All Moved In

2015 has been great so far.    Very nice to no longer be worried about house plans, contractors, interest rates, closing dates, etc, etc.     The family is all settled in and we’re doing normal things more frequently again!

House building has gone pretty smooth thus far in 2014. It’s been fairly smooth with the help of our builder Passman Homes.

Additionally I won a homebrewing contest best of show and a stout of mine will be brewed by Tin Roof here in Baton Rouge. Pretty exciting! I also won a medal in the 2014 Dixie Cup for an American Pale Ale.

Believe it or not I haven’t forgotten about this website it simply just isn’t something I’m in to anymore.(blogging that is) My wife and I have been busy raising our rugrat and building our permanent home in Prairieville. Doing great.

I almost never post here anymore. I just logged in today to host an image. Having a family leaves little time for anything besides work, the gym, brewing beer and even barely time to drink a few beers. All in all a good just but man it’s gone by fast.

Yesterday we’re watching team USA play soccer against Germany and Ella’s watching with me. USA scores and I tell her “scream go USA!” and without blinking she screams “Go Tigers!”. Close enough!

My grandmother Mrs. Ruby Forbes cooks my ideal cornbread.    It’s just outstanding.   I went ahead and took the time to write down her instructions because neither myself or my mother can ever remember it.   So here’s Mrs. Ruby Forbes cornbread:

1 Cup Flower

2 Cups Yellow Corn Meal(preferably fresh from farmers market)

1 teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 tablespoon sugar

1 can evaporated milk

Her instructions were to have your own cast iron skillet specifically for cooking cornbread.   She has what looks like an 8-10 inch diameter skillet with about 2 inch high walls that she uses exclusively for cornbread.   It’s never washed.     She wipes it out and pours a thin  layer of vegetable oil in the bottom before adding her mix.   She bakes at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes and it’s just great!


She’s almost three years old and so darn sweet it’s unreal.   Kisses me, pats my cheek and hugs me.   Says “daddy come lay by me” when she’s watching cartoons in her bed and tells me “I’m happy daddy”.   She can be so sweet when she’s not destroying my house.


Doing a talk at SQL Saturday #150 in Baton Rouge.   Here are the slides for 10 Things I Wish I Learned In College

10 Things I Wish I Learned In College2

Here’s a copy of my resume for people looking to copy a resume.   I suggest you just make it your own and plug your information where mine is.



A very interesting approach to using AutoMapper.   I’m bookmarking it here so I don’t lose it.   I’ve used it and it works but not sure if I will continue using it.

I’m kind of looking back on all the neat stuff we got for Ella.   About 80% of it didn’t work out.   The only things that worked out most of the time were clothes.   I propose that from now on out all baby shower gifts should be clothing or paper towels.   Why paper towels?   I should own stock in Brawny paper towels.   We use more paper towels with this child then I ever imagined possible.