Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Humor from work

Customer: "I had some work on done on the computer today and now I can't log in."

Me: "What kind of work was done and what do you see on the screen."

Customer: "I'm not sure what they did, but all I see is the Window's logo bouncing around my screen."

Me: "Shake your mouse."

Customer: "Shake my mouse?"

Me: "Yep. I relieves pent up frustration and..."

Customer: In a surprised voice "I'll be damned."

Me: "...has the added benefit of cancelling screen savers."

Customer: "I've never seen that before."

Me: "No worries. That is why we are here. Can I help you with anything else?"

Customer: "Nope that'll do it. Have a great day!"

Me: "You to."

Sometimes the customers are fun to talk to.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Good trips aren't as much fun to write about

I admit it. It just isn’t as much fun writing about a trip that went right.

We went sailing with John and Wendy over the Memorial Day weekend. There were no mishaps. In fact everything went more or less as planned.

We sailed across the Chesapeake Bay and anchored near the cement ships. That night I saw my first wild dolphins.

The next morning I woke up before everyone. I sat on the deck and drank a beer. I drank a beer because there was no coffee and I could. The dolphins swam by (much closer this time).

The cement ships have been converted into break walls and are now homes to millions of birds. I especially like watching the pelicans. They are huge birds and fly so close to the water that you think they will hit it with their wings.

On the return trip the boys trolled off of the back. I kept an eye on them and they almost caught a few fish. We did not have a net so the fish spat the hook as soon as they came out of the water. This was enough to keep the boys entertained for a few hours though. We sailed back with just the main and head sails. We just didn’t have the energy to put the jib up.

It was a great trip. I received a spectacular sunburn. I can not imagine what it would have been like if I had not used sun block. I was so sore the next few days that I did not even want to move. Sailing is hard work, but I’m already looking forward to the next trip.

Thanks John and Wendy.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Dad would be proud

I finally managed to plant a garden. We had to go non-traditional because we live in a townhouse (no real yard).
I drilled holes in the bottom of two 5ft wading pools, filled them with dirt and planted our garden. The plants took nicely and I may have to do it again next year. I call it the spaghetti sauce garden (tomatoes, peppers, onions, and a bunch of herbs).

Here are pictures three weeks after.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I'm back

It has been a busy last month or so. Sorry I have not updated.

My mother visited for a few weeks. Her timing was perfect. The weather was crappy almost the entire time.

We did make a day trip down to North Carolina. We stopped at the Grave Digger (monster truck) garage. Mom picked up a book for my car/truck loving nephew and we got some pictures.
We also hit some of the farmer markets and went out to eat at one of the local breweries.

The highlight of Mom's visit was probably seeing the winner for The Biggest Loser (Season 6) at the Botanical Gardens.

Michelle was very nice. She spoke about losing weight and changing your state of mind. After the presentation she signed autographs and spoke to anyone who approached her. I won't say that Dearth fell in love with her, but he did manage to worm his way into most of the pictures.
We had a great time and we can't wait until Mom can visit again.