It’s time for a roadtrip to Abilene to hang with my closest friends and select a recipient for a scholarship which honors the namesake of my first born. Oh, and to eat some damn fine barbecue.
We ain’t having typical Texas weather as of late.
One major reason for a lack of blogging this week is a lack of Internet service at GeedingManor. Considering I work from home, that was a major issue for me. Funny thing, but the reason for the Internet trouble was one of my DirecTV DVRs. It took me replacing my modem and router, two calls to Time Warner, a visit by a Time Warner technician, and two visits by a DirecTV rep to figure it all out. Thankfully I kept my receipts.
One of those DirecTV reps told me he was an immigrant from Cuba, and he stated he recently worked a service call at Deion Sanders’ house. Primetime wasn’t there, but his soon to be ex-wife was there, and he said that mansion has a total of 32 DVRs.
The Amber Alerts going off on my phone yesterday sure did scare the heck out of me. I guess there was new legislation passed that I somehow missed and now we get a warning sent to our mobile phones. I had to quickly change the settings.
I had a moment of weakness and basically ate a whole pizza last night. And now I’m gonna gorge on some barbecue tonight, so next week it’s back on the healthy horse again.
When I called in that pizza order I could tell it was the very first order this teenager ever took. The poor thing was nervous and had no manner, but hey, we all gotta start somewhere and learn from those experiences.
When my kids get sick, I freak out. Not for their safety or anything, but WifeGeeding uses a thermometer that looks like a pregnancy test, and when I find it laying around, I think it’s her way of surprising me.
A nice picture of President Obama stepping off Marine One while in Dallas.
I was talking to a high school kid named Hudson, he got his name because his parents grew up on opposing sides of the Hudson River. That’s a pretty neat story behind his name me thinks.
I have a friend who lived in NYC that named his dog Sir Henry Hudson, now his kids are starring in a Discount Tire commercial.
My parents gave me my name because they wanted to find a name that didn’t have a nickname associated with it. Funny thing, but I always wanted a nickname.
There’s a popular email forward going around that states Charles Darwin wrote the following in the introduction to Origin of the Species, “I see no good reason why the views given in this volume should shock the religious feelings of anyone.” I have a habit of trying to verify this sort of stuff, and it’s partly true. It was written in the conclusion, not the introduction.