My Sky Color

A forty something Dad, Husband, Engineer guy living in Western Oregon. Reflections on all things in life. A few technical things and whatever else comes along.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Stories That Make You Smile

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Monday, June 08, 2009

The Quarry

The Hunter

The Successful Happy Hunter

The youngest gets ideas in his head and he won't let them go. One of his buddies wanted frog's legs so frog's legs he got. He decided that he needed a bow fishing reel setup on his bow. This gave Dad something to apply his creative engineering brain to and presto he has a fishing setup on his bow.

We went on our second annual spring vermin hunt. We spent a day and a half shooting ground squirrels around wheat fields and a half day after the frogs that eat the fish eggs in the pond.

As you can see it is a beautiful place. We really enjoy the remoteness and the beauty. It is hard to come back to suburbia. DMP

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Scientific Discover
Subject: Science has discovered a new element!

An Interesting Discovery. Lawrence Livermore Laboratories has discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (symbol=Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected by its retarded (even completely absent under some conditions) ability to react. A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second, to take from 4 days to 4 years to complete. Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2 to 6 years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium' s mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass. When catalyzed with large injections of fiscal elements, Governmentium becomes Administratium (symbol=Ad), an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium, since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.

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