Monday, August 29, 2011

Katrina's Sixth Anniversary

Lots of to-do around town this weekend, between the beautiful-but-hot weather and the sixth anniversary of Katrina.  The local Chamber of Commerce put on the third annual "New Day in the Bay" street party downtown yesterday, and the first bar & restaurant on the beachfront – aptly named Hurricane Hunters – had a "soft" pre-opening.  Then I was off to a yard party at a neighbor's place.  Very much a "man, I am glad to still be alive" and "yeah, and let's make the most of it!" vibe to all the proceedings.

Quiet Month

Not a lot of posts lately.  Busy at work, and frankly this weather's been a little much.  May post more in September.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Looking Back: Mac & PC Ads

Always liked those things.  Here's a 15 pack of them in one sub-eight minute clip at YouTube.

Friday, August 5, 2011

And people ask...

So, why do you insist on living in a smashed-up small town in Mississippi?
Well, there's this local watering hole where stuff like this just sort of happens:
I mean, you just try and move away from a place like that.  You can try, but it just won't work.  Might as well enjoy it.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

And git offa my lawn!

Text messages with The Kid:
me: [extraneous] If they don't have, will go to biloxh.
tk: Bioxh, you need a keyboard dude.
me: Darned kids & their fancy kbds.  I was yr age, we had la36 decwriters – 300 baud – & we liked it!
tk: My tricorder says you're old.
me: Keep it up kid & you'll be wearin' a red shirt.
tk: Would send a picture response with hyperlink, but you could not see it.
After that I couldn't keep up with the text rate, so I poured another coffee and went back to what I was doing.