Thursday, October 9, 2008


My wife and I spent a week in the lovely state of Vermont. My home. God's country, as it were. Unspoiled in many cases, especially where I grew up in the Northeast Kingdom. Very rural, peaceful, quiet, amazing foliage (the best anywhere) during the autumn...

and it rained almost every day. *sigh* Not the hard driving rain, but the annoying DRIZZLE at 48-52 degrees F (that's 9-11 for you Celsius folks) that's just cold enough to really bug you, and just hard enough to prevent you from being out in it.

Going from Kansas City to New England is hard enough, especially for my wife, who doesn't travel as much as I do, so therefore hates all things related to airplanes, airports, etc. I just smile and go forward, she...doesn't. So adding rain on top of all of that....yikers.

But, we did the best we could. We hung out with my family, saw a friend here and there. We went to the Fairbanks Museum, which is just a cool place to go if you are ever in New England. This place has been around since the late 19th century, and started out as a one guy's personal collection. And while the Fairbanks family was at it, they thought the town needed a library/art gallery, so they donated the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum.

One thing though about northeastern Vermont being rural: it's rural. You really have to plan your day out. You just can't run down to WalGreen's and grab something. I brought friends to the Kingdom a few years ago, and one of them said "I couldn't live here...there's no Lowe's." My dad, straight faced, said "Oh, we go to Lowe's. It's just a day trip."

Anyway, we're back, and life is back to normalcy...and there's a WalGreen's 4 blocks away, and Lowe's isn't on the other side of the state. And while I will always love Vermont, and it will always be my childhood "home", I think I'll stay put for now, thank you.

Monday, June 2, 2008

A funny thing happened on the way to the Internets today

Someone I know is a Twitter user, just like I am. If you're not posting Tweets, go to and see what's going on between blog posts.

I didn't know they used Twitter until I saw something in a forum post or a Google search or something...anyway, I am now following him, but the funny thing is I don't think he knows who I am...although ShawnF should give me away. Ya Think?

I guess I'll have to actually use this blog area now to post my goings on.

I like Twitter because it's quick, it's simple, it's easy (sounds like me) and I am limited to 120 characters. Poof, it's done. These are longer thoughts...more work, more typing, more randomness...and I have to plan something. Sigh

Off to Seattle this week for a industry workshop. We'll see how that goes...

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Google knows...

A friend of mine send me this humongous link from Google:,-81.745762

Get the link, which will bring up a street view, and watch the little kid when you click on the North Arrow. It will make your day.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Various Thoughts from NoWhere

I found Twitter today by checking out Wil Wheaton's blog ( His blog has been "broken" for many months, but I believe he's permanently over on TypePad now.

Twitter is mini-blogging: kind of an instant updater for you and your friends..."Life between Blog Posts" as it were.

As for me, I just got back from Dallas and I'm pooped. More to follow sometime.

Be good, be safe, and all that crap.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Ides of March cometh...

So I was posting on another site, and realized that I haven't used this blog...EVER.

I may use it, I may not, but it's just more so if anyone checks my Blogger Profile, here I am.

Peace and hair grease.