Friday, July 31, 2009

Dad's Birthday

Spent the day at my parents home. It was my dad's 86th birthday. One good think I learned today is that he has given up driving and letting my mom drive. Mom said he would go to sleep while driving and she would have to keep waking him up. Then she told me that he would be looking around and run off the road. I do feel a little better that my mom is driving him now.

My dad likes to sit in the back seat, because if you are over 60 and in the back seat you don't have to wear your seat belt. So I asked mom today if he was going to start sitting in the back seat when she drives? She just laughed.

Tim had come by and left a card, Bengi, Jake and Jennifer came buy to see them, a neightbor brought a card to dad. I got him a new squessy pillow to work his crossword puzzles on and hold his ice cup. Mom got him 2 new pairs of shorts.

It was a great day!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Central idea of "The Black Swan"

The notion of asymmetric outcomes.
I will never get to know the unknown since, by definition, it is unknown. However, I can always guess how it might affect me, and I should base my decisions around that.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ethan's baby shower

I have put up pictures of Ethan's baby shower.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I finally got pictures of the RV, inside and out, up.
Pictures of RV

Friday, July 17, 2009

Camping . . . .

Camping in the new RV.

Camping trip....

There are two good reasons to cancel a camping trip:
1. Rain
2. Shine

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

102 degrees and my worst nightmare

Yes the air conditioner went out in our house. I woke up this morning, thinking it was a little warm.

So it is 102 degrees outside and the thermostat only goes to 90 and it is all the way past that.

We actually have 4 units, so the office is cool, just don't know what to do about sleeping tonight. All AC repair men said it would be Thursday. I had hope of one that was coming from Norman to the city but it's not looking good for him either.

It's supposed to cool off in a couple of days. 99 degrees.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

from "The Black Swan"......

The Black Swan . . . . .
The Impact of the Highly Improbable
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Humans will believe anything you say provided you do not exhibit the smallest shadow of diffidence; like animals, they can detect the smallest crack in your confidence before you express it.

The trick is to be as smooth as possible in personal manners. It is much easier to signal self-confidence if you are exceedingly polite and friendly; you can control people without having to offend their sensitivity.

The problem with business people is that if you act like a loser they will treat you as a loser--you set the yardstick yourself. There is no absolute measure of good or bad. It is not what you are telling people, it is how you are saying it.

Monday, July 13, 2009

My Job

Some days the best thing about my job is that my chair spins.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Black Swan

The Black Swan . . . . .
The Impact of the Highly Improbable
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

It is true that a thousands days cannot prove you right,
but one day can prove you to be wrong.

Friday, July 10, 2009


If your baby is "beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time," you're the grandma."
-- Theresa Bloomingdale

People often ask me, "What's the difference between couplehood and babyhood?" In a word? Moisture. Everything in my life is now more moist. Between your spittle, your diapers, your spit-up and drool, you got your baby food, your wipes, your formula, your leaky bottles, sweaty baby backs, and numerous other untraceable sources--all creating an ever-present moistness in my life, which heretofore was mainly dry.
-- Paul Reiser

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.
-- Leo J. Burke

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Went to "The Music Man" at the civic center last night. It was really good.

Got up early this morning and got to spend my morning with Cade. We played every ball there is, football, basketball, golf, soccer, nerf, etc.

What a great day!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Peach Festival in Porter OK.
July 16, 17 & 18th

Thursday - 16th
5:30 pm Kick off of Events
Roy Essary: Welcome
National Anthem
Schedule of Activities
6:00-8:30 pm PEACH PAGEANT
9:15-11:00 pm Swan Brothers Band

Friday - 17th
4-11 pm Southern States Show Carnival
Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors, Live Entertainment
5:00 pm - Live Newscast
5:00 pm - Street Games:
Turtle Races
Frog-Jumping Contest
Nail Drive
Hoola Hoop
Balloon Toss
5:45 pm - Pet Show
7:30 pm - Antique Tractor Pull
9:00-11:00 pm - Springstreet Bluegrass Band

Saturday - 18th
All Day & Evening-Carnival, Arts & Crafts, Live Music,Food Vendors
7:00 am - Peach Classic 5-K Run
8:00 am - Entries Due for Peach Cobbler, Dessert, Preserves Contest at Porter Civic Center
8:00 am - Golf Tournament - Hilltop Golf Course
8:00 am - Peach Classic Car/Truck/Motorcycle Show
9:00 am - Peach Cobbler, Dessert, Preserves
Judging at Porter Civic Center
10:00 am-Mounted Shooting-Porter Roundup Club
10:00-11:00 am - Bob Weeden & Iron Horse Band
11:00 am - Parade
Noon - Peach Auction
1:00 pm - Free Peaches & Ice Cream !!!!!!!
1:00-2:00 pm - Bob Weeden & Iron Horse Band
2:30-4:00 pm - Country Express - Leon Stacy
4:00-5:00 pm - Street Games:
Turtle Races
Frog Jumping Contest
Beard Contest
Balloon Toss
Nail Drive
Hoola Hoop
4:00-5:00 pm - Scavenger Hunt
6:00 pm- Mud Bog-Porter Roundup Club
6:00-7:30 pm - Talent Contest
6:30 pm - Antique Tractor Pull
8:30-11:00 - South 40 Country Band

Monday, July 6, 2009


It's not the age!

It's the Attitude!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th July

Storms moved through the OKC area and most of fireworks were canceled.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Walking. . . .

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
-- Ellen DeGeneres

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


The only thing that's got more bugs than my garden is my computer.