Monday, July 31, 2006

Pascagoula July '06

from the website "Did We Survive Hurricane Katrina or Not?", a tour of Pascagoula, Missippi - July 2006



Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.

Denis Waitley
(1933-, American author, speaker, trainer, peak performance expert)



Good Commuter News



The Chef Pass bridge has been closed since Hurricane Katrina undermined the banks that supported the bridge.





This is probably little news to denizens of New Orleans. But for us northshore commuters, it's a wonderful thing. The morning and evening commutes over the east side of the lake can be a nightmare some days. Post Katrina it's a little worse because of the lowered speed limits on the twin spans.



All it takes is one crazed commuter to drive carelessly and cause an accident, which could gum up the flow of traffic for hours. If this happens after this Friday, at least Highway 90 is available as an alternative. Before last August, Highway 90 was an easy, interesting way to traverse Lake Pontchartrain. I haven't seen it since last year, but I believe it is a whole lot different now. I cross the lake via Highway 11 and have seen very few lights in the area of Highway 90 since Katrina. We shall have to see.

My thanks to the State Department of Transportation and Boh Brothers.


A careful inventory of all your past experiences may disclose the startling fact that everything has happened for the best.

Author Unknown


Friday, July 28, 2006

A smile from Katrina Land



Being a cat lover, I gravitate towards stories like this.

Just shows to go you, you can go home again....at least cats can.


Thanks, Tim.






"He can just bite me"




Here's a link to the story

Some excerpts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Mississippi congressman hit back at Michael Brown on Thursday after the former FEMA director described him as "that little twerp."

"Brown is an incompetent fool, and everyone in South Mississippi knows it," said Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss.

In a Playboy magazine interview, the fallen Federal Emergency Management Agency chief took issue with Taylor for harshly questioning him during a hearing into the government's sluggish response to Hurricane Katrina last year.

"He said I didn't recognize the death and suffering that was going on," Brown said of Taylor.


"For that little twerp to claim I didn't recognize death and suffering — he can just bite me, for all I care," Brown told Playboy.

I just wish Mr. Brown's head would explode and we'd be done with the asshole.




Wednesday, July 26, 2006

duh

-- Andrea Yates was insane when she drowned her children in a bathtub, jury finds.




Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Getting Close to that time



It's close to that time of year again...the busy part of hurricane season.

I guess the recent spate of thunderstorms in the area during the past two
weeks, coupled with this article in the T-P today got me thinking
about this season.



Nash Roberts was the best! I remember tuning into the 10 o'clock news during summers
past (ten plus years ago) and KNOW there was a serious storm out there when Nash was
doing the weather forecast. Nash with his magic markers and stumbling delivery.
He may not have been as "pretty and smooth" as meteorologists today, but he was a damn good forecaster. Still is, as the article in the T-P shows. Nash didn't need all the newfangled tools available to todays weather forecasters. He did his own analysis - and I'm sure he looked at all of the models available at the time. But he went with his gut.

Hurricane season 2006 brings us some interesting weather men (easier to say than meteorologist...and spell, too).



Margaret Orr is too gushy and cutesy for me. That and she gets worked up
too easily. Nash never showed that much emotion.



Carl Arredondo (love saying his name) I like. He's professional and to the point. Although he's no Nash, I trust him.


Bob Breck....UGH! This little worm probably did a happy dance when he heard that
Nash was retiring. THEN he got that hideous hairpiece. I didn't like him pre-hairpiece and I dislike him even more now. It's not just the hairpiece, it's his
gigantic ego. I don't trust any of his forecasting either.


My man, Dan. I love Dan Milham. He's accurate, he's personable (for me) and
he seems to have to cool that Nash has/had.

Although I don't watch a lot of local TV weather anymore (my husband is a Weather Channel freak), during "the season" I tune in to the locals. Dan will be my man this year again. Unless WDSU chooses a younger, flashier weatherman. I hope not.



Riding home today, I looked at all the fema trailers along Highway 11 and wondered what would happen if anything stronger than a weak Cat One came through. I hope we don't have to deal with that this year.





Monday, July 24, 2006

Crime and Food



Thought I'd check out the "racist" St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office website
to see if there was any update in the status of the quadruple murder
in Slidell a few weeks ago.
Nada.

Update July 27th. Up to ten different drugs found in victims' bodies Surprised? Not me.

While I was there, I checked out the most wanted list. Jeesh, what a sleezy bunch there! Then I stumbled across an
interesting section of the website. You can find out crime statistics for your neighborhood by type of crime and how it compares
to last year. Pretty cool. Good place to go to check out a neighborhood if you're house hunting or if you're
just plain curious like me.

Onto another website, I decided to check out the tropics. They look pretty quiet out there.


Getting my evacuation boxes ready. Sure hope we don't have to use them. We even have
a case of MRE's upstairs (I know, who doesn't?). I don't like the idea of evacuating with
five cats, but if we have to, then we will. The bad thing about leaving for hurricanes is that
you don't know which direction to go (except north) until it's close to landfall (in most cases). I don't think I'll dwell on that
right now. I'd rather think about good food.

My honey and I went to the Covington Farmers' Market a few weeks back then went to lunch at
the Cheese Steak Bistro
on Columbia.
Excellent sandwiches there. They're open Monday-Saturday till 2 or 3
in the afternoon. It's worth the trip. (985) 875-9793.

And if you hang around after lunch, browsing all the neat shops in Covington, go to dinner at
DiChristina's Restaurant down the street at 810 N. Columbia (985-875-0160).
Opened by members of the family that operated Rocky & Carlo's in Chalmette, DiCristina's serves big portions of Creole-Italian comfort food.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Not a clue



What the hell is wrong with Ray Nagin?????

How many lives were lost, how many people have become homeless? How many people still can't come home?

Where's his plan for the future of New Orleans?

Check out the city's website
here is the url http://www.cityofno.com/portal.aspx?portal=1&load=~/PortalModules/ViewPressRelease.ascx&itemid=3647

He's got a hoopla planned for the first anniversary of Katrina. Huh?
What's wrong with him? Are we STILL living in an alternate universe?????
Ray, you can plan this shit, but not the future of New Orleans?
You assbite.

Here's the current plan of events:
(my comments are in blue font.

New Orleans Mayor and Wynton Marsalis Outline Katrina Anniversary Schedule

Anniversary Expected To Attract Thousands

(New Orleans, LA) Mayor C. Ray Nagin and U.N. Messenger of Peace and Multi-Grammy Award Winner, Wynton Marsalis today outlined the three-day commemorative days of reflection surrounding the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the Rebirth of New Orleans. These three days will be one of rebirth, remembrance, and renewal.


The chairpersons of the Katrina Anniversary Planning Committee are Mrs. Seletha Nagin, First Lady of New Orleans, Bill McFarlin, Executive Director of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) and Dan Carlin, Chairman Emeritus of the NARAS/GRAMMYS.
Mizz Nagin, what are you bringing as far as talent/knowledge to this "fete"?

Why is a grammy dude involved? Is it going to be Ray's New Orleans essense fest?

A press conference announcing further details will be forth coming.




Sunday, August 27, 2006
Noon - Midnight
**Kazanjian Jewels for Charity Silent Auction (bid and view)
Harrah’s Casino
8 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
What're ya gonna auction off...debris?

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
*Gospel Concert
Convention Center Auditorium
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.,
New Orleans, LA 70130


9 p.m. -11 p.m.
**Ambassadors of Swing Talent Search
Harrah’s Casino Theatre
8 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
How does Swing Talent memorialize Katrina???

Monday, Aug 28, 2006
Noon - Midnight
**Kazanjian Jewels for Charity Silent Auction (bid and view)
Harrah’s Casino
8 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
More debris auctioning

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
**Cooking With Music featuring Emeril Lagasse and Wynton Marsalis
-An educational program for children
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Emeril finally comes to New Orleans

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
**Exclusive Food Experience
Restaurants all Over New Orleans
-Restaurants To Be Determined
Food Experience....are they feeding New Orleans' poor and needy?

9 p.m. -TBA
**Comedy Night
Harrah’s Casino Theatre
8 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Oh yeah, Katrina left us a lot to laugh about

Tuesday, August 29, 2006
8:30 a.m.
*Prayer Breakfast
Asia Baptist Church
1400 Sere Street
New Orleans, LA 70122
pray that you're not recalled, Nagin

9:38 a.m. - First Levee Breach
*Ringing of the Bells/Laying of the Wreaths
City Hall
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
-Laying of the Wreaths will take place at each levee breach in the City Council respective districts
One appropriate item

Noon
*Ecumenical Prayer Service
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Convention Center Auditorium – Hall H
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130


Noon - Midnight
**Kazanjian Jewels for Charity Silent Auction (bid and view)
Harrah’s Casino
8 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
more auctioning off debris???


2:00 p.m.
*One New Orleans Procession
In the tradition of a Jazz Funeral - Convention Center to Superdome
-Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré will be the Grand Marshall of the One New Orleans Procession
-Honoring 1st Responders, the lives lost in Katrina, and the rebirth of New Orleans
-Everyone is invited to participate
I can't believe Honore agreed to be a part of this shit.


3:30 p.m.
*Pre-Concert Community Event begins at the end of procession
-For the community to come together as One New Orleans
Louisiana Superdome
1500 Poydras St.
I'm gonna puke


6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
**New Orleans: Rebuilding the Soul of America...One Year Later Televised Concert
New Orleans Arena
1501 Girod Street
so the rest of the country can laugh at us some more? partying and dancing while the city lies in a near coma


8.30 p.m. -TBA
**Post-Event: Masquerade Gala (Diamond & Platinum tickets only)
Harrah's Casino
8 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
A Gala? How nice, how available to the poor of New Orleans.

9:30 p.m.
*Fireworks – Rebirth of One New Orleans
Riverfront

Fireworks? Yeah, that's a nice way to remember Katrina's victims.

Ray's many business relations.

Anyone interested in participating in these events should contact Emeline Desse at edesse@mayorofno.com, or for Wynton Marsalis’ Events please contact Mary Lee Murphy at murphym@peteramayer.com or at (504) 210-1320.


this certainly sucks.



Allstate STILL Sucks



Since the beginning, we've heard nothing but horror stories
about insurance companies. Allstate has taken scumsucking
to a new level

Orphan Boats



While perusing my favorite blogs last week, I ran across this post which started my wheels turning. Seems that there is still a whole bunch of unclaimed boats all over the area. I know that I must see more than a dozen
on my commute to and from work via Highway 11.

img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/judyb54/orphan14.jpg" width="400" border="0" />





The complete set of my "orphaned boats" can be found here.

So I set out Saturday morning and drove around my immediate area, digital camera in hand and took some interesting pictures.

During my ride, I snapped a few other pictures of "recovery" (or lack of) from Katrina, almost 11 months later.





the "world famous" Irish Bayou Truck Stop and Casino (still not open)




Recovery IS happening, but not as fast as the rest of the country thinks it is. Listening to the radio last week, I heard someone say that Slidell's back to normal. I wonder where they were looking?


Thursday, July 20, 2006

Hey! Mr. A.G.!



Charles Foti, what the hell are you up to?



You have arrested three people for the "murder" of patients in the wake of Katrina's destruction. You should be charged with the destruction of New Orleans, along with that assclown Ray Nagin.


You are alleging charges of abuse on these medical personnel that you yourself are guilty of.

You're a hypocrite, Chuck.


And a publicity hound, Chuck
. Face it.

What about Willie Fontenot?
Why was he fired, Chuck?

I hope you lose this one, Chuck.


Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Oh, no!




July 19th, 2006

What would you do?


The Louisiana Attorney General is pursuing charges against a doctor and two nurses for " the second-degree murder of four unidentified patients" which brings the post Katrina emotional roller coaster ride back down the hill.

The alleged "murders" took place during the days after Katrina laid waste to New Orleans via the levee breaks. Several New Orleans' hospitals had critically ill patients which were not able to be evacuated.

Who the fuck is Foti to judge? I know, it's his job and all, but not one of us knows how we would react if put in the situation the doctors and nurses that stayed behind for Katrina were in.

If Foti and company succeed in prosecuting these people, will they go after FEMA, who stopped several rescue operations due to their inability to do their jobs?



Will they go after Kathleen Blanco for being an ineffective leader in times of crisis?



Will they go after Ray Nagin for the long list of mistakes he made, including the infamous flooded busses?

Good Lord, so many people died because of mistakes made. I don't see any good coming of this.

I'm sorry the people in the hospitals died, whatever the cause. But dragging this into the spotlight will only bring on or strengthen the rampant Katrina-related depression going on down here.

Go after the real criminals, Mr. Attorney General.


asshole








Monday, July 17, 2006

Welcome Home






July 17th, 2006
Welcome Home!!!




Discovery made a picture perfect landing at KSC this morning after a 13 day mission.
Welcome home!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Good News Day




July 14th, 2006

A Good News Day!


Wow. Despite all the doomsday things going on in this area, there's a few good things in the news.

granting up to $20 million dollars to repair the superdome.


The new Twin Spans project is being completely funded with Federal dollars.



The New Orleans east landfill on Chef Hwy will be closed down.
Hooray for the citizens that worked so hard to kill this project!!!





Police have arrested the young man responsible for gunning down five teens in New Orleans last month. Isn't he a nice looking young man? Think his mom is proud of him?




Time for me to get my act together and head on down to Cajun Country. Bringing my baby girl to Thibodaux to check out the dorm rooms in Nicholls State University. sniff-sniff!!! My baby's going to the "Harvard on the Bayou". LOL!!!


Be good!



"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances."

Martha Washington




Thursday, July 13, 2006

This and That




Major contributors to the recent New Orleans Mayoral Race at this link.

Interesting Stuff


Slidell's working on condemning various buildings.....including the only Taco Tico around!


Here is the list of Governor Blanco's vetoes (if the link works)
Click here





Groundbreaking for the new I-10 Twin Spans connecting New Orleans to civilization is official on July 13th. It'll take 5 years, but at least it's started. Gonna be some high ass bridges!!!

More on this story.






Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.

Marcus Aurelius

(121-12180, Roman emperor, philosopher)





Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Gotta laugh-someday








Someday we'll look back at this......



New webpage!!! Inspired by New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin. Click here to go there

Who voted for this ass?






July 12, 2006


Why did people vote for this ass????



I just caught word from one of my friends who works as a lobbyist in the Louisiana State Legislature of another gloriously stupid move made by Sugar Ray Nagin. He recently sent bags of Oreos to a handful of African-American politicians who supported Mitch Landrieu in the Mayoral election... including Karen Carter and Ann Duplessis among others.

from The American Zombie blog

I just have to start a Ray-Ray webpage to document all his moves.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Professional Journalism






July 11th, 2006
"Professional" Journalism



I listened to an interview on WWL this morning with Jack Strain. He mentioned that there was a lot more said by him and that WDSU (Channel 6) just aired what they thought was "news worthy". Riiiight!!!!


I emailed WDSU this morning, asking the possiblility of getting a copy of the entire transcript of his interview. Here's their response:


JUDY,
WE DON'T GIVE OUT TRANSCRIPTS. YOU CAN PURCHASE A TAPE OF THE NEWSCAST THE STORY AIRED IN.. BY CONTACTING TARGET VIDEO AT 504-456-6747. ONCE YOU HAVE THE TAPE YOU CAN TRANSCRIBE THE COMMENTS THAT AIRED. AND WE DO NOT TRANSCRIBE ENTIRE INTERVIEWS, ONLY THE PARTS THAT WE USE, SO THERE IS NO VERBATIM OF EVERYTHING THE SHERIFF SAID. THE TAPE IT WAS SHOT ON WOULD HAVE BEEN RECORDED OVER WITHIN 3 DAYS AFTER IT WAS SHOT.
SORRY.. ___________ -WDSU ASSIGNMENTS MANAGER



Isn't that special?


Anyway, here's the audio from Jack Strain's interview on WWL this morning:
Click on the link 'Bob DelGiorno goes one on one w/Jack Strain 7/11/06'



From the Times Picayune, 7-08-2006:


The ACLU said it has received complaints from Nazarene Christians, who "wear dreadlocks as a religious requirement" and are afraid to step outside their St. Tammany homes for fear of being arrested.


Puh-leez!!
Jack Stone, the Headquarters Operations Officer with the church called in WWL Radio this morning to set the record straight. He stated that there is no religious requirement in his church for dreadlocks, no kids ever showed up at their camp with dreadlocks and there is no metion of dreadlocks in the Church of Nazarene's manual and the ACLU should check their facts.


This smells like a set up to me. Next thing you know we'll be seeing the likes of these guys






I sincerely wish all these rabble rousers would go find a REAL cause to support and leave this area alone to rebuild.


Or perhaps they can use their communication skills to tell all these young men who are returning to the area to wreak havoc to straighten up their act and help rebuild or go back to where they came from.

No, I'm not a racist. I speak from the plain facts. My eyes are wide open. I live here.

Speaking of young men, the NOLA police have noted that there are plenty of underage kids being
picked up in the Quarter way after curfew. A lot of these kids came back to this area without their parents. Imagine that.


Enough.......





Never let yesterday's disappointments overshadow tomorrow's dreams.

~ Author Unknown






Saturday, July 08, 2006

Today sucks






July 8th, 2006

Some days just suck more than others



~sigh~
After Katrina and the levees devastated New Orleans, after we cried for a month, after we screamed out our anger at the government, a tiny light began to shine in the back of my mind....maybe, just maybe this is a chance for New Orleans to come back as a newer, cleaner, better place!! Out of a bad thing could come a good thing.

But no. Here's where the city is 10+ months post Katrina.

Glad I live in St. Tammany.

At least our sheriff and judicial system don't fuck around. Listen to the piece here

Now you can take it as "racist" or you can take it as a man fed up with the increase in crime here in St. Tammany. I don't care how you take it.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Worth it?

July 7th, 2006

Worth It? I think so



The question I've heard a lot this week - since the successful launch of the Space Shuttle - is "is all of this worth it?" Many people fail to recognize how much space exploration has benefited everyday lives. I did a search on the NASA website "Spinoff". and I've compiled a list - not a complete list, mind you - of some of the ways that space exploration has contributed to the lives of millions of people. You can go to that website (link above) and do a search to find more info to any of these items, and any other that you can think of. Happy exploration!!


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ADVANCED LIGHTPLANE WING
ADVANCED POLYMER
ADVANCED WELDING TOOL
AIDS TO SCHOOL BUS DESIGN
AIR SAMPLING FILTER
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AIRBORNE REMOTE SENSING
AIRCRAFT DESIGN ANALYSIS
AIRCRAFT DUCTING
AIRCRAFT INLET DUCTS
AIRLINE WHEELCHAIR
AIRPORT SAFETY AID
ANTI-CORROSION COATING
ANTI-FOG COMPOUND
ARCHEOLOGICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
AUTO DESIGN
AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING SOFTWARE
AVIATION DESIGN SOFTWARE
BEARING FAILURE DETECTION
BICYCLE WHEEL
BREADBOARD FACILITY
CADILLAC SEVILLE USING NASTRAN
CALCULATION SOFTWARE
CERAMIC POWDERS
CLEANER AIR FOR HOME AND OFFICE
COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM
COMPUTER CODE
COMPUTER COMPONENT TESTER
COMPUTER CONSTRUCTION Programs
COMPUTER GAME (MOONBASE)
COMPUTER PROGRAMS (TURBOMACHINERY)
COMPUTER READER FOR THE BLIND (OPTACON)
COMPUTER RELIABILITY
COMPUTER STORAGE DISKS
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY FOR INDUSTRY
COMPUTERIZED ENGINEERING
COMSAT ANTENNA
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
CONTROLLABLE MIRROR DEVICES
Cooking Dinner at Home--From the Office
CRUISE MISSILE ENGINES
CURE MONITORING
DESIGN GRAPHICS (www.birdair.com)
DESIGN SOFTWARE
DESIGN TOOL
DRONE CONTROL SYSTEM
EARTH OBSERVATION SERVICES
EATING ON DEMAND
ELECTRIC CAR
ELECTRIC POWER MONITOR
EMISSION TESTING
ENVIRONMENT MONITOR
ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS
ERROR-FREE SOFTWARE
FLAME RESISTANT FOAM
FLOW METER
FOREST DAMAGE ASSESSMENT
FOREST IMAGING
FROM LIFT-OFF TO LIGHT-OFF
FROZEN SMOKE
HEART RATE MONITORS
HEAT FLOW MEASUREMENT
HEAT PIPES FOR ALYESKA
HEAT RESISTANT PAINT
Heating and Cooling Efficiency for Homes
HELICOPTER DESIGN ANALYSIS
HELICOPTER STRAKES
HIGHWAY PROFILING
HOME INSULATION
HUMAN FACTORS MODEL (www.transom.com)
IMPROVING VACUUM CLEANERS
INDUSTRIAL INSPECTION SYSTEM
INDUSTRIAL PUMPS
INDUSTRIAL TAPE
INDUSTRIAL TURBINE FANS
INDUSTRIAL X-RAY IMAGING
INNOVATION FOR POLLUTION CONTROL
INSULATION MATERIALS
INTELLIGENT HIGHWAY SYSTEM
IRRIGATION SYSTEM
JEWELRY DESIGN
LEAK DETECTOR
LIGHT SOURCE
LIGHTWEIGHT JACK
LOG TRUCK WEIGHING SYSTEM
MACHINE TOOL SOFTWARE
MEMORY METALS (MARCHON EYEWEAR)
METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUCTION SOFTWARE
MIRROR TECHNOLOGY
MOBILE PHONE TERMINAL
MOTOR CONTROLLERS
NASA'S SOFTWARE BANK
NETWORK SOFTWARE
NIKON CAMERA
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OIL EXPLORATION MAPPING
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OTHER INDUSTRIAL AIDS
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POLLUTION DETECTION DEVICES
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PORTABLE COMPUTER*
PORTABLE HOME WELDER
POWER PLANT VALVES
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PRESSURE ANALYSIS
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PRESSURE MEASUREMENT SENSOR
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PUMP FLOW ANALYSIS
RADIATION INSULATION
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RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
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SAFER BRIDGES
SATELLITE IMAGERY VIA PERSONAL COMPUTER
SCHEDULING SOFTWARE
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SELF CONTAINED ECOSYSTEMS
SEMINAR SOFTWARE (NETS)
SEWAGE TREATMENT
SHIP DESIGN
SHOCK ABSORBING SYSTEM
SIGNAL PROCESSOR
SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATIONS (DIODE LASER)
SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATIONS (EXOSKELETON)
SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATIONS (METAL HYDRID)
SMALL PARTICLE POLLUTANTS
SMOKE DETECTOR*
SOLAR ENERGY REPORTING
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SOLAR SCHEMATIC
SOLAR WATER HEATER
SPACE DERIVED WATERJETS
SPACE PENS
SPINAL BRACING
SPINOFF FROM A MOON BOOT (DYNACOIL)
SPINOFF FROM A MOON TOOL (DUSTBUSTER)
STUDLESS WINTER TIRES
SUB-OCEAN DRILLING
TECHNOLOGY FOR SMOOTHER TRANSIT
TECHNOLOGY FOR TRANSPORTATION SAFETY
TELEMETRY SYSTEMS
TELESCOPE EQUIPMENT
THE STIRLING PROJECT
THE WATT COUNT SYSTEM
THERMAL INSULATION
TOLL BOOTH PURIFICATION
TOOL CARRIER
TRACE GAS MONITORING
TURBOCHARGED DIESELS
TURFGRASS CONDITIONER
WATER CONDITIONER
WATER FILTERS
WATER FILTRATION PRODUCTS
WATER PURIFICATION
WATER SENSORS
WELDING SENSOR SYSTEM
WINDOW INSULATION
WINDSURFER FIN
WOOD PRODUCTS ANALYSIS
WOODBURNING HEATERS
HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENT ROBOTICS
ULTRASONIC BOLT
VIRTUAL REALITY

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Summertiiiiime





July 6, 2006


Our drought here in SE Louisiana is slowly waning. Rained all weekend for the fourth. We did manage to catch 5-Finger Discount Band at the Mandeville Seafood Fest. They sounded good as usual. After they played the skies opened up and we decided to make our way back to Slidell.

Had a wild ride home from work yesterday in the rain. It was blinding-coming-down-sideways rain. This area hasn't seen rain like this since The Storm



Gause Boulevard in Slidell flooded, as is the norm.

We're getting close to the peak of the hurricane season, which is from late July thru September. Here's a link to a new, very impressive storm tracking website IbisEye dot com.

Not only does it track hurricanes, but it also gives you info on the latest weather alerts nation wide. A true weather junkie's dream.

We were driving down Bayou Liberty Road over the weekend. It was gray and overcast which made the scenery that much more depressing. Only one or two houses that are located on Bayou Liberty are occupied. The rest are gutted and just sitting there. Thanks, Katrina




The only people who never fail are those who never try.

Ilka Chase
(1905-1978, American author, actor)