The light cycle scene in Tron was on of my favorites of the whole movie. This video i simply amazing…
One of the first things we did when we bought this house many years ago was have some new landscaping done. Part of that landscaping was three, small Bottlebrush Trees. Over the years they’ve grown and now extend past the rooftop of the house. Each spring they explode with blooms and the end result is like a flowering fireworks show bursting with red and green all over the front of our home.
It’s really quite beautiful.
Update to the unfolding bat drama.
To be frank, while I did not come in contact with the bat, this still creeps me out so I can just imagine my more “panicky” co-workers flipping out and overreacting. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail.
A company that specializes in bat removal is coming out to inspect the building.
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In my job, one of my responsibilities is to oversee incoming trouble tickets and make sure the support staff is routing them correctly.
I was working on something when my co-worker Luis asked me about a particular ticket that had just come in and how to handle it.
There’s something you don’t see everyday. A trouble ticket about a bat loose in the building.
Even more distressing was this bat was on my floor.
I told Luis to pass it to facilities and to contact the facilities manager so she could contact animal control, which he did. But then he decided to go have a look and in the process of checking out the bat it took flight across the length of the 15th floor and buzzed my desk.
Did you see that episode of The Office where they discovered a bat living in the ceiling? It was the episode titled “Business School”
I can now tell you from personal experience that having a bat flying loose in your place of work is not nearly as amusing to experience as it is to watch.
When it was reported as a barely moving, half dead bat I was just a bit put off, but mostly uninterested. Now that I could see the thing flying around the office I, of course, had to get in on the action. It eventually landed itself near the ceiling where the window blinds are.
As I was snapping a few shots for the record I did begin to question the sanity of getting too close to what could easily be a half-crazed, sharp-toothed, erratically flying rabies delivery system. That was when the Dwight Schrute quote from the same episode sprang into my forebrain:
“Whenever I’m about to do something, I think “would an idiot do that?” and if they would, I do not do that thing”
Animal Control eventually came and took the bat away.
Picked up a 24″ Westinghouse L2410NM LCD to replace my aging 20″ CRT.
I was amused to find the Wiggum For President site and then a little disappointed when I realized it was an official Fox project rather than something that had spawned spontaneously (spawntaneous?) from the melting pot of the insidious and unpredictable WWW.
Still, you gotta love the slogan “Hop On The Wiggum-Wagon”
Driving home the other night I heard the last part of Tam Lin by Fairport Convention and most of the Yes song “Siberian Khatru” …
XM almost makes me wish my commute was longer.
The power to the house went out right at sunset. As it got darker I noticed that there didn’t seem to be any power on the whole block.
Computers down, Internet down, TV down…
Only functioning technology is the camera.
Time to shoot the darkness!