Showing posts from August, 2006

Tobacco company's - Always looking out for your welfare

Via Comcast, STEVE LeBLANC from Associated Press writes: The level of nicotine that smokers typically consume per cigarette has risen about 10 percent in the past six years, making it harder to quit and easier to get hooked, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Massachusetts Department of Health. The study shows a steady climb in the amount of nicotine delivered to the lungs of smokers regardless of brand, with overall nicotine yields increasing by about 10 percent. This is particularly despicable in my eyes since cigarettes are primarily responsible for both of my parents deaths.

This ones for you Kristi

Who knew Picard was such a song and dance man? Via PistolWimp

Nothing like a good old fashioned rant!

Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan lets it fly, you go Tim! Via Dump

This is why you leave the jokes to the pros

Anybody check out the Emmy's last night? I hate seeing the "stars" get up there and try and exchange lame banter between each other. To me, the highlight of the evening was watching two guys who really are funny, and at the top of their game. Check it here from PistolWimp

Cute overload

From Tanja Askani, a German Photographer Bambi and Thumper

I am the child

This is one of my favorite bits of writing from the our-kids archives. I am not sure of the original author, but it was contributed to the list by Peter Jones, Oct 17, 1995. A bit of insight into our world: I am the child who cannot talk. You often pity me, I see it in your eyes. You wonder how much I am aware of. I see that as well. I am aware of much ... whether you are happy or sad or fearful, patient or impatient, full of love and desire, or if you are just doing your duty by me. I marvel at your frustration, knowing mine to be far greater, for I cannot express myself or my needs as you do. You cannot conceive my isolation, so complete it is at times. I do not gift you with clever conversation, cute remarks to be laughed over and repeated. I do not give you answers to your everyday questions, responses over my well being, sharing my needs, or comments about the world about me. I do not give you rewards as defined by the world's standards.. great strides in development that y

Look out Tiger

Each year the Engineering students up at CU form teams and do a project. Since they have to build something anyway, they have started a program where they reach out to the special needs community and ask what they might need. This last year, they built a putt putt golf adaption for Skyler to use. Here is their presentation they made for their final. And here is an "action" photo Notice Skyler is so sure he made the shot he isn't even looking...

Can you "narrow that down for me" - great stuff!

Ed Helms reports on a restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ with a name that insinuates that you can eat a "box lunch" there. From June 27, 2006 Daily Show. Via PistolWimp: Check it out

Speeding Hurts

Via DevilDucky, a public service announcement for the Danish Road Safety Council directed by Fredrik Callinggaard. Check it out

What do you want to bet he walks???

From Classified Info Complicates Nacchio Case Some of my friends from back when I worked at USWest, now Qwest, sat down with with a calculator one day and figured out that while this scumbag was in charge, he averaged 70 people a day that he laid off. I hope he rots in jail!

Desperate Soundbites

The always brilliant Jon Stewert dissects Bush's latest...

It's sophomore year already!?

Well, another school year started yesterday, and things seemed to go pretty well for Skyler. He was excited to see old friends again, but not really into the whole classroom scene. Mom has been working on trying to get him included with the other kids in the regular curriculum, and doing a great job at it. One thing that I thought was funny is that for an elective they decided over the summer that Skyler would be in ceramics. That's right, a kid who has pretty much no control over where his right arm is going, and limited control over the left arm is gonna be working that clay and running the Kiln! Needless to say, we thought something else might work out better...

So what the heck am I doing here?

I guess instead of spending all of my time emailing my friends jokes, video clips, pictures, and the occasional update about my life, I would just place it all here! But really, what I needed was a place to vent, a place to share, and a place that I could put up pictures of Skyler, what's going on, and whatever else that comes to mind...