Friday, March 30, 2007

No bullshit zone...........

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My friend Doug will like the picture above pic. Not sure if he is a Pastafarian or not but the pic was taken in Charm City.

Student punished for spaghetti beliefs.

A degree of uncontrollable bleeding? If it involves my penis ..........any amount of blood flow outside of it is a bad thing.

I completely agree. Seriously? ........not really, but the author of the piece does have a point.

I could post some bullshit about April Fools .......but nobody would believe it coming from my mouth.

So why bother?

Till later.

No biking on this blog?

One of my readers commented that I don't post much about riding bikes. All I can say is......guilty as charged. Other then the short ride I had the other day running errands....I haven't had much saddle time lately.

I've been super busy with all kinds of stuff and biking has definitely taken a back seat this winter. To be honest, I am really, really, REALLY looking forward to some seat time this year. Gonna try and ride some this Sunday, not sure if that's gonna happen yet or not....but ya'll will get a ride report if and when I get out.

My pop will like this Flickr photoset. Old Disneyland pictures. My parent's have been to Disneyworld but not the original in California. As much as my mom likes to fly....I don''t think a trip to the west coast is gonna happen anytime soon.

Grocery store humor.......

This 80 year old woman was arrested for shop lifting.

When she went before the judge in Cincinnati he asked her, "What did you steal?"

She replied, "A can of peaches."

The judge then asked her why she had stolen the can of peaches and she replied that she was hungry.

The judge then asked her how many peaches were in the can.

She replied, "6."

The judge said, "Then I will give you 6 days in jail."

Before the judge could actually pronounce the punishment, the woman's husband spoke up and asked the judge if he could say something.

The judge said, "What is it?"

The husband said, "She also stole a can of peas."

February has 30 days. George says so. He can't be that damn dumb, can he?

I don't watch American Idol, but I did happen to catch this guy singing as I was going out the door to work the other night. I hope he wins.

Pretty good proxy for bypassing your I.T. dept. filters. If you have to ask what a proxy probably don't need one. If you are from the I.T. dept.......just ignore this.

When to buy or not buy an Apple product. I only own iPods....I don't see me buying an Apple computer anytime soon. They seem like good products, but we already own 4 computers....

Those darn Mexicans.

Dumbest idea I've seen this week. A few years ago I was working at a large donut wholesaler and they had an overhead water line leak into a 40 foot long, 4 foot wide, 2 feet deep donut fryer. Kinda like when the reporter in the video pours the water into the hot grease only 9000 times worse. One of the few times in my life where I was genuinely scared shitless.

I was listening to an NPR podcast where they were interviewing a guy that wrote a book about all the ingredients in a twinkie. They also interviewed one of the folks at Hostess and the guy said baking is a science.

That makes me a scientist.

Just call me Dr. Donut.

I wonder if I could rig up one of these as a seatbag on my road bike.

Number 33 is a doozie.

Number 2 should be Number 1. NSFW (language)

I'm gonna bake me up some human body parts. Totally family safe. Weird, but safe.

I tried to stay away from posting stuff about Iraq, Iran, the dumbass in the Oval Office, etc.....sometimes that shit just depresses me.

Till later.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

An update on the Anti-Grinch police.....

Our friend Todd e-mailed me this after I posted the story about his police car......

Thanks Dude,

Looks wonderful.

Couple of additional comments:

The next door neighbor is the chairman of the board of supervisors.

They started having the township solicitor (attorney) trying to create an ordinance to stop this since December 12, 2006.

Feel free to post “MY” address if people would like to come out and see the police car or just stop by and say hi.

Todd Witte

45 Burning Tree Ct

York, PA 17404

Till later.

The Anti-Grinch Police.......

One of our friends put up some really fancy Christmas decorations last year and his next door neighbors gave him a bunch of shit for it.

The whole thing made the local papers last winter because lots of folks drove by to see all the wonderful work Todd put into his yard. His neighbor complained bitterly about all the extra traffic his decorations caused and threatened all kinds of legal action.

My buddy has no intention of backing down next year when it comes time to set up his decorations for the holiday. Knowing him, there will be more this year then there was last year. It's just how he rolls.

His neighbor has some sort of connection with the local police department and had a police cruiser sit in front of my friend's house during the evenings Todd had his Christmas decorations all on. Being the total and complete smart ass that he is (we wouldn't want him any other way)..........he bought his own police car to sit in front his neighbors house.

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That's the cop car in front of his neighbors house.

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It's a lightly used 1999 P71 Police Interceptor.

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Cop tires, cop shocks, etc.....

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Gotta say.....he sure has one twisted sense of humor.

I like it.

Till later.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Fat guy rides his bike......

I might have missed riding on the nicest day of the year on Sunday but I did get out a little bit on Monday. Nothing really epic, just ran a few errands and putzed around for an hour or so. It felt great to get out.

I have to get our yard in shape, we have limbs and branches all over the place plus all the flower beds are full of weeds. I also have to go down to Wal-Mart and buy me another one of those 99 dollar lawn mowers. The last one I bought lasted 5 years for a per year cost of 20 dollars. Not bad considering that "brand name" mowers cost as much as I paid for my first car.

I did have a really nice mower at one time until I missed seeing a tree stump and ran over it. The mower just stopped and all the oil fell out the bottom through the bent crankshaft. Kinda pissed me off and I never bought another "nice" mower after that. I figured that if I destroyed a 99 dollar mower I would look like such an idiot........

A joke.........

Some race horses staying in a stable. One of them starts to boast about his track record. "In the last 15 races, I`ve won 8 of them!"

Another horse breaks in, "Well in the last 27 races, I`ve won 19!"

"Oh that`s good, but in the last 36 races, I`ve won 28!", says another, flicking his tail.

At this point, they notice that a greyhound dog has been sitting there listening. "I don`t mean to boast," says the greyhound, "but in my last 90 races, I`ve won 88 of them!"

The horses are clearly amazed.

"Wow!" says one, after a hushed silence.

"A talking dog."


I'm amazed that Fred hasn't gotten himself killed yet.

An English man is barred from the pub for farting.

Quite a few years back, I worked with a guy that did the same thing and he thought it was hilarious. It smelled bad. Bad enough that I had to leave my work area for several minutes because it made me gag. I bought a can of air freshener and sprayed it in his direction every time he let one loose. He still thought it was funny until I discovered that if you hold a cigarette lighter up to the stream of air freshener coming out of the shoots out a stream of fire where ever it's aimed.

Guess where I aimed it......right at the source of the problem............problem solved.

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This is true, just ask my wife.

Gotta love scambaiters.

I'm not sure if the death penalty is always a good idea, but when I read this, it's kinda hard to see how he deserves to live.

I have the feeling that there is something this family is not telling the press.

More global warming news......I'd like to be around in 2100 to see how things have changed.

My wife is a cancer survivor and while I don't see Edwards winning in 2008, I think it's great that his wife has gone public with her battle against terminal cancer. I hope she beats it and raises awareness of what's possible.

Because longer is better.

I need one of these.

Till later...

Nicest day of the year.....

Sunday was the nicest day of the year and I was stuck inside with what I like to call the "Screwdriver in My Eyeballs" headache. Not a migraine and not a sinus headache, but a dull pain directly behind my eyes.

Nothing seemed to help it, usually the caffeine in the tea I drink or Excedrin will do the trick, but no luck yesterday. I did get to watch the entire NASCAR race yesterday, first one I've watched without the benefit of a VCR to skip commercials in a while. Damn, they pack in a lot of commercials in 4 hours. Now I remember why I don't watch much TV.

With everything going on in the world, lots of people have way worse problems then missing a gorgeous day having to sit still in a chair watching TV so I'll shut up now...........

My wife and I were out and about on Saturday when she wanted a cup of coffee. Since McDonalds has been advertising their coffee lately, she had me stop at our local Mickey D's for some.

I hate to way our local franchise has their customer ordering area set up. No cattle chutes so you have no idea when you're "next" and when we went-there was one register open with 15 customers crowded around. My lovely wife said the coffee was pretty good, but they served it in a dribble cup. Everytime she tried to take a drink, it would dribble out the lid. Way to go McDonalds.......

Gonna help my mom set up a website for her craft guild at church, they had a sale over the weekend and sold over 2 thousand dollars worth of crafts and baked goods. My wife and were there and she bought some cool looking stuff and I bought baked goods. I don't know who baked the banana bread........but it was good.

On Friday last week, the girls from our high school won the state championship in basketball for the second time in a row. One loss in 2 years is pretty good.

Till later......

Friday, March 23, 2007

I'm off and..............

As previously predicted, I'm off this weekend and it's raining.

Oh well, looks like it will be a good weekend to do the taxes and get caught up on some unwatched TV shows. I have stuff taped from Discovery and TLC from over a month ago. It's kinda fun to just pop a tape into the VCR and see what is on it because I have no idea what I taped 4 or 5 weeks ago.

That last one looks like it hurt.

I'm not a waiter but I do work retail....I can think of a few. One of my favorites is when a customer whistles at me to get my attention. I totally ignore anyone that does that.

I'm not kidding, this 2 year old is better then me at Wii Tennis.

I'm eating a big 'ole bowl of spinach salad as I write this.

I read lots of blogs and I have to apologize to whomevers blog I saw this on, I had about 30 tabs open in Firefox and I kinda lost track. That has to best the coolest Flickr set I've seen for awhile.

Till later.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

More on "Bong Hits for Jesus"

Here's another article about the BHFJ case currently being heard at the Supreme Court. The last time I checked, most bongs in the USA are used for marijuana and not tobacco so Ken Starr has a pretty good point. Even if bongs were commonly used for tobacco in the USA, the guy having a banner with the word "bong" on it means he's either promoting drug use or tobacco use and neither are cool near a school.

I think the entire case would have been handled differently by the media if the young man had decided to use the word "abortion" instead of a vague drug reference on his sign......and these folks probably wouldn't be filing "friends of the court" briefs with the Supreme Court concerning Joseph Fredericks civil rights to free expression......politics and religion make strange bedfellows.

I'm glad I don't live in DC. I think all drivers should be retested at regular intervals.

When I was in high school, I had a friend that had one of these. He had always wanted a convertible, so he sawzalled the roof off after graduation. Not the smartest guy in our class........

Dumb joke time........

An Irishman walks into a bar in Dublin, orders three pints of Guinness and sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn.

When he finished all three, he comes back to the bar and orders three more.

The bartender says to him, "You know, a pint goes flat after I draw it; it would taste better if you bought one at a time."

The Irishman replies, "Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in America, the other in Australia, and I'm here in Dublin.

When we all left home, we promised that we'd drink this way to remember the days we all drank together."

The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there.

The Irishman becomes a regular in the bar and always drinks the same way: he orders three pints and drinks the three pints by taking drinks from each of them in turn.

One day, he comes in and orders two pints. All the other regulars in the bar notice and fall silent.

When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, "I don't want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your great loss."

The Irishman looks confused for a moment, then a light dawns in his eye and he laughs.

"Oh, no," he says, "Everyone is fine. It's me......I've quit drinking!"

I've never seen a dog sleep like this. He does kinda look like a chicken.

Some toy designers out there have a twisted sense of humor and whoever designed these lighters oughta be slapped upside the head.

This is just what we need, the Democrats and Republicans getting into a pissing match.

I really like this car. Maybe in 5 or 6 years when my van is on it's last legs......I might buy one. At that point, it will be all the car I need and I'd double my bike storage area..........more bike storage area means more bikes:-)

My new favorite comedy podcast. Not entirely P.C.

I don't know if Gore is going to run for President, but he sure would make it interesting if he does. He certainly won't run out of talking points........

This is gotta be the best thing ever if you like brownies with a crusty edge.

Finally..........unnecessary censorship.

Till later.

Monday, March 19, 2007

I'm a weatherman.....

I'm betting it's gonna be crappy outside this weekend. The reason I say that is because I am off and the last time I was off, I planned a bike ride and we had 35 mph winds.

The "salad for breakfast" diet is going extremely well, I should be back in size 34 jeans by the end of April. In the mean time, I have to go out and buy new suspenders for the pants I wear now because I hate wearing a belt. Not sure what it is about wearing a belt, but I don't like having to wear one to hold my pants up and I just like the "Billy Bob" suspenders stylie.

After reading this.......I'm glad a good sized chunk of our house is paid for and we don't owe anyone else money because it looks like the poo is about to hit the fan. There is a point were it makes sense to rent a house instead of buying one.

Tough way to get an upgrade. I think I'd be skeeved out if they sat a dead person next to me.....although it wouldn't stop me from asking for the dead persons salted almond packs.

All it takes is 3 inches.

Today's science break...........16,000 mph marbles. Damn, that would hurt.

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This seems like a no-brainer. I wonder why we haven't seen these before?

I'm not as bad as I thought I was. My total intake for one day is below 250mg. Not the greatest, but not bad.

I'm not saying I agree with this 100% but it does make you think. Which is why I posted a link to it.

"He's got support with me. I support the attorney general." That oughta be the kiss of death. I keep wondering how many more screw-ups George Bush is gonna make. He has certainly raised the bar for idiocracy in the past 6 years.....I could post 100's of links like this one.

One of the fired federal prosecutors speaks out.

I know I've posted about DRM still sucks. I had a similar problem importing a clients music collection onto a portable hard drive. I got around it with some software hacks, but it would have been way easier to just bit torrent the music.

"Bong Hits 4 Jesus" Anyone have an opinion on this one? I am seriously conflicted, but in the end-I have to vote for free speech. I just wished the kid hadn't used a drug reference to make his point.

My wife is an RN that specializes in Alzheimers patients. It takes a special person to persue that for a wife is special:-)

This is the best. I used to think stuff like that when I was 7........

till later.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Aren't you Irish?

Last night at work...........

Co-worker-Hey, aren't you Irish? How come you aren't wearing any green?

Me-Yeah, I'm Irish.

Co-worker- So, where's your green?

Me- I'm Irish 365 days a year, unlike you, I don't need to pretend I'm Irish by wearing stupid green hats or drinking green beer one day a year.

Co-worker-Who pissed in your cornflakes this morning?

Me-Hey, I'll be Irish if you want......howsabout you kiss me right on my Blarney Stone?

Co worker mutters something and wanders off..........

It ain't easy being Irish.


Oh crap, I better buy some extra VHS tapes real soon.

Is your baby gay? In my humble opinion.........who gives a shit? I'll take happy and healthy and let Mother Nature work out the rest of the details. This guy can think whatever he wants but I kinda think he's on a slippery slope.

Fair and Balanced.....if you are a flaming conservative. You have to wonder who writes those blurbs.

The Last Waltz. If you remember're a hippie. Well, maybe not a hippie, but close.

Jeopardy makes history.

Amish Girls Gone Wild. Who knew? I'll bet some of them are Irish-Amish

Till later.

Saturday, March 17, 2007 - Podcast directory

If you are on the fence about getting an iPod.......this site is the reason you should buy one. - Podcast directory

Stay home..........

I'm gonna vent here...........

Since I live in the Northeast, foul waether driving is a part of life during the winter. When the weather is bad, I drive slower, extend the distance to the car in front of me and I'm generally more careful.

Since it snowed yesterday, I left early for work last night. I'm glad I did because I got to follow someone for 3 miles that was going 10 to 15 mph while driving on a freshly plowed road. I would have loved to pass this person but it was a double yellow line.

If you are afraid of driving in crappy weather........ STAY HOME AND DON"T FREAKING DRIVE!!!!

I took a few deep breaths last night and I was fine, I'm just glad I only had to follow them for a few miles.....

Oh.....I almost forgot-happy St. Pats Day!

Go eat something green.

Till later.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Best quote ever........

Pretty much sums it up for me.

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In the clear........

I really thought we were in the clear as far as more winter weather was concerned. It was over 70 degrees 2 days ago and today we have the possibility of 5 more inches of snow. Not that it would stick around that long.....but still. I was really looking forward to maybe sneaking in a bike ride this weekend.

Maybe it will melt by Sunday afternoon. From reading this article-it seems we had a mild winter and around here....I'd have to agree. It only snowed 2 or 3 times and didn't really amount to much. Not sure if that's gonna be a good thing or not, it might be 900 degrees this summer.

This doesn't surprise me, the darn thing is fun to play. I'm 47 on the outside and 14 on the inside..............

Till later.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

George W Bush in Brazil

Looks like everything went smoothly..........

George W Bush in Brazil


You're doing a helluva job Bushie.

I was perusing some online news and the dude is getting slammed (rightfully so) from all sides.

If the guy had at least a half a brain (he doesn't) he'd fire everyone from the Vice President down to all the Cabinet members and start over.

What's the worst that could happen?

Wait, maybe I don't want to know the answer to that question......

When I was a teenager and my friends and I went to the mall and we saw someone with an expensive car parked like this.......we would all position our vehicles inches from the asshole parker and block them in.

How to tell when you are truly lazy.

I am so glad I don't have to fly as part of my job because it won't be long before anal probes will become part of the boarding procedure.

If you don't read Ed over at's piece will give you a chuckle. Me? Sure, I'd like to own a nice new shiny car long as someone else is paying for it. I typically run my vehicles until they are ready for the junkyard. I'm 47 and I've owned 5 vehicles since I started driving at age 16. My wife has only owned 3.

Professional courtesy is dead. My sister-in-law is an attorney and she hates lawyer jokes.

Till later.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

I love spam..........

I have 3 separate e-mail accounts.

One of them I use for business and general stuff, another came with my ISP and another yet for spam. I use the spam account when I sign up for different stuff I run across whenever I browse the web. This morning when I checked my spam account, I had the choice of having a 8 inch, 9 inch or 12 inch, I didn't click any of the offers and I have no idea where they came from. Not that I've seen very many.....but damn, a foot long?

This is the coolest birthday cake you will see today.

My favorite tag line in this ad is "Eliminates slow play" One of the dumbest inventions I've ever seen.

The most awesome comb over ever. My pop used to do that until I shamed him into getting a buzz cut.

The most awesome puzzle game ever. Maybe not the most awesome, but I wasted a whole bunch of time on it.

If you have more then one computer hooked up to a network using a router......check out this software. I have 3 computers and it makes it so easy to share stuff in between all 3 boxes once you configure everything. It costs less then 30 bucks for a 3 seat licence.....totally worth the money. Our son can start a school project on one computer and save it to another computer or send it to the printer from any computer in the house.

Pretty cool stuff. I know how to do all that stuff manually, but it's a pain in the butt when 2 of the computers run XP and the other one is Vista and the printer has different drivers on 2 of the computers and none on the third.

This dude skitches me out. Actually, I think it's his laugh the end of the commercial. Kinda think that's how Satan would laugh if he rented guns.

Play with your plucking twanger.

Went to the doctor yesterday for some knee pain I've been having. I have to get x-rays of both knees this week and I found out a couple things....first is that I probably have arthritis and second is that I need to lose some weight to help out the load on my knees.

I'm not a fat bastard, but it would hurt if I lost 20 or 25 pounds. I figure I just have to stop eating junk food in the morning before I go to bed, so it's gonna be salads with tuna and a little salad dressing. That's what I used to eat for breakfast all the time, I got away from eating healthy in the evening (morning for normal people) for some reason.

The doc did prescribe Celebrex for the inflammation and pain, I took one last night when I went to work, seemed to help quite a bit...........

Regis Philbin is 75? Damn, he looks good. I hope everything goes well with his surgery, he's a pretty cool dude and one helluva sharp dresser.

Today's science break........that's one big volcano.

The Democrats need to grow a set of balls real soon. This war hero tells it like it is. Maybe Nancy can wear her balls on a necklace or something......

Maybe this crappy driver could have a mental health evaluation while she's in jail. Maybe I'm a "Fred" for using a helmet mirror when I road ride, but I like to see what's coming up behind me and I would definitely get out of the way of someone with a person on the hood of their car.

Not the answer the prof was looking for. I woulda marked it correct if I was grading the papers....

Your stuff is gonna be late........and wet.

Till later.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Last Flight

So help me God if I ever mention Anna Nicole Smith ever again......

Last Flight

How not to be an asshole.

You are if you do any of the following things around me......

-Try and talk to someone behind a retail counter (me) and someone on a cell phone at the same time. If I'm at work...I will ignore you until you are done your conversation.

-Go through the "express" line at the checkout with 45 items. No excuse for this're just a dickhead if you do this on a regular basis.

-Wait until your entire purchase is rung up and then fumble around for ID and write a check to pay for your purchases. Are you surprised the cashier asks you for money? Here's a novel concept.......fill in everything on the check except the dollar amount while the cashier is ringing you up. If you are paying with cash...........please don't spend 3 minutes looking for 2 pennies in the bottom of your purse to "help" the cashier use less change.

-Go 55 mph in the passing lane on the highway. You don't own the highway. I do. Actually we all own the highway but if you aren't actively passing someone-stay in the right lane.

-Drive with your fog lights on all the time. Fog lights are for when it's foggy. You're exempt from this if you drive a BMW, BMW drivers drive with their fog lights on all the time.

-Smoke anywhere near me. I'm one of those asshole former smokers. Nothing personal, but I will let you know if I smell you and your stinky cigarettes.

-Tailgate me. I've found a great way to make people back off my rear bumper. I wash my rear window continuously for about a minute or so. After I've covered someones car with dirty water....they usually get the message. I have to fill up my washer fluid tank more then usual, but it's worth it. Sounds like I'm being the asshole on this one but it's less confrontational then brake checking.

-Call me on the phone and not be one of my friends, family or business contacts. That almost always means you are trying to sell me something. I'm not buying, so excuse me if I talk over your sales pitch and say "No Thank You" and hang up on you.

Rude people in general.......A while back our son and I were in line at Starbucks getting my wife a cup of coffee. As usual, the place was busy and the clerk was taking orders from people in line ahead of time to try and speed things up. She asked us and .4 seconds after I was done speaking, the lady in line behind me said YOU CAN TAKE MY ORDER!!!! She said it right into my left ear..........what I like to do in situations like that is to just stare at the offending rude person for an uncomfortable amount of time. Works for me.

Till later.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Is Your Child A Computer Hacker?

This dad is totally clueless......

Is Your Child A Computer Hacker?

5 Things......

Thought about this one for a couple of days........

There is lots of stuff I wanna do before I shovel up daisies but here are 5 things I'd like to do.

#1 is totally beyond my control and will probably happen without me doing anything but isn't 100% guaranteed.

One word..........


My wife and I see how much fun my parents and in-laws have had with their grandkids over the past 20 years.......I want to have some of my own. I know both our kids read this hurry, take your time kids! After all, our son is only 13 and our daughter is only in her first year of college.

Make sure you sow all your wild oats before either one of you settle down, but once you are both married...........pump your parents out some grandbabies.....

#2- I'd like to circumnavigate the USA on a motorcycle. Yeah, you thought I was gonna say bicycle, but quite would take too long and I am too impatient.

#3 I'd like to own a convertible sports car. Nothing real fancy, just something my wife and I can visit our grandkids in.

#4 I'd like to visit Ireland. Partly because I'm Irish and partly because it would be flat out cool to see where my ancestors came from.

#5 This one is easy, I want to visit the Empire State Building again on a clear day. I was there when I was 14 years old and we didn't have much time up on the top floor, so I want to go again.

I want to tag a whole bunch of people, because I read lots of blogs written by some very interesting people.

Here's a few folks that I'd love to hear from....

-Fat Guy on a Little Bike
-Large Fella on a Bike
-Michelle from Alaska (Chain Driven)
-Pajama Library
-The Blasphemous Biker
-Jill from Up in Alaska
-The Old Bag

Plus a whole bunch more I am most certainly forgetting. Feel free to leave a comment and I will link you up in a future post.....

Till later.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Upcoming topics.........

It's not like I have thousands of readers or anything but here are a couple of topics I am thinking about writing about this weekend.............

"5 Things I Want To Do Before I Die"


"How Not To Be an Asshole"

Gotta go, kinda busy this morning........

Till later.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Human Marvels

If I could travel back in time............

The Human Marvel

Getting old sucks......

I'm gonna change the title of my blog to "Cranky Bike Riding Donut Guy"........I didn't get all the cranky out of my system yesterday.

I'm only 47 years old but I think I have the knees of an 80 year old. Most times I tolerate the pain but I'm fairly certain i am getting arthritis in both of them. Got home from work today and it hurts to walk. That's a bad thing because I am on my feet 8 hours a day for my job. Eh well, lots of other folks got way worse problems then I do so I'll shut up for now.

I guess we'll see how well Microsoft patched Windows after this weekend by the amount of phone call I get from clients asking for help switching their computers to the correct time. If you wake up Sunday and your computer is set to the wrong time, go here for the patch.

The Democrats will probably do a fine job of chewing off the faces of a few Army brass. Whatever, that should be the least of their worries-the soldiers should be priority #1. While ripping some generals new assholes will make some good TV.......maybe they should focus all their energy into fixing the problem and assign blame later.

I think Murtha should be in charge of getting the soldiers proper care. I don't think John Murtha is the second coming of Christ or anything, but since he's in charge of a lot of the defense spending-he's the guy with the money to fix the problems.

Ann Counter is gonna learn the money talks and bullshit walks. Calling someone a faggot is pretty much the same as using the "N" word in my book. She shoulda known better. The Earth is a big planet, let's plenty of room for all of us to get along even if we don't agree with each other all the time.

I'm not gonna blog anymore about spoiled Hollywood celebrities unless they do something constructive. Painting "666" on your bald head isn't considered constructive. Now if Britney wins "Mom of the Year".....I'll be the first to congratulate her.

This was the very first NASCAR race I watched. They kinda went downhill after that one.

I need one of these but I'd probably have to settle for one of these. The Donut Guy wouldn't make it to 48 if I had one of the former. Better yet, I should probably just stick to bicycles to get my thrills since I already own 6 of them.

Till later.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Cross John Edwards off my list........

I'd like my President to be able to separate religion and politics....I'd like to think that when Jesus comes back, he's gonna be pissed by people like John Edwards that are speaking on his behalf.

I would imagine that when Jesus comes back..........the last thing he's gonna be worried about is politics.

If I was George Bush, I'd seriously consider pardoning Scooter. What's the worst thing that could happen? Are they gonna impeach him with less then 2 years to go? We have more important things to worry Britney and Anna Nicole.

I was down at my folks house last night and one of those Hollywood celebrity shows came on TV and they were still featuring Anna Nicole's funeral. Seriously, American service men and woman are getting limbs blown off in Iraq and treated like garbage when they get back to the USA and this shit is on TV?

I'm not sure what the attraction is on those huge cruise ships. Maybe spending time with a several thousand people on a boat appeals to some folks but not me. Give me a bike and some road or trail to ride it on and I'm all set for my recreation.

Maybe I'm just grumpy today because it's snowing.......I'm really ready for spring to get here.

Maybe I just need to chill out.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Wind chill of zero......

Yeah, yeah, I know I like to bitch about the weather but's March, isn't supposed to warm up some? It's about zero degrees with the wind chill......and it's gonna snow on Wednesday.

Somebody shoot me.

I am ready for some warm weather.

All you ever wanted to know about Twinkies.... Years ago I visited one of the bakeries that make Twinkies and I'm pretty sure they are untouched by humans during the entire manufacturing process.

I like most kinds of music, but listening to country is the same as nails on a chalkboard as far as I'm concerned. How comes all the guys wear cowboy hats? Heck, I bet most of those guys ain't never ridden a cow.

Check out the video of the WurlyBird. I woulda called it the Vomitron.

Till later........


Didn't go for a ridey ride Sunday.

Not for lack of was really, really windy.

I can deal with breezy and I fully intended to ride even after talking to my buddy Hank. He said it was windy and while I believed him, it wasn't until I opened up the front door and damn near got blow off the porch that I decided it might be a better idea to wait for another day.

I am so jonesing to get back on the bike. I think I kinda got burned out on riding last fall, but I'm pretty much over that now..........I just want to ride.


Warning...........I'm gonna shoot my mouth off about politics, so if that sort of thing pisses you off.....seeya next blog post.

Ann Coulter made some snide remarks about John Edwards.

Here's some of what she said....

Here she is on Al Gore: "I hear he has a small carbon footprint. You know what they say about men with a small carbon footprint. Mind you, at 400 pounds, he probably can't see any footprint."

On John Edwards: "I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word faggot."

On Barack Obama: "I refer to him as B. Hussein Obama. He's half-white and half-black, half-Christian and half-Muslim and half-atheist. Something there for every Democrat."

On Bill Clinton: "He was called the first black president. Obama might be half-black and half-white. Bill was half-white and half-trash."

On Hillary Clinton: "Hillary has already started to put together her White House team. It has to be diverse. It has to have blacks and whites and men and women. All sorts of women, as long as they aren't called Monica."

I'm just some dumbass guy that makes donuts and has an internet connection but I don't see anyone in the Republican party that can win in 2008. I'm not that impressed by anyone in the race on the Democratic side either......with the possible exception of Obama. He doesn't have lots of experience running anything but then again......George Bush didn't either.

Maybe Al Gore could have another shot. Anyone remember what the country was like back in the late 90's? Things could be worse.

Till later.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Leave No Child Inside | by Richard Louv | Orion Magazine March-April 2007

This is a good read.

As a child growing up, I was lucky to have lots of woods to play in. Most kids nowadays aren't so fortunate.

Leave No Child Inside

New pets.......

Since our gerbil died last week, our cat has been extremely disturbed by the fact there wasn't anyone in the gerbil cage.

She loved to "stalk" the gerbil and tried to bat at it through the glass. After the gerbil died, she would just stare at the cage forlornly.

We went out yesterday and bought a couple of new dwarf hamsters............

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We think the cat has always wanted to climb in the cage and as it turns out.....

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We were right.

She was really looking around in there for something to eat but she didn't find anything....... we hadn't put the new residents in there yet.

Somebody at the Postal Service is wearing their tie a bit too tight. My mom was a vice president of a credit union that serviced postal employees and contrary to what most folks think-the front line people at the post office bust their asses to provide excellent service. It's the management that has a rectal-cranium inversion. I guess that's true of a lot of companies though, isn't it?

This guy wasn't as smart as he thought he was. That info ain't going anywhere unless you specifically overwrite the sectors on the hard drive where it's stored several times. Ya just have to have a few tools to dig the info up, it's not that hard if you know what you're doing.

Late people piss me off. I've been working for over 30 years and I can count on 3 fingers how many times I've ever been late to work.

Speaking of being late.......I gotta hit the sack.

Till later.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

YouTube - Chicken Fried Bacon

You thought donuts were bad for you?


Chicken Fried Bacon

New software.........

I'm trying out some new spyware far, I like it. It has a few compatability issues with Vista but it really locks down everything. Actually, on Vista-it locks down some stuff that doesn't really need locked down, but it's better to be safe the sorry.....

Ever eat something that didn't agree with you? I ate some fish Friday morning that didn't sit really well. Not to be too graphic.........but it didn't stay down and my ribs hurt from throwing up. Feeling much, much better now.

Still planning on riding Sunday-gotta get my fat ass out there and get some fresh air to preserve my sanity.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Everyone's sick..........

I think half of the folks where I work are out with the flu.

Not me so far.

One advantage of working by myself most of the time is there isn't anyone around to spread cold germs with.

I sure hope my luck holds out, it's actually supposed to be half-way decent outside this Sunday and I was actually thinking about taking the first bike ride of 2007. I'm not much of a cold weather rider, anything below 35 or 40 degrees will keep me inside. I am so out of shape, a ride down the river will probably take me twice as long as it usually does. Oh well, it will be nice to get out.

Speaking about bikes, I found one that costs 14,000 dollars. Pretty neat except I'd be afraid that I'd get run over and it would be really hard to bail out since you are in a cockpit. Pretty cool nonetheless.....I love the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog, I can't afford anything in it, but it's just like when I was a kid checking out the Sears Christmas catalog.

I woulda voted to let the dude keep his job. As long as he/she does the job they were hired for......I wouldn't care if they were a guy that dressed as a girl or a girl who dressed as a guy. I guess I'm just liberal that way.

We are having a blast with our Nintendo Wii, I can't imagine anyone paying 600 bucks for a Playstation 3, it doesn't have that many good games. The Wii on the other hand comes with games already in the box and the ones we've bought so far are really fun to play. How you play games on it is really hard to describe, but very easy to learn.

I don't begrudge Anna Nicole her 15 minutes of fame but damn......when will it end? I'm having a hard time remembering why she was famous in the first place.

Same with this bimbo........throw her ass in jail for awhile. If it was just a regular run of the mill citizen......they'd be in jail for sure.

As if we aren't fat enough....I have to admit-I loves me some Burger King once and awhile but I don't ever see me getting a pizza from a vending machine. I'm surprised they aren't installing them in the drive thru at BK in case you get hungry waiting for your burgers.

How come the critics always gotta bash the movies I like to go see? I have simple tastes in movies......if something blows up, plunges down a ravine and then blows up or blows up after a car chase.......I like it. As long as something blows up.

What's the last thing that goes through a flies mind before it hits the windshield of your car? Its asshole.

Never lose another remote control again. We tie brightly colored fake flowers to ours so it's easy to spot.

Maybe at one time in my life I would have tried this, but I'm much too smart now. I'd have my son get out and open the gate.

Our daughter is coming home for spring break today.

I always look forward to her visits home, I hope she up for some breakfast and shopping Saturday morning..........I love getting the whole family up at 6 AM to hang out.

Sounds kinda weird to have family time at 6 in the morning but it works for us.

Till later.