August, 2007

Lauren Will Live To See The Day

Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:20:40 am by Dustin
Filed under Dealing with People, Fun, General, Health, a little about life

On the 12th of this month (as you may have read), I did the Portland Bridge Pedal, a ride to raise money for Providence Heart and Vascular Institute. Well I finally am getting around to adding pictures of Laurens excitement.

To recap, Lauren, a friend of mine from school, was ride while a child with unsure riding skills almost hit her. To avoid colliding with the kid she hit some wood, road closed signs. From looking at it, it was about an half inch to an inch sticking out of her leg and the thickness of a #2 pencil.

Now for the new info…

From here on out this might be a bit graphic and too detailed for the weak ones out there. Parental discretion is advised.

First off let us start with a few pictures of how it all looked.

Lauen’s Leg Close Up

Here, as you can see, there is a tree in a leg.

Lauren With Slick In Leg

… and Lauren demonstrates what it would look like if a person was attached to such a leg.

As I said in my earlier post, she had gone to the hospital to get somebody to pull really hard to take it out. Well, that didn’t work. I guess it was in there about two more inches and almost coming out the other side. It split the Tibia and Fibula as it went in too, so it had to be surgically removed. She is fine though for the most part.

I would like to know how this child who she missed is ever going to learn from it’s mistake. To put it in a semi Arrested Development quote:

And that is why we teach lessons.

The Art Of War (Book Review)

Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:05:14 am by Dustin
Filed under Book Review, Fun, General, a little about life

Full Title: The Art of War by Sun Tzu
ISBN: 9780486425573
Get it cheap.

Summary: Considered the first ever war strategy book, The Art of War tracks many of the major aspects of war including attaching while the others are not ready, supplying an army, and knowing your enemy’s next move before it makes it. I could say more, but it would give away too much since it is less than 100 pages.

What I thought: Watch out. I now know how to lead an army.

Cycling Around Porland/Vancouver

Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:57:26 am by Dustin
Filed under Fun, General, Health, a little about life

On my way to work this morning, I stopped by the local coffee shop, Paradise Cafe, to feed my Latte Factor. I noticed they had a few pamphlets on some upcoming bike rides such as Portland Century and Harvest Century.

They also had a map with bike routes of not only Portland but also Portland’s red headed step child neighbor, Vancouver. I was looking at the map instead of working this morning and notice two websites I thought would be helpful and also thought I would pass it on to whomever else out there was interested. The City of Vancouver’s website has a nice bike section which is probably the best website for a city I have ever seen (sorry occupational hazard). Portland also has a site

I was poking around a bit on the Vancouver site and actually found a pdf of the map, so I guess you don’t have go to Paradise Cafe now.

Apparently I Am The Bible

Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:01:44 pm by Dustin
Filed under Dealing with People, Fun, General, a little about life

I was driving down the road the other day and was informed of something very important. I am the Bible. Wait, no, I am your Bible. Well that is what this sign says.

Dusty is a Bible

Thank you LIFE Fellowship.

(Note: I am not arrogant enough to actually think I am the Bible)

Skype On An iPhone

Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:16:43 am by Dustin
Filed under Finance, Fun, General, Household, Tools and Tricks

Yep, it is true. Somebody out there was so nice they figured out how to put the VoIP phone service, Skype, on an iPhone. Take that AT&T. To read about more go here. Damn this is cool (well without trying it).

They have a wrap around web site which handles it all Skype for iPhone, but it does not work in IE or Firefox. I was not able to take a look. I am really curious what the payment plans will be for such a service. If anybody can get to the site, I would really like to know.