June 2011 - Posts
I can't wait to see this movie. Tom Hanks is one of my favorites, but I'm not gonna lie... I want to try to spot the speakers on the set. I'm nerdy like that.
Big thanks to forum member AllanSonger for arranging their silver screen debut!
I don't know much about Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice, nor can I tell you why the name of this album is simply O. I don't understand the meaning of the title "The Blower's Daughter," nor does it hold any special place in my memory or subconscious. But I do know I love this song. So at least that's something.
I found this photo hanging in my local Dairy Queen. I had to look twice to make sure it actually said Hope, Arkansas. No doubt I looked like an idiot taking a picture of a picture, but who cares. I mean, what are the odds of this being on display in my hometown when Hope plays such an key role in my career-life? Perhaps DQ was founded in Hope, just like Klipsch?
A Google search later, I found out DQ was not founded in Hope, but rather Illinois. And I learned this photo was used in a recent promotion for the restaurant's anniversary celebration and is currently found in chains across the nation. So the odds were actually high that I would see it somewhere. Anywhere. But it was fun to think that it was a cool coincidence for a minute.
Ever notice how one question leads to more questions? Like, who the heck were the Zonks, anyway? Why were they playing in Hope? And why did DQ change the name of the Mr. Misty? We may never learn. Unless we Google.
Some of you may remember that Devil Duck took a hiatus to travel with forum member Customsteve01 nearly 2 years ago. He finally made it home, but I gotta say, he looks a little tired and beaten up. I'll bet he had a great time, though.
Where is that Dwight character, anyway?
Our engineering lab. I wonder if this passed the tip test.
Thanks, Prof. Thump, for the photo! I'll remember to bring my camera back to work one of these days.
...with no internet access? THE EMAILS!!!
Slowly catching up, but will leave you with a sneak peek at where our adventures this summer took us.
It's such a cliche thing to say. "A Day at the Zoo." As if it would be
anything else. A night at the zoo? A weekend at the zoo? A month at the
zoo? Well, for those of you with multiple children, I guess you could
say a lifetime at the zoo, but I digress.
We went to the Indianapolis Zoo
on Saturday for our annual Klipsch picnic, except we showed up just as
they were putting the food away. Story of my life. It was about 150
degrees out, so we didn't hang out long in the non-air conditioned tent
with all our co-workers who weren't there anymore. That would've been
just silly. So out we headed out to find the animals, whining every step
of the way. Except there weren't really any. They were smart enough to
realize it was unnaturally hot, and wisely escaped to hidden shaded
locations, sleeping the day away. Sometimes I wonder if humans really
are the advanced species.
The only critters we were able to see
up close and not sleeping were the giraffes. But only because it was
feeding time. Of course, I did not have a single dollar bill on me,
which was the cost to feed these odd looking things, so I was stuck with
a not only whiney but now tearful 6 year old. Until a very nice
bystander took pity on us (or at least wanted to stop the wailing) and
floated us a buck. If I wasn't so sweaty, I'd have hugged him. But then
he might have asked for it back. So it all worked out.
Everyone please marvel at the new website. Go ahead. MARVEL.
Ok, so it's not perfect.... yet. We're getting there. As always, feedback is appreciated! But be kind. Please be kind.