Sunday, March 20, 2011

Something to Blog About

I'm taking flying lessons and I've been thinking of keeping a flying journal. I then remembered that I have a blog and I thought that would be a good place to keep a record of my experiences.

I'm learning to fly in a Cessna 172/182 coversion. I stared this new journey about a month ago. So far I have logged 5.1 hours of dual instruction time and 6 hours of ground school. I purchased a few learning aids to prepare for the exam. I drive a good bit with my job so I purchases Rod Machado's Private Pilot Manual on tape. It is very helpful. I also purchased the Jeppesen Private Pilot text and Rod's written book. Finally, I picked up the Gleim questions in electronic form.

I've been working on turns around a point, slow flight, take-off, and checking out the airplane before you fly.

Flying is fun!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What's going on?

Well it has been some time since my last post. I guess since may we've done the following:

State Bar Annual meeting; office fire; yeah... office fire; wifey has a new job; working a great deal; fall; football season; golfing; lots of rain; floods; all kinds of crazy stuff!

I'm working on downloading all the picutre cd's we have onto a hard drive. Putting photos on cd's just doesn't do it for me. Amazing, you can get an entire terabyte harddrive for about a hunrded bucks from wal-mart now. I don't have that much data in my entire library, so... here we go with a photo of my pop.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

April Came and Went

Well it would appear that I have been most absent recently. Spring arrived and I was preoccupied with outside events. It has been a good six weeks. The weather warmed up and we have been busy. I traveled to PA to see my friends and had a good trip. I have also been playing some golf. Its amazing what losing 35 pounds can do for the golf game. The pool opened and that is always a glorious event. I'll post more soon, off to Atlanta for a hearing later today.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Ah yes, we finally finished the siding on the gable end as you can see here. A couple things left like covering the dryer vent and a little more painting but all-in-all, it feels good to have finished this task.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Its Friday

Man has it been quite the month. We were scheduled to be in trial this week but we are appealing some of the pre-trial orders. Good times. Its nice to be home though.

We're back to work on the house this weekend! (yes, that still goes on). We hope to have the siding up by the end of the weekend. That would be exciting. then I have have the little holes we put in the roof repaired and we'll be good to go.

Updates to come....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Appearances may be Deceiving

At work we have been talking a good bit about diversity as part of a diversity initiative. Part of that program includes an exercise where you choose which person you would rather be. This exercise forces people to choose among choices which will generate certain assumptions. Afterwards the group then examines those assumptions and talks about how they may or may not be accurate.

I inadvertently tested my assumptions the other day. It was pretty cool. I was walking out of my office when I saw two people approaching on the street. One was an Indian woman wearing scrubs and carrying a plastic bag which I assumed was her lunch. She was walking in the general direction of the hospital. The other person was an African American man, walking the other way and just wearing street clothes. The approched each other silently but when they were just about to cross paths they suddenly give each other a high-five, speak briefly with honest happiness to see each other and then they just keep moving.

I was kinda stunned. I totally assumed these people did not know each other and like I probably would, they would just pass each other silently like most others. Maybe I should start walking around town giving high-fives....

I thought that was cool.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Back to Work!

But it snowed this weekend!!

We had a great weekend. We saw a band on Saturday night with my parents to see Moonalice featuring GE Smith of Saturday night live fame. They were great and we had a good time!

It was good they left town early Sunday morning because we went from short sleves to the picture you see here in about 12 hours. It was fun as all the neighbors were outside watching it snow. It was not so fun as I used a long spatula to scoop snow off our vehicles so we could make it to work!