Thursday, August 23, 2007

You are the last member of that color...

From Australia:,23599,22289183-2,00.html

That's it folks, I am a member of a unique and dying breed.

Let me add some emphasis on that second part "DYING BREED."

50 to 100 years max unless us Redheads start rebuilding the bloodline.

Oh, yeah... history stuff...

Hola loyal readers. I have completely forgotten about a big event that happened two weeks ago...I gave my first presentation to the B&O Railroad Historical Society's assembled members at the Maryland Mini-Con.

The topic was the 1922 Shop-Men's Strike and things went pretty darn well. I got some great Q&A. I see more research coming out of this.

So...August has been a good month:
New Job
First Published Article
First Presentation

Friday, August 17, 2007

First week on the job...

Wow, so this is what it's like to love your job!

Where was this job four years ago? Geez!

Monday, August 13, 2007

First day on the job...

First day at the new job. Things look promising, especially when I got the following news:

Wait for it.

Wait for it...

I will be visiting all the NASA Space Centers with my co-worker as part of the job's outreach responsibilities. A visit to Kennedy Space Center is scheduled for some time in February...and hey! Endeavour is scheduled to launch on 2/18/08!

Son of a gun!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Perseid Meteor Shower...

Starts tonight at 10pm EDT. Check out for details.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Okay, I'm utterly fascinated by the Cooking with Christopher Walken video. It's Christopher Walken, just cooking! I mean, this isn't Max Zorn, or The guy from The Deer Hunter, it's just him cooking! I find it funny at a pop culture level but also neat to see that Christoper Walken knows his way around a kitchen.

What's more, the dish he presents is pretty easy. So...

I'm gonna do it. Sometime before the Big Christmas Bash I'm going to make it for the family. Then if it is successful, I'll make it for the Big Christmas Party.

I've found a vertical roaster here.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

I've got my first article published...


This is the 3rd Quarter 2007 Sentinel, the quarterly magazine of the B&O Railroad Historical Society. My article is on the 1877 Railroad Strike in Martinsburg, WV.

I have some copies if anyone is interested. If you'd prefer to buy, please go here.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Cooking with Christopher Walken...

My favorite line, "They're like cookies. They're very tasty. I save them."

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

The NFL is back!

Yes it's pre-season, but I get to have my football back.

C'mon September!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Friday, August 03, 2007

Busy, busy, busy...

Last week at work starts Monday.

Cookout with the gang tomorrow.

School work.

Organizing the B&ORRHS Maryland Mini-Con

B&ORRHS Board of Director's meeting next week

Presentation due for the MD Mini-Con about the 1922 Shopmen's strike.