Thursday, January 29, 2015

Some Things Should Not Be

And this is one of them. Why this company would pay $9 million for this spot? Maybe they will only show the best 30 seconds and pay $4.5 million, but even that. Crazy.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sitting in an Airport

Watching time fly by
being very thankful
thatI'm not flying standby

Okay, enough of my attempts to rhyme, I mean yes it rhymes, but I don't think it counts when it is essentially the same word. Oh well, I'm not a poet and I do know it.

I am currently sitting  in an airport in northern Kentucky, also know as the Cincinnati International Airport. Cincinnati, of course, being in the state of Ohio, not Kentucky. Okay, technically it is the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, lovingly known as CVG, because it is based in Covington, Kentucky, although some argue it is more in Hebron, Kentucky than Covington, but, I really don't care.

Now, I grew up in the Denver area, for the most part. My dad was in the Air Force and we did have to move around a bit, but we were lucky enough to call the Denver metropolitan are home for a great majority of my school years, ten of twelve to be exact.

Anyway, growing up I followed the Denver Broncos and to a degree the Denver Nuggets, I also liked the Colorado Rockies of NHL fame and while I was growing up we didn't have a MLB team, instead we had the Denver Bears, a AAA affiliate of various teams throughout its history. Growing up I needed a baseball team to root for and the Cincinnati Reds filled that need greatly, I mean who wouldn't want to root for the 'Big Red Machine' in all their glory, right? So, I like coming to Cincinnati to work, for the most part. I say fo the most part because I have never actually worked in the city itself, just used it's airport and then driven my happy self, south to Lexington, Kentucky, home of the Wildcats.

And now for a dramatic pause.

And that's my story, the end.

Sorry, I just got distracted by a dude cleaning the windows here at the airport and my train of thought totally derailed. Once that bad boy gets off the tracks, it's hard to get it back on. For that I apologize, actually what I apologize for is the fact that I am still posting this, with the hopes of maybe returning to it at some future date to clarify and give it an UPDATE.

Just don't hold your breath.

Side side note, someone just let go of the loudest fart in the history of farts, or at least they amplified it over the sound system.

Gotta love Cincin... Kentucky.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Addicted to Crack

Yes, I admit that I have an addiction, and addiction to crack.

Now I have only had this addiction for about a month, but I guess I am a little weaker than others, because once I tried this crack, I was hooked.

The spinning wheel, the multiple colors, the inanely simple questions.

It gets the competitive juices flowing.

Yes, I am talking about Trivia Crack, the trivia game that has taken the world by storm!

By world, I mean my own little part of it, of course. Some of you may have never even heard of it until now, so... You're welcome!

Gotta go, I have sixteen turns waiting now.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Thin Skin

We live in a world full of sarcastic people and I may be one of them.

Okay, truth be told, I am one. Am I proud of it? Well, I do relish in bringing bits of humor to everyone, but unfortunately, not everyone seems to appreciate said humor and takes what I say or write in a manner that is completely different from what the intended words were all about.

I also say that I don't care about people that are thin-skinned and may get upset by a misinterpretation of what I say.

Not entirely true.

Oh, don't get me wrong, I think people should be able to take as much as they give, and usually don't start giving until I have taken, understand?

So, Mr. thick-skin what are you really trying to say?

Not really sure. I think it was starting to be a rant about whiny people but then I lost my train of thought so now I'm just going to ramble on about the state of things in the world until something better comes along.


Yeah, I went there.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Fox Hunt

My favorite sports team is the Denver Broncos, although I will admit that the Chicago Blackhawks seem to be gaining on them. No matter what though, the Denver Broncos will always be my favorite professional football team. Not to mistaken with one of my other favorite football teams Real Madrid or Manchester United.


So the Broncos have won the AFC West four years in a row, and for the last three it's been pretty much a cakewalk since we have one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, although I still think John Elway is better. :)

Pretty good, right?

Yeah, but....

Knew there was a yeah but didn't you?

Let's look at what that means, shall we?

  • 2011 - finish 8-8 wins AFC West (with Tim Tebow), they then beat Pittsburgh in OT at home and get shellacked by New England in Foxboro.
  • 2012 - finish 13-3, wins AFC West, lose the first playoff game (divisional)
  • 2013 - finish 13-3, wins AFC West, lose Super Bowl 48 (XLVIII if you insist)
  • 2014 - finish 12-4, wins AFC West, lose the first playoff game (divisional)
Both divisional losses were at home. Denver rarely, if ever loses at home.They went 8-0 at home this season, well 8-1 since they lost yesterday.

So, what to do?

I was thinking, as well as many of my fellow Broncos fans, that a coaching change was in order. Maybe get a coach that isn't afraid to take a chance, with one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the NFL under center. I am referencing Coach Fox's decision to kneel on the ball with 31 seconds left in that playoff loss in 2012 to Baltimore (Super Bowl champions that year). I mean Peyton Freaking Manning  THRIVES on occasions like that. When I saw it live, I couldn't believe that we did it, in fact, no one did. We also had one of the best field goal kickers of 50+ yards on the team at the time, so Manning only had to get them 50 yards, in 31 seconds, with all three timeouts remaining. Yeah, that game still doesn't sit well with me.

Anyway, as I got on my plane for my trip to Kentucky (hi y'all), I was thinking that there would be no way the Broncos get rid of Fox.

I was wrong.

Fox is gone, Del Rio (Defensive Coordinator) is gone, in fact, the entire coaching staff is gone. Personally, I would have kept Studesville (RBs coach) and who knows, maybe the new guy will bring him back - he did have some excellent running backs working for him.

So, what does this mean? It means that John Elway the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) gets to pick the next coach (true, he did pick Fox), that will help get the franchise over this hump, while (hopefully) keeping Manning playing, and takes them to the ultimate and win Super Bowl 50. 

What can I say, I'm a dreamer. 

Friday, January 9, 2015


What else can I say? 

It's Friday, time to enjoy your weekend.

No worries, I'll be back tomorrow.

I hope to see you, if not, have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Getting Fit

Over the years, I have become rather lazy, and because of said laziness, I have also become fat.

Not so fat that I cannot wipe my own ass fat, but still, pretty darn hefty.

According to whomever you believe, I am somewhere between 125-150 pounds overweight, and considering that I was still in high school, and not fat, at that 150 pound level, I will be shooting for  closer to the 125 pounds to lose.

So, how does one lose weight, and keep it away?

For one thing, you need to cut down your serving sizes.


Cut out as many carbohydrates that you can.


Try eliminating all sugars.


Stop drinking any soda, period. Drink more water - that has become my new mantra.


Getting the drift here? It means no more tasty cakes and Dr Pepper because you are bored. Nope, you now should eat more spinach, and other proteins like eggs, meat, and cheese. Oh and you should probably get off your lazy ass every day for at least thirty minutes a day. I don't mean just rolling over and onto the bed for a nap either.

Walking is a great exercise, you can walk 30 minutes a day and I bet you will start losing some of that weight.. If you change habits and quit drinking soda - even diet soda is no good for you, FYI, so just give it all up.


You'll thank me later.

Now walking while traveling can be a pain and difficult to do; you don't know where anything is, your hotel has no exercise facility, it's three degrees above zero Fahrenheit with a wind chill of -20. All good excuses, for losers.

Don't get mad at me, I mean until recently - like five days ago, I was a loser just like you. Now I want to be a different kind of loser; a loser of weight.

I have seven children that one day, I hope, will bring me grandchildren. I would like to see as many of these grandchildren grow up and get married that I possibly can. Being a fat ass, won't allow it.

Trust me.

So you have the excuses, but you also know what you have? A Walmart, a grocery store, a mall, guess where you can walk in relative comfort. If you are worried about the spending of funds on many unneeded items, leave your wallet at home, or in your car (make sure you lock it).

The stories you will tell, just by observing your fellow man or woman, trust me on this.

So, what am I saying?

No more excuses. Period. If I can do it, so can you!

Good luck!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

When is there too much Government?

In my honest and most humble opinion, there is ALWAYS too much government. Period.

Now, I didn't know any of the founding fathers personally, but I have read a bit of their work, and I can honestly say that I do not believe that they would approve of the government forcing a child to take chemotherapy, against her parents wishes.

Apparently Connecticut disagrees with me, and I assume the founders of this great country. I am also pretty sure that I would fight this with every inch of my body and soul if that is even possible. Why won't the government allow the parents to seek another opinion? Is the young lady's life in that much of an imminent danger situation that she has to be basically medically kidnapped from her home to receive this medicine?

This is when there is too much government, and I would love to hear someone say otherwise, while still sounding sane. Who knows, maybe you will enlighten me a bit.

Good luck.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Things You Don't Want To See

Especially when it's your teenaged daughter driving it.

Thankfully she and the car are okay, just a little shook up maybe.

College versus Professional Basketball

I will state clearly here that I prefer the college game to the professional game.

I will also state clearly that I don't like all college basketball and tend to only watch games that have teams with excellent coaches.

So this means I will have to admit to watching some professional basketball, again for the coaching.

Who do I follow? So glad that you asked.

I like Duke - Coach K is probably one of, if not the best college basketball coaches ever.

I like any team coached by Bobby Knight - too bad no one wants good fundamental basketball anymore, and that coach Knight doesn't like the whole 'one and done' mentality of college basketball these days.

I like any team coached by Pitino and Calipari; Pitino because he is a great coach and Calipari because he is a great recruiter and doesn't get hung up on the fact that he's only going to have these kids for one, and occasionally two, years.

There are several others that I enjoy watching, because you can see that there is a lot of emphasis on playing the game the correct way, and not all the flash and dash while looking for a highlight on ESPN.

Pro coaches, I like maybe three; Doc Rivers, Gregg Popovich, and Tom Thibodeau. I will admit to being a little enamored with Steve Kerr.

Just thought I'd share that information, in case you were curious.

Monday, January 5, 2015


You are riding on this train getting fed like a king and treated even better - don't know how that is possible, but go with it. You are thinking life is grand and that there is no place you would rather be.

However, you are forgetting where you came from  just a few short weeks ago, you were working in the fields trying to make non-existent crops grow and praying for a little bit of rain to quench that thirst of yours. Knowing that the lottery is coming and that this might be your last chance to get on that train, you make the long days go by while dreaming of what the train will bring to you.

Now, you realize that even your dreams couldn't match the luxurious life you are now living. The lottery has changed your life and you don't ever want to go back, because you just cannot imagine your life back on those fields trying to make anything grow.

However, you realize that one of your best friends has a better chance at making it onto the train, so you plan on making him miss the drawing, any way possible. You start planning a trip to the canyon with him and start planning an accident that will make him ineligible for the lottery.

Now, the steward approaches you to inform you that it is time for your medical checkup, which you enjoy because following that you get a shower (with real water no less!) and get treated to the finest delicacies they have on the train, including chocolate.

However, you miscalculate the height of the canyon wall and your friend falls to his death, and not a serious injury. You are devastated. Yet also excited because this means that you will definitely make it onto that train. You were number twenty-six and they only take twenty-five.

Now, the doctor informs you, and the steward, that you are ready for processing. You don't understand what that means exactly, they say it every time, however this time there is a look that flashed between the doctor and the steward. You proceed into the shower room and start to undress.

However, the lottery day arrives and to your surprise they do select twenty-six, your best friend would have made it along with you, so all that planning and his death was unnecessary. The name they draw next is

Now you see your brother across from you walking in a line similar to yours, only heading towards a doorway that is labeled veal, and you do not understand. You are entering a door that says rendering and really wish you knew what these words mean.

However, you see that it is your brother that gets your friends slot, well your slot, but who is really paying attention to these sorts of things. Your parents are furious with you because now they will have no one to help with the farm. It's like they know.

Now, you realize that they did know you were responsible for your friends death and that your brother was chosen as a replacement, a punishment. That doesn't make any sense you think as you see the wall slide up to reveal your fate and your brothers. Across the way, you see what looks like a gigantic meat grinder and you see the kids, your brother included, being pushed towards it. You start to scream at the realization that your brother is going to die and be ground up into meat that will be processed for food.

However, you are excited for your brother.

Now, you realize that you killed your best friend and your brother.

However, you are immediately separated and you don't know when you will see him again.

Now, you brother is shoved into the grinder, and you can hear his scream, as your line starts to move forward to your own fate.


That's the temperature it is outside this morning.


At least it isn't windy. I guess.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Road Trip

A little about myself; I travel for my job. It has its perks and it also has many downfalls - mainly being away from my family.

That being said, it is my job and I do it to the best of my ability - it enables me to have time to write (more this year, I promise), and this year, to exercise!

Anyway, today begins the cycle all over again as much of a cycle as there can be in an ever changing world of my line of work. I'll discuss that more at some point, but it's not the time here and now.

However, this trip has been on my docket for the past three, or maybe it's four, years now. It is really a rather uneventful trip, with relatively easy work. Depending on who is on the trip, it can even be considered painful. Anyway, last year we started a tradition of driving in inclement weather, at least that's the way it seems now that this year we once again drove down from the Chicagoland area to southern, well south central, Illinois.

Unlike last year though, none of us got stuck in any ditches or had to use their GPS to verify that the road did, in fact, turn there. Some of us drove blindly through the storm at speeds up to and exceeding fifty miles per hour, while others took it easy and drove at the much safer speed of fifteen. Guess who got stuck in a ditch? Sometimes flying by the seat of ones pants has it's advantages.

Although the trip did have a few similarities - the need to take a bathroom break, the crazy-assed wind that kept the minivan a rocking, and of course the occasional whiteout or three.

So, what was the point? No point, just spewing out life lessons for my future self who will probably be the only one who really understands me. Maybe.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Three Days In

Now what?

I'm always asking myself that question; now what?

It's like I'm not happy with where I am at the time and I am always wanting to do something else, but what exactly?

Yesterday I mentioned that I haven't traveled to the moon, could that be te problem? A strong desire to live in a vacuum far from home? I'm pretty sure it isn't, although I do have to admit that I think it would be cool. The planet Mars might even be better.

Alas, I am stuck here on this rock and have to figure out a plan of attack, lest I be attacked.

Plan one....

See, that's the problem, I have no plans. I mean there are a few out there - writing a novel for one, heck, earning a living as a writer would be pretty cool. I could have the office I want, wherever I want it.. So maybe that should be my now what. Maybe this post will be looked upon at the end of 2015 as the catalyst that got the whole party started. I wonder if that would quit me saying...

Now what?

Friday, January 2, 2015

What I didn't do in 2014

  • Go to the moon
  • Buy a new car
  • Have another child
  • Lose any more teeth
  • Write that novel
  • Visit Scotland
  • Get drunk
  • Get a speeding ticket
  • Vote for a President
  • Eat lima beans
  • Eat eggplant
  • Drive a truck
  • Drive a train
  • Drive me insane
  • Go to jail
  • Climb a tree
  • Lose 100 pounds
  • Gain 100 pounds
  • Run a marathon
  • Drink tequila
  • Sleep until noon - I can't count the day I had the flu, I mean come on, have you ever had the flu? It can be rough getting up...
  • Walk to work
  • Answer a telephone, unless I knew who was calling
  • Play Sims
  • Visit my parents
  • Call my parents
  • Jump out of an airplane
  • Bury anyone
  • Put up a Christmas tree - the family did it for me while I was away
  • and the list goes on...

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!!

Wishing everyone the best for the upcoming year.


Wow, 2014 sure went by fast. So fast, I only had nine posts here last year.


Here's hoping I have so much more than that this year, if I don't, then why am I even bothering doing it in the first place?


Let's get this started!

Tomorrow. :)