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May 21

It’s quiet now, i hear the wind. The crickets sing, the birds chirping. The cars still drive by, but it’s more of a restful sort of hum. Low and soothing, rumbling on. Finding center, coming back. Breathing deep and settling in. It’s quiet now, beyond the din.

Cheese dip

September 5

I made a cheese dip the other day and decided to reheat some today and see how it went. It still tastes awesome, but now I see the reason most of the chili con queso recipes start with a milk and rue. The way I made it was pretty much just with melted cheese and chilies and some spices. Without the rue and milk, you end up with a cheese clump fast instead of it staying fluid longer. I liked the overall flavor, so next time I’ll just have to start differently.

Happy SysAdmin Day 2010!

July 30

I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful SysAdmin Day!

Happy Marmot Day Owosso!

July 26

Marmot Day was begun in 2002 in Owosso, Michigan, as a day of celebration for this animal which is usually considered as a pest. A luncheon is traditional as part of the celebration, and marmot jokes are also shared, among other festivities typical of any party or celebration. At 12:30 P.M., a marmot is positioned outside its hole, and if it goes into its hole, legend has it that summer is over; if it does not go into its hole, there will be one more month of summer.

Happy Donut Day!

June 4

Celebrate with Doughnuts and give to the Salvation Army.  2 great things, one great day to celebrate!

More about Donut Day

Don’t forget to bring a towel!

May 25

Happy Towel Day all you Hitchhikers!

Happy Geek Pride Day

May 25

From Wikipedia

A manifesto was created to celebrate the first Geek Pride Day which included the following list of basic rights and responsibilities of geeks.


  1. The right to be even geekier.
  2. The right to not leave your house.
  3. The right to not have a significant other and to be a virgin.
  4. The right to not like football or any other sport.
  5. The right to associate with other nerds.
  6. The right to have few friends (or none at all).
  7. The right to have all the geeky friends that you want.
  8. The right to not be “in-style.”
  9. The right to be overweight and have poor eyesight.
  10. The right to show off your geekiness.
  11. The right to take over the world.


  1. Be a geek, no matter what.
  2. Try to be nerdier than anyone else.
  3. If there is a discussion about something geeky, you must give your opinion.
  4. Save any and all geeky things you have.
  5. Do everything you can to show off your geeky stuff as though it were a “museum of geekiness.”
  6. Don’t be a generalized geek. You must specialize in something.
  7. Attend every nerdy movie on opening night and buy every geeky book before anyone else.
  8. Wait in line on every opening night. If you can go in costume or at least with a related T-shirt, all the better.
  9. Don’t waste your time on anything not related to geekdom.
  10. Befriend any person or persons bearing any physical similarities to comic book or sci-fi figures.
  • Try to take over the world!
  • Happy Walpurgisnacht

    April 30

    Keep your fires burning and wait for the sun!  Spring comes!

    Happy Monkey Day!

    December 14

    Yes I’m serious!  It was even founded at Michigan State…  Check it!

    Monkey Day

    World Hello Day

    November 21

    Celebrate the day by opening communications with others.  Say hello to at least 10 people today!  Hi!