Archive for June, 2015

Today was National Bring Your Dog to Work. Here are the BATs with their pooches.

Chuck and Piper

Chuck and Piper

Eric wife  dogs

Eric with his wife, Jackie, and Venice and Wylee

Steve with Frank

Steve with Frank


Ashley Jankowski says her husband, Alvin, is the definition of what a father should be. Here’s one example of what he does, in her words:

Just this past weekend, as he’s done many times before, he organized a full on, no holds barred, two-hour-long Nerf war with my son and our niece.  There was some serious playing,  strategy building, and just plain attacking fun.  My house was covered in Nerf bullets, and all players were sweaty, out of breath, red faced, and nothing but smiles.  Those are the moments I just sit back and love my husband.  He’s an amazing man and an amazing father!

The Jankowski guys.

The Jankowski guys.

Overheard at BAT:

“What is invert sugar?” Katy Wilson asked aloud while looking at the ingredients on her Sour Patch Kids.

“Oh, you know, it’s unsociable sugar,” Joe Kier replied.


According to Wikipedia, it is actually a mixture of glucose and fructose, obtained by splitting sucrose. It ends up being sweeter than sucrose. By the way,  inverted sugar is made when making jams and it is the sugar in honey.

Last night, the House of Representatives passed a bill to fund both transportation and housing projects for the 2016 fiscal year. The bill provides $1.5 billion more than the 2015 amount, but $9.7 billion less than what President Obama requested.

The bill provides funds for the Highway Trust Fund, the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration.

For more information, read The Hill’s article.

On-Highway_Diesel_Fuel_Prices (4)While regular gasoline prices are slowly rising, diesel prices have plateaued in recent weeks.

This week, the average price per gallon is $2.909. Last week it was $2.194, and the week before that, it was $2.904.

Diesel prices are still a dollar lower than they were last year.

For more information, visit the Energy Information Administration’s website.