Quote of the day...er...week...umm...hey, look, a quote!!

Tibi gratias agimus quod nihil fumas.

It says "...freedom of...", not "...freedom from...".

"It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness. People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint." - Penn Jillette







Thursday, September 24, 2009

Let There Be...

For the race, we have upward of one-hundred-fifty volunteer workers register to serve as safety marshals, timing and scoring, technical inspectors, emergency-vehicle drivers, pit and grid marshals, and starters, as well as folks who act as general help running about delivering lunches, ice, water, and anything else that needs doing.

To facilitate our registration process and give us a place for our meetings and social events, the track provides a very large tent for our use. They provide the light fixtures but I have to run the power cords for our lights and coffee apparatus (apparatuses? apparatii??).

The lights are usually big, square, obnoxious spot lights. Honestly, I loathe them and won't turn them on if I can help it - I'd rather work in the dark...and anyway, it's not really dark there, ever, because there are plenty of light poles around to lend a little illumination from a distance.

This year? Check out our lights:

So - we have a huge tent full of sleepy volunteers drinking coffee that will peel the paint off a naval vessel (in the morning) or muddy, sweaty, tired volunteers drinking beer (in the evening)...and chandeliers to light them on their way.

Awesome.

3 comments:

♥ Braja said...

I like those lights though :)

Let me know when the race is over, Speedy :)

cinner said...

What race is it, I loved your last post with the evil genius playing in the mud. Priceless. Take care.

HermitJim said...

Sounds like you have been a busy lady! Sounds also like my kind of coffee...!