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Breakfast with Rodeo

We’re at Chik-Fil-A this morning for some Black Friday breakfast when I see a familiar face/figure in our midst. I tell Amy to go check it out for a confirmation…she hits the women’s restroom, checks twice, and then strikes up a general conversation with Rodeo from VH1’s “Rock of Love.”…Continue Reading

I’m a Lumberjock and I’m Okay…

I’ve recently joined the Lumberjocks community. Since I’m working on my first big project, I wanted to document the process somewhere. I could have done it here, but there’s a give and take to the Lumberjock community, and I’m giving so that I can have my take. At any rate,…Continue Reading

The Lumberjacks were Here

This morning a guy with a fluorescent-green shirt came to the door a little after 8:00am. “It’s a little too early to be sporting that color,” I thought. Apparently, after 7 or 8 years now, it was time for the local officials to take notice of a small stand of…Continue Reading

Search & Replace CRLF in Excel

I’m writing this rather technical mumbo-jumbo here because I need it from time-to-time, and I always forget it. There comes a time when I need to do some data manipulation within Excel and import the results into a database. Mostly, I don’t have data in Excel that is overly complex,…Continue Reading

The Boy is a Clairvoyant

While watching Episode II, the boy mentioned that Aniken looked like Darth Vader in one particular scene. It’s mighty perceptive of him, and I should mention that he doesn’t know the story yet. I’ll try not to give anything away…

Feliz Día de los Muertos!

The main Halloween party we attended this year fell on the second Day of the Dead, November 2nd. As such, my wife had the fantastic idea to paint ourselves up as celebratory sugar skulls from the Mexican holiday. She went with the customary decoration of a beautiful sugar skull, complete…Continue Reading