Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
~side note~ They say masturbation helps prevent prostate cancer, therefore, alone time shall now be refereed to as "beating cancer."
Monday, December 28, 2009
Here's a quick recap:
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I kept trying to get a shot of us with these goofy moose antlers and a blinky Rudolph nose. A broken antler later and barely escaping a black eye and broken nose, I've learned my lesson on trying to get a toddler to do anything on cue!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
The official word is it was an out of control Russian Rocket. I really don't believe it. I don't think it was a UFO like initial panicked Norwegians believed. I'm sure this will be touted as evidence for many a year to come. Think Fringe will try to work it into their story line?
I can't see how a rocket could cause that pattern, let alone have the light linger as it did. I'm not a meteorologist nor a scientist of any kind. But I think it may have been an experiment with atmospheric "distortion" that either went really right or really wrong. Maybe they are testing out a rain maker or something. Hello, cartoons have had them for decades, bout time we catch up right?
Fine, I probably sound as crazy as the UFO conspiracy/cover up theorists, but oh well. Pretty damn cool if you ask me.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I remember a show on MTV she watched that was 16 and pregnant, it was truly disturbing. These trailer park elites and their parents would debate what was to become of the baby and the shenanigans surrounding two children having children.
This voyeuristic need she has for other people's jacked up pregnancies and home lives is somewhat understandable. Just like watching a train wreck, you know you shouldn't watch, but just can't help being drawn in.
She used to have another obsession however. When we were first engaged, she watched "Bridezillas," "Platinum Weddings" and other wretched wedding shows that flood women with unrealistic expectations. But once married, they literally disappeared. I guess it was just a matter of time before she found a new vice.
Monday, December 7, 2009
In Santa's defense, he was well composed the entire time. I don't know if I could handle the insane range of emotions the wide variety of children display in this quintessential moment in a child's life. The neurotic parents are one thing, but the kid in front of us had a mental breakdown before he even made it to the big guy's lap.
Her Great Grandfather also has a Santa Beard. In fact while living on a North Carolina beach he frequently was accosted by children asking if Santa was on vacation like they were. Grandpa also smells like pipe smoke, so the combination of the two keep my baby very uneasy around him.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
I'm watching SyFy Channel's Alice Miniseries right now. It's a modern twist on Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass. So far, I'm diggin' it! I love the idea that emotions can be milked and served up as tea! My need for immediate gratification is only a few "oyster's pearls" away. Fear, Lust, Excitement? How grand!
I watched Tin Man last year which was SyFy's take on The Wizard of Oz. Zoey Deschanel's DG (Dorothy Gale) was awesome. Hoping Kathy Bates as the Queen of Hearts is as great as I seems it should!
Using the Yeah, Yeah, Yeah's latest song was genius too. Off with her head! Dance til you're dead!!
I realize I didn't watch Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland this year. Gotta Netflix it!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Fine black people speak differently in America no matter what part of the country they grew up in. I can accept that as a sad fact of our life. But this is really retarded. I do not believe a person is defined by how they were raised, but will concede it affects the final outcome. That said, aren't we trying to bring the education and intelligence level up in the projects? This is straight ghetto and not the Elvis kind. Enunciate people. I grew up in Oklahoma and have no problem pronouncing words with minimal accent. Let alone sounding like I'm having a discussion with my dentist while his hands are in my mouth.
Thank you Fifty "fity" Cent for helping dumb down the nations youth. I'd say you should be shot, but some one's already tired that. I'm thinking public flogging.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
In no way am I an expert or could I even hold a debate with proponents of the bill. That said, as an outsider (male and I'm not in the medical field) this sounds like a line of bullshit a used car salesman with a fabulous 73 Gremlin would be ashamed to use.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
New tactic - I'll use adhesive to affix them. Sounds simple enough right? So I read the labels on dozens of items at Home Depot and decide the quick set epoxy will be my best bet. The store manager is a five foot tall 22 year-old Puerto Rican girly-girl. She is a genius, so I asked her to read the instructions to make sure I was following them properly. I needed a "disposable wooden stick" to blend the two chemicals together that apparently is not included. Why wouldn't they just include one in the package? I think she jumped when I whacked an old thingamajig against the shelf to break it in half to make the "tool" necessary for the job. This crap smelled like a perm...yes like what you do to your hair to get 80's curls. Totally Gag-Tastic. +
After 10 minutes of holding this sign in place in the heat of the afternoon we determine it's good. I come back with a second sign for the other side and see that the first has slid so it is now crooked. She laughed at me until I made her hold up the wall as it continued to dry and headed across the parking lot. 10 more minutes holding the 5 minute quick set and I realized I suck.
Went to Lowe's and asked for help this time. The lady recommended this silicone metal roofing stuff that required a caulking gun. Sure why not. My store manager laughed and laughed at me as that turned out to be an even bigger failure. I made her clean up my mistake and headed back to Lowe's to get better advice and a refund.
Leave it to a couple of men to point me in the right direction. I show back up with my new product in hand and not only does it look more like what I'd originally thought I was purchasing, but it freaking worked instantly!
Third time was the charm, but my ego is bruised and honestly I know that in the future I'll ignore my company's no-spend policy and hire someone to do this crap for me.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
These shows captivated me. I have to admit, the sci-fi of recent years has truly stepped up the genre's game. I got into Fringe last year and have been following it. It replaced the loss of X-Files. Flashforward has me watching intently, but I'm affraid of the utter disappointment as the date approaches when we have the flashforward catch up. I'll enjoy it while it's around and try not to be so pessimistic for now.
I never got into "Lost" and think I'll watch them on Netflix and see if I want to catch up on the hype once these others go on hiatus.
But for now, a third Sci-Fi show is plenty. PLEASE LET "V" LIVE UP TO THE PEDESTAL I'VE PLACED IT ON FROM MY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I'm worried about our kids. Doesn't anyone think we might be desensitizing our girls? Guys are already pervs, but do we really need our girls to grow up thinking they should dress provocatively on a regular basis? OK, yes we're talking Halloween costumes and not their whole life, but each choice is a stepping stone that builds their whole life's path.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
So I was watching the episode with Kristen Chenowith on Hulu last night. The guy playing Finn reminds me of Chris Klein's character on American Pie. First he has the same squinty smile and clumsy charm. When he dances in the second production when they wore the blue shirts and black ties, what the hell? He looked so stiff and awkward. Like seriously, what the hell was the choreographer thinking? For that matter, what was the casting director thinking. Didn't he have to dance for the audition?
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Dizzee Rascal for example, I just can't get enough. Bonkers was absolute perfection. Others from him I've heard have sampled songs you can't help but love so they to are awesome. David Guetta teamed up with Akon to put out Sexy Chick (censored version of Sexy Bitch is my preference) that also makes me groove more than others. Can't say that Jay Sean works though. I heard he was the first UK artist to hit the 10 ten in the US since James Blunt. I'm appalled, but not really surprised. Though Muse of Franz Ferdinand I thought would have hit up there...maybe that's just because I like them.
Florence and the Machine and La Roux are two bands that have won me over whole-heartedly! Everything these ladies put out there is gold! Marmaduke Duke's Rubber Lover and Calvin Harris' I'm Not Alone are definitely worth a mention.
So that brings me to my real confusion with some of what I'm hearing. There will always be throw away music produced...but there are a few bands I've been hearing that just weird me out. Do you remember hearing the Bee Gee’s for the first time? At first your brain thinks it's a girl singing. As you realize it's definitely a man you wonder...how the f^*%? When The Darkness came out a few years ago, they reminded me of the Bee Gee’s because of the ultra high falsetto. Still really easy to enjoy, so really no threat. Then last year in the US Robin Thicke came out and I wanted to vomit. Definitely throw away music and sounds like a castration victim. So two other groups have been playing on this type of success...Scissor Sisters and Mika. I love Mika's We Are Golden...makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, but so far his only release to do it. Scissor Sisters are questionably over the top gay...but I don't have anything other than one video I've seen to go on. All of these guys have a distinct sound due to utterly falsetto voices. First, when are their vocal cords going to go on strike? Second, what producer keeps pushing this sound? Third, why, why, why? Fine, I'm gay for Scott Mills and Greg James, but darn it...at least I'm not a rabid Robin Thicke fan...Ha!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
So there are protesters being organized by the NAACP to go against a shopping mall in town. http://www.news8austin.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=237338 The mall closed last weekend during the UT relays. For some reason I don't understand, the relays bring in the gang banger crowd. I'm not talking about just a normal black person, I mean scary lock your doors as a grown man mother f*@%ers. They are everywhere that would normally be a black hang out. Spiro, a black club downtown also closed its doors and claimed to turn away 3000 people. Most companies didn't release reasons and those that did were lame, but it's obvious what's going on. They have problems with militant loitering and shop lifting from the hoards of teenagers that come to follow the high schools and colleges that are in the relays. Clubs down town are flooded with minors. It really isn't racist considering the typical crowd in the locations that closed. It's practical for profitability to not serve minors drinks and have kids shop lift and scare normal customers. Fine I'm white and don't fully get it, but it seems stupid.