Monday, March 31, 2008

Parental Controls for 41 Year old Man . . .

Today I had to put parental controls on my own World of Warcraft account to keep myself from playing it constantly. Not sure if it will work or not, but so far I've stayed off it.

Returned 1 machine, picked another one up and fixed a network due to sweet, sweet spring lightning, the very act of God that puts money in my pocket. Go Nature!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

creepy virtual woman

CUBOCC

creepy virtual woman follows mouse. damn.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sunday: The day of Easter Bla Bla

The sky is clear, but the air is cold. And that cold air busted me up when I tried to run today. Friggin' winter, go away already. It hangs around like a visitor that has overstayed its welcome. Deb was in Flint Friday and Saturday. We held the fort down reasonably well. Today she got home. It's Easter, so we went out to eat at Johnny Carino's. I had spaghetti.

I finished reading On Writing, by Stephen King. Damn good book. It gave clear advice from a guy who has made a boat-load of money writing books.

I bought a new machine for work. I'm starting to get SATA drives, and my 400MHZ Gateway with the IDE controllers can't cut the mustard. I have a converter that works half the time but the transfer rate is for shit and it takes forever to rescue a client's first season of "Desperate Housewives" iTunes files. So I got a new machine.

My March Madness bracket is in the can already, but as of this writing, Brian is on top by three points.

I keep telling myself, spring warm-up is just around the corner, but I'm starting to have my doubts.

I'm still working on my newest bestseller. I'm 90 typewritten pages in and counting.

Rush's "The Fountain of Lamneth" from "Caress of Steel" is a mere 19:58 minutes of geeky fantasy-rock goofiness, but it is still pretty good. I got the iTunes on shuffle.

Well, if you've read this far, I've got to give you credit for hanging in there. This is a hefty blog post, and I appreciate you reading this last sentence.

Oh yeah, Billy Thorp's "Children of the Sun" just came on. I must stop typing now and commence air-guitar. There is nothing more pathetic than a 41 year old man doing air-guitar in his tiny office.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

take this test. it's really quick

take this test. found at http://www.dvorak.org/blog/

world of warcraft . . . not going to get you laid . . .

Thanks mark for the link to this image.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I am at the hockey game with dan, don, and matt.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

generic blog post

Today (Saturday) The girls had volleyball games in the morning. I bought some food at the grocery store. Took the girls to a Griffins Hockey game. They lost 2-1 to the Lake Erie Monsters. Then I played World of Warcraft.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Gov. Elliot Spitzer busted for high-priced prostitute

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

His nickname was "Mr. Clean". Why do the wives of these assholes stand by them while they make their public apology? Why? It's stupid. Why doesn't her DIVORCE LAWYER stand next to him?

The Credit Crunch

If we were really a Chri$tian nation, and we're obviously not, we wouldn't have a credit crunch. Oh America, you nation of Chri$tians, are you really following your bible? I think not:
Exodus 22:25
New American Standard Bible
"If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest.
King James Bible
If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.
Leviticus 25:36
Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.

Take no interest from him or profit, but fear your God; that your brother may live among you.

Monday, March 10, 2008

monday bla bla

I went to the Hideout for the first time in a long time Saturday and somebody brought in a Johnny Quest DVD. Now I know why they don't show "Johnny Quest" anymore. The bad-guys were all Asian stereotypes and their skin was actually colored YELLOW. There voices were done by obvious non-Asians doing horrible fake Asian accents. There was lots of gun violence.

A debate in the bar had to do with a bad-guy named "Dr. Foo" and his collar had an insignia that looked exactly like one of the on some tattoo one of the Foo-Fighters has, the lead singer. So we decided, without any evidence whatsoever, that that was the origin of the name "Foo Fighters" and we would start that rumor whether it was true or not.

Today ran 4 miles. Marathon training . . . commence! I had a call to day from Ravenna, MI. Nice to get out in the country once in awhile. Thanks Mark for the referral

And congrats to Bonnie and Mark, they had a baby girl.

Last night I put up a shelf in Alex's room, and it went smoother than would be expected, cause I am no handyman.

In politics: Hillary and Barack should stop flirting and just combine tickets already. Just flip a coin to see who is prez and vice-prez.

Brian sent me a link to an awesome procrastination flow chart.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

much bla bla about stuff

The sun is out and I thought, "Today I start training for the marathon". I located my stylish tracksuit my mother-in-law bought me a few years ago, and then I checked the weather channel to see the temperature: 14 miserable degrees (F). Dammit!

Yesterday I dropped checked my cell phone from an altitude of 4 feet. Grand Rapids is 610 feet above sea level, and the check surface was hard tile. I am pleased to report that my Samsung SCH-a870 cell phone passed with flying colors, bouncing approximately 1 foot in the air with an amazing spin rate while I exclaimed "SHIT!" and caught it before the second bounce. Cell phone checks 4.0 after drop check. In short, my phone was on the washer and I knocked it off and it fell.

I Heard some good reviews about a movie "Paranoid Park" on the radio.

Had lunch with a few friends at The Beltline Bar, which amazingly, is not on the Beltline. They make a mean burrito, aptly named "The Famous" and I was scoring some legendary farts later that afternoon.

Doom and gloom in the economic front. Jobs are more scarce, gasoline has hit record highs, and the dollar is sucking ass vs every other currency on the planet.

I've heard a lot of economic experts trying to say whether or not we are in a recession. Let me, Dan Manning, put the question to rest.

Yes, we are in a recession Here is the research to back up my claim:
If you have to ask if you're in a recession, you're in a recession.
OK? Everybody clear now?

Thursday, March 06, 2008

The Blog Post I Posted Thursday

I've been playing way too much World of Warcraft. I haven't been writing. At all. Last night Don and I went to see the Griffins play the Toronto Marlies. They won 5-3. After that we stopped in to Hopcat to have a beer. There were people there in very flamboyant pirate hats. That was cool.

At work, a law office was flooded when a pipe burst. A tax preparation office was riddled with spyware. An outlook PST file was corrupt. I did some minor web development. Spyware is making a big comeback. I had to go to my old employer because a contractor there can't get the IT guys to help him with anything. I went into the murky depths of the cubicle farm and was so glad I was no longer a cubicle dweller.

I am going to enter a chess tournament April 5th. I played against the Xbox and realized I suck at chess. Reading chess books is not the same as playing chess.

It's running season again. As spring approaches, I get out my running shoes and let them sit in plain sight for about a week, then I will consider running.

When I went to VA for Jim's retirement, he had this great booze at his house: PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur. God-damn, that's some tasty booze. It will give you a headache.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

youtube searchables:

funny stuff to search on youtube:

"benny lava"
"italian spiderman"
"sarah silverman singing"

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