Thursday, March 23, 2006

please tell me...

that is will NOT become socially acceptable to walk around with your bluetooth headpiece on your ear even though you are not actively using it.
this will be unacceptable for the following reasons:
1. it implies that if it "rings" you will give that call precedence over the person who is in front of you; or any person you might run into; it means that you are giving precedence to your cell phone - period
2. people will begin to look more like robots, which means that it will not be long before it is socially acceptable to BE a robot
If you do choose to walk around with the thing attached to your ear like the cops in 5th element; then it should be because you are using it as an accessory, like a fashion statement; in which case, your outfit should fit the statement; ie you should NOT be wearing white leggings with visible panty line and a lime green tank top with bra straps showing!!!! This does not accompany the fashion statement of the BT headset!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Its not a good idea

to do the Flamenco escobia in an elevator because it makes you loose touch with up and down.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Geez... thanks Aaron for forcing my hand!

My work has a project in Mozambique. They are overseeing 6 projects that involve the evaluation of water infrastructure in Northern Mozambique for the Millenium Challenge Corporation. Each project has to comply to local and MCC environmental guidelines and they wanted to task me with overseeing that these are all done consistently. This will involve going to Moz... not sure how long, and then doing all the work. Its kinda in a wait and see mode right now.

We have put down the downpayment on getting the kitchen remodeled. We still have to make some final decisions on the counter, backsplash, sink, fume hood, and accent lights. But we have time while the cabinets are being built.

Next weekend, we're off to LV for AMVIV ()
I'm going to take driving lessons, and Greg may volunteer at the racing.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

I know, I know...

I haven't posted anything in a while... its just that I have nothing to say!
at least, nothing that I think would be interesting enough to be considered a Musing!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

oooo, something else

I have an ongoing theory that is in the "proof" stages that every Folb is related to all the rest. I know, lots of families are that way... but so far, I have been able to trace all Folbs to these 5 brothers who left eastern Europe at the same time.

yesterday, my theory was tested again. and it stood up.

I was contacted through Skype by David Folb - and I thought, is this my uncle? but the guy is from England????
Yup - some Folb brothers in England, David and Michael.

Martin also joined in, and we had this big Folb Skype session with the 4 sibs.
They seem like pretty fun guys....

now I need to find my geneology stuff so I can add them too it.

Problem with this getting older thing, is I have NO idea where I put it.
I can't even start looking 'cause I have forgotten if it is electronic or paper!

God, I'm hopeless!!!!

...and then in the continuing effort

to be COMPLETELY voyeristic...

There is now a list of blogs I visit daily in order to stay on top of what is going on in these people's lives.
and the other day, I realized that I had reached a new level.

I had begun to get to know the "friend" circle.

and I realized:
a) there is this WHOLE world of people who have created a COMMUNITY in personal Blogs!!
b) you really are voyeristic when you need to know who came over for dinner on Sat!
c) you are now cruising the family photo albums on Flickr, and you think of these people as FRIENDS!

and when you pass on to your friends that you are getting worried about yourself... you get this for a response:

"I know, what the hell is wrong with me that I am so freaking keyed into these peoples lives.... like, "I wonder when Heather and John get back from Amsterdam?
I wonder if Leta is really talking a lot now? What is Chuck up to? etc... Am I just a lame-o? Oh wait, you are engrossed in it too... "

... so I gave up and created a personalized Google homepage with only one "content"
to all these blogs...

I'm also very good at adding things into the Yahoo RSS feed function so that I can see the updates in my inbox.

so either I'm bored, boring, sick, or not into my job and life !

I wasn't gonna, but I will put in some....

master b.



Big news for now, at least in my little world

We are going to remodel the kitchen. Our kitchen is on the west side of the house and there is a LARGE screen porch sticking out from its windows, so it gets no light. It also has a dropped ceiling, OLD oak cabinets, and gross tile on the counters and backsplash. Last summer we had to replace the fridge and dishwasher, so we have 50% new appliances. The contractor got the deposit this week, and so the cabinets will have 8-10 weeks to be built. We need to decide on counter tops, backsplash, fume hood, and sink before the date of demo/install. We are also installing 2 skylights, can lights, and pendants over the island. I think it will be SMASHING!!!

Other than that, live goes on... March is the month of Scottsdale Center for the Arts shows... we are in the middle of 3 in 2 weeks - whew! Considering we do this season ticket thing to have entertainment all year, we didn't do a good job of planning for this season.. oh well...