June 3rd, 2004



John Fitzpatrick had a gathering at his home yesterday evening. He grillled up some brats, hotdogs, and chicken. In addition there were various salads(fruit, vegetable, and potato). It was quite nice. Probably 20 people showed up from work. The brats were delicious but ran out quick, the chicken was tender and tasty(it was marinated in something). I personally would have cooked the chicken a bit longer, it was, in my opinion on the edge of being under-cooked/uncooked. Over all, a good night.

I came home about 9 and played stronghold crusader for a bit, then read Rainbow Six for 5-10 minutes and off to bed. Only like 36 hours till Emily and Aiyre get here. Fitz's daughter Lauren is a week older than Aiyre. Watching her last night just rubs in how far behind Aiyre is. I didn't realize the complex thoughts and such a 3 year old could have.
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This poor kid. I saw this on fox news. The kids gets a word in the spelling bee, passes out, wakes up, stands up, spells the word correctly.


Attention on site. Attention on site. This is the MWOC. Until further notice the access road is closed due to a brushfire. Repeat. Until further notice the access road is closed due to a brushfire. All personal are to remain on site until further notice. MWOC out.

You forgot to say 'simon says'.

I need a fire/disaster user pic.

Oops, another one...

Attention on site. Attention on site. All available personnel to the front EMP doors. Repeat. All available personnel to the front EMP doors, to help bring snack bar items up to the snack bar.

I thought it was going to be fire related.
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The entire area is now quite black. Brushfires are just amazingly fast. The constant winds here swept the fire from the road across several fire breaks, up the hill and out of sight.

Everyone was standing around watching, the fire and the firetrucks try to make it up and around on the hills. The winds kept switching and the fire swept right up near the parking lot. The landscape looks so different. When I first walked outside, I thought I had missed it, the nearest hill was already totatly black. Then I could see the ring of fire and after a moment I could see how fast the fire was moving.

Phil(billy guan) got stuck back on the main part of base waiting for them to allow access to the entry road. Steve eventually sent him home.
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Tonight I went to see Van Helsing because The Day after Tomorrow was not playing at my local theater. The movie really bastardized so many stories and wove them together into a real mess. It was somewhat funny, though I don't think they wanted it to be. At times I could easily tell that it was all computer generated.

On the way back I had a 'feeling' and wanted to put down some cash on Black and/or 31. I stopped at Thunder Valley Casino. Turns out they don't have roulette. I got some cash and played 4 hands of Blackjack and then left. I won 25 on the first hand, 10 on the second, 30 on the third, and 10 more on the fourth. I took my 75 bucks and left.
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I guessed on quite a few.
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