Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Another Long Weekend
... has been successfully complete. We made two days trips to visit extended family. Wii played quite a few rounds of bowling, baseball, golf, boxing, and tennis. (My shoulder is sore). And we probably ate too many goodies.

This weekend I managed to get the trailing arms for the GMC sandblasted. Progress is good. Hopefully I will get them painted next weekend.

Back to work tomorrow.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Good Advice

I finally took the advice a college professor gave me 16 years ago. The good doctor's advice was "Learn to weld." Today I signed up for a 15 week, one night per week, welding course.

His motivation was completely different than mine. He was sick of academia. Mine is hobby related. Per Dr. P., welder's make more than college professors. I am not sure if that is entirely true.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Yesterday morning I drove the little Zoom-zoom to work. I left the house, driving with the top down and wearing a jacket. As I drove along, the weather forecast on the radio announced the current temperature was 65. Nice!

About an hour later I decided to raise the door on the loading dock. The weather was still beautiful, though off to the west I could see some dark clouds and a complete semi-circle of a rainbow. At one end was an old Mazda Rx-7. At the other end I am sure there was a McDonald's. The view was fabulous over the light-industrial landscape. Fifteen minutes later a light rain began to fall.

A half hour later, one of my co-workers pressed the button to lower the door. It had gotten freakin' cold outside.

The contraction of the day is 'willn't'. Example usage: He shan't get full credit ifin' he continues to use the word won't when he means the word willn't.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

I Have More Friends Now

I have been writing a lot lately, just not for you benefit. The two classes I took this semester required a lot of time writing. I am pleased to announce this evening I attended my final class for the semester. I expect I got decent marks in both classes but I shan't know for a week.

When was the last time you saw that contraction? Yeah, yeah. Shan't, sha'n't, sha'nt.

I have been getting several friend request per week on MySpace. Most days, at least one. I must be very popular. Either that or MySpace is a gigantic generator of pr0n spam. Yes it it true, MySpace is completely worthless.

I received mail today with the Winter/Spring evening class schedule for the local vocational school. It is my intention to sign up for a welding class. Registration begins Monday.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

That last post was a lot longer in my head. After hitting publish I realized I left out a lot of details I meant to include. Unfortunately I am not feeling 100% and don't have the patience/fortitude to fill in the details.
We took a trip down to Auburn this weekend for a wedding. After the ceremony, we had the opportunity to walk around campus a little bit. I was amazed at how much had changed.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Sunday, December 02, 2007

I drove over to Elgin today to swap rusty parts with a guy from the online truck forums. I enjoyed spending a little time talking to someone who shared a passion for these rusty old trucks.

Tomorrow is Ginger's Birthday. We celebrated it today because she will be working a long day tomorrow. We enjoyed a nice dinner out a Macaroni Grill. Later we will be having Chocolate cake.

Just for the record, I did not see grilled macaroni on the menu anywhere.