Wednesday, September 12, 2007

wet trains & fake names

Rainy day railfans

My friends Joe and Stephen are both in Ft. Worth this week... the company brought them down for a few day's worth of leadership meetings. (Have fun, boys!)

We had set aside most of the day on Monday to do some railfanning. Proving that we're not just fair weather fans, we went out in spite of a weather forecast calling for nearly a full day of rain.

Joe and Stephen "get the shot" in the rain on the FWWR at Cresson on September 10.

the only dry place to shoot: inside the Cresson yard office

UP trains meet in the rain on the Baird Sub at Preble

Even though we'd all seen days with better weather on the Baird Sub, we still had a good time.

Who is Ron Mexico?

If you've never heard of Ron Mexico, it shouldn't take you too much time on Google or Wikipedia to find out the story behind the name. It's an alias of someone who has been in the news a fair amount lately. But that's not important right now; what's important is that I discovered a website which features the Ron Mexico Name Generator . All you have to do is type in your name, and specify your gender, and the Ron Mexico name generator will produce your own personal "Ron Mexico"-style alias, ideal for filling out forms down at the STD clinic or logging on to adult web sites.

I typed in the names of a few friends and acquaintances to see what it came up with. (Hey, I'm easily amused, ok?) Some results were more entertaining than others, but it produced one in particular that I hope its recipient will appreciate. Say hello to my friend "Hercules Libya"...

"Hercules" dials in on the Monday conference call...

Check back in a few days for another report... big excitement in store for us on Friday. Stay tuned...


np: Ernest Tubb - "Drivin' nails in my coffin"

nr: Ayn Rand - The Fountainhead

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