Thursday, December 27, 2007

Number 1000

Woo Hoo.....this is post number 1000!

How exciting! .....well not really all that exciting, but it's still a milestone, just the same ole stinkeye as most other posts.

Everybody seems to be doing those "Year in Review" articles in the media. Me? Nah, I'm gonna do the "Donut Guy's Top Ten Things He Hopes Happens in 2008"

Mmmm, that's not a clunky title is it?

Here goes....(in no particular order)

#10 I'd like to see Britney Spears, her sister, her sisters baby, her mom, Kevin Federline, her kids and the rest of her family all move back to Louisiana and stay there.

#9 Just elect a damn president already!...and make a new rule for 2012-no campaigning until January 2nd 2012.

#8 I'd like to see more normal people doing heroic things in the media instead of the normal "douchebag of the week" reporting we have now.

#7 I hope we never hear about Anna Nicole Smith, her kids, her mom, her ex husbands, lawyers, lovers or ex security guards ever again. I'm not holding out much hope on this one......let the poor woman rest in peace.

#6 The "War on Terror".....can someone please explain to me exactly what this war is? Is it the same as the "War on Drugs"? what's next?....the "War on Global Warming"?

#5 I hope we don't have to read about some dumb-ass celebrity going into rehab, getting arrested for drunk driving, getting pregnant before they are married (yeah, I'm old fashioned that way), getting out of a car and exposing their genitalia or any other stupid shit. Probably wishful thinking on my part.

#4 I'd like to see Apple stay with the same damn product for more then 6 months. I have an iPod Nano that's less then 1 1/2 years old that's already obsolete. I like their stuff but they piss me off because as soon as I buy something-they improve it a couple months later.

#3 I'd like to see Bluetooth earpieces outlawed unless your are driving. Let's face it, folks that use them and walk around talking to no one in particular look like assholes.

#2 I'd like to see a mandatory 1 year prison sentence in Federal PMITA prison for first time DUI offenders. 2nd offense? 5 years. 3rd offense? Life in prison. Drunk drivers kill.

#1 Jeez, would it be that damn hard for us to all get along and manage to not kill each other? I don't know, I've managed to co-exist with my fellow man for 48 years without killing anyone, it's can't be that damn hard.

till later....

How was everyones Christmas?

Sorry for not posting for a couple days, I had two work shifts separated by about 8 hours......just enough time to get some sleep and a bite to eat but not much else.

I'd have to say my lovely wife was fairly blown away with her Christmas gifts...since she reads this blog, I had to be careful not to give any hints away. I suck at keeping secrets, to be honest-I can't believe I pulled it off.

First the small stuff....the kids and I went out Monday and got some really neat stocking stuffers. The normal kind of stuff, nice warm PJ's, socks, a new umbrella and a new pair of Crocs. I was looking at them and bought myself a pair of them because a co-worker was telling me how comfortable they are to wear.

I have to admit-they look kinda goofy but they are way comfy. I thought about it for a couple minutes and we went back into the shoe store and I bought my wife a pair as well, she spends lots of time on her feet at work and has a bad hopefully they'll help.

Next up..........I got my wife a kayak. I don't think she saw this one coming, she took lessons early this year and seemed to enjoy it quite a bit. One of my friends had a kayak he was willing to barter with-I'm either going to trade one of my bikes or I'll be setting up a network in his new house when he settles in.

After that.....the kids and I wrote notes for my wife telling her just how wonderful a person she is and what she means to all of us....she is definitely one special person to all of us.

And for the finale.......since it's gonna be our 25th anniversary this upcoming April....I got her a
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......a nice ring....a few months early.

I think she likes it....and she was totally surprised. Like I said previously, I suck at keeping secrets.

We always spend Christmas Eve at my in-laws with all the family.....all I can say is all of my nieces and nephews are growing up! My father-in-law enlisted my help in getting my mother-in-law a new digital camera.

I found her a really nice one with easy to use features.....she was a little timid about all the buttons until I told her I had everything set to "automatic" and all she had to do was use the on/off button and the button that takes the picture and she could ignore all the other buttons.

Christmas day we spend at my parents with my in-laws and my sister-in-law. Had a great day with my folks and watched a few episodes of "Survivorman"....that's a wild show-I know that if I got stuck in the wilderness-I'd be pretty much screwed....unless there was a Burger King close by.

My mom made home-made ravioli this year......I think I went into food coma......speaking of food-I really need to start watching what I eat in the mornings before I hit the sack.

The knees ain't gonna be up to much extra work, I think I'll set one of my bikes up on the trainer and do some light spinning until it warms up. I miss the daily exercise...hopefully my knees will be okay with some easy workouts.......I really need to drop about 20 pounds and like my lovely wife pointed out-it'll be easier on my knees. She's right, as usual-that's why I love her so much.

I worked a a really weird work schedule the past couple days-the 26th I went in at 4 AM and then went back in at 9 PM.....I like working with my co-workers but all them were sick yesterday!

I hope I don't catch anything from them.....neither one of them probably should have been there-they were sneezing and coughing up a fit. one of the benefits of working by myself is that I rarely get anything more serious then a cold from time to time.....although it does get kinda lonely with just me and the donuts.

Till later.

Monday, December 24, 2007


Christmas shopping ain't so bad. long as you do it early in the morning.

The kids and I headed out at 6:45AM yesterday morning to do some Christmas shopping for my lovely wife.

Not many people out and we got everything (and more) we were looking for.

Y'all have a very Merry Christmas.

till later.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Yay.....Christmas is almost here!!!!

I'm done with my last shift before more renditions of Silent Night played on a banjo until next year.

Later today, me and my kids are gonna shop for some stocking stuffers for my lovely wife. Hopefully Wal-Mart won't be too crowded at 7 AM but I'm not counting on it.

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My wife gave me a hard time because I brought the whole package up from the garage instead of one or two rolls at a time.....what's the big deal, we're gonna use it eventually, right?

Our family loves to play Rummikub, we played several games last night before I went to work and it's always a fun time. Imagine 4 fairly intelligent people trying to outwit and out play the others with distracting commentary thrown's a hoot.

101 ways to make money at me, if I could write blogs for a living, I'd do it in a New York minute. I like writing way more than I like to make donuts. Since I have a reader base of about 200 people.....I'm gonna need a lot more readers and I'd have to get a whole lot better at writing to be successful.

till later.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Ho,ho,ho damnit.

They've switched our muzak at work over to Christmas songs 24/7.

We get to listen to some of the worst renditions of Christmas music possible interspersed with commercials of Rachel Ray selling snack crackers every 10 minutes. Is there anything that woman doesn't sell?

There's also a commercial for Cool Whip, but it since the PA speakers are blown's mostly unintelligible.

Ain't nothing worse then listening to Frosty the Snowman played on a banjo 15 or 20 times a night.

Actually, there is something and western Christmas music.

Thank God I only have 2 more shifts before I'm off for the holiday....I need an AC/DC transfusion.

You thinking what I'm thinking? This guy oughta join up with the BMG.

AT&T's best-selling ringtones of the year......anyone else think having songs as ringtones on a cellphone is a dumbass idea? If my cell gets a call, I want it to sound like a phone, not like someone is in my pants pocket singing.

till later.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

White House fire........

White House confirms the following records destroyed in the 3rd floor fire: New UPDATES

It serves 125, takes eight hours to cook and is stuffed with 12 different birds ... now that really IS a Christmas dinner | the Daily Mail

PETA can't be very happy about this......

It serves 125, takes eight hours to cook and is stuffed with 12 different birds

The Largest Known Star

We aren't even a dot.

The Largest Known Star

I poke fun...........

Yup, that's what I do on this here blog from time to time. Somebody e-mailed me (my email address isn't that hard to figure out) and chewed my face off for making fun of Jamie Lynn Spears.

All I can say is......guilty as charged.

It's not gonna stop me from poking a little fun at stupid people if I think they deserve it.

Maybe the condom broke or she missed a pill or something but Jamie sure ain't setting a very good example for her 12 year old fans.

At least she's fairly well off and can take care of her offspring.

Her big sister, on the other hand...............and her mom?

Lynne Spears' upcoming book on raising her children has been delayed indefinitely....ya think?

I hope he feels better, but I still think he's a nutjob. I don't mean he's a little off-center.....I think he's full on crazy.

A church doesn't always have to look like a church. My favorite church is out in the middle of the woods.

I just realized......this post has religion, politics and teen pregnancy....I better stop while I can.

Till later.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas light overload...

I don't know if this is the best display ever, but it sure is purty.....

YouTube - Music Box Dancer

It's Christmas when?

Maybe I'm somewhat insulated from all the commotion surrounding the holiday season.......but for some reason it sure doesn't seem like Christmas should be here yet. Perhaps it global warming screwing around with the seasons this year, but it's really hard to believe that next Tuesday is the big day.

Everyone in our family with the exception of my wife have already received their "big" presents. I got my camera, our daughter also received a new camera and our son got his Xbox 360 and we are all playing with our new toys...

...everyone except my lovely wife and she's gonna have to wait until next Tuesday for hers. I never let her touch or shake any of her presents, she has this innate ability to tell exactly what is in each box. So no hints, shakes or looks for her.

Go Navy. How damn cool is that? I woulda had a hard time watching the rescue from the cruise ship as well.

Oh man, this makes me wanna puke.

Jamie is pregnant......she's shocked. No one else is.

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I bet Britney and Jamie's mom started them early.

What's all this crap about Intelligent Design? What about Pastafarism?

This guy could easily be my role model.

More political stuff.............skip the link if you're not inclined. You clicked it anyways, didn't you?

This would be the best gag ever.....

CBS does a write up on Ron Paul. The comments are just as good as the article. Can the guy win? Who the hell knows, but he didn't win ten terms in Congress by accident...he must be doing something right.

Maybe I drank one too many bottles of cheap wine or something back in the late 70's.....but I really liked #2 on this list.

Maybe I have a twisted sense of humor, but I was the only person in the family that laughed when my nephew Steven (who was 5 years old at the time) tried to stick a nickel into a power outlet and tripped a breaker at my in-laws house. He learned his lesson, I'm pretty sure he stopped doing dumb shit after that.

Till later

Monday, December 17, 2007

Stupid TV........

This is my kind of television drama., not really. You have to wonder what the folks at ABC and smoking/drinking/huffing. I know there's a writers strike going on, but damn......

I kinda stick to documentaries, and the stuff on the Discovery Channel for the most part. I feel for the people that go home after the taping of the show in the above link and get to see what an idiot they were on TV when they turned down 100,000 grand and ended up with butkus. Me? Stick anything over 50 grand in my face and I'm takin' it and not looking back.

Just for the public wife is a pretty damn good mechanic.

One of her headlights blew out over the weekend, I went to the parts store, the guy gave me a duplicate of the light I brought him but it didn't fit when I went to replace it.

Couple problems....he gave me the wrong number bulb (they look almost identical) and the bulb I gave him was the high beam bulb. The low beam bulb was the one that was burnt out. What took me about 1/2 hour to fumble around with and unsuccessfully fix with took my wife about 15 minutes including the return trip to the parts store. My wife? She's good....I think I'll keep her.....or more correctly, .......hopefully-she'll keep me.

America........the world's number 1 tourist destination. Sometimes I wonder if our federal employees have any common sense.

This is're only as old as you act. In my case....that's about 14.

Here's a saint that should be popular on college campuses.

I'm old..........I used to kill at this video game.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the can.

I don't know about you, but Heino kinda scares me.

"I want a dyke for President"........don't click the link if you're not open-minded.

John McCain eats his own words. It's not really his fault, just about all politicians like to hear themselves talk and Meet the Press just caught him not remembering what he said 15 years ago.

Mmmmmm bacon.

I don't work at a bar, but I know exactly how this guy feels.

A collection of "Parent of the Year" candidates.......

The Rolling Stone set would be worth it just for the Hunter S. Thompson articles.

till later

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Took us about 5 minutes..........

...and we're all done decorating the outside of the house.
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That's our daughter on the stepladder.

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The obligatory beauty shot....nice, huh?

Things to think about.........

Important things........


Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting weak?

Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they know there is not enough?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word 'lisp'?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?

When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, 'It's all right?' Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, 'That hurt, you stupid idiot?'

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

Don't blame me, I didn't write any of them, I just swiped'em off of someone else's web site.

Till later

Hmmmmm, what's in the box?

(She sure seems surprised.)

One big headache............

Been gone for a few days........Thursday night I developed the migraine from hell. I get headaches once and awhile but this one was a killer. It was the first time I've ever gone to the doctor for a headache.

I really wanted to dig out my eyeballs with a screwdriver and stick my head in a bucket of ice water-the pain was pretty damn bad for several hours Thursday night. I feel for folks that suffer from migraines all the time-not sure what triggered mine but hopefully it won't happen again for awhile.

Anyways, on Friday my doc fixed me up with some good drugs and I slept for 14 hours Friday night. Once I finally woke up Saturday-the headache was 95% gone and I felt good as new.......I even helped my wife put up a new shower rod in one of our bathrooms and hardly dinged the wallpaper at all.

I did manage to make one of the holes I drilled about 3 times bigger then it needed to be but the flange on the shower rod covered it up so no-harm-no foul. If you can't see the screw up...does it really exist?....I think not.

Our daughter is home on break for Christmas, it's really nice to have the whole family under one roof even if it's only for a few weeks.

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Our son put up the Christmas tree and the cat has found a new home. For some reason, the cat enjoys chewing on the plastic branches, hopefully she won't chew on one of the light strings when they're on.....110 volts and cats probably aren't a good combination.

I did go back to work Saturday night and just as I was getting done.......our store lost power. Kinda sucks, but it coulda been a lot worse as none of the bakery equipment is powered by the emergency generators.

Donuts aren't exactly an emergency, I think the generators just power a few lights, the computers and the freezers, so I lucked out big time.

Been lots of stuff in the papers lately about baseball and all the drug use that's been going on.......I say-let'em dope it up and take as many drugs as they want-the only people they are hurting are gonna be themselves.

It's not like it's the Olympics- they aren't cheating another country out of any gold medals.....if they can hit 900 foot homers-I say go for it. Make it just like professional wrestling and have cage matches after the games....whatever sells tickets. Of course I jest about the professional wrestling aspect of it, but really...the only people the baseball players are hurting are themselves.

There's also the usual crap in the news about the upcoming election and the normal spew coming out of Washington......I am so glad we only have one more year of Bush.....I just hope the country can make it for 13 more months without imploding.

Before I drifted off into a haze Friday night....I watched our son play Call of Duty 4 on his Xbox 360 for awhile. I remember when I bought my first video game system....anyone old enough to remember Pong?

Those were the days.

I am so getting one of these when I can save up the money. 400 bucks is a lot of money to spend on a gadget, but I still want one really bad.

I was planning on putting XP on our daughters laptop, but the more I researched it-I think it's gonna have to stay running with Vista. She bought it at Best Buy and while it's a very nice laptop for the price she paid- it turns out that Best Buy had these Sony Vaios specially made for Black Friday and they have all the drivers for Vista online at Sony but none for XP, so it's gonna be extremely difficult to "downgrade" it to XP.

I'm gonna throw 3 gigs of RAM into it, so that will help it run at least halfway decent.

Sounds like I'm bagging on runs fine as long as you throw tons of RAM at it and have a decent dual core processor. I've set up a couple Vista machines with 1 gig of RAM and they were painfully slow.

It's almost enough to give a guy a migraine............

till later.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Happy Birthday Mom........

If you're a long term reader of this blog, you know I consider myself a very lucky man.

I have the best wife a guy could ever have, 2 wonderful children, great in-laws and extended family, a great dad and last but not least-a great mom.

As days go-this is a biggie-my mom's birthday is today-she was born 60 some years ago (I'm not sayin' her age) in Baltimore. She is the best mom I guy could hope to have and she did (and continues to do) a wonderful job of being a mom and a grandmother.

Happy Birthday mom and we all love you bunches:-)

PS-I'll even forgive you for taking a picture of me taking a poop when I was 5 years old.

Love, your son.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

It never gets old...........

Been setting up new computers and fixing up sick ones for about a year now. Nothing more fun then opening up boxes with thousands of dollars worth of computers inside and getting to set all those PC's up. Sounds kinda boring but since I'm a geek........I dig it.

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Gotta thank Hank for the pic....

In addition to being a geek....I'm also a science nut. This is a good article about Voyager.

I need one of these. For anyone that knows me.......that's no big surprise.

Fits on a keychain nowadays.

This is kinda long but, dammit I love it when a plan comes together.

If Dick Cheney Didn’t Have Government Care, ‘He’d Probably Be Dead Now’.

It's amazing any of us are here.

I'm gonna apply for a job here......I'd fit right in.

Surf's up......way UP.

Free Microsoft software........there's a catch (you knew there would be) have to participate in a survey from Microsoft for 3 months and let them track your usage.

Ed from Oklahoma (CycleDog) is in the middle of an ice storm....check out his pictures.

This is pretty nifty......I use the "thump" method. I back up and the rear bumper goes "thump" against whatever is behind me. That's the beauty of driving an old minivan-no need for fancy electronics.

till later.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Random thoughts........

I figured out how to share the music and TV shows on my laptop with the Xbox 360 downstairs......pretty cool technology. I can bit torrent a TV show and instead of burning it to a DVD, I can just stream it to the TV and watch it.

My next project is getting my parents WiFi working properly....ever since they went over to DSL, I haven't been able to enable WEP or WPA encryption on their wireless router. I did put a utility on their computer that locks down access to any of the files if someone signs onto their wireless network, but that's kind of a stopgap measure. The wireless router is a few years old, I'm gonna attempt to update the firmware....wish me luck.

I'm gonna go nuts listening to our store Muzak until Christmas is minute they're playing Michael Jackson singing a song about sitting on Santa's lap and the next minute they're playing Combat Rock from the Clash.

Ten minutes after guessed it-Burl Ives belts out "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas"

I'm thinking about gluing something over the speaker grills of the intercom system in the ceiling of our's gonna be a long 3 weeks.

I'd enjoy Christmas a lot more if we forgot all the commercial crap and brought the holiday back to it's original purpose which is.....

.... celebrating Santa Clause's birthday.

I kid of course, but you know how you act on Christmas and try and be on your best behavior? I'd like to see everyone try to do that everyday. There'd be a lot less people getting blowed up and killed if we could all just have some decent manners.

I'd be willing to start by not giving the finger to anyone that cuts me off in traffic. It's a small price to pay but I'd be willing to do it if it made the world a better place.

If I'm on my bike and you cut me off in your car? Screw that-you're gettin' the finger.

I was reading People magazine and saw the article where bloggers were calling Jennifer Love Hewitt out for being fat. I saw the pictures of her in her bikini..........what the hell are they talking about? She looks perfectly normal to me. No wonder young teenage girls get eating disorders with press like that.

I'm glad I'm not famous, they'd have a field day with me. There would be pictures of me picking my nose or my ass on the front page of the Star every week......because lets face it, we all pick our noses or dig in our butt crack once and awhile......don't worry-I wash my hands before I handle food at work.

Weird......what's even weirder is the "Customers Who Bought Items Like This Also Bought" section below the main selection....hmmmm.

I'm sure they all taste marvelous, but the last one looks like a meteorite between two hamburger buns.

If you ever had the tiniest hope that President Bush was a good and honest person......this press conference should crush that thought. Seriously? I think Shrub commits 20 or 25 key words to memory and makes up sentences as he goes January can't get here soon enough.

We get both here at the Donut Guy's house and they are totally worth the money. If you are gonna buy anything electronic or just about anything else, it's at least worth it to sign up for the online version.

Why food costs more then it did last year. Me? I'd rather have less expensive food and drive a smaller car.

Tom Waits....Christmas card from a hooker in Minneapolis.

till later.

Not much going on.......

Let's be honest...just about all the news this week was crappy so I'm gonna post up a joke my sister-in-law sent me and call it a day..........

Wrapping Presents With A Cat

1. Clear large space on table for wrapping present.

2. Go to wardrobe and collect bag in which present is contained, and close door.

3. Open door and remove cat from wardrobe.

4. Go to cupboard and retrieve rolls of wrapping paper.

5. Go back and remove cat from cupboard.

6. Go to drawer and collect transparent sticky tape, ribbons, scissors, labels, etc.

7. Lay out present and wrapping materials on table, to enable wrapping strategy to be formed.

8. Go back to drawer to get string, remove cat that has been in the drawer since last visit, and collect string.

9. Remove present from bag.

10. Remove cat from bag.

11. Open box to check present, remove cat from box, replace present.

12. Lay out paper to enable cutting to size.

13. Cut the paper to size, trying to keep the cutting line straight.

14. Throw away first sheet because cat tried to chase the scissors and tore paper.

15. Cut second sheet of paper to size by putting cat in the bag the present came out of.

16. Place present on cut-to-size paper.

17. Lift up edges of paper to seal in present, wonder why edges now don't reach, and find cat between present and paper. Remove cat and retry.

18. Place object on paper, to hold in place, while cutting transparent sticky tape.

19. Spend next 20 minutes carefully trying to remove transparent sticky tape from cat with pair of nail scissors.

20. Seal paper down with transparent sticky tape, making corners as neat as possible.

21. Look for roll of ribbon; chase cat down hall and retrieve ribbon.

22. Try to wrap present with ribbon in a two-directional turn.

23. Re-roll up ribbon and remove paper that is now torn, due to cat's enthusiasm in chasing ribbon end.

24. Repeat steps 12-22 until down to last sheet of paper.

25. Decide to skip steps 12-16 in order to save time and reduce risk of losing last sheet of paper. Retrieve old cardboard box that you know is right size for sheet of paper.

26. Put present in box, and tie down with string.

27. Remove string, open box and remove cat.

28. Put all packing materials in bag with present and head for lockable room.

29. Once inside room, lock door and start to re-lay out packing materials.

30. Remove cat from box, unlock door, put cat outside door, close door and re-lock.

31. Lay out last sheet of paper. (Admittedly this is difficult in the small area of the bathroom, but try your best!)

32. Seal box, wrap with paper and start repairs by very carefully sealing down tears with transparent stick y tape. Now tie up with ribbon and decorate with bows to hide worst affected areas.

33. Label, then sit back and admire your handiwork, congratulating yourself on making good of a bad job.

34. Unlock door, and go to kitchen to make drink and feed cat.

35. Spend next 15 minutes looking for cat, before coming to obvious conclusion.

36. Unwrap present, untie box and remove cat.

37. Retrieve all discarded sheets of wrapping paper, feed cat and retire to lockable room for last attempt, making certain you are alone and the door is locked.

38. At time of handing over present, smile sweetly at receiver's face, as they try and hide their contempt at being handed such a badly wrapped present.

39. Vow to yourself that next year, you will get the store to wrap the thing for you.

Till later.....

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

I thought for sure........

.....we would be..........I can't believe were not #1.

I know lots of folks choose to get divorced for all kinds of reasons.......all I know is that I found the woman of my dreams 25 years ago....she's a sweetie:-)

Our daughter got her passport in the mail yesterday, so she's all set for her trip to Italy this spring, how awesome is that? By the time she settles down and gets married, I hope she gets to travel all over the world......I've said it 9 bazillion times on this here blog-but we have great kids. Our son is totally digging his Xbox wouldn't surprise me if he ended up writing game software for a career.

Our kids are really the first generation to grow up with computers in school and at home from preschool on through high have to wonder what it's going to be like in 50 years when our kids are grandparents and they reminisce about the "old" days.

Here's a thought...........let the government run out of money for a year or two. Yeah, I know-that's wackjob thinking but look at how much money we'd save.

Sure seems like a lot of fuss over a movie.....As far as I know-I don't think anyone is gonna be forced at gunpoint into a theater to watch it. What's the big deal? Put things in perspective.

This guys entire life will be defined by this one incident. What a dumbass.

I want one of these. Puts a new meaning on "shredding".

till later.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Snow? *Please*.

Every year I always look forward to the first snow scare of the season.

For those of us that are so very fortunate to work in retail......honestly, we all think most members of the general public are idiots. Present readers of this blog are excluded, of course.

Seriously, even if we had a huge blizzard, how many days do ya think you would be holed up? 2days? 3days? Everybody has enough Kraft Macaroni and Cheese stuffed into a cupboard somewhere to last a couple days easy.

I know I have some readers from Alaska and a few from the people in your area act like they are on meth bender when snow is in the forecast?

In our area, the forecast was for some mixed participation early Sunday that would eventually turn to rain later in the day.

In our store.......eggs-gone....milk-wiped out......bread-sold out......toilet paper-cleaned out....and my favorite.....donuts-I made tons (almost double) extra for Saturday and we had less then 2 dozen left over. I guess that's why the toilet paper was sold out-everyone bought enough food for a week or two.

My wife and I stopped in Wal-Mart late Saturday, what a cross section of humanity that place is on the weekends. All the fat people were using the motorized carts and some poor handicapped woman had to wait until one was free to do her shopping. Yeah, sure I know some folks are 75 pounds overweight and that's okay but damn they all have to wear Dale Earnhardt belly shirts and ride around on "mobility" carts?

Look in a mirror before you head out the door....nobody needs to see your stretch marks.

I've bought 2 used games to play on our son's Xbox 360.....some poker game and a driving game...that'll keep me busy for at least a few months. I tried playing one of his shoot-em up games the other morning and I kept getting killed. Nobody gets shot in the back of the head with a laser gun playing Texas Hold-em on the 360, so I think I'll stick to that for now.

My wife and I watched the first DVD of Planet Earth last's the first time I wished we had one of those fancy HDTV's.....the images are breathtaking.

This game might make you toss your PC out the on dots to try and trap the cat. It took me several tries to get the cat trapped....okay it took more then several tries-more like 20 or 25 tries, but I did eventually trap the cat.

Today's art might be or it might not be art and you may or may not like it......but it was at the New York Public Library, so I think it qualifies as "art".

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Somebody needs to give Helen Thomas a raise....

till later.