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18 months later…

Let’s see, oil spill in Gulf of Mexico, water pipeline problems in Boston, Time Square pipebomb fizzles, GI Joe Convention, Cox Road Race, United and Continental to merge and NEIT’s Commencement for The Class of 2010.
It’s been a busy week and May is just beginning.
I had fun at the Commencement, reminded me of the end of Star Wars. This time though, I did not have to run back and forth between the orchestra pit and the line of graduates.
The entire family made it which was great. Al Roker was a fun speaker and it only took 2.5 hours from start to finish. Projo hopefully will print the picture of one of the Graphic Design guys with a GI Joe action figure handing from his tassel. Here’s a shot of him from the iPhone.
The event that was Thunderdome getting out of the Convention Center Parking Lot was another story entirely. Shades of LOTR lines during Thanksgiving Week come to mind. Thankfully, we never have to do it again.
Or, at least until NEIT pulls a Bachelor of Graphic Design out of thin air.

Rainpocalypse 2010…

To give everyone an update on Casa de Bentley:
Pumps have been going 24hrs and the water level hasn’t gone anywhere. The rain has stopped and judging from the walk around this morning the ground is drying out.
Warwick’s Sewage Treatment Plant was shut down around 2pm on Tuesday. Surprising still had dinner at Dave’s Bar and Grill last night.
Judging from the sightseeing photos popping up on Facebook, Twitter, Turnto10 and Projo.com I’m not missing anything while staying home from work. The lists of road closing and part of 95 N/S would have been made impossible to get to work.
And, to think I was supposed to start telecommuting to work tomorrow.
The war stories standing in line for the iPad should be interestng…

October of '05…

In October of ’05 was an interesting month.
The weather opened up and the flood conditions were rampant.
Mopping out the apartment for nearly twenty-four hours, the water level outside had about a half inch more and it would have been coming through the front door.
So, one move and four years later, lo and behold I come down into the basement and its kiddy pool. I have fond memories of walking around the basement clad in bread bag galoshes a decade or more before.
The basement is dry now.
The weather forecasted is not.

News from Rhode Island Film & Television Office…

To The Film Community and Friends of the Film Community,
IMPORTANT!
As many of you are aware, the Governor’s recent budget proposes to completely eliminate the Rhode Island Motion Picture Tax Incentive program.
There will be a House Finance Committee Hearing to discuss this proposal at 1PM on WED. 2/24/10 in Room 35 of the State House. This will probably be the only opportunity to share your views.
If you feel the elimination of the Motion Picture Tax Incentive will have an impact on you, your business and/or family, you should attend this hearing to have your voice heard.
Steven Feinberg
Steven Feinberg
Executive Director
Rhode Island Film & Television Office

Snowpocalypse 2010…

Well.
The car is gassed up. Boots ready. House on the list to be plowed out.
Now we wait to see if NEIT decides to cancel classes tomorrow night.
I think DC can be renamed Hoth until further notice.
I suddenly foresee many people finishing Bioshock 2 by the weekend. And, yes, it’s just as addictive as the first one. One reviewer stated this game was in no need of a sequel but for the most part it’s nice to actually see Rapture again. Dual wielding plasmid in one hand and weapon in the other is perfect.