There’s nothing like high school–

So I made the dumb move of joining Facebook. People I don’t even know are clamoring to be my friend. Who are some of these people?

Anyhow, an old friend from high school showed me my alma mater’s group in there and like a dummy I joined them. Why did I do that?

These are good people that bring out the absolute worst in me. I go from being the intellectual and overly intelligent person that I am normally to this freak who is scared out of his wits of saying the wrong thing, doing the wrong thing, or just breathing wrong. These people intimidate me for no reason other than they have always scared the living bejesus out of me.

Like I said, these are good people with warm hearts and so very friendly. They never, ever talk bad about someone and it’s because of this niceness that I feel so very out of place. I don’t belong, or at least I think that I don’t. Some of these young ladies that I went to school with 20+ years ago are the same sweet and wonderful ladies I met that first day I walked through the gym with another sophmore.

Anyhow…so how do I go from a guy who is so rock stable sure of himself to a buffoon who second guesses every single thing about himself and his actions especially.

Okay…the venting is over. I’m going to go watch House and remember what it’s like to be a jerk again. Thanks for listening.

Welcome to the family little pup

Today, we were able to get Cujo a new friend. It’s a cute little animal from the Schertz, TX Animal welfare group. These guys do not have a facility so a lot of really goodhearted people foster these poor pets until a suitable foster can be located.

The unnamed female puppy

Bailey the puppy

We haven’t had a female dog since Pebbles left us. I’m hoping we can find a suitable name. She doesn’t respond very well to “hey you”

Post your suggestions below. Thanks!

Cutting the umbilical cords

With my webhosting needs diminishing and the loss of two major clients due to the fault of my soon to be former service provider, I have decided to essentially fire them. I was paying them several hundred dollars per year for hosting services and they repaid the favor by trying to prove me wrong whenever a problem surfaced rather than fix the problem.

Sorry Dave you cannot do that

Sorry Dave you cannot do that

This happened time and time again. I won’t even go into the time they made a major service upgrade and lost not just all of my data but the data for most of the subscribers affected by the upgrade.

Basically…I started with this company when they were small and now they don’t even do web/email hosting anymore. Their sole focus is server monitoring.

But if you want an idea how frustrating dealing with these guys were you can read this exchange with their tech support

Anyhow…I’ll be working with this new site now. Let me know if you have any ideas.

Another day..another photo

Back in March of this year, I was at a birthday party for William Lee Calk. He turned two. While there was some downtime inbetween castle bounces, I walked over to the nearby San Antonio river and took some photos of its inhabitants, the ducks.

A photo of ducks doing their thing in the San Antonio river in Brackenridge Park

A photo of ducks doing their thing in the San Antonio river in Brackenridge Park

I was contacted tonight and ask by a small online guidebook if they could use my photo. Of course I said yes! Once they tell me when and where this is published, I’ll be sure to let you know.