Yet Another Polar Plunge Pic

Charter Communications Plungers, Are you ready?


This is the group I plunged with after missing my team's plunge. When announced they tried to disown me, luckily some crazy guy was loud enough that nobody heard them.

Another Polar Plunge Pic

Look at the smile on this volunteer's face after I lei'ed her. I made sure to give some attention to all of the support staff around the opening in the lake, just in case. I believe this person's job was to use her wooden staff to push people towards the stairs/edge of the lake opening in the event they were unable to do so themselves.


Another Plunge Pic

This is the descent down to the opening in the water, I had just Lei'ed the judges.

2007 Polar Plunge


I jumped a hair before 11:40AM. We raised $1375.01 in pledges for my plunge alone. That money goes to Special Olympics Wisconsin, a worthy cause. The water is many times colder than I remembered. Next year I will be looking for more people to actually jump with me, this means you.


Sick again ...

Staying home sick again today. Get to see a doctor as the fever has crept up over 100 degrees. Blech.


Blech ...

Somehow, Between 3:00 and 5:00 pm today I went from feeling just fine to feeling awful.

Fever, cough, fatigue, the works.


Florida Tornadoes ...

Tornadoes tore through central Florida last night, killing 14. Initial reports listed a county, Lake County, not any one city. A quick search for Lake County, FL yielded results of Ocala, FL which is where my parents live.

I gave them a call and it was 30 minutes south of them. Lady Lake, FL got hit yet again. It seems everytime I hear Tornado and Florida it is quickly followed by Lady Lake.

Too many natural disasters and other hazards in Florida. It's a nice place to visit but, I wouldn't want to live there. :)

Google Apps for Your Domain

Google Apps for Your Domain lets you offer private-labeled email, instant messaging and calendar accounts to all of your users

It's all free* and everything is hosted by Google. No hardware or software required.

Did you notice the asterisk? As asterisks go it's pretty benign, if you don't currently control a domain they'll register and host your domain for a reasonable $10/yr.

So, for your "organization" (I am using it as a portal for my family) you get a google-esque start page, mail services hosted by google and gmail interface, private calendar, gtalk capability, and a web-based wysiwyg "page creator".

Setup is painless for the internet savvy. I regged my domain through goDaddy.com for $6.95 with a discount so you could save some cash there.

It's a nice portal that will allow my family to communicate easier.