhNJG4Pr4w4) and the Fingerless Fiddler (http://fingerlessfiddler.com/index.html). It freaked me out a bit but he sure can play. Probably not too successful at hitchiking though.
As I took the picture of the hawk, he turned and looked deep into my soul. I approached him. He whispered quietly "Lose some weight there, porky".
I made it back home and watched the fireworks from the back deck. I live so close to the fair that I can smell the lard.
Another great fair complete. It's like a mini-vacation right down the road.
Friday, August 22, 2008
I was smart and avoided the funnel cake this time.
We saw a crazy man on fire dive into a pool.
Here is the Channel 4 WSMV team from my tiny Treo camera.
The midway - the smells of greasy food literally started to make me ill so I had to get away from it. This stomach bug has been a bear.
That's it for the Wilson County Fair this year. Another great event!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
I used to never see lizards around here but always saw them on trips to Florida. Now, they are abundant. Climate change? Naaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I was told by the naysayers that I was too old - too out of shape - I had grown up in "the dark ages" with only an Atari and no internet.
Today - I have showed them all.
The doubters have been silenced.
The skeptics have been left shaking their heads.
Yes, I broke 2000 on Wii Tennis.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I got this nice desk from my mother who was not using it and decided to make a "nook" in the corner of the living room for working on the church website, maintaining this blog, and working on work projects (documents mostly) that spill over to late night. My home office is in the bedroom and I've spent many nights keeping my wife up while I work. Problem solved! Also, when family comes over, I can take the computer stuff away and make this just another little table.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
I searched all over for the perfect chair to use at my tiny living room table where I keep my personal laptop and where I write all of this crap (away from all of the home office stuff). I wanted something I could easily tuck away when people came over. And, I didn't want wheels of a rolling office chair getting marks on the carpet. Call me picky.
Anyway, here is the chair:
It is quite comfortable (much better than the card table chair I have been using) and has the following odd, yet impressive, notes on the warranty:
Warranty is based on an 8 hour, single shift day for users weighing up to 250 lbs. This warranty does not apply to damage caused by fire, accident, negligence, misuse, improper cleaning or other circumstances not directly attributable to manufacturing defects.
the warrant does not apply to: modifications of the product, attachments to the product not approved by OfficeEditions, and products that were not installed, used, or maintained in accordance with product instructions and warnings.
OK - this is a comfortable chair - but if you sit down at work for 8 hours a day and all you are getting is a $24 folding chair, you're getting a raw deal. I'm still pondering how I can misuse this chair (maybe I better not use it to hold up the car while I change the oil). My favorites are the modifications (install your own reclining action) and unapproved attachments (cupholders?).