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Thursday, April 26, 2007

April #2 Being the second BPC

Tuesday being the second day of the week, there was a job site to survey. Myself and the co-worker that's training me, headed out to Suffield, Ohio. "What is in Suffield?" you may ask, well I'll tell you, an office that needs a sprinkler system installed. Ha ha ha, funny aren't I? The place we went to was none other than one of the GoodYear blimp hangers.

There are three different areas that the company wants to have sprinkler systems installed. An office area that is about 40 feet by 300 feet, an area that they are going to convert into a museum, and a sign lab. The sign lab is the area that they create the LED signage for the side of the blimp.

Even though we were there for work, we did take some time out to check out the blimp. So we made our way over to the actual hanger and stood beside the blimp. That, my gentle readers, is my interesting thing that has happened this week. By the way, I'm going there again tomorrow.

Saturday, April 21, 2007


A fire grows at the rate of time squared. An example of this would be something like the following.

A guy decides to mow his lawn for the first time this year. He starts out in the front and moves his way towards the back. There are some leaves left over from the fall, not too many, but a small patch none the less. As the act of mowing continues the guy decides he shall run over these leaves to get them out of the way.

He plows right through them not giving it a second thought. By the time he reaches the street at the end of his yard there is smoke. The guy stops the mower and grabs his water bottle to put out the smoldering leaves. The water bottle wasn't enough so he runs into the house and grabs the water pitcher from the fridge. By the time he reaches the mower again there are full flames rising up the sides of the mower.

He dowsed the fire with the pitcher's water and pushed the mower out of the way to see if all the leaves were put out. Once he realized the fire was completely out he got on the mower to start the mowing process all over again. The mower didn't start, "Oh come on!" The guy said to himself. He pulled open the hood of the mower and saw that there was water, and so he went into the house to sit and wait.

The water dried up and the guy got to complete his mowing endeavor. The moral of the story is clean up the leaves in the fall, and fires grow rapidly.

"I can't see him!" - Red Squadron pilot

Friday, April 13, 2007

Stuntman Mike son of Stuntman Bob

Hello all. It's about time I give you my monthly post, isn't it? As you all know by now, we had a great time at the Harry concert. Afterwards we drove to get a bite to eat, and stopped off at Max & Erma's. A number of restaurants give 10 to 15 percent off your meal if you show off a room card. Well, Max & Erma were nice enough to give us 15 percent off, and the entertainment value was grand.

We were seated in the bar area, and let's just say some people had a few adult beverages too many. This one woman was talking to the guy she was with, about 2 inches from his face. All quotes are in the tone of drunken slur. "That's my favorite word!" and these came back to back "Holy sh*#.....Praise the Lord!!" Drunk people are funny. There was also a guy that kept running into the chairs at the bar.

In other news, today Friday April 13, we found a mall to roam around. We also decided to catch a motion picture on one of the 16 screens this mall had. This theater was the nicest we've been in so far. The seats were amazingly comfortable. (needed for the three hour movie we watched). We decided on a double feature that most people would not like. The double feature was none other than Grindhouse.

This film, as previously stated, was split up into two films. The first was about Zombies and was directed by Robert Rodriguez and the second was about girls, cars and a whole lot more, but I don't want to reveal anything. By the way, the second was directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Tomorrow we are heading home, but it was a great get away.

"If this is the consular ship, where is the ambassador?" - Vader to Leia