Pearls Before Swine

I almost never read the Sunday comics any more. However, today I discovered the author of “Pearls Before Swine” (Stephen Pastis) has an awesomely funny blog site. It also happens to be a WordPress site, which makes it ever awesomer. Enjoy.

Exercise

Exercise
The main thing about getting and staying in shape is that you have to do it. Back when I was at Starbucks I took advantage of the generous offer they made to employees; they provided membership and coaching at a fitness organization. I was probably in the best shape of my life at that point. ...

Site Migration

Site Migration
Today I moved this site to a new host. That’s pretty cool.

Comcast : Competition May Be Coming

I’m a Comcast subscriber and have made a few postings lamenting the state of their service, including Comcast, You Need Competition As noted in recent online articles from TechCrunch and AppleInsider, there may actually be a competitor coming. It’s not that I wish Comcast any ill will. They simply provide a service without enough competition or choice, ...

Swineproof

I just returned from getting my H1N1 innoculation. This particular vaccine contains a virus that is “genetically altered”. Mutant DNA = HELLO SUPERPOWERS!

Why My Job Rocks

Why My Job Rocks
I happen to really enjoy what I do for a living, both behind the desk and behind the guitar. My day job rocks because It’s stimulating I’m regularly challenged by new projects, many of which require novel solutions I work with smart, funny people My boss is awesomeness embodied Oh, and playing music rocks too. ...

Lap #46 Complete

Shortly after midnight last night I decided to pour myself a shot of single malt and take in the view. Having arrived at the age of 46 I have nothing to add to the millenia of accumulated human wisdom. However, of some things I am certain: I am blessed with good health. The thing about ...

Some Thoughts On Injury And Recovery (Playing On A Busted Finger…) 1

Some Thoughts On Injury And Recovery (Playing On A Busted Finger...)
Last Sunday I injured the pinky finger on my left hand, which led to a doctor’s office visit for xrays and a tetanus shot. The good news is that I’ll be able to play the Saturday evening gig with Dudley Manlove Quartet, just with a bit of pain. I’m planning to tape the knuckle to ...

Hollywood Nights

I’m currently traveling on business and am staying in North Hollywood. As one might expect, it’s warm here and there is a lot going on. I arrived late last night and drove in from LAX. My hotel is in “Universal City”, which is on the big hill where Universal Studios is located. When I checked ...

The Tiki Humidor : Stogies Under Cedar

The Tiki Humidor : Stogies Under Cedar
In our basement we have put together a fairly classic Tiki Lounge. We went with that theme simply because it seemed like the appropriate use of the space. I mean, the place was basically screaming TIKI LOUNGE at us. Among the amenities offered herein is a reasonable selection of liquid consumables, and tucked away under the bar ...