Monday, January 18, 2010

Too Much Fun

Hey, Special K!  How about a blog post?

Sure, don’t mind if I do.  Can I get it toasted?

That sums up the last two weeks or so for me.  I’ve been busy working on the road, which, in this case, means hanging out in DC during the week and home on the weekends.  Well, that’s not really fun, but it pays for some of the fun.

I got a toaster as my most major Christmas gift this year.  That seems pretty funny that I would get the toaster that I asked for.  I didn’t really ask to get  a toaster for Christmas, but it was just around Christmas time and I mentioned to Dr. K that I’d like to scrap the toaster oven for a real toaster.  I also wasn’t very specific about what I wanted for Christmas gifts, so I got a toaster.

It’s a real nice toaster made by Cuisinart with an LED browning indicator and settings for bagels, thawing, and of course, toast.  Since 12/25, I’ve been toasting every piece of bread that has come near my mouth.  PBJ on toast.  Tuna on toast.  Warm Pop-tarts? O-M-G.

Yes, the podcast ( is still going strong and might even pick up a sponsor.  It would be nice if it would pay for itself.  That means about $750 a year.  I don’t think we will have an problem there, but I’d sure like to see the money in the bank.

I’ve been 3 weeks without poker.  Folks have been busy.  I should get that monkey off my back next weekend.  Until then, we’ll just keep plugging along whistling a happy tune.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Dog Looking for a Poker Game


This is a picture of my dog Fenway who found a prize that he didn’t want to give up, at least not until we agreed on a game and the stakes.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Another Year – Another Trip – Another City

Today I’m off to DC.  Of course I was a bit worried about the situation at the airport, so instead of leaving the house 1.5 hours before the flights departure, I made it 2.5 hours early this time.  As long as the security lines were not a total nightmare I’d get to my flight in plenty of time.  Wouldn’t you know the airport is like a ghost town this morning.  The deck where I normally drive around looking for a spot looks like it’s been closed for a week and only opened this morning.  Where is everybody?  I could understand this if it were the week of Christmas or New Years, but this is a normal week.  Go figure.

The trip to this customer site is getting to be routine.  This is my third trip to this site.  Thought I did bring my GPS, I didn’t bother to print out a map or my hotel reservation.  I hoping and a little afraid that much of this year’s travel will be this way.  Familiarity makes business travel a little more like a long commute than a big deal full of planning and worry that I’ve forgotten something important.  However, it also means that I’m not going anywhere new or exciting.  Come to think of it, I’m a bit worn when it comes to new and exciting places.  Maybe familiar will do just fine.

Since my holidays ended yesterday and the new work year begins today, I’m counting this as the first of the new year.  I count it as a sign of real true happiness to think that I hope the coming year is as good as the last year.  This last 11 have been the best of my life and I sometimes wonder how many more I can string together with Dr. K, a good job, nice house, and dogs who love and amuse me.  I guess I’ll just have to enjoy the ride as long as I can.

Happy New Year, y’all!