There would be something ironic about the Saints playing against Peyton Manning (Indy) in the Super Bowl. I doubt it will happen but it would give the announcers something to talk about.
(Note for the non Saints fans: Peyton Manning's father, Archie, was quarterback for the Saints for many losing seasons)
To that end, I've booked my calendar from 9-10am every morning to plan the day and review/respond email that came in over night. I'm sure that won't happen every day and I should probably book time in the afternoon but for now it's a start.
Additionally, I'm trying to be better at email management. I say this as I'm cleaning out/archiving the 3K emails in my Inbox. I currently have a 2gig email archive for the record.
Work has been better. Its 8:30 and I 've already had 4 phone calls with the UK. The nuttiness has become manageable for now. My support is all based in the
On a good new front, Mom's lung CT scan was clear. I am definitely relieved. My review of lung cancer survival rates was not encouraging. The interesting thing is she didn't have any symptoms. The only reason she asked to be tested was after hearing about Peter Jennings. She still has emphysema but at least that’s manageable for now.
Julian is doing better with the rash but having settling issues. Everything is fascinating and doesn't want to fall asleep when he needs too. I'm sure this will pass and reoccur but it’s really nice to have mzkero and him home.
LootingNew Orleans, 2:15 p.m.
Returning from a fact-finding expedition from the newspaper's Howard Avenue headquarters, a group of reporters and photographers stumbled on a parade of looters streaming from Coleman's Retail Store, located at 4001 Earhart Blvd., about two blocks away from The Times-Picayune offices.
The looters, who were men and women who appeared to be in their early teens to mid-40s, braved a steady rain and infrequent tropical storm wind gusts to tote boxes of clothing and shoes from the store. Some had garbage bags stuffed with goods. Others lugged wardrobe-sized boxes or carried them on their heads.
The line going to and from the store along Earhart Boulevard numbered into the dozens and appeared to be growing.
Some looters were seen smiling and greeting each other with pleasantries as they passed. Another group was seen riding in the back of a pickup truck, honking the horn and cheering.
The scene also attracted a handful of curious bystanders, who left the safety of their homes to watch the heist.
No police were present in the area, which is flooded heavily with standing water two to four feet deep on all sides of Earhart Blvd.
It’s in the upper 70's, low humidity, there's a hint of breeze.
I'd love to be on a long trail ride doing some cross country jumping on Gaelen. Instead I'm in my office, freezing because the AC is turned up way too high, getting to look at the beautiful day outside my window.
Well at least G is definitely on the mend and I hope to do some trial riding this fall. (Not too sure about the jumping this fall) Damn Lyme and faulty test results.
Trying to schedule a meeting a one hour weekly meeting with 7 people (3 in UK and 4 in the US) is maddening. Essentially I have a 4.5 hour window. All of us have amazingly meeting ladden schedules. And some have alternating meeting times (every other week, we cancelled these two because we're on holday, etc.) It shouldn't take a freaking data mining routine to find a meeting time!!!!!!!!!!
Normally, Julian's not to bad with the bottle. Frequently we manage to get in 3+oz via the bottle. We practice bottle feeding once a day. Yesterday after about 1.5 oz he decided ENOUGH. And enough was enough and he was decidedly vocal about it. Unfortunately, I didn't listen too well - or let's say we weren't speaking the same language. He'd take 2 sips and started wailing every time I put the bottle in his mouth. It had to be because he was still hungry and just wanted the breast and not the bottle - right?. NOT! I must have been channeling my mother.
Bottle feeding calves is SOOOOO much easier. They're always hungry.