Saturday, January 24, 2009

Movies and Friends

Tronster is relaxing before an assignment to Seattle. Laundry, preparing the house for Non-occupation for a few days, and Dinner and movies with friends.

So we went and saw the new Underworld

We enjoyed the movie, and had dinner at California Pizza Kitchen. While we were eating someone had parked for a very long time in a 15 min parking spot. What was interesting was the fact that the local Mall Call ( we will call him paul bart) had hovered around this vehicle and then wrote the vehicle several tickets. According to our waiter they would not tow. About 30 min later the owner shows up, and Paul Bart keeps talking to her. Explaining the error of her ways and then lets her go. He cancels the tow truck. Which as we were leaving, we saw show up. I guess they can tow. It was a conversation piece for the evening.

Keep checking back for seattle travel notes.

Tronster

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Brrrrr.

Thursday I was in Texas, at Starbucks, having a shaken Ice Tea. It was really good, and I sat with some co-workers, OUTSIDE. It was warm and the conversation was great. Now, back to reality, I am in DC and it is to cold to walk, much less have an Ice Tea.

I returned to Dulles Airport yesterday and the inauguration weekend has begun. It turns out there are more people in line at the bathroom in Dulles than in the entire airport of El Paso. Another funny thing, El Paso airport is "international". Go figure, I bet they have two flights a week to Mexico, which is less than 10 miles from the airport. Ha Ha Dulles was a mad house last night and I bet it will not improve for another week or so. Thanks PEBO (president Elect Barack Obama). This is your week, enjoy it. (Like he reads my little ol' blog)

Now I am washing the clothes and preparing for a party tonight, I will probably wear long johns tonight.

Have a great weekend

Tronster

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

EL Paso

Blogging live from El Paso Texas. This is my 2nd time in Texas. So far it has been pretty good. The weather is nicer here than in Washington, so that is a plus. But things are different here.

Border towns are always fun, you have a mixture of cultures. For example, we ate at a great Mexican restaurant, called the Little Dinner and Tortilla Factory. This place was in the boondocks here, away from civilization, but apparently still located in the USA. If you are ever here in El Paso, check it out. Don't be discouraged when your Navigation system tells you to turn down this dark road with no lights, there is a place to eat back there.

Another strange thing I saw here, on a billboard. Two different companies rented the sign. One organization was for the Organ Donor program. It said "Do you have the heart to be an organ donor?" I thought to myself, that is a catchy little phrase. But the other half of the billboard said, "30 Day free trial" How exactly does that work? Just wondering.

Anyway, one more little story to share. On the flight to El Paso, the airline filled our plane with to much fuel. Which is better than not enough, however, we were overweight. The airline representative came on and said we had to shed eight people, they then called out 3 names. These individuals were on standby and would have to catch the next flight. Anyway, she then said "We needed to remove 8 people from the flight, and I have already gotten 3 off, can we get 6 more volunteers?" mmmm, I guess she was asleep on basic math day at school.

That's all for now, take care and have a great night.


Tronster

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Welcome Back

Whew, what a week.

Tronster will soon be Tronster+ if he doesn't quit eating. The holidays are always a time of increased food intake, but this has been the biggest increase I can remember. I will have to cut back on all that eating unless I plan on changing my wardrobe.

With that said. I wanted to send a shout out to all my buddies, "If you are not a Gator you are Gator Bait" Ask the Oklahoma Sooners. The Gator defense was all over them on Thursday night. What a great game, and the Gators emerge Victorious. There should still be a playoff system, but this year, the Gators program were fortunate and then they won the BCS championship bowl.

This weekend, Tronster will be heading south to get some sun. Texas bound. I can go there and watch the playoffs with my Favorite NFC team, the Dallas Cowboys.

For some reason, my trip to El Paso will take 8 hours by air. Yeah!!. I will swing through Denver, go Figure, to get there. Keep checking back.

Peace

Thursday, January 01, 2009

2009

Well readers, I have been slacking a bit. Not keeping you all in the loop. It has been a great year. I have traveled and met some great people. Best of all I am in a mature relationship with a great woman. My Sunshine.

Anyway, as this year passes and the New Year comes, I want to wish all of you a great new year and I hope you have a prosperous one. This new year will present each of us with new challenges and new adventures. Stay tuned for the Adventures of Tronster. One of my resolutions is to complete an update every week. No matter how boring the week might have been, I will do better.

So, to Sunshine and her friends, thanks for being so cool and welcoming to the new guy. To my old friends, thanks for being there this year. And to all my family, I love you and I pray your year will be good.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!