Sunday, March 26, 2006

Electric Shoes

I found these shoes when I was stopped at the traffic light at the corner of Pearl Street and So. Prospect Ave. If you are missing a shoe, you know where to find it!

Lots of Tube

Mark needed about 12 feet of tubing to protect keyboard and mouse cables located in proximity stations at work. He requested for some to be ordered but what he ended up receiving is 3200 feet of tubing. He had the shock look on his face! Priceless!

Gmail Spam Folder 17070 - 3/26/06

One of my Gmail accounts has 17,070 spam emails. This is accurate up to 10:30AM EST on March 26, 2006. I receive over 300 spam emails everyday!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Blue Ball Machine

I found this very interesting website called the Blue Ball Machine.
Can you keep track of the blue ball(s)?

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Shine The Camel

Camel's Hump as seen from the Given parking lot early one morning last week.

UVM Tower

This clock tower at UVM is the symbol for the university. It is on every letterhead, envelope, poster, etc.

Saturday, March 18, 2006


I took my kids out today to watch the movie, Aquamarine. It's a story of a mermaid who befriends two close friends in search of true love! I wasn't the only Daddy at the theatre, so give me a break. The kids loved it and that's all that matters. Honestly, the movie wasn't all that bad, and I actually enjoyed watching it with my kids.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Work Fridge

This is what one of our work fridges looks like. Keep in mind that there are around nine of us who use this 2.5 cubic foot fridge to store our lunches.

Left: The fridge is filled with beverages and yogurts.
Right: My various hot-sauces on the second shelve. I'm a hot-sauce addict and I consume it everyday on any food, except cereal. I often take my hot-sauce bottle(s) to the cafeteria, luncheons, dinners at friends, and restaurants. I find the food too blend and need to spice it up. I looooove it!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Dude, It's Melted!

My co-worker Bill recently melted (accidentally) his keyboard. He placed the keyboard directly under a desk lamp to make room on his desk to work on a user's laptop. It didn't take him very long to figure out where the burnt plastic stench was coming from. Since, I always have my camera on hand, I had to take these pictures. We all had a good laugh.
Technical advice to all: Do not place keyboard near lamp or heat source! Duh!!

Water Guzzler

These are my stash of water bottles at work. I usually get about three cases (35 bottles per case) at a time from Costco, so this is a very recent restock.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Drive Back - Portland to Burlington

Left Portland, Maine for Burlington, VT at 6:00AM EST. My co-worker, Anthony and I were anxious to get home to be with our families and to get some good rest. We stopped at Anthony's friend's house in NH for breakfast.
My wife and kids were very happy to see me back. All I wanted to do was crawl into bed as I was quite exhausted from the last few days.

Around Portland, Maine

We had lunch here one afternoon. The pizza was really good.

The waterfront/pier area.

We had dinner at this Irish pub and brewery called Gritty McDuff's in downtown Portland. The food was very good. I had lamb burger. It was interesting to see these long tables.

Sunrise on Saturday morning. This was around 5:45AM EST. I was packing up the car for the trip home and walked over to the gas station to get some coffee.

Parts of the Berlin Wall at the waterfront area.
I guess Portland supplies doggy bags for doggy doodoos!

Quite a few streets in downtown Portland are made of cobble stones. They are beautiful to see but a pain to drive on.