partly cloudycloudyWet for the morning drive in, up a bit late due to the shittyness of the day.

Call at work for one company, Colgate and they just hammered us over 7 issues that were mostly related cleaning up the database. Almost over 15 people on the call only 4 actually talking. Most of the problems should be taken care of in SP5 but we’ll need to do something about SP4 also.

Straight over to the Shroom for dinner and a beer, Brian stopped in along with me. Lauryn, Madison and Johanna were there along with a new gal. Obs, Maclynn showed up a bit later. Still Lauryn is not her usual chipper self, I feel I must rub her the wrong way although I can see I might by my non-politically correct attitude.

Came home afterward and had a Widmer Kill Devil Brown Ale and watched the latest episode of Masters of Sex and then the Punisher.

cloudyIt was dreary in the am and dreary the entire day.

Got up rather early and went online and got the tickets for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”. Did more laundry, washing the towels and rags that I use for the car and also the pool.

Nicki left @ about 10:30 to go to church with her Mom, or maybe by herself. When she was getting home I got to see how wonderful she looked, and made sure I told her how beautiful she looked. I was cleaning the inside of the car @ this time.

Brian and I then headed out to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes @ the Movie Tavern. Not the best time there, it took them 3 times to finally get Brian his Pepsi One and a shot of bourbon, twice they came by with a Bourbon & coke mixed up. My Cuban sandwich was good but the fries were horribly cold and they just plain didn’t give us any napkins. I still like getting a beer @ the theater so I’m sure I won’t stop going. I did try to order the “MUG” but they didn’t have any.

By the time we got home it was almost 5pm and I gave up on the idea of going and seeing Pattie the neighbor @ Wild Wings. Instead I just had a few more beers and watched a few tivoed episodes of things, Californication and then True Blood. Ended up watching the better part of “The Internship”, funny and uplifting movie about Google Interns.

Drank a couple of my cellared beers, and called it a night.

I did get a few more moves I’d like to watch, The Giver, Sin City …. II, and the next Hunger Games episode the Mockingjay part 1.

beer list: week ending 07/20

Stone RuinTen IPA

mmmmmmm beer

Consumed: Cellared:
Ommegang Fire & Blood Ale -H
New Belgium LOF Gruit -H
Starr Hill Red Rooster Coffee Cream Stout -H
Lefthand Milk Stout -TM
Samuel Adams Porch Rocker -TM
Southern Tier Creme Brulee -TM
Southern Tier Chokolat -TM
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout -TM
Olvisholt Russian Imperial Stout -H
Monk’s Revenge Red Wine Barrel 13 -TM
North Coast Old Stock 10 -TM
Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA -TM
Terrapin Hopsecutioner -Hoot
Rogue Integrity Ale 25th -H
Trappist Rochfort 10 -H

RaincloudyRaining in the morning then into the afternoon. Rain stopped but the sky’s stayed mostly cloudy.

WileyClapp-RugerGP100Woke up to rain noises going down the gutter drain pipe by the bedroom window. Brian and I then went out to do some things gun related. He wanted to test some sub-sonic ammo and I was looking for a revolver. Went over to the new place at about 9:30 but found out they didn’t open until 11. So we went right over to bull’s Eye and I ended up putting a Ruger GP100 on layaway. It’s a Wiley Clapp special edition, with a combination wood and rubber grip in brushed stainless with a 3inch barrel.

Came home and did a couple of loads of laundry, clothes and then towels. Headed out to Hooters for a bit of fun. Before that I did stop in at Home Depot and got some stuff of the bathroom, remodel. Two towel holders and a new toilet seat.

At Hooters Erica as there for the first part and I had some crab legs and a Hopsecutioner. Met up with clay and a few other regulars before Haley came on duty. Kelli was also working the floor and Nikki was managing. Also she is showing something fierce. In a good way. LaurenDe came in along with Haley a bit earlier and Erica took her leave, Clay was in and out and another dude and I chatted about programming stuff. I started drinking water and Brian texted about hitting the tmac later.

Finally, left hooters and ran the car threw the car wash before deciding to head over to the tmac for the couple of beers I still wanted from there. I think I ll have to either drink a lot of water before leaving or call a taxi. Brian was over at the best buy I think but never came over when I texted or he dropped his phone at best buy. Then I got a call from him and he did stop by and have a beer with me.

I then cruised over to Kroger and did a bit of grocery shopping and came back to the house afterwards. Chatted with Nicki about woman’s issues and dating. She and I have found ourselves dating when we both don’t really want to. Also, she will not be going with us for the Reunion weekend after next, booo, hooo!

cloudyOvercast and a little drizzle in the am as I drove into work. Not the fluffy stuff you see on the right, but the big whitish sheet that looks to be only several feet away.

Mom's Garden


Ate a bunch of pistacios and I’m really happy they don’t dye them red like they used to. Otherwise, I would have red fingertips right now.

Work was rather slow, still trying to get the AD problem reproduced, sent to support for help.

Went on a short walk over to the bridge and back, felt a few raindrops so didn’t go far. Met up with a dude from work on the way back from a walk and he said he only felt a few during his walk, I didn’t want to chance it.

Headed over to the Mall of GA TMac for the couple of beers I wanted to have for their “Christmas in July” with Brian. Only had two and then went on home about 7ish. I had thought about possibly going back and having the new Founders Triple IPA but didn’t. Instead I just hung out at the house and watched some TV, drinking a european Russian Imperial Stout.

Getting up early in the am to head over to the gunshop and then to lunch but I still didn’t get to bed until after 1am. I’m looking for a revolver.

mostly sunnySunny and warmer today than yesterday. More overcast in evening.

Had some computer laptop troubles, seemed like the stuff I was seeing during the malware stuff. It had been upgrading some internal software and after a few reboots everything seemed ok.

Sent back a bug today, they had misunderstood the documentation and well need to fix the documentation in order to describe what it does and why.

Did a lot of snacking today on the stuff I bought last night.


Stopped in @ Pop’s and picked up two beers, Alagash Triple and a new Clown Shoes Burnt Carmel Brown Ale, I need to look for some Founders

Went out to the John’s Creek tmac for botm, the regular gang was there behind the bar, amber, Meg, Kate, Tommy and none of the ones on my side except for one, no two. The Irish dude and the English dude. Then about 30 minutes later JohnH, Trevor, and Brian showed up. The Christmas in July has started and Johns Creek along with Mall of Georgia have some wonderful cellared beers. Had the Southern Tier Creme Brulee 13 and a Left Hand Milk Stout.

Went a little overboard this evening by going over to the Mall of GA and having two more beers, both cellared versions of a Brooklyn Black Stout 12 and then a Southern Tier Chokolat 13. Matt, Nickolas and Brad were behind the bar, Ashley called out to me but I was bee-lining it to the bar. Got hugs and apologized for not noticing her @ the door earlier. Later the brewing dude and his wife (who never drinks) came in and he showed me the latest on his new-old Roadrunner, hast he engine out, both fenders and has bought another to replace them with. He had lost lots of weight, about 30lbs he says, basically by drinking only Michelob Ultra.

Home, small chat with Nicki before heading on to bed.

mostly sunnypartly cloudyIt started out cooler today then usual, it was 64 when I got to work and by noon it was a bit warmer. I got out on the trail earlier in the day, @ about 9:30. Took the long way around going down the spur trail towards, ???????? and then back and around the outside by the Mall Shopping area. Saw a deer.



I didn’t get much accomplished other than setting up stuff for the next issue I’ll be working on. I did surf around and lookup some cute photos of iJustine (Justine Ezarik) who I found out is 30 yo, thought she was younger than that. Also, she has been in a few episodes of several TV Series and has an IMDB profile even. I also played a few vlogs of a too cute couple in CA on YouTube, Kalel&Anthony, silly and funny, and so L A.

Went over to the Fresh Market before heading on home. Picked up some sushi that I ate on the last of the drive home. Also picked up a bunch of snacks for work, pistachios, honey roasted cashews, and some chocolate covered pretzels, I like to snack while I debug software problems. I also got the things for a prosciutto and mozzarella sandwich along with some smoked salmon and an english cucumber.

Quoted from Article:

Less than 3 percent of the U.S. population identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday in the first large-scale government survey measuring Americans’ sexual orientation.

The National Health Interview Survey, which is the government’s premier tool for annually assessing Americans’ health and behaviors, found that 1.6 percent of adults self-identify as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent consider themselves bisexual.

The overwhelming majority of adults, 96.6 percent, labeled themselves as straight in the 2013 survey. An additional 1.1 percent declined to answer, responded “I don’t know the answer” or said they were “something else.”

The figures offered a slightly smaller assessment of the size of the gay, lesbian and bisexual population than other surveys, which have pegged the overall proportion at closer to 3.5 or 4 percent. In particular, the estimate for bisexuals was lower than in some other surveys.

The data is collected for the CDC by the Census Bureau, which conducts interviews with thousands of Americans across the country. It is highly regarded because of its large sample size — it comprised 33,557 adults between the ages of 18 and 64 for the most recent survey — and because of its methods, which include face-to-face interviews and some follow-up telephone queries.

So, a LARGE sample size is 33,557/317,000,000 or .01% of the population.

I’ve heard a saying, Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics.

via Health survey gives government its first large-scale data on gay, bisexual population – The Washington Post.

cloudyCloudy most of the am and into the pm.

We had our meeting today and @ the end we had a little pow-wow about the changes that occurred on Friday, seems Joe is no longer the VP of development, not some other dude is that has 15+ years with SAP, Sanji. Yep, an Indian fellow from India and the idea is that they will be changing things here to be a bit more like the rest of SAP. Not entirely a bad thing IMHO. But I think basically it may mean that we have less development staff here and move most of it to India. They (SAP) just did a “simplification” (rif) which basically took away 50% of our staff from small branches elsewhere. But they also said that we should have more staff after the beginning of the year, some people say it will be more than likely here or India, most feel the later.

Also, it seems that developers normally are just an extension of Support when they are not doing scrum development. That’s a lot different than what we do now.

Stopped in @ the Shroom for some dinner and a beer. Erin was working as manager with Katie and another really cute gal working the floor, Charlie? I got the Mel-Fattie, yummy. Maclynn(SP?) arrived about the time I was leaving.

I had gotten a text from Autumn and we both met up @ Parma after I dropped off my leftovers and work bags. The sexy Amii was working the bar, she has such a lithe body, reminds me of a larger sized Tinkerbell. Regular crowd basically, Disney was there a bit later, then lil’ Mike and his girl-friend. Autumn was getting all ready to meet up with her family over to Helen for a big summer fun blow-out starting tomorrow and lasting until the weekend.

Had a bit too much beer, by one and got home before

sunny thunderstormpartly cloudyMostly overcast all day, started out more sunny then @ about 2pm it rained in Alpharetta at least with some thunder and then it cleared up by 4pm.

Worked on an API issue that seems to have been fixed in one area but not in the WebInterface, WTF? This shit is not documented really well and basically they had created a “type” that you could Notify clients with (GroupID) but never implemented it. So it gives an InvalidTypeParameter, now we don’t have the balls the say it doesn’t work, it is bad that it was in the documentation too.

Went right home and fixed up an omelette with tomatoes, some of the brussel sprouts from my brother and an avocado with some cheddar on top.
Shivani Ghai
I then watched a bunch of TV, first started with the last episodes of Dominion and then pulled last weeks pilot of Extant off CBS staring Halle Berry, looking wonderful @ 47. Then one of the True Blood’s final season episodes, I think I’m still at least 2 behind here.
Nicki spent some time crying over the asshole, I realize that she needs to do it to get over the whole thing but I hate to see her wasting time on that fucker.

beer list: week ending 07/13

Stone Stochasticity Project

mmmmmmm beer

Consumed: Cellared:
Two Brothers Domaine DuPage -H Stone RuinTen
Bear Republic Big Black Bear -H
BrewDog Punk IPA -H
Two Brothers Domaine DuPage -H
Monday Night T-Mac Daddy Porter -TM
Sam Adams Rebel IPA -TM
Sweetwater Bobblehead Bob Stout -TM
Stone Smoked Porter -TM
Southern Tier 2XONE -TM
Lagunitas a Little Sumpin Extra -TM
Avery TwentyFirst -TM
Star Hill King of Hop -TM
Stone Ruination -TM

partly cloudyHot and partly sunny today. No rain.

Finally got the house vacuumed and then mopped the kitchen floor.

Out @ about 11am to the pool and then invited the daughter to hang out with me there too. She came out @ about noon and we had a nice time till she left to meet up with her mom and everyone for Sunday “dinner”.

Nicki cleaned up the extra room so she could have a space to do her exercising. She is cleaning up her life and has been asking about what she would have to get a degree in to do something in computers.

Watched a bunch of the “Leftovers” and then the Pilot of “Dominion”

Germany won the world Cup.

partly cloudyIt was mostly hazy and cloudy, cool in the 80′s today.

I went out on the trail at work and took some shots of a cute preying mantis, it didn’t really pose very well though and tried to get away. I had a hitchhiker tag along inside with me, a small just “hatched” dragonfly that I caught and deposited back outside.

I found that one of my bugs was re-opened, but when I tested what they said was the issue I couldn’t reproduce it. I didn’t really test what they had “failed” just overlooked it. But when I got ahold of the new testing dude he couldn’t reproduce it either.

The Blaxican truck came by today but I had already stared eating my salmon and crackers so I passed it up.



During my lunch break I messed with some of the photos that I took of Nicki’s friend and her son Carter. Some of them are really cute! I really don’t like to edit photos right away since I do a better critic of them after the shoot is a little less vivid in my mind. It’s like I’m looking @ someone else’s work instead of my own. I realize that I don’t do a very good job pre-cropping my photos, I’m not framing them properly and looking for problems with backgrounds, shadows and other issues like that.

Out to Johns Creek with the brother, nice time, Tom dude at the end of the bar. Meg looking really hot in her new? glasses.

Jenny, very cute gal with a wonderful tan dark eyes, dirty blond hair and went to South Carolina from 94-98. She is married with at least one kid, very cool gal.

Couple of gals over it El Real one of them was actually very cute and blondish and the amount was dark-haired in a little on the heavy side but both of them are very sexual and they both work with Ashley who was manning the bar. They both work with Ashley at the radiology lab or whatever it was and I think the blondish girl was named Laura and the other girl was named Mandy maybe. It was very interesting evening a lot of very interesting sexual conversations beyond that I really can’t talk about them.

Stopped in at Kroger and picked up some toilet paper since Nicki left me with nothin. I then came home and cut my hairs, on my head and on my face.

NASA / Ames / JPL-Caltech / T. Pyl 

Kepler-186f: A Second Earth

The artist’s concept depicts Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet orbiting a distant star in the habitable zone—a range of distances from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. Kepler-186f resides in the Kepler-186 system about 500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that Earth-size planets exist in the habitable zone of other stars and signals a significant step closer to finding a world similar to Earth.

via The Habitable Zone of Inhabited Planets | The Planetary Society.

Sunny Rainmostly sunnySunny most of the drive back to Atlanta. It did rain a few times just south of I475 and then that was it.

Woke up about 7:30 and was out the door about 8:00+. Stopped @ Shawn’s and picked up the fig branch and chatted with him for a second before heading off.

Drive home was thankfully very uneventful, there were a lot of police on the roads in my opinion. Thought I maybe pulled over a few times but I really didn’t get beyond 75mph and the normal speed limit is 70. It did rain a bit at the south end of Atlanta but no other weather the rest of the time. I stopped in @ a rest area just inside of Macon, GA and it was “closed”, damn not another one until way past Atlanta so I just waited until I got home.

Parent's Yard

Out to Parma @ 6:30, nice to see Autumn again and also Cheri and Rocky as well. Lots of drunk people there, the regular gang of women that are usually there. Blond curly haired gal said I’m cute? Teacher, 2nd grade, didn’t want to talk about that. OK. Also, Cheri mentioned a “friend” who may be moving back to Gwinnett that she thinks I should meet. She is a bit forward so Sheri says, so more than likely no games.

Becca called me from Washington, she was out @ the Diamond Knott Brewery and thought of me.