Archive for September, 2013


Starbucks randomly displays advertising that you are forced to endure before accessing their “free” wifi.  Very rarely is it for something that I might even remotely be interested in or willing to try.  This time it is for Citibank, which is a company that I would never willingly do business with.

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I guess I can thank them for paying for the free wifi, I guess…  Another online forced advertising fail because they are not reaching their intended audience.

Placerville

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So I had to drive to Pollock Pines for a job and on the way home I stopped in Placerville to take pictures at this place and to pee. Unfortunately they would not let me pee because I was not a customer and have noq ensured that I never will be.

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So the end of summer is nigh.  It rained yesterday and today there was snow on the tops of the Sierra mountains. Haplo and Kethry were playing outside, Kethry was writing a song called Zombies Get off my lawn. Haplo was annoying her and commenting on the smell of the neighbor’s bbq……

Cancer….

So, I am no stranger to cancer, having had a girlfriend develop a lump in her breast and at the same time she was diagnosed with breast cancer she was also diagnosed with Lupus.  So I understand how devastating this diagnosis is and when my friend told me that his wife had recently been diagnosed, it sent me reeling.  What do you say to your friend?  I’m sorry sounds so damn contrite.  So I simply said, anything you or her need, anytime, day or night and I will be there for you.  This is the kind of friend I am, the kind of friend I will continue to be even when people I have treated this way decide not to treat me this way because this is the kind of person I want to be, this is how I want my friends and family to remember me.

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This is me sitting in the Student Center at ARC doing homework, writing this blog and restoring data.  It is kind of funny to me that there are so few students here on Fridays and that there are so few classes here on Fridays.  Here’s to a good weekend.