Monday, April 27, 2009

Survey says........

One of my friends (Jess) posted this to her Facebook page and tagged me.....I thought it was kinda interesting.

What is your salad dressing of choice?

What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?

What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?

What are your pizza toppings of choice?
Cheese, bacon, garlic, sausage, onions....healthy, huh?

What do you like to put on your toast?
Butter and cinnamon sugar


How many televisions are in your house?

How many computers?
6.....Wow, I never really thought about that before. 6 is a lot.

Do you have an iPod?
I own 5 of them....I am an iPod whore.


Are you right-handed or left-handed?

Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
Bone spurs and some of the meniscus on my right knee.

What is the last heavy item you lifted?
Sacks of donut mix.

Have you ever been knocked unconscious?


If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
You betcha......I'd wanna die 10 dollars overdrawn at the bank.

If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
I like my name.

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
In a heart beat...I like money.


How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
Do Crocs count?

Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
Never...I'm a good boy.

Last person you talked to?
My son

Last person you hugged?
My wife


They all have their good points.

My birthday

Day of the week?
Any day off from work.



Missing someone?
I can't remember.

Happy go lucky most of the time.

What are you listening to?
Lots of Public radio podcasts

Bill Maher

Worrying about?
Covering my monthly nut as it pertains to my consulting business...lately I ain't been doing so hot-the economy is really hurting everyone.


First place you went this morning?
High school to drop off son.

What's the last movie you saw?
Fast and Furious....I like it when shit blows up.

Do you smile often?
Yup. It's always better to smile and make people think you're up to something.

Sleeping Alone Tonight?
Yup....I work 3rd shift-my wife works first shift...sometimes the cat will sleep with me but she's a cat so she doesn't count.


Do you always answer your phone?
No...if I'm driving, it goes to voice mail.

Its four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?
Probably my son.

If you could change your eye color what would it be?
Steel blue

What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic?
What the hell is a Sonic?

Do you own a digital camera?

Have you ever had a pet fish?
Yes but they had trouble keeping up with the currents in the toilet.

Favorite Christmas song
Silent Night

What's on your wish list for your birthday?
A car with air conditioning. I'd like a new car but money doesn't grow on trees so I'll settle for just about anything as long as keeps me cool.

Can you do push ups?

Can you do the splits?
Are you freaking serious? I'm a 49 year old white guy...we don't do splits.

Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
I like the future....the past is the past. It's just good memories and lessons that can be learned if your ego will let you.

Do you have any saved texts?
Nope, delete them as soon as I read' phone is confusing enough.

Ever been in a car wreck?
A few minor ones over the years....I did push a car over a quarry cliff once.

Do you have an accent?
Yes, Pennsyltucky.

What is the last song to make you cry?
None that I can remember.

Plans tonight?
Donuts are in the forecast

Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
Yup, right after I was layed off/fired from a job years ago.

Name 3 things you bought yesterday?
A Subway sandwich, a magazine and p-nut butter ice cream.

Current hate right now?
Folks that have a hard time listening to what other humans have to say. We all need to be more open-minded.

Met someone who changed your life?
My wife....she's a sweetie. Without her, I'd be way less of a person.

How will you bring in the New Year?
I like to make's double time and a half.

What songs represent you?
Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys and Highway to Hell by AC/DC

Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?
Oh yeah....I'd screw some stuff up for sure. I'd stop Lincoln's assignation, I woulda put rat poison in Hitler's coffee and I'd buy a split window Corvette back when they came out.

Any regrets?
Not going to some sort of trade school or college. I coulda did better then making donuts for a living....not that there's anything wrong with making donuts-somebody has to.

Do you have any tattoos/piercings?
Nope....but I want to get a 4 leaf clover. Wife says no. Case closed.

Does anyone love you?
The cat does...I think. Seriously? Sure, my whole family and I love them all back...kinda neat how that works out.

Would you be a pirate?
I already am....just check my hard drive.

What songs do you sing in the shower?
Nobody wants to hear me sing. Trust me on that.

Favorite indulgence.
Extremely expensive ice cream. For 6 bucks a pint, I can live like a millionaire for 15 minutes.

Favorite web site.
The one you are currently on...I like posting inane drivel here.

Your idea of a perfect day?
A little bike riding, fishing, computer time, me time, family time and a few naps. Obviously, the days on my planet are way longer then the days on your planet.

Money no object....what kind of car? Probably a Subaru WRX STI. Kind of hard to beat the value, four wheel drive, four doors over 300 horsepower and parts and pieces don't stop working after a few years like on my minivan. Sure, I coulda picked a super fancy sports car, but I'd be paranoid every time I drove it worrying about it getting scratched.

Who was the last person you took a picture of?
Hmmmm. My Aunt Betty at my parents 50th year anniversary.

What kind of music did you listen to in elementary school?
Music wasn't invented back then.

Do you like beer?
Yes, I drink at least 6 to 12 beers every year....only the good stuff though.

What is something your friends make fun of you for?
I'm a superklutz.

Knee update...feeling much better, gotta keep doing my exercises. 8 hours of work is still kicking my ass being on my feet that long, but it's no longer feels like I have a screwdriver stuck in my thigh when I'm done work-just a small penknife. I'm planning on getting my fat ass back to the gym soon...gotta be careful not to overdo it again.

I bought a pair of insoles made out of Impact Gel...gotta love Billy Mays. Not sure what's in the damn things but the commercial sucked me in and I gotta say- they work pretty darn good.

I bit the inside of my lip the other day....every time I eat, I manage to get to bite the resulting sore...hurts like hell. That'll teach me to chew slower.

Arlen is a Democrat....I kinda respect the guy just for kicking cancer in the ass.

I don't care what anyone says....Allison Iraheta kicked some major league ass last night. She's only 17? Holy crap.

Really, what I'd like to see is Obama lay the smackdown on these guys.....he's also probably got his foot up someones ass about this as well.

Whatever....they still make shitty cars.

Some's good, more's better...too much is just enough. I want me some of this. On the other hand, if all you do is check e mail and browse a few web sites-this works just as good.

Just watched the latest episode of Deadliest Catch.....the Coast Guard has balls the size of bowling bowls.

Seriously...are the folks at Burger King's ad agency high? Maybe it's just me, but a bunch of girls dancing around with square asses doesn't make me hungry for hamburgers.

till later.

Fishing and hacking...

Dan and I had no luck fishing yesterday morning at Lake Redman.

No worries, I don't think any of the other folks there where having much luck was just great getting out to enjoy a touch of Mother Nature.

Every few months I usually manage to screw up my laptop so badly, I have to format it and start over.

Now is one of those times.

I thought I'd play around with the latest Windows 7 release......I liked it quite a bit but too many things I use weren't working properly....I learned my lesson and will do any further hacking around on one of my older laptops.

I'm typing this on my son's desktop computer with the 24 inch monitor.....kinda like going to see movie at the theater, so much real estate. It's great for games but it's sorta overwhelming for simple web browsing.

Our daughter traded vehicles with me for a couple weeks-she's coming home for summer break and needs the van for bringing all her stuff home. I feel bad for her as the van has no air's like driving a green painted beer can-it gets damn hot in there.

Me? I get to drive her Outback which does have air con. I like overkill so when I use the air conditioning in any vehicle-it goes on full blast and stays on full blast. I like it when you step out of the vehicle and your glasses frost over immediately. Perfect.

I'm not sure what the hell happened to spring, it was over 90 degrees here in beautiful southcentral Pennsyltucky on Sunday. I was planning on doing a bunch of stuff, but in the end-squat got done. was my wife's birthday this weekend. I gotta be one of the luckiest guys on the planet...she is one special girl.

Not sure when the next post will be.....I gots lots to do this week.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Couldn't be arsed...........

Honestly folks.....not much energy to blog lately.

I usually do most of my blogging between the hours of 4 AM and 7AM....this week after putting in 8 hours at work-my ass has been dragging.

Being off work for a month and then coming back after my knee operation has pretty much kicked my hiney.

Not much fun blogging when your tired.

My son and I plan to go fishing later this weekend, that should be fun and we're gonna go see "Cranked"...who doesn't wanna see Jason Stratham hook his nipples up to a car battery?

Obligatory cat video......

till later.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cats with handles.............

Maybe it's the meds I was taking last week...but I had a dream where all cats had handles built into
their upper backs so it was easier to pick them up.

Now that I'm fairly still seems like a good idea.

One of my co-workers stopped by last night with her son to say hi.....I can remember when her son was in a stroller-now he's as tall as his mom and he's only 11.

Sometimes I really feel my age....sometimes I don't. (I posted this to my Facebook page already, so if you saw it there-sorry for the repeat link)

till later.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Back to work.....

Damn near everything on my body is sore after returning to work after having nearly a month off.

No use complaining about it.....howsabout a cat video?

till later.

Friday, April 17, 2009

All systems are GO

Woo hoo....I've been cleared to go back to work!

My leg is hella bruised up, but I have minimal knee discomfort.

Even better than being cleared for work-I can do a 1/2 hour of light spinning on the exercise bike.

I can also ride a regular bike for up to a half hour as long as I don't do hills. Since I live on a hill, I rode one of my bikes down to my parent's house-where they live it's as flat as a pancake-perfect for 1/2 hour spins.

After my next appt. in a month if everything is still good-I should be released from doctors care and resume normal activities.

I spent some time outside walking clouds in the sky and mid 60's...perfect weather. To say I'm pumped to get more active would be an understatement. I just have to be very careful about not overdoing it.

I'm also pretty happy I didn't gain any weight in the last 3 weeks, I'm a big milk drinker (sometimes close to a gallon a day) by drinking less milk-I figured out I whacked off close to a 1000 calories a day.

This is a cool fishing video. It's kinda long (10 minutes) but if you are a dad with a'll probably enjoy it. (Thanks for the link Jim)

I just make donuts for a living, but I think it might be time for these guys pull the plug and start over. I don't see how they can cut their way to prosperity.

I really like this guy.....what a sad way to end a career.

132 bucks for a shirt that looks exactly like the ones I used to wear in high school? Nah.

I've done lots of different jobs in my industry...this is true-especially for retail.

This has gotta be one of the coolest pictures ever.

McDonalds can be bad for you many different ways.

I had a drug problem when I was a kid. (Thanks for the link Hank) I'm sure Hank had the same problem when he was a kid as well.......

till later.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Business is in the toilet........

Yikes, the economy is slow. Check this chart out-it only starts to get real scary in late 2007. Me thinks we are on the edge of a large hole and we're all getting ready to get sucked in.

Not that I rely on my consulting business to feed my family but I do enjoy making contributions to some of my favorite charities. It's one of the reasons I started the business up.

Not this year-I simply don't have the money...I'm at a zero balance and I still have equipment that I paying off.

One of brother-in-laws is in business for himself and he does feed his family from his earnings...he's extremely worried as he always has a couple of big jobs lined up for the year by now. So far nothing and as an added bonus-his wife is being laid off in June.

Things are bad and I feel extremely lucky to have a pretty good job as does my wife. We are both in trades that will never be obsolete- people eat and they get old and sick.

One of my nieces is considering going to some sort of chef school, I was talking to her on Easter and making here aware that being a chef is nothing like what they show on TV. It can be a good living, but to have some standing in the industry-figure on putting in lots of scutwork and if you're good-maybe you'll be "someone" you're 40.

I talked to a client yesterday and stopped by her house. She had problems getting her task bar to sit at the bottom of the screen. I had it fixed in about 15 seconds and then got a tour of her house. Very cool house, her and her late husband had built on the original house several times through out the years. It had lots of strange hallways and rooms were you weren't expecting rooms.

She's probably in her late 70's or early 80's and she seemed kinda lonely. We had some tea and chatted for much did I charge her? Nothing, I shoulda payed her for the time-what a lovely person-it was a great way to spend an hour of my time.

Yeah, that ain't the best business practice, but another one of the reasons I started computer consulting was to help senior citizen with computers- I hate to see folks go to the big box stores and get taken advantage of. That kinda of stuff really pisses me off because most folks get charged outrageous fees for simple stuff.

This should be passed as law today.

till later.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Well, I've been off work for 3 weeks and I'm pretty much bored out of my skull.

My stitches were bothering the heck out of I removed them.

Yeah, I'm sure the doctor will be less then pleased when I see him on Thursday.

I don't see any reason I can't get back to work....not that work is *fun* but I hate the fact that someone else has to disrupt their schedule to work my hours.

I did manage to accumulate about 35 grand in Facebook poker winning, to bad it ain't real money.

On the brighter of my favorite TV shows is back on-Deadliest Catch. Not something I would do...riding up and down 40 foot waves ain't my idea of a good time...but is sure is fun to watch.

till later.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

26 years.....

Actually with all the stuff going on this past wife and I both forgot it was our anniversary.


It's all good...neither one of us make a big deal out of that kind of stuff anyways.

How's the knee doing?

The knee itself is doing great but my thigh and all the muscles around my knee are sore as hell from being manipulated during surgery. I'll take the soreness because the knee itself is much, much better.

Happy Easter.

till later.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Best, funniest nurse ever.....

This was my prep nurse yesterday.....

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She had a great sense of humor. My wife sat with me as I was getting prepped and as it turns out, they have some mutual friends. She was really funny and put me at ease throughout the whole prep...actually the whole staff at Apple Hill were super nice.

I was a little nervous about the whole thing, I guess it was reflected in my blood pressure, which is was 130/80 last week.....yesterday it was 150/100. Didn't seem to matter in the end-everything went to plan as far as I know.

They wheeled me into surgery and I remember to first 20 seconds or so and after that-it was lights out as soon as they started up the anesthesia.

As of this morning, my knee seems to be a whole lot's somewhat stiff and uncomfortable but I have meds for the pain so things could be worse.

I have a doctors appt. later today. I wanna go back to work as soon as possible because sitting around the house all day is boring as watching paint dry.

till later.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

I'm out of surgery......

Everything seem to go well with the knee surgery.....I'm still pretty doped out.

till later

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

It's almost cuttin' time.....

My surgery is scheduled for 8:45 Wednesday morning.

Wish my surgeon luck.

till later.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Crossing the line........

Did the Onion go to far here?

What do I think?

Nope, I think the article is just fine.

Do I like the article?

Nope, not really....but we live in AMERICA where we have the freedom of speech.

I personally think abortion is a horrible nasty thing but I also don't believe the government or anyone else has the right to tell a woman what to do with her own body.

In the past 230 years, hundreds of thousands of men and women have died defending that right for me.

If you don't like the article...hey-write the Onion and boycott their advertisers.

Just leave me out of it....I swear the first person to email me some dumbass forwarded e mail about the article is gonna get an earful from yours truly.

till later.

Bike trip and some day dreams.....

Not sure if the pain meds I'm taking are responsible or what...but I've been having some funky dreams lately.

For example-

The other night I finished reading one of my favorite magazines right before I fell asleep. I like reading about old bikes, touring bikes, trips, etc.

Anyways, in my dream I was trying to get ready for a bike tour with some friends and I was stuck in this endless loop of remembering stuff that I forgot to pack.

Everytime I would saddle up, one of my friends would ask me if I remembered a particular item and every time-I didn't remember it and would have to dismount, unpack a pannier and repack.

This went on for what seemed like a very long time. In fact it was dark before we headed off to whereever we were going.

Once we were on the road for awhile...I had to stop and change-for some reason I was wearing a pair of coveralls and workboots.

Got back on the road and we eventually got to the ocean where we stopped. For some reason, Journey was playing in the background. End of dream....weird.

Taking a nice bike tour is on my bucket list, but mine will be a little different. I'd like to do something like this.

Mostly flat, stop at hotels to sleep and eat, swim in the hotel pool, watch some satellite TV and pretty much ride at a mellow pace.

Not interested in camping, making my own food or taking a poo in the middle of the woods. I like to ride bikes but I don't like camping a whole lot. My idea of camping is sleeping with the windows open so I hear hear the crickets chirp at night.

We had my parents over for lunch wife makes the bestest most kickass cream of crab soup in the known universe. I helped a little but she tweaked my mom's recipe and made it with skim milk. It tasted creamy without being heavy...not sure how many calories were in a serving, but it was a perfect meal served with a salad and homemade bread.....yum.

This dude is lucky, he's damn lucky he has a good wife and family. I'm not the most perfect guy in the world, but in my 26 years of marriage, stuff like what Spitzer did has never crossed my mind.

Not sure what goes through a guys mind when he cheats on his wife, all I know is that I looked my wife in the eyes when we got married and promised to not be an asshole....(or words to that effect).

till later.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Joke time.......

My dear friend Hank sent me this..........

A Florida senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette convertible out of the dealership.

Taking off down the road, he pushed it to 80 mph, enjoying the wind blowing through what little hair he had left.

'Amazing,' he thought as he flew down I-95, pushing the pedal even more. Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw the state trooper behind him, blue lights flashing and siren blaring.

He floored it to 100 mph, then 110, then 120.

Suddenly he thought, 'What am I doing? I'm too old for this,' and pulled over to await the trooper's arrival.

Pulling in behind him, the trooper walked up to the Corvette, looked at his watch and said, 'Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes. Today is Friday.
If you can give me a reason for speeding that I've never heard before, I'll let you go.'

The old gentleman paused. Then said,

'Three years ago, my wife ran off with a Florida State Trooper. I thought you were bringing her back.'

'Have a good day, Sir,' replied the trooper.

Oh my.

I don't necessarily want to jump out of a plane if I make it to 97...but a bike ride would be nice. As I type is absolutely gorgeous outside-damn knee.

If by some miracle I ever get a scooter.....I'm gonna wear a full face helmet.

Japanese TV.......I don't get it.

Today's cat massage.

till later.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Fast and Furious.........

Our son and I went to see Fast and Furious last three word movie review-

Things Go BOOM.

Of course, the plot is totally ludicrous-but that ain't the point in these kinds of movies. It the cars, the car chases and the explosions and on that count-this movie scores a solid 9 out of 10.

Car chases I liked better? I'd have to say Ronin and Bullit had better (or more realistic) car chase scenes....whatever, it was an entertaining movie.

My knee was killing me by the time we got out of there but I promised our son we'd go see the movie as soon as it came out.

Not sure how everyone feels about this, but being the nutjob liberal that I am...I think it's a good thing and I wish legislation could pass on a Federal level.

Politics, politics, politics....since I'm a registered Libertarian....I wish the Republicans and Dems would play nice together and earn their pay. Probably wishful thinking on my part.

This is gonna be a big problem.

This is today's dumbass criminal of the day.

till later.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Some folks assume.......

I have a few clients and a few family members that love to send me unsolicited forwarded e mails.

Maybe because when I'm at a client's house I tend to nod and agree with them when they discuss political stuff so as not to appear rude. Most of my in-laws are staunch dyed in the wool Republicans and guess what?

I'm totally okay with that.

If I'm at your house and you want to discuss religion or politics-I'm gonna keep my mouth shut so I don't appear rude or upset folks with my somewhat extreme political views.

If you're at my house and wanna discuss politics-I'm gonna suggest we change the topic of discussion.

Insist on discussing politics or religion?

Well, we're gonna have a lively discussion and somebody will probably end up with hurt feelings because I go for the throat...nothing personal, I just hate to lose arguments, debates or anything else for that matter.

Whatever, just stop sending me forwarded emails about politics or religion-I ain't interested.

Yeah, I know what you're thinking...."Donut Guy, you talk about politics and religion on your blog all the time...what's the deal?"

The deal is that you choose to come here-if something I write pisses you off-you have several choices.

Do nothing, go to another web site or leave a polite comment and we can have a civilized online discussion. If you wanna be an asshole in the comments section, no biggie-I'll just delete your comment and ban your IP.

I read lots of stuff that pisses me off, but 99.99% of the time I blow it off unless I personally know the person well enough to call them on the phone and discuss the issue....after all, this is the Internet and everyone with a PC and an opinion can be heard.

If you don't like what they have to say...go outside and play.

Just don't forward me stupid e mails.

till later.

I don't do waiting real good............

Impatient is my middle name. Actually, my middle name is Leroy....but for the sake of the blog's gonna be "Impatient".

Just sitting around the house with nothing to do except play around with my computers, watch TV or taking a nap sound like fun?


I'd rather be back at work.....just sitting around is killing me. Sure, we have the Bowflex where I can at least get some decent upper body exercise....but nothing beats getting some heart pounding exercise.

My main enemy is ice cream......dear Lord- I love me some ice cream. I'm limiting myself to one bowl in the evening. Yeah, I know that's probably the worst time of the day to eat ice cream, but that's what makes me happy.

On the plus side, I'll be able to go to see some of our sons ball games after school..he's the manager of the girls softball team...for some reason, I enjoy watching softball way more than baseball.

When I was a kid, all my buddies and I would ride our bikes here and watch softball tournaments....good times for sure.

One thing I'll be doing for the next couple days is helping my lovely wife do the taxes. We do them on one of our computers and then file online. I get to do all the data entry from last year and plug in this years sitting around staring at the wall.

I did go to the pharmacy and get my painkiller prescription filled...I have a huge container of Vicodin.....If it's gonna hurt as much as I have pills for- I might be a little doped up for a couple days after the operation.

My mom will like paper sculpture you will see today.

Oh yeah....I almost forgot today's cat video.

till later.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Now all I have to do is wait........

Over the past two days, I've had a chest x-ray, several knee x rays, a knee MRI, an electrocardiogram and blood work done.

Now all I have to do is wait until next Wednesday for my operation. It's gonna kill me to be sitting until next week but the doc said all I have to do is land my weight on the knee wrong and I could damage it further......I'm not really interested in doing that-it hurts enough already.

Guilty? Not guilty? Who cares, the dude is 85 years old....let him die in peace.

Sore loser of the year so far.....Norm Coleman.

Now's a really good time to buy a car. Me? I'll just keep driving my 10 year old van until it completely self-destructs.

Colbert rips Glenn Beck a new one.

I'm not allowed to have a motorcycle, but it I was- this would be the one.

AgeMaps.....pretty cool-make sure you check out the rest of the site.

Customer service at its finest.

till later.