Friday, February 29, 2008

Where's the truck?

You know, the truck that ran me over.....still feeling like poo. Not much of a fever, but I am sore as heck all over. Meh, things could be worse.

As I write this, over daughter is over the Atlantic Ocean on her way to Italy. My wife and I told her to take tons of pictures, hopefully I'll be able to share a few.....

1 in 100 adults are in jail? Damn, that's a lot of people.

This jackass needs to give it up. If he costs Obama the election like he cost Gore the 2000 election....someone should put him on a plane to France.

I finally figured out why I can't stand listening to Hilary.....she always sounds so damn angry. It's not "real" angry.....it's kinda like a "fake" angry...like it's an act. Maybe it's just me, but she needs to calm the hell down and lower her voice a few octaves-shrill just doesn't do it for me.

Art is everywhere....all you need is a light, some talent and your hands.

I'm digging this article...I hate tip jars.

till later.

Being sick sucks.......

I've been a good boy all winter, been taking my vitamins, got a flu shot, drinking lots of tea......but as I sit here typing...I can feel the beginnings of the flu setting in. Stiff and achy, no appetite, don't really feel like doing much of anything.

Gonna have some soup and try to sleep it off.

Till later.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Politics......

Nah, I'm not gonna rant about politics, my mom hates it when I do that on this blog. Just wanted to throw this out there....it's interesting how this years Presidential contest has people talking about where our country is headed.

Agree or disagree with a particular candidate-at least folks are actually concerned about what's going down. Our son for example, has been following along with the primaries this year-he's probably one of the few 14 year olds who could tell you what a super delegate is.

I was on vacation last week and the guy that took my place is a slob. Me? I'm absolutely anal about how my work area looks and I sorta raised hell when I went to work Saturday night. When I returned Monday night? Every piece of equipment was disassembled and cleaned. Not sure who cleaned it all and I really don't care.

Cleanliness is a religion as far as I'm concerned.

Good news for folks that drink 4 dollar a cup coffee. I get the convenience store $1.49 24 oz cup of coffee for my wife in the morning and Emory the clerk behind the counter says....."Zaddit?"every morning......true customer service.

Why the hell anyone goes on this show........awkward. Me? I don't think I have any major skeletons in the closet or any earth shattering secrets and my wife has the passwords to all my e-mail accounts. I still don't think I'd go on that show though.

...I have some dignity....

till later.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

You wanna put Spongebob *where*???

Spongebob Rectal Thermometer

Well it was fun while it lasted.....

I never took off a week of vacation in the middle of the winter before.....it was kinda fun watching it snow and not having to stress about getting around.

I went to my folks house on Friday to drop of a tin of Charles Chips. If you've never eaten Charles Chips....you're missing out. When I was a kid, we used to buy them right off the truck....yum.

Anyways, I hung out with my mom for a couple hours...always enjoy shooting the breeze with my folks-if you're lucky enough to have your parents close by- spend some time with them.

I did spend a few hours redoing my website, I'm no web designer expert-I just want something on the web that I can point folks to so they can compare prices with other techs in the area. Still not happy with some of the wording but I've been staring at it too long, so I'm taking a break from it for a couple days.

I was reading about the Oscars and Regis Philbin is interviewing folks as they arrive at the Kodak Theater....that dude is like 75 years old and still out there busting his ass. Kinda reminds me of my dad. My pop isn't 75 yet, but he's probably gonna keep on working.....

She's smart, shrewd and I glad she's probably going to lose. I've had enough Clinton's and Bushes to last me for the rest of my life.

I seriously fell off of the diet wagon last week.....eating breakfast out at restaurants is fun, but I don't wanna be so fat my ass is in a different zip code than the rest of me...so it's back to oatmeal.

Home Depot Scam Alert.....

till later.

PS-I only go to Home Depot with my wife :-)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Meat Snack Center

My wife and I had a great visit with our daughter on Wednesday.

She's going to Italy next week on spring break and we went up to drop off her Euros and took her shopping for last minute supplies. Being the frugal and smart shopper our daughter is, it's fun to able to take her out so she can get stuff she wouldn't normally buy with her own money.

My wife took me out on some errands yesterday, one of the places we stopped at was Food Lion.

The best part about Food Lion is that they have a "Meat Snack Center". You can't miss it, it has a sign and everything. Most of the Food lions are in the south, so us being north of the Mason-Dixon line get to see what southerners eat.

Evidently, y'all like your meat snacks a whole lot......

One of my friends sent me this 3 minute management course.....


Lesson 1

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her
shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel
and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the
next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, "I'll give you $800 to
drop that towel." After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and
stands naked in front of Bob. After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and
leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When
she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, "Who was that?" "It was Bob the
next door neighbor," she replies. "Great!" the husband says, "did he say
anything about the $800 he owes me?"

Management lesson: If you share critical information pertaining to credit
and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent
avoidable exposure.

Lesson 2

A priest offered a Nun a lift. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her
habit to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling
the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said, "Father,
remember Psalm 129?" The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he
let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, "Father,
remember Psalm 129?" The priest apologized "Sorry sister but the flesh is
weak ." Arriving at the convent, the nun went on her way. On his arrival at
the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, "Go forth and
seek, further up, you will find glory."

Management lesson: If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss
a great opportunity.

Lesson 3

A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch
when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The
Genie says, "I'll give each of you just one wish." Me first! Me first!"says
the admin clerk. "I want to be in the Bahamas , driving a speedboat, without
a care in the world." Puff! She's gone. Me next! Me next!" says the sales
rep. "I want to be in Hawaii ,relaxing on the beach with my personal
masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life." Puff!
He's gone."OK, you're up," the Genie says to the manager. The manager says,
"I want those two back in the office after lunch."

Management lesson: Always let your boss have the first say.

Lesson 4

An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw
the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing?" The eagle
answered: "Sure, why not."So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle
and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate
it.

Management lesson: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting
very, very high up.

Lesson 5

A turkey was chatting with a bull. "I would love to be able to get to the
top of that tree," sighed the turkey, "but I haven't got the energy." Well,
why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?" replied the bull. They're
packed with nutrients. "The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it
actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree.
The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch.
Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of
the tree. He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

Management lesson: Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you
there.

Lesson 6

A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze
and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow
came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the
pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually
thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for
joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate Following
the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and
promptly dug him out and ate him.

Management lesson: Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy. Not everyone
who gets you out of shit is your friend. And when you're in deep shit, it's
best to keep your mouth shut!

This ends the 3-minute management course.

Gotta thank Hank for that one.

...I've learned a couple of those lessons.

till later.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

‘Outside forces tend to divide people up.’

Bush: ‘Outside forces tend to divide people up.’

It doesn't get much dumber then this.

He can't be that damn dumb.

Oh wait, he is.

Today.......

........I'm gonna brag about my kids and one of our daughters friends.

First up, our son has done what no other male McNally has done in recorded history.

He is on the distinguished honor roll at high school.

When I was in high school, I was mostly a "B" student that really didn't apply myself as much as I should have.....boy, would I like a do-over on that.

Our son hits the books way more then I ever did, he has an afterschool part-time job that lets him study as he works and he utilizes all his free time at school to study.

He a good kid and were proud as all get-out of him.

Our daughter is going to Italy for a week on spring break....she saved up all the money with her part-time jobs. My wife and I are driving up to see her today and set up her with a supply of Euros.

You will not meet a more motivated 20 year old than our daughter. Like our son, were also extremely proud of what she has achieved in scholastic career.

We got good kids.

Today's science break......life without the moon.

Today's history break......direct from Russia.

Bill Clinton loses his cool.....our daughter is best friends with the guy holding the sign. Agree with our daughters friend or not-I very much like the fact that Andrew (the guy holding the sign) has the balls to stick that sign right in Bill's face.

We need more young people that aren't afraid to get the hell off the couch and do something. Our country will go to hell in a handbasket in 30 years if all the kids out there don't do something besides play computer games and hang out on Facebook.

Agree with Andrew or not......the dude is out there doing something.

What are you doing?

till later.

Monday, February 18, 2008

I am *hot*..

At least my knees are.

My awesome wife bought me some capsaicin cream for my knees. I have to say-the stuff works great.

I've found that I have to be extremely fastidious when I wash my hands after I apply it.

If you don't clean it off your fingers really, really good-it stays on your fingers for awhile. So it's not a good idea to touch any part of your body or it gets hot even if you don't want it to..

I blew my nose and somehow got some on the inside of my nose-I'd imagine this stuff would be a really good decongestant. It felt like my nostrils were about an inch wide-I had no trouble breathing.
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So what's everyone think about the Democratic primary battle? Me? I hope Hilary loses for only one reason......I can't stand her screeching voice. It's like fingernails across a chalkboard and there's no way I want to listen to it for the next 4/8 years. Molly Ivins has her reasons as well.

A joke.......

In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand.

He approached her and asked, “Mrs. Jones, do you know me?”
She responded, “Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams.

I’ve known you since you were a young boy, and frankly, you’ve been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you’re a big shot when you haven’t the brains to realize you never will amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you.”


The lawyer was stunned! Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, “Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?”

She again replied, “Why, yes, I do. I’ve known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. He’s lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He can’t build a normal relationship with anyone and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women. One of them was your wife. Yes, I know him.”


The defense attorney almost died.
The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench and, in a very quiet voice, said, “If either of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I’ll send you to the electric chair.”

There's a lunar eclipse on Wednesday evening.....don't miss it.

I wish them the best.....I'm just glad I'm not Gary's IT guy, he's a little hard on printers.

My wife and I might go here to lose some money this week. We visited our optician yesterday and he suggested it for a day trip. Right now, the slots are configured to pay back 99%, so it will take us longer to lose our money.

This kind of news is scary, "anything for a buck" ain't always the best way to do business.

Zero miles per gallon.

My mom will like this. She is a crafting genius.

Elvis actually ate these? No wonder he died sitting on the pot.

This is funny.

There's lots of pros and cons to this, but one thing is sure...an armed society is a polite society.

This article is sorta long, but this is one helluva hike. Since I don't like heights....I think I'll skip this one.

Here's the solution to this woman's problem...don't buy more house than you can afford...or if that doesn't work-get a second and third job to pay off your debts.

Don't spend money ya can't pay back.....

till later.

I was bored........

I used to watch quite a few NASCAR races back in the day.....now?

Not so much.

Having said that, I still like to watch at least the opening race (the Daytona 500), the road course races and the races at Bristol.

Yesterday, about 30 minutes was all I could take and I didn't bother to tape the rest of it. I figured that I'd spend more time fast forwarding through commercials then actually watching the race.

Before NASCAR became "popular", you could count on a commercial maybe once every 10 or 15 minutes just like any other TV show. Yesterday, the time between commercials and actual racing was darn close to an even split. In other words...unwatchable.

I guess I'm old school, I used to enjoy watching drivers like Tim Richmond trade some paint and not be afraid to talk smack in the pits. Nowadays, the drivers are afraid of saying something that will upset one of their sponsors. With as much as they are being paid, I suppose I can't blame them, but still...

I guess I'll wait until NASCAR isn't so popular to watch more races.....

till later.

Friday, February 15, 2008

How the heck..........

..........was everyone's "V" day? To be honest, I slept through most of it.

I did buy my lovely wife a pint of her favorite ice cream and some fresh cut up fruit for her to take to work and share with her co-workers.

What did my wife get me?

As far as I'm concerned-she hit one out of the park.

She made her boys (our son and I) a chocolate cake with a layer of chocolate icing topped with a layer of p-nut butter icing on top of that.

Yum......I know I'm really watching what I eat in the mornings before I hit the sack, but it's calling me......

Next week, we are taking a week of vacation together and doing some serious goofing off. We have plans to visit our daughter on Wednesday but other than that......we're gonna do our taxes, read, watch TV, take a few mini-road trips and fit several quality naps in as well.

Taking a nap in the middle of a day were you having nothing scheduled in the first place is one of my favorite things to do.

till later.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Oh. My. God.

Our 20 year old daughter sent me this and dared me to watch the whole thing......



That kid is gonna be so helpless when she gets out into the real world.

I'm proud to say our kids are totally different then that.

Except we did give our daughter a car.

A 7 year old car.

With 90,000 miles on it.

And we made her pay for her own insurance and gas.

We're such bad parents.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

It's kinda fun......

It's kinda fun having an internet savvy mom.

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She sent me the above picture....

I was busy working on computers last week, not much time for blogging.

I follow several biker blogs and some of the authors ride year round no matter what the weather is like.

Me?

Not so much.

I stepped outside yesterday morning and the temperature was 11 degrees without any windchill factored in. I've ridden in temps that cold before, you just have to dress for it and mentally prepare for it as well. I have the clothes but not the mental.....

The Number #1 worst food in America.....my wife bought the book that this came from-"Eat This, Not That" last week.......it has lots of very interesting facts about food.

Best picture you'll see today.

till later.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Family dinner........

Just a quick post......Between regular work and my computer consulting-I'm slammed this weekend, but I had to post this up-my parents will get a laugh out of this one.......

I heard this on NPR last night at work.....and it made me laugh out loud.

When I was growing up, my folks sacrificed a lot of things so my mom could stay at home when I was in elementary school. I often walked home for lunch (the school was a block away) and we always, always had family dinner.

Since I was an only child.....at first I sat in between my parents as we ate and talked about the days events.

As I got older, my mom had to move me to one end of the table out of my fathers reach.....my pop and I used to (and still do) love to argue and if I guess my mom figured it was better if my dad couldn't knock me upside the head if things got too heated.

Seriously though, we would argue about the dumbest stuff and since I was just a kid, he was usually right most of the time-but it didn't stop us from "discussing" things-we both enjoyed it immensely....my mom?

Not so much.

To be honest, the only argument I ever remember winning is the one where he thought diesel engines had sparkplugs. Since I was really into cars, etc-I knew that diesel engines had glowplugs and not sparkplugs.

He had a hard time with that one, he still insisted they had "plugs".....then we'd start all over again and argue about exactly what a plug was.

Drove my mom nuts.......

till later.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

One toke over the line.............

There ain't NO way these folks had any idea what a "toke" was......

I invented something.......

Yeah, that's right.
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Oatmeal's good, right?

Even better with raisins, correct?

I gotta tell ya, it's pretty darn awesome with a handful of M&M's thrown in right before you eat it.

What do I know, I like canned tuna in my Spaghetti-O's......

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

This is just too weird not to share......

It's all about the fastnachts..........

Just got done working my least favorite day of the year, Fastnacht Day. Instead of standing in front of a donut fryer for 1 or 2 hours of my shift....I'm pretty much glued there the whole evening.

Not much fun.

Anyways, won't be posting much this week-I have lots of client computers and consulting to work on in my spare time.....I love it when a plan comes together.

till later.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Super Bowl...........

Who won? Who the hell cares..............it's all about the commercials.

My favorite is the talking stain.

till later.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

An informal poll..........

Just curious, what would you (my faithful readers) pay to have someone come to your place of residence or business and photodocument all of your possessions for insurance purposes?

We recently changed insurance carriers and our agent suggested to us that we take digital pictures of all our valuables and store them off site in CD form.

My lovely wife thought it would be a great business to start up and I tend to agree with her because she's pretty darn smart.

I spent lots of time thinking about and researching before starting up my computer business...any thoughts out there?

My thinking is that I would go to someones house, have them take me from room to room and take as many pictures as they feel they need of all their valuables, furniture, electronics, etc.

I'd burn them to several sets of CD's and also set up a Google Photo album for each client so they could access all their pics online.

Would anyone out there pay 99 bucks for something like this?

Thoughts?