create your own visited states map or check out these Google Hacks. And from what I see of my travels for 2008, I should add 7 more to the list of states I've been too. And to think that only four short years ago, the number of states that I had been to was only five.
When everyone talks about the holidays and how wonderful life is. They try to be nice to their neighbor, smile, toast their friends and in general are decent folk. Why can't we do this all year? I'm the same grumpy little Woodchuck 365 days a year, except for leap year where I'm nice for one day. I belive that Jethro Tull said it best in the most true Christmas Song every written. Once in royal davids city stood a lonely cattle shed, Where a mother held her baby. Youd do well to remember the things he later said. When youre stuffing yourselves at the christmas parties, youll just laugh when I tell you to take a running jump. Youre missing the point Im sure does not need making That christmas spirit is not what you drink.!!! So how can you laugh when your own mothers hungry, And how can you smile when the reasons for smiling are wrong? And if I just messed up your thoughtless pleasures,Remember, if you wish, this is just a christmas song.
It seems that being sick is just not an option. When the customer was called on Monday to let him know that I would not be there on Tuesday due to illness, the response was..."he has to be here, I've got four customers coming, he has to be here.".....Let's send Rogue Squirrel in my place? It's only a 15 hour drive and Squirrel likes to drive, OK, not as much as I do. And more important here is that I've no ideal where I'm going with this rant! Let's hear it for Mama Squirrel that will be giving us the newest member to the Rogue Nation, a very cute little Squirrelette sometime in late March or early April. YAAAA Mama Squirrel!!!!.. oh, and you too RS. Now I remember, you can't be sick with this company. It was much more of an issue in my head. So, let me roll around in self pity and we will move on. And Squirrel, please remember that if you little girl grows up the way you want her too, she will be kicking you ass by the time she is 12 or so...
For those who are about to Travel....... We fall on the floor and laugh at you....... It seems that my flight from Calgary, AB. that was going to leave the airport on Friday at 1pm, was in fact destine to never happen. What was in fact destin to happen was that I got to spend another night in Calgary and depart at 7:30am on Saturday. The bright side of this, and yes there is a bright side, is that I did not have to spend the night without my luggage. It seems that if the plane does not leave the gate, it's hard for them to loose it. Good to know. So, how would you answerer this question from the US Boarder agents? I show you leaving the country on Friday and not returning, care to explain this??? That's what I said..... So to recap, I got to come back through the US customs process twice. Can I have a gold star now please? It also seems that Starbucks is giving Timmy's a run for the coffee in Canada now....go Starbucks.
I survived SEMA again. Six long days. Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) I'm like a kid in a candy store at the SEMA show, and this year I did not get any time to walk around...nope....nothing.......can you say hostile work environment? Details later