Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Day After the Circus Came To Town

Took these shots from my car on my way home from work today, while waiting for the Plainfield light to change. I imagine the Prez didn't have to wait the usual 5 minutes when he was here.

Fortunately, the famously exploding Edison gas main held tight for the occasion, but I still think the Prez was taking an awfully big chance by coming here, because ...

The Tastee Sub Shop is within yards of the locations of at least 2 recent gas main explosions. I even blogged about the last one which was on Jan 18th, 2010:
What is it about Edison and Gas Main Explosions? .

FYI - The Tastee Sub Shop is 1.6 miles from my home, but I was at work yesterday.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Song With the Word "Dream" In It

At the balloon festival, I was a contestant in a trivia game.

One of the questions I buzzed in on was, “Sing a Song That Has the Word Dream in It.” I thought I could get away with naming the title, but no…, I had to sing it.

I gave “Daydream Believer” as the song name, but, I realized later, the song I started muttering was “Eternal Flame.” No wonder I couldn’t figure out where the words "Daydream Believer" fit into it.

Somehow they let me have the point, but I would have been embarrassed had I won the game with sort of a not kosher answer. Even though "Eternal Flame" has the word "Dream" in it also.

But I would have been even more embarrassed had I lost to this group in what would have been a version of “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader.”

Anyway I have been singing "California Dream'n" all week.

If you can think of any other song containing the word "Dream", feel free to post it to the comments section. I won't even make you sing.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wedding Singer

Wedding Singer take 1

Wedding Singer take 2

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dwee !!!

I found this adorable little guy looking for seeds that had fallen from the bird feeder ...

My Pi wasn't on a business trip so I couldn't keep him as a pet.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Keeping Cool

Some of you may remember this post from last summer:

The Sweatshop, Circa 2009 :

Well that was then. This is now. A portable air conditioner with a vent.

But there are no windows that open where I work ...

So yesterday, it was vented this way,

Today was vented this way:

Both days, venting into:

Which brought the temp in that room way up...

After which this sign was posted on the door to the room:


How was it it my room? Well, ... I seriously thought of putting on a sweater, but didn't want to be a show off.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Stupid Sign

Couldn't they have just said, "No Admittance", or something like that?

Instead this version of "Nyah, nyah!! Too bad, you missed it!!"