Friday, January 27, 2006

I am so tired from vegas...
Before I get into that let me download a couple pictures I took from the field last week.

  1. This one is in the control room of the lift bridge
  2. This one is on 1st ave

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Fun and Exciting Times in the Carribean
A recent email exchange from a fella who just got back from a trip to Haiti, where he was evaluating problems in medical Care.

LL: I am back in the states, safe and sound - attached is a gruesome picture
B: I diagnose it as syphilis. Am I right? Welcome back.
W: I'm guessing, um.....Yaws?
Me: Wow..…. When do we get to meet the future Mrs. LL?
LL: Anytime you're in Haiti i'd be happy to introduce you. She has a sister, but I hear she's ugly

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

Two years ago I tried to read Ulysses. Got up to page 200 -- then everyone quit. Now, I am supposed to read Anna Karenina but this time there is a “deadline” in two weeks. I have already taken breaks and read The Truth with jokes, The Tipping Point, and Blink, since I started during X-mas. I am on page 350 -- don’t think I am going to make it.
I had trouble sleeping last night. I woke up last night at 3 and realized my room was too hot and dry. So I walked over to the window to let some air in. The windows bottom is about level with my chin which is about level with the sidewalk. I looked out before I opened the window and I saw rats. Three fat rats running down the street and one went into the pit below my window. I have seen a lot more rats recently, maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s the two restaurants nearby, maybe its my neighbor who practically runs a youth hostile in his brownstone. I guess I need to get some rat traps.