Sunday, January 29, 2006

o winter, where are thou?

o winter, where are thou?
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Oh winter, where art thou? I know I shouldn't be complaining about this weird, spring-like weather, but come on! It's late January, the birds are singing, the weather is warm, and I'm getting alergies I usually save to enjoy until spring.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

working on postcards and generally f*cking off

Remind me to never take a job soldering the power plug on a laptop. ever. I spent all day yesteday failing to solder a socket back on a laptop. I eventually just gave up and gave the damn thing back with a refund. Uh. I fixed some email, but that's about it. It's snowing out. I'm at the firehouse working on postcards and generally f*cking off. This morning I took that laptop back. (4 round trips to Allendale for zip! Christ in a sidecar). After that I straightened-out a network in a real-estate office. That's a technical term, "straightened-out." Again, Norton Internet Security is the bane of all office networking. It makes the machines to paranoid to talk to one another. Technology. Can't live with it, can't live without it. Peace in the Middle East!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Needless to say, I have gas.

Yesterday we did many things. I went to the YMCA where I ran on a treadmill and did a step machine. I saw a 300lb one-legged man get into a swimming pool.

The girls both stayed over at friends' houses, so Deb and I stepped out. First we went to Buffalo Wild Wings, where Deb got the blazin' hot wings and proved that she is tougher than me. She didn't even flinch. I had one of hers and cried like a small baby. I had a couple of delicious Guinness beers. Then we went and saw Syriana which was okay, but confusing. I made a movie review page, which you can use as the definitive guide to all things cinematic. Then we went to BITE, where we had expensive steaks and listened to a man play a piano. Later, we went to the River City Saloon to see some friends of ours play in their band, "Trilogy". They were really good. There were several drunk rednecks in attendance, and hilarity ensued as they tried to dance. One gentleman told bawdy jokes to my wife and her friend. Later he played tambourine (not with the music) while the band played a Journey song. He had a fake ice-cube that had a light in it. It made his drink look like he got it at the bar on STNG. Then we came home. It snowed a few inches. This morning I fixed a wireless network in like, five minutes. The sun is out now. Needless to say, I have gas.

--later that evening . . . Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to announce that I have achieved the Yellow Star for feedback on Ebay. You may send congratulatory letters to my email address. I want to thank my parents, my wife and children for their support. I'd like to thank my teachers at McPherson High School and Tidewater Community College for the encouragement and training I needed to get to his point in my ebay buying career. sniff. i told myself I wouldn't cry. thank you! thank you!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Beam Me Up Urologist

Who's up for William Shatner's Kidney stone? Yes, Captain Kirk is selling it for charity. $25K. Wow.

Sunday, January 08, 2006


Savannah decides to put her head in a cardboard box. Boxhead! Posted by Picasa

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I am the author of 5 books: Android Down, Firewood for Cannibals, The Cubicles of Madness, Robot Stories, and most recently, Various Meats and Cheeses. I live and write in Michigan. My website is at