I am moving to Iowa on May 14. This weeks some design specialists are in the park. They are going to help us replace all of our wayside exhibits, plus design some new ones. I was looking forward to this, but it is pretty tedious. I’ll be doing the same thing in Iowa. The weather […]
Unofficially, I will be moving to Iowa in early to mid May. I booked a flight for Quad Cities to visit and check it out for a couple of days next month. Got a good price too. He’s still got it…
I just noticed that Livejournal lets you enter schools you’ve attended. I did to see who was listed from my high school. No one I know, and I think the ones listed are all much, much younger than me.
The usual slow Sunday at work. I was by myself today, but I kept myself occupied. I did some research and copied some photos from our files. They survived the hurricane. I never looked at them this thoroughly. There was some good stuff in there. I’m still working on the background check paperwork. It will […]
Yoga tonight. I felt pretty good. I hope I can find a good yoga school in Iowa. A couple of former volunteers visited us at work today. They’re from Illinois. When I said I was moving to Iowa, one of them went into this diatribe about how awful the weather was: steamy hot in the […]
The way French Louisianans cook. The way French Louisianans dress.
Iowa is the third most livable state in 2006.
Even though I’m transferring from one national park to another, I have to have a new background check done. The government has gone background check crazy since 9/11. So I’m filling out all this damned paperwork. One is a release to have an investigator ask my doctor if I’m mentally deranged. This is freaking ridiculous. […]
Lazed around today. This is what I call Florida weather. Warm and humid and breezy. A little bit of rain. Sushi for lunch, then stuffed catfish at home for dinner.
I accepted a transfer to Iowa today: Herbert Hoover’s birthplace. I don’t know when I’m leaving, but it might be another month or two. Excited? Yeah, a little. Mostly I’m my usual ambivalent self. But I’m ready to move out of here.
I went to Florida to assist with a prescribed burn that finally got approved. The park is trying to restore longleaf pine habitat. The fire burned really hot; there was so much extra fuel from the hurricanes and subsequent beetle infestations. For a while I was with the ignition specialists clearing fuel from around trees […]
Today at work I checked “smashing ass” off my to-do list. One of our volunteers came back to the office from the front desk. Some visitor had come in and told her that God was punishing all of the sinners in Biloxi. Biloxi had a lot of sinners because of the casinos, according to this […]
I am watching the Academy Awards. Jon Stewart’s sarcasm is just sailing over everyone’s heads.
I rode my bike into town today, stopped by the office, and then got some lunch. I think I put a good 15 miles or so. The weather’s been beautiful. Tonight was a going away dinner at El Saltillo for my friend, who’s transferring to Vicksburg. I only have a couple of friend that I […]
The swarms of biting insects made unpleasant an otherwise beautiful day. It was slow at work as usual. Sometimes I feel like a social worker for park visitors. I listen to their hurricane stories. I’m also noticing more of these Route-66 types: people who are traveling through the area and want to work for a […]