I’m trapped.  At 8:30 they put us on a bus and shipped us to the Hewlett-Packard campus.  The sessions have been non-stop each day, with only five-minute breaks between each session. The campus itself is amazing, in a natural setting that is almost totally unrecognizable as a manufacturing facility.  It looks like a wooded office … Continue reading

I’m at 30,000 feet somewhere over Alabama, on my way to Houston, Texas.  Hewlett-Packard is sending me and Ginger Waters to a conference at their expense.  It’s a shame they couldn’t back this up a couple of days and included a couple of tickets to a football game cum strip show.  At least we’re staying … Continue reading

Super Hype

What can I say about the Super Bowl that hasn’t already been discussed ad nauseum in the media?  Janet Jackson flashed a boob on national TV.  So what?  Happens all the time on European TV.    Here’s the “so what”: the boob flash was part of a half-time stunt where Justin Timberlake was supposed to rip … Continue reading Super Hype

Two days and a surprise ice storm later, I’m finally back at work.  Sunday morning we got up with no clue as to what was about to happen.  By chance we watched the forecast, and was surprised to see an ice storm on the way.  We did the emergency milk and bread thing at the … Continue reading

It’s been a great weekend.  It started yesterday morning with a quick round of disc golf at Holmes Park with John and Richard.  Richard actually did very well, for a three-year old.  I had my share of good and bad throws, but the highlights came on hole 1, where I nearly sunk it on the … Continue reading

What a day it’s been!

The day first started with a round of disc golf with John and Richard at Holmes Park.  I made a hole-in-one on the second tee.  I had some other incredible shots, but had an equal share of really crappy shots, too. Laura reminded me that “Whad’Ya Know” was broadcasting from Clemson today.  I had wanted … Continue reading What a day it’s been!

I’ve been listening to Radio Paradise on www.shoutcase.com .  It’s a strange, eclectic mix, but I like it.  Occasionally I’ll listen to the Downtown Spy Channel when I’m playing pool.  It’s got some good ambient beats interspersed with clips from James Bond movies.  Good stuff. Another good site Chip told me about is Albino Black … Continue reading

Sometimes going on vacation does more harm than good, or, at least, plants evil seeds of dissatisfaction and desire.  I now want a boat.  Not a kayak or other paddling thing, but something with a motor.  It doesn’t have to be a yacht, but I want something large enough to be comfortable, powerful enough to … Continue reading

A surprisingly good breakfast for a Hampton Inn, and then we were off.  We stopped by a garden googah place just outside of Georgetown, and found a wonderful selection of yard art.  We just couldn’t leave without a concrete heron.  Go figure. We headed inland from Georgetown toward Sumter, across some of the most desolate … Continue reading

One thing I’ll give MB.  It has some great places to eat breakfast.  Actually, lots of places.  During our meal, we made made our day’s travel plans.  Laura’s goal was to have driven the entire length of the SC coast by the end of this trip, so our plan was to first drive north, then … Continue reading