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Wed, Sep. 18th, 2013, 10:45 pm

I like my new landlord already. He has been responsive to all of my calls and texts. This week with the cold nights, I noticed that my heat was not working. The gas has been turned on and I confirmed that it was by calling Yankee Gas. They suggested it might be the furnace and to call the landlord. I called. He had it fixed within two hours. This new apartment looks better every day!

Wed, Sep. 18th, 2013, 05:33 pm
High rail riding!

Today for work I rode in a high rail car. A high rail car is a truck or van that has been converted to run on the rail. They do this by adding smaller flanged wheels to the front and rear of the car. This allows it to rest the weight of the car on the rail while still using the rubber tires as power. The steering wheel is locked in place and then it might as well be a little engine. The Gardener branch is such a pretty ride. It goes through a ton of reservoirs and wooded area. I imagine it looks stunning in the fall. During the ride, a train master pointed out everything on the track. The idea was to prep us for the qualification tests we need to pass. Afterwards their was lunch. Working on the railroad is weird. Even when it isn't all the live long day. So many customer sidings are no longer in use. So many branches are now out of service. It is actually quite sad to see the lost business that once was. On the other side, apparently the film Hachi was filmed in Woonsocket and there is a ton of PNW in the movie. The movie reminded me of the Futurama episode where Fry finds his old dog.

Side note: When doing LJ cuts, it becomes harder and harder to find cleaver things to replace "read more" with. 

Tue, Sep. 17th, 2013, 01:30 pm
Damn you Dieter!

When the world is mocking you, it throws out some great music. mythfish posted Frank Turner to FB. Great stuff!

Sun, Dec. 18th, 2011, 03:00 pm

Ignore the time it has been since I last posted and enjoy that I am making an actual post (sort of)

VEGAS BABY!Collapse )Vegas Log from MikeCollapse )

Thu, Feb. 4th, 2010, 08:16 pm
star trek and mmo nerds take note


the comic for 02/04/10 if you see this a few days late

Mon, Jan. 4th, 2010, 08:52 pm


Very cool video.

Wed, Dec. 2nd, 2009, 09:31 pm
Dual Post action

Day 2 and three were the same at work. There are clearly cracks in the holiday music haters appearing. They will fall.

Part two is, I got more work done on my leg. It burn so gooooooooood =)


Mon, Nov. 30th, 2009, 06:47 pm
Day one

As is tradition, I spend from the first work day after t-day will the last possible second before c-day tormenting my co-workers with sweet sweet Christmas music.

The man with the biggest holiday meltdown to date is no longer working with us due to medical reasons. Forced music meltdown not being the reason. Today started the torture anew. Lucky for me former co-workers brother just started. And he is a former roadie for some pretty popular 80's bands (like The Cure). He is, as should be obvious, a music snob. I hope to see the meltdown record beaten.

At least today the once a week special needs guy Jay (a very cool guy) got to sing along at the top of his apparently very large lungs. Even if he clearly only knew one work every for or five beats. If that. Best time of year at work ever =)

Mon, Nov. 2nd, 2009, 10:01 pm

Ah am not monologuing!

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