Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tonight's meeting canceled

Since I haven't heard from anyone I am going to cancel tonight's Writers Group meeting. I will attempt to refire the group in July if the library is still open.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

This Month's Meeting

This month's was scheduled for 6pm on the 22nd. Unfortunately, we now close at 7 during the week because of the budget problems we have been experiencing. I was thinking we should try and meet at 5 instead. What do you think?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Meeting Tomorrow

Hey, just wanted to let y'all know we are meeting tomorrow at 6 pm at the Morrison Regional Library. We just received word that the branch will stay open for the rest of the fiscal year. I'm not sure what our exact hours will be but at least we are good for tomorrow.
Cars on the track go round and round

Yesterday I went out to the Charlotte Motor Speedway to watch NASCAR test the new spoiler. I was unaware of the test until all the people in my Twitter NASCAR list started talking about it. I got out to the track around three and stayed for an hour.

There was a small crowd so I was able to park in the lot right in front of the track's main entrance. One of my favorite sounds is what you hear when you are outside the Charlotte Motor Speedway and you can hear individual cars going around the track. You can hear the engines rev up and slow down as they leave and enter the corners and there is a reverb to sound unlike any other. It's impossible to not start walking faster as you get closer to the track entrance.

As far as removing that wing and putting the spoiler back on: hooray! The cars look like race cars again, not something a teenager would drive to impress girls. I never did cotton to the wing because of how it looked and because it made the cars more susceptible to going airborne during a spin. So good riddance. Even the drivers prefer the spoiler over the wing.

I took a few pictures while I was there.

Juan Pablo Montoya
Juan Pablo on the front stretch

Mark Martin. I'm really happy with this picture. It's hard to pan and capture an image this tight when your subject is going 180 mph.
Mark Martin

Jeff Gordon. I like the black car.
The Jeff Gordon

I'm not sure who this is going into turn 1 but I like it.

I tried this shot about ten times and three were not of an empty track.

Kyle Busch approaching the start/finish line on the front stretch.
Kyle Busch

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hey Ed, with Morrison closing, are you losing your job?


Friday, March 05, 2010

Cool Street Art

I found this on SF writer Michael Swanwick's blog.
Godzilla Haiku

Doesn't everyone love Godzilla Haiku?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


This is the month reminder that we are meeting tomorrow, Thursday the 25th at 6pm, at the Morrison Regional Library. Don't forget to bring something to read.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wham! Pow!

XKCD goes all Batman today.