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Tue
31
May '11

8 Hours At The Airport.

All For Reno.

Up at 4:30, even before my alarm. Considering how late I went to be, not pleasant. By 6am I had the car parked at MasterPark, bags checked, through security and into the Board Room for my usual pre-trip nosh. Got to the gate around 7 to find an offer I couldn’t refuse: take a later […]

Mon
30
May '11

ClearWire SUCKS!

The promise of “the tower will be fixed within 24 hours” turns out to be patently false. For most of today my connection has been up about 20 minutes out of every two hours. I bit the bullet and signed on with Qwest-CenturyLink for their 7mbps service after enduring a connection from ClearWire that has […]

Sun
29
May '11

Delhi Belly Day.

No sure what’s up with my gut today, other than it’s not happy. All I want to do is lay around, and the gathering isn’t the most conducive place to do that. I want my warm bed, to that’s where I head around nine this morning. By 1pm I’ve popped my head back above the […]

Sat
28
May '11

Off To Another Gathering.

At Least For A Bit.

More last minute printing while packing for ??? number of nights away. I was delayed because my internet provider, ClearWire has my internet connection bouncing up and down like the bedsprings under a hooker. When I finally got out the door with the top down it was after noon, and by the time I was […]

Fri
27
May '11

A Full Friday.

The meeting was planned for 12:30 ran until 3pm, but at least it included BBQ and wine for lunch! Ask to be a Queen, and you are… Thanks Susan. The rest of the afternoon and evening was spent finishing printing the announcement for the Summer Breitenbush Gathering. Should you want to go, here is the […]

Thu
26
May '11

Dinner With Me, Myself, And I.

A Full Table.

Work during the day… you have to love inhaling 3M Products that have a huge VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) content. The test will be ready to truss up on Saturday, and then mail off. Still working on cleaning stuff out of the office, well, I got one box out today. One a day for the […]

Wed
25
May '11

Dinner Gone Good.

A pleasant surprise today when Swanda asked me over for dinner — it had been too long, but with each other’s travel schedule, not all that surprising. A lovely meal of Copper River Salmon (the first of the season for me), baked potatoes, chive flower challah, and a nice green salad washed down with a bottle […]

Tue
24
May '11

Another Dinner Party Gone Bad.

Nothing like spending a sunny day in the yard — working. I finished the mowing that I started last night after dinner. Add getting out the weed whacker to do the edges and then the blower to blow off the sidewalk — it’s actually looking pretty good. To me it’s humorous that the person who was supposed […]

Mon
23
May '11

Faerie Camp. Day Four.

The Finale!

I am rooming with a Rhino. A sweet Rhino, but a Rhino none the less. Clueless would be another phrase. If folks are sleeping, maybe you might want to not let the cabin door just bang on its hydraulic closer, or maybe change your clothes at the end of your bed rather than slamming against […]

Sun
22
May '11

Faerie Camp, Day Three.

Bacon, waffles, hot strawberries, whipped cream for breakfast. Who knows what I will weigh when I get home. Did the shower thingee after breakfast, using the shirt from the first day as a towel. Roughing it in the woods. And the aforementioned (well, yesterday) Heart Circle from 10:30-12:30 or for me… I made it until […]

Sat
21
May '11

Faerie Camp, Day Two.

The sunshine of yesterday has been replaced by liquid sunshine… no wait, overcast and drizzle is really what it is. Wow, this really isn’t Breitenbush (home of the gathering that I have most often gone to). Breakfast is scrambled eggs, sausage (with real pork in it), hash browns and fruit salad… and COFFEE. And tons […]

Fri
20
May '11

The Things You Forget – Day One Faerie Camp.

Erick was supposed to be early… but a dome light left on left him to arrive to do the lawn well after I’d left for Canadaland. Good thing there is a combo lock on the side gate and a key box by the back door. Having left the house at a little before eleven, with […]

Thu
19
May '11

Uncle Markie Goes All Butch.

Early to bed, early to rise, it might be that three hour difference that my body is feeling. Early text to Surf Betty, he left his list of measurements for my martini glasses and pilsners that he blew 20+ years ago, brought him by early before work. Then deal with all the email, the news, […]

Wed
18
May '11

Edisto Island, Charlotte, Newark, Seattle.

Even though the flight isn’t until a little after 12pm, being a little over an hour from the airport makes for an early morning. Charlotte to Newark = hour late leaving, hour late getting in, I originally had a 2.5 hour layover, so no problem. Newark to Seattle = no upgrade, but the seat next […]

Tue
17
May '11

Edisto Island.

The Saga Continues.

I love travelling with these folks. It’s like we are all in leisure mode which we are. Some of the Spanish Moss that hangs around the trees here: And Eric’s private elevator with three stops (garage, 1st floor, ladies lingerie): Our dinner tonight (bacon wrapped pork tenderloin): And the timed dinner shot: All the fun […]

Mon
16
May '11

Full Day In Edisto Island.

We have goals today: Breakfast Reading Blogging Writing Postcards Brown Liquid Run (booze) Sightseeing Dinner Movie Mission accomplished, though to broil the steaks we had to use another Kondo Kooking(TM) trick. No broiler pan was provided so my idea was to lay them across a bunch of forks. Not a bad way to make do […]

Sun
15
May '11

Charleston To Edisto Island.

Wake-up call for 8am. That means I got 7 hours sleep. Crawled back into yesterday’s clothes and it shows. Went downstairs for the complimentary “hot breakfast” and was amazed to find that it really was a hot breakfast. Waffles if you wanted to make them, eggs that were oddly bland even with obvious burnt marked […]

Sat
14
May '11

In The Air Again.

Out of the house, UPS box in the mail, to the apartment and onto the Light Rail to the airport and all checked in and through security by 10:45 in the morning. Not bad considering there were only two lines at security open and one of the woman in front of me was TRULY clueless. […]

Fri
13
May '11

Friday The 13th.

And Who Got Lucky?

Nothing starts a day like a Depot Dog (a German Sausage from Home Depot) while picking up new washing machine hoses. The old ones had these spill stop valves in them, that, was stopping ALL the water flow. Not much fun installing them when my middle finger on my right hand has a huge gouge […]

Thu
12
May '11

Homo Alono.

My own bed. My own schedule. The joy of it. The joy of a couple of people free days. Couple of eggs with toast for breakfast, garlic chicken and phud thai for lunch, the leftovers from lunch for dinner. Pick up a package, try and make it fit in the computer, get a return tag, […]