Thursday, January 24, 2008

Few and Far Between

I know I have been a non-blogger for some time now, but I thought I'd give it a shot again. I am blogging from Chicago today. I am traveling for work this week and have the privilege of staying with my family for the week. I am working on the starting software for my engine and need the cold weather to complete the testing. Well, it's cold enough; -4°F this morning when I woke up. It's actually too cold. I need about 10°F.

Anyways, I left Mobile on Friday the 18th and will likely not return home until the 28th. Let's just say that I am really missing my wife. I love you Jennifer.

Who knows, maybe I'll blog again soon...

Sunday, September 30, 2007


I am sitting in the airport in Atlanta. Today I am writing this blog from my new toy. I recently purchased a BlackBerry and have the capability to access the internet from my phone. It is a good way to stay connected and pass the time away when sitting in airports, like today!

I think Jennifer thinks I am a dork because of my new gadget, but she has admitted that she likes the more frequent emails which she now receives.

One would think that typing on a miniature keyboard is a royal pain, but it's really not too bad. It's your standard QWERTY keyboard, so it's famialiar. It is just "Honey I shrunk the kids" sized.

Okay. It's time to board.

Portland or bust!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Consistently Inconsistent

I have to be the world's most consistently inconsistent blogger...

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Previous Post

Okay, so the title of the previous post was "A Cannoli and the Diet". It is now after dinner and I should issue a retraction for certain technical inaccuracies contained in the previous publication.

It was actually more like "4 Cannolies and the Diet".

A Cannoli and The Diet

It is Sunday afternoon and we are making (for the first time) cannolies. For those of you that don't know what a cannoli is, it is an Italian pastry consisting of a hard pastry shell filled with a mixture of ricotta cheese and confectioners sugar. It just so happens to be my most favorite dessert in the whole world! You may recall, if you were at our wedding, that cannolies were my "groom's cake." We are making this delectable dessert on the eve of what is sure to be a series of life changing events.

Jennifer and I have decided to take steps to start a major change in our lifestyle. Starting tomorrow morning we are going to be getting up at 5AM to exercise. You may be thinking to yourselves, big whoop, 5AM to exercise...we get up at 3AM to feed kids or change poopie diapers. Yeah, well that's not all. Starting Wednesday morning we are going on a diet. Not just some trendy fad diet, a real honest went to see a dietitian diet. It should be interesting. I don't know what the details are quite yet. We will be getting the actual diet plan from the doctor on Tuesday night.

Our ultimate goal is to lead a healthier lifestyle and to be good stewards of the body that the Lord has given us. However, one of my immediate desires is to loose a few lbs. I can honestly say that since I've been married that I've packed on a few pounds. It must be a combination of Jennifer's good cooking and my world travels (I eat a lot on the road). Since we've been married the button on my favorite pair of shorts has gone from comfortably chilling out by my belly button, to hanging on for dear life! Every time I put my shorts there is a good possibility that I may shoot someone's eye out with my button.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Quick Trip

I get to work on Monday at around 9AM. I went in a little late because I had a guy come out and look at the foundation of our house. I thought the corner of the slab was sinking causing unevenness in our doors. It turns out the foundation is okay, and the doors are just swelling due to the heat and humidity.

So I arrive to work at 9AM and about 15 minutes later my boss comes into my office and asks me if I wanted to go to Austria. I responded "sure" (not quite knowing what I was getting into). He then proceeded to tell me that my flight left at 1:57PM that day and that I would be gone for the week.

Needless to say I was a little caught off guard by the suddenness of the trip, but I must say the trip was extremely successful. I traveled with Bryan Lewis, the President of Teledyne Continental Motors and Bill Brogdon, TCM's new Chief Engineer. I was honored to be traveling with them on a business trip. They both are a wealth of information to learn from.

I returned from Austria on Thursday, and I think I was in the airplane as much as I was on the ground. We were only in Austria for 1.5 days, and spent two solid days traveling. The worst part of the trip was that I had to leave Jennifer for the week...again. Traveling to Europe is especially difficult for communication because of the time difference. We try to be in contact as much as possible, but it can be difficult. On this trip the hotel had no internet, so I couldn't even email her.

It's good to be back.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

All Alone

So, I am here in Mobile while Jennifer is in New York on a business trip. It is boring being here all alone.

I guess now I know how Jennifer feels...all the time.