Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Analog to Digital

In case I wasn't the only one wondering why the government is forcing us to switch from analog to digital...here's a link that explains it.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Holy Moly! I really hope this is good!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Old things

When I was a kid, pictures of old things were boring. Museums, etc...boring. Stories about old things...boring.

Who would have thought that when I got older (one could say I became an older thing) that these things would now fascinate me? I love hearing stories from my grandma about how things were different when she was younger. I love looking at old photographs, and things in museums.

I read Wil Wheaton's blog (Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: The New Generation) and he just posted a link about the Library of Congress posting over 3,000 old photographs on Flicker. Check it out. (Side note, Wil's a really great story teller and has a couple of great books out. If you want to read them let me know.)


Thursday, January 10, 2008


I had a post all planned where I was going to talk about my work, how when one door closes, another opens, yada-yada-yada.

I just found out that the brother of one of my co-workers committed suicide today. He was 42, had a wife, children, grand-children. What can be so wrong with someone's life that they would leave all that behind? Some days I yearn so much for a mate and some kids that I can't breath ...I can't imagine having those things and feeling so much despair that you'd end your own life.

Anyway...just had to get that out.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Just a note...I'll be moving


Why I'm voting for Obama

I like Barack Obama. I think he's a well spoken, intelligent, decent man, whom I could sit down and have a sandwich with without being too terribly bored. He's not afraid to say what's on his mind, and he conveys it in a way that everyone can understand.

When asked by a student if he ever inhaled when he did drugs in high school, he indicated "The point was to inhale. That was the point". He also indicated it was a mistake and he had wasted part of his life on it. He's human.

That's part of the reason I'm voting for him. The other part is that he inspires me. I wasn't around when JFK was alive, so the closest I've come to be inspired by a president (or candidate) is with Jed Bartlet on West Wing. I believe in him, and for the first time ever I've given a political candidate money for their campaign.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Sunday, January 6, 2008

How I got my blog title...

I've been thinking about starting a blog for a while now...my stumbling block has always been what to call it.

Yesterday afternoon I went with my parents out shopping. My dad needed to pick up a computer microphone for one of my uncles, so I decided to pick one up too. You just never know when you are going to need to talk on the computer.

I got home and started plugging it in. When I did, I called my dad on Yahoo Messenger to test it out...my family has tried calling me many times on Yahoo, but I never had a microphone so couldn't answer. That was that and I went in to watch a movie.

My brother tried calling me, but I couldn't get to the computer in time and I got a prompt asking me if I wanted to setup voicemail. I clicked Yes, and was taken into the voicemail setup. It said I'd receive an email to my Yahoo account when I had a voicemail. GREAT!

Well, after I completed the setup I got 3 voice mails that my uncle had left me back in October. The weird thing is my uncle died in November. So, I had a minor cry fest before I listened to them. One was empty, but the other two had my uncle's voice. In both he said "Love you" and in one he sang me "Oh What a Beautiful Morning". That was it...the flood gates opened. You lucky people.