Saturday, January 30, 2010

I'm not that smart.........

I just make donuts for a living and I'm a nutjob registered Libertrian, so I might not be the smartest guy in the room.....but so far President Obama ain't impressing me a whole lot.

Let's see- for the first year of his presidency-he had a super majority in the Senate and House and as far as I can tell-he hasn't got shit done.

Now, to be honest...he inherited a shitbag full of problems from the previous president, but if I was the pres and had a 60/40 lead in the Senate and a majority in the House....I'd be busting me some major league balls and getting at least something done.

If the Republicans had the same situation and the same numbers in their favor and they wanted to get a health care plan done-it would be done by now and they'd be off screwing something else up.

Gotta hand it to the Republicans-they know how to get stuff done, even if the stuff they get done is mostly useless- they still know how to use the entire political system to their benefit.

Too bad the entire political system is useless as teats on a boarhog......

till later.

Friday, January 29, 2010

I don't know...........

I don't know if the following facts are 100% accurate-but it sure is interesting....

1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart every hour of every day.
2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!
3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.
4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears, Costco + K-Mart combined.
5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people and is the largest private employer, and most speak English.
6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the World.
7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger & Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only 15 years.
8. During this same period, 31 Supermarket Chains sought bankruptcy.
9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.
10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had 5 Years ago.
11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at a Wal-Mart store. (Earth's population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)
12.. 90% of all Americans live within 15 miles of a Wal-Mart. You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground work for suggesting that............
MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to fix the economy because the idiots in Washington and sure can't do it!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

17 pounds.........

So far, I've lost 17 pounds. To celebrate- I bought one of these.

Not sure exactly how I'm gonna pay for it quite yet, but I gotta have something to look forward to when it gets warm out.

I think I rode a total of 20 miles last year.....to be honest-it just hurts too damn bad to ride very far and dear God-I love me some riding.

Been riding a bike since I've been 4 years old and I'll be damned if my 80 year old arthritic knees are gone be a hindrance to getting a little fresh air.

Sure, it won't be as nearly as much physical exercise, but I need the mental exercise just as much.

Not sure how my riding buddies will react, but at least I should be able to keep up with them.....

....at least till I run out of gas.

till later.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Getting old sucks the big one.

Well, so far I've lost a total of 14 pounds and didn't loose an ounce this past week. Totally my fault, I had off a 3 day weekend and pretty much ate like an idiot.

As a reminder to lose weight, my knees remind me I'm a fatso by constantly aching. I had some serious breakthrough pain this morning but a couple of Vicadin helped.

I'm back on the wagon this week, hopefully I'll have some decent results next week....anyways, lots of folks out there have way worse problems then I do.

The news sure ain't good down in Haiti......I can't even imagine losing everything. By everything I mean family and friends...just gone.

Material things can be replaced in time but family....like I said before-I can't even imagine.

Say a prayer.

till later

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another reason..........

Here's another reason I like working on computers.............

I just pulled several thousand pictures off an unbacked up hard drive that was inoperative.

Pictures of my client at her wedding, her mom's last birthday party before she passed away, etc.

Of course she is gonna get a bill for my services but it sure feels good being able to help someone who thought her stuff was gone forever.

They are also going to get the "back up your stuff" lecture when I drop off the laptop:-)

Data doesn't exist unless it is stored on at least 2 separate hard drives.

I've already learned that lesson.

till later.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Still here......

Wow.....what can I say-it's been quite awhile since I posted anything of substance on my blog.

Reasons why?

-Burnt out on blogging.

-I've been extremely busy with my consulting business.

-Been very busy at my "real job"...working 6 nights a week, 50 hours a week plus 10 to 20 hours working on computers and consulting.

Excuses, excuses, excuses......

Here's what's been going on in my life...

I visited my doc back in December to see what's going on with my knees.

My pain level has gotten to the point were I can barely climb or descend a set of stairs. After a bunch of x-rays-turns out I have a nice case of arthritis in my knees. I sorta knew that, but the x-rays confirmed what I pretty much already knew.

Since I was about 35 pounds overweight back in December...losing weight was the first thing on the list of things to do.....so far, I lost about 10 pounds and to say I'm highly motivated to lose weight would be an understatement.

Anyways....enough of that stuff for now.

More stuff to follow.....

till later.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

More evidence........

Small wonder most of the world think us Americans are generally idiots. I guess I ain't got much room to talk....I make glazed blobs of dough for a living.