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.



Posted by mike d. Filed in Work

Well, I’m in kentucky on business.

fun shirt.

really, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

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


well, thank you all for voting in the pumpkin contest. The real contest winner was #1. which, I’m ashamed to say, was Pam’s. 2nd prize went to number 2. third prize was number 8.
Mine was #7 and didn’t even place.

My heart sinks because I don’t feel it was a true showing of skill on behalf of the stencil users.
two analogies of the stencil using jerks folks:
1. submitting a handwritten copy of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein into a “write a short story” contest
2.bringing in Oreos to a cookie contest

so there you have it. You can keep your winnings you stencil using cheaters people. Make sure to save some of it to buy your stencils for next years contest. We wouldn’t want you to have to be creative.

In other news:
I saw the movie Ray last night. It was extremely good. I’m not usually very emotional during movies but I broke down like a 6 year old girlscout at numerous times during the film. I found it extremely powerful. I think it was probably the combination of the extremely good music and the excellent acting skills on behalf of Jamie Foxx and the other actors. mike d gives RAY 4 stars.


Toll people.

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

I’ve been having a bit of friction with the tolls lately. Yesterday I was driving home from CT and I hit the 50 cent toll on the mass pike. Much to my surprise, upon reaching the tolls I found I had only 45 cents. I drove up to the lady and said:

“I only have 45 cents… do you want to send me the bill for the full 50 cents? or is this 45 cents okay?”
she replied: “You’re probably going to go out after this, and you’re just trying to cheat the tolls.”
I said: “I’m sorry, I assure you I only have this 45 cents.”
after a long pause of counting out my 45 cents she said: “fine. you can go. I don’t buy it though.”

When I got home, I went to the bank because I had to pay another toll on my way to NH today. I got 40 dollars. When I got to the toll booth I handed the dude a 20.
“I’m sorry sir. this is the smallest bill I have.”
“SUUUURE it is.” he said sarcastically, “that’s what they all say”
“they do?”
“you people think you can use the tolls as a bank.”

What’s the deal? Too little money? I get attitude. Too much money? same thing.

stupid tolls.

Posted by mike d. Filed in Work


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