Tuesday, August 31, 2010

School begins

The 6 Year Old is not the only one going back to school.

My class, Operations Management has already started. I have two weeks of on-line self study and the first in-class meeting is next Tuesday. I am already behind in my studies due to general life not letting me have a single moment to take a breath.

I have a book report due in two weeks. The book is called "Goal" by Eli Goldbratt. It's an interesting business read if you are into that sort of thing.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Birthday monkey

Hey, Monkey. Today you've turned 6. In monkey years that's 6!

Me and Mom love you very much even though we are, what may seem, hard on you sometimes. We don't really want you to change, we just wish you slow down a bit, so we can catch up :)


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Vacatrion Day 6 and coming home

We visited Ripley's Believe it or Not exhibition in Myrtle Beach. It was interesting enough for a half an hour stroll. Lots of weird and odd stuff there.

On Saturday we are coming home. I can't say that we rested a lot but we definitely distracted ourselves enough.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Vacation Day 5

Hmm, nothing has changed, but we did spent a greater time at the beach than the pool. Calabash is a method of cooking the food with a milk based batter. They like things battered here.

The amount of tattoos per capita astonishes me. But maybe it's a civilized east coaster/northwesterner snob that notices these things.

I am proud to say that I watched practically no TV these days, hwoever I did watch all the Harry Potter movies on my phone. Sadly to say I read almost nothing, as I decided not to bother my brain for the duration.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Vacation Day 4

I think we are crazy. Forth day of routine get up go to the pool, come back eat lunch, sleep, get back into the pool is getting to us. I am getting antzy about going seeing something or doing something.

Anyway. Relaxing is getting me restless.

Sad really. That's why I can't do 100% lazy vacation. Not in my blood.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Vacation Day 3

For some reason every self respecting sea food buffet in the area uses Calabash in the name.

From the Wikipedia - The calabash or bottle gourd or opo squash (not to be confused with the calabaza) is a vine grown for its fruit, which can either be harvested young and used as a vegetable or harvested mature, dried, and used as a bottle, utensil, or pipe. For this reason, one of the calabash subspecies is known as the bottle gourd. The fresh fruit has a light green smooth skin and a white flesh. However the rounder varieties are called Calabash gourds whereas the longer and slimmer kinds are usually well known as bottle gourds.

What reason is this plant is used in conjunction with sea food buffet? I know only one resident visitor who is from this area, maybe if he's kind enough he will enlighten us.

We also went to see an Alligator farm, it was blistering hot today of course, and we should have left this trip to a different day. However, we've seen some pretty big bastards.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Vacation Day 2

The weather is beautiful. The ocean is warm, today is the beach day, nothing else.

I just realiazed while watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, that Voldermort's servant right of the front (leather coat crazy dude) is David Tenant of the Doctor Who fame. And Cedric something or rather is James Patterson (Twilight dude)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Vacation Day 1

We've made it to Myrtle Beach. The weather is hot and humid. The accommodations are decent. The beach looks good from the 16th floor, although we haven't made it there yet.

Couple of bad things and good things already happened.

Alamo car rental is a strange company. My wife has made the reservations online and registered me as the primary driver. Strangely enough their system registered her as the primary driver with my driver's license information. All calls to fix the confusion resulted in them promising us that it will be fixed at the airport counter. Funny enough, my wife having the developer experience had to explain to them how such an error could occur. When we got to the airport, we've had no problem at all, and got a free car upgrade. Without even complaining. Kudos to the man at the counter.

Now, special kudos go to the Spirit Airlines person, who amid the confusion of boarding the airplane found our stroller among twenty others and retrieved the pacifier we left there. We could express our thanks enough to that nameless hero of the Aviation.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I can relax now...?

Well, the five week gauntlet that was my latest class is over, with fairly predictable results. I am tired and don't feel like doing anything.

But hark, who goes there?

It seems that our little family has a vacation planned next week. This is a welcome turns of events. We haven't been anywhere, seems like for ages now. But before vacation starts there are things to consider and pack and launder and take and so on ad infinitum.

Maybe when we'll actually get to the vacation spot, we'll get some rest. Did I forget to say that we are taking both of our kids?