Thursday, June 30, 2016

TWTW June 20th through 26th. Computer broken part 2 and lots of stuff happened.

Let's begin with a really cute video of a kitteh and a puppy

video


Reminder note: I don't edit these posts at all. This helps explain the bad spelling, incorrect grammar and general lack of coherence... how am I kidding that's just my writing style :)

Better Late than Never?

So this post is way late.  The main reason for this is "Computer Broken". The laptop I write my blog posts on has gone all borken. It is a little 11 inch netbook that is under powered and pretty much only good for writing and reading blogs. Monday night I was using it and the battery was low so I closed it and plugged it in. The next day when I opened nothing happened.  Even the power button did nothing. Not a single led could be seen. I am writing this on a laptop I have borrowed. I even tried to take the laptop apart in hopes of finding something to fix.  I plan on calling the company tomorrow in hopes that they have some fix. Stay tuned for the future adventures of borken laptop

Friday my work put on an employee and family outing. I got some free barbecue out of it.  It went for a few hours but after about one I went back to the office and worked some more.

Midday saturday, I got in my car with it's none functioning air conditioning and drove through the heat  a couple of hours to see my parents. After that I went  with my friend to see Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson in concert. The venue was the same place I saw Peter Frampton a few years ago. Merl Haggard's sons also made an appearance. Neither Kris or Willie could really sing at 80+ years old but it ended up being a fun time. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

TWTW June 13th through 19th The Mystery Bruise


Random funny cat gif





This should have actually been in last weeks TWTW but I didn't really do one. Two Tuesdays ago I woke up and found this on my arm.



Well not actually that. That picture is from a week later. The bruise was about twice the size and much nastier looking. It was all green and yellow. The oddest part is it didn't hurt at all. It is almost gone now.  I still haven't figured out how it happened.    And man do I need to start lifting weights


My boss ordered us new laptops at work. If you know anything about nerds you know how much we love new tech.  I was so excited I kept checking the shipping and IT people to see if they had come in. Finally on Wednesday a pile of 5 laptop boxes appeared.  My coworker and I grabbed our laptops and ran gleefully back to our office. We opened the boxes and started checking them out.   Something wasn't right. These laptop were frankly kinda crappy.  They were not nearly as good as what we were promised.  I looked at the model number and a realization slowly started to dawn on me.  These weren't our laptops... we had stolen some other laptops.  You put everything back.. Turned out our order of laptops wasn't coming in until next week.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

TWTW: May 30th to June 5th Never Trust a Nap




Monday was memorial day here in the USA, so I had the day off.  One of the first things I did that day was go for a jog.  That impressed me since usually I am not in the mood to do anything in the morning.  The weather had listed a slight chance of some rain in the afternoon.  It was sunny most of the day and the cat lay out on the balcony. A few clouds were about.  A few more clouds were about. Suddenly there came a crash of thunder and it started to pour. Jobu bolted inside in terror.  It rained and rained.

On Tuesday I finally finished a long term project I had been working on. I felt very relieved when  it mostly all worked right. Just about the time to leave work the clouds rolled in again. I might have never seen rain like this in my life. It poured and poured and poured. I believe they said we got 2 inches in an hour. Streets were flooded everywhere. It took my double the time to get home.

When I woke up on Saturday, a nice steady rain was falling. It wasn't a complete downpour but a good solid rain. Being the fool I am I decided to go for a nice long walk.  I got soaked, which was fine. I don't know If I have mentioned it on here before, but I have been doing some extra work on the side. I like to do this work when I can at the office since I like my setup there.  About noon I drive out to the office.  Instead of getting down to work I decide to go for a walk around the now deserted and rainy campus to take pictures. When I finally got to the office I found an email about my actual day job. So I did about an hours worth of work on that. By this time it was about 2 pm. I found myself suddenly very tired and with a mild headache. I couldn't concentrate. With nobody around, I decided to take a short 1/2 hour nap on the couch.  I lay down, got comfy, and drifted away. I woke up a half hour later.  I rolled over and lay there a minute with my eyes closed, just to help me wake up.. and then I could get started with this couch is surprisingly comfy... i'm just gonna.... ZZZZzzzzzZZZZ
I woke up two and half hour later and realized it was time to go to the gym.


Saturday, June 04, 2016

Campus when the students are gone

A campus becomes a very different place when the students are gone. Here are some pictures I took this morning.


I call this collection Campus when the students are gone

I call this collection Campus when the students are gone

I call this collection Campus when the students are gone

I call this collection Campus when the students are gone

I call this collection Campus when the students are gone

I call this collection Campus when the students are gone

I call this collection Campus when the students are gone