Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Back from the Wild

There is nothing like waking up in the morning to have a giraffe sleeping in your front driveway.

One cannot put into words the experience of Kruger National Park in South Africa...but maybe some pictures can. Here are a few...but more are here. Not all pictures...
Between my co-worker and I...we have over 1000 pictures and ~20 short videos.
I will try to get everything posted as soon as I can...but there are 9 rolls of real film that have to be developed and I have to get his pictures. So hold your breath.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Off to the Wild...

So this will be my last post for a bit...unless I find reliable internet.

So, Pays 4 Busch slips a card in my computer this morning...

A picture of a giraffes butt...inside it states "Party your giraffe off".

I found it mildly amuzing this morning...maybe I can get a real picture of a giraffes butt!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

South Africa Here I Come...

So I leave for South Africa in two days...I really thought that since this was work, we would be hanging out in Johannesburg the whole time. Typically on work trips one might get to do a little sight seeing...but never did I imagine this...

Our distributors in SA actually will be taking us to Kruger National Park for the entire weekend after the training!!! We won't be staying in some high class hotel...we will be in a private home that sits right outside of the park. Appearently the zebras will eat out of your hands...which really is sad, but I will get some cool pictures. I totally want Mr. Lion to kill something right outside my door...those would be some pictures!!!

So I am totally stoked about the 23 hour flight!!! Is it time to go yet???

Oh...everyone wish Brownie good luck in the Leadville 100 this weekend...if he beats 27:34 he gets 12 whole beers from the Wild West Relay team Started Stout; Ended Ale'n. Although I don't see how running 100 miles at a 16:30 pace beats our 195-mile race at an 8:31 pace. But I am all up for buying his beer if he doesn't DNF!!!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Sludge Level Monitoring...

So today my life will be consumed with an ultrasonic sludge level monitor...for those of you not in wastewater...it measures the depth of the sludge in the bottom of an activated sludge wastewater facility. Humm...smells good.

Getting ready to leave for South Africa for work. Should be an amazing experience. Appearently our distributors there are looking at taking my co-worker and I on some sort of adventure over the last weekend we are there...something about pole houses, mosquito netting, etc.

Watch out Mr Lion...I have an On-On foot sticker ready for your butt.

Monday, August 6, 2007

After the Storm...WWR 2007

So we all got our Asses over the Passes...Congrats to both CO teams!!!

Started Stout; Ended Ale'n (Red Kilts)

Captain Free Busch

1st Hash division

27:34:54 overall time

8:31 pace

Tie Won On

Captain Thurston Forebush

2nd place hash division

32:10:33 Overall Time

9:57 pace

I must say...Thanks to my all my teammates for another succusful year...but especially to my Van #2 (insert hand gesture) teammates.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Freedom of Speech

"We Would Rather Do Business with 1000 AL QAEDA Terrorists
than with One Single American"

This sign was prominently displayed in the window of a business in Philadelphia.

You are probably outraged at the thought of such an inflammatory statement.

One would think that anti-hate groups from all across the country would be
marching on this business and that the National Guard might have to be
called to keep the angry crowds back.

But perhaps in these stressful times one might be tempted to let the proprietors
simply make their statement .

We are a society which holds Freedom of Speech as perhaps our greatest liberty.

And after all, it is just a sign.

You may ask what kind of business would dare post such a sign?

Answer: A Funeral Home (Who said morticians had no sense of humor?)

Calm Before the Storm...

So the Wild West Relay is only 2 days away...

That means 20 people at my house on Thursday night for food, my parents and Aunt & Uncle in town, and no sleep for ~24 hours. But hey all the pork, porter, and porn a girl could want!!

Still don't feel like I am ready for this race...but from what my teammates tell me (which isn't much) neither are they...so we will all hurt together...BRING ON THE BEER!!!!