There should be more hours in the day …

It happened again! I failed to post a blog last night or maybe the last two nights. Anyway, here is another feeble attempt to put some words together.

I don’t know if anybody will ever read these words. That’s not the point. I  just expend a little effort to make sure that a few random letters interspersed with some appropriate punctuation entered into my blog actually make some sense.

The chances for success decrease with each waning moment of the day. I wonder if my thoughts would be more coherent in the early morning? Or, is that wishful thinking on my part? I may never know. It’s late and is definitely time for bed.

It has been a “social media day” today …

I guess I have too much time on my hands. Today I was more social than most days in the past month.

  • I browsed Facebook several times and responded to some posts from my family
  • I replied to a tweet from someone I follow, but had never interacted with before
  • I started the Seesmic application on my Android phone for the first time in about a month
  • I actually sent out an unsolicited tweet
  • I also interacted with a few new people on Google+
  • I created this new blog post
Tomorrow it will back to normal … lurking in some dark corner of the Internet reading my social media sources and waiting for another day to socialize with more people.

I almost forgot …

Here it is after 11:00 PM again. If I don’t start writing something I won’t complete my (unofficial) goal of at least one blog entry per day.

I don’t have much to mention tonight. I just need to organize my time better so that I can start (and hopefully) finish at least one blog entry daily. I have spent too much time in meetings and training this week.

Washing some of the Haboob dust of my car …

Tonight while filling up my car at a local gas station I noticed that my windows really needed cleaning. After all, parts of Phoenix endured another haboob (or duststorm) last week. This year’s monsoons have produce at least three major dust storms across  the Phoenix area.

I grabbed the squeegee from the container between the gas pumps. I attempted to clean some of the dust and road grime off all of the windows. All I did was move the dust and grime from one portion of my windows to another.

Tonight’s night time temperature was close to 110 F. The moisture from the squeegee evaporated almost as fast as I put on the windows. I just hope that I didn’t make things worse by trying to clean up my act.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure …

Recently my wife and I placed several unwanted items (i.e. trash or junk) from our garage and side yard in a large pile near the street. We were getting ready for the quarterly bulk trash pickup event. The city of Phoenix sends out a special crew to pick up these unwanted items. Most items won’t fit in the normal trash receptacle used for the weekly trash pickup.

Within minutes, several different individuals driving through the neighborhood stopped to examine our growing pile of trash. At one point, we were still bringing out more junk as scavengers were trying to decide how they were going to transform our junk into some form of treasure. Our large pile of trash quickly shrank down to less than one third the original size.