Comment #3466 by: gB
at about 12:57 on April 9, 2009
I forgot all about this. Saturday afternoon is certainly more doable than Friday night, what with all the various childrens I've somehow been put in command of.
My phone number ends with three zero three seven and begins with the usual Port Byron rigamarole. If I don't make contact with anybody, feel free to call and invite us over. We can perhaps combine a luncheon festival with some manner of trip to the grocery store.
Comment #3465 by: Dave
at about 11:24 on April 9, 2009
Regarding tomorrow's festivities, I spoke with Adam last night and it appears that he will not be able to guarantee his presence until later on Friday evening and suggests we set the time for 8:00. I'm not sure that such a late time will be practical for those with babies and wonder if a Saturday luncheon might be more appropriate. Caciona and I have dinner in Wheatland, but don't need to leave until around 5:00 and everyone is free to stay as long as they like after we leave. So far, the only plans made have been those discussed here on the forum, so we are still fairly flexible.
Comment #3464 by: Adam
at about 06:56 on April 8, 2009
My bad, link fixed, try again.
Comment #3463 by: bo8b
at about 18:35 on April 7, 2009
It tells me "Error 404. WRONG-O, Moose-lips!"
I'm not a mooselips.
Comment #3462 by: Adam
at about 14:43 on April 7, 2009
My uncle Bill is somewhat of wordsmith. In the past, he's published short stories and cartoons. His most recent work is a unique word play that he publishes daily. Check it out at tresplays.blogspot.com.
Comment #3461 by: Mitchell
at about 12:33 on April 3, 2009
I really appreciate Janice's $1200.00 contribution to her political campaign of choice! Go Janice! It was also nice to find that she is a flight attendant; does she update the site while flying the friendly skies?
Comment #3460 by: Adam
at about 08:49 on April 3, 2009
If you Google "Janice Fowler," I think you'll discover she is quite real. I object to those who posit that she is simply a figment of my imagination in an alternate universe that exists only in my mind. Who has time for all that? Please stop assailing my staff with accusations of non-existence!
Comment #3459 by: Janice Fowler's Keeper
at about 09:07 on April 1, 2009
She's more machine now than man, twisted and evil.
Comment #3458 by: Dave
at about 07:31 on April 1, 2009
Ah, Janice. How's the old gal doing since her hip replacement? Give her my best.
Comment #3457 by: Adam
at about 13:52 on March 31, 2009
Thanks for pointing that out. I'll have Janice fix it right away.
Comment #3456 by: Mitchell
at about 17:45 on March 30, 2009
The date in the right-hand corner reads 2008.
Comment #3455 by: Adam
at about 16:41 on March 30, 2009
As you may be aware, a computer virus known as the Conficker worm has been circulating the internet for the last few months. A variant of the worm (Conficker C) has received media attention in recent weeks as it is expected to launch an attack from infected machines on April 1, 2009.
In October 2008 a Microsoft patch was distributed to protect workstations from this threat. Please make sure your Microsoft Updates and Antivirus software are both up to date.
To check your PC for the Conficker worm and other security problems, Microsoft also offers a free online safety scan here, which should be able to detect all Conficker versions. Click here to access this free service.
Finally -- Pleae be sure to have an up-to-date anti-virus program running on your PC. I've been using AVG Free, and been very happy with it. You can download it here.
Kind regards, Adam V. Pilon
Comment #3454 by: Dave
at about 21:55 on March 27, 2009
The diggery shall proceed, however, unforseen easter festivities necessitate the shifting of the day to Friday, the 10th rather than Saturday. I hope that works for everyone. Shall we say sixish unless you hear otherwise. I'll have to talk with the misses, but I think we can provide some tasty grill vittles if everyone could bring a side or desert or something. More details to come later.
Comment #3453 by: bo8b
at about 06:42 on March 26, 2009
I am totally ready for some serious shindiggery.
Comment #3452 by: Adam
at about 08:06 on March 25, 2009
Hi Mitch -- I sent you an email from my account by responding to the last email I received from you.
-- Adam --
Comment #3451 by: Mitchell
at about 16:06 on March 24, 2009
A. Could you check to see if my e-mail(s) are going to your junk-box.
Comment #3450 by: gB
at about 10:57 on March 23, 2009
I will partake in the crafting of high quality merriment.
Comment #3449 by: Dave
at about 13:07 on March 19, 2009
Yes, A happy belated b-day to the AVP. Word is he will be home to celebrate the zombification of our lord and savior. We should pencil in a shindig for that Saturday. There has been much to celebrate of late, what with all the births and engagements and what not. Perhaps we can do some baby passing and merriment making? What say you forum lurkers?
Comment #3448 by: Adam
at about 08:21 on March 19, 2009
Thank you, Thank you!
Comment #3447 by: gB
at about 14:09 on March 17, 2009
Happy birthday, Adam! (You look like a snowman!) What? No. Nobody else is on the phone.
Comment #3446 by: gB
at about 07:29 on March 15, 2009
Heywood Banks was great, you guys. YEAH TOAST!
Comment #3445 by: gB
at about 07:43 on March 8, 2009
Chris is the new Wade. Resistance is futile. Also, the announcer said Accenture gives companies what they want and it shows virtual popcorn explosions. I weep for the future. Hold me, Chris. And love me like you've never been hurt.
Comment #3444 by: Mitchell
at about 18:11 on March 5, 2009
That guy Chris kinda looks like Wade, but I did not see Wade anywhere in the video.
Comment #3443 by: Adam
at about 17:03 on March 5, 2009
Wade is a star! He was featured in a video that was aired last night on "Chicago Tonight" on WTTW Channel 11 Chicago. Here's the clip:
Comment #3442 by: bo8b
at about 16:34 on March 3, 2009
Thanks, Adam... I had not seen that, but it's really funny.
My job for the moment seems pretty stable. Deere is laying off people, primarily in my division (Ag equipment is still selling well, Construction & Forestry is not), but all the layoffs have been for wage employees so far. If they do get around to laying off management, I'll likely be on the chopping block, since I have less than a year of experience here. My boss says our section is secure, but we'll just have to see.
So yeah... what's going on in the world? Anyone have any fun plans in the next few weeks?
Comment #3441 by: Dave
at about 15:52 on March 3, 2009
My income seems stable, but my position is in jeopardy. We are likely to lose the contract for half our funding at the end of March. They are talking about extending the deadline, going to United Way for extra funds, etc. The realistic worse case scenario is that they will shift me to another position that I do not enjoy as much. My agency rarely lays anyone off unless they have a very narrow skill set, which I do not.
I am really looking forward to spring this year. I have had a rough time staying motivated this winter. I wouldn't say that I have been depressed exactly, just really lazy. I am hoping the warm weather revitalizes me.
Adam I sent you an e-mail about those cubes. I hope they are still available.
Comment #3440 by: Adam
at about 14:00 on March 2, 2009
It's been pretty quiet around here. What's new?
Not much here. My boss was let go, buy my job is stable. At least, that's what they tell me.
I've been thinking about moving as my lease is up. I would really like to move to a high-floor of a high-rise. It's really too bad I didn't have money for a down payment as there are some spectacular deals out there. In the building I want to rent in, there are some units being "short-sold" for close to half of their full-sale price.
Because of the way the Daylight Savings Law was re-written, it'll start quite early this year -- Next Sunday, March 8th! (As the law is written, DST starts at 2AM local time, the second Sunday in March.) I'm looking forward to that. I prefer late-sunsets to early. By virtue of living among tall buildings, it gets dark here even earlier than sunset.
Bob: Have you seen this ->
Comment #3439 by: Dave
at about 14:47 on February 18, 2009
Caciona and I were just talking about how Bob had disappeared after moving back, but I guess he's been busy a courtin' Congrats
Comment #3438 by: WadeMS
at about 12:02 on February 18, 2009
Comment #3437 by: gB
at about 15:15 on February 17, 2009
Wow! Congrats to everybody ever!
Can I officiate for Adam and his Cordoba? Like when Pee Wee Herman married the fruit salad?
Comment #3436 by: Mrs. B
at about 14:32 on February 17, 2009
Comment #3435 by: Adam
at about 11:43 on February 17, 2009
Congratulations to you, Bob!
Wouldn't it be a neat trick if you were own officiant? You did such a nice job for Dave!
Comment #3434 by: bo8b
at about 00:01 on February 17, 2009
Wow, Adam! Congratulations! That's a hot car. Wait, no. "Hott." With two T's.
In other news, gentle readers, Nicole and I got ourselves engaged over the weekend. Dates to follow, but a wedding is likely this summer. Sorry, Rev. gB, but she wants to use her own minister as officiant. I was pulling for you, though.
Comment #3433 by: Adam
at about 17:45 on February 16, 2009
My Cordoba has been named Cordoba of the Month at the Chrysler Cordoba Club website: Cordoba of the Month
Comment #3432 by: The Zepherizer
at about 09:46 on February 16, 2009
I've got a hot tip on some nice tin fins for that beauty.
Comment #3431 by: Peter G
at about 11:48 on February 14, 2009
Adam, Nice pics of the 'doba! Enjoy driving it when the weather turns.
Comment #3430 by: Adam
at about 02:48 on February 14, 2009
Comment #3429 by: Adam
at about 12:15 on February 13, 2009
Hi gB: I've been watching The Office, and I really enjoy it. I didn't watch it from the beginning, but caught up fairly quickly thanks to reruns on TBS. I know you weren't a fan of the American version and suspect you probably didn't watch beyond a few episodes.. But I'm pleased to report that after the first season, the show has gotten a lot better. There have been a few serial-stories that have started and stopped through the seasons, as well as the stories that last an episode or three. I really like it.
I also wonder what your opinion of 30 Rock is. I'm totally a fan. Not sure if you'd dig the Saturday Night Live style wackiness or not -- but Alec Baldwin is truly in his element on the small screen. Tina Fey is just brilliant, as well!
Comment #3428 by: Some Idiot
at about 20:04 on February 9, 2009
Considerably less or more... than more or less.
Comment #3427 by: gB
at about 18:51 on February 3, 2009
I believe they are $15 per human.
Comment #3426 by: dave and old lady...who is a young lady...
at about 07:37 on February 3, 2009
gb, how much are tix, my friend?
Comment #3425 by: gB
at about 11:53 on February 2, 2009
This is primarily aimed at Dave but to anybody who's interested, comedian Heywood Banks is coming to Davenport in March! Who's in?
Comment #3424 by: George Lucas
at about 07:40 on February 1, 2009
Answer: It seems that some states have laws like this on the books from "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" but they're about as likely to be enforced as the ones about not walking your chicken on Tuesdays or what have you. As for a Federal law, Prez Bush passed something called the Real I.D. Act which established national standard for ID cards but left the decision to make carrying them mandatory in the hand of the states.
Comment #3423 by: Adam
at about 23:05 on January 31, 2009
Question: Does anybody know if there is any law, State or Federal, that requires one to carry identification on them when out in public?
Comment #3422 by: Adam
at about 17:53 on January 31, 2009
George Carlin, before he became an angry, political comedian, and before he died, used to do this bit about how there was a magazine for everything. "Walking," he would yell, "There's a fucking magazine for walking!". "Look Dan, here's an excellent article: 'Putting one foot in front of the other!'"
As evidence that George was right, I was at the gym and saw a magazine on the floor. The magazine's title was "Divorce." I wasn't sure I believed my eyes, by yes, there's a magazine for those interested in divorce! (http://www.divorcemag.com/
Can you imagine what shape your life must be in if you actually have a yearly subscription?
Comment #3421 by: Adam
at about 11:10 on January 30, 2009
I'm glad you had a mostly-enjoyable trip. I absolutely have to agree with Dave regarding the 'value' of taking a cruise. Having been on two, I can wholeheartedly endorse this style of vacationing. Forget what you might know about old-style cruising as the ships are going after a more youthful and family-oriented audiences than they have in the past. As Dave did, if you figure out what the per-day cost of a cruise is, you'll find that it costs less than a decent hotel in a major city. And it comes with a lot more!
Comment #3420 by: Dave playing catchup
at about 08:22 on January 29, 2009
Congratulations Grahm and Gayle
Congratulations (knock on wood if it is not yet the second trimester) Jason and Kristen
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, MLK day and any birthdays I might have missed
I have felt very isolated from everyone as of late. I would like to think it is because I have been so busy at work, but alas, I am woefully behind there as well. I am starting to believe that I have inherited seasonal affective disorder from my father. The last few winters have resulted in a heavy case of "the doldrums" for me. The trip helped some...
...so yes, Adam, the honeymoon was lovely apart from getting to and from the ship. In retrospect, the few hundred we saved booking the airfare independently from the cruise line was not worth it. You all read of our adventures on the way over, on the way back Air France made us clear customs and security in addition to running nearly a mile in 40 minutes. The thing that made me the most angry was we were merely switching from one air france plane to another and were lied to every step of the way. From before boarding in Spain to the final security check every single person assured us we had ample time to make this connection, but they had to literally re-open the plane to let us on we were so close to missing it. As a result they gave away our seats to standby passengers and we were unable to sit together for the 9 hour flight home.
All airplane nonsense aside the cruise itself was awesome. I highly recommend this form of travel, not just for the on-board amenities which are well known, but there is absolutely no way you could come close to seeing as much as easily or cheaply. Even after the excursions and on-board charges (which can be a bit of surprise at the end of the trip) the total ended up being less than a hundred dollars a day per person. When you consider that included lodging, transportation, unlimited food and guided tours to more than ten cities in five different countries that is pretty incredible, even for tight ass like me. Not least of which when you consider that everything we tried to do outside the itinerary of the ship ended being incredibly stressful and traumatic (if ultimately enjoyable) the peace of mind that comes with cruising is also a bonus. It may seem a bland way to see the world, but sign me up.
Comment #3419 by: Adam
at about 10:27 on January 27, 2009
Dave, how was your cruise?
Comment #3418 by: The REAL Secrets of the Dead
at about 08:59 on January 26, 2009
You better get home before ma' yells at you again for being late for dinner again. Again.
Comment #3417 by: Secrets of the Dead
at about 17:33 on January 25, 2009
Wait, wait, hold up... you saw a Broadway show in 1776?