Friday, January 25, 2008

Snow 2008

The Snow day was Jan 19, 2008. Here are some pics taken that day.

The Squeak Mobile Representin!

My Hottie!

The Front.

The Back,

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Compression Ftting

I really enjoy being a handyman. I learn so many things when I take on new projects. My house was built in the 60's and it is very obvious when I go to do a project.

This past week's project is almost coming to a close. What seemed like an easy project turned into a week long escapade which has consisted of five trips to Home Depot, one to the local Plumber Xpress store in Avondale Estates, and many trips under the sink. What I and the people at Home Depot did not know is that the connection my sink requires is a Multicor Compression fitting Flexible Faucet pipe rather than the normal 3/4" or 1/2" flexible faucet pipe. Prior to this adventure, the sink had bent copper pipes leading to the faucet. This obviously would not work for the new faucet and when working with pipes, after almost 50 years, it is time to upgrade the pipes.

The good thing is that I learned more about plumbing and was reminded to take the part you are trying to replace with you the 1st time, not the second. It helps save you at least two trips.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Top Score Record

Today Special K and I beat Rookie and Jeff 20-18.

This is the highest blog recorded score ever in the history of Siemens (VSS) Foosball.

Top that Playaz!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Great Debaters

WOW! The Great Debaters is a Must See Movie! I saw many movies over my Holiday at the Drive In Theater. It was wonderful.

Love and I watched the following...
Alvin and the Chipmunks - Cool
National Treasure: Book of Secrets - Wow
Enchanted - Awe
The Perfect Holiday - eh
This Christmas - Awe
The Great Debaters - In my opinion, to sum up it's about a radical who stood to make changes during his era of change. In the midst: it's about love, parenting, family, and what can bring people together.

So much stood out to me during this movie. I could be here all day writing, but I will spare you. So here are a few things that made an impact on me.
- I could not imagine an adult calling another adult a childish term to degrade the other person.
- I can not imagine driving down the street seeing someone hung, hurt, or burnt on a cross, nor in a field, or anywhere, due to a hate crime. You see, hate crimes are a very present occurrence in this day and era of my people, the LGBT community. Of course unless you track the topic, you do not hear about it very often, and it is fortunately not the same magnitude nor can be explicitly compared to what is represented in this movie, but there are many parallels. It was divine that I was not born in the era of this documentary. I fully believe that I too would have been a radical as Denzel portrayed and God only knows where I would have ended up.

I wish I could remember all the profound statements made throughout this movie, but here is what I am going to share.
- One of the students said something degrading about himself. Denzel quickly said, Son, if you were in a fist fight would you hit yourself? The student quickly said No. Denzel said, then why would you put yourself down with your words, it's the same thing.

I totally recommend this movie to all adults.