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.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Shootist (Dot Net)

Here is a link to a blog written by Gordon Hutchinson. He was my instructor this past Saturday for my Concealed Carry Permit Class. The man can tell a story.

Friday, January 23, 2009

OFFICE SPACE 10 Year Reunion

Man I wish I was closer to Austin.

"In celebration of the film's 10th anniversary, Fox Home Entertainment will be releasing the film on Blu-Ray DVD on Tuesday, February 3rd. That following Sunday, February 8th, South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival (SXSW) and Fantastic Fest will co-present the ultimate OFFICE SPACE screening at the legendary Paramount Theater in Austin, TX, where OFFICE SPACE was filmed. This one-time only screening event will take place at 8:00 PM and will include special appearances by writer/director Mike Judge and members of the cast and crew to be announced. Additionally, there will be exclusive giveaways courtesy of Fox Home Entertainment, and co-presenters SXSW and Fantastic Fest have promised special OFFICE SPACE activities before and after the screening. If you are a poorly functioning office fax machine, however, you may want to avoid the festivities entirely."

I wonder if they'll be able to get Jennifer Anniston to show up?

Friday, January 09, 2009

Salmonella Outbreak

I had posted on my Facebook page about a bout of food poisoning I developed during my last trip to Atlanta the week of December 1. I found this in the news today:

Link here.

As of Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 388 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 42 states. Among the 372 persons with dates available, illnesses began between September 3 and December 29, 2008, with most illnesses beginning after October 1, 2008. Patients range in age from <1 to 103 years; 48% are female. Among persons with available information,18% were hospitalized.

Georgia is one of the states that is significantly affected. Oh well. At least I now know what it was.

Thursday, January 01, 2009