Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Giant Mouse

I just got an email from a friend of mine in our operations center in Charlotte, NC. On April 21, 2009 there was a trouble on a T1 type circuit in Cleveland, OH. The following images detail what was seen, and the notes the technician put on his ticket.

The following is quoted from the email my friend received:

"This was at a [central office] in Cleveland (Ohio) - looks like we have [a] new employee. Check out the WFA notes on the order - you southern folks know the difference between an Opossum and a rat (I'm not making any dinner jokes), apparently us northerners don't know the difference and can't even spell Opossum..."

Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Night

The good thing about working the third shift is when I come Friday morning at 9am, I'm done for the week.  So I get home, mow the yard, take a 3-hour power nap, get on the playstation, and now my day is spent.  Where did the day go?

My wife, Christy, made a very simple, yet VERY delicious dinner with Chicken, onions, leeks, artichokes, and potatoes.  If you've never cooked with leeks, it's something you should start doing. They add so much flavor.

Now the lady has me sitting here watching The Secret Life Of Bees. It's a sad/feel-good movie with its fair share of cheese.  It has succeeded in lowering my IQ a few points. So here I am blogging.

The downside to working third shift is that come Friday/Saturday night, I'm expected to sleep and function on normal hours. Thus, I'm helping my sister-in-law and her family move into their new house tomorrow. Does the fun ever stop?

...a bit mysterious, maybe?

Here in the Bible Belt, that is, the southeastern United States, it is not uncommon to see bible verses quoted on every street corner, business card, advertisement, and so forth. Sometimes it works for you and what you're trying to convey; and sometimes it doesn't quite fit. Take this sign for example: for the past year, I've been trying to understand the message the business owner is trying to convey.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Statesville, NC

The bustling metropolis that is Statesville, as seen from the roof. The George Clooney movie "Leatherheads" was filmed, in part, here in the summer of '07.

The neighborhood crackhouses, next door to the AT&T central office. Yes, on just about any given evening you can watch them conduct their business.

Random Shots

I was walking around Wal-Mart this morning and saw some things that made me shake my head, "What have we come to as a society?"

In case you crave the LARGE coffe. It's actually a flower pot.

These are pinatas. They're in the shape of graduation caps. Really!?

You Don't Mess Around With Jim

This is Jim. Co-worker and telecom mentor. Why is his image here? Just because. Besides, I like Jim, and "You don't mess around with Jim".