Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hmm, they must not be able to read

So I am settling into my seat in the last row of the aircraft I am about to travel on, and I notice a box that is sitting in the overhead storage area. A box that was there when I came on board.

I am sweating my backside off and and reading the box which, as you can read in the picture, is not supposed to be hot. My only thought was "Hope they aren't offering us anything from that box." Well that and a brief thought about hot sweaty nuts.

Never did find out if they did, but then I didn't take the snack on that flight. ;)


Monday, June 27, 2011

Westport Flea Market Bar & Grill

I love how unique the American experience can be. Take for example the process of getting a great meal. I walked out of the customers office and turned right to go where they had recommended. I walk into the local flea market and turn in my order for a nice Caesar salad with chicken (what can I say, the wife has me on a diet). A few minutes later I walk over to another window and pickup one of the best cook chicken breasts I have had in a while. Moist, tender, and fresh. *sigh* I spend the lunch time switching between talking with my clients, and looking over the flea market items that surround me as I eat in this unique dining experience. BTW, this place was on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.

As we exit the building, I run into their delivery vehicle. I will say nothing more about that, but let the picture say what I cannot, other than to say that it was an incredible work of art.

Checkout Westport Flea Market Bar & Grill in Westport, Kansas


Friday, June 24, 2011

I think they like fruit

Another pic from a client site. I walked into the cube assigned to my team, and encountered this whiteboard. Every sticker you seem has come from a piece of fruit consumed by one of the staff there.

That is a healthy appetite and an interesting sentiment.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Umm, you may want to check the screen

I have always loved when I find a situation where Windows is being used as the OS, mostly because it is usually when Windows asserts itself in whatever is being done.

Take, for example, this display from a recent trip through an airport. For those of you not familiar with Windows, the bubble in the lower left corner is Windows noting that a new piece of hardware has been added to the system and asking if you would like more information on that hardware.

Sometimes even the best tech can be defeated by the whims of an OS.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Dun dun duuun

The Mrs and I went on vacation last year, the same one that I mentioned in my previous post, and along the way we went through Metropolis, IL. There I found out what I should really look like if I were actually willing to go back into the gym again. What do you think, do I look heroic enough?

-- TT

Friday, June 17, 2011

My first tasting

Those of you that know me know that I have become a wine lover. For most of my life I hated wine of all types. Eventually I was introduced to Moscato and I was willing to drink it. Moscato is a VERY sweet wine that is best as an aperitif or for dessert. But then I went on a cruise with my family and a very cool uncle of mine paid for all of us to attend a wine tasting that was being held on-board.

We learned all about the different types of wines, and how they taste different when paired with different foods. Just the presence of a acidic fruit, a fatty cheese, or a yeast filled bread will change the taste and texture of the very wine you are sipping. I was enthralled with all that I learned and thus began a desire to learn and taste more about wines.

8 months later, I have read some of the best books, tasted some cheap wine, and some very expensive wine. I have tasted many different types of cheeses, and even made purchases for sole purpose of tasting and pairing foods and wines.

I just thought I would post a picture of the moment that changed my idea of food and wine.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

From the obvious department...

I was working at a client office and I made a visit to the restroom and find a sign on the wall that has been posted but the property management company.

I get the feeling that our society has reached a point where stupid is the expected norm when we have to post a sign telling us where to put gum, or tell us that hot coffee is hot.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Umm, what?

So I pulled into the parking lot at the hotel and see the following car parked in the lot.

I look at this and the first thing I think is "Camo".

The next, "Camo for what, An Easter egg hunt?" I almost didn't see it next to those rocks it was so camo'd.

The thing is, somebody actually thought this was a good idea.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Henry Doorly Zoo - pt3

And now the third installment on the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.

This one will focus more on the plants you can find throughout the complex. The Omaha Zoo not only has an incredible set of displays for the animals, but they also have a great botanical display. It's really easy to find, just look around you at any time.

Below I have posted a few pictures taken from around the facility. Most are from the garden area in the lower area section of the zoo. There you will see beautiful parrots, Japanese prayer chimes, sundials, and a lot of great flowers.

Enjoy the pictures... -- TT

Monday, June 6, 2011

Have you tried bird seed?

A hotel I recently stayed at had the following sign on the doors leading into their courtyard. Sadly the signs were up the whole week I was there, indicating that either there was not one but a flock, or that animal control was not doing a good job of control.

The visual the signs gives me was humorous every time I saw it.


Friday, June 3, 2011

A walk down memory lane.

Almost 10 years ago I joined with several friends and we formed a company called Ambush! Omaha. We ran LAN parties several times a year for groups as small as 25 people, and as large at 170 people.

For the uninitiated, a LAN party is where a group aquires the use of a space for usually 1-2 days and sets up a network. Other people to bring their computers and connect to that network and play computer games against other attendees. Sometimes there are tournaments, usually there are random drawings for prizes provided by sponsors, and always there is food and caffeinated beverages.

Our company also had servers setup in my residence for playing on the internet. We could login on our computers, start the game, connect to the servers, and play people around the world at anytime of the day or night. It was a grand old time, and we all loved what we were doing.

But just like anything else, life has a way of bringing changes. Some of the people had jobs that took their time, and some had families that now took their time so they didn't play as often. Eventually the servers became unused and languished in a server cabinet in my basement.

The company still exists, but I am the only remaining owner, and the website is now just a forum for the friends to communicate with each other periodically.

Funny how time changes things.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wedding dances

Somewhere there has to be a book that details all the crazy things that must be done at a wedding. I just want to be able to glance at the section on dancing and see what reason they have to getting people to dance in such strange and glorious ways, all while someone with a camera is watching closely.

Either that or the cops had arrived and told everyone to assume the position. :D