Showing posts from August, 2007

Happy Labor Day!

The fine folks here at Some days it's not worth chewing through the leather straps wish all of you expectant mothers a speeding labor on Monday! Wait, what's that? That's not what Monday is all about? Wow! Who knew... I feel so stupid...

Flannery asks, I answer.

Flannery Alden has been kind enough to interview me! I answered 2 through 5 pretty quickly, but had to really think awhile on question #1. I don't mean for the answer to be too depressing... Thanks a lot Flannery, here you are... 1. You have been blogging for over a year now (since August 23, 2006). How has it changed your life? It is a bunch of things to me: It is a release for my thoughts about being a parent of a special needs child, although I don't do nearly enough posts on that subject. It is a collection of friends I have never met (well, most of you) that I sometimes feel closer to than people I know. It is a release of my quirky sense of humor. I use humor to sometimes mask the hurt I feel inside. The old expression "I laugh so that I don't cry" applies very much to my life. 2. Since things are more like they are today than they ever were before, how's work treating you? What do kind of work do you do? Boy, you really did go way back into the archiv

Until we meet again BO...

I went backwards through my post responses, and couldn't find the "angry dude" avatar... Fair winds and following seas good sir.

Now THAT'S a commercial!

This poor dude about had a stroke... ;^) Click here

For Cheer...

and anybody else who has had somebody add a bunch of crap onto a contract at the last minute. Cheer34 had a fun post about all of the boats and their stories. Just after that a friend sent me this picture and I thought it was appropriate! Read the name of the boat and the name of the dingy...

Look before you post

Here's a tip Emily. Prior to posting the photo of that bed you want to sell, you just might want to remove the handcuff first.

With apologies to GETKristiLOVE

Which is hotter? A hot dog with peppers? Or a Hairy hot dog just home from a walk in the heat?

Tips for Big Orange

Or failing that, at least something to laugh at... Could you have someone from Corporate America come in to give your class a pep talk? But I suppose sitting down and having a heart to heart discussion could be another tactic... In any case, good luck with the school situation, and hang in there. I bet you are going to rock that place!

Best work boots ever

I love commercials from other countries! I expected this to be from Europe, but it's from Canada, eh?

For once you're right Bucky!


Simplicity, and less verbiage

From my friend Tim, the Onion panel discusses the vital Idgit vote... In The Know: Candidates Compete For Vital Idgit Vote


Photo differences taken with flash:


This is what it is all coming down to...

How to tell you may have picked the wrong babysitter


The Runners Debate

I scanned these in from Colorado Runner magazine, I thought they were pretty funny. POINT: COUNTER POINT:

This comic is damn near perfect!

Sunday's Non Sequitur...

Book recomendation

The recent events in the news that have happened in Utah at the Coal mine got me thinking about a book I read quite awhile ago. It's called Rocket Boys , and is written by Homer Hickam, who grew up in Coalwood West Virginia in a mining town. Homer went on to become a NASA engineer, and his story of growing up in poverty, where you really did owe your soul to the company store is an amazing read. His book became a movie called October Sky, which was pretty good in it's own right, but as most movies doesn't quite live up to the novel. Check out Homer Hickams website and read a bit more about him and the rocket boys.

This is one of my worst nightmares...

From Comcast News: SMITHTOWN, N.Y. - An orange tarantula with venomous fangs was rescued Friday after its owner said he could no longer care for it. "This is the kind of spider that nightmares are made of," said Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He said the spider is aggressive and can jump 3 feet and bite with its large fangs. The bites are dangerous to humans. The spider, known as an ornate golden baboon, has a fat body 5 inches long that is covered in orange hair. Male baboon spiders can have a leg span of about 8 inches, and the female is even larger. Gross said he was glad the owner, whose name was not released, called the SPCA instead of dumping the spider. "This spider is so aggressive, it will bite you just to bite you," he said. "It's not a pet you want to cuddle up with at night." Baboon spiders have a life span of up to 25 years, are native to southern Africa and spend most of their time

Worst Date?

Actually, I kind of liked the music from Rent. But she does a better Scareface...

Colbert's educational video on DNA

This is just brilliant! I love the look in the mirror question, "Who's my baby's daddy?"

Our friend scored a national interview!

I wrote about our friend Jenni Lee quite awhile back , and how she has written a great book about her divorce after her husband realized he was gay. Jenni is going to be interviewed about her book on ABC by JuJu Chang in a few weeks!! When I find out when it will be aired, I will let you all know.

It's all about the love baby, the love.

Stumbled across this wonderful website that I had forgotten about while cleaning up old bookmarks. I know, my life is too hot to handle sometimes... Anywhooo, this guy has a website that people with photoshop skills submit cheesy romance novel covers to. Some are just spit take funny! Enjoy yourself. Late note: Check out even more originals here !

Homelife security advisory

Don't be caught unprepared. Click here to see the threat level!

Bucky is such a shit

I thought this sequence was just great!

What I am allergic to:

OK Doc, Flannery, BO, et all... Perhaps this is better. Like Doc, I had to think about this one for quite awhile. I think the immediate reaction to this is to name something that irritates you, or pisses you off and causes a reaction that is akin to hostility. But to me this isn't a true allergic reaction. An allergic reaction is sometimes defined as "Sensitivities to a specific substance, called an allergen, that is contacted through the skin, inhaled into the lungs, swallowed, or injected." Further investigation into this subject will lead to this: While first-time exposure may only produce a mild reaction, repeated exposures may lead to more serious reactions. Once a person is sensitized (has had a previous sensitivity reaction), even a very limited exposure to a very small amount of allergen can trigger a severe reaction. Aha! Now we have something to work with! That phrase "A very small amount of allergen can trigger a severe reaction" is what separ

Today's weather will be "knarly"

My writing assignment, such as it is

Doc is handing out writing assignments! Can you imagine? Perhaps later I will have the time to figure out what I am emotionally allergic to, but for now I found this little goodie while nosing around, and I think that this is about the length of assignment I can handle...

Superpower that can't tie its shoes

There is an excellent article today in the Denver Post. It is written by John McQuiad and was in the Washington Post awhile ago. I like his writing because it seemed to be pretty middle of the road, laying blame not at one party or the other, but spreading it around. Here it is: Even as rescue workers searched for more victims of the deadly collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis last week, inspectors were dispatched to eyeball thousands of bridges nationwide, looking for other potential disasters - of which there are, apparently, many. In a 2005 report, the Federal Highway Administration rated 77,000 U.S. bridges, about an eighth of the total, as "structurally deficient." While we'll learn more about the specific causes of the collapse in coming weeks, it has been clear for a while that our aging national infrastructure network - bridges, roads, dams, levees - isn't standing up well to intensifying levels of stress. But the bridge disaster also reflects

Dirty made me do it!

Dirty has tagged me . So here we go with the latest in question/answer time. 5 People who will be annoyed that you tagged them: 1. I refuse to call people out, have at it if you are so inclined! 4 things that should go into room 101 and be removed from the face of the earth. 1. People that park in the handicapped spots who don't need them! 2. Those fat-assed people who park their shopping cart in the aisle sideways while staring at the shelves. 3. Politicians. 4. Those drivers who think they are so fucking important they must run through the red light on their turn lane blocking everyone else. 3 things people do that make you want to shake them violently. 1. See those folks in #1 above. It's a good thing I don't pack heat... 2. Drivers who text/put on makeup/do everything else but drive. 3. Become president with the equivalent of a 3rd graders vocabulary.. 2 things you find yourself moaning about. 1. You mean besides that thing Dirty does with he

Couple of good cartoons

I guess I just need a good knife... And this is for my buddy Tim, who always says Wally is his hero!

Do you remember your very first kiss?

All of those questions that ran through your head at light speed... Remember the excitement? Was it the right time? Is my breath alright? Which way do I tilt my head? Is anybody watching? Does your partner even want to??? Then you lean in and just go for it!!!

Fox News by the Chasers

Australian TV show put Bill Ofuckface in it's sights!

It's not so much a meme as a way to prod you all for info!

Flannery posted about a writing exercise that I thought was interesting. You have just finished writing your autobiography, which includes 10 different chapters. Write a title of each chapter in the book. So I thought I would play along, and encourage the rest of you to post your own. Here are my chapter titles, and some explanations... 1. If you leave me alone, I won't spit in your face! (mom had a hell of a time with me as a toddler. I just wanted to play by myself, and when grownups would pick me up, I would spit at them.) 2. Can I please wear something other than a flattop? 3. How I spent a year and a half at 40 pounds. (my folks actually took me to the doctor because I didn't gain weight. He said "does he run around? Does he eat a lot? Take him home mom, he's OK) 4. Are you an Albino? (my hair was beyond blond growing up) 5. I want bell bottoms! All the other kids have bell bottoms! (mom wanted me to wear those Sears "toughskin" jeans because I tore

And now, today's surgery report.

Two stories that caught my attention: "It bored right through the skin and disappeared into my head," Wegner told Germany's best-selling newspaper, Bild. "It hurt like crazy." At the time the technology did not exist to safely remove the pencil, so Wegner had to live with it _ and the chronic headaches and nosebleeds that it brought _ for the next five-and-a-half decades. Next up, and even better, is this beauty from AP: ST. PAUL, Minn. - When conventional medical professionals refused to remove a 62-year-old local man's testicles, police said he turned to mysterious "professionals" to relieve what he called chronic pain. Now police want to find the fly-by-night surgeons. "I have never in my life seen anything quite like that," said St. Paul police spokesman Tom Walsh. According to a search warrant affidavit filed Monday, the man complained of chronic pain and turned to conventional medical personnel to remove his testicles. When they ref

The Ward-O-Matic: Fallout Shelter Handbook 1962

Nothing like those giddy days of waiting for nuclear annihilation! I have had this link around for a long time, just found it again and needed something to post. So, enjoy!

Kid does Will Ferrell as Bush on global warming

This kid nails Wil Ferrel's imitation!

Post #300

I was saving this post for a special occasion. We had plans to spend 3 days on the western part of Colorado in Steamboat Springs this past weekend. Kathy was part of a 12 person team competing in the Wild West Relay. She left Thursday night to spend the night in Loveland Colorado, then they started Friday morning early. 2 vans with six people apiece per team covering 195 miles, going up over Rabbit ears pass. It is quite the event! Anyway, I drove over to Steamboat Saturday morning to meet the team, and Kathy and I rented a condo for a couple of days. Skyler had been out of sorts the past couple of days, but we didn't think anything of it. But he became more and more agitated at being out of his element and in some hectic surroundings. This all culminated in him having a seizure, then not sleeping at all that evening. Sooooo, we came home Sunday morning instead of staying and enjoying ourselves. The final insult? No refunds on the condo, just read the contract buddy... Oh

It's a Uterus, not a clown car

From AP, via Comcast news... Arkansas Couple Welcomes 17th Child By JILL ZEMAN, Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - It's a girl _ again _ for the Duggars. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar welcomed their 17th child, and seventh daughter, into the world Thursday. Jennifer Danielle was born at 10:01 a.m. at Saint Mary's Hospital in Rogers, Ark., the Duggars said in an interview. Jennifer weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and arrived five days after Michelle's due date. Less than 30 minutes after giving birth, the Duggars already were talking of having more. "We'd love to have more," Michelle said, adding that the girls are outnumbered seven to 10 in the family. "We love the ruffles and lace." Jennifer joins the fast-growing Duggar brood, who live in Tontitown in a 7,000-square-foot home. All the children _ whose names start with the letter J _ are home-schooled. The oldest is 19 and the youngest, before Jennifer, is almost 2 years old. "

Very cool ad from Smirnoff

The ocean rejects all that we have put into it... Smirnoff:The Sea - For more funny movies, click here

Newborn Moose

Received this a couple of days ago from one of my former coworkers up in Minneapolis. She has an uncle up in Alaska, who sent her these pictures with this short description... In my 33 years in Alaska , I have never seen a newborn baby moose.This one was not even a half a mile from our house. The mother picked a small quiet neighborhood and had her baby in the front yard at 5:30 am We were out bike riding when we came upon the pair. The lady across the street from this house told us she saw it being born. We saw them at 5:30 pm . So the little one was 12 hours old.

Outrageous or clever?

"The information superhighway has become the mean streets of cyburbia. It's just gotten steadily worse. If cocktail parties were like the Internet, half the people would come home every night dripping wet from glasses of Chardonnay tossed in their faces. There are two ways to get famous in cyberspace: Say something clever and memorable, or say something outrageous. And unfortunately, it's a lot easier to be outrageous than clever and memorable." -- Futurist Paul Saffo on the decline of civil discourse online

In related news developments, the sun rises in the East.

Seriously folks, this needed a study? Why People Have Sex: It Feels Good By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON - After exhaustively compiling a list of the 237 reasons why people have sex, researchers found that young men and women get intimate for mostly the same motivations. It's more about lust in the body than a love connection in the heart. College-aged men and women agree on their top reasons for having sex _ they were attracted to the person, they wanted to experience physical pleasure and "it feels good," according to a peer-reviewed study in the August edition of Archives of Sexual Behavior. Twenty of the top 25 reasons given for having sex were the same for men and women. Expressing love and showing affection were in the top 10 for both men and women, but they did take a back seat to the clear No. 1: "I was attracted to the person." Well duh... Researchers at the University of Texas spent five years and their own money to study the overlooke