Friday, May 30, 2008

It's newsflash day......

Here's a few news flashes.....

There's still lots of racists here in America. Quite a few of them live in West Virginia. Who said going past the 7th grade was important?

Speculators are manipulating the price of oil and gasoline? No way. I bet those federal regulators will be right on top of the situation and have us back to 2 dollar a gallon gas in no time.

Americans Make 41 Million Fewer Air Trips Due to 'Hassle'. Seriously? I thought folks like getting strip searched.

The next version of Windows will be more bloated then the current one. No way.....I like it when they make all my computers obsolete.

Greenhouse gases from fossil fuel combustion "are very likely the single largest cause" of Earth's warming. Ya think?

George Bush is drinking again....maybe not, but he sure does a damn good impersonation of a fool.

Hillary is a sore loser.

Finally.........the White House is full of liars, cheats and crooks.

till later.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sometimes simpler is better......

I got my new cellphone yesterday. I like it, number buttons, send and end buttons and that's it. The fact that the simpler phones cost less to buy is also a bonus.

It's my first purchase from eBay and I researched unlocked phones for a couple weeks before I bought it. Kinda funny, the phone is labeled T-Mobile and the display says Cingular....whatevs, it only cost 50 bucks.

It felt really good to get out on the mountain bike the other day, I almost forgot what sore quads feel like. I like it.

It still peeves me off that York Water is clearcutting so much wood out of the area.

I remember 5 years ago when I got kicked out off the mountain biking club I am a co-founder of because I went to the media and told them my opinion about the whole deal. The president of the cycling club was also friends with the president of York Water at that time.

Sometimes politics can get in the way of clear thinking.

I'd do again in a heartbeat.

till later.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Logging at Lake Redman......


Kain Park (Lake Redman) is a beautiful place to send some time....

The York Water Company owns all the land in Kain Park and leases it to the York County Park system.


This works out well most of the time except when York Water gets greedy and decides to clearcut sections of the park.


Then it looks like this.


I counted the trees left after what the president of the County Parks Advisory Board said would be "selective logging".....I counted 14 trees.


Doesn't look like they were very selective. (click to make big)


No worries, garbage vegetation will grow in and in a couple years will look like this.


I don't know about you, but I'd rather pay a few extra bucks a month for water and keep the trees.

Yeah, I know it's private land and York Water can do whatever they want to with their property, but just the same- we don't have that many places left in York County that we can go to "disconnect" for a couple hours.


I was at the park on Monday morning and saw sunbathers, picnickers, hikers, dog walkers, equestrians, fishers and mountain bikers.....I don't think anyone came to see large sections of freshly logged hillside.

Does logging have to happen?

Of course it does, but why in a county park......they aren't even done logging-it's gonna look worse before they are done.

till later.

Sometimes all a guy wants is a beer....

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This is good stuff.

I drink approximately 6 beers a year. I drank 2 of them yesterday. My wife and I were out running errands and for some reason....I got thirsty for a beer. Since I don't drink very many beers....I don't have a problem paying 10 bucks for a 6 pack of beer when I'm thirsty for good beer.

Anyways, this is my favorite brewing company-spend a few bucks extra next time and get a 6-pack of this stuff. Before my Aunt Helen passed away several years ago, she was thirsty for a beer, so this is the beer I got her. She passed away the next day so at least her last beer was a good one.

Went for a ride Sunday morning.....took it really easy-my left knee was sorta bothering me but it was too damn nice out to stay inside.

Here's a couple pics. I did about 15 miles and stuck to flat roads the whole time. I thought I overdid it, my knee was killing me by the time I got back, but it made a nice recovery.

I think the 2 beers later in the afternoon helped.

Most folks think 75 is old........it ain't.

The Phoenix has landed. While I think that's great....I'd really like to see a replacement for the Hubble.

Is she serious? I'm sure glad I don't take Fox news seriously.

I put 64 dollars of gas in my minivan yesterday.....the station owners aren't getting rich-just the oil companies. I'm just glad I only have to fuel up that beast once every 2 weeks.

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We have this guy to thank.

Today's science break.....I think I saw this movie in high school.

Today is Memorial Day........two pictures that will give you a moments pause.

till later.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Vacation sure was short....

Heck, vacation could be 3 weeks long and it would still be too short. Did I get everything done I wanted to?

Nope.

I managed to get the grass cut and that's about it.

More importantly, my mom came through her knee replacement surgery like a champ.

I'm fairly sure she was motivated to get out of the hospital as soon as possible, her roommate was driving her nuts. She was a nice lady, but she was a tad bit on the squirrelly side.

My mom has 40 staples in her knee and to be honest, her leg is kinda ugly looking with some serious bruising.....but her new knee works and she is already doing laps around the house with her walker.

We went to see the new Indiana Jones movie Saturday afternoon.....it was okay. It was nice to see Karen Allen again but the rest of the movie was kinda underwhelming.

I went to a local car show Saturday morning.....here's some random pics. I'm a Ford guy at heart, I like the mid sixties T-bird and the 66 Shelby Mustang the best.

Wow, I didn't know that this video of me back in the 80's was on YouTube. Bakers have hot buns.

Habeas Corpus is dead......this guy might or might not be 100% innocent-but he deserves a trial at the very least....innocent until proven guilty? I guess that ain't true for this guy.

Today's art break...........things aren't always as they seem.

Mainstream we aren't. Usually when I tell someone I'm a registered Libertarian.....they think I'm a librarian or something.....

I drive an 9 year old minivan.......I'm secure in my manhood.

till later.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Not enough money in the world........

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It's hard to see, but there's a guy in the tree hacking away one handing with a chainsaw....ain't no way. I'm sure he knows what he's doing but it's still damn scary looking.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Lawn and order......

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Home sweet home...it looks really nice with all the flowers and shrubs blooming. Too bad it doesn't stay that way all summer-eat your heart out Ray.

I have had way less free time this week than I thought I thought I would....with the weather being kinda crappy-it's Thursday and I haven't been on a bike yet this week. 20 minutes after I took this pic, it started raining, so the weather has been extremely changeable.

I'm not complaining, I pick my mom up from the hospital this morning and take her home...she's really looking forward to sleeping in her own bed and from what my pop says...their cat really misses her.

Anybody watch American Idol? The large David won...I kinda liked the smaller David better. I don't follow the show much, but that's my 2 cents.

One of my favorite shows is Top Chef....don't click the link if you haven't seen last night's show yet.

I always wondered about this. I was going to buy some car wax with carbon nano tubes last year and didn't because the instructions said that wearing latex gloves was recommended. Anything that small could be easily inhaled.

This is a good idea. I just bought a new phone off of Ebay for 50 bucks because the one I had crapped out. I got a new one (and a new contract unfortunately) but I gave it to our son because the buttons were too damn small to use. The one I'm getting has bigger buttons for my fat fingers and voice activated dialing. Contracts suck.

Not sure if this is satire or not....but I don't have a hard time believing it.

Today's art break-black and whites of NYC at the turn of the century....this page is gonna take awhile to load, but it has some really neat pictures.

Today's science break....you gotta have Google Earth for this to work, but it's pretty cool.

Things that make you go hmmmm.

till later.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Surgery.......

My mom's knee replacement went very well.

She was in the operating room for a couple hours and she has all kinds of stuff hooked up to her knee.........which all comes off today and she starts physical therapy.

As of last night, the spinal anesthesia hasn't worn off so she wasn't in much pain.

I'm sure that will change by today.

With the way my knees are now-I can see me going through the same thing in 20 years.
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You can count the times I have stuck up for President Bush on one hand.....you'll have to include this. My opinion....if there is one person in America you don't edit- it's the President.

Poor little guy.....

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I think I might have a problem.....I really like sneakers.

Very subtle, but the message is clear.

I sure hope these folks have a thick skin.

till later.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

I'm a slacker.........

Gonna have to wait until next week to see how my poker career works out.....stay tuned.

I spent the first day of my vacation doing a whole bunch of nothing...

After working 14 days in a row... it's kinda of nice to not be working. I could get used to a life of leisure, no problem. You know how you see folks that win the lottery say that they still plan on working?

Not me.

Potato chips with caffeine.....I guess the food scientists are getting bored. How soon before they start putting Provigil in oatmeal so you don't nod off during the day?

I suppose I'm too old to get the whole "Social Media" thing....I have accounts at all of them but I'm really sure why. I have a Facebook account only so I can check out pictures my daughter takes at school.

How To Give A Cat A Pill

1. Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.


2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.


3. Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.


4. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm, holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.


5. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse from garden.

6. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth Drop pill down ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.


7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.


8. Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.


9. Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink 1 beer to take taste away. Apply Band-Aid to spouse's forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.


10 . Retrieve cat from neighbor's shed. Get another pill. Open another beer. Place cat in cupboard, and close door on to neck, to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.


11. Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges. Drink beer. Fetch bottle of scotch. Pour shot, drink. Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Apply whiskey compress to cheek to disinfect. Toss back another shot. Throw Tee shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.


12. Call fire department to retrieve the damn cat from across the road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil wrap.


13. Tie the little bastard's front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table, find heavy-duty pruning gloves from shed. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of fillet steak. Be rough about it. Hold head vertically and pour 2 pints of water down throat to wash pill down.


14. Consume remainder of scotch. Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room, sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye. Call furniture shop on way home to order new table.


15 . Arrange for SPCA to collect mutant cat from hell and call local pet shop to see if they have any hamsters.


How To Give A Dog A Pill


1. Wrap it in bacon.


2. Toss it in the air


Everything should come in jars like this....

Who's running Iraq........us or the Iraqi's?

Americans sure love corn.........and ice cream floats. No wonder we're all so damn fat.

I'm not even gonna touch this one.....but I will link to it.

Another joke.....

A man walks into a bar in Dublin and sees a guy, obviously drunk, with dozens of empty pint glasses around him.

The man walks over to the drunk and asks what is wrong.


"Do you seen those ten bridges out that window?

I built those bridges with me own two hands.

But do they call me McGinty the bridge builder?

Ahh, No."


He takes a sip of beer and continues: "And do you see those ships in the harbor?

I built those ten ships with me own two hands.

But do they call me McGinty the ship builder?

Ahh, NO"


....."But ya f*** ONE goat…."


You wanna put SpongeBob where?


Find more videos like this on AdGabber

The production crew got bored after they did the real commercial....true story.

Don't think you can be hacked? You can with a little bit of social engineering. You'll crap your pants after listening to this. NSFW due to mature language but please don't let that stop you from listening to the mp3 file.

This lady had some incredibly stupid neighbors. Vanished? Jeez, you woulda thunk they might have checked her apartment at least once.....

till later.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I'm quitting my job to play poker........

Just kidding......

I've always wanted to play poker for real money and I'm going to get my chance on Friday night. Since I have zero experience, I don't expect to last long and I'm only betting what I don't mind losing....which is exactly 40 bucks.

A friend and client of mine invited to play and I'm looking at it as a opportunity to hand out some business cards, do a little smoozing and wind down from working 14 days straight.

If I win any money, it sure won't be from skill, it'll be all dumb luck.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My wife is good....and much calmer then I am.

Not sure what she said to the Comcast guy, but she got the billing situation situated and got a bunch of free channels for a year. She's much more calm than I am with situations like this.

Me?

There would probably be a mini-van sized hole in the front of the Comcast building where I installed my own drive-thru lane to pay my next bill.

My lovely wife is an RN at a local nursing home and every Tuesday she schedules meetings with the dependents of parents that are clients in her home. She has to listen to and resolve any issues relating to the care of the nursing home residents.

Stressful?

Oh, hell yeah.

If I was paying several thousand dollars a month for care for a loved one....yeah, I guess I'd want it to be perfect too....sometimes though, the children of the clients living in the nursing home can make some pretty unreasonable demands.

Anyways, all her nurses are involved and I try to make or buy something for them to have at lunch that day. This week, I was in charge of dessert......

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How'd I do?

We have some sliced pound cake drizzled with strawberry glaze, lady fingers, blueberries, strawberries and a touch of whipped cream.

Hopefully that will make dealing with the difficult children of clients a little more easy to take.

I know if I was dealing with some of those folks......things would get ugly.

My wife is a way better person than I am when dealing with difficult situations. She's one special person and I imagine she's one helluva nurse.
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Seriously, there's no reason for this....yeah, I know there is a picture of pound cake with whipped cream right above this but it ain't like only one person is gonna be eating it. Moderation, people.

This is not awesome since I'm typing this on an HP laptop running XP with an AMD processor.

This is a damn shame. My folks raised me to be better than that over 30 years ago. Looks like some parents didn't get the memo regarding racial slurs.

"Winning the War on Drugs" by the......Asylum Street Spankers. Yeah, I know I'm a flaming nut job liberal.....but lets start treating marijuana the same as hard liquor and tax the hell out of it.

Trust me, it's easier to back up all the stuff that will make you cry if you lose it. To be honest, it's probably a good idea to back up your important stuff to more than one place. Me? I have 3 back ups of all my important stuff, but I've been through a hard drive crash and I'm paranoid.

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Mmmmmm......I don't want to come across as elitist, our kids attend a private school where they don't have to deal with military recruiters.......pervs? I think I remember our daughter telling me about a few weird teachers when she went to high school and every morning when i drop our son off there is a really skeevy looking teacher that stands outside and watches all the kids get dropped off.

If you've never smoked...you have no idea how hard it is to quit. For the last couple of years I smoked....I hated every single cigarette I smoked. I took me a couple of tries to finally kick the habit. Ray, I know you're reading this.....you are the MAN. 50 ain't too old to quit.

Holy cow, this is one large cow.

You best step off......this is my box.

This is some scary stuff.....1 and 1/2 trillion dollars? I bet it costs more than that.

Someones gonna light my ass up for this one...72 years old isn't really that old....but I kinda think it's too old to sign up for what could be 8 years of running the largest country in the world. John McCain at 80 isn't what this country needs. Let's face it-it's a damn stressful job.

Ice cream lovers take it up the poop chute once again. Go ahead are resize everything else but leave my damn ice cream alone.

My friend Doug sent me this........

Last year I replaced all the windows in my house with that expensive double-pane energy efficient kind, and today, I got a call from the contractor who in stalled them.

He was complaining
that the work had been completed a whole year ago and I still hadn't paid for them.

Helllooooo?

Just because I'm blonde doesn't mean
that I am automatically stupid.

So, I told him just what his fast talking
sales guy had told me last year, that in ONE YEAR these windows would pay for themselves!

Helllooooo?


It's been a year, I told him.


There was only silence at the other end of the line,
so I finally just hung up.

He never called back. Guess I won that stupid
argument.

I bet he felt like an idiot.


At first, I thought that Doug actually had his windows replaced , but I realized it was a joke when I remembered that Doug has even less hair than I do and none of it is blond.

I wonder if she has enough pantsuits to last until August.

I don't get into much about religion on this blog.......I'm not Catholic or an Evangelical-both this dude is waaaay out there. We're all different religions, nationalities and colors but we have one thing in common......we all need to get along and treat each like we'd like to be treated.

America is the only country in the world that would consider firing someone for dropping the "F" bomb on live TV by mistake. Shit happens.

I bet this judge's courtroom was fun.

Wow......just f**king wow. At least he gave up golf.

Our son's girlfriend pitches fast pitch softball....I bet she's gonna enjoy this video.

Hey fellas, watch this.

More fail than you can shake a stick at.

I'd email it to 43, but it's kinda long and I'm not sure he'd understand all those big words anyways.

till later.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Comcast is really pissing me off......

Before I go any further on the subject of Comcast......let me say this- every person I have dealt with over the past 4 months trying to get my situation resolved has been polite and professional, so I don't want my rant or complaints that follow to reflect on how I have been treated by the staff of Comcast......here goes-

The whole beginning of this fiasco started back in February when my wife tuned into watch Turner Classic Movies one weekend. No channel and no explanation on any billing why it disappeared.

The following week, I read an article in our local paper concerning how Comcast dropped the ball concerning this matter and that TCM and another channel were being moved and I would need to go to the cable office and pick up a converter..

I went to the office and after standing in line for 20 minutes...I was informed that they had no converters and would have to set up an appointment to have a tech come out and install one. Why did I have to waste 20 minutes in line when someone could have made a sign for the lobby?

Couple weeks go by and the tech comes out and installs the box and check our cables and fixed a few things that made our picture quite a bit better.....only problem was that TCM wasn't showing up. The tech called the office and couldn't figure out why it wasn't showing up as everything else was he thought that TCM might be off the air temporarly.

It sounded like a reasonable thing to have happen and thanked him and he told me to check for the channel the next day.

In the mean time, we were billed 35 bucks for a service call....I called the office and a very nice rep told me that they would remove the charge as we still weren't getting the channel. In the mean time, I complained about my troubles on this blog and someone from Comcast hooked us up with a direct phone number and a contact to get the issue resolved.

That worked out extremely well-the tech came out and replaced a section of co-axial cable and checked a few things and we were getting TCM......

I and my wife were very happy for several days.....until we got a notice yesterday that told us our service was being shut off next week unless we payed for the service charge that was supposed to be taken off our bill.

I'm so pissed I can't even take the chance on talking to someone at Comcast because I don't want to lose my temper with someone....so hopefully my lovely wife will be able to talk to someone at Comcast to get this straightened out.

I have an extremely high FICA score-I've never late payed on a bill for the last 35 years. If this effects my FICA score in the least- I"m gonna pop a blood vessel.

To say I'm pissed is an understatement. At this point- I want someone from Comcast to fix this problem and hook my wife up with her choice of pay channels for a year because she's the one who enjoys watching TV way more than I do.

Do I sound unreasonable?

I don't think so for as long as this has been going on.

I'm gonna go and try to calm down now.........

Monday, May 12, 2008

I hate it when that happens..........

Before I tell you about my latest adrenaline rush........how was everyone's Mother's Day?

I'm a pretty lucky guy, I have a great mom, a great mother-in-law and a great wife who also happens to be a great mom and a great daughter who I'm sure will be a great mom someday.

Seeing a trend here?

I'm a lucky guy and don't think I don't know it. My son and I are surrounded by some pretty fabulous women.

My mom is going into the hospital next week to get the first of two operations to replace her knees...I'm on vacation next week, so I'll be able to keep her company while she's in the hospital for 3 or 4 days plus help her around the house after she gets home.

I'm sure my wife, our daughter and my mother-in-law will also be around quite a bit, so I don't think she'll go without company for very long....she'll be in pretty good hands.

.......my latest "crap my pants moment"....on the way home from work this morning in the driving rain-I ran over someones bumper that was laying in the middle of the highway. Couldn't avoid it because traffic was right next to me, it sounded like a ran over a crate of bowling balls.

I'm just glad I was driving my 9 year old minivan and not my wife's new car or our daughter car.

I'd seriously consider one of these. Hardly any of my trips are more than 10 miles in length.

I listened to Valerie Plame's book Fair Game last night at work......it's an okay book, one thing's for sure though....Karl Rove, Libby and all their co-horts are douchebags for outing her.

I'm thinking these two cops are gonna be piloting desks for quite awhile.

Nothing like starting early.....

I'm almost okay with this.

Bill O'Reilly drops the F bomb......fair and balanced. NSFW

Weekly World News has the latest news about computer viruses.....someone out there probably believes this.

Nine out of ten doctors can't be wrong.

Slightly off-color joke.......
A skinny little white guy goes into an elevator, looks up and sees this HUGE black guy standing next to him.

The big guy sees the little guy staring at him, looks down, and says: '7 feet tall, 350 pounds, 20 inch private, 3 pound testicles, Turner Brown.'


The white man faints and falls to the floor.

The big guy kneels down and brings him to, shaking him..

The big guy says: 'What's wrong with you?'
In a weak voice the little guy says, 'What EXACTLY did you say to me?'

The big dude says: 'I saw your look and figured I'd just give you the answers to the questions everyone always asks.

I'm 7 feet tall. I weigh 350 pounds. I have a 20 inch private, my testicles weigh 3 pounds each, and my name is Turner Brown.'


The small guy says: 'Turner Brown.


Sweet Jesus, I thought you said, 'Turn around.'

Till later....

Saturday, May 10, 2008

In the stretch.......

I'm in the middle of a 12 day straight work schedule and my grass is at least a foot long in our backyard.....the only thing that makes it tolerable is that our daughter comes home from her 2nd year of college today.

My wife spends way more time with her than I do, but it's really nice to have the whole family under one roof-even if it's only for a couple of months.

Last night I had one of those rare customers that make me feel like I'm doing something worthwhile instead of killing people with sugar and hydrogenated veg oil.....at about 1 AM last night, an older woman snuck up behind me as I was cleaning the donut case and said in a very loudly "YOUNG MAN-YOU MAKE THE BEST BREAD EVER!!!!

She startled me so badly, I nearly shit myself.

Once I composed myself, we had a nice chat. She is a nurse's aid at the nearby nursing home and was just getting off work. I told her from now on, to stop by and say hi when she's in the store-I usually have her favorite bread done when she comes in.

I'll be able to hook her up with super fresh bread and hopefully she doesn't scare the crap out of me again.

The sooner Hilary goes away the better. Like my mom says....just about all politicians are sleazebags. Some more than others but she's one of the worst in my opinion.....Hilary, not my mom.

Here's the thing about this debate about smoking in our local parks that makes me want to see smoking banned everywhere in public spaces.....smokers leave their cigarette butts all over the place and most smokers are not courteous when it comes to watching where they smoke.

One of those rare times I agree with 43....it has to suck owing more on your house than it is worth, but don't ask me to bail you out.

For as much money as our government has spent on Iraq the past few years....you'd think they could at least build their own crematorium to insure our war dead are treated properly....what's a few million extra gonna matter at this point?

"I must have been crazy"......I'd say that qualifies as the understatement of the century.

What doesn't belong?

This is staggering. I bet America is worse.

Don't click this link.

till later.............you clicked it, didn't you?

Friday, May 09, 2008

Salami Tsunami

I love me some Dusty.......

All this and I didn’t even learn a lesson.
One of my favorite bike bloggers quit smoking this year....how g-damn awesome is that?

He's been riding his ass off and he still gained weight.

I say, who gives a shit....I wanna see Ray riding his bike for another 20 or 30 years. The guy is a total badass and is my inspiration every time I have a bowl of ice cream.

Today's art/photography break.

Not much blogging going on here lately......it's the old work, sleep, eat grind going on-I am so looking forward to getting a week off in a week or so.......

till later.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Hi Nancy............

This is every cyclists fantasy.

surlyblog

Things are as clear as mud........

Mrs. Clinton won one and lost one. I'm just curious as to what her spin will be after all the primaries are over and she's still behind.....I'm sure it will be a George Bush moment.

My friend Ted sent me this.....I know a few, but not nearly enough.

Our daughter graduated from and our son attends the school in this story. My opinion? If you're enlisted in the armed services, you get to drink at 18. Otherwise-ya gotta wait....there's too much drunk driving going on already.

Are you a Guitar Hero? You ain't as good as this dude.

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I know how he feels.

till later.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Yea for Comcast......

The cable guy showed up Monday and fixed our cable TV. All my wife wanted was one channel (Turner Network Classics) and now she has it.....she works a bazillion hours during the week and she likes her old movies on Sunday afternoons.

Did a bunch of errands afterwards..........old people need to get a driver's test every 2 or 3 years. I followed someone on the highway going 45 mph. I managed to get past the older woman driving before I was rear-ended by the traffic whizzing by at 70 mph. Slower ain't always safer.

I would imagine that lots of senior drivers would fail the test due to crappy reaction times and lack of situational awareness.

No wonder we're all fat bastards..........I kid of course, not everyone is a fatso-but still, number #1 on the list is a doozie.

Bimbo Proof the Nursery...required reading for all fathers of daughters.

Family friendly game......but don't click this link when you're at work unless you want your cubemates to stare at you.

Anyone want a free yard play center? Ours isn't made of bright plastic, it's all wood. You see it on this blog and claim by this weekend....it's free. After that, I'm going to put an ad in the paper. It cost something like 2500 bucks when it was installed. I'll have a picture of it up by my next post....as I write this-it's kinda dark outside to take pictures.

I don't drop the "F" bomb on this blog very often.........but this guy is one sick fuck. Prison is too good for him.

This is a shame.....make me think I and my family are damn fortunate.

Cheaper drugs....correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see a downside to this.

An itch this guy can't scratch.

till later.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Infomercials.........

On the weekends, our son gets to stay up late and typically he'll fall asleep on the couch with the TV on.

Came home and this infomercial morning was on the TV. I have to be honest and say I did watch the whole thing.....the best part is when the hostess randomly interviews couples on the street about how big the guys penis is.

Yeah, that happens all the time.

I'm sure glad our son was sleeping.....14 is kinda young to be need any kind of enhancement...if you know what I mean.

The one on after that infomercial was one for Jack Lalane's Power Juicer. I thought he was dead....anyways, it's only something like 150 bucks.

After that.....Luminator sunglasses....only 40 bucks.

What have I learned this morning?

I could be all pumped up on juice, have a unit the size of a tall boy Miller High Life and look cool doing it wearing my new sunglasses for less then 250 bucks total.

Money can buy happiness.

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till later.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Vacation coming soon......

I have a vacation week coming up soon and I can hardly wait to do some heavy duty slacking.

I plan to.....

-Wash and wax all 3 cars

-Ride my chopper some.....for newer readers-I don't own a motorcycle-I own a Kona BikeHotRod. This has to be one of the most impractical bikes I've ever owned, but you cannot ride this bike without grinning like an idiot.....it was worth the money. My only problem is that I live at the top of a hill and I'm kinda outta of shape so I know I'll end up pushing up at least the last part of the hill to my house. Still a fun bike to ride around on.

-Watch the assortment of TV shows I have taped over the past 2 months or so. I never label them, I like to be surprised when I push the "play" button.

-Do a ride down at Lake Redman and check out the damage the latest round of logging has done. York Water owns the property and leases it to the York County Parks, but still-cutting down perfectly good trees in a county park is about the dumbest idea that they could ever come up with. Sure, I know trees need to be harvested to make paper products....but in a county park? Dumbass idea. I'll take pictures so y'all can see the stupidity and greed at work.

-Pick a rainy day and totally spring clean our house. my wife works 60+ hours a week and my free time is limited due to my wacky work schedule so it's the least I can do with some of my 4+ weeks of vacation.

-Yardwork.......uh, I'd have to hit the "no" buzzer on this one. I'm going to spray some weed and feed on the front yard and call it done. Our backyard has 900 varieties of grass, weeds, flowers, mushrooms, moss and dirt. I'm going to see if it will self convert back to prairie land or something.

-Take some pictures of stuff. What kind of stuff? beats the heck out of me....what I'd like to do is pack a lunch and ride for a few hours and shoot pics of stuff that looks interesting. It will depend on how badly I abuse my knees during the week. Maybe I'll do this ride early in the week.

-Post more fun stuff on my blog.......
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I could almost vote for Hilary if she just could manage to come across as even slightly human. She doesn't seem to have anything nice to say about anything. She has every right to continue running but I think she is going to see the light at the end of the tunnel........... is a train headlight.

Pastor Wright can say whatever he wants to......it's a free country. I happen to think he's gone off the rails, but that's just my opinion.

My mom gets pissed when I write about politics too much.....so here's a picture of kitties. I love you mom :-)

Not the sharpest tool in the shed.

Finally, a contestant that's as dumb as the show. Seriously, I've never watched this show...is all they do for an hour is pick out suitcases? No wonder the world thinks Americans are dumbasses.

Ay ay ay ay.....you woulda thought someone would have known about this corner ahead of time.

Roommate love.....I'm being facetious.

PoP has a very good point here...makes sense to me.

This reminds me of a particular customer that shops every week. She smells like bad perfume, Jim Bean, stale cigarette and burnt rubber...and you can smell her before you see her.

These are supposed to be bad songs? Hell no, some of these are my favorite songs....

Our daughter just bought a GPS for her car....here's a GPS unit more my speed.

Holy crap.

Whaddya think this kid's chances are of being successful later in life? I know that if I stole my mom's car when I was 7 because I liked to "do bad things"....my ass would still be sore 41 years later.

No video games for a week?

Howsabout no video games, TV, computer, MP3 player or any other electronic device until you get a paper route to pay back your grandma in full? Want some recreation?....read a book.

A joke and I'm out........

A guy is 75 years old and loves to fish.

He was sitting in his boat the other day when he heard a voice say, "Pick me up."


He looked around and couldn't see any one. He thought he was dreaming when he heard the voice say again, "Pick me up."


He looked in the water and there, floating on the top, was a frog.


The man said, "Are you talking to me?"
The frog said, "Yes, I'm talking to you. Pick me up.

Then, kiss me and
I'll turn into the most beautiful woman you have ever seen. I'll make sure that all your friends are envious and jealous because you will have me as your bride."

The man looked at the frog for a short time, reached over, picked it up carefully, and placed it in his front breast pocket.


Then the frog said, "What, are you nuts? Didn't you hear what I said? I said kiss me and I will be your beautiful bride"


He opened his pocket, looked at the frog and said,

"Nah, at my age I'd rather have a talking frog."


till later.