Sunday, February 15, 2009

Another of my most favorite songs.

And again, like my first post, what better setting? Just Beautiful.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Windows 7

My best fried, Gabe Frost, who is now a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft was interviewed by This site caters to following innovation within the Microsoft products. In the following video Gabe shows the "play to" feature available in Windows 7 (The OS coming next after Vista). Now excuse me as I get up to go start the music on my living room stereo.

Monday, January 5, 2009


We each know different things from our past to bring into the present.Never, for one moment think of yourself anything less than my equal. . . or anyone else for that matter.In my opinion materiality, knowledge, income, does not define us as being more than or less than another. Our being manifested through our morals and our ethics are the two tools I use to define if I am better or “need improvement” in comparison to another. Consequently I have a lot of room for improvement when I compare myself to my Dad, and have come a long way when comparing myself to some of my peers. Either way, it’s simply where we are. . .
Where we are is a state of being, not unrest. That is so easy to say yet sometimes completely intangible to feel.

As an atheist I do not believe in the existance of God or Allah. I do, however, find peace when I am engaged with people, or myself in everything enjoyable.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Have a pesticide, I mean coke, and a smile!

I have got to try that on our roses this next spring. Sounds like a real winner, I mean loser!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The new problem

All of a sudon we see a massive influx of fraud news, from local to Federal.
Local: Thurston County prosecutors will decide whether to charge nine state troopers with theft for allegedly using fake diplomas to get pay raises
Local: Port CEO Tay Yoshitani announced at a Tuesday news conference that he has accepted the resignations of third runway project manager John Rothnie and construction services general manager Larry McFadden.
Governor arrested: Charges tried to sell a seat in the US Senate.
Guys, what does this add up to. . .. . . ?

Darcy and our Xmas Party (Perspective gained)

Darcy joined me for my work Xmas party this last weekend. We had a great time bowling. It was at ACME Bowling in South Center. Yes, I know, the name sucks, but the “alley” is great. There were refreshments in the back and we really enjoyed ourselves. That said.
I was surprised at how many did not bowl. The theme and venue was a bowling alley. Don’t get me wrong, a number of people did. However, we are computer consultants, a predominately male dominated area. Most of the women and a few of the guys did not bowl. I was surprised at this. How could one show up to a bowling alley and not knock back a few pins? I was amazed at what I saw, or didn’t see.
Don’t get me wrong, I think the crew I work with is not a bad group. However, hardly any women bothered to attempt to bowl and those who did looked like frail uncoordinated derelicts that previously lived on a world with a MUCH different sense of gravity than ours.
I am a tough, arrogant son of a bitch. I like a tough woman. I like a woman who smiles in the face of hardship. A woman who works hard when the chips are down, who laughs just as hard when the cold humor of life strikes a verse of Murphy’s Law. It’s not easy dealing with my arrogance. Some just smile, others walk away . . . and in the mix of that I found someone who can dismiss my ego as the hot air it is.
Anyway, back on topic. . .
We have had our good times, our bad times, our very bad times. As I looked around our Xmas party I realized that this (my wife) is the only woman who isn’t stuck in her self-conscious “shell”. For God sakes it’s just bowling. My bad . . . sorry . . . . . let me rephrase that. It humbles me to think of how fearful people are of failure, of looking bad, and how their peers will see them.
I saw my wife being great, and having a great time. She made me realize why I love her. Darcy gets out there and plays. There are those who sit in the stands and watch and there are those who get out on the field. Darcy was “one of the guys” on our Xmas party and this week I have received numerous compliments on how they enjoyed her company.
Darcy; I know you don’t like your current weight and so on and so forth. However, just reflect on the most important thing you can have, which you do, and this is attitude. Yours is very powerful and when directed, has gone and will continue to go through anything in your way.

Sunday, December 7, 2008