Michael's Blogger Shower

Welcome to my Google sponsored shower! I like to spout out the thoughts jumbled in my head, My original blog no longer exists.If you want to be able to post comments, contact me. :)

Friday, October 28, 2005

Pixar Theater - Cars

I am ready for Cars. There was a carnival, near my work. I got a bunch of FREE tickets... I ate a bunch more junk (ate Krusty Kreams yesterday) and play on this remote control race way.

Sweet. What a day.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Joseph Smith the Prophet by Rob Gardner - lyrics

Joseph Smith the Prophet by Rob Gardner - lyrics

Joseph Smith the Prophet CD - Rob Gardner, composer

I want to get this Rob Gardner album!

NFL Standings

NFL.com - NFL Standings: "Indianapolis7 wins 0 loses"

How come nobody told me my team was undefeated? Yeah, i'm a big fan. I just went to this site for the first time this year.

Thursday, October 20, 2005


FastForms.Net is pretty much obsolete when it comes to the Google toolbar.


: "an old Norse game "

Fort Hunt Park

Fort Hunt Park: "Fort Hunt Park"

National Postal Museum

National Postal Museum

Another thing to do.

Thirteen Ed Online - Exploring the Smithsonian

Thirteen Ed Online - Exploring the Smithsonian: "Exploring the Smithsonian"

I know this is to be done online, but I think it would be a fun activity.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The Official Internet site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Official Internet site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: "Selected Study Topics "

Cool. How did I get here?

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Welcome to the Pickett House

The web site to the Haus.

Sign the guest book or schedule an event....

Mall23.com - ASP eCommerce Online Store

Mall23.com - ASP eCommerce Online Store: "Mall23 was founded in 2001" by an old Co-worjker of mine, shortly after OWOL.bomb went off.

Awesome demos! Awesome developer! Awesome buy!

Monday, October 17, 2005

Ken Knapton - Executive Team Bios

Ken Knapton - Executive Team Bios: "Ken Knapton - Vice President of Engineering"

I think I know this guy.

Production Complaints

I have been trying to help out on this production - which has technical issues with the stage and lighting. Basically this production was meant for a real stage with an orchestra pit.

I was asking to be a spotlight person. I think I was asked because I was there. I've never done this before, but I do realize there has got to be a better way. That assessment is not limited to location and lack of fixed lights and what not.

I had my second rehearsal yesterday. I got a script half way through the first rehearsal. Well, I got it emailed to me earlier when I had asked for a modified version of the script. I suppose I was looking for the Directory of photography's notes on lighting and cues.

There is no director of photography or a stage manager.... just me to do the lights. I was asked without direction to spotlight the speaker(s). There are two places where the light is to be spotted... Easy enough? Oh, I was informed that I need to turn the main lights off then run to the spotlight -- which also came under fire on where on the ground it was palced... and of course, they wanted me to solve it. Was I asked to be the props manger guy or the spotlight guy?

I recognized early that it would be easier to have two fixed lights, but I'm sure that wasn't looked into either. I also passed on requests or helpful tips from a bystander who has done this stuff before...

Not surprisingly, I got a ration of crap about switching the positions was a bit slow. Again, I reminded them about having two lights. I also pointed out a mistake in the script -- which confused me for a second.

I got "reamed" about other stuff too. I want to tell them the following complaints, but they will get pushed aside. The performance is this weekend! Call me, so when I mess up they can say "Oh, excuse him, he is challenged." or worse.

  • I did not volunteer. I was asked and not for my experience.

  • I did not agree to do this because of the people running the production or the production itself. I wanted to see it though

  • The conductor of the choir and orchestra is good at that job, but makes a poor director of photography or what have you.

  • The place of the production is not designed for a production of this type.

They wanted to appoint an assistant to help to tell me where to point. I think that was unnecessary. I'll do fine. Besides, hand signals in the dark? Is she going to grab my right or left butt cheek? Sound is OK, if I get an ear piece.

I am so looking forward to the production. Or better yet, the after comments. I know if I screw up big time, I'll still get sunshine blown up my [ace]. Challenged?

Friday, October 14, 2005

Swearing and Irony

Even the lousy Harry Potter book 5 (HP5) at full blast on some cheap headphones could not drown out the "F" word coming from a movie that was one. I definitely didn't choose it or would have chosen to continue watching.

I tried to concentrate on what I was reading. It seemed like I could block out everything but that word which I heard every 5 seconds. I'm not joking.

Finally. I had to go outside so I could find peace and quite. Is this how I sound when I lose control and start spewing obscenities?

Thursday, October 13, 2005

On Zion's Hill

After downloading President Boyd K. Packer's talk (in MP3 format) on my Urim and Thummim, I heard the following names and had their info reveaked to me.

On Zion's Hill: "Ninety percent of the King James Bible is as translated by William Tyndale and John Wycliffe."

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


Dave Barry in Cyberspace: "Dave Barry in Cyberspace "

I was trying to train the speach recognition software. I thought this was supposed to be a good read. I guess he thinks he is funny. I couldn't stand reading...

Monday, October 10, 2005

LPD-18 New Orleans

LPD-18 New Orleans: "LPD-18 USS New Orleans "

Next ship on the work block?

Bink.nu | Office 12 Preview Screenshots!

Bink.nu | Office 12 Preview Screenshots!: "the latest Microsoft news"

Web sites for everything?

Luxo: Geri and the Chocolate Factory :: A blog featuring Pixar Animation Studios :: Pixar news, articles and more

Luxo: Geri and the Chocolate Factory :: A blog featuring Pixar Animation Studios :: Pixar news, articles and more: "What a familiar looking character!"

Is this the man?

Petzold Book Blog

Petzold Book Blog: "Charles Petzold "

I added this guy to wikipedia as well.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Welcome to TreasuryDirect

Welcome to TreasuryDirect: "Treasury Bonds "