Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
My wife recently bought a ginger bread house kit for her "kids" and I had a lot of fun putting it together with Hannah and Sabrina.
We didn't realize that we had to let it sit for a few hours before we could start decorating. The icing which is used as glue needed time to harden in order to hold the walls and roof together. So we waited........!
I was the icing contractor and the kids were the architects and designers. Hannah want to eat it but we told her to wait.
I love working on projects with my kids. I enjoy playing, teaching, learning, and spending time with them. My kids are awesome!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
This time of the year, the SD Ireland cement company is known for decking out their cement trucks with X'mas lights and displaying them around town. It's really neat to see them driven around while the cement mixers are turning with the X'mas lights on. I have no idea they do that!
I caught this truck a few days ago as I was heading home from work.
Monday, December 08, 2008
I was working in the server room at Tech Park when the loud screeching alarm went off. At first, I thought someone had re-armed the security system not knowing I was in there but that was not the case. I walked out into the hallway and saw everyone grabbing their coats and walking out. I then realized it was the fire alarm in the building.
I dashed back into the server room, locked the machine I was working on and armed the security system before heading out with the masses.
It's very cold today and not a good day to be standing outside in below freezing temperatures.
Monday, December 01, 2008
CPAP devices have decreased in size and increased in efficiency since I got mine about 5 years ago. My CPAP machine is getting old, tired, and doesn't function quite well.
I saw the Sleep Study specialist this morning to get a prescription for a new one. Now, I hope my insurance will approve and cover most of the cost! I should find out later this morning.
My new machine will be the model as seen in this image.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I'm did a photo gig at a nursing home today. I was hired by the facility to do some portaits of the residents and staff.
It went pretty well. A little slow at times waiting for the subjects in between sessions, but it's a nursing home, so it was expected! Also, the first session was a no-show! Oh well, I'm paid regardless, so it doesn't matter.
It was a good interesting gig. My final session was a portrait shoot of a family with 5 generations. That was pretty cool.
p.s. This setup picture was taken with my cell phone.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Received a couple of inches of snow a few days ago. Traffic was a mess heading into work. Several roads were closed and backed up due to accidents. Took me 1.5 hours to get to work instead of the usual 20 minutes. People just don't know how to drive anymore! What do you expect when they get their driver's licenses from a Corn Flakes box!
Damn, winter is here!
Sabrina celebrated her birthday with some of her friends last weekend. She had 3 of them for a sleep over on Friday, and Mom & Dad toughed it out. Other than one of them cranking the heat to 80`F, stuffing used facial tissue under the bed, and staying up till 1:30AM, they were good overall.
Happy Happy Birthday, Sabrina!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
My beloved Honda has traveled with me for over 77,000 miles. She hit the magic 77 a few days ago. She's been good, reliable, warm, and safe to me.
Need to get her to the shop soon for some new shoes (brakes) and flange gasket. Can't complain when she gets me close to 40 miles per gallon. I love my Honda!
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I had the pleasure of meeting a visiting chef from Malaysia at UVM's Davis Center. Chef Norrashid bin Noli was only here for one day but I had the opportunity to try his chicken rendang dish with gado-gado and satay sauce. It was awesome and brought back memories of Malaysia. Thank you to Chef Paul Bihan who paid for my lunch.
I've got Norrashid's personal contact info and will contact him when I visit Kuala Lumpur in January 2009.
My co-workers threw a surprise party for me on Friday, October 17, 2008 to celebrate my becoming a US citizen. We had tons of pizza, cake, and I received a signed book on American History Almanac. I was totally shocked and speechless on their kind gesture, and warm welcome!
Thank you so much everyone! Special Thank you goes to Lisa for putting this together.
God bless you! God bless the USA!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
As of 10;00AM today (October 16, 2008), I am now a US citizen.
I have been living in the USA for about 15 years and decided that it was about time that I got my citizenship. The whole process took about 15 months from the time I applied in July 2007. I took my test on Tuesday (Oct. 14, 2008) and my oath this morning in a private ceremony.
By the end of the day, I have registered to vote and have applied for my passport.
It has been an overall great day today!
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
My family and I had dinner at the Country Pantry, located in Fairfax VT on Saturday. This is a popular local restaurant that serves homestyle meals. I had the Fried Chicken Dinner but I didn't enjoy it very much like I used to. I found that the quality of the food has taken a dive just like the recent financial market!
Monday, September 08, 2008
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 09, 2008
I had the opportunity to display my photography work during the First Friday Art Walk for the month of May 2008. The event was held on May 2, 2008 at Nectar's /Metronome in downtown Burlington. I had greeting cards and matted prints on display and was successful in selling some. It was a great learning experience and I had fun.
Anyone looking for a great photography for any event, weddings, graduations, parties, etc, give me a shout. Check out my site at www.hoorge.com .
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Hannah had her first Orthodontic appointment on 2/18/2008. One of the first things they do is photograph the teeth. Apparently, she needs a mouth widener as there isn't enough space for her new teeth to grow into. Well, the cost of this treatment is approximately $1700.00! Ouch!
Monday, February 18, 2008
I found this note from Sabrina hidden in my laptop. She knew I would see it first thing in the morning when I got to work, which I did. It put smiles on my face and I had a pleasant day.
What more could a Dad ask for? I am blessed with great loving kids.