Ruminations

 

Donald Paul Holland

Anniston – A Memorial Service for Mr. Donald Paul Holland, 72, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2008, at McCoy United Methodist Church with Pastor Mary Quillin and Sandy Aids officiating.

Mr. Holland died Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Holland was retired from Baptist Health Systems. He was also a member of the Elks Club, a loyal Alabama fan, and of the Methodist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Holland; his sister, Rose White; a brother, Daniel Holland; and a stepdaughter, Angela M. … [continue reading]

– Jamie @ 5:51 PM on Dec 12, 2008
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Walton Warriors

Across the street from the booth I usually occupy at McDonald’s, I’ve noticed three signs on a telephone pole: “CLEAR EYES” “FULL HEARTS” “CAN’T LOSE”

We may not be in West Texas, but listening to people talk around here you get the impression football is every bit as important.

The Warriors’ championship bid ended prematurely a couple of weekends ago, and just a few days later the signs were gone.

I’m not one to really follow sports, but I did like the imagery of the signs. I am a fan of Friday Night Lights, and maybe this is more a testament to the way the show is shot. … [continue reading]

– Jamie @ 8:46 PM on Dec 8, 2008
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Apple’s Coming Around

Way back in 2006, I wrote (here and here) about Apple’s stance on viruses for the Mac.

It seems they are starting to come around.

Update:

I guess I spoke too soon. It appears Apple has pulled the tech note. They also released this statement:

The Mac is designed with built-in technologies that provide protection against malicious software and security threats right out of the box. … [continue reading]

 

– Jamie @ 6:57 AM on Dec 2, 2008
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Decision Averse

Just before the turn of the century, I moved into management at work. Shortly thereafter I found myself becoming decision averse in my personal life. I think this drove/drives Ali crazy (though over the last year I’ve been getting better).

I would still make decision for work because, “that’s what they pay me for,” but when it wasn’t required, I would avoid making a decision like the plague.

All of this is to say — I was sitting in the Cincinnati airport eating lunch when a mother and son came in, and sat at the table across from me. … [continue reading]

– Jamie @ 7:28 AM on Nov 22, 2008

Joe & Tonya

This is just a quick note to say congratulations to Joe and Tonya — Congratulations! — and to share a few pictures from the occasion. … [continue reading]

 

– Jamie @ 6:22 AM on Nov 19, 2008

Bacon Bits

Lately I’ve been coming across a disproportionate amount of stories and pictures about bacon. Normally it wouldn’t make an impression on me, but my friend David is sometimes affectionately called bacon. So in honor of David:

10 Ways to Eat More Bacon

Fried Bacon

Bacon Briefcase

Everything’s Better with Bacon

Bacon iPhone Case

Candied Bacon

I <heart> bacon

Obligatory wiki entry

Do you have any bacon links to share?

Edit: More bacon

Pre-bacon

Bacon hater

Goat + Bacon + Ron Paul

Bacon Mints

Bacon Weave

Bacon wrapped bacon

Bacon Dispenser

Wall of Bacon

Bacon Races

Bacon Flavored Jelly Beans

Bacon Man

Bacon Bra … [continue reading]

 

– Jamie @ 12:00 PM on Nov 18, 2008

McDonald’s

I’ve been trying to get Ali to go and hang out at McDonald’s with me for a few weeks now. She finally gave in and we were there on Saturday when I saw a young girl jump out of a minivan; arms full of McDonald’s debris. The car was in the drive through line. I guess they were just makin’ room. … [continue reading]

 

– Jamie @ 8:44 PM on Nov 17, 2008
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Working Out

I’ve been with the same company for over twelve years. Just over five years ago I started telecommuting when Ali and I moved to New York (state). The first 15 months I rented office space because there was no high speed Internet available where we lived. Other than not having personal interactions with people, things weren’t much different. Eventually we moved to a place where high speed Internet was available. My commute changed from driving 10 miles to my office to walking up a flight of stairs. That was about four years ago. … [continue reading]

– Jamie @ 12:31 PM on Nov 16, 2008

Gaining Weight

Big chocolate chip cookie, I wish I knew how to quit you. … [continue reading]

 

– Jamie @ 12:03 PM on Nov 15, 2008
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Taylor Made

About a year ago I decided (and successfully convinced Ali) that collecting guitars and holding them as assets would be a good thing. The agreement that we settled on is that I can buy one instrument, uh I mean asset a year. I also got her to agree that my first purchase would count against 2007 even if it occurred in 2008 — quite a coup!

My first purchase came in March. I had wanted a hollow bodied guitar ever since I played around with one that John Jetmore had. I think he picked it up from a boutique dealer in Louisville. … [continue reading]


– Jamie @ 12:46 PM on Nov 14, 2008