Thursday, December 31, 2009

Phone Call

Caller: How long are you open today?

Me: Is this for a delivery?

Caller: No, I just need to drop something off.

Me: So you're delivering something?

Caller: No, I just need to drop something off.

Me: We close at noon for deliveries.

Caller: I can't make it by noon, but I'm not delivering, I just need to drop something off.

Me: As long as you're not delivering, someone will be here until 3:30.

Caller: Ok, I can be there by then to drop something off. Thanks, good-bye.

Me: Good-bye.

Guess I don't have to be in hospitality to enjoy stupidity.

Happy New Year All Y'all!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Back to the Grind

Christmas was quiet and chaotic.

Work this week will be busy and slow.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


now I feel guilty about owning dogs.


Friday, December 18, 2009


Yesterday, I worked from home. Even though Sam and Julie were in and out throughout the day, I had very few interruptions and was able to do and fix things that I've been trying to get through for quite awhile.

Today, I could feel tension in my neck and head withing two hours of arriving at work and I feel like I've gotten very little done.

Wish my position were more conducive to a virtual office.

Maybe it's time for some change.

Happy Friday, all y'all!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Big Ten is considering bringing another school into its conference. There will be a twelve to eighteen month study done to see if it's a viable and worthwhile move.

Congress wants to push the healthcare reform bill through by Christmas. This bill has not been around for even close to twelve to eighteen months.

Is the Big Ten trying to act far too slowly or is Congress trying to act far too quickly?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

No Lost Screws

No extra screws either. That's the good thing. The bad? The problem wasn't the switch. Well, guess I'll move on to the fan and see if that's the fix. Unfortunately, if I keep moving through the 4runner like that, it will be a very long project. But, I'd end up with nearly an entirely new vehicle.

I have a few days to burn in the next couple of weeks. Think I'll look at the forecast and see if I can find some daylight hours and decent temps to take Rocky-cross out for some miles. I haven't been seeing the sun much lately and it's really getting to me.

Monday, December 14, 2009

I Need to Make a New Rule for Myself

No sitting in the 4runner during lunch when I have my Leatherman with me. It seems that approximately one-third of the dash has been taken apart. The intention was to replace the heater fan switch, but the switch is at home in the garage. What are the chances that I won't lose any screws by the time I get home? Maybe I shouldn't carry a knife with me on a daily basis.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Words I Don't Care to Hear

"We are going to spend our way out of this recession."

Friday, December 4, 2009

Spring Thoughts

I know that this is way early. And, by no means does it mean that I don't want winter. But, I'm thinking that my b-day gift in May should come early and it should be a roundtrip flight to somewhere in the Southwest in say April or so.

It's strange, normally this time of year I don't think that far ahead. But, right now when I do I almost get giddy. I've sat down, pondered, and layed out some plans and goals to be hit step by step. I think what's driving it is the huge let down I experienced from the lack of racing and riding... especially at the end of the season. Now that I no longer see daylight during the week, I really miss saddling up any of my trusty two-wheeled steeds.

Motivation is here now. I need to run with it in a smart way to carry through the next months.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

It has started

My lawn is still green, but the flurries have started. Not like we've gotten 4 inches of snow that would cancel a crit. But already, with barely any flurries, I heard someone complaining about snow while I was at lunch.

Hey! Moron! It's December in Wisconsin! Quit the complaining, act like this is completely normal - because it is - or move!