Friday, June 29, 2007

Froot Loops Cereal Straws

This just ain't right...........

Froot Loops Cereal Straws

Last post for a couple days.

Between my regular job and computer work...

.....I'm gonna be pretty darn busy.

Till later.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

I love my clients..........

I have a couple of clients that are in their late 70's that weren't very tech savvy before I started showing them some of the stuff their computer can do. We are in the process of learning how to use their digital camera and posting pictures online so their kids can see what they are up to.

Last night we were setting up our next appointment when they brought up the new Apple iPhone. They saw the advertisements for it on TV and did a little research online to see what all the hub-bub was about. They seemed less then impressed with it considering how much it costs....I thought it was cool they saw something on TV and did some digging to find out more info about what they saw.

Think about it.........look at the internet through the eyes of someone that's almost 80 years old.....having a computer is like having a magic box in your house that does stuff they never dreamed would be possible when Kennedy was elected President.

Ya gotta wonder what it's gonna be like in 50 or 60 years when my kids are in their 70' things for will blow the socks off of what we have now.

At least by then.......Ann Coulter will be 6 feet under....she's one nasty beeotch.

Today's history break..........wouldn't it be cool to travel back in time to see how history went down?

Till later.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Ice Road Truckers...........

Ice Road Truckers............gotta be my new favorite show. Kinda the same premise of Deadliest Catch (men doing dangerous stuff to make a living) only it's truck drivers driving semis over frozen lakes. Yeah, go ahead and rip me a new one, but I like it.

I'm really glad the shoes I am wearing to work are soon at the end of there life cycle because I had to cut a hole in one of them. Since I got poison ivy last week, I haven't been abler to wear sock because they made my ankles itch. The lack of socks made one of my toes get a blister and it was killing me..........easiest answer?
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Cut a hole in my shoe.

Yeah, that's a hunk of raspberry jelly and I also realize this puts me on the same level as the guy that bought a single can of Spaghetti-O's, but my toe hurt.

This guy is funny.

These guys are not. I seriously thought Pat was dead......guess not.

Till later.

Monday, June 25, 2007

More on global warming...

My friend Doug sent me this link. I know everyone has their own thoughts about global warming.....the more info you have to make an informed opinion-the better.


The more I read about the subject the more I realize that Mother Nature is holding most of the cards on this deal. Sure we can heat up the atmosphere but if the sun changes it's output even the tiniest bit.....all bets are off........

I don't think it's any big secret that I'm pretty liberal, so this is good news. Maybe she could run and her husband can stay home.

Cellphones........yeah. I have one but I don't use it much. I got a laugh out of how folks are dropping their cells into the toilet....and what's with ringtones? I'm sure I'm gonna piss somebody off here, but people look like tools when they have one of those candy-ass ringtones go off in the middle of the supermarket.

Is she f**king serious? If she any couth...........she'd stay the hell out of the limelight for a few months.

Interesting poll. Looks like there's lots of folks out there that don't keep up on current events....I guess they don't cover that kind of stuff on American Idol.

This guy oughta be disbarred for being a lousy attorney and an all-around dirtbag. The dry cleaner didn't deserve to go through all that.

Some evenings when I go to work, one of my customers will set my mood for the entire evening....

Last night was one of those nights.

Right around midnight this guy came in dressed like a total hick.....cowboy boots, jean cut-off shorts with suspenders and a belt with the appropriate huge belt buckle, a v-neck white shirt with the sleeves cut off and a dirty white cowboy hat.

Guess what he wanted?


I took him to the correct aisle, he bought one can and left.

God works in mysterious ways sometimes.....

Till later.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

YouTube - White People Dancing.

YouTube - White People Dancing.

I love me some food shows....

I don't really spend a whole lot of time watching TV but I do love watching anything about food.

Here's a few shows I like....

-Hell's Kitchen.....I'd probably knock Gordon Ramsey right on his ass if he smashed food into my chef's jacket like he did to the guy last week. Still fun to watch though and I'm rooting for the Waffle House cook to go all the way.

-Top Chef....This is probably my favorite, kind of an upscale Hell's Kitchen.

-Ace of Cakes.........Duff is a nutjob but his cakes start at 500 dollars. He's doing something right.

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Guy finds the best food and the best people out there on the road.....diner food rules.

-Dinner's fun to watch chefs overcome some obstacles on the way to making something to eat.

-Good Eats with Alton Brown....I'd watch anything with Alton in it...the guy is as much scientist as he is a chef.

Some of the ones I don't watch?

Anything with Rachael Ray. She's just too damn perky.

Bobby Flay......He's a damn good chef and he never let's you forget it.

Emeril.......BAM....give it a rest already dude.

Iron Chef America....I could go either way on this one...depends on who the chef is.

One of my friends is the executive pastry chef at a local hotel....I was talking to him the other evening and he's thinking about sending in a tape for the next cycle of Hell's Kitchen. He's gone as far as he can for the area...he's thinking about moving to Las Vegas next year.

I'd love to see him on the show. He rocks some mighty impressive piercings, he takes them out at work, but I'd imagine they'd want him to keep them all in if he got on the show.

I've actually had this happen to me. I'm not making fun of kids that work as cashiers (okay, maybe I am) but they'd be lost if they didn't have computerized cash registers.

Spoken like a true politician. Hilary is gonna be behind anything that will get her elected.

This dick is an arrogant bastard....I'm thinking he might be the second coming of Satan-the dude is just flat out evil.

91 mph? In New Jersey, isn't that just about the speed traffic moves at?

Only two more points until he beats Nixon...I'm pretty sure he can do it as long as his government lackeys keep pulling stunts like this. Pretty soon, he'll be all caught up to Congress.

If this isn't the weirdest thing you've seen today...........I'd like to see what beats it.

This makes me afraid.

Not much good news.

Ask a silly question............kinda like when I'm making donuts and someone asks me if they're fresh. Sometimes words just fail me.

Till later.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

I hate poison.......

A good buddy of mine just found out he has Lyme Disease.... kinda sucks, I know a couple of folks that have had it and as long as it's caught's not too big a deal. I'm not sure my friend feels that way, he's been feeling pretty crappy for the last couple weeks without knowing why. At least now he knows why he's been feeling like poo.

The poison ivy I have on my legs is driving me nuts when I'm at work. Since I have to wear long pants as part of our dress code, they rub against the poison and all I wanna do is ITCH MY LEGS. It doesn't bother me at home since I pretty much slather on the anti-itch stuff a couple times a day.

Just thought I'd vent.

This weekend, one of our local hospitals are holding a huge used book sale. My wife and our daughter go every year and get all kinds of cool stuff, I might tag along this time and see if I can find anything good. All 4 of us are pretty much addicted to reading.

Assholes in your Federal Government Part opinion? They're ain't enough red carpet in the whole world to roll out for our service people and their families. Especially for the ones that make the ultimate sacrifice for our country. It grinds my ass to read crap like that.

Anybody seen Sicko yet? I'm not a huge fan of Michael Moore but the subject matter interests me. Yeah, I know it hasn't been released yet, but it's widely available if you know where to look.

Dramatic chipmunk.

Who needs an iPod when you can have this?

Somebody asked me where I find all this finds me.


Get well soon Hank!

Till later.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Kitchen hell

I missed the first two years of this show....just started following Year 3. Watching Hell's Kitchen is like seeing an accident about to happen. You know bad things are gonna happen but you can't stand not looking.

Being in the food business, I've had bosses like Gordan Ramsey and in my experience-those kind of folks burn out after awhile or can't get people to work for them. Nobody can be a straight-up asshole like that day in and day out and expect to have a very long career.

I only ever had one boss throw something at me, a district manager threw a loaf of bread at me because he was pissed about something, I caught it and threw it back at him about 3 times harder then he threw it to me. The loaf of bread hit him square in the chest with a thud and that was pretty much the last time he screwed with me.

I guess I'd last about a week on the TV show.....

A couple of my buddies had these when we were kids.....they didn't cost 130,000 dollars back then. Me? I had a VW beetle with 40 rockin' horsepower. Kids today just don't have the same style we used to.

Sometimes cops are real assholes.

Really bad photoshop.

I'll be in a much better frame of mind once I get rid of my poison ivy......that's the last time I attempt to weedwack the poison ivy out of the bougainvillea wearing shorts.

Till later.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Some observations......

My wife, our son and I were shopping at Sam's Club this weekend. My wife remarked about how overweight most of the cashiers were.

I think I know why.

While we were talking about this, we were sitting in the cafe eating 2 foot long hot dogs, a parfait and a garbage can sized soda...all purchased for 4 dollars and 13 cents. If I could buy 2 feet worth of hot dog, a soda and dessert for 4 bucks where I work.....I'd be a fat bastard as well.

I'm not making fun of overweight people because Lord knows...I ain't the skinnest guy on the block, but damn- if you are a big person...dress accordingly. I can safely safely say, nobody wants to see me in a Speedo when I go on vacation in a couple weeks, so here's a few summertime fashion tips for big boned folks from the donut guy.....


-Be well groomed. Nobody likes a fat guy that looks like a slob.

-Wear clothes that fit. Gained a few pounds? Treat yourself to a few new t-shirts at Wal-Mart. Nobody wants to see the bottom third of your stomach.

-Eat at home. Like to pound down 4 or 5 Big Macs at a sitting? Here again, nobody wants to see you eat like a pig in public, go the take-out route and eat like a pig at home.


I'm gonna be careful here and only say one thing....if you are a big girl, please wear shorts or dresses that come close to your knees.......nobody needs to see what your upper thighs look like.

I'm not getting out on my bike nearly as much as I'd like to, but I still like reading about other rider's trips.....this looked like a kick-ass bike trip.

Here's why I disable the low ink warning on all the printers I set up. Just print until the ink runs out.

How to be "with it" if you were around in the 70's. Dig those collars.

This puts a different spin on what being fortunate is like.

Till later.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Eat, sleep, work....repeat 13 times

I am smack dab in the middle of a 13 day stretch of working everyday. Doesn't really put me in the bestest of moods but as usual-lots of folks out there have worse problems so I'll stop whining.

Say what you will about home schooling, but I think this kid needs to hang out with someone else then his mom for awhile. He might be extremely intelligent but he's gonna get picked on when he goes to college. Am I a fan of home schooling? Nope, not unless the parent staying home is a college graduate with a BA in education.

I'm thinking that lots of folks will be suffering from projectile diarrhea in the next couple weeks....the lengths people will go for a quick diet fix never cease to amaze me.

Anyways...........Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.

Till later.

Friday, June 15, 2007

God knows I love the South

God knows I love the South
Another case of a Hollywood star thinking they are more important then they actually are. Hell more then likely become the star of one of those "Where Are They Now? shows in 20 years.

If you follow NASCAR.......the Earth just stopped rotating.

Who doesn't love loose, frequent or explosive stools, gas and oily discharge?...yikes.

Worst business name ever.

This wouldn't surprise me.

Bush oughta just pardon him and get it over with. The President certainly doesn't have to worry about becoming unpopular....

More parents in America should follow the French way of raising children. I know when I was a youngster that my folks were fairly strict and I'm glad they were......sorta.

Just kidding mom and dad.

I guess this guy never heard of cameras equipped with zoom lenses.

This is completely asinine. I wasn't there, but being that she is a former SS agent, I bet it turned into an ego contest at some point.

Anytime you argue with someone that has a badge and a gun.....they automatically win.

Till later.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

I like summer.

I gotta say, I'm throughly enjoying summer vacation so far.....been hittin' the sack before 7AM in the morning and getting up around 2 or 3 in the afternoon.

I consulted with a family that just bought a new computer, one of the things about doing consulting work is that I get to meet some really, really neat people. These folks have 5 very well behaved children....all under the age of 10. Wow. I couldn't imagine, especially since I grew up as an only child.

Do I get to meet any jerks? Not yet, but if I do, you'll never hear me complain about them.....that just wouldn't be cool.

I did get a compliment at my donut job, some lady drives the whole way from Baltimore to buy my donuts every week and she wrote the company to compliment me. I'll probably never get to meet her since I work my magic in the middle of the night, but it's nice to know I'm appreciated.

Sure sucks to be this guy. He brought it on himself, so I don't really feel bad for him.

Toilet water is cleaner than the drinking fountain at a school in North Bend Oregon. Knowing what I do about food sanitation, that's probably true about most public water fountains.

Here's why I don't go on roller coasters.

I love what this guy has done. While I don't work in fast food, it would hurt those folks to take a little more pride in the appearance of what they are making. Overall, I think the Subway sandwich is the only nice looking product and I think a large part of that is the fact that they make it right in front of you. McDonald's should just call their breakfast burrito the "We don't give a shit" burrito.

Here in the wonderful state of can't buy beer in supermarkets. Only at beer distributors and soon they will be able to sell beer in 6-packs. You can buy a huge-ass gun that'll blow a foot wide hole into the side of a deer at Wal-Mart, but God forbid you can buy some beers at the local 7-11. Makes perfect sense to me....but that's because I live in PA and that's how we roll.

I'm amazed I'm not dead. Hell, when I was a kid, we used to play on working railroad tracks, an abandoned clay mine, a closed down dye factory and a defunct brickyard full of rusty old machinery....and a farmer that used to try and scare us by shooting his shotgun over our heads.

.......I think my mom just passed out.

Till later.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Super duper extra busy....

Like I had said previously, you'll see fewer posts this summer, I just have less time to screw around when it's so nice outside.....This past weekend was beautiful, but I didn't ride, my arthritis was killing my left knee. People have worse problems, so I ain't gonna complain.

Been following the latest news on Paris Hilton.....I'm sure you're as tired of it as I am so I'm going put her in the same file Anna went least until she does something constructive.

A gay bomb? I'm thinkin' that someone in the Defense Dept is wearing their necktie a bit to tight and cutting off the circulation to their brain.

At least there's a few guys in the Middle East that have a sense of humor.

Anybody planning on getting a new 600 dollar iPhone when they come out? Even if I had the money.....I think I'd wait for awhile.

Pay attention about one minute in....someone steals his watch.

After this brain hurts.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Toughest one yet..........

I'm working on a client's computer that has to be the most infected I've ever seen. I'm not 100% sure but I think it had some sort of boot sector virus on it. I reinstalled Windows XP and whatever nasty stuff was on it slowed it to a crawl..... I have a utility that overwrites the entire hard drive several times so all that's left is a blinking cursor.....hopefully that will do the trick...

Does the internet seem slow where you're at? This web site tells you where all the network congestion is.

Ever wonder what an 8000 dollar laptop looks like? Holy cow.

I am consulting with a client next week, they want to throw their new Vista machine out the window...I think most of the problem lies with the new UAC system Vista uses and some of their old programs don't work with Vista. I know where they are coming from, I had the same problems when I bought our Vista laptop.

This breaks my heart.............NOT.

I don't use IE7 a whole lot but I played around with this and it's a pretty neat little add-on for IE users.

The family went to go see this movie last night while I was at work. I really wanna see it but I haven't even seen the first two yet......I would imagine by the time I get around to it, it will be on DVD.

According to my web stats, I have readers all over the is what we all eat in a week.

I'd like to work with people like this.

Dig this.

Till later.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

It's that time of year again.........

You'll be seeing less posting from me until school starts back up in September. I usually use the time from when I come home in the morning to when I take Dan to school to blog. Now that I can pretty much hit the sack when I get home from work.....I'll be spending less time screwing around on the internet and less time blogging....and hopefully putting in some quality time on the bike.

Dan bought a bag of Bertie Bott's jelly beans when we were out doing errands the other day. I'm sure glad we had the windows down on the car, because we spit most of them out. Vomit jelly beans don't taste very good.

I'm not sure I'd want to be sitting on this when it flushed.

This guy is a genius, check out the cat's trips at the bottom of the page.

I remember when the Kirby guy came to our house when I was a kid. At the time, my folks weren't exactly drowning in money, so I guess my mom got her sofa cleaned for free because there was no way my parents could afford one.

Speaking about affording stuff...........I can't believe there is a waiting list for the 600 dollar iPhone. That's one helluva lot of money for a phone/PDA.

Drink 5 or 6 beers before you go to this website and it will entertain you until you pass out.

This is something I'd do....I love practical jokes.

This guy has a cool job.

Old guys rule.

Old NASCAR ruled.

This article might piss you off or it might not.....depending on how much money you make and how compassionate you are. (NSFW due to several F-bombs)...Me, I don't care one way or the other although since I work in a supermarket...I've seen folks pay for some really stupid stuff with food stamps.

Here's a quick way to check for viruses.

Butthole surfer. Totally family safe video....honest.

Lawn and Order. I love her picture. What she probably doesn't realize is that if the homeowners association has fined her, she'll have to pay those fines if she ever moves. Some people shouldn't own property.

No limos...........seriously. I don't mean to be one of those guys that say "When I went to school, it was 20 mile walk and uphill both ways" but damn...limos? It'd be different if the kids could use one of these. Damn, that's an ugly car.

Making a dollar in NYC.

Till later.

Monday, June 04, 2007


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As I was waiting to pick up our son from school on Friday....another student backed into my parents car. You know, the one I am borrowing for the summer? Her father was the passenger and he wasn't exactly pleased. I wish I would been in my van because it's already full of dents and scrapes, I coulda cut the kid a break, but seeing how it's not my car and it didn't have a mark on's gonna get fixed.

I certainly earned my money fixing a clients computer this week. I formatted their hard drive and then reinstalled all the applications and saved documents. First time in a while I've configured a computer to use dial-up.....due to the client's location-that's all they have available. I forget how slow it can be....but I suppose it's better then nothing.

If you ever want to get a new computer because the one you have is "slow" get it checked out for spyware and buy more RAM for it first. I installed extra memory in my mom's laptop this weekend which tripled what was in it before....the extra RAM really helps.

Somebody is gonna light my ass up for posting this....

Geek alert.....not too many girls would understand these. Probably not many guys either.

Which side of the fence are you on concerning this? Me? I think he shoulda used better judgment. I think the fact that he's a personal injury attorney factors into some of the bias....

Here's the only thing I amazed by in this 11 year old shot a 50 caliber handgun 16 times in 3 hours? That's a damn big handgun for an 11 year old to handle and I wonder why it took 3 hours for him to kill it with such a big gun.

Sometimes I really wonder.......exactly how dumb is Paris Hilton? I hope her time goes by quickly for her and her 15 minutes of fame are soon up.

I don't post many articles about religion, but this made me laugh my ass off. Go ahead and knock on my door...unless you're selling Girl Scout cookies, you're gonna be looking at a faceful of slammed door.

Read this about Bill Hicks before you decide to click on this link (NSFW and extremely non PC) of his quotes. How come all my favorite comedians are dead?

We got one of those "Netflix" style accounts at Blockbuster were you get 3 movies a month. It's pretty cool, because you can return your watched movies to the Blockbuster and basically double or triple the amount of movies you watch for the money. Our son and I watched Super Size Me on Sunday. It's premise is that the director eats nothing but McDonalds for a month....very good movie.

I also watched Fast Food Nation....quite interesting. Since I make donuts, pies, sweet goods, cakes and a whole bunch of stuff that is quite might think I'm conflicted about my line of work..........


I've been in the business for 31 years and I've never forced anyone to buy the stuff I make. One donut once and awhile won't kill you. Sure, I see folks use poor judgment all the time when they go food shopping but that ain't none of my business......

Is this a freakin' circus or what? It's like putting a dozen monkeys in a large wet paper bag and nominating the first one to punch their way out.

Jennifer Anniston weighs the same as 249 average bowel movements.

Click anywhere on the picture to zoom can zoom way in.

If you get one of these e-mails......delete it.

If this guy can be a baby mind reader.......I'm gonna go into business and do the same thing for peoples pets.

Cocks are banned, tits okay.....I wonder how long bitches will be allowed.

Diet Coke.......yum.

I might not need a jacket next winter.

Evidently, most of the folks returning to NOLA are criminals.

Till later.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Oh my.....

It's that time of the year again....time for me to complain about how hot it is were I work.

Since last summer, our department was moved from one end of the store to the other in a much smaller area. Unfortunately, we have the same amount of heat producing equipment and it seems like it's gonna be a rather warm summer. I took a temp reading last night as I was frying donuts....107 degrees at face level.

Who needs global warming when I have my own personal hell to go to every evening? All I can say is I really look forward to coming home and enjoying the AC.

Been spending the last day or so working on a friends computer....without much success. I hate to tell folks its time to reformat their computer, but this box has 4 rootkits and a myriad selection of spyware programs. Worst one I've seen in awhile. I'm pretty sure I have all their important documents saved but I'm going to go over everything with them before I do anything. On the bright will be like a brand new computer when I'm done compared to how bogged down it is now....

My best friend used to have a LS6 1970 Chevelle when we were in high used to go from 60mph to ohmygod in about 5 seconds. He wishes he woulda never sold it...they are worth big money now. Back in 1977, they were just gas hogs. Why bring this up....I was passed by one on the highway on the way home from work and it brought back lots of good memories. Nothing sounds like a big block with straight pipes.

Awwww, this is cute.

I love those "self-righteous" types of people. I guess he'll know better on his next job....

This made me laugh.

This doesn't make me laugh. Apple sure can be tricky.

Test out your computer. Click on the proceed button at the bottom of the page.

This guy really doesn't like Al Gore. Me? I think he has some interesting things to say, he sure as hell couldn't be any worse then Bush if he got elected. I drive a gas guzzler minivan but it's paid for and it ain't wore out yet so it'll be awhile until I get a Smart Car...

This is kinda spooky....I found a close up aerial shot of our house. How close? If I were standing in my would be able to make out which finger I would be holding up.

Find out how much your neighbors contribute to their favorite candidate. Don't bother looking me up, I'm a cheap bastard.

Passive-aggressive church signs.

Lord, give me a's the sign, too bad the driver didn't pay any attention to it.

Get your reservations now.

Who didn't put their dirty dishes into the dishwasher?

Till later....stay cool.