A light, airy, effervescent, blog of grave consequence. (NOT!) Dedicated to those of us who must respond to negative stimuli by Chernobyling (entombing in concrete) our innermost thoughts.

Location: Slaughter, Louisiana, United States

A semi-gruntled corporate reliability engineer trying to make ends meet while keeping my wife happy, and myself out of the asylum.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Pupster at Steiner Ranch

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Guess Where I Am.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

30 on tap

Old Chicago.

Monday, June 23, 2008

On the Road Again

At BTR heading for Green Bay to check on some stuff for work.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Would this bug you?

Found this "little" guy in a rather unhappy state on the front porch today. He's about 5" across from tip to tip. (And missing half of his tail.)

No electronic fiddling with this one. It is just as exported from the raw data.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Which one is better on your monitor?


More photographic screwing around


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Old Memories...

Some final thoughts about my 4200 miles in seven days.

I was the least experienced rider on the trip. I knew we would be going places that "normal" people wouldn't usually go on horseback, let alone 500# motorcycles, so I prepared for it. I even purchased a policy from MedJet Assist in case I ended up in the hospital.

Turns out I was the only one who made it out basically unscathed. Luckily the injuries and damage were relatively minor, but they got me thinking none-the-less.

How had I, typically the crasher of any bunch I'm riding with, get through this stuff as well as I did?

I know I had many people praying for me during the trip. I'm sure that was it. Maybe, though, I had a guardian angel who knew me better than most as well.

I listen to XM Bluegrass exclusively, while I'm riding long distances. They have a fairly standard playlist and rarely play strange stuff unless it's during one of their specials.

As I was beginning my trip home, and just crossing out of Nevada into Arizona when "Old Memory" by The Gibson Bothers came on. I've probably listened to 500 hours of XM Bluegrass while riding my bike and have never heard that song played.

For those who don't remember, that was the song upon which I based my Eulogy song for Kent Schnable. Link here.

It was hard to see for a few miles owing to the rush of memories that the song brought back, but it again made me realize how wonderful this life is and the people with whom we share it.

Thanks again, Kent.

Friday, June 06, 2008


Thursday, June 05, 2008

Learning to actually use my Digital SLR

Been finally learning how to use the aperture, exposure and various focus settings on my Canon D350XTi. Also learned how to shoot the raw data and use the computer to modify it rather than relying on some algorithm in the camera to convert and compress the picture into something usable. It's going slowly, but here is what I think is decent picture.


Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Final Ride Report


The true after-ride report starts at about post #61.