Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mike and the Donut Guy go for a ride......

All I can say is Mike is a better man then I.

He I.M.'ed yesterday and insisted I put away the computer for a few hours on Sunday afternoon and go for a little ridey ride.

Sounds like a plan to me...been working my ass off at work and with consulting-I need a break.

In other of yesterday-I don't owe anyone money.

Well, that's not quite true, I do owe my folks 2 grand for helping me get my consulting business of the ground which I'll be stating to pay off in the next couple weeks. I may not owe any money to anyone except my folks....but I also don't have any money either.

I gotta feel bad for our daughter, she's stuck with my van (with the broken AC) this week and she has to navigate and park in downtown Philly. Her car is in the shop with an oil leak. I can see why she might be a little pissed at her car letting her down in the middle of summer....the AC on her car rocks.

I'm fairly sure you could hang meat in her car and it wouldn't spoil.

My van?

It gets me where I'm going but as more stuff on it stops's starting to piss me off.

It's paid for so I suppose I can't complain too much.

till later.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It's all about attitude........

A few years ago, I had a situation somewhat similar to this happen to me.

I was the guy calling 911 because our neighbors were away on vacation and I saw 2 guys get out of a white van, fiddle around with their front door and then went inside.

The cops (everyone on duty-it was like 5 or 6 cop cars) surrounded the house and rang the doorbell. No one answered, so the cops went inside (the door was unlocked)....a minute or two later, 2 very scared looking drywall contractors came out with a couple of cops behind them.

My opinion?

The professor has a damn big mouth.

Any cop will tell you- it's all about attitude.

I'm am quite sure that if the professor and been calmer and not shot his mouth off and called the cop racist-this would have been a non-event...Henry oughta be glad he has concerned neighbors instead of looking for a reason to open his piehole and complain about "racist" cops.

Black people can be just as racist as white people.

till later.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Nope..... I'm not on drugs.

A co-worker asked me if I was high when I wrote my blog entries. She was wondering how and where I come up with some of the stuff I post.

She says she is almost afraid to load my page up and sorta looks through squinted eyes because afraid of what she's gonna find.

Hey, the wedding video was cool wasn't it?

The 900 pound woman with no neck making macaroni salad soup?

Maybe not so much.

till later.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009


I drink at least 2 6 packs of beer a year......if these guys still ran these commercials-I'd buy their beer.

I wouldn't drink it, I'd give it to my brother-in-laws when they came over.

I like this beer in case anyone wants to buy me a 6 pack.

till later.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

No posts.....

Not much time in the past couple weeks to post much....but I'll leave you with this.

The moon launch if it happened in 2009.

Pretty sad, but that's exactly how it would play out.

till later.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Another vacation gone.....

I'm a homebody.

I like nothing better then to take a vacation and remove my brain for an entire week. Take a nap when I feel like it, have a bowl of ice cream for breakfast or stay up until 3 AM reading a book.

Last week, I did all of those things.....and I gotta say-I'm a pretty happy camper. Didn't get to ride any because of nagging chest cold, but hey...things coulda been worse.

I was in a discussion with someone on Facebook concerning the direction of the country. The dude is a devout Catholic and thinks Obama is pretty much Satan and George Bush was real close to the second coming of Christ.


I just Google Catholic priest and the first 10 news results are about kid touchers.

Kinda hard to have a serious argument with the guy after that.

I didn't vote for Obama...I'm a Libertarian and maybe I wasted my vote-but I voted for Bob Barr. I am fairly sure that the majority of the politicians in Washington have too many conflicts of interest and/or are just plain douchebags and crooks.

I got back to work last night and my faith in human stupidity has been renewed. A guy walks up to the bakery and says....."Are you making donuts?" while I am standing in front of a donut fryer that is full of donuts.

Maybe is wasn't a dumb question, but the guy asking weighed at least 350 pounds and was wearing a Dallas Cowboys half-tee. I bet his back hair looked like this guy.

Remember my time/intelligence corollary? The later it gets in the evening.....the intelligence of the person you're talking to in a supermarket goes down by a proportional amount. Except when my next door neighbor visits on his way home from work-he's pretty damn smart.

till later.

Friday, July 10, 2009

If college doesn't work out..... son might have a career as a poker player.

He won 130 bucks last night playing in a tournament...dear old dad busted out as usual.

Not that I play all that often, but I do enjoy playing...just gotta get a little better.

till later.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Test post sent from phone while driving in heavy traffic

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Summer cold.

There isn't a "good" time to get a cold, but the middle of summer has gotta be the worst time to come down with one.

I've had worse colds, but this one is bad enough.

The Tour started yesterday....I gotta be honest and say that I'll be bit torrenting each of the daily stages, I can't stand Versus's habit of including the same 4 commercials every 6 minutes for the next 3 weeks.

I do love listening to Phil Liggett, someone oughta hire him to do some Nascar races.

till later....time to get some sleep.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Time off.......

One of the benefits of staying at one job for a long time is you can get lots of vacation time. I have over 4 weeks and I'll be taking a few days off next week.

On the agenda.....

-Maybe a couple of nice slow bike rides on my new townie bike. I bought it last year and it has less than 10 miles on it.

-Poker with my son next Thursday night...he's way better than I am.

-Fill in all the stone chips on my van and give it a nice wax job.

-Stay up late and sleep in.

-Hang out with my lovely wife. She can only get one day off...our plans are up in the air at the moment.

I had the best client yesterday. Very nice woman who is around 80 or so was having some problems with her computer. I got her all fixed up and last night we spent some time learning how to use Google Picasa.

All I can say is that I like working for spunky senior citizens and almost without exception- if you are over the age of 60 and never used a computer and buy one- you'll have an easier time learning things if you know that if you do manage to screw something up- I can almost always fix it because most folks over the age of 60 have the smarts to stop before they get in over thier head

If you are between 40 and 60...those are the folks that give me lots of business. Sometimes people think they know what they are doing and once and awhile...they screw up their computer so badly I have to format it and start over.

Kinda like when I was a kid and my dad didn't seem very smart and I knew way more then he did.....the older I got-the smarter he got. I'm almost 50 and he's in his early 70's.....he's pretty damn smart right about now.

Funny how that works out sometimes, isn't it?

Thursday, July 02, 2009


I just hate being around people.

Not really, but constantly cheery people do have something wrong with them.

till later.