Monthly Archives: May 2006

Naked Football

I love this parody on the “naked streaker“!

This may not be safe for work!

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Working Trends

There is a startling occurance happening in Bismarck right now. For the first time that I can remember, there are businesses actually closing because they cannot find workers. Granted the businesses in question are not the greatest paying businesses, but they are jobs. The first happened about a month ago, and was the closing of the rather new A&W on the north side of town. Now just last week the Wendy’s on State Street has closed citing the same reason.

I find it hard to believe that they cannot find anyone to work. I think the trend does not have anything to do with a shortage of people but rather a laziness forming in the next generation. I have noticed that fewer college kids are working as compared to when I was in college full time. Also many high school kids no longer have jobs or work very few hours compared to years ago. a lot of these same kids expect to enter the workforce after school with $50k a year jobs and not have to work their way up the corporate ladder. When as not to most of our surprise, this is far from the truth. Actually I’m rather sick of the notion that these kids have about work and expect everything to be handed to them. It makes me glad that I am not an employer that employs un-trained/un-experienced people because the turnover rate and lack of work ethics I hear about from other employers would be maddening.

All I have to comment on the issue is that I hope this next generation wakes up or we are in for some hard economic times in the future of our country.

Being Sick Sucks

I have been fighting a head cold for 3 days now. It finally won. I am staying home from work today to sleep.

This post was more of a test than anything as I migrated this site to a new server last night. Looks like everything went as planned.

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Surgery is a Success!

Everything went well they said. Trenton is awake and everything went as planned. As things look he will be released tomorrow around noon or so…

Hotel stay and surgery

Our lovely hotel was less than stellar. I think they messed up and put two box springs on the bed instead of a mattress. To top it all off the shower this morning was ice cold and there was no adjustment on the water temperature.

Hopefully the surgery goes a lot better than our hotel stay. They admitted Trenton shortly after 9 for surgery. We expect to know more in about 2 hours. We have used the time so far to catch some much needed nurishment in the hospital cafe which was excellant. Now starts the rest of the wait for the after surgery news. Hopefully we now more soon and everything goes well…

Well we made it

An hour ahead of time to spare even. The drive was pretty un-eventful. A couple of diaper changes along the way and light traffic all the way down.

Found the hotel and hospital without trouble. I’m in the waiting room right now wishing they had a couch to take a nap on. This waking up at 2 AM to drive 6 hours is very over-rated.

At least I have my blackberry to keep me busy….

Ghosts of North Dakota

Arena, North DakotaI saw a neat news story on the local news last night about these guys that have been going across North Dakota and photographing and filming the vacant and near vacant towns in North Dakota. I always thought this type of stuff was pretty neat because once it’s gone, it’s gone.

I’m glad someone out there is preserving this North Dakota history and I wish them well in their journeys. If you would like to visit the site go to: GhostsofNorthDakota.com

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