while at work today, i got a call from one of the bosses. i met him at a peice of equipment that has been giving them trouble. i was originally told by that same boss not to touch anything but the scale that is inside. once there i saw two men working and the boss asked me if i knew who they where. i said "no, but i have a pretty good idea." they where from one of my companies competitors. they were there working on a machine that they had designed and delivered several years ago. i started talking to them and telling them what i thought might be wrong. i soon figured out that neither of the two working to get the scale working where scale techs. after a moment i told the boss, "maybe i shouldn't tell them how to fix their own machine." before i had talked to them they had been scratching their heads for some time with no answers. then just as i was leaving i heard them telling the boss what they where going to try next. both of their new ideas where something i had told them about. what was good was that i had already told the boss on the side what i had in mind, and that i had told them about it. soooo, they looked, in my opinion, like a couple of dorks. what is great is that they will have to pay for these two "service" techs to have come out to figure out what was wrong, and i was the one who told them where to look, and they know it. its fun being right.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I went to my parents house yesterday and worked with my dad to get my new bike ready to ride. I am going to go on a 20 mile ride tonight with my race team(team godzilla). So I once again begin the process of loosing weight. I am at 251 today and plan on trying to drop 30 pounds by August the 9th. Please, I am begging all of you to not let me stop working out after the wood river try is over. I would like to be down to 205 or at least under 210 by this time next year and never go over 215 for the rest of my life. So the weight loss train is leaving the station, who's going with me. Take no prisoners. Kill em all!, let God sort them out.
Posted by Bruce at 4:34 PM
Friday, April 18, 2008
i do not normally want to get political on my blog, but... i was listening to the radio and some body called in and was talking about how we (us right wingers) were making barrak guilty by association, and that some one cannot be guilty by association. that is not true. even in a court of law you can be an accessory after the fact, because you knew someone and that they had done some thing that was wrong and did nothing about it. if only a couple of his inner circle supporters were wack jobs i could go along with the idea that he is not also a wack job. but if you live in an insane asylum there is probably a reason. there is a long and growing list of people barrak has called; advisers, guides, mentor, friend, supporter, associate, etc. who are not uniters,or even nice people as barrak proclames himself to be. at some point we have to start wandering why he surrounds himself with these people. think about it, how many of your close friends don't share a good portion of your value system. and if they don't, under what circumstance do you know them. my cousin for example. into drugs and drinking and piercings and tattoos, but i like him a lot. why do i let him come around me? because he is family. beyond that most of my friends are members of the same church i go to. beyond that my friends have many of the same values i do and where we don't agree they most often know about it. if a man's friends(not to mention his wife) are nothing but raciests, terrorists, or hate our country in general what does that tell us about how well he chooses who to be around. the two options i see are that he is either naive(not a good quality for president), or that he has the same values as the people he hangs around(once again in this case, not a good quality or qualities for president). i know some say this is all political rhetoric and we need to stick to the issues but for me, a man's(i know women can be president too) value system is an issue. (BTW, i don't like Hillary either). i would like to apologise (especially to temp, because it bothers her most) for my gross spelling and grammatical errors.
Posted by Bruce at 12:24 PM
Monday, April 14, 2008
it all started the other day. i had gotten out of my truck and went into a store. after making the rounds and purchasing some things i left said establishment. probably in there about 45 minuets. when i opened the door of my truck to leave, i smelled farts. weird hu. at first i could not believe the boldness of the stranger who took it on their self to get in and leave a fart in my truck, but then i realized that it was my own fart i was smelling. i had passed the a fore mentioned gas shortly after leaving my home. it didn't seem so bad at the time, but it must have been trapped under me in the cushion of my seat and it stayed in there the whole time i was in the store. i would like to say that this is the first time this has happened to me but it was not. i had fun with one the other day at a store. i saw a man alone i a isle. i knew his wife would be joining him soon so i made as if to shop near him. when she turned the corner of the isle we where in i let fly and then meandered a way. i then herd them blaming each other for who had made the atrocious aroma. at one point i herd her say "you know that had to be you, it doesn't even smell like a girl fart." so now i have a whole new set of questions. i mean i know and have known for many many years that girls fart but, is there a difference in a boy fart and a girl fart? i think i should send this question into myth busters. or maybe some of you could enlighten me and the rest of us on this topic.
Posted by Bruce at 10:47 AM
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Hello folks, this is Renae, Bruce's wife. I know it's a terrible break in protocol to break into his blog like this, but I'm trying to get the word out, and I didn't feel like waiting for him to get around to posting this.
I am starting again to give piano lessons. I am looking for around 10 students. We could really use the extra income, so any help in spreading the word would be greatly appreciated. I have an Associates Degree in Music Education, with piano as my major instrument. I can teach beginning, intermediate, and semi-advanced piano.
I'm assuming that if you live in our area, you probably already know how to get ahold of us. So, if you, or anyone you know is interested, please call.
Again, please forgive the horrible intrusion! I promise never to do so again! (Unless I really need to).
Posted by Bruce at 2:25 PM
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Once upon a time, there was a man who wanted to go on a grand adventure with his beautiful wife. He had in secret been saving money for this trip for many years. then one day he quit he job and told his wife they where going. she asked him "what about money? how will we pay for all this?" When she asked him this, he proudly opened a large suit case stuffed with money. In a some what apprehensive tone she ask "where did you get all that? you didn't do any thing wrong did you?" To which he responded..........
Posted by Bruce at 3:34 PM