The first day of spring break, and I’m out and about around town.  Lunch was downtown at Trios (making Laura tremendously jealous), then I hit my favorite stops – the Map Shop, then Horizon Records. My final stop was Oshman’s Sporting Goods, where I bought a pair of hip waders.  When I got home, I … Continue reading

Another month (or two) has gone by without a post. It’s now the first of April and Spring Break, so I’m spending a few minutes updating things.   I don’t want this to become one of those “abandoned blogs”.  Same excuses apply — too busy or too lazy to update, plus I had about  three-week stint … Continue reading

It’s been a hell of a week.  Our network is finally back in one piece, thanks to Ginger’s work.  I put the finishing touches on a plan to spend over $1.5 million in taxpayer money over the next six months.  The good news is that by August all of my schools will be on Windows … Continue reading


Busy week, and it’s only Tuesday.  the main core switch at one of our schools we down, so they lost connection to the network.  Never realize how dependent on technology you are until it goes away. When Laura finally got home from work, she wanted to go to Coronas for Mexican, then go to the … Continue reading Coronas

Well, I’m sitting again.  This time on the flight back to Atlanta.  There were more sales pitches this morning, then they hustled us out the door with lunch in a bag to head to the airport. Seems like everything is delayed into and out of Atlanta.  Ginger and I were able to get booked onto … Continue reading

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