August 30, 2011

A Visit to See Krazy Kory in Estes Park, Colorado

A Visit to See Krazy Kory in Estes Park, Colorado

Shortarmguy's Diary Update for August 30, 2011

This is Lakeshore Lodge.   It is a beautiful hotel and restaurant on the lake in Estes Park, Colorado.  It is currently managed by my old buddy, Krazy Kory.  Ron "Sugarman" Myers and I spent the past few days going there for a visit.

On Saturday morning, Kory picked us up at Denver International Airport.  It's a weird place.  They have all sorts of  "end of the world" art like the mural seen here.  Conspiracy Theorists say that there's some sort of hidden bunkers built under the airport to protect the "Chosen People" once the apocalypse begins.  I'm hoping Kory gets to know some of these so called chosen people so he can book us a room down there once the end days arrive!

Our first stop was to Golden, Colorado to see the Coors Brewery Tour and drink some free beer.  Sadly, they only let us do the tour one time.

On Sunday, we drove deep into the Rocky Mountains to see if we could figure out where all that beer water originated.  We're pretty sure we found the source, but were disappointed when we discovered that it tasted just like regular water.

We drove to the top of the peak and really felt Rocky Mountain High!  The GPS says we were at an altitude just over 12,000 feet.  I struggled a lot with the lack of oxygen and the guys basically had to carry me out here to pose for pictures with them.  I didn't realize how out of shape I really was until I started to try to navigate this crazy place!  

Even Kory and Ron were winded while hiking up and down the mountain.  Of course, they had just finished trying to chase down a herd of elk and nearly slid down an ice patch over a cliff.  I tried not to fear for my crazy friends and just kept telling myself "Don't worry so much about them.  I know where the car keys are if I need them!"

Not that I would have wanted to drive.  The roads up here are single lane and have no guard rails.  So if you slip over the edge, you have a long, long way to drop before the car finally smashes into oblivion.  But other than that, it is really neat place to visit!

They made a big deal about visiting the Continental Divide.  I'm not sure what the big deal is, but I'm guessing it's a place where people from all over North America come to do math problems.  I'm not sure though because I didn't take the time to read the sign.

On Monday, we went golfing at Estes Park Golf Course.  They're famous for having wild elk wandering all over the greens!  Although we didn't see any.

 We did see a Coyote run across one of the holes however.  At least that's what the Ranger told me it was.  It just looked like a weird looking dog to me.

We didn't see any elk at the golf course, but we did see them pretty much everywhere else in town.  These things are pests like the geese are in Minnesota.  Although I think their poop is a little bit bigger.

The guys and I had a contest to see who could get closest to one of the bulls without taking a horn hit in the eye.  Luckily, none of us lost.  

Only in West Virginia

Pirate Plates

The Doctor Said Only One Beer Per Week!



August 25, 2011

A Little Boy's Explanation of God

Out of the Mouths of the Babes... 

I don't think an Adult Could Explain This More Beautifully! 

This is Fabulous! 


(and he had such an assignment, in California , and someone published it, I guess miracles do happen!) 


One of God's main jobs is making people. 

He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn't make grownups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way he doesn't have to take up his valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.' 

'God's second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at times beside bedtime. God doesn't have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this. Because he hears everything, there must be a terrible lot of noise in his ears, unless he has thought of a way to turn it off.' 

'God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn't go wasting his time by going over your mom and dad's head asking for something they said you couldn't have.' 

'Atheists are people who don't believe in God. I don't think there are any in Chula Vista . At least there aren't any who come to our church.' 

'Jesus is God's Son. He used to do all the hard work, like walking on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn't want to learn about God. They finally got tired of him preaching to them and they crucified him. But he was good and kind, like his father, and he told his father that they didn't know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said O.K.' 

 'His dad (God) appreciated everything that he had done and all his hard work on earth so he told him he didn't have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So he did. And now he helps his dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for God to take care of and which ones he can take care of himself without having to bother God. Like a secretary, only more important.' 

 'You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the time.' 

'You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes God happy, and if there's anybody you want to make happy, it's God! Don't skip church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides the sun doesn't come out at the beach until noon anyway.' 

'If you don't believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can't go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He's around you when you're scared, in the dark or when you can't swim and you get thrown into real deep water by big kids.' 

' shouldn't just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here and he can take me back anytime he pleases. And...that's why I believe in God.'

East Coast Earthquake

The USGS has determined that the epicenter of Tuesday’s earthquake was in a cemetery just outside of Washington, DC. The cause appears to be all of our founding fathers rolling over in their graves.

Video: Jon Tumlinson's Dog Pays His Last Respects to his Beloved Master

What it's like to be color blind...

August 24, 2011

HP Tries To Rally Partners As Dell, Others Move Aggressively To Take Share

Todd Swank, vice president of marketing at Burnsville, Minn.-based system builder Nor-Tech, which did only $20,000 in HP business last quarter, said he gets the impression from the call that "there's some division within the ranks" of HP regarding a potential PC spinoff. 

"My impression is that the people in charge of the PC business aren’t really happy with how this has been handled up to this point," said Swank. "I wouldn’t want to have to try to explain something like this to my customers when I don’t know how the story is going to end."

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August 23, 2011

Amazing Photo of the DC Earthquake Devastation...

Bill Clinton announces support for Michele Bachmann!!!

Bill Clinton announces his support for Michele Bachmann
candidacy the day after the Iowa State Fair.

August 22, 2011

Partners: Economy, Tablets Change PC Refresh Cycle

For system builders, tablets are not only extending the PC refresh cycle, but also fundamentally changing it. Todd Swank, vice president of marketing at Burnsville, Minn.-based system builder Nor-Tech, thinks customers are undecided about what hardware to buy, and are waiting to figure it out. 

"I still think there is a big question from customers across the scale about whether to replace desktops with notebooks or tablets," he said. 

Swank thinks the recent success of operating systems from Apple(NSDQ:AAPL) and Google (NSDQ:GOOG) shifts the dynamic away from Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT), a company that has traditionally impacted the refresh cycle more than any other. 

"In the past [the refresh cycle] was just about getting the newest version of Windows. Now there are a lot more choices," Swank said. "The transition from Windows XP to Windows 7 will continue to make sense for many customers, but users are also demanding features that they aren't seeing from their traditional PC refresh process. That's where Android and Apple are changing the game." 

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Big People Words

A group of kindergartners were trying very hard to become accustomed to the first grade. 

 The biggest hurdle they faced was that the teacher insisted on NO baby talk! You need to use 'Big People' words,' she was always reminding them. 

She asked John what he had done over the weekend? 

 'I went to visit my Nana.' 

 'No, you went to visit your GRANDMOTHER. Use 'Big People' words!'

She then asked Mitchell what he had done 

 'I took a ride on a choo-choo.' 

 She said. 'No, you took a ride on a TRAIN. You must remember to use 'Big People' words.' 

 She then asked little Alex what he had done? 

 'I read a book,' he replied. That's WONDERFUL!' the teacher said. 

 'What book did you read?'

 Alex thought real hard about it, then puffed out his chest with great pride, and said, 

 'Winnie the SHIT'

Video: One, Deep Hole

August 21, 2011

Camp Odayin 2011

Camp Odayin 2011
Shortarmguy's Diary Update for August 21, 2011

Luke and Avery hopped on a bus Monday to go up north for four nights and stay at Camp Odayin.  It's a great camp for kid's with heart conditions.  They do all sorts of fun stuff while they are there.  But the best part was, mom and dad had four nights of freedom!  We got to do all sorts of fun stuff as well!

Like staining the swing-set!  Don't tell Miss Sheri that she don't know how to party!

We don't get to talk to the boys while they're at camp, but the camp uploads pictures for us to see every day.  As long as they look like they're smiling, mom and dad stay happy and don't worry about them.  Lucky for us, they post very few pictures of them crying.

It's kind of weird seeing photos of the boys doing things that I don't think I could get them to do at home.  I find myself asking "What do those camp counselors got that I don't got?"

On Thursday night, Miss Sheri and I went to visit Grandma Linda.  We enjoyed eating her lasagna and having conversations with her company.  Alan was Grandpa Denny's brother and his daughter was with him as well.  They're very nice people from Pennsylvania.  We also had some good corn.

Luke and Avery came home Friday night just in time to celebrate Miss Sheri's birthday.  She wanted to go to Godfather's Pizza and have a Taco Pizza birthday cake.  Then we went home because them boys was tired and crabby!

On Saturday night we went to Dr. Bollig's to enjoy eating some cheeseburgers with him and his family.  Just to be difficult, I insisted on having a hamburger.

On Sunday, we went swimming with our good friends, the Dorniks and the Quinlans.

The water was cold but the frogs were good!

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