Saturday, December 31, 2005

Oh - Screw Lance Armstrong

Finally!!! A frickin' rubber bracelet for the rest of us!!!!!

Oh - and hope everyone had a great 2005!!! More fun, more love, more blogging in 2006!!!

Friday, December 30, 2005

Damn That Paparazzi !!!

Ricky Martin and his brother, colleague, fuckbuddy friend can't seem to take in a nice relaxing day at the beach w/out someone taking their pictures while they try to work off all that excess holiday weight.

Thursday, December 29, 2005


No one can say I don't promote a cohesive team. What other workers do you know that systematically have a watch-out person to see when another co-worker leaves her office? Then the other one swipes her iBook? And for good measure - gets her credit card number (but not taking the card)?

(Un)Fortunately, that's where their big scheme and brains seemingly stopped. Purchasing airline tickets is a tough thing now-a-days. I have to use your name to go along w/the ID you have to show to the TSA. So tracking it back isn't ALL that difficult.

But then setting up an SBC account for your DSL line in your name along w/your wireless phone service isn't the brightest idea either.

The joke is - they are seemingly unaware that I know and the police know that we are on to them. As the investigation silently goes forward - they just show up to work and do their job (which they are about to lose).

To my credit - I didn't hire them. I inherited them.

Unfortunately, now I fear patients who present credit cards for payment might also be subject to some theft. No complaints - but wouldn't it be foolish of me not to be proactive to ask the police to look into that?

Mon Dieu

Sunday, December 25, 2005

There Is A War Going On People!

The one in Iraq?? Don't be silly. The war over Christmas! How DARE someone not say 'Merry Christmas' at every stop I make after decorations go up on October 14th!!!! The lives being lost overseas are nothing compared to the infidels who won't acknowledge the birth of some people's l-rd and saviour.

I was doing so well at blogging daily this month...or almost every day. But the holidays, parties, friends, family - well.....they kind of distract you from a blog entry or two. Having friends over was the nicest present - even if all could not be here (they were in spirit and conversations).

Alas, much of it is done and we might get a day or so of relaxing in before heading back to work.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Thursday, December 22, 2005

A Very Chewy Xmas

Nothing - and I do mean NOTHING - says Xmas like Chewbacca.
George Lucas and fans......thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

I Have No Fitting Title

It does amaze me that W has some of his polling numbers on the rise. I can't gather any reason as to why. Either the polls were taken prior to the spying news/dictatorship was reported or whether polled americans are that blind to the phrases '9/11' and 'terrorism'. My fear is - it's the latter. Doonesbury makes fun of that constantly - and I see Bush use it more and more.

You have to love a leader who rules by fear.

Morty George sent me this image a few weeks ago - oddly enough before any of this new had broke. But this last reported incident is just a pattern of this administration. So now seems as good a time as any to post the image.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

All in All - it is an Incentive to Relocate

Iran bans Western music
Ruling takes country back to Khomeini days

Monday, December 19, 2005; Posted: 9:18 p.m. EST (02:18 GMT)

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has banned Western music from Iran's radio and TV stations, reviving one of the harshest cultural decrees from the early days of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Songs such as George Michael's "Careless Whisper," Eric Clapton's "Rush" and the Eagles' "Hotel California" have regularly accompanied Iranian broadcasts, as do tunes by saxophonist Kenny G.

It must be a magical place to live!!!!! If I never had to hear ANY of these songs/artists again, I'd be a happy happy man. Throw in the Beach Boy's "Kokomo" and I'll get my passport/visa updated!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Nomar NoMore

Oh sad is the day for Blobby. Mr. Garciaparra has opted to stay in Los Angeles with his pseudo-lezbo soccer player wife - just b/c she is based out SoCal.

The economic impact is unfathomable. No season tix purchased for the Indians season. My possible purchases for monitoring devices, telephoto lenses and website fan page membership fees will never be realized. The GNP is gonna tank this last quarter.

Thanks for nothing Nomar!

Sunday, December 18, 2005


Doonesbury made me snort this morning.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Shrub Sickens Me

Just as W was doing all the things the media said he should: fireside chats, admit mistakes, etc to turn around his 2nd term, he gets caught w/his pants down - but not in a Clintonian way. Now the schmuck does what comes naturally - fucking around w/the law and being, not only completely unapologetic, but vowing to continue in his probable illegal actions.

...and I'd never thought I'd say this, but thank g-d for Arlen Specter. He vows to look into this in depth, just as he is w/the indictment of Jose Padilla on charges just to avert constitutional law and a supreme court decision.

Though W tries to cloak this all in 9/11 - I'm hoping most will see through it. He is already calling the media unpatriotic for reporting the story - and 'breaking' national security. Again - completely unaware and unapologetic to his actions. What a dumb, yet typical, motherfucker!

I do have issues w/both Frist and Pelosi knowing this was going on - especially the latter. To feign indignation is quite hypocritical. Tying any vote to the Patriot Act on this is a HUGE joke. At this point, why would we think that any yes or no vote would stop Shrub from doing what he g-ddamn wanted to in the first place?

I did smile @ Russ Feingold's comment: "Last I checked, it was President Bush, not King Bush!"

Friday, December 16, 2005


That the Clevleand Indians may be acquiring Nomar Garciaparra.

If so....Blobby just might have to become a season ticket holder. Sure his career has kind of been in the dumps since being booted out of Boston. Sure he married some pseudo-lesbian soccer skank. But does that make my stalking any less important or meaningful?

Je think not!

Thursday, December 15, 2005


Popword: It's like internet Boggle meets Tetris.

Use a series of letters to spell words in a limited amount of time. Across. Down. Diagonal. Plus you can connect in any form (i.e. one letter across, then down, then diagonal, then up and across again). of the previous as long as letters connect.

Each level is a little different....and of course for each subsequent level, letters drop a little faster.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Tick Tick Tick...........

Renovations on the bedroom are much more turle's pace than I think they should be. I am always this way w/any updating or construction. Naturally, I immediately find fault w/the contractors, but it really is my own perception that needs adjusting.

We had gas logs installed today. I'm never hauling wood and starting a fire. Never. And less likely to clean the crap up after it's all burned. Traditional fireplace, however romantic blah blah blah are highly inefficient. The gas logs are easy, there's not clean up, and they actually heat a room! And there's no waiting for all the embers to die off before being able to go to bed.
So, that was a slam-dunk and I was very happy when I got home and they were installed.

My elation was dashed when I went to check on the bedroom progress. I knew, deep down, it had to look worse before it looks better.......but........but.........oy. The lighting was ancient, and the wiring worse. So the update of the lights, meant upgraded wiring....which means parts of the ceiling and walls are ripped up.

There is still a week to go before replastering and painting HAVE to take place. I mean - carpet and a new bed are being delivered next Thursday. Guests arrive on Friday. EEEEK.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Naughty or Nice??

Tis the season and all. So going to Santa's website, you can type in to see if you have been a good boy/girl, or a bad one. I did a few of my friends and it seems most everyone gets some pretty high marks from St. Nick and his database. Being the good manager that Santa is - he usually has some goals to make you a better you!

Then I started questioning the integrity of the data. So this what came up when I typed in:

Charles Manson - Still very much on nice list, but must continue good behavior. Should eat more vegetables instead of junk food. Was very polite last Thursday! When doing chores, needs to do them as well as possible. Often exhibits good behavior.

Adolph Hitler - Overall, niceness outweighs naughtiness. Was good a lot last month! Politeness often good, but has room for improvement. Could help around house more instead of watching so much TV. Expected to move even higher up "nice" list.

George W. Bush - Nice, with a few exceptions. Needs to be nice to everyone not just friends. Could try a little harder when things are tough. Good sense of humor. Made list last year. Needs to be good all December.

Shrub's was actually funnier than the first two. He *does* need to be nicer to people who don't necessarily insulate him. And he does need a good December if those poll numbers are to improve*.

*Unfortunately, poll numbers are rising a bit. The blatant speech yesterday on the war dead - clearly a ploy to humanize himself w/the American public for nothing other than increasing his popularity. No doubt to push through some other diaboloical plan he has up Karl's sleeve.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Xmas Cards

Apparently, Morty finally got one of his PostSecret submissions accepted.

Sunday, December 11, 2005


So, I was checking my Real Age (see the big orange circle and click on it!!!.

Overall, I know my health is ok, but probably just ok. This just confirmed it. Chronoglically I am 42.4 years old. Healthwise I am 41.9. I'm sure my lack of physical activity is killing that score. It seems I need more folic acid and vitamin C & E (HEY!! I take a multivitamin!!!!).

Reduce my red meat consumption to one time per week??? To only 4oz? I only really eat red meat 1-2 times per week as it is. 10 items containing cooked tomatoes is recommended. I think one pizza per day is called for.

The plan on how to get healthier goes on and on. And on.

I guess it could be worse. My real age could be 57.6.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Young Hobbits in Love

So The Two Towers was on TV last night. Not that I hadn't seen it before - several times, but there was nothing else on and I was vegging. Denton had walked in during the last 30 minutes of it - just as Sam, Frodo and Gollum were about to be turned over by Faramir to his father.

To further set-up the scene: Frodo presents himself in front of the Nazgul and about to put the ring on. Sam, seeing this, tackles him and they tumble down a staircase, where Frodo proceeds to draw his sword and hold it to Sam's neck. "It's ME - your Sam!!" After realizing what he's done, they have a little tete a tete...blah blah blah 'friendship'....blah blah blah 'good in the world'.....

...then Denton chimes in "it's Brokeback Mountain for the geek set." He made me ROR.

Friday, December 09, 2005


....not kitchen. Scan up the page just a tad! I finally figgerd out how to put up a counter (and of course it's free). The number of hits I started w/is a lowball (yes, Morty....I said 'low balled"). Sure I could have put in 00000000, but blogging is all about the gratification and validation that someone is actually reading this crap.

So, I counted up my posts and the number of comments that were contributed. I figured each post go read at least once. Each comment meant someone was there for each of those. Mind you - I lost lots of comments (ok....maye not LOTS) months ago, so I can't count those.

This will either be sheer elation for me - or nothing but disappointment.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Hi Jack!

Regarding the shooting of a passenger suspected of potentially having a bomb:

"The system worked exactly as designed," said Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., chairman of the House aviation subcommittee. "Right now we are on edge about anyone having a bomb."

Geee. If shooting/killing a guy for possibly having a bomb on board is exaclty the way the system is supposed to work...what are all those billion dollar check-points and pat-downs for? Thrills???
Ohio Governor

IF you can stomach it - Jim Petro is running ads already in his bid for governor of Ohio. I cannot find a link to the actual commercial that is running - but you can get the gist of it at his site. I feel dirty just googling it.

Personally, I love (read: loathe) the fact that he is running on family values and against gay marriage..................which happened a full two years before this upcoming gubernatorial election. Way to be a man of the current issues Jim!!!!

The other choices for the head of the state are just as loathesome....and seemingly all republican. If there is a democratic candidate slated to run - I have not heard one. At least not since Michael Coleman (CMH mayor) dropped out of contention.

As Ed Grimley would say: "we're as doomed as doomed can be!" (of course, you have to say it in his voice).

Monday, December 05, 2005

War & Peace

I am constantly struck by the stubborness that is our current administration and their lack of logic in ending what we've gotten ourselves into. We are in a war we cannot win (let's not even get into IF we should or HOW we got into it) - yet the heels are dug in and thousands will die (currently dead: 2131 in Iraq, 246 in Afganistan) due to Shrub, Dick and Rummy's inability to see the we will never 'win' this.

You know - to set a timeline to leave Iraq is demoralizing to the troops. Not setting a timeline is demoralizing to the country. Both countries. And to Shrub's poll numbers.

Kitties make everything better!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Bush Called for Jury Duty in Texas (AP)

All I can say is - the defendant better hope it is not a death penalty case.