Sunday, December 30, 2007

My week as a Bachelor

Let me tell you, it ain't gonna be pretty. Especially if it is like today.

Give me a 'B'!

Bed time dreams keep me sleeping longer than I needed to, but I still made it to church on time, which was important because I was lectoring, and had to read both readings. Whew! I really feel exposed when I am up there, especially with some of the words that pop in during those Old Testament readings. Today it was from Sirach and St Paul's Letter to the Collosians. Both dealt with the family, which is good being that today was the Feast of the Holy Family.

Give me an 'O'!

Ordinary things like watching football or blogging on the computer, were... uh ordinary. Yep, nothing to write home about, or even blog about, unless you want to read aout my upset tummy.

Give me a 'R'!

Reading books bring me great pleasure, so with an empty house and no distractions, (unless you count the four dogs and one cat as a distraction) you would think that I could catch up on my reading. Uh that would be a big negative there. Nope I wasted away doing busy work that amounted to nothing.

Give me an 'I'!

Insomnia is one of those things that I think I suffer from, not today! No sir, I promptly fell asleep and took a twenty minute nap, while watching a football game. Actually, because of said nap, I will now have a most difficult time falling asleep. I'll prove it and post here if I'm awake, and feel motivated. I will probably be awake, but doubt I wil be motivated to get out of a warm bed to type a few words to prove something to... I don't know. Okay? Okay.

Give me a 'N'!

No doubt that this post has become clear to everyone that is still awake. Can you see the little word I be spelling out. No family is here, so the house is quiet, and now I have to deal with it, all because a certain individual, that should remain nameless (JC) has denied letting me have his week off from work - what a jerk. How's that for some quick poetry?

Give me a 'G'!

Goodness this post is dragging on a lot longer than I thought it would. Oh my, I really think that Dave Thomas the founder of Wendy's fast food restaurants is rolling in his grave. These new commercials are just so STUPID! Singing cheeseburgers and men dressed up with the Wendy's hairdo - the official style evades me (PIGTAILS), I mean they just insult your intelligence, that's how bad they are.

What's that spell?


Had to add the exclamation marks, they are with each letter, afterall.

Yep, that's my day, and night, in a nutshell. I feel like going to bed and it is only 8:30. This feels like when I travel, and I'm in my own home. UGH!!

Jenni and kids, I hope that you are doing well, and I wish I was with you. I miss you and love you all very much, and I look forward to giving you all hugs and kisses when you get back.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

100 Things

Here it is!! My 100th post, and what a fun trip it has been. I think. Anyway, to honor this accomplishment, I have come up with a list all about me.

I know you are excited, right?

100 Things about the Bug.

  1. Born on October 12, 1967
  2. Born in Orlando, Florida
  3. Married to Jenni
  4. Father of three boys ( 17, 13, 21mos.)
  5. Father of three girls (10, 8, 5)
  6. Is a Roman Catholic
  7. LOVES Disney World. (going back in 2008!)
  8. Is a MAJOR FAN and ADDICT of Diet Coke!
  9. Teaches Sunday School to Kindergartners (12 years and running strong.)
  10. Loves to write.
  11. Loves to read.
  12. Loves listening to a wide variety of music.
  13. Thinks his wife is a saint.
  14. Has a good relationship with his in-laws.
  15. Rarely sees his parents or brothers, due to the fact that they live so far away from each other.
  16. Has two dogs and one cat.
  17. Has more computers that don't work, at home, than do.
  18. Loves the movie "The Princess Bride"
  19. Really enjoys the music by Rush.
  20. The Denver Broncos are his favorite football team. Period.
  21. Favorite Baseball team is the Cincinnati Reds, followed closely by the Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs.
  22. Favorite Hockey team is.... the Colorado Avalanche, followed closely by the Chicago Blackhawks.
  23. Favorite basketball team - none, don't really care about the NBA, but will take a peek at the Denver Nuggets, on occasion.
  24. Does not like eggplant
  25. Loves Beef Stroganoff, especially when made by his lovely wife.
  26. Loves Macaroni Salad - a family tradition, going WAY back. (I think)
  27. Does not like changing cat litter, but loves his cat.
  28. Likes pop music, but doesn't like to admit it.
  29. Finds it amazing that he is on number 29 and has nothing more to say...
  30. Thought of something... Likes to read Terry Brooks
  31. and Stephen King
  32. and Clive Cussler - after being recommended by his mother.
  33. Likes Dry heat
  34. Wonders why he feels like moving to Alabama - no dry heat there!
  35. Loves getting Diet Coke as a gift.
  36. Loves Snicker doodles.
  37. Likes Science Fiction.
  38. Likes his new iPod touch.
  39. Does not have nice things to say about some people, and will keep it to himself.
  40. Really hates petty spread sheet BS.
  41. Probably gave away answer to number 39 - Oops!
  42. Hates being away from his kids.
  43. Hates hotel rooms when his kids aren't around.
  44. Hates writing in the third person, and vows to change on the next item.
  45. I think that hate is a very strong word, but I think it totally applies to the previous three entries.
  46. I am a HUGE fan of Looney Tunes cartoons - okay, maybe not that huge, but I do enjoy Bugs Bunny and company every now and again.
  47. I absolutely love the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and I plan on watching all three, extended, movies back-to-back-to-back. (Yes the family will be gone. :-( )
  48. Thinks emoticons add, something, but not sure what.
  49. I would love to take Jessie to see Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus, but cannot afford the tickets.
  50. I am amazed that the "Achy-Breaky Heart" guy has quite the talented daughter. But hey, that's Hollywood, I guess.
  51. I am in support of the Writer's from the WGA.
  52. I am socially Conservative and tend to vote for the Republican Party.
  53. I consider myself a Libertarian though.
  54. Clarence Thomas is one of the most under-rated Justices on the US Supreme Court.
  55. I like the new Cheerios snack mix --- maybe a little too much.
  56. I have high cholesterol and have started a new drug.
  57. I am Bi-Polar to some, Manic-Depressive to others and suffer from Anxiety to even more.
  58. I take Paxil to control #57. It works, and my family appreciates it when I take it.
  59. I'm thinking about going back to school for a Psychology degree. (What!!)
  60. I am 60% through this and think it is funny, that I have said 31 other things since I couldn't think of anything else to say.
  61. I prefer Borders over Barnes & Noble.
  62. I like books.
  63. I think I would like eBay a little too much, so I stay away.
  64. I like Fanstory, but think that it isn't as helpful as it used to be. So, I haven't been there as much lately.
  65. I tried to read Faulkner, once again, and failed, again. I will try to refrain from that for another 25 years, at least. Maybe then I will appreciate it, although I doubt it.
  66. I am enjoying Kurt Vonnegut, so far. I think that Douglas Adams probably enjoyed him as well.
  67. I enjoyed reading The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" by the aforementioned Mr. Adams.
  68. I think that J.K. Rowling is an excellent writer, and I wish I was half as good (and half as wealthy!) as she.
  69. I don't think that the Harry Potter books are evil or promote witchcraft.
  70. I think that Dan Brown wrote two very quick and fascinating reads. Both full of Hooey, yet entertaining nonetheless.
  71. I like to blog - but suspect I will learn to hate it, when the pressure of a new post EVERY DAY in 2008 starts to mount.
  72. I like Tequila.
  73. I like Corona Beer.
  74. I like Starbucks Frappuccino's, but think that Starbucks is the spawn of Satan. I see a conflict there.
  75. I love to snow ski.
  76. I love the Rocky Mountains.
  77. I pray for my family constantly.
  78. I am insulted by GPS, but still enjoy not having to think - too much.
  79. I love maps.
  80. Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin are personal heroes of mine.
  81. I think Global Warning is real, but I seriously doubt it is man-made.
  82. I think that all politicians should be fired, or at least, not paid as handsomely as they are for doing what they do.
  83. I like soup.
  84. I like good bread.
  85. I like watching children learn new things.
  86. I love watching my children grow up, and dread the day when they will move on.
  87. I love the smell of rain as it approaches.
  88. I would love to go to the moon, or at least in a spaceship.
  89. I always wanted to be a Supreme Court Justice. And a pilot.
  90. I am fascinated by people, and find watching them to be therapeutic.
  91. I am quite intraverted, initially, then I can be quite annoying.
  92. I can count to ten in four different languages.
  93. I don't take too many things too seriously, especially work, which might explain....
  94. I should explain #93, but I don't really want to waste that much space on it, here at least.
  95. I think it is sad that more votes will be cast for American Idol contestants, than for the presidential candidates.
  96. I think it is even more sad that people seem to care more about "Reality TV" than reality itself.
  97. I don't like to shave, but Jenni and the kids like me to, plus it itches after a while.
  98. I love my life and wouldn't change a thing, not even the bad parts.
  99. I love my wife and children more than any other humans on this great big planet of ours.
  100. A profound ending is probably required here, but I cannot think profoundly, so this is what you get: I enjoy watching the television show Stargate Sg-1

Pretty lame ending there, I know, but I had to stop it somewhere. Besides those of you that know me, know that no truer words were spoken with that last sentence. :-) Hope you all fill enlightened and maybe you even learned a thing, or two, about me. Now back to your regularly scheduled blog...

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Can you believe it?

I just signed up for a new NaBloPoMo, only this one is for a whole year. Yep, 365 days of posting -except leap day, of course. Yep, taking a break one sixth of the way through makes sense, but I don't make the rules, I just play along. Can we do it?

Sure, why not.

See you in 2008! or tomorrow (maybe)

Simvastatin 40 mg

That's my crutch for, at least, the next three months. Why? Because I am a gluttonous pig apparently and I eat all the bad stuff. That'll teach me.

Truth be told, I could have avoided this if I had only started doing that exercise thingy (walking daily), and eating a more sensible meal than Ramen noodles and Cheeseburgers. Or something like that. Anyway, let's see what it is that the Bug will be ingesting for the next ninety days - along with his Paxil, mind you.

"This medicine is a(n) film-coated pink round-shaped tablet imprinted with A on one sideand 03 on the other side. Add info: BICONVEX."

What the heck? I guess they try to fit as much info as they can into that tiny little box. :-)

Other fun facts:

I must take one tablet by mouth one time daily. ~ I can think of no better way.

Common Uses: This medicine is a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or "statin" used in comnbination with a low-cholesterol and low-fat diet to lower cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride levels and to raise good cholesterol (HDL) levels in your blood. ~ Sounds fascinating doesn't it? I guess I should quit eating those cheeseburgers for sure now.

DO NOT DRINK LARGE AMOUNTS OF GRAPEFRUIT JUICE (greater than 1 quart daily) or eat large quantities of grapefruit while taking this medicine. ~ I have no idea why, but I am sure that Google or Wikipedia do!! (ED : Next research project, I'm sure.)

Okay, now I am getting to the point in my blog entry, where I have lost all control of the colors and fonts....

So if the color is screwy, blame the editor. (What!) Not my editor (Oh, okay), but Bloggers. They apparently like to see me suffer my way through all of this nonsense. Not the high cholesterol, but the color changes, that aren't intentional. Makes sense?

Me neither.

Back to the drug... The fun stuff, "possible side affects" you know that part where when you listen to the commercial you wonder if it is all worth it. Anyway, here are mine:

SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include constipation, diarrhea or stomach upset. ~ Now call me crazy, but doesn't that seem weird that this drug can cause either constipation or diarrhea? Both conditions have an upset stomach involved, so what does this warning actually tell me? Not much, really.

Other tidbits I should remember.... I can't be pregnant, and if I suspect I am pregnant then I should consult my physician. ~ I'll be calling more than a physician if I suspect myself to be pregnant, that's for sure!

I also need to contact my physician for the following: unusual skin or hair changes (such as discoloration, severe dryness, hair loss, or changes to nails). I should also be on the lookout for muscle aches, pains, tenderness, or weakness, especially if associated with unusual tiredness and a fever; yellowing of skin or eyes; dark urine; change in the amount of urine; stomach pain; ongoing nausea or vomiting; blurred vision; or unusual bleeding or bruising. ~ Do tell me what usual bleeding and bruising are.

Now the absolute BEST part is the paragraph that begins "The information in this monograph is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precaustions, drug interactions, or adverse effects." Sounds to me like someone went to "Lawyer School."

Oh well.... So how have you been?

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Only 3 'Til 100!

“Christmas casts its glow upon us, as it does every year. And it reminds us that we need not feel lonely because we are loved, loved with the greatest love there has ever been or ever will be.” ~Ronald Reagan

Wow, almost to 100 blog entries, what can I say other than....

Don't really know. I'm not really speechless, just don't have anything to say. Other than look for a fabulous entry come number 100! Either it will be a list of 100 things about me....


A blog entry that is exactly 100 words.

Pretty cool, right?

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” ~Roy L. Smith

Now knowing how lazy I am and can be, I would be looking for the 100 words if I were you. :-)

Not much else, so... I will leave now.


“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~Charles Dickens

This Cracked Me Up!

I can sort of relate even...

December 1st
TO: ALL EMPLOYEES - I'm happy to inform you that the company Christmas Party will takeplace on December 23rd at Luigi's Open Pit Barbecue. There will belots of spiked eggnog and a small band playing traditional carols.Feel free to sing along! And don't be surprised if our CEO shows updressed as Santa Claus to light the Christmas tree! Exchange ofgifts among employees can be done at that time. No gift should beover $10.Merry Christmas to you and your family.Patty LewisHuman Resources Director
December 2nd
TO: ALL EMPLOYEES - In no way was yesterday's memo intended to exclude our Jewishemployees. We recognize that Hanukkah is an important holiday thatoften coincides with Christmas (though unfortunately not thisyear). However, from now on we're calling it our "Holiday Party."The same policy applies to employees who are celebrating Kwanzaa atthis time. There will be no Christmas tree and no Christmas carolssung. Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Patty LewisHuman Resources Director
December 3rd
TO: ALL EMPLOYEES - Regarding the anonymous note I received from a member of AlcoholicsAnonymous requesting a non-drinking table, I'm happy to accommodatethis request. However, don't forget, if I put a sign on the tablethat reads, "AA Only," you won't be anonymous anymore. In addition,forget about the gifts exchange. No gifts will be allowed since theunion members feel that $10 is too much money.
Patty LewisHuman Researchers Director
December 7th
TO: ALL EMPLOYEES - I've arranged for members of Overeaters Anonymous to sit farthestfrom the dessert buffet and pregnant women closest to therestrooms. All Gay men are allowed to sit with each other. Lesbians do nothave to sit with the gay men; each will have their own table. Yes,there will be a flower arrangement for the gay men's table. Happynow?
Patty LewisHuman Racehorses Director
December 9th
TO: ALL EMPLOYEES - People, people -- nothing sinister was intended by wanting our CEOto play Santa Claus! Even if the anagram of "Santa" does happen tobe "Satan," there is no evil connotation to our own "little man ina red suit."
Patty LewisHuman Ratraces
December 10th
TO: ALL EMPLOYEES - Vegetarians --I've had it with you people!! We're going to holdthis party at Luigi's Open Pit, whether you like it or not. You canjust sit at the table farthest from the "grill of death," as youput it, and you'll get salad bar only, including hydroponictomatoes. But, you know, tomatoes have feelings, too. They screamwhen you slice them. I've heard them scream. I'm hearing them rightnow...Ha! I hope you all have a rotten holiday!Drive drunk and die, you hear me?
Patty Lewis
December 14thTO: ALL EMPLOYEES - I'm sure I speak for all of us in wishing Patty Lewis a speedyrecovery from her stress-related illness. I'll continue to forwardyour cards to her at the sanitarium. In the meantime, managementhas decided to cancel our Holiday Party and give everyone theafternoon of the 23rd off with full pay.Happy Holidays!
Terri Bishop
Acting Human Resources Director
See how insane this time of year can be for some people? What is supposed to be a time of love and joy, just turns into a nightmare for people trying to please everyone. Guess what?
Ain't gonna happen.
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Day in My Life, Part Duex!

I think that I can think straight, once again. Where was I?

Oh yeah, so JC is bitching about the inappropriateness of the Christmas Party invitation, and is getting beat up by a customer (lucky him).

Meanwhile, back at sanity central, I continue to complain about JC's whiny attitude and take a poll (unscientific of course) about the letter, and surprise! surprise! surprise! No one is offended. Sheesh. To his credit he did apologize later.

Back to the 'Whiny Brigade' - "What do you mean I won't get overtime pay until after I work forty hours?!" Do I really need to go into the law with these people? Well, no because they don't get it, all they think is that they are getting screwed somehow. Guess what your are employed "at will" yours and the company's, so if you don't like it.... C - Ya!

Lunch wasn't too bad, and best of all free! Can't beat free, don't you know?

Jenni then sent me the picture that is on the previous post, with the caption of 'your future dil??!!? What the heck is a dil? Well, that is Jenni's joke about Andy's obsession with the young lady on the left. Don't know the one on the right, and I'm afraid to find out, I think.
Scary, eh?
Figured it was worthy of two posts, we're so proud. No really we are, but not as proud as she is, since it is on her facebook.
Oh to be a kid again.... what pain, what anxiety, what the heck am I going to do with my life, why am I so angry, FU world!
On second thought, I'll pass.
I've been thinking, and before you run away screaming let me finish, about my 100th post. Yes, can you believe it "Bug Tries Again" is almost 100 posts old. So what do I do? I really have no idea, and I will not do a Meme of the number 100 - too boring. A list of one hundred things about me, could bore you to tears. Anyway, I hope to have a fantastic 100th post, after all, it is my first blog to reach this point - out of five (I think).
Anyway, I love that word I think.... I should finish up working and get set to head home. More at a later time, and don't forget...
Be careful out there.

A Day in My Life...

Let me tell you how my day has been going...

Got up at 12:26AM and freaked out! Why? Well not because it was 12:26AM, that's for sure. Rather it was because I didn't know that it was 12:26AM. Does that make sense? No? Then let me explain...

I have Adoration on Thursdays at 3:00AM, so when I woke up at 12:26AM, without knowing what time it actually was, I freaked. Then I got my lazy butt off of the coach and stumbled to bed.

When my alarm went off at 2:30, I promptly hit snooze.

Then it went off at 2:35 --- snooze again.

2:40, snooze; 2:45, I turned off the alarm and started to snooze myself.

At 2:55AM, I decided to freak again, because I had to be at the church in five minutes... Oh yeah, I also had to bathe myself and all that jazz.

3:20AM, I was up front and personal with Jesus. I stayed past four, as well, figured it was worth it.

On the way to work, I got hungry. Yep, hunger pains at 4:25AM does happen. I had no money though, but I did have a need to bring doughnuts in for a shop meeting - problem solved.

Work is, well a PITA and work. Petty whining here, petty whining there, petty whining EVERYWHERE!

Funny thing was that JC was TO'd because he got a crappy raise. (join the club, bub!) And he was giving me crap over this...

In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!' ~Dave Barry

You are cordially invited to attend the PITA Christmas Party

Location: The Warehouse(yes, that great big space outside our lab walls - don't forget your safety glasses)

Date: 21 December 2007

Time: 11:00 - 2:00 (ish)

Menu: Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue and a little something from Augustino's.

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? ~G.K. Chesterton

Festivities to include Eating, Caroling (admin volunteered to lead us in song), maybe even a little 'Holiday Trivial Pursuit.'

We cannot forget the gift-giving "big guy" in Jeff's office that we must all visit before we leave the party.

Come one and come all, and dash away, dash away all...

I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. ~Charles Dickens

Anyway, JC thinks that it is quite offensive, to get this, Atheists!!! WTF?!
So he and I, mostly I, share a few F-bombs, because I personally think that he is being ridiculous and I told him to send everyone that complained about it my way. GUess what? No one came by, no one complained and everyone seemed to enjoy it actually.
I don't get this - personal note here by the way - I add the colors to the letter, and now I have to.... ARGGhhh! I have no idea, but this is bothering me to the point of moving on to a part two.
Screw it! Part two coming up!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Some Words for Thought

“The liberty enjoyed by the people of these states of worshiping Almighty God agreeably to their conscience, is not only among the choicest of their blessings, but also of their rights.” ~George Washington

“The Christmas season is upon us, which means it’s that special time of year for the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State to make sure no wayward city council will allow a whiff of frankincense on government property. They must send out direct-mail fundraising letters asking ‘Help Us Crush a Creche at Christmas!’ The Christmas season is also that time of year when the business world implores us to consider the material as more important than the spiritual, all in the spirit of ‘the holidays.’ So we celebrate the arrival on Christmas Day of iPods and DVDs... Then again, maybe this is precisely the kind of seasonal silliness that causes the Christian faithful to shut out the noise and contemplate the real nativity scene and its eternal promise.” ~Brent Bozell

“As we approach the major holiday across the world that celebrates and worships the birth of Christ and everything that symbolizes, I think something like this needs to be said: Merry Christmas to all of America’s liberals and to every citizen across the land who doesn’t share my view of the world. And Happy Hanukah and, yes, Kwanza too if you go there. If you despise Christmas and you’re way too secular for all of this, then just more power to you... But we are considerably fortunate to live in a country where this fundamental freedom is allowed us all. It is nothing short of a blessing.” ~Jeffrey Lord

And Finally....

“The first Christmas was a time of family joy for Joseph and Mary and the child Jesus. Although they had made a long journey to reach Bethlehem and were lodged in humble surroundings, they knew that the child Mary bore was a gift not to them alone, but to all mankind. The shepherds who gathered around the manger, and the wise men who traveled from the East to honor the King of Kings, knew that the star above Bethlehem was a guide not only for the pilgrims of that day, but for those in every age seeking the peace which passes understanding. An early American hymn sang of the Christ-child that ‘this richest babe comes poor in being, more pearled within than to the seeing.’ More than any gift or toy, ornament or tree, let us resolve that this Christmas shall be, like that first Christmas, a celebration of interior treasures.” ~Ronald Reagan


The world is out of it's f-ing mind. At least this whack job in Australia is... Because having more than two kids will "save" the planet. Actually, I think what will save the planet is a big strip of duct tape over your mouth to shut your stupidity up!

* coming down from whatever just pissed me off. Don't bother going to the link, it will only make you angry.

Have a nice day!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

I tried

but I cannot edit/fix the fact that some words were cut off on the previous post, sorry. So, I figured that I can post them here, and if you really care, you will know where they are.

So that wasn't too bad, I guess. Although I did have to turn my filter on for my searches. Especially when I was going to use my dog Zoe's name. Nothing like having a bunch of naked lady pictures show up on the monitor at 6:30 in the morning.Anyway, there you have it, and if you are seeing this, it means that Blogger doesn't mind the format, etc... since I am doing this via Google Docs.

Hope that helps the confusion... no, really, I do. :-)

A Meme by ME(me)!

Okay, I have seen this a couple of times in the blogosphere, so I of course had to try it. It is a photo meme, whatever that means, which is basically a pictorial presentation of me. Doesn't that sound exciting? Anyway, the way you do this is to answer questions, using images from Google. For example, I would put in the age at my next birthday (41) and then pick a picture from the first page of choices that Google gives me. Sounds simple enough, but then again....

So, without further delay, I present .... ME!

1. Age at my next birthday

2. City where I was born.

3. City where I live


4.Favorite Color

5.Favorite Animals

6. Favorite Food

7. Favorite Food, part 2

8. Favorite Food, part 3

9 Favorite Food, okay I'm kidding... Favorite Objects

10. Favorite Place

11. Place I'd like to travel to, where I haven't been


12. Place I'd like to revisit

13.Name of Past Pet

14.Favorite Historical Figure

Okay, I cheated and picked two (sue me!), besides did you see the food selections above?

15. My first name

16. My first job

17. Bad Habit

18. Grandmother's name

19.College Major

20. What I want to be when I grow up


So that wasn't too bad, I guess. Although I did have to turn my filter on for my searches. Especially when I was going to use my dog Zoe's name. Nothing like having a bunch of naked lady pictures show up on the monitor at 6:30 in the morning.Anyway, there you have it, and if you are seeing this, it means that Blogger doesn't mind the format, etc... since I am doing this via Google Docs.



We'll see.

I have an Uncle that likes to send out emails, all kinds of emails, some days I get half a dozen of them from him. Some have been repeated, and every now and again I get one that I haven't seen before. Now the reason I am writing about this is because, I really don't know, other than to pose a question for anyone that is viewing these airwaves - which actually have nothing to do with air or waves, but we'll save that for a better time like if I ever get drunk again! Anyway, I am going to now copy two of the emails I got from him, and I think I will write more after that to explain myself (Bug you gotta lot of 'splaining to do! )

The Cherokee Indian youth's rite of passage.

His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit
on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone. Once he survives the night, he is a MAN. He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own.

The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him. Maybe even some human might do him harm. The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat stoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could become a man!

Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold. It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him. He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm.

We, too, are never alone. Even when we don't know it, our Heavenly Father is watching over us, sitting on the stump beside us. When trouble comes all we have to do is reach out to Him.
If you liked this story, pass it on. If not, you took off your blindfold before dawn...


After reading - don't forget to watch the video at the end!!!

Police are warning all men who frequent clubs, parties and local pubs to be alert and stay cautious when offered a drink from any woman. Many females use a date rape drug on the market called 'Beer.'

The drug is found in liquid form and is available anywhere. It comes in bottles, cans, or from taps and in large 'kegs'. Beer is used by female sexual predators at parties and bars to persuade their male victims to go home and sleep with them. A woman needs only to get a guy to consume a few units of Beer and then simply ask him home for no strings attached sex.

Men are rendered helpless against this approach. After several beers, men will often succumb to the desires to sleep with horrific looking women to whom they would never normally be attracted. After drinking beer, men often awaken with only hazy memories of exactly what happened to them the night before, often with just a vague feeling that 'something bad' occurred.

At other times these unfortunate men are swindled out of their life's savings, in a familiar scam known as 'a relationship'. In extreme cases, the female may even be shrewd enough to entrap the unsuspecting male into a longer term form of servitude and punishment referred to as 'marriage.' Men are much more susceptible to this scam after beer is administered and sex is offered by the predatory females.

Please! Forward this warning to every male you know. If you fall victim to this 'Beer' scam and the women administering it, there are male support groups where you can discuss the details of your shocking encounter with similarly victimized men. For the support group nearest you, just look up 'Golf Courses' in the phone book.

For a video to see how beer works click here:

Beer Demo

Now, what do you make of these two, obviosly different emails? What kind of man is my uncle? Is he the God-fearing and loving man from the first email? Or, is he the shallow, chauvinistic pig from the second? Truth be told, I really don't know since I haven't seen the man in thirty years, but don't you want to know? Maybe?

I always try to select which emails to forward and to whom I forward them to. For instance, I have another uncle, the above uncle's younest brother, who is only three years older than me (yes imagine the generation gap, just inside that immediate family). He actually sent out an email requesting that any emails with any kind of religious connotations, not be sent to him. So, I respect that. Actually, I try not to forward too many emails his way anyway but that is not the point. Just because I'm an isolationist... Actually, I'm not really, that is a topic that I should explore in greater detail at another time - if I can. :-)

Anyway, happy Thursday to you! Just spent an hour with Jesus and I feel great! I also feel tired, but I will get over it.

Now, I should get to work, don't you think?

More later...

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Do You Hulu?

I do.

Aren't I special? Actually is a pretty cool web site if you like watching old teleivision shows, and some new ones. I imbedded the show 'The Office' over on the family site. I am thinking of imbedding 'WKRP in Cincinnati' on this site - the one with the turkeys - Classic!

Oh there are also those current shows that I miss because of work, etc... Pretty cool if you ask me.

Oh well, I should go home now -- I have a play to edit. :-)


Yea, the first 'big' snow of the seaason! We got about five inches, I would guess maybe more of the beautiful white powder! Gotta love it!

Okay, I know, not everyone loves snow and truth be told, I will be cursing the stuff come February, maybe even January if the meds don't work. :-) Let's put it this way, on a scale of 1 to 10, January rates a -3. I hate January, hate it, hate it, hate it.

Lucky for us, it is still December, so all is still calm and bright... A song in the making, no doubt. :-)

I think that this has happened before, but I completely forgot what I was going to write, and write about. Is senility prominent in people my age? Don't think so, but something is up, for sure. Back to snow talk....

Snow (Hey Oh) by the Red Hot Chilipeppers is a great song. At least in my humble opinion.

EL was so excited about the snow, and driving in the snow, and getting whitewashed that it was very hard to figure out how old she really was. Kind of cool, when you think about it. I mean how many people get excited about driving in this stuff? Or shoveling it? Or getting buried in it by your roomates?

Yes, we did send her for her "random drug test" right after that, but...

I find it amazing how fast the time goes the closer we get to the end of a year. Especially when planning a social calendar... dinner over there, dinner over here, to gift, or not to gift. These are not only the questions that come up during this time of year, but also the things that we have to deal with.

More later...

Monday, December 3, 2007

Good Thing

That I don't have to blog every day anymore, because I really didn't feel like doing any writing yesterday, so I didn't.

I see that I left you all hanging with my adventure through "Weather Land" on Saturday. Well tough, it isn't as memorable anymore, mostly because I can't remember it. :-)

So I will write about other stuff. Fair enough? Hope so, because that is what I am going to do.

PITA was, how do I say this? Boring. Why? Well let me tell you a story...

"Network is down, completely and we can't do crap."

Not a 'Hello,' or a 'How was your weekend?' Or even a 'Boy those Broncos sucked bad yesterday!'

So yes our network went down sometime from when I left on Saturday evening (Ed: Don't you have a story about that?) and when I arrived thhis morning. Hold on....

That is weird. My text here has turned green-ish, like what is on the blog, I must investigate further. That's better, but how will it all look? Let me check.

Okay, not better, so I will have to deal with this color while I type, or... move on to the next post, or something simliar.

Anyway, I get greeted by the above when I get in and have to immediately tell everyone not to panic, it will be okay and to keep working through it... These are grownups, I believe.

"But I can't work without my computer!" Uh, yes you can because all of your jobs do not require a computer to complete them. Granted you cannot process equipment because of the lack of computer network generation crap, but you can work and just fill out your paperwork, the next day that the network is up.

My big issue was, of course, coming here and writing all about it. I apparently surf the web way, way, way too much. Because I was extremely bored out of my mind. I did get a game of RISK in though. Great now the italics have taken over....

More next time... Maybe!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Welcome to December!

December 1, 2007 a weird weather day, to say the least. We had some pretty cold weather (about 15 degrees F), some very windy weather (gusts over 40MPH), some sleet, some snow, a little bit of rain, a lot of rain... All we needed was some sunshine and we would have had the whole gamut.

I, of course, was at work for most of it, except when it was about 20 degrees with 40MPH gusts, and sleet. That was the time I chose to leave the office - I have a great knack for timing, don't you think? Now after scraping an eighth of an inch of ice off of my car in that crap, I next had to get some gas, because I sure the heck wasn't going to get stuck running out of gas in that weather.

Too distracted to finish, so... I will now go and bathe myself, or is it shower myself, and maybe try again later.

If not, see you next time.

See what I did?

Now all I have to do is get it to my side bar and I'll be done. Yea!