Thursday, August 30, 2007

I have a wide stance........

What a load of crap. Crap is the appropriate word here.....Not to get too graphic here but guys, you know that you can only go so wide with your "stance" unless you aren't wearing pants or take one leg out of your trousers. I don't care if our politicians are gay, not gay or whatever......but, I do want them to be honest. I love it when a politician screws up and tries to come up with a story to cover their ass. Take your beating and be done with it.

I started with the company I work at back in 1976......I left for a few years back in the late 80's and was rehired by them back in '92. It's great company to work for-they have an outstanding benefits program and a pretty good vacation policy as well.

I kinda forgot that this was my 15th year back and as a result......I get 4 weeks of vacation a year. It's good for me and bad for my poor boss, he has to figure out how to replace me for an extra week that he wasn't planning on. If I wouldn't have left back in the 80's.....I'd be getting 5 weeks of vacation right now, but I guess that's water under the bridge at this point.

How'd y'all like the pictures of our daughter? I'm in the process of digging up some suitable pics of our son to post as well. That's him on my chopper on the top of the page. He's a cool dude.

Not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, I feel bad for the guys being used as the reason for detaining the flight but one the other hand....a bunch of Middle Eastern guys speaking in a different language woulda made me nervous too. Not the most politically correct thing for me to say....just being honest.

Very cool clown story. Flour power:-)

I used to have one of these. It was an okay car except when the air conditioning broke 7 years after I bought it. I wasn't willing to spend 700 dollars on a 700 dollar car to fix it, so I sold it.

This is a damn shame. It's almost embarrassing to admit you're an American.

Somebody help me out here......what the hell is a pimp cup?

Say what you will about Miss Teen South Carolina Lauren Caitlin Upton.....but she sure knows how to make lemonade from lemons. Hat's off to her for not taking herself too seriously.

Today's science break.....we will eventually not be here-this is what it will be like after we're gone.

till later.

Our daughter is almost 20 years old............

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This is Katie from a couple years ago....

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And now.

She sure grew up fast......

till later.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

English news report with the cat lady that owns 130 cats

English news report with the cat lady that owns 130 cats

That's a whole lot of cat poo......

Piss poor customer service

Nothing pisses me off more then poor customer service, it's right up there on my list of Top 5 annoyances.

I went to Borders Books Monday morning to get a couple magazines, at least 10 people in line and one cashier who didn't seem to be in any hurry. Me being the polite person that I am.....I accosted an employee (I yelled to them from about 25 feet away while I was in line) and suggested that they open up a couple of registers. Go ahead, call me an asshole....I'm okay with it.

Next up, I went to Circuit City to buy a mouse.....I waited at the register for a good 2 minutes before anyone even saw me standing there. Here again, I had to make myself heard to some poor clerk (yeah, I yelled again) back in the TV dept, he had me walk back to his register and rung me up.

I hate to say it, but sometimes people working retail just suck. Yeah, sure I know I work retail like millions of other poor saps out there, but damn, jump on the clue train if your business is working with people.

Been working on a clients computer..........I forget how horrid Windows ME is. The OS forgot where it stored the drivers for the mouse, so I had to break out some rusty keyboard commands skills. Actually I had to look them up because I forgot most of them. I'm pretty sure the hard drive is getting ready to crap the bed, so I made copies of all their critical files and pictures from the past 8 years.

You only have to lose all your data once before you learn how hard it sucks to realize you just lost everything you had stored on a now clicking and clacking hard drive. Having learned that lesson.....I always suggest to folks that they back up all the stuff that will make them cry if they lose it.

Ever hear of spam? there's bacn.

I am a fan of 60's music....dig the drummer's hat....he's rockin' in this video as well. My opinion?.........40 years from now-nobody will be singing any of the weak sauce put out in the last 10 years, but they'll still be singing the music from the 60's.

While it's not something I'd install on my certainly is an interesting concept.

If you are one of those folks that say "When I was a kid I walked to school 20 miles a day and it was uphill both ways" ain't got squat on these kids.

Our son is headed back to school today. I don't think he's that overly happy about it, but what 14 year old boy ever wants summer to end? I know when I was 14....I woulda rather took a beating then have to go to school.

till later.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Heal thyself Green Monster.

Got in my van Sunday morning to head down to Lake Redman for a little ridey ride and when I started it up.........all the buttons that stopped working in July started to work again all by themselves. I think I'm just gonna roll with it and not have the repair shop try to "fix" it.

It's scheduled for a state inspection this week, hopefully it will continue to stay fixed. I used to have a Ford Tempo that I used to have to bang on the dashboard to make the radio work, so maybe I'll have to resort to the same thing with my minivan. I hate spending money on vehicles, I'd rather spend it bikes, computers, camera equipment and good ice cream.

Speaking about rides, a few of us had a nice but humid ride down at Lake Redman Sunday morning. We started on Trail 3, went to Trail 4 and finished on Trail 2. Got to talk and ride with my childhood friend Clair who I haven't seen for probably 20 years or so. I was great catching up, he has 2 sons aged 18 and 20......time sure does fly.

One of the guys had his 13 year old son along, Scott did a great job riding and he's also one tough kid. He wiped out crossing a PVC drain pipe. He cracked his helmet, got skinned up and a little rattled. He took a few minutes to shake it off and he sucked it up and finished the ride. Much respect. Me? Hell, I woulda probably curled up into a ball and cried for awhile....I ain't that tough.

I was watching some show on TLC called Flip That House.....pretty neat show, one thing I learned is that prices for houses in California are insane. I saw some guy buy what was basically a 4 room shack for 350,000 dollars, he put about 70 grand into it and sold it for 550,00 bucks. I looked nice when it was done but still.........I think I'll stick to making donuts and fixing computers in my spare time.

My wife and I went to see the Bourne Ultimatum on Just my kind of movie, lots of suspense and awesome car chases. Ya gotta wonder how movie theaters stay in business. Kinda hard to believe people are willing to pay 16 bucks for 2 sodas and a bucket of popcorn. Oh, wait......I paid that much for two soda and a bucket of popcorn. At least the popcorn had free refils....

I'd need to tape a couple of these together.

Do you get it?

How much fun you you have with a car like this. Most everyone on the highway would get out of your way.......except real cops.

If this is the future of America...........Houston we have a problem. Yeah, I'm sure she was nervous, but she shoulda thought about what she was gonna say for a second or two.

I don't get it....Wendy's new commercials are kinda dumb. It doesn't matter- 5 Guys burgers and fries kicks their ass anyways.

I used to watch a ton of NASCAR even my favorite race of the year at Bristol puts me to sleep. I watched the first 150 laps and went to bed. Boring. I liked it better when it wasn't so polished. Maybe they oughta go back to their roots a little bit. That and get a couple more drivers with a personality that ain't afraid to use their front bumper as a horn.

We need more folks like this. Is that cool or what?

I like movies with lots of action, but I'll make an exception for this guy.

I agree with this posters opinion concerning parenting. (NSFW language). When my wife and I were waiting to buy tickets for the movie on Saturday, there was a kid that was crying and moaning so loud it was painful to listen to. When I was a kid-my parents just had to give me the look when we were out in public and I shut my piehole.

There's quite a few war bloggers out there...this guy is one of them and he's a good writer.

I read lots of stuff about how the credit industry is shitting the bed, you have to wonder how it's going to finally crash and burn.....I'm just glad we're 20 years into our mortgage, I think we are done buying houses for the foreseeable future.

These has got to be the ugliest shoes I've ever seen.

Don't fall for this.

Ted needs your help. Lots of folks get jobs while they are in college...what an lazy asshole.

I have to say...this is an excellent idea. I haven't written mine yet but I do want my ashes sprinkled at the local park where I first started riding.
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Getting buried is kinda dumb.

This isn't gonna happen but the end of the article made me laugh.

Signing statements. I think it would be a good idea to ask all the Presidential candidates what they plan to do concerning this issue if they are elected. Of course, I'm sure we'll get straight answers from all the candidates.

Today's science break. I think a lot of humans do this trick as well......

till later.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Our cat likes paper wrapping.............

I got my new camera yesterday...I made sure it worked and packed it up for my birthday. I can hardly wait to use it, but I promised not to bug my wife for an early birthday mums the word until October 12th.

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The cat liked the packaging the camera came in.....

Prime Minister Maliki’s a good guy, good man, with a difficult job, and I support him,” Bush said this the other day...........whenever he says that-it's usually the kiss of death....and it could be literal in this case.

Today's science break............I love astronomy.

I'm going for a ride Sunday morning with an old friend I haven't seen for at least 20's gonna be way cool. I don't know exactly how much riding we'll get done but it'll be very cool to catch up.

If you don't know what "Goatse" is......I'm not gonna tell you where to find it or link to it-that's what Google is for, but before you do, realize that you might pull up a picture of a guy doing something extremely offensive with a body part. Here is a page of people seeing it for the first time. Totally kid and family safe.

Till later.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Comcast Blocking Port 25?

This might be a little geeky, but if you are having problems sending or receiving e mail while using 3rd party e-mail software...........this might be why.

Comcast Blocking Port 25?

It's an easy fix, if you are one of my clients or live in York.....I can fix this for you in a couple minutes.

October in August......

Been kinda rainy, gloomy and cool for the last few days. To be honest-I've really enjoyed the change. Nothing beats falling asleep to the sound of rain hitting the tree leaves right outside our bedroom window.

If there's one thing I am good's sleeping. I think I've been averaging 9 to 10 hours for the last couple days.

Our neighbors behind us woke me up a couple days ago, they got a new dog and the dog and their cat got loose. I was pretty sure the dog was gonna eat the cat for a snack but the dog got pulled off before anything happened.

I love neighbors that have dogs that think it's perfectly okay for the dog to piss, shit and bark whenever and wherever they like. I've lost track of the people I've yelled at to get their dogs off our lawn or out of our flower beds.

Call me the asshole neighbor, but I'm okay with it........

This is way cool if you are familiar with Google Earth.

Sometimes it's tough to be an Orioles's fan. At least they have a nice ball park.

Only in the USA.....we undoubtedly have the dumbest lawmakers in the world.

Boots on the ground call it like it is.

This picture says it all if you're talking about Michael Vick.

6 kids? Oh my. I'm surprised she didn't eBay a couple of them as well.

The Latino version of "300" don't blame me-I didn't write it, I just posted it.

Till later.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Not much to say today.....

Who remembers when this song came out?

The Association - Windy

Yeah, I know I'm an old's still one of my favorite songs.

Till later.

Monday, August 20, 2007

I like these guys............

I have one of their messenger bags, a seat bag and a way cool insulated back pack.

Banjo Brothers determined to build a better bike bag

It's good stuff....

Politics are *funny*

Yeah, I knew I said I wasn't gonna talk about politics as much........but this article strikes me as funny. Why? Because the election is over a year away and these clowns are trying to solve the worlds problems by playing neener, neener, neener.

I almost expect them all to start an Animal House" style food fight or break out into a 3 Stooges routine.

It's getting kind of hard to take anything they say seriously.

Can't they all go away for a few months and come back next year?

I guess that's a dumb question huh?

I was planning on riding my bike yesterday (no, seriously, I was) but it was really damp out and my knees and back were killing me.The knees I'm used to but having back pain and riding a bike isn't a whole lot of fun...

I've discussed joining a gym with my lovely wife, I think I'll be stopping in at the gym close to us to check it out. I mainly like riding spin bikes, although I'd like to have ripped muscles........I think I oughta take it one step at a time and lose some gut first.

I'm just some guy that makes donuts for a living, but at some point.....I'd like to retire. Reading this kind of stuff doesn't make me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. I figure my wife and I have roughly 20 years before we turn into slackers....since a lot of our money is invested in the stocks and whatnot-it would be nice if the world financial market wasn't flushed down the crapper by then.

Heck, by 2027...most everything will probably be a wholly owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart.

Send the lead painted toys to Eastern Europe-niiiice strategy.

This is some sad news. Coal mining is one tough way to make a living and still come home every day.

We can’t have ever-decreasing prices without something eventually being squeezed,” Holy crap, those guys are rocket scientists for figuring that out.

"You can't help but ask yourself ... what should have been done differently,"....yeah, no shit. I'm not an engineer, but I certainly hope the people that inspect bridges, tunnels and all the infrastructure we use learn something out of this.....namely-SPEAK UP when something ain't right.

This is a nice camera. For that much money-I'd be scared to even use it for fear of dropping it or getting it dirty. It would take me a couple months to even figure out all the features.....maybe in another 5 or 6 years it will be down in my price range.

This is kinda random, but friends of ours have one of these sitting in their garage in perfect condition.

Today's art break..........Lost America.

Security theater.....use some common sense.

Who woulda thunk it? Pretty cool battery hack.

If you're not familar with The Onion, they are a parody website.......they posted this back in early 2005. Kinda spooky.

I kinda like the guy in the pink shirt.

Dumbass of the week..... Drinking 8 cans of Red Bull might make your heart stop.

This guy needs new glasses. My wife has a terrible time picking out frames when she gets a new prescription, I went with her last week and helped her pick out a really spiffy pair of frameless glasses.

They make her even prettier then she is already.

Till later.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

I haven't sold my bike yet.....

.....but my lovely wife let me order my birthday, Christmas and next year's Father's Day present............

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Here's the details....

Not sure when it will get here, but it doesn't really matter-I'm not allowed to open it until my birthday in October. Whatever, I'm really gonna get creative with it once I get it and experiment with all the features.

I know they make cameras way more fancier (and expensive) then this one but I think this model has all the features I need for quite awhile. I mainly wanted a camera with better zoom and image stabilization but this one has way more stuff then that. I'll have fun playing around with it for sure.....

Our daughter is back at university and yesterday was our son's 14th birthday. Our daughter called us yesterday and said her room is infested with ants. Yuck. The exterminator is coming on Monday....still it has to be a pain not having any open food in your room.

My in-laws invited us over for steak Saturday night...hard to say no to steak and I probably have the best in laws a guy could have so it's nice to spend some time with them.

Everybody seems to be deserting ship. Now I ain't the smartest guy in the room but it sure seems like everybody is getting out when the getting is good. My mom said she doesn't like all the political content I put in here, so I'll probably lay off on it some......gotta respect your mother.

On me not being the smartest guy in the room..........maybe one of my British readers could help me out with this one....she has 3 nipples? Not to be crude, but where's the third one? Or is having 3 nipples a British expression?

More Chinese lead. It's open season on the Chinese......

This guy owns a bike shop......he takes his Grandma for a bike ride.

A story about 2 dogs......our neighbors dog and cat both got loose yesterday and I thought for sure the cat was gonna get eaten.

I'd say this guy was in the right place at the right time.

This weatherman needs a couple more cups of coffee.....not.

Just a bunch a guys sitting around with erections. (totally family safe video) You have to wonder what the ad agency guys are smoking......

Hoss has a big set and it will only cost you 50 bucks a dose.

What the oldest thing you own? Me? I'm pretty sure it's the rocking chair my dad was rocked to sleep in when he was a baby.

Take a 10 minute vacation to Alaska. I love reading about Jill and her travels.

Till later.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Search stats......

Here's a list of search terms people put into Google and somehow they end up at my site.

I'm sure some of these folks are bitterly disappointed when they see what they got themselves into......

16.67% bike riding
3.33% old printer and vista 2
3.33% bike riding donut guy
drill down
3.33% bicycle ball buster photo

3.33% road bike warrior

3.33% case of beer incident happening in norway

1.67% webgrid freeware

1.67% york pa bike night

1.67% piece of cake tv show torrents
1.67% motorcycle helmet sticker: do i look a fucking people person
1.67% alton waters bike riding drill down 1 1.67% riding a bicycle
1.67% blogger married bicycle europe

1.67% fat guy bicycle seat

1.67% how to change a flat tire, plymouth grand voyager
1.67% bicycle wife scrotum sternum
1.67% 180 degrees earbuds bike

1.67% jesus.sfw

1.67% jell pads

1.67% fat guy in pa

1.67% fat guys riding bicycles

1.67% story about eating donuts and riding bikes
1.67% joie chitwood at york, pa. fair
1.67% pennsylvania biker bar

1.67% what is bike riding good for?
1.67% adam carolla forehead sweat

1.67% razor small wheeled circus bike

1.67% outback bikes tyson

1.67% old guy bicycle picture

1.67% fat guy riding bicycle

1.67% fat guy on the bike

1.67% homo guy biker

1.67% hot guys on bikes

1.67% spongebob carjack clip hillbillies

1.67% bicycle riding

1.67% fat woman riding a bike pictures

1.67% bicycles britney free spirit

1.67% the guy riding a bike game.
1.67% image of guy holding doughnut
1.67% sheep riding york

1.67% rapstars bikes

1.67% girl rides guy

1.67% funny pictures of guys riding bikes
1.67% ace of cakes anna
1.67% 53 bikes and two dead guys how did they die

What the hell's up with the 53 bikes guy?

Just Google "bike riding" and I am number 5..or Google "donut guy" and I am #2..I'm even ahead of Fred.....jeez, I oughta put Google Ad Words on my blog to see if I can make some money.

Those Chinese sure know quality, huh? Looks like someone else is gonna be committing suicide real soon....

Be careful if you get e-cards.

World clock.

I like the guy at the end with the t-shirt and tattoo. Me? I'm not wearing underwear.

Till later.

Just kidding about the underwear-I wear boxers.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Just off the top of my head.....

Welcome to one of those entries that kinda just go all over the place.......

Made in China........I'm sure glad they make more and more of our consumer goods. Maybe we oughta stop using price as the sole decider on who makes all the stuff we use. Goods made in China are less expensive for a reason. You have to wonder why US companies don't do better QA on the stuff they have made there.

This is just weird.

True customer service story #859........

If you want to get good customer service-don't bang on my service counter with your car keys and demand a free cookie....

....because the next week when you come in and run over the hose to your supplemental oxygen tank with your motorized shopping cart and rip the hose right out of your nose and the hose hooks your glasses and sends them flying as well... might have a hard time getting my attention as you frantically attempt to hook yourself back up....because I'm hiding in the walk-in cooler laughing my ass off.

When these guys say the shit is gonna hit the fan.....I'd pay attention.

Elvis mania.....I was never much of a fan. Let's face it, by the time he died while trying to take a poo, he was pretty much a drug addled shell of his former self.

With all the crap going on with athletes doping, dog fighting, drunk driving, etc.....this dude is a true role model in my book.

We're #42 and falling.

Need a good laugh? Watch this video newsclip. Do the math, baby.

She shoulda called Consumer Reports. Criminals sure are stupid. At least she wasn't wearing duct tape.

Somehow, they should figure a way out for customers to use their own vehicles instead of a roller coaster car. It would be like a license to print money.....

Mom and Dad seem like losers but the security guards were even dumber. I'm thinking the guards should probably get fired at the very least. Sure, they were in a tough spot but damn-they didn't think out there actions very well.

Nightclubs.......last time I was in one was at least 20 years ago. A friend of mine was on leave from the Air Force so we stopped by a local club for a couple of drinks. We noticed lots of guys but not many girls. It wasn't a big deal to either of us because we were both married, but after my buddy got hit on by a guy...we figured out that we were there on "Guys Night", we still laugh about that.....I'm sure we made a nice couple.

I finished loading Freespire into my extra far, I like it. It has to be the easiest version of Linux I've tried so far.

Without a doubt, my favorite British blogger...if we ever meet up-the drinks are on me.

It's gonna be a little more lonely around here..........our daughter goes back to school tomorrow. My poor wife will just have us boys around to bug her.....

I couldn't agree more.

Finally..........Bush is starting to make sense.

Till later.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Dad of the year........

Last night at work, I had a customer come in to purchase a birthday cake for her daughter, I asked him if he'd like something written on the cake. The guy was able to pronounce his daughter's name but wasn't able to spell it, so the poor kid just got "Happy Birthday" Unbelievable.

Nice....all we have where I work are pictures of recent shoplifters. If the folks that steal stuff put as much work into a real job as they do stealing....they'd probably make more money. Most folks that attempt shoplifting in our store have no idea how many damn cameras we have.

Any fairly large retail store is gonna have undercover loss prevention people roaming around and someone watching the cameras during peak shopping periods. When they come in to shoplift during off-peak hours-they stick out like a sore thumb.

You might be a redneck if...............

All about teen drinking. I agree with the age of 21 to legally purchase alcohol unless you are active military.....if you're old enough to die for your country-then you're old enough for a drink.

Cat tattoo with included belly, yuck?

Till later.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Don't take things literally.........

I don't mention where I work at on the blog because I wouldn't be able to tell stories like this one......

The other night a customer called an to order a cake, no problem... I take down her info but she wasn't sure what she wanted for an inscription so I told her she could call back in the morning and talk with a decorator for ideas.

I filled in the area of the cake order form where it says "inscription" with "customer will call"

I guess the customer must have forgotten to call or something but guess what was written on her cake when she came in last night to pick it up......Oh well, at least the customer had a good sense of humor, actually she couldn't stop laughing and insisted on taking the cake as is. I love people with a sense of humor.

I'm having all kinds of fun on Facebook.....seriously, I don't know what the hell I'm doing. I think I joined some group that liked donuts but I'm not I said previously-I'm pretty much a goober with social networking stuff.

Facebook is extremely fun but I really wish it woulda been around when I was a kid. I coulda went to a different party every night of the week.

........on second thought, maybe it's good that it wasn't around back then.

In other news, the UK lottery keeps e-mailing me wanting me to pick up my seems that I've won 4.6 million pounds.

Pounds of what? They don't go into detail in the e-mail.

It's time for the first straw poll. I seriously think they need to tank this voting concept and have all the candidates participate in a cage match. John McCain would kick all their pansy asses. Not that i like John all that much, but he is a tough MF'er.

For the general election next year....I think they should do something like American Idol only let the candidates audition and answer call in questions. Make them sing a song, dance a little bit and answer all the questions in under 10 words. Text in your favorite, badda bing...your next president.

Now I ain't the smartest guy in the world, but every foam beer cooler I've ever had usually falls apart inside of a year....why the hell do they coat the space shuttle with it?

"This record is not tainted at all. At all. Period,''..............yeah, right.

This is an interesting take on the Olympics. My opinion....I think they should be in Greece permanently. And everybody should play naked.

Oh dear Lord......I'm going into food coma.

Till later.

Friday, August 10, 2007


I'm on Facebook.

I have no idea why, but I thought it was kinda's all about social networking I guess. Actually, I'm just kinda of a noob and like to play around with stuff. I actually have no idea what the heck I'm doing so don't blame me if I throw a sheep at you by accident. So far I've made friends with our daughter, one of my nieces and a couple of our daughters friends.

If you are looking for's a great website and besides, you can never have too many friends.

I sure hope I don't embarrass any of my family, but I'm sure I will.

Our daughter and my wife are out in Ohio visiting Cedar Point overdosing on rollercoaster while Dan and I are holding the fort down at home for the next couple days. Neither Dan or i are coaster fans whatsoever, so we elected to stay home and not make the rest of our family miserable.

On the way back from Ohio, my wife is going to drop our daughter off in the woods somewhere so she can go camping with a couple of boys......actually they are classmates of hers from school and they are all gonna hang out for a couple days before they start classes on Thursday.

Honest, I'm not picking on blondes.......but it's dumb joke time.

A blind man wanders into an all girls biker bar by mistake.

He finds his way to a bar stool and orders some coffee. After sitting
there for a while, he yells to the waiter, "Hey, you wanna hear a
blonde joke?"

The bar immediately falls absolutely silent. In a very deep, husky
voice, the woman next to him says, "Before you tell that joke, sir,
I think it is only fair -- given that you are blind -- that you
should know five things:

1. The bartender is a blonde girl with a baseball bat.

2. The bouncer is a blonde girl.

3. I'm a 6 foot tall, 175 lb. blonde woman with a black belt in karate.

4. The woman sitting next to me is blonde and a professional

5. The lady to your right is blonde and a professional wrestler.

Now, think about it seriously, Mister. Do you still wanna tell that

The blind man thinks for a second, shakes his head, and mutters,

"No, not if I'm gonna have to explain it five times.".......

I told ya it was a dumb joke....

I'd go along with this insanity if we could also move up the general election....the sooner the better because the guy we got in there now has trouble remembering stuff.

Who said golfers are athletes? Certainly not John Daly. He's having a bad year, he's only made 180,000 dollars so far.....I'd like to have a bad year like that.

We have one of those laser pointers that drives our cat nuts.....this laser pointer would set her on fire.

How many have you mangled?

Till later

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Smoking Video

Smoking Video


I'm not gonna complain about the heat.......

Yeah, I know I usually bitch about how damn miserably hot I am at work........but I've complained my last.

Last night I reunited with an old co-worker I haven't seen for over 20 years. Turns out my buddy is a Master Gunnery Sargent with the Marines and he just got back from a tour in Iraq. Our meeting was totally by chance, he stopped in the store to get groceries (he's in the area visiting family) and we spotted each other at the same time.

It was great to shoot the breeze and catch up....according to what my friend says- going to Iraq for the first time and getting off the plane was like stepping directly into least temperature-wise.

He's been there for 2 tours already and he's going back for another next year unless something drastic changes-from his viewpoint and his personal opinion...we're gonna be in the region for a long time.

I hope he's wrong but in my heart I know he's probably right....

Anyways, I not gonna complain how hot it is anymore because I don't have to wear a 50 pound pack, body armor or have people trying to kill me when I'm making donuts.

Things could be worse..........

I just finished reading this article in Consumer Reports. It's not that people try to download malware.....I'm finding that folks just don't know any better. One "free" screensaver or e-card can wreck your whole hard drive.

If you're in the market for an Xbox 360....wait for awhile. Me, I'm getting ready to sell a kidney to fund my camera purchase.....

If you live in Florida......go ahead and light my ass up, but you folks have all the winners down there. Nothing wrong at all with being gay, just tell the truth and own up to your lack of proper judgment like any other common criminal being busted for prostitution.

Congress rolls over and plays dead. What the hell are they thinking? I won't forget when I vote next year.

Where we live....these kids would be run over by some latte drinking cell phone talking soccer mom/NASCAR dad. Pennsylvania has the shittiest drivers in the country.

Is it art or a giant ass-bag?....I'm thinking ass-bag.

RSS in Plain English....this is a good video for folks that don't know what RSS is.

You know what they say about guys with big feet.......

Guy recovers from a rattlesnake NOT click this if graphic injury pictures disturb you. What the doctors did with the skin and muscle grafts was amazing.

This is a serious problem......bridges got the best grade.

Till later.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

I thought I was gonna die.........

My friend Hank and I were supposed to go out for a ride early Monday morning, we had to cancel because it was raining. After a couple hours, it cleared up so I decided to run some errands on my bike.

I shoulda stayed inside, dear God was it ever humid outside. I did about 20 miles and I thought I was gonna hurl a lung by the time I got back to the house. Gotta say thanks to the dude that invented air conditioning.......ain't nothing better then opening up the door to the house and feeling the whoosh of that cool dehumidified air hit you in the face.

The best part of the whole ride was seeing a bumper sticker from this web site. I ordered a hat, I'm sure I'll be popular with my Republican next door neighbor.....I don't know how anyone could seriously argue that 43 is a good President....or even an average one for that matter.

It's all about the miles that your food travels before you eat it.

This has to be one of the worst TV commercials ever.....and this one is a close second place.

Dr. Mosley needs to go outside once and awhile.....

Check out the video at the end of this article.....if a 12 year old can do many crooks out there can do it?

This young lady was very lucky. If she learned one thing......I hope she learned to back up all her important stuff onto another computer or portable hard drive.

If you're on's some games to add to your profile....or some cool new wallpaper for your desktop.

My dad used to do this....maybe not to the extent of the guy in the video, but we shamed him into getting a buzz cut when his part was right above his ear. He looks so much better now...

Till later.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Saturday, August 04, 2007


17 kids? OMG. I'm not sayin' that's good or bad but damn.......that's a lot of mouths to feed and send to college. Hell, maybe they can start their own college.


So that's what's wrong....appropriate picture in the article.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Less tea, more water.........

I sorta got into the habit of drinking diet green tea. Lots of diet green tea. So much so that it's affecting how I sleep......soooo, I'm gonna be drinking lots more water and lots less tea.

I'm sure everyone has been reading the papers or been watching TV over the past few days....ain't a whole helluva lot of good news going round lately...I was going to write a little about our current administration and how corrupt they are...but I think I'll save that for later. There is enough bad news out there already.....

I hope this makes you picture you'll see today.

Till later.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Time for everything...........

...except for writing on this blog.

I heard a NPR podcast last night that discussed the merits and disadvantages of bottled water. Me? I'll drink bottled water over tap water every time. It might be my imagination, but our local tap water smells funky. It tastes fine, but since smell is a large part of's gonna be bottled water for me.

The last couple days........I haven't been feeling 100%. Not sure if I had some kind of bug but I slept a total of 18 hours late Sunday into Monday. Feeling much spiffier now-I'm dying to get out on a decent ride to test out my new handlebars.

I started working on a client's computer last thing I've learned about spyware is that it loves company. If you miss one nasty little program, it re-invites all it's buddies back to the party. This particular computer needed to have it's hard drive wiped, it popped up at least a half dozen pop-up ads on start up and bogged down to a standstill in less then a minute. It's just easier to start over sometimes....

I've been watching a BBC TV show called James May's 20th Century. Good stuff, I wish we had more TV like that here in the USA. Also been watching Planet Earth...same deal, the BBC puts out some great TV.

I'm not saying that the Senator is guilty of anything, but .......not many folks have the FBI come to their house and have all their possessions inventoried.....

Laser printers are as unhealthy as smoking? Who knew????

Awwww....cute kitty.

Till later.