January 31, 2015

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Knuckleball History and Building Plans

In the late 1940’s, a table bowling game at Camp Morehead in Morehead City, NC would become the birthplace of Knuckleball. Like many games that are invented in school yards and playgrounds, Knuckleball was the collective invention of all of the Camp Morehead campers that played it. The table is about 5 feet wide and 8 feet long with a slope of around 10 degrees. In the early 1950’s Cap’n Pat of Camp Morehead capitulated to the campers and had the a new table made with two identical open sides. The point of the game is to use the former bowling pins as mallets to keep as many balls in play as … [Read More...]

Agile Yammering

Check out my sisters new blog Agile Yammering! She is a Scrum Master, now I had to look this one up too, so i'll save you the time and give you the wiki link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrum_(software_development). Even if you have no clue what a scrum master is or does there are still some great articles to check out. http://agileyammering.com/ … [Read More...]

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Help Stop an Inhumane Thai Sriracha Tiger Breeding Zoo

Below is a message from an old friend of mine, Please read her story and do what you can to help. I know you see many plees for help around the web but this one is near and dear to a friend, it isn't a nameless cause that a group of strangers put together, it's real live people that seen this tragedy. At the end you will be asked to follow a link, please do so and help out. It is in German scroll down to see the English version also, people we are on the net, use google translate or some other one if you are having trouble. ok, i know handing out your email address sucks, and i know you … [Read More...]

The Downfall of Generation Y

A good friend of mine is one of the better writers I have know.  She has a great way of adding sarcasm to things that truly are annoying. I hope you enjoy her rant!  I know I did.  The Downfall of Generation Y Most people believe that the downfall of the human race will be attributed to an incurable disease or giant asteroid. When, in all actuality, it is much simpler. Humanity will be eliminated one by one through the gruesome means of traffic incidents. Newspapers and television programs report on deaths caused by teenage drivers who were too busy texting to be bothered by such … [Read More...]

Letter from a Solder to his Dog’s new owner

I don't know where this cam from but it is a touching story and need to be read.   Reggie The Lab They told me the big black Lab's name was Reggie, as I looked at him lying in his pen. The shelter was clean, no-kill, and the people really friendly. I'd only been in the area for six months, but everywhere I went in the small college town, people were welcoming and open. Everyone waves when you pass them on the street. But something was still missing as I attempted to settle in to my new life here, and I thought a dog couldn't hurt. Give me someone to talk to. And I had … [Read More...]

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Spring Flowers!

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RIP Eric Hall

  A friend took his life this year, a tragedy that should never have happened. … [Read More...]

Happy New Year 2012!

Hope you all had a safe and fun Holiday.  I look forward to the New Year and what it has to bring, let's hope it is better than last!   … [Read More...]

Kids say the darndest things!

The Things Children Say!

A 1st grade school teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the 1st half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is a classic! 1. Don't change horses until they stop running. 2. Strike while the bug is close. 3. It's always darkest before Daylight Saving Time. 4. Never underestimate the … [Read More...]

Raleigh Amphitheater, Widespread Panic

Raleigh Amphitheater

  The Raleigh Amphitheater is quite the venue!  With it being only a half a mile form my apartment, make it all the much better.  I recently got to see Widespread Panic there for two nights.  I was a little worried at first because there is a sound ordinance and the show had to start early and end early.  Honestly I thought the sound quality was great as well as the light show.  The Raleigh Amphitheater has a great location in the middle of the city with a pretty impressive building with a shimmering tree that reflects of the windows.  The downside is it is right next to residential … [Read More...]