Wednesday, August 31, 2005


This is Linda's father, he worked for a newspaper in NJ. They called him Bud. I never met him, I wish i had.


Can you believe people are still falling for this?

I just got an email from Haseeb Kahn (who I have never heard of) and several thousand of his closest friends, here is the meat of the message . . .

When you forward this e-mail to friends, I! ntel can and will track it (if you are a Microsoft Windows user) for a two week time period.

For every person that you forward this e-mail to, Microsoft will pay you $203.15.
For every person that you sent it to that forwards it on, Microsoft will pay you $156.29
And for every third person that receives it, you will be paid $17.65.

Within two weeks, Intel will contact you for your address and then send you a check.I thought this was a scam myself, but a friend of my good friend's Aunt Patricia, who works at Intel, actually got a check of $4,54323 by forwarding this e-mail.Try it; what have you got to lose???? Suresh ,

What have you got to lose? How about respect. This is STUPID and when you send it to someone you are saying " I beleive it and I think you will go for it too". And while I am at it, here are a whole bunch of email addreses you can do with what you like.

The first time I saw this one was around 1992. Most people didn't even have email much less knew how it worked. 1000 scams later I thought most people would be a little wiser.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Football at the office

Every year when football season rolls around the thought of no holds bared competition spreads throughout the cubbies in cubeland. Every would be quarterback and middle linebacker is out for blood. So naturally we turn to fantasy Football to keep the hair from getting too messed up.

The flavor we have been favoring for the past couple of seasons is called "Survivor". Our league is run by yours truly and called The ThunderPants Survivor League. The rules are simple, pick one team that will win that week, if you are right you move to next week. You can only pick each team once. Last one still playing gets the money and your start a new round the following week. Simple, right?

It is not unusual for everyone to be out after the 4th week, so we just start another round. This simple game provides all the trash talking - name calling - intellect questioning grist for a good office environment during football season. You should give it a try!


Adding insult to injury

As we try to come up to speed and have people come to the site for the first time our hosting service goes down. :-(

We use hosting and have used them for several years. They have been great. Their prices are not the lowest but their service is the best. Also we have not had a problem with down time. So I guess we should cut them some slack this time.

Thanks for being patient.


Sorry about the sign in

I sent out a bunch of emails inviting people to sign up to post on this blog. It looked like all you had to do was give a user name and password. After further investigation I find out it is a full sign up process. I hate those.

Then to compound the problem every alphanumeric combination of user name seems to come up "not available"

I will turn off the requirement for a log in to post a comment. I risk spambots hitting my site with tons of porn and mortgate posts. If that happens I will have to go back to some kind of log in.

Sorry for the trouble

Monday, August 29, 2005


Houston has the largest Art Car parade in the country


Sarah (left) and Katie (right) at charm school - 1997


Random Music

todays musical selection - King of the Road


For all your CPA continuing education needs - The CPE Store

This is where our favorite CPA works. She is Director of Course Development!

The CPE Store

Sunday, August 28, 2005


a postcard from the edge

Saturday, August 27, 2005


Mission to the Sea - a new band I found on Yahoo Music. The album is called Red Light it's got a very rich acoustic sound. The album only has 5 songs on it but I am betting they will release a full album when they catch on.


This is Bryce Canyon, one of our many stops during our Western Adventure. The stone "pillars" are call Hudoos


OK, let's try something new. Out with the old web site in with the new Blog.

The thought is that we should be able to update it more often if you don't need intricate knowledge of applications like FrontPage.

They say we can even update this site from a phone. We will see.

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