Jingle all the Way: on hiatus for “An Evening in December”

GeeWhiz goes on a one-week hiatus, to focus 100% on my other passion: Broadway musicals. As a cast member of An Evening in December, I’ll be singing, dancing, and “acting” in 7 performances of a Christmas musical that will play before an audience of 7,000. Continue reading

Geewhiz, I am a geek!

Our Information Technology division is world class! To help the rest of our company know all that they do to contribute to our success, they held a Geek Expo today. I got a pocket protector to show for my efforts.

geek logo by Adrienne

geek logo by Adrienne

Yes, I visited all the booths, learned quite a bit about application architecture, database administration, technology procurement, service levels, capacity management.
But I was most captivated by the PIE. Apple pie. Well, actually one department created a clever TLA (three-letter-acronym) to tell the world that they help us Protect, Innovate, and Empower. Very creative. In keeping with their theme, they wore chef aprons and toques and served slices of pie (and the crust was flakey and yummy).

Oh yeah, like all other attendees, I was entered into a drawing to win a Nintendo Wii, Blackberry Pearl, and other cool geek prizes. Doesn’t it make sense that a winner at the Geek Expo ought to be someone with “Gee” in his name? (hint-hint to the prize ticket puller.)

Wheels, Heels, and Eels at Eppie’s Great Race

2,000 athletes hit the American River Parkway Saturday for the 35th Annual Eppie’s Great Race, including more than two dozen of our own athletes. tattoos
As a volunteer on the course, my job was photojournalist for our team. I’ll be uploading photos as I get them. For now, bookmark my 2008GreatRace photo site.

For you Wellness iQ team members, notice not one flabby gut among these athletes? Continue reading

Header photo – time to cool off

With California in the midst of a heat wave and firefighters working round-the-clock shifts without days off, now’s a good time to update the geewhiz blog header photo. I know it offers no real relief, nor does it do anything for our men and women serving and protecting our lives and properties as they spend endless weeks away from families.

But with temperatures hovering near 110 in Sacramento, skies thick with smoke and soot, heat advisories, unhealthy air quality warnings, and more fire weather warnings
I just have to give your eyes a welcome virtual dip in the pool.

That’s Bob in the lead, 50 freestyle.

This blog entry may not make sense in five months, but it serves its purpose to educate first-time bloggers to blog customization features.

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New winter header photo (December 2007)

Paula on the road

6/27 update: back from a crash just one week to the end, Paula finishes strong and dips her front tire in the Atlantic.

Fellow cycling enthusiast and blogger Paula is blogging from the road.paula

Oh, did I tell you I started cycling to work since May 1 this year? Save a little gas, save a lot of money, get some cardio in before and after work, and do my part to reduce my footprint on this planet’s resources. Oh, my distance is nothing…4 miles roundtrip. And I mean nothing compared to friend Paula who is cycling …across the United States!
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Happy Birthday, class of 76

Celebrating the 50th birthdays of the close-knit gang from the Kennedy High class of ’76, I was amazed.
First, amazed that so many of the core group could get together from all over California to spend an afternoon together.
Second, amazed that Mr. “A” could make a surprise appearance! And does he look as good as ever!

Third, amazed that Mr. “A” could regale us with such detailed memories of the great 1976 Bi-Centennial trip to Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New York city, Boston, and other cities I can’t remember. And he remembered so many names, details, and anecdotes!

Fourth, amazed that today proved again how each of us have such a ripple effect on a world beyond our perceived sphere of influence. Mr. A’s ripple in the pool sent many of his “band kids” out to make impacts on families, schools, communities, businesses, churches, and next generations.

I believe you’ll recognize a few faces in this photo album.

Dave, call us to attention.

~GeeWhiz, JFK Cougars, woodwinds, class of ’75

New winter header photo

With the cold night frost turning the lawn a crisp white, I turned my attention to the header photo image on my geewhiz blog.
I was about to put up a photo of a beautiful white forest and lake by photographer Jeff Klassen and suddenly realized I was about to violate his copyright. OK. I’ve deleted the image. But, visit his site from whence this image would have come from. G’head and click that thumbnail image to see his other photos.

Until I shoot my own winter white photos, I’ll leave you with an image of Lisa in the snow.

This is a great time to educate the new bloggers that one of the cool features to look for in a blog theme is the customizability of the photo image in the header. If you have followed Geewhiz through recent blog entries, you’ve noticed I periodically changed the photo in the header. The PressRow WordPress theme I use (thank you, designer Chris Pearson) allows customizable header photos.

So, toss another log on the fire, grab a mug o’ hot cocoa, wrap that blankie a little tighter around your shoulders, and sing along to “Chestnuts, Roasting on an Open Fire.”

It’s that time of year: “An Evening in December”

GeeWhiz blog goes on a two-week hiatus, as I focus 100% on my other passion: Broadway musicals. My keyboard and mouse will temporarily become tools for musings on my other blog, behindthescenes.wordpress.com.

The two-week performance run will draw an audience of 10,000 to hear the sights and sounds of Christmas. Set in a small town in Washington, celebrating Christmas with its annual Dickensburg festival, the plot reveals news reporter Bill Fountaine from the big city arriving to do a feature story on the festival. Big city reporter meets Katie, a child performer in the festival.

So, check out my cast member blog: “Behind the Scenes”

This is Andy Gee, signing off. Now back to you in the anchor room.

Simplify your desk surface

enuff-monitorsWho says you should have just one monitor with your computer? On my desk, my productivity dramatically improved when my tech support showed me that my laptop screen AND my desktop monitor could both function together as two separate monitors displaying different “halves” of my desktop.

So, if one is standard, and two is a productivity improvement, is it possible to have TOO MANY monitors?

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GeeWhiz – featured blog of the day…uh…minute!

You knew that WordPress displays a “featured blog of the day” on their home page, right? Sunday I logged onto WordPress to discover, to my surprise, the prominent (but fleeting) positioning of my blog as WordPress’ “blog of the day!”

But, was my writer ego to be stroked? No, on two counts:
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Who are you? Why are you here?

As of March 2007, WordPress reports 3,515 total views of my site (339 best day ever). I’ve now become curious who my readers are.

  • Who are you?
  • What brought you to my site?
  • What keeps bringing you back for more?
  • What other topics do you want me to write about?

The more I know of you, the better I can Continue reading

VSP = ?

Finish this phrase: vsp-closetmaid

VSP is a fun, interactive way to design your perfect…

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