Thursday, August 25, 2005

Life as a Concierge

Today is the tenth anniversary of the opening of Greystone. Even though thier were other "openings", this one is significant because it ws the official date... even though the restaurant opened it's doors later. Students here go about their business and I am here to book cooking demos, dispense information and to give a good, general overall impression of the grandeur which is Greystone. To learn the history of this place. you have to do more than just read about it.It must be experienced. Standing in the atrium you cannot help but to look up. Especially if you have never been here before. All the stonework was quarried at the Palisades just north of here. The building was the largest stone winery in the world at one time. The building itself is over one hundred and sixteen years old.For more information about the school, check out this website:

Greystone Campus California

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


I have spent the last couple of days working on my macs. As much as I love these machines, I go absolutely crazy with frustration when things don't work out just right. Especially after I have tried every thing I know to remedy a tech problem late into the evening. Calling for tech support from Apple and Earthlink added to my mounting aggravation. I cannot tell you what it is like to listen to Pacabell's "Canon in D" for the fifty-eighth time before some automation FINALLY answers the call. The technicians are usually pretty placid and I USUALLY get a networking problem resolved in short order. On Tuesday morning I finally go my Airport Express Base station working correctly, to extend the signal of my DSL Wireless connection. Today I took pictures,made movies and recorded an interview with my pal, Don. When all my Macs and thier appendages are working flawlessly, I am a happy camper.Now here is a movie and interview of Don trying out my Ipod and commenting on the horse dung in Bothe Park.

The Movie

The Podcast

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Uploading to Flickr

I just uploaded a bunch of photos to This is a great site if you want to add a whole gallery of your shots for relatives and friends to see. You can catalog a trip, picnic, party or whatever suits your fancy. Check out:

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Keeping things tidy

Okay, you can call me neurotic, anal- retentive, fussy or even obsessive. I don't care.I like things neat and tidy. I don't like seeing things just lying around (especially trash on the ground). Stop being a lazy cuss and put your garbage ( or more aptly ) your recycleables , in their proper place.
Start taking personal responsibility for your environment. I am the same way with what I put up on the web. I cannot stand when my links don't work or are outdated. I would also like to say that everyone appreciates information that they can use. If you take the time to make something that others can navigate, make sure that you are not leading them on a wild goose chase.

Nuff said.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Knee Surgery

Okay, it's rather boring to tell fifteen people at work the same story about the procedure, but it's the only thing going on in my life right now. I am on the mend as my knee continues to improve on a daily basis. I would recommend arthoscopic surgery to anyone who may think that this would be a way to alleviate joint pain due to a torn meniscus or arthritus ( I never suspected that, but at my age... one never knows). Yesterday, I went swimming at Bothe State Park for a couple of hours. The leg/knee felt strong hiking back to my car. I will get my stitches out next Monday and I hope to be able to run long distances pain free after that. We shall see....