Mind The Dust Please

I’ve been making some changes to this site. I’ve finally switched up to the latest version of MT. I’ve added antispam stuff that hopefully should greatly reduce the amount of spam I’ve been receiving lately. I haven’t had a chance to test the comments so send me an email if you have any problems. In addition, I’ve redesigned the Annex. Although there is no longer the ability to comment on the links, there should bee a lot more links coming through. I’m still not checking my email at work but at least the emails that you send me won’t be getting lost in the sea of spam I was receiving before. Of course that’s no guarantee that I’ll be returning emails, just a guarantee that I’ll be reading them. Probably.

I’ll be making some other changes and hopefully this will lead to more entries here.

I’d hate to run into this guy in a dark alley.

Hasenfeffer Incorporated

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
Schemeel, schlemazel, hasenfeffer incorporated.
We’re gonna do it!
Give us any chance, we’ll take it.
Read us any rule, we’ll break it.
We’re gonna make our dreams come true.
Doin’ it our way.

Nothin’s gonna turn us back now,
Straight ahead and on the track now.
We’re gonna make our dreams come true,
Doin’ it our way.

There is nothing we won’t try,
Never heard the word impossible.
This time there’s no stopping us.
We’re gonna do it.

On your mark, get set, and go now,
Got a dream and we just know now,
We’re gonna make that dream come true.
And we’ll do it our way, yes our way.
Make all our dreams come true,
And do it our way, yes our way,
Make all our dreams come true
For me and you.
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Word Search

I’ve done a weekend by time.
I’ve done the weekend in a 12 step program.
I’ve done my weekend in fragments.
I’ve done my weekend in hi/low-lights.

But today you have the pleasure of viewing my weekend in a word search. Aren’t you lucky? I understand that this hardly passes the muster, it’s probably much closer to passing the mustard, but baby, it’s alls I gots. And to be honest, I think this little break I’ve taken recently has slowed my performance down. Take it or leave it I suppose. So, I guess I’ll quit rambling and go ahead and let you start wasting your time. Don’t fall asleep. Words to look for can be found in the extension. Look out below…

R G T F U N K I P H I N O S B M
S R L S B S V R Q E I P E T E E
L O A W U B E O O M F N I R J R
E C G A R L Q R A W O E C T H T
E E I L H L L R E J D U H U A A
P R B B A H U R N G R R R H V E
I Y J H R O F O I Y H E A Y V H
N S D G F I S O P G D E T Y L T
G H Q U U T F R U C E X T N R A
I O N V A Y O M L N Q T G T Q M
N P T M U J Z O L X D Z I P I O
Z P H E E G U M M R U A A H Q C
B I H C X D V I N Y L E S G W A
V N T L L A B K C I K K O H T O
R G O K W B O B A L H T V Y U O
S N E V E S D N A N E V E S X N

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[End Of Recording]

08.59:30 PSA one eighty-two, traffic twelve o’clock, one mile northbound.
08.59:35 We’re looking.
08.59:30 PSA one eighty-two, additional traffic’s, ah, twelve o’clock, three miles just north of the field northwest bound, a Cessna one seventy-two climbing VFR out of one thousand four hundred.
08:59:50 Okay, we’ve got that other twelve.
08.59:57 Cessna seven seven one one golf, San Diego departure radar contact, maintain VFR conditions at or below three thousand five hundred, fly heading zero seven zero, vector final approach course.
09.00:16 PSA one eighty-two, traffic’s at twelve o’clock, three miles out of one thousand seven hundred.
09.00:21 Got’em.
09.00:22 Traffic in sight.
09.00:23 Okay, sir, maintain visual separation, contact Lindbergh tower one three three point three, have a nice day now.
09.00:28 Okay.
09.00:34 Lindbergh PSA one eighty-two downwind.
09.00:38 PSA one eighty-two, Lindbergh tower, ah, traffic twelve o’clock one mile a Cessna.
09.00:41 Flaps five.
09.00:43 Is that the one we’re looking at.
09.00:43 Yeah, but I don’t see him now.
09.00:44 Okay, we had it there a minute ago.
09.00:47 One eighty-two, roger.
09.00:50 I think he’s passed off to our right.
09.00:51 Yeah.
09.00:52 He was right over here a minute ago.
09.00:53 How far are you going to take your downwind one eighty-two, company traffic is waiting for departure.
09.00:57 Ah probably about three to four miles.
09.00:59 Okay.
09.01:07 PSA one eighty-two, cleared to land.
09.01:08 One eighty-two’s cleared to land.
09.01:11 Are we clear of that Cessna?
09.01:13 Suppose to be.
09.01:14 I guess.
09.01:20 I hope.
09.01:21 Oh yeah, before we turned downwind, I saw him about one o’clock, probably behind us now.
09.01:38 There’s one underneath.
09.01:39 I was looking at that inbound there.
09.01:45 Whoop!
09.01:46 Aghhh!
09.01:47 [Sound of impact]
09.01:48 Oh shit!
09.01:49 Easy baby, easy baby.
09.01:51 [sound of electrical system reactivation tone on CVR, system off less than one second]
09.01:51 What have we got here?
09.01:52 It’s bad.
09.01:53 We’re hit man, we are hit.
09.01:56 Tower, we’re going down, this is PSA.
09.01:57 Okay, we’ll call the equipment for you.
09.01:58 [sound of stall warning]
09.01:58 This is it baby!
09.01:58 Bob [name of F/O]
09.01:58 Brace yourself.
09.01:58 Hey baby…
09.01:58 Mom I love you..
09.02:04 [End of recording]

So, What Are You In It For?

So the recent unemployment phase of my life was not nearly as harrowing as it could have been. But I must admit I was scared. I knew I’d survive, I have an incredible safety net of friends and family. Thank you all, your pep talks helped more than you think.

I ended up only missing one paycheck before finding work. It turns out that I do have a set of marketable skills. How applicable they are is another story, but now I know they’re at least marketable.

I’ve been at it for two weeks now. Too early to make any real judgements. But so far so good. My head is swimming and I have a lot to learn but I’m enjoying it thus far, which is good.

Standing Around In Parks

“Funny thing about being unemployed, the weekends don’t mean quite so much. ‘Cept you get to hang out with your working friends.” – Primus

It’s been a few weeks now. I’m having trouble filling up my time and at the same time having trouble getting motivated. It seems all too familiar. I have stuffed some fun in there though. A few nights out, a couple of days outside, and a ski trip to Utah.

I had a great weekend that consisted mostly of standing around in parks hitting golf balls, grilling hamburgers, throwing the Frisbee, and flying kites. I purchased one of those two handled stunt kites last summer and took it out for the first time yesterday.

My didgital camera broke 15 days after the expiration on it’s one year warrantee. How do they do that? So you’ll have to go without pictures of my kite. Sorry.

Zoinks

Good god yall’ll. Wassa Shoobidy Doobidy. Woooo. Hoohaa. Jussa lil ole quick update ta letcha knows what’ve been upta.

  • I went to the office holiday party and Zengos. Oh my god that food is good. We needed a good tapas place in Denver.
  • Hung out with Leber at the old (red) haunt.
  • Sang Wings’ “Maybe I’m Amazed” on the Karaoke night at Shamrock. Two people actually left the bar because of my singing and one guy yelled out “Stay away from him!!!”. I shit you not. It made G cry, in a good way. I think it was in a good way.
  • Went to a holiday party at Side Effects (champagne and caviar can make me uncomfortable for several resons).
  • Moved my grandma out of the Alzheimer’s unit and into regular assisted living (great news!!)
  • Ate at Deluxe. It was absolutely scrum-dilly-icious but a bit pricey.
  • Spent an evening boozing it up at the Bannock Street Garage.
  • Worked my ass off till at least 7:00 every single fucking weeknight.
  • Zoinks