Thursday, November 02, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
I also have made a lot of progress on my job search this week. I had 2 face-to-face interviews and a phone interview. That is about the most real activity I have since in the last few months. Maybe there is an end in sight.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Currently I am at 21 of the 26 so I only have 5 left to find out. I think a stroll through the aisles at a liquor store or two may help. I still need the first "B" and the "HO" among others.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Yes, this post is being written on an iMac. I was able to rejunvenate an old iMac G3 with a hard drive replacement. What a way to jump into learning the differences between Wintel and Apple! So far there are only the apps that come with the iMac OS X installed on the machine with the exception of Firefox. I had to have that.
There are some differences that I noted right away - first the maximize, minimize, and close icons are on the left instead of the right. They also do not work the same as Windows - but who would expect them to.
This machine will probably not have a primary role in my office. In fact, it will most likely move to the family room and become the quick Internet lookup and iChat machine.
Monday, October 16, 2006
Missouri. The Friendship School Red from the St. James Winery has a unique taste that I found even my mother-in-law that prefers Reisling enjoyed. It was a very good compliment to the lasagna that was served. Since my mother-in-law likes Reisling, we started the evening with a Torres San Valentin Parellada Catalunya from Spain. The wine is easy to spot as a small white cupid is attached to the neck of the bottle.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
Tomorrow is a day I am both looking forward to and also hoping it won't come. My baby goes off to college. I wish her the best in school and know that she is totally ready for this step in her life. However, part of me wishes I could keep her here close to me. Good luck DB!
Monday, July 17, 2006
Blast furnace that is! We spent the last couple of days in
We also took a side trip to
Friday, July 14, 2006
Since we had a free ride to the airport that saved us those huge parking fees (Thanks Alex), we were a few hours early for our flight. We checked our bags and then meandered over to the gate where the next
Yes, we made it and with the kind help of a passenger, we were able to sit together. The flight was good, avoiding a storm in western
We were able to dine at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville on the strip without needing to return to the airport afterwards. We ended up with front row splash seats for the volcano blow where a girl in a bikini slides down the volcano into a huge margarita. Too bad I forgot the camera (and the fact that my phone has one).Thanks Northwest! (Did I say that?)
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
We were 'Up North' this weekend in Duluth with a side trip up to Split Rock lighthouse, Gooseberry Falls, and Two Harbors on Saturday. We arrived in Two Harbors in time to watch an ore boat arrive in the harbor. These huge ships are amazing in how they can come into the harbor and turn in a relatively small area. The St. Clair is 770 feet long and considered a mid-size boat. The boom is 250 feet long and is used to self-unload the boat. The boat was built in 1976.
Saturday, June 10, 2006
My daughter walked proudly through her graduation ceremony last night. Of course trying to get a picture at the distances involved is a difficult task. Congratulations Bug!
Actually, her brother helped to hold her still in his classic neck hug. We have pictures of the two of them in about that same pose going back to pre-school.
Monday, June 05, 2006
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Now I just need a non-rainy day so that it is enjoyable to be out there.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Yes, it did rain by the end of the meeting in the park.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Friday, May 19, 2006
The Ride of Silence was completed on Wednesday evening without a sound. Here I am at the end of the ride with my black ribbon. It was scary at times with the amount of traffic whizzing by in the downtown areas and around the UofM. It was a good statement to show that we are able to share the road and a reminder to drivers that they should share the road as well.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Speaking of nice weather, there is a bike ride this evening in
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Ok, this is a boring blog entry - but at least I am starting to update it again.
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Monday, March 20, 2006
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Monday, February 13, 2006
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Monday, January 30, 2006
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Monday, January 23, 2006
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Saturday, January 14, 2006
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Saturday, January 07, 2006
I think I am starting to show signs of the flu that everyone else got at Christmas. Might be a good night to head to bed early.
Friday, January 06, 2006
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
I was able to have a nice lunch with my sister at Norman Quacks. They seem to have decent food and atmosphere there and it is not like going to one of the chains in Forest Lake.