Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
We made it home last night, or should I say this morning. (about 1 am) And amazingly so did our luggage.
Kristie and I spent the past two weeks in
We agreed that this time we'd go "cold turkey" without computers, e-mail and other modern distractions. For safety we did keep our cell phones handy, but no web surfing. Honestly it was great.
This morning I found 372 messages in my e-mail box. Some are subscriptions to news services and of course a small few are from actual people. But most are spam. Junk mail.
After I weed out the chaff I'll reply to every one as soon as I can. And of course I'll be posting our travel adventures here.
In the meantime I'll close today by saying.
Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home;
"Home, Sweet Home" by John Howard Payne
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
It's Masters week.
The crowds are unbelievable. You have to hold a highly sought after reservation just to fly your plane into the airports there. Forget parking it. Hotels are booked solid for miles. It's a big deal.
Even though Anderson is 70 miles by air and 95 driving miles from Augusta Georgia where it is hosted we get a lot of business jet traffic during the final rounds. Today was no exception.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Million dollar coffee.
Here is a story to keep in mind while drinking coffee near your computer. This actually happened.
During its approach to
After landing safely, maintenance changed the units involved and sent the plane back out for another flight that afternoon. Following a trouble free preflight, the aircraft departed
After cleanup and replacement of the parts, the plane which now had been out of service five days was once again placed into flight rotation. The estimated cost of the whole ordeal including lost time and revenue was over $985,000.
That is one expensive cup of bad coffee.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Growing up in my house I thought Sunday naps were Biblical or something near it. You know kinda like an eleventh commandment. 'Thou Shalt snooze after Dinner'. Maybe that scripture is located in the book of First Hesitations chapter 13.
If that is the case then I am getting better with age.
Sunday, April 06, 2008
Saturday, April 05, 2008
My fingers are finally warm enough to type again. I got to travel to
But it was COLD and misty all over the southeast and in
Friday, April 04, 2008
"Leatherheads" opens today The romantic comedy which was filmed in and around Anderson, makes it’s debut at the movies. Will I see myself or landmarks I know? The Calhoun Historic Lofts were the main area filmed in town. Also scenes were filmed in Greenville including Westin Poinsett Hotel. "Leatherheads" stars George Clooney and Renee Zellweger a film about pro football set in 1926 when unlike college, pro ball was like mudwrestling --- dirty and sleazy. It’s about guys who never practiced but got together once a week to “play”. Which is actually to say they got together at $50 a game, to fight and beat each other into submission. Any for the past months movie star sightings have been frequent and the community has been abuzz. Remember learned about it here first.
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Last night Kristie and I attended the Anderson University Playhouse’s production of “Steel Magnolias”. The Belk Theater was turned into Truvy’s. But it is really much more than a
This play was perfectly cast and they did a splendid job. Each character was engaging and before long I was truly part of the story they were telling. Laughing and yes even crying just a little.
The drama team pulled all the stops and truly created a memorable production.
We had a great time. You should try to see a play there sometime.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Writing a serious blog or anything else on April first is hard. Unless the writing is of a silly nature.
This is April Fools day. A day where we run amok playing jokes on friends, family and collogues.
For me today is one of the most exciting of the year. I get a free pass to be silly all day long. Some would argue just like the other 364 days of a year.
Today is also a day of remembrance for me. One of my best friends was born today. Don passed away a little over a year ago and I miss hearing from him. So his memories are on my mind. I think the good part of that is the privileged I had to become closer with his daughter and her family. That has been a great blessing.
I have another birthday blessing on this day. Lincoln Edward Dooley (LED is what I call him) was born one year ago this morning. Happy Birthday little man.
I hope you all enjoy a happy April Fools day.
Did you fall for any pranks yet?