Archive for July, 2011


Friday, July 29th, 2011

July was a scorcher. Today we hit another record high temperature of 104 Deg. F (40° C). Last week was even worse, due to the high humidity we had the heat index reach 115 Deg. F (gefühlte 46° C) . On those days you just could just go outside and stand there …  and sweat. […]

Courage, Norway!

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

I am completely shocked by today’s news of the attacks on Oslo and on Norway. I hope that the perpetrators will be caught and brought to justice. I have fond memories of spending the better part of a summer in Norway once, many years ago. I have had the fortune of experiencing the fantastic Norwegian hospitality and of […]

The Great Beer Quest of 2011

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Last Saturday I got up at 2 AM, picked up two fellow Footheads and drove to Winston Salem to get in line for some awesome beer. We got to the Foothills brewery at 4:00 in the AM, and there were already 160 Footheads in line! And still 6 hours to wait for the awesome beer, […]

The actual clearance of the 11foot8 bridge

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Yesterday, two NC DOT workers carefully measured the clearance of the crash beam of the 11foot8 bridge. The question as to whether the signage is actually accurate – especially after the recent re-paving of Gregson St – has now been settled. The actual clearance is 11 feet and 10.8 inches (or 11.90 feet or 3.63 […]