Wednesday, 14 January 2004

The image of a toilet in the middle of a tranquil pond is strange enough. But that's not the weirdest part. Or maybe it is, I dunno.

Uh, yeah. Let me think. Not. Who the heck comes up with this stuff, anyhow?

 - g

(p.s. you need Quicktime to view the movie thing)



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Wednesday, 14 January 2004 17:55:31 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Sunday, 11 January 2004

I was blog surfing here, meaning hopping from the blog of someone I know to some blog they had linked, and through several iterations of that process, whenever something seems like it might be interesting (sounds kinda like “my sister's girlfriend's cousin's brother's second-grade teacher's daughter, eh?). Sometimes you find things you can't help but read and tell others about. Some of those things are, well, just wrong. Others I can post to my blog. :-)

So, here is one I can post, and you gotta read this. But first, for the record, how I got there:

I'm reading an RSS feed from Tom's Adventures in Troubleshooting web site (and no, I don't know him, but someone else somewhere has his site linked and it was interesting to me). Tom had a comment (link above) about a problem Julia is having on her web site (which I am respectfully not linking to because I know there are a number of younger readers of my blog and the language is a little too colorful for those people). Julia, in the midst of her troubles, consulted an attorney named Adam Rosman, who practices law in Washington, D.C. and apparently worked in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Staff Secretary in 2000-2001. Cool. Makes me wonder if he likes to watch The West Wing, too? I mean, he worked there. Can you watch a TV version after actually working there?

So anyhow, that's the end of the surfing trail, because Adam Rosman's web site contains a truly-interesting article he wrote entitled “A LEGAL ANALYSIS OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS - Gandalf as Torturer: The "Ticking Bomb" Terrorist and Due Process in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.”

Hahahah, that's cool. :-)

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Sunday, 11 January 2004 10:17:04 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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I write this from my bed, only because I can't get out of it right now. Thank goodness for notebook PCs, better batteries and the advent of wireless networking. If it wasn't for these, I would have to watch TV, and that's not exactly a really exciting prospect on a Sunday morning, if you know what I mean.

Having finally made a run for it in 4WD-Low-range, I busted out of this snow hell with my neighbor, spinning tires and sliding out as I went. Fun. Worth it? ABSOLUTELY. You know, it's not that I mind being home all the time - that's actually not so bad. Rather, is the fact that I couldn't leave if I wanted to that bothered me the most.

Yeah, so - anyhow... We busted outa here late Friday evening. I promptly drove to the Honda dealership where another neighbor works and purchased the 4-wheeler ATV I have been planning to get for the past couple of months. I really should have acted earlier, but hey - oh well. The next time it snows like this (yeah, right), I'll be ready. And I won't get lost (or at least won't have an excuse to) since it has GPS on-board. Ohhhhh geek machines have hit the marketplace. W00t!!

Hmmm, seems I lost my train of thought. Ahhh, age - yes, that was it. Let's just say that if you already know you have an bad back, and you decide that - despite your physical condition - it would be really fun to load the new 4-wheeler up with snow shovels and stuff to clear the drive... Well, anyhow my lower back is keeping me in bed for now. If anyone has any muscle relaxants, let me know and I can fire up this nifty GPS on my really cool ATV and email you my latitude and longitude so your helicatoper pilot can find me out here in The Middle of Nowhere.TM

And since someone's bound to ask (in email of course since no one I know seems to understand the concept of blog comments, LOL), it's the green one. Well, “olive“ really. Got Windows Media? Here's a video.

Argh.



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Sunday, 11 January 2004 09:26:03 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Friday, 09 January 2004

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Friday, 09 January 2004 13:46:44 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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I can't take it anymore! I'm making a run for it - cross your fingers!!!

EDIT: Dunno what I was thinking. 4WD and no traction - sliding everywhere. Must be crazy. Dog thinks so.



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Friday, 09 January 2004 07:27:58 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Thursday, 08 January 2004

This is almost enough to drive me crazy. I have been snowed or iced in for three straight days. Of course, so have a lot of other people. Now it’s warming up, but it may be some time before roads here are passable. It’s a mess. One big skating rink. Things started to thaw, but with all the snow that was on the ground before the ice started, the end result is a whole lot of really wet, icy snow.

Quite a storm. Portland International Airport closed for two days (so far). Fed Ex cancelled deliveries. Nike’s headquarters closed for the first time. The Jail Blazers cancelled a game. Woo hoooo…

My dog is glad I’ve been home, but I’ve pretty much had enough for this go-round. Cabin fever has started to set in. Unfortunately, the National Weather Service just extended our winter storm warning for the whole night because temperatures are supposed to drop back below freezing. I’m hoping it doesn’t happen.

But, regardless of the temperature tonight, it should warm up considerably tomorrow, and then all we have to worry about is flooding and mud slides. No big deal, right? Ugh…

The guys that work for me have been real troopers. Some have been able to make it into the office and the rest have worked from home like me. I am pretty lucky, really, to have a dedicated crew of employees, And they’re decent people on top of that. Okay, enough of that or it will go to their heads. Can’t have that. ;-)

On top of that, the Blazers continue to SUCK. I mean, come on! Trade Sheed!

Argh!!

Blah, blah blah. :-)



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Thursday, 08 January 2004 23:35:13 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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