Saturday, September 30, 2006

Breakfast and then the yard sale....

Gonna get some breakfast with the family and then hit the St. Joes yard sale.

That's all for now, been incredibly busy with stuff, not much time to blog or do anything else.............

Till later.

Friday, September 29, 2006

RIP Habeas Corpus

Habeas Corpus, R.I.P. (1215 - 2006) Molly Ivins writes it the way she sees it.

...........George wrote this back in 20o3. I guess he doesn't see it that way any more.

It gets scarier by the day.

Till later.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Laurel and Hardy.........

I watched two guys install decorative trim in front of the bakery last night. How the two guys didn't kill each other.........I have no idea.

One guy wanted to do something one way and the other guy had a completely different idea. The best part was when their boss came in at about 3 AM and reamed them both new assholes.

Betcha don't know who this dude is. I'm damn glad he had some common sense.

I sure hope our son never comes home with a note like this. I'd have to have a chat with the principal.

How grown up are you? Me? I'm not sayin'.......

Damn, I could be breaking the law soon when I go to work.....I'm gonna have to sell donuts out of the back of my car soon. I use a 50 pound cube of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil every night.

What your pets do while you're at work.

Geek of a new game using quad core technology. Wow.

If you like rock'll like this video. That dude is nuts.

This is just plain sick. I wonder how many times they've had to clean vomit out of the inside.

I think our daughter chose her major wisely when she went to university. There is going to be a serious shortage of doctors.

If I had 50 pounds of silly putty.......this is what I would do with it.

Two words that I'd like to hear George Bush say. Will that ever happen? I kinda doubt it.

Till later.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Spent some more money.......

I spent some more money only this time it wasn't mine. I went to work last night and saw that the gas was turned off to both our ovens.

I had to call the service guy to come in and twist 2 knobs because I didn't want to blow up 80,000 dollars worth of brand new ovens if something actually was wrong.

I'm sure glad I ain't paying that bill- the service guy gets double time from the time he leaves his house until he gets back to his house on service calls after 11 PM

Global warming is here, I'm going to move to Allentown so I can get some oceanfront property.

Not a good time to be selling a house.

No wonder the rest of the world thinks Americans are loud mouthed idiots.

I used to smoke Newport cigarettes, now I know why I went through hell when I quit. Relapse? I don't think so, the smell of cigarette smoke makes me gag. I know folks say that "never" is a long time, but I will never smoke again....

Today's science break. What an atomic bomb blast looks like before it reaches the ground.

"Just a comma" I seriously think he shouldn't be allowed to speak in public.

This is funny.........19 Year Old Diebold Technician Wins U.S. Presidency. Go figure.

Till later.

Monday, September 25, 2006

I'm a dumbass.........

Yes, I am the king of absentmindedness......... I knew I was going to get my bloodwork done this morning and had fasted since 7 PM last night........I ate a piece of pizza this morning.


I'm really digging this new computer, our son is impressed with it as well, now he gets the desktop computer mostly to himself........although since both computers are networked together- he can sit at the laptop and play games installed on the other computer. Not that he will be allowed to unless I am in the same room........the technology is pretty neat just the same.

Here's what it looks like...........
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My friend Doug sent me some more proofs of the website he is working on for me-I really like what he's done so far. I am very lucky to have someone like him working on this in his spare time, there is no way I could afford someone like him to work on a website.


Top ten fashion mistakes.

Today's science break.

This guy is definitely gonna have to move. Can you imagine having that guy for a neighbor?

Chrysler cars are easy to steal. Mmmm, nobody has ever bothered with my 7 year old Plymouth minivan.

That's about it for today...............I have lots to do.

Till later.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

I have my first piece of office equipment....

My wife brought home a filing cabinet for me to use....sweet.

Actually, I have another piece of equipment as well, I bought a laptop last night. It's a really nice one, it has all the stuff I want in a laptop. I mainly wanted a laptop with enough horsepower to run Vista Premium in a year or so when all the bugs get worked out of it, this one has 2 gigs of RAM and the latest AMD processor, so it should be good to go.

I am amazed at all the junk software they install on new laptops, took me a couple hours to get it configured exactly how I want it.

Now that I have it exactly how I want's sweet.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

School is cool.....

I had my first SBA class Thursday night. It's a series of 8 classes that take a look at all the aspects of starting up a small business. There were around 20 people there with quite a wide variety of ideas for new enterprises.

The exchange of ideas was really fun to participate in, I talked to an IT guy that wants to open a rec center and is interested in serving food. He gave me some ideas concerning computers and I gave him some avenues to explore when he sets up a food prep area. All in all, well worth the money.


I love this kind of stuff.

You thought the roads where you live are bad. These might be worse.

Some guy flying a airplane inside a gym. He's pretty good, huh?

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I think this is a cool car. I bet you could live in it. If it had bigger bumpers I'd buy one.

I love me some wallpaper.

Wal-Mart is going to piss off the drug companies with this one. In 20 years, Wal-Mart will probably own most of the drug companies, so it's irrevelant in the long run.

I'm not Catholic, but damn-the dude has already apologized 3 times. What do the Muslims want him to do? Kiss Allah's ass or something?

I like the advice at the end of this article. According to my web site statistics-over half of my readers use Firefox.

Here's a news flash-I actually rode my bike Friday morning to pick my paycheck up and was surprised by these on Camp Betty Washington Road.

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Rumble strips suck. If folks could get off the damn phone and just pay attention to driving-we wouldn't need rumble strips.

They wouldn't be so bad except they cut them to the right of the fog line so you are forced into the traffic lane to ride because the shoulder wasn't that wide to begin with. Not the safest thing considering the fact that this particular road has lots of blind rises and sharp turns and isn't that wide to begin with.

The county engineer who thought they were a good idea oughta have to ride a bike down that road. Another page on the site I have linked above have a section on bikes and rumble strips-notice the rider has at least a 4 foot section to ride on. Even if he is riding down the wrong side of the highway......

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More here.

Believe it or not, I have a fairly high IQ.............I watched this whole video. Maybe my IQ went down a few points, I'm sure my IQ went down a few points.

Friday night at work, some jackass piled a bunch of stuff on top of our panwasher. Why is this a problem? It threw off the counterweights holding open the steel clamshell doors that you use to load and unload it.
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The extra junk made the doors very sensitive and as a result-the Donut Guy damn near got his wrist guilloteened when the spring loaded doors slammed shut on my arm. Didn't break anything, but it's kinda sore.

I also said a few bad words.

One of my nephews is going to college to be an engineer. I only hope he has a better sense of humor then these guys. My father-in-law was an engineer before he retired, I could easily see him doing something like the guys in the link.

I'm not the hugest fan of Bill Clinton, but I like Fox News even less. It was nice to see Bill get the upper hand over Chris Wallace. Make sure you read the comments as well.....

Till later.

My brains are gonna explode.....

I had a meeting with the president of our credit union so ask him some questions about marketing a small business.

First thing I have to say is this guy is a family friend so I might be biased.....but he is good.

He gave me so many ideas and avenues to follow up on it's taken me a couple days to get my head around some of them. I don't know what they are paying him , but he's worth every penny he makes.

I saw a ride on our local message board for tonight and I got really excited for a minute because I am off tonight and I thought I would be able to make it until I realized my class from the SBA is tonight. I'm looking forward to this class, I'm sure I'll get to a social ride one of these days.

The cycling club I got kicked out of is having an insane ride this weekend, the ride goes through almost all the county parks and is something like 70 miles long. 70 miles is a long time to ride a mountain bike, I hope they have fun and nobody gets hurt.


I'm all for clean air and everything but damn. Those 6 companies oughta stop selling vehicles in California for awhile just to see how clean the air gets when no one is able to find any cars to buy and drive.

This is a cool little gadget. I love having caller ID-if I don't know the name of the caller or the number is blocked-the call goes to our answering machine. Actually, the only time I pick the phone up when it rings is when it's a family member or one of my friends.

My kids are smart, but this dude is off the hook. Doesn't seem like it would have been very much fun cramming in all that school in such a short amount of time but whatever floats his boat.........I kinda thought that part of college was to enjoy life a little bit before going out into the "real" world for the rest of your life.

You're only young once.

Till later.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Avast, me hearties!

Today is the day to talk like a pirate.

I enrolled in a seminar about starting up your own business. It takes place over 2 evenings and it only costs 30 why not? If I get one idea or learn one thing or meet one person who can help me become successful, then it was worth it.

I'm meeting with our credit union president this morning, he is going to review my business plan and I have a list of questions to ask him. He's a super nice guy and he will definitely give me some excellent input.

Been looking at laptops, anyone have any experience with some of the newer Dell models? I am looking for something with the Core Duo 2 chip, none of the brick and mortar stores can even come close to the price that I can get online.

The clerk I spoke to at Circuit City didn't really impress me with his computer knowlege. I think they oughta put those folks back on commission so they at least act interested in helping you.

In other news.........Circuit City will come to your house and set up your new computer for a little under 300 bucks. What a bargain.

Went to the doc for a check-up Monday.........lost 11 pounds and got my blood pressure back to 120/80.

I have to go to the hospital and get some bloodwork done to get my cholesterol and blood sugars checked and then I'll be good to go as long as the numbers are in range.

I did find a Linux distro that works on my old box- Damn Small Linux. Works for me, all I wanna do is browse the internet with it and it has Firefox included, so I am uptight and outtasight.


Whatever you do, don't click links in AIM for could end up having a bad day.

Reason #4956 to use Firefox instead of IE to browse the internet.

In other hacking news......Diebold machines can be opened up really easy.

Apologize For Calling Me Violent Or I'll Kill You. The dude has a point.

This is cool. The kid is only 4.

Now here is a shocker. Who woulda thunk it?

I wish I was rich, I'd buy them all.

I must be an old-timer........I can remember when we had those old price stampers featured in one of these pics.

I'm glad they didn't die, but come on........they couldn't figure out how to unlock the door from the inside? Wow.

Mmmmm double fried donuts.

Rrrrrrrrrrr, till later.

Monday, September 18, 2006

It only took 4 1/2 hours......

That's right, I set a new world's record for cutting our lawn. The mower only vapor locked twice and I came up with a solution to that problem-I just spray it with a garden hose until it cools off. Probably looks a little stupid to the neighbors, but it works.

I wasn't planning on it taking quite so long for yardwork and as a result, I missed a rail trail ice cream ride with some friends. Kinda bummed by that, but I lost track of time and didn't realize how late it was.

Our daughter had a relaxing weekend at home, I was surprised that she didn't go out with friends at all, she just hung out with us and chilled out. It was really nice to have her around. Seems like she has met her soulmate at college, Nick sounds like a super nice guy and they both want to be friends for awhile before they seriously "date".

Whatever, I think she has met the guy she will marry someday. She talked about him the whole way home from school on Friday.......I can just tell he's the guy. I talked about my wife the same way when I met her...........

My buddy Doug worked on some more web site templates, I gotta say he's really good at turning my ideas into concepts........I wanted something simple to read and easy to look at and he has really come up with the goods. So far I think we are going with "Mcnally Home Computer Specialists" for a name, I have to thank my wife for that one- it's simple and conveys what I will be doing.

Now all I have to do is come up with a tagline and a URL for the website.....

Spent some time fooling around with my old computer trying to install some type of Linux on it, no joy so far. Looks like I will need to install some more memory in it-the 64 megs of RAM in there now isn't enough for Ubuntu or Knoppix. I did score a really nice 17 inch monitor at the Salvation Army store on Saturday- it cost me a staggering...........3 dollars.


One million ways to die. You're not likely to die from a terrorist attack.

Too bad this wouldn't work with my job. I work by myself, so if something doesn't get boss knows who to blame. Actually, he's pretty happy with me, most shops our size- there are two people doing what I do by myself.

What to eat on your communion wafer.

I like tuna and Spaghetti-O's mixed together, never had a tuna milkshake. A few of the recipes don't sound half-bad.

Food porn.

This soldier has a point of view I happen to agree with.

Till later.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Get off my lawn.


Not very original, but that's the name of my wireless network on our new router. Of course I'm not gonna tell you the password, but I did change it from the default.

I'm gonna reformat my old computer this weekend and finally install Ubuntu on it, I've been wanting to switch it over since the summer, but I've just been too darn busy.

This week at work, we switched over to our new's been like an all-day train derailment. Lots less space, lots more hassle. I'm glad I have calloused hands because last night I grabbed hold of a rack right out of the oven. My hand actually sizzled. I only have one small blister so it coulda been worse.

A joke........

A couple are going out for a night on the town. They’re all dolled up, ready to go; the lights left on, the dog put out.

But just as the taxi arrives and they step out of the house, the dog darts back inside and won’t come out. They don’t want to leave the dog inside, so the husband goes upstairs to find it, while the wife goes to wait in the taxi.

Not wanting it known that the house will be empty, she explains to the driver that her husband had just gone “to say good-bye to my mother”.

A few minutes later, the husband gets into the cab.

“Sorry I took so long,” he says. “Stupid bitch was hiding under the bed and I had to poke her with a coat-hanger to get her to come out! Then I had to wrap her in a blanket to keep her from scratching and biting me as I hauled her ass downstairs and tossed her in the backyard! She’d better not shit in the vegetable garden again!”.

The silence in the cab was deafening.

Hey, at least it wasn't a lawyer joke, my sister-in-law the attorney loves those. Their ain't a lotta love for lawyers (read the comments blow the main post) out there. My sister-in-law works for the state, she's one of the good attorneys out there.

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Someday, I'm gonna work up enough nerve to buy this t-shirt. Maybe I'll even wear it when nobody is around.

I want this young lady to win the next Idol competition. If I was a judge, I woulda voted for her. You gotta like a girl that can let one rip once and awhile.

Or maybe this guy will enter the next Idol. Not sure if he can sing, but those eyeballs gotta be worth something.

Interview with the hosts of one of my favorite shows.

Here's a friendly reminder when you go to vote in November. Most politicans are slimeballs.

Looks like I was 7 years ahead of the curve when I bought my minivan. Square is in.

I pulled our son out of class early Friday and we headed up to De Sales to pick up our daughter for the weekend. Daniel only missed an assembly and gym class, so he didn't miss anything important...... we listened to podcasts and I slammed a couple of Red Bulls on the way up to De Sales. Good times........except for the traffic.

Traffic on Rt 222 is killer on a Friday afternoon. There were lines of traffic streched out for a couple miles. It moved at about 5 to 10 mph for at least 45 minutes on the way up.

Katie drove the whole way back, she's a smooth driver for a beginner.

I wasn't gripping the dashboard or anything, I'm usually a nervous passenger.

The only person I am totally at ease with driving is an old high school friend I used to autocross with. His father was a stunt driver for Joie Chitwood back in the day and he taught his son how to drive.

Katie's pretty good though-she pays attention to what's going on around her and leaves herself plenty of space in traffic......she'll only get better the more she drives.

Sounds like she has made lots of friends and one very good friend. That's all I will say about that.........I don't wanna embarrass her.

As a parent, it's really neat to watch her go from one stage of her life into the next stage. The same thing is happening with our wife and I are so fortunate-we have awesome, awesome kids. We couldn't be prouder of them.

I got about 4 hours of sleep Friday, going out for breakfast this morning with the family and then going to a huge yard sale. Then I think I'm gonna take a snooze. What are the chances I will get to the lawn? Mmmmmm......unlikely.

Till later.

Kill my mower.

Soon it's gonna be .......welcome to the McNally wildlife preserve. It's raining hard outside as I type this and it's supposed to rain all day today and Friday. If I give the grass a day to dry out, it will be Sunday until I get it cut. I'll probably kill the lawn mower when I cut the grass. It wouldn't be the first lawn mower I've killed.

I suppose I could blog about the speech our President gave this past Monday, but I'm not gonna waste the pixels...... just let me link this article and that's all I'll say in this blog post about it.

Here's why the press pisses me off sometimes....... Anna Nicole just lost her son and they of course have to bring up the fact that she was an exotic dancer and married some guy that was 900 years old in the article. I guess asking them to have some class would be asking to much.

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I keep seeing these signs on the way to taking our son to school in the morning. I had to check out the website and while I don't live in the immediate area-I'm down with what they are trying to do. Yeah, I realize the landowner should have some rights as to what they do with their property.........but sometimes they should use some common sense when they develop land.

There is a major interstate less then 100 yards from this proposed development, not sure why anyone would want to live there anyways. I would imagine that it would be damn loud. Besides, that doesn't need any more traffic, it's already a cluster at rush hour.

If it weren't for the traffic issue, I think they should be allowed to build it, I'd be interested to see how many people would be dumb enough to buy a house that close to a major highway.

Today's science break. That's totally amazing.

If you're not a motorhead, this site probably won't interest you. I'd love to download the engine sounds to use for the Windows start-up sound.

I have to install the new wireless router I bought and I'll be hittin' the sack early tomorrow so I can go to Trexertown to pick up our daughter for the weekend.

That's about it for a couple days..........

Till later.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


I used to have a dog when I was growing up but other then the stray cat I took in when my wife and I were first married............we haven't had any pets for close to 20 years.

Our first cat was a real piece of work, she had very little hair on her head-at some point, she had frostbite and most of it was burnt off. Once I let her stay inside, she had absolutely no interest in going back out. I guess I couldn't blame her. She was one extremely mellow cat. I named her Dave. Not sure why, the name just kinda worked.

Our cat is from the animal shelter and she has a very different personality then most cats I've seen. She's a sweetie, but she is also one jumpy cat. Sometimes all you have to do is look at her wrong and she bolts for another room.
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She likes to chase shadows.

Since our daughter has gone off to college, the cat has noticed that 3 other people live in the same house and she has been hanging out with us instead of hiding in our daughters bedroom most of the time

Here's a website with some pictures of different cats. I kinda like cats............

My wife and I don't get to spend as much time together as we would like since we work different shifts so we try to go out for breakfast on the weekends to catch up with stuff. We kicked around names for my business Sunday morning while we were eating breakfast and here's our finalist so far......

"McNally Home Computer Specialists"

My mom came up with a good one......."Up and Running" and I like the tagline she came up with......"At a price that won't take a "byte" out of your budget" that might be something I could work with.....she's creative, so I'm sure she's gonna come up with a few more.

I've shied away from using the word "consultant" as it seems too high falutin' to me. Anybody have an opinion? I'd sure like to hear it if you do..................

I gotta go to the bathroom, anyone have any toilet paper?

Fried Coke. I wonder what the life expectancy of a state fair food judge is?

Check out these illusions and make yourself vomit.

-Mugger to woman in wheelchair-"I'm going to steal your necklace."

-Woman in wheelchair-"I don't think so." I bet he was surprised.

I saw the following in the Washington Post and had to include it in my post today. I'm not 50 yet, but some of my friends are.......

If You Want My Advice . . .
. . . you must be an idiot

By Gene Weingarten
Sunday, September 3, 2006; W48

Dear Mr. Weingarten:

Can you think of anything you know now in your fifties that you wish you'd known in your twenties?


David Gratz, a longtime D.C. reader in his twenties

Yes, David, I have some tips for navigating the exciting journey that lies ahead.

(1) For the rest of your life, you will remain locked into whatever music you currently listen to. Trust me, it happens to everyone. It happened to me. Given the quality of popular music of the 1960s, I am fine. Given the quality of popular music of the 2000s, you are toast. Suggestion: Get a job as a jackhammer operator, wear no ear protection, go deaf. At least your taste in music won't make you a source of contemptuous merriment to your children, the way my parents were to me.

(2) Cleanse your language of certain callow affectations common to your generation, for they will not serve you well later in life. I, for example, employed the word "groovy" well into my twenties, until I once used it as a panelist on a TV political talk show, while discussing the sociopolitical ramifications of a gubernatorial veto. The studio audience actually laughed. In your case, when being interviewed about your nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, you do not want to say, "I was, like, 'No way,' and the president goes, 'For realz, yo,' and . . ."

(3) Resist a tendency to become sedentary. I am a man who once strode confidently for miles through the septic streets of the South Bronx just to experience the rush of danger. Today, as I write these words, I am seated in my basement office, drinking cold, three-day-old coffee, so as to avoid the physical ordeal of climbing the stairs to the kitchen. Floating on the coffee is a burnt match. I am simply avoiding it.

(4) Accept gracefully what you cannot change. As you age, you will steadily gain wisdom. Unfortunately, it goes right to your prostate gland. This explains why, as a young man, your prostate is the size of a walnut, but as you get older it is the size of a Wal-Mart. The good news is that there are drugs to at least partially control this. The bad news is that these drugs have side effects that can include -- this is the truth; I am reading it right from the package insert -- "breast enlargement."

(5) The index of male physical pleasure can be plotted by two lines on a chart. One of these lines, which begins very high in one's younger years, represents the pleasures of the bedroom. The other, which begins quite low, represents the pleasures of the bathroom. I am assured by men older than I that these lines eventually intersect. I do not want to presume to tell you how to prepare for this moment, but I will share my plan, if it will be of help. When those two lines intersect, I will commit hari-kari. I will aim for my stomach, but will probably hit my prostate.

(6) There is a reason that many young women are attracted to older men. It's a trick we know. Once you know it, too, you will be able to combine the vigor of youth with the allure of age, and become a monster babe magnet for all those women formerly attracted to old guys like me.

(7) What, you thought I was going to reveal it? Don't be an idiot.

(8) Practice preemptive temperance. You know how you can get completely wasted one night, and the next morning you're okay? Well, one day, that won't be true anymore. And I mean "one day." This change will occur, literally, overnight, and you will discover it too late, as I did, when I arrived for work unshaven, with mismatched shoes, on a Saturday.

(9) Above all else, avoid self-delusion. It is a narcotic, and the crash from sudden withdrawal is almost unendurable. You are going to try to remain blissfully unaware that you are aging. You will think, for example, that you could still be the second baseman for the Yankees if you just got yourself back in shape, and this fantasy will persist well into your forties, when you are the general dimensions of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. But one day something will make you realize that you are both in irreversible decline and a miserable failure. Example: Your new boss is younger than you. Better example: The new president of the United States is younger than you. Best example: The new pope is younger than you, and then he dies.

Good stuff, yes?

My wife and I never made it out to the York Fair on Sunday, just too much stuff going on and she was on call so we never made it out. Maybe next weekend, I want to get some fried stuff on a stick to eat.

Is this what the 1950's and early 60's were really like?

A series of short videos.............

Link 1.

Link 2.

Link 3.

Link 4.

Link 5.

Link 6.

Link 7.

Times must have been different back then.

Our son plays this game. Of course his time is limited on it during the school year on school nights but it is a very interesting game. I watch him play it, but I have no desire to get sucked in and I know I would if I tried it.

One of my favorite blogs has lots of's like taking a 2 minute vacation everyday.

Penn and Teller show you the trick behind the trick. I kinda knew how they did that trick, but it was cool to actually see it performed.

Yeeeees, I finally killed my CAPS LOCK key. Been looking for some kind of tweak for awhile. I hate going into the registry and manually doing stuff, this download does the trick no problem.

This guys recent blog entry might piss you off or it might not. I'll let you decide.

"I don't frighten very easily but I was just about shitting myself" You don't get that kind of reporting in American newspapers.....

It's not polite to stare. Make sure you check out #2 and 3

I'm sure my friend the trauma nurse disagrees with this. I know I wear mine all the time with the only exception being when I am on the rail trail.

That's all for now..our son and I have to go shopping later today to buy a new wireless router so I can get it installed before our laptop toting daughter comes home this weekend.....the old router stopped working......about a month after the warranty ran out.

I still have to cut the grass-it's getting really long.

Till later.

Sunday, September 10, 2006


Tomorrow is the 5 year anniversary of 9/11. I read about this movie, I don't think I am going to waste 5 hours of my life watching it. Whatever happened 10 or 15 years ago happened and can't be changed and besides, the movie is a movie-it ain't a documentary.

We also can't change what happened 5 years ago.

We can learn from history however........maybe in 50 years we can learn from the mistakes our current administration is making and not repeat them.

Enough of being a downer for one day......

I plan to celebrate the day like I would any other-I just thank God I have a wonderful family and anything else in addition to that is a bonus.

My friend Doug sent me some concepts for my new website, I like them a whole lot! He's good. Sorry, you don't get to see anything until the final design is uptight and outtasight and published on my web site.

I am still looking for a tagline, though. Doug sent me a whole bunch and he and I like one or two of them, but I really want something that will stick in your head.

My first quarter advertising is going to "placemat advertising" in 2 local restaurants that have a very strong older clientele. I'd like to make mention that I would enjoy helping more "mature" computer users get more out of computing but I hesitate to narrow my focus like that right off the bat.

If at some point down the road I could rely exclusively on seniors to be successful-I'd have no problem narrowing my focus at that point. So with that being said-anyone have any ideas for a tagline? I'm sure I'll be at work and the perfect one will pop into my head, but right now-the more I think about it-fewer ideas are popping up.

This gives "photographic memory" a whole new meaning. Wow.

This is funny if you have a pet...........except for the owner of the laptop in the second picture.

The 100 people video on this website is thought provoking. So is this.

My son and I are dying to buy one of these. Me because I like driving games and him because he likes playing Halo 2. I'm sure we'll get one when Halo 3 comes out.

Saw this on Cleverchimps blog. I like the video, but we aren't gonna give up oil until it completely runs out no matter how much it costs. We'll quit when it runs out. I'm not trying to be an asshole, but that's how I see it. If gas cost 7 bucks a gallon next year, sure we'll all cut back on driving but my wife isn't gonna be riding her bike 22 miles to work every morning at 4 AM in the middle of winter.

Top ten kids books. Make that Top ten bizarre kids books.

In closing for today......

These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.
ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 18th.
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.
ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget.
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
WITNESS: Forty-five years.
ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan.
ATTORNEY: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo?
WITNESS: We both do.
WITNESS: Yes, voodoo.
ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty year old, how old is he?
WITNESS: Uh, he's twenty.
ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Would you repeat the question?
ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All my autopsies are performed on dead people.
ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy on him!
ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
And the best for last:
ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

Till later.

PS-Still haven't cut the grass yet-We're going to the York Fair this morning......the grass will wait until Monday.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Gotta cut my grass...........

Woke up yesterday to a torrential downpour. It was like nature was having its own car wash. We need the rain, I'm not sure we needed 4 inches in one hour though..... I've been meaning to cut the grass for the last week, haven't had the chance when it's been nice though.

I think it's at least 6 inches high, looks like I'll be raking it after I'm done mowing, my Wal-Mart mower doesn't do very well in tall grass. It kinda clumps it up into huge balls of cut grass that spit out the side of the mower. Oh well, people have worse problems........

Maybe she should have given up drinking instead of sex.

I just make donuts for a living, so I'm not a qualified political analyst......but the more I read about Bush and the "War on Terror"..........I'm thinking the Rebublicans are gonna get their asses handed to them in November's elections. I'm not saying Democrats are any better, that's just the way I see it.

A letter to Ann Coulter. If you read one thing in this blog post, make this it. For me, listening to Ann Coulter is the same as running my fingernails down a chalkboard.

How soon until AOL goes broke? Not soon enough.

Here's why I don't buy very many extended warranties.

The worst analogies ever.

This guy isn't guilty of anything except of being an asshole for delaying 300 other people so he could make a "political statement". I have no problems if he wants to wear a button saying that..................unless he inconveniences me. Then I'd have a problem.

Heart Attack......................on a stick. Where's the donut on a stick?

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Katie Couric for president.........

I read and listened to Katie Couric interview the President. Wanna know what I think? I think Katie oughta get a crack at the job. I know I am extremely critical of Bush on this here blog, but the guy is stunningly unintelligent.

NASCAR Nation........Washington DC style. If we're gonna vote based on sponsorships......I want Mark Martin to run for president.

Looks like we will be moving into our new bakery sometime in the next week. Kinda sad to move out of the old one, I was at it's grand opening 14 years ago, it's gonna get torn down and turned into a dairy cooler.

I take my wife's car to work in the winter because it has heated seats. While we aren't planning on having anymore kids, this might be of concern if we were.

I used to do that with erasers in school as well. I remember some of those racing cars from reading about them in Road & Track when I was a kid.

I think I have most of what I need to accomplish written down concerning my business plan. Checked into some local advertising, I don't have a lot of money budgeted for it but it looks like I will be placing a "placemat" ad like this in a few local restaurants to start with. Next step is to talk to the insurance agent to find out how much business liability insurance costs........let's hope not too much.

Interesting article about shoplifting. We use some of those technologies where I work, but nothing is fool-proof. After you work retail for awhile, it's easy to pick a shoplifter out of a crowd unless they are very, very good. Another sad fact is that nearly half of all retail theft is employee initiated.

Visit a foreign country and piss someone off.

I love trees. But not as much as this guy. I wonder if he shat his trousers.

About the only name worse would be Richard Bender.

I'm not exactly sure what the hell this is but I'm glad my picture ain't there. Funny hat of the year club, maybe?

This certainly will piss off a few people. It will mostly piss off people that spend all their time debating "issues" on the internet.

It's about time. We've been there 5 years, how much training do they need?

If you want to keep a's probably not a good idea to label something "confidential do not distribute"and then put it on the internet..........for example, this video.

Till later.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Just wanted to thank all the folks that e-mailed me suggestions and ideas concerning my business plan.

You folks rock:-)

I got some great ideas from your comments and suggestions

Thanks again!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Busy weekend and a new business plan.....

My brains are as usual.

Spent a good part of the weekend coming up with a business plan and a fee schedule, it's a work in progress but I'm happy with it so far. I slapped up the info on a temporary web page, check it out if you are so inclined and tell me what you think.

Did I miss stuff?

Are my prices in line?

They are roughly half to 2/3 of what the big boys charge. I don't want to charge too much, but I'd rather be in the position of dropping prices rather then raising them.

Whatever you may think, I'd like your opinion (good or bad).......let'r fly because none of what I have written down is set in concrete and you ain't gonna hurt my feelings if you don't like something.

I'm an old guy, so my favorite band is the Beach Boys, This is a really bizarre mash-up of Beach Boys and Beatles music. Weird. About the only thing weirder would be to do a mash-up of my second favorite band with the Beach Boys.
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would be weird.

Actually, I'm not really that old (soon to be 47) but if I was 70 and lived in Britain-I'd be pissed. I've seen a few older folks that can't drive very well, but how darn hard is it to use a phone or a computer? Most folks that are 70 have more common sense then 20 year olds.

Maybe this is how some folks are affording those McMansions. Sure is scary, I think we'll just stay put where we are for now......

Today's Art Break..............a bike in a tree, plus others.

Not to put too blunt a point on it, but that had to have been one painful death. I always enjoyed watching him, I think the thing I liked most was that he was so damn enthusiastic and passionate about animals. More about stingrays here.

The five year anniversary of 9/11 is in a few's a good read about Cantor Fitzgerald.

I like Katie for all the same reasons this columnist does. Who cares if she doesn't weigh 110 pounds? On the other hand, I feel like a crack dealer when I read this article......time to make the donuts.

I got to talk to our daughter Sunday evening, she's coming home next weekend for the St. Joes Yard Sale. Sounds like college life suits her perfectly. I'm not surprised:-)

We had dinner over at my in-laws Monday night. Burgers, clams and 2 beers. That brings my beer total for the year to 4.

When we got home, my wife even draw tattoos of the blood veins on the backs of my hands. Good times for sure.

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I woke up early Tuesday morning and watched 66 year old Chuck Norris try to sell me a Total Gym. Chuck's in pretty darn good shape for 66, but I'm not convinced the Total Gym is entirely responsible.

That's about it for now............

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Nice weather,huh?

Can't really complain about the weather here in PA, we needed the rain.

Friday night at work, the water was leaking into the bakery from a hole the construction crew must have made when they were moving refrigeration equipment around. It was like Chinese water torture all night, listening to the water go plop, plop, plop into a bucket.

Can you imagine how damn loud this was?

New blogging and podcasting magazine.

Nothing wrong with shaving your legs if you are a road bike warrior, but for some reason..........this seems very, very wrong. I don't know why, but these are okay .........I guess they look more "manly" or something. Whatever floats your boat........ they ain't my thing-I'll stick to pants.............and leg hair.

"I have not actually read this book"..............e-mail this guy and tell him he needs to actually buy a few of these books before he spends time commenting on them.

Don't be afraid to learn something. The warehouse where they keep a large portion of the internet.

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If you like the above cartoon, you'll probably find some truth in this cartoon from the same source. Here's some more truth I agree with.

Saw this link on Tim's blog. Interesting reading. I'm waiting for a press conference where a reporter asks the President his opinion on "American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer" just to see what he says.............

Library porn. Nah, it's not what you think-it's totally safe for work. When I was growing up, the library was one of my favorite places to spend time.

This guy is lucky he didn't end up in a PMITA federal prison. I do like his sense of humor though.........

If the shit hasn't already hit the fan in Iraq..........this isn't going to help matters. For that matter...........I can't believe Karl Rove hasn't duct taped Don's mouth shut. I guess the only guys that scare me more are Cheney and Bush. You may disagree with where I'm coming from concerning my politics and I am totally okay with that................I wouldn't disagree with Bush and Co. too loudly though.

John M. Lyons Jr. is the BRDG's "Asshole of the Week". If I had the money, I'd pay the legal expenses of the guy that commandeered the boat. He's a hero in my book.

Oh *snap* I need a pair of these. Pee Wee Herman is the man.

Unusually for me, I have off the next couple days. Labor Day in the retail industry usually means that you're working. I'm gonna be spending some serious time writing up a business plan. I've read through the plan that fellow blogger Matt sent me, it's given me some great ideas..........

Till later.

Friday, September 01, 2006

More hot stuff...No, I didn't burn myself....

Older computers don't always like new components, I suppose. The graphics card I installed didn't like being cooped up in a closed computer case, it was freezing up after Dan played World of Warcraft for a half hour or so...........looks like I will be buying an additional fan for the computer case soon. Right now, I fixed it "plugger" style, I just took the side of the case off and it works fine.

Speaking of hot stuff........howsabout an electric pickle? Video here.

Wow, that dog sure has a, leg?

Wow, this is amazing. Not. Actually, it's really easy to figure out how they do it.

I'm glad this kid won his appeal. On the other hand, I'm not too sure it was a good idea to wear a t-shirt to school with drug and alcohol references on it. Even though the President was an abuser of alcohol in the of drugs and alcohol don't belong in schools.

I've had one of my readers offer to help me with a business plan, how awesome is that? Thank you so much Matt. I've got lots of ideas written down and floating around in my head, it will be great to see a few examples of other business plans. I've given myself 12 weeks to get everything together and I'm betting it will take that long-there's lots of stuff to organize and I want to do it right.

Doug sent me this very cool link concerning the size and tracks of past hurricanes. Global warming or not-there were quite a few big ones in our past history.

I think the major automakers are missing the boat-I'd love to see a hybrid mini-van. There's plenty of room for batteries under the floor of most minivans. They aren't going to make much money from me on the deal, I average one vehicle about every 10 years, but I'd buy one for sure if I was in the market.

A "multi-pronged marketing approach"......I don't think it or this will work. The American people watch a lot of TV and the accompanying advertising-they can see through the bullshit.......they aren't stupid. Hopefully the Democrats win will a majority in either the House or Senate so things will be hamstrung for the next 2 years. Best case scenario is they win both sides and they move the country in a different direction.

I have an account at YouTube, someone sent me a spam e-mail and said my videos were awesome and they wanted me to check out their videos. I have a 10 second video of my Surly with all its rear lights flashing and a video with our daughter whacking the crap out of a pinata. Something tells me he didn't watch my videos.........

I love this girl's shirt.

Whatever your personal religious beliefs......things didn't work out real good for this guy. Maybe Jesus walked on this. Anything's possible.

Today's science break. Gotta thank Doug for the cool link.

My nephew just got a fixed gear bike to take to college next week. He started riding maybe 2 years ago and I think he's got the disease bad. Good on ya pal........and since you asked Steve, the graphics card I bought is a Nvidia with 256 megs of RAM made a huge difference. Dan cranked up all the detail features on WOW to "max" and it still plays at least 25-30 fps because I can't even see it go from frame to frame like it used's smooooth like buttah:-)

It's quite a step up from the 32 megs of on-board RAM based memory we were using. As a frame of first computer had a blazing fast 1 meg of video RAM.

This article is lengthy but it's still a good read. It makes a lot of sense. Maybe too much sense..........

Entrepreneurship. Good article, I'm banking on my superior skillset and the wisdom of age to be successful. Certainly not my good looks.........

If anyone gets sucked into this game...........I am really, really sorry. I could see 8 hours disappearing real easy.

Geek Squad overprices and they aren't ethical. Anyone that charges 129 bucks to blow the dust out of your computer ain't on the level.

Till later.