Thursday, May 1, 2008

Where Is My Cavalry

Earlier this week I felt like General Robert E Lee.

One of my favorite movies is "Gettysburg" and being a American Civil War buff and just a general military strategy buff I was reminded of the time when General Lee was counting on the commander of his cavalry EB Stewart to keep him informed on where the Union Army of the Potomac was.

I had reports that "The Company" had moved but it's where abouts were as yet unknown. A spy had whispered to me Tuesday morning about goings on in the Mirror Lake area around The Dells but confirmation was needed before there was another "blunder in Minocqua" incident.

Well the Mirror Lake tip seems to be solid as they snuck in under the radar, perhaps they camouflaged the white trucks to look like trees.

Yet there is the problem of "Where is Johnny". I feel he is nowhere near Wisconsin and is in hot sweltering LA. Why would he be in Wisconsin, there are no scenes where he is precipitating.

SO - what does all this mean to YOU.

Well - it seems the schedule is all messed up with multiple shoots in multiple cities at multiple times and "one person in the know" is saying one thing while News disorganizations are saying other things.

The Isthmus - the one I trust at the moment is saying filming will start in the Wisconsin Capitol Friday and break for the weekend. Then return on Monday, May 5 for shoots outside of the building along the sidewalks and steps facing State Street, Wisconsin Avenue, and East Washington Avenue. My insider confirmed it would be . . . . the 8th. So much for being "on the inside" and another person found out it would be the 9th. Now it's the 5th.

Of course this is a problem for Columbus which we had assumed would be shooting Monday at the Poser House (with JD). If that is still happening we have EVERYBODY in Wisconsin, just not all in the same place.

And what of Beaver Dam and Milwaukee???

A fascinating ride isn't it. Divide and conquer.

Well done Universal City Studios. It's almost like they have done this before.
DJ are I are taking tomorrow off from work to do a little front yard landscaping so the blog will have a slightly more random time for being updated.

I think we will need to Kurth it after we're done though.
I was sent an email that had a link to a website where I could reserve a spot in heaven. I thought this was a great idea but alas, that site is blocked here at work. MAN - talk about the government controlling you!
In a bring you down moment, the "Father of LSD" died Tuesday. Yea - I'm a child of the 60's baby and I'm alive to try to remember that era. It all makes sense now doesn't it.
And finally.

I received an email from Jenny

After every flight, UPS pilots fill out a form, called a 'gripe sheet,'which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, and then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight.

here are a few of the gripes and the comments from the mechanics

P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

P: Number 3 engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from midget
OK - this is what happens on the 1st business day of the month and ALL of my software runs on the LAST business day of the month. busy busy work work.

Gotta put out the fires (notice you were first before the fires).

Have I posted this photo before (it's all starting to blending together).

This was taken just east of Columbus last fall and is featured in the some Wisconsin calender.

Rod M