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The Barrel

Sorry Preacher, but the only good thing at Cracker Barrel thusfar is the Mellow Yellow and Biscuits. As of today, I have been there twice and have not really liked the meals. Maybe I should not have had the pancakes, but I had heard good things but was dissappointed. Dennys and McDonalds are way better!

Wallbangers would have been so much better and we almost ended up there because it was taking forever to get seated!

Disconnected

Came home yesterday to no Internet! Oops.

“Borrowing” the neighbors wifi though. shhhh
Pretty uneventful day today but at least I did not have to go to work. Almost did though!
I was, however, watching a movie with Nicolas Cage earlier, Bangkok Dangerous, and I found myself asking myself “why do they give this guy weird hairdoes in these movies!The last time I seen this guy with normal hair is in Family Man. It made me think of the following Photochopped picture I saw once:

On The Road Again

Got the Corvette out of the shop today. She has been in there for well over a month. She had water in the motor 🙁

She would have been out of there sooner had I not lost an envelop with 600 dollars in it that was supposed to be used for buying the parts and paying for the labor. Hopefully, whomever found it used it for something good since it was around Christmas time when I lost it.
Shortly after I picked her up, Rob called to ask me how she was running and I said the same, but after driving her all the way back home I changed my mind. I am not sure if it is because I have not driven her in awhile or if there is something wrong with her, but she runs different and I think I hear an exhaust leak at accleration. Either that, or she’s misfiring a little. Will have to seek a second opinion.
Either way, I am glad to have her back home.

The Red Eye

As I write this, my left eye is a tad bit bloodshot. I don’t think I have ever had the Pink Eye so I am not sure if that is what it is, you dig? I didn’t feel any discomfort until I started looking at the computer screen.

Well, as reported yesterday, today I moved in to the new office, on the east side. They put the furniture in, arranged by the help of Adri, and I got the computer online. So getting the phone working, and getting some of other junk in there is left to do. Hardly had any time today for all that. 
I only sat there for about thirty minutes at the end of the day and its alright, definitely a lot more traffic in that area and no more private restroom! 
I think I will walk on over to that other restroom when I need to 😉

Moving

Been shuffling people around at work. Moving thier PCs and phones. 

Tomorrow is the big move. I am switching offices for the third time in the five years I have been there. I am going to miss the office I am at now. It’s in a corner and I see very little foot traffic. It can be so quiet that I can hear the sound of my hard drive clock ticking. 
The new office has it’s benefits though. It is near a side entrance so I can make my escape! I just need to find my office keys. I think they are in the vette which is in the shop. 
I think that is the only benefit actually! 

How Did They Do That

I love me a good movie. I take that back, I love me a GREAT movie. 

We live in time where people can do some awesome things with movie editing but more importantly we live in a time where people are writing some great stories, books, and even movie scripts. 
Tonight I saw “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and I constantly kept asking myself How did they do that? Not only with the special effects but with the story telling. How do they come up with that stuff?
Maybe one day I will write the great american novel! (i guess i’d have to read novels to write them huh?)

Shock

This evening at church the ambulance had to be called for one of the teens who was having trouble breathing. The whole church was outside waiting on the ambulance and I stood off to the side just watching and thinking. I started to feel bad for the parents of the teen. They don’t come to church with him, yet, so we had to call them to tell them what was going on. 

I was hoping they would get there before the ambulance did because the scene of the ambulance and thier son in a stretcher would probably be a shock to thier system. It didn’t happen the way I wanted it to. The ambulance got there first and sure enough, as soon as his family got there the mother, I believe, was ready to jump out of the truck before it even parked. It made me sad and it made me think of my mom when I was in a pretty bad accident. 
I remember seeing the truck coming out of the intersection, hitting the brakes, and then all of a sudden I couldn’t get out of the car. The driver door was jammed. So I decided to go out the passenger side. As I went over the center console, I had to tilt my head forward, because there isn’t much space in a Corvette to jump over like that, and the blood started to flow from the gash in my forehead. As soon as I got out, some lady in scrubs told me to sit down and lay back. 
Almost in a flash, it seems, my mother was on the scene bawling, crying, and screaming. I can only imagine the scene she must’ve seen; an ambulance, a firetruck, my Corvette in ruins, and me on the floor covered in blood. 
That must’ve been a total shock.
This HERE is the 84 Corvette: before and after. 

Checkers Mate

Some people may look at Juan and see a mean ogre but the guy has a soft spot as well.

While enjoying fellowship at Grammas house on New Years Day, I captured Juan and his mini-me, David, playing a few rounds of Checkers.

I thought I would share this lighter-side of Juan with you all that don’t get to see it that often.

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