Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 11:06 AM - Life
Posted by Buddy of DoQ
So, you may have noticed the site was unavailable a bit over the weekend, turns out there was a massive power outage at the NOC where my hosting service is based. When the power goes out, a diesel generator fires up automatically, and with the aid of a huge array of UPS batteries the servers are supposed to remain up and running without interruption. However, this past Friday, when the site suffered a blackout, a component of the UPS array failed. Ironic since it was recently inspected and a replacement was ordered for the exact part that failed. It was due to arrive the 27th of May. More
I, however, didn't care about any of this. I was trying to go camping
Friday afternoon, we drive. Friday night, around 10:30PM Mike, myself, and my Bro arrive at the camp grounds. We relax around a fire, with friends who had been there all day. Saturday 7:30AM, Mike and I hit the road to Waco, a 2 hour drive. At 11:15AM, I can be found in a church parking lot washing my hair. Nearly an hour and a half behind schedule the bride and groom to be collect everyone they need for the wedding practice. All goes well. We go for lunch, and by 2:30PM Mike and I are on the road again, headed back to camp. After a few stops for additional steaks and cookies, we arrive to the fire around 7:15PM. Steaks are cooked with a Tequila based marinade, and served by 8pm. Everyone is happy. Sometime in the midnight hours, while telling stories, a creature is stirring in the woods. Lights are drawn, and a hunting party is formed. Half hour later, the culprit is discovered, a small armadillo. Sunday dawn, I awake, look around, and go back to sleep. Sunday 9:00am, I stumble my way to the park showers, I use a travel vial of shampoo leftover from Las Vegas. A number of insects and arachnids join me. After my return, we play cards. About 1PM we break, some go to town for ice, I choose to hike and take some pictures. Miles later, thirsty, drenched in sweat, and exhausted, I stumble into the main road. Somehow Carrie and Chris happen to drive right up, I hitch a ride back to camp. We have some lunch, and everyone decides to call camping a done deal. Mike and I have not even had full day, but since it's 90 something degrees and humid has hell, we concede that Memorial day may best be spent at home under an AC. Sunday 9PM, everyone has been delivered to their homes and I'm sitting at my computer, wondering what the hell just happened to my camping trip. We make plans to do it again this Winter. The next morning I shaved my beard, and made plans to get a haircut.