Modern Day Bully

Modern Day Bully

I guess people will always find some way to compete.

The Wow?

These guys are supposed to be telling us about the Wow of Vista. Why do they look so sad? No smiles, no happy looks. It looks more like a funeral than anything. So when does the "Wow" start?

I hope that Christians don't look like this when we talk about the wow of an awesome God.


Expensive Mistake - Part II

My brother asked for some pics of the construction going on. My window at work has a great view of what’s happening, but we can’t have cameras in the workplace. So today I took the truck (instead of the motorcycle) to work so I could leave the camera in the truck. I took some pics from the top of our 7 story parking structure. Not the best vantage point, but it will have to do. I hope you appreciate the effort of me leaving the motorcycle home to take the truck for this – that was quite a sacrifice on my part. Just pointing that out...

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This first pic is from the most recently finished foundation. They are packing the dirt back around the cement. This piece of cement is probably about 5 or 6 feet thick and fairly good sized as you can see from the equipment and the person in the pic.

This is the first foundation and they have started building the pillars that will support the building.

This is the foundation that they poured, packed the dirt around and then determined it was not correct. This is, or was, a large piece of cement, as you can tell from the equipment.

Here is a close up of one of the workers so you can get some idea of the scale of this.

I’m glad I’m not paying for this goof up. Yea, we all make them, but this one is a hum-dinger.


Expensive Mistake

Regular readers will know that they tore down the building next to my work place and they are building a 16 story condo. It's been great fun to watch them start the building process. People regularly stop by my office and we try to guess what the workers are doing.

The workers spent quite a bit of time digging huge holes and building the forms for the foundations. There are three different foundations. They look like they will be support for the main pillars in the new building. Each foundation looks like it's about 6 to 8 feet thick and full of rebar. They are quite impressively built.

Yesterday, the big jackhammer that they used to demo the old building showed up and they started breaking up one of the new foundations. I don't know what is wrong with it, but something obviously is.

Seems like a pretty expensive mistake to me. I wonder if the price of the condos just went up?


Don't Forget

Famous last words - Don't forget. There's to much to do. To much to remember. Here's a little site that can help. You can schedule a text message to a mobile phone. Now you won't forget. You can also help your friends remember.

Oh yea, did I mention it's free?!

Oh, Don't Forget


Feeling Alone???

So you don't have a buddy to play the second guitar in your duet - then just play it yourself! Stick a spoon in your mouth and play the slide part while you play the rhythm.

Warning! This could cut seriously into your cool factor -- if you're worried about such things.



Introducing the Ford Airstream Concept. For all it's weirdness, I kind of like it.

I wonder if they will ever really make one. I'm still waiting for my butler robot and flying car from the Jetsons.

More details (& pics) here