Bye for now. Be back after this weekend.
You can use your engineering knowledge for most nefarious purposes. -Prof. PK
Here's a particularly profound statement.
I'm flattered to find out that so many people read my blog. At least I'm assuming lots of folks are reading it because now that I've posted that I'll be driving south this weekend, all the gas stations seem to have raised their prices.
I figure Bo (and the rest of you) might enjoy a little humor at the expense of MS
It seems as though this weekend I'll be fancy-free and free for anything fancy (Cue Irving Berlin "No strings, no connections...") so I think I'll take a little trip down to Illini territory. I don't have anything fancy in mind really. I mostly just want to see some friends that I haven't spent time with for a while.
I haven't been reading much on other blogs lately, but I just happened to click over to the "cheerfulness challenged, overly experienced, differently abled person's" blog and saw two posts that just about put me in the floor laughing.
Maybe I've spoken too soon. Apparently daily rants are being posted on the "Nation of Riflemen" website by an anonymous character known as "The Gun Guy"
This sounds like an urban legend to me, but I wouldn't be surprised if it actually did happen
I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
I'm sorry to say, but it appears that Kim du Toit has officially quit blogging. This is sad news to me because he said many things which resonated in my mind. His enjoyment of firearms, his love for his family, his unswerving faith in the manly un"pussified" male and his (usually conservative) political views were always welcome topics as they gave me some faith that the world had not gone completely crazy and that I was not the only person who still enjoyed the individualist outlook on life (not to mention the smell of gunsmoke)
Maybe I should soften my previous statement. After being chewed out by the travel agency for 20 minutes or so the manager at the Fairfield Inn was not a jerk to me. Unfortunatly that didn't solve the problem so that means somebody who handled the booking there was either incompitent, or a weasle. (Though this does not rule out jerkiness, it does lessen the probability of it)
"There's no rest for the wicked, and the righteous need none" Either way, I don't expect to get any rest. As is usually the case when flying out of O'Hare it seems they've got some delay or another. Today it rained, so they'll probably be using that for an excuse, even though it stopped raining about 8 hours before my flight was scheduled to take off.
Well folks, I had a really good weekend. I got to spend some time with my girlfriend's family and I went to a BBQ with my coworkers (hosted by my boss no less!) So things have been pretty nice.
"After all, what is your hosts' purpose in having a party? Surely not for you to enjoy yourself; if that were their sole purpose, they'd have simply sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi." -- P.J. O'Rourke
I mentioned earlier that I went to Midwest Old Threshers this year. There were quite a few changes since I went there 5 or 6 years ago.
Well folks, I'm back in Chicago and working on getting back to my everyday life. The trial went really well so now it's time to kick back and relax a bit.
I set foot in my apartment at 3:01 Monday afternoon for the first time in 5 days. Today I walked out at 2:45 PM. Now I'm in, you guessed it, that oh so scenic Midwestern state of Minnesota. That's right less than 24 hours at home, 7 of which were actually spent in my apartment, and 4 of which were spent sleeping and now I'm back on the road again. Ah, the life of an Engineer!