my new idol

Posted by mike d. Filed in A Day In The Life...

wow. I highly recommend that you read this story about the origin of the FedEx logo.

Posted by mike d. Filed in RockStar

The house contract went through! I am now the proud co-owner of a house in Meriden CT… that is, once the inspection is completed and the title transfered.

check it.
the future residence of mike d.

Awesome things:
1. two of the bedrooms have funky secret side rooms attached
2. the garage is HUGE
3. (assuming no delays) we move in on Dec 15th.
4. the fabled ‘rock and roll’ room is only 30 days away from becoming a reality.

excitement abounds

Posted by mike d. Filed in RockStar

Jesse and I are in final negotiations for our first house. That’s right. I’m buying a house.

We decided that paying rent blows. so we’ve been house searching for awhile and we found a ridiculously awesome place in Meriden CT. If we can complete the sale we will be moving in mid-late december.

This will be followed by two things:
1. furnishing our house of rock
(if you have old cool furniture you’d like to sell us donate, we’d like to accept it)
2. having a freakin’ huge house warming party
(if you’re reading this, you’re invited)

I’m really excited, and I hope the sale goes through. I will keep you all updated. Regardless of where we end up, we’re going to build a rock climbing wall, a rock&roll room, and a giant statue of ourselves in the back yard.


joy of joys

Posted by mike d. Filed in PaintBrush!, Poetry

my friends, tonight I fixed my shower.

This is huge. HUGE. This was by far the worst shower I’ve ever had to endure. There was so little power that it took a miracle to properly clean yourself. It was less than a mist. it was a moving fog.

And because this mist was so weak, the water would be icy by the time it reached your skin. In order to clean myself with warm water I’d have to cup my hands over the shower head, let water accumulate, and then throw the handful of precious luke-warm water onto my dirty skin. This is not an exaggeration. I did this every morning.

Tonight I took that thing apart and fixed it. Now I have a jet stream of hot water pumping out of that shower head like a firehose. and I am happy.

here’s a haiku:

he’s a magic man
mike d, he fixed the shower
he’s got magic hands


I’m back!

Posted by mike d. Filed in Dreams, PaintBrush!

well, Kentucky was pretty exciting, but I’m glad to be back.


last night I had a dream that I was running my second marathon. (in real life I have not yet run a first) There were only about 8 of us lined up and as we started I set out on a really smooth pace. In fact, I was doing great. At one point my friends from the companies Genuitweet and General Electweet came out to cheer me on. And wouldn’t you know, but my old friend Dan Charbeneau from General Electweet was there as well as Nina Simon who now worked for Genuitweet.

I felt that I was running really well. I was getting near the end and wasn’t the least bit tired. Then I saw the old lady. The old lady had started the marathon at the same time I did but she had run too fast in the beginning. now that she had slowed down I was able to easily coast by her.

the race ended in the town courthouse. We would run through the building, up a winding spiral staircase, and through the courtroom past the judges. I ran past the old lady as I started up the spiral staircase. One of the running officials standing halfway up the stairs said:
“keep it up, there are only ten minutes left before the race is officially ended.”
to which I thought: “sweet. I’ll have no problem getting to the finish by then.”

That’s when it happened. The old lady suddenly picked up speed. She was gaining on me. I screamed aloud: “engage legs! engage legs!” but I couldn’t increase my speed. The old lady passed me at the top of the stairs and zipped into the courtroom. I was running as hard as I could and I managed to almost meet up with her as we ran towards the front of the courtroom. Just as we reached the finish line I dove forward my body suspended in mid air as I desperately reached out to beat the old lady.

Microsoft Paint representation of finish line drama:
Engage Legs!

and with that the dream ended. yes, I may have been beaten by the old woman. But I also may have triumphed at the last moment and taken all the glory. just like Seabiscuit.



Posted by mike d. Filed in RockStar

I’m excited to say that tomorrow I will be heading out to Red River Gorge for some rock climbing adventures. The weather here in KY is expected to be a comforable 65. Ahh the joys of KY.

Perhaps I’ll take some photos.

Posted by mike d. Filed in Work

The coolest thing about working on my job right now?

I get to wear a construction hard-hat. Just like Bob the builder.

Except mine is orange.


a sampling

Posted by mike d. Filed in A Day In The Life...

Two things that I say regularly while on a business trip that I would be unlikely to say at other times:

1. “yes, I’ll have the steak please. medium well. And yes, I’ll have a second sprite.”
2. “chocolate cake? yes. just bill it to my room.”

Other news:
I’ve started reading the book: ‘the curious incident of the dog in the night-time’

it’s really interesting. I like it.

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