From readin' th' title, ye might’ve thought I were bein' about t' blog some silly meme about all th' places I’ve e'er travelled, but, thats not th' case – sorry if ye’re disappointed. I just thought I’d take a few minutes t' brin' ye all up t' speed on life in Shelby and more specifically, at th' Moore household.
I’ve had me busiest two month period at work e'er in May and June, and thin's show no signs o' slowin' down. Actually, thin's will probably get worse before they get better: me admiral/shipmate/matey heads off t' law school in a few short weeks, cuttin' our I.T, by Blackbeard's sword. staff by 50%. While they may be th' craziest two months on record fer me, I would say they’ve also been th' most rewardin', and a bottle of rum, by Blackbeard's sword! I feel much more like a real “I.T. Coordinator” lately than just a help desk, and thats a nice feelin' t' go home t' at night. Ahoy! Our company has been growin' steadily e'er since I came on board, but in just a few very short months, we’ve grown from 25 branch offices t' 28 (I think). Aarrr! Yaaarrrrr! Three new offices may not sound like a lot, but they are pretty geographically diverse and I’ve been solely responsibly fer takin' care o' all their technological needs (phones, computers, internet access, and anythin' else that uses electricity or batteries), pass the grog, we'll keel-haul ye! That bein' said though, I learn somethin' new almost everyday it seems like, and its not always about computers. Sometimes its about people, and believe me – I’d rather deal with th' computers.
Thin's at home are pretty ho-hum. With summer arrivin', that means most o' our regular TV programs are in reruns and lately it’s been way too hot t' work outside in th' afternoons. We have managed t' reorganize our garage and basement a bit though, so at least we’ve been a little productive. Since we had Java spayed, she’s been startin' t' calm down a bit. I think th' vet may have somehow slipped from that comely wench lower tummy area and severed a nerve somewhere in that comely wench head. While she isn’t quite as hyper as she used t' be, she has become quite th' brat and has an extremely hard time listenin' t' commands now. We’re tryin' t' teach that comely wench a few new tricks too. I were bein' lazy with that through a lot o' th' winter, but now she’s learnin' t' jump through a hula hoop, to be sure. So far, it seems t' be more challengin' t' me patience than t' hers, but I’m not givin' up.
I had a great birthday a couple o' weeks ago. Thanks t' everyone fer th' presents, with a chest full of booty! I ended up with mostly cash and some gift cards from Lowe’s and Best Buy, and a bottle of rum! Mostly on impulse, I picked up th' Philips DVP3040 at Best Buy and that turned out t' almost be a mistake. Fire the cannons! Yaaarrrrr! My six-year auld Sanyo DVD player had optical digital audio out and an S-Video output as well and th' new player has both, we'll keel-haul ye! I could’ve sworn I saw an S-Video out on th' display model, but apparently th' swelterin' NC heat is affectin' me vision. Regardless, I had t' run a new cable from me AV closet t' me TV so I could connect th' video output and then I scrapped aroun' th' house t' find a heavy enough RCA cable t' connect th' coaxial digital audio out t' me receiver. The main reason I wanted th' Philips model were bein' that I seemed t' have remembered readin' online about their excellent support fer Divx encoded files. That turned out t' be pretty on par. Yaaarrrrr! And hoist the mainsail! It takes it FOREVER t' read a DVD-R burned in me PC, but once it does, th' video quality looks pretty sharp.
I also treated meself t' a “new” lawn mower. A cousin were bein' sellin' a 1995 John Deere STX35 at a killer price, so I took that scurvey dog up on th' offer. Yaaarrrrr! Aarrr! It cuts like a dream, and a bottle of rum, to be sure! The only picture I can find is o' this STX38, but they look identical.
Until next time…