Helping Daddy at work





It took me just shy of 6 hours to get home last Tuesday. Lots of ice (not snow) combined with bad drivers all trying to get home at the same time lead to crazy times here in Atlanta. I was thankful to be able to drive to within a half a mile of our home and walk the rest. Mary and our neighbor (seen above) were coming home about the same time and they abandoned their cars in a neighborhood near ours and walked as well. We are very thankful to not have had to spend the night in our cars or had them wrecked like so many other folks.





Madeline’s First Snow





How we do snow in the south. This makes the front page of the news website, and schools are shutdown early.

update: this was posted before I hit the roads and really saw how Atlanta does snow.





Very excited





In my last year on Wall Street my bonus was $3.6 million — and I was angry because it wasn't big enough. I was 30 years old, had no children to raise, no debts to pay, no philanthropic goal in mind. I wanted more money for exactly the same reason an alcoholic needs another drink: I was addicted.




A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.
The Truth About Tytler




Auburn Tigers 2013: The Unstoppable





Congrats to my cousin Kyle on graduation from Auburn. War Eagle!




Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789
By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me "to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favor, able interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other trangressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

Go. Washington





Auburn vs. UGA





(via Americans 34 Times More Interested In Buying Guns Than Obamacare | Zero Hedge)





Not my favorite hour in the morning





Not sure if new fridge in the breakroom is super cool or hacked?





My Tumblr turned 6 today!





I won an award at work!









I can’t believe Magic the Gathering is still going. I started playing 17 years ago! A lot has changed, but it’s still as fun as it ever was!









7 Months




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