Sunday, November 13, 2005

things i never knew...



it's amazing what my brother's company, enersul, does. for years, i knew they did stuff with sulfur. i thought they made match sticks.

little did i know they are at the forefront of forming elemental sulfur from sources like sour gas. they have the patent on forming sulfur into lil' spherical pellets. when enersul-brand sulfur pellets run off the conveyor belt to form piles on the ground or in a container ship, the piles are shorter in height compared to similar masses of cheap, imitation, run-of-the-mill of pellets. apparently, this is due to the rolling properties of the enersul pellets.

moreover, in the formation process (liken to the genesis of hail in cumulo-nimbus clouds), the enersul sulfur pellets are desiccated and have less moisture content than those of the competition.

so, there you go... shorter piles and reduced moisture content of enersul sulfur mean big bucks.

funny what you can make a living at...

i thought that was fascinating. if you don't know what your sibling(s) do(es), ask today. i think you'll be surprised.

pet peeves...

the opposition parties of the parliament of canada are the biggest wusses in the universe. bring forth the vote of confidence today!!!

i watch CFL football on tv whenever i can. TSN coverage is ok except for the fact that they are totally incompetent with the graphic (a yellow line) that runs across the screen marking the yardage for a first down. sometimes the line is crooked or moves as the camera tracks the action. what the hell? how complicated could that technology be?

i still think football broadcasts are much better without commentary. hockey for that matter...

i hate it when people criticize football players for "excessively" celebrating touchdowns.

we want our money back. click here.

7 comments:

dean said...

I find it interesting how most people don't know exactly what most of their close friends' and family members' careers really are.

I have no clue what my Dad really does for a living. I have a very vague idea.

Steffie said...

i can barely even figure out what my husband does for a living. heh.

seriously, though. i think my brother is in retail. but then again he's just a kid. bet he has no clue what i do.

soapyDave said...

we all know what my brother does - ha!

Kyle said...

That McD kid was on the news last night. Awesome.

And I'm not so sure about that yellow line thing. It amazes me, actually. No matter where the camera moves, there is that line. I don't understand how they do it.

I have no siblings to ask, so I shall refrain...

And dear god I am so sad after last night. How embarassing.

I'm pretty sure Reynolds bet on the Esks before the game.

soapyDave said...

i'm a stamps fan, it's not my fault. . .

qtlibrarian said...

My sister sells scrapbooking material out of her home and is a Mother of two (soon to be three) and spends a great deal of her time thinking about how my life is better then hers
My brother is a Student in Kinesiology
My Mom is now kicking it old school at home after selling her balloon store
My father is bit trickier he designs and installs heating and cooling systems for high priced housing
I am a librarian which means nobody in my family seems to know what it is that I do for a living.

bubba said...

kelsey, i'm not sure what your sis does in intricate detail but i tend to agree with her. you do lead a kick ass life... can i be your friend?