Thursday, August 31, 2006

Wild Oats (8/29/06)

Well, I am not sowing any wild oats, but I am sure enjoying them. Oh, I guess I should specify that Wild Oats is a group in Tennessee that played at the opening of the Dixie Stampede dinner show. The music was fun, upbeat, Bluegrass music played by this great group. Just before the many guests were allowed to enter the main arena for the primary attraction, I had an opportunity to purchase one of their albums on CD. Everyone had the chance to also get the autographs of the group. As you can see, I took the opportunity to get their signatures. I don’t usually get a chance (or take the chance) to get autographs but with the initial impression I may not get to go back and get this privilege of an autograph, I did. As I am composing this entry, I have my newly acquired CD playing in the background. It has several popular songs such as Sweet Home Alabama, Duelin’ Banjos, and even East Bound and Down. It also has some well known Hymns as well. Most of these are instrumental except for Jesus Hold My Hand. Altogether, it is a well spent investment.
As I am typing this, I am hearing the claps of thunder from a nearby thunder-cell that is approaching. I do admit I am hoping to see a REAL thunderstorm that outclasses our storms in Alaska, as these southern storms tend to do. Everyone is keeping a close watch on the weather for none of us (especially the soon to be bride and groom) want bad weather for Saturday’s wedding.
Well I should wrap this up for now, but before I go, I trust you will take note that I have managed to add some additional friends to my link page. Keep in touch!


Monday, August 28, 2006

Greetings from NC!

Well here I am. I can now say I have been to the east coast for the first time in my life. I do admit that I am really happy to be here. The country and mountains are such a wonderful place. The mornings are cool and foggy, and the humming birds are busily about their feeding on the pepper, strawberry and birdhouse feeders. After some observation, I is interesting to see that these shy birds tend to like an audience near these feeders. First thing in the morning, there may be at least 3 birds, but as time progresses, and as their audience grows, there can be up to 5 or 7 of these busy birds fighting over the feeders. It is also funny to watch the lone bee fend off the birds so he can get his share of sugar water as well. At night, the crickets and other critters sing into the long night hour. It is fun spending time with my friends. The other day, we went to Dollywood and had a great time. Blondvue has been updating her blog with pictures from our trip. Also, while I am posting to my blog, we are showing Knucklehead how to set up a blog. I have updated my links to show his page. I will be adding more links to friends soon. Keep in touch!!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

A new day...

Well it is shaping up to be a good day. The sky is clearing off as the fog drifts north of town. The sun has not quite made the trek over the hills yet, but it will be here in less than 5 minutes. Along with the sun, the temperature will rise as well. As my brother and I prepare to leave later tonight, I can't help but wonder if there will be any snow fall while we are gone.
The reason for starting this post was to say that I will be away from the internet for the next few days. I will try to post as soon as I can. Thanks All!


Monday, August 21, 2006

How to match job applicants to appropriatepositions

Here is an e-mail I would like to share.... Hope you enjoy it as well... Radar


Put about 100 bricks in some particular order in a closed room with an open window.

Then send a few candidates into the room and close the door. Leave them alone and come back after 6 hours. Then analyze the situation:

1. If they are counting the bricks, put them in the accounting department.

2. If they are recounting them, put them in auditing.

3. If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks, put them in engineering.

4. If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order, put them in planning.

5. If they are throwing the bricks at each other, put them in operations.

6. If they are sleeping, put them in security.

7. If they have broken the bricks into pieces, put them in information technology.

8. If they are sitting idle, put them in human resources.

9. If they say they have tried different combinations, yet not a brick has been moved, put them in sales.

10. If they have already left for the day, put them in marketing.

11. If they are staring out of the window, put them in strategic planning.

12. If they are talking to each other, and not a single brick has been moved, congratulate them and put them in top management.

13. Finally, if they have surrounded themselves with bricks in such a way that they can neither be seen nor heard from, put them in Congress

Friday, August 18, 2006

Final thoughts before bed on a Friday Evening

Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.
Anonymous (care of

Well after e-mailing most of you who may be reading this... I counted the blessings I have encontered with many of you. I guess in a way, my mind is already in NC,USA with thoughts centering on the Ward family and the times we had here in the Interior. Good friends are truly impossible to forget. With less than a week to go before arriving in NC, I have already began counting the seconds. I intend to enjoy this vacation, and am looking forward to the wedding.

Well it is getting late and I guess I am tired for I am hesitating what to say. I suppose I will wait to see replies from you all to see if this blog is really worth the time. It is hard to maintain an active blog if it seems that no one visits it. PLEASE feel free to leave your comments so I at least know it is being read :) Until next post, and the words of Red Green:
Keep you stick on the ice!

NOW UP AND RUNNING!!!! AlaskaRadar

Well after some problems with the PC settings, I am moving to blogspot for my blog. I will still keep my page but the blog will be inactive soon. With any luck, my good friends will be able to keep in touch better here than having to put up with YAHOO. Keep in touch.


Thursday, August 10, 2006

The day to celibrate my birth (I guess) 8/10/06


Another year has gone by and I have to admit, the year has brought me more wisdom. So far at the time of this composition, nothing significant has come to pass. This is how I seem to have envisioned today as being... just another run-of-the-mill day at work. I do admit that the day can't seem to get any slower as the clock I keep looking at must have had it's battery die (or I am looking at it to often) . As usual, the weather is crummy for the state fair is in town. I was kind of hoping that there would be some sun, but alas, not today. It seems that I feel rather vocal today mostly because I haven't said much to others.

Well Old Man Winter has finally awoke from his deep slumber and has made his presence know over the last few days. So far, Every morning since Monday has been wonderfully cool (eh 40F) and I have been enjoying the time to soak every last ice-cube in. I have to remind my self to enjoy it while it lasts for at the end of the month, I am going to North Carolina where temperatures have been 90F. BREAK OUT THE ICE-BOX!!! I'M COMING IN!! I will know EVERY air-conditiong unit's location during the day. YIKES, As I am typing this blurb, I am seening........snow??..... Oh, ok.... someone has a burn pile nearby and the ash is floating by the window. Oh well, One can always hope :D. Sorry no smileys, This PC is giving me problems. Well I should go.. Until next edition (or something of that sort)