Showing posts from October, 2007

Happy Far Side Halloween


Don't laugh at me

This is so beautiful, I have always loved Peter Paul and Mary. It really hits home for me...

Field Trip

Teri does a great job sharing her outings with us via her field trips, so I thought I would take you all along with me on the dog walk out into the field beside our house. Late edit: Blogger editor sucks! The pictures don't align at all like preview shows and I am too busy to fix it! First of all, let's get you oriented to where you are. Here is the aerial image of our house and the field via mapquest: The open area to the north of our house is the open field we like to walk the dogs in. We go other places a lot, but this is nice and easy for when we just need to run out for a quick walk. The small stream is the outlet of Standley lake Reservoir. This is leaving our neighborhood and entering the field. The view towards the dam to the west. The view to the east with the sun coming up. We have had a lot of haze, we are getting smoke from the fires out west. This is one of two Beaver ponds that are out in the field, they have been busy in the early mornings getting ready for

List Of Possible Slogans Promoting National Condom Week

From I am amazed at this list. 167 entries!? Holy shit... Here we go: 1) Cover your stump before you hump 2) Before you attack her, wrap your whacker 3) Don't be silly, protect your Willie 4) When in doubt shroud you spout 5) Don't be a loner, cover your boner 6) You can't go wrong, if you shield your dong 7) If your not going to sack it, go home and whack it 8) If you think she's spunky, cover your monkey 9) It will be sweeter if you wrap your peter 10) If you slip between her thighs, condomize 11) She won't get sick if you wrap your dick 12) If you go into heat, package your meat 13) While your undressing Venus, dress up your penis 14) When you take off her pants and blouse, suit up your mouse 15) Especially in December, gift wrap your member 16) Never ever deck her, with an unwrapped pecker 17) Don't be a fool, vulcanize your tool 18) The right selection, is to protect your erection 19) Wrap it in foil, before you check her o

Larry Craig music video

Thanks to my buddy Tim! Laugh out loud funny!

PSA from the kids point of view

Talk to Kids PSA on

Colbert breaks character!

I never saw this the first time around. This is the only time I have seen Steven Colbert break up!

The post for Pezda

Reading back through some of Pezda's stuff , I see that he is into rowing. I wanted to share with him some pictures from last year of my niece, Kirsten, who rows with Western Washington. She walked on, and got a spot with the #1 boat, and they won the national championship! That is Kirsten on the far right. Kirsten is on the far left. All of us in the family say we want to be Kirsten when we grow up. She is also on their wakeboard team, teaches snowboarding at Mt. Baker, and guides raft trips in the summer. Perhaps some day she may even graduate, but I keep telling her that is secondary to having fun. Her parents are not thrilled with my counsel...

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I had no clue where they were going with this. BIRTH on

It's really just like any singles bar

From the Daily Mail in the UK: Amazing pictures as 10,000 penguins come to shore to breed It is one of the most extraordinary sights in nature: more than 10,000 King Penguins standing shoulder to shoulder at St Andrew's bay on the island of South Georgia, preparing to breed. The 3ft tall creatures — part of a colony of more than 100,000 on the Atlantic island close to Antarctica — create a living landscape of breathtaking scale and colour.

Including Samuel

Very good, touching preview of a movie coming out soon about trying to include a young boy with CP into society. It is a little slice of our life with Skyler, and makes me happy and sad at the same time to watch.

Real life, non-movie romance!

The dog is perfect, just like our house... Get a ROOM

There is probably a bit of truth to this...


Kudos to the cop for staying on the line

Must have been a slow night at the 911 desk.

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You want me to do what?


How much bad news does a family need?

I have a friend that works out in the mornings with the rest of our little gang of folks who has a daughter that has CP. Bree isn't as involved as Skyler is, but requires a lot of help with things, and needs a lot of attention. Her other daughter that is older just got out of a nasty marriage, where she was abused among other things, and she is living back at home trying to get back on her feet. Her husband has been diagnosed with Cancer of the esophagus, and has gone through several rounds of Chemo and radiation. He went in for surgery yesterday to take out his esophagus, and tie a log piece of his stomach up to his throat in an attempt to enable him to swallow again. It is a high-risk surgery, and has only about a 50/50 success rate. He was scheduled for 6 to 8 hours, so when the doctor came out after only 30 minutes, she knew something was wrong. Despite all the radiation and chemo, he has cancer throughout his abdomen and liver. It is everywhere they said and they were clos

To you my blogger friends

This is a wonderful piece by Michael Gartner, editor of newspapers and president of NBC News. In 1997, he won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. It is funny, and has a nice message to pass along at the end. Enjoy... My father never drove a car. Well, that's not quite right. I should say I never saw him drive a car. He quit driving in 1927, when he was 25 years old, and the last car he drove was a 1926 Whippet. "In those days," he told me when he was in his 90s, "to drive a car you had to do things with your hands, and do things with your feet, and look every which way, and I decided you could walk through life and enjoy it or drive through life and miss it." At which point my mother, a sometimes salty Irishwoman, chimed in: "Oh, bull----!" she said. "He hit a horse." "Well," my father said, "there was that, too." So my brother and I grew up in a household without a car. The neighbors all had cars -- the Kolling

Typical male

My friend Jack sent me this series of photos this morning. No explanation of where they are from, or story with it. But I found it amusing...

Some Guy just tagged me!

Chris over at Some Guys Blog tagged me with this: TO DO: List 5 things you do, did or like that some may consider “totally lame,” but that you are totally proud of. Tag 5 others: Well Chris, "totally proud of" probably isn't the first descriptive phrase I can think of, but "totally lame" works quite well! So away we go... 1. First thing that comes to mind is my taste in music. I like some pretty off the wall stuff, such as Acapella groups, big choral groups, Big Band jazz, and grew up on folk tunes when the rest of my buddies were rocking out. It always kind of set me apart from the rest of the crowd. 2. Growing up in the mountains of Colorado, hunting was a part of life there. I tried it once, and didn't have the heart to kill a deer. My friends gave me a lot of shit, you can imagine the whole routine... But you know what, I don't mind having too big of a heart to hurt an animal. Now, another human being, especially parking illegally in the hand

Terrific ad

Love the speech! What a Girl !

Michael Sheen looks brilliant!

Check out the trailer to this movie at the web site . I watched Michael Sheen carefully and I swear that he has CP. He must have studied the movements and mannerisms of someone who has Cerebral Palsy like my son Skyler. I really hope that this movie turns out to be as good as I believe it is, and doesn't fall into the trap of being sappy or pull a Million Dollar Baby ending. "Think of it as the opposite of you" I am so going to use that line someday...

I have a narrow cervix...

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Think there is any correlation to the low pay?

I thought this was quite interesting. I can't vouch for some of the other jobs, but I am very familiar with people who work in the area of taking care of adults and kids with special needs. Their job is incredibly difficult and they do not get paid worth squat! Report Ranks Jobs by Rates of Depression By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press Writer Sun Oct 14, 7:48 PM WASHINGTON - People who tend to the elderly, change diapers and serve up food and drinks have the highest rates of depression among U.S. workers. Overall, 7 percent of full-time workers battled depression in the past year, according to a government report available Saturday. Women were more likely than men to have had a major bout of depression, and younger workers had higher rates of depression than their older colleagues. Workers who prepare and serve food _ cooks, bartenders, waiters and waitresses _ had the second highest rate of depression among full-time employees at 10.3 percent. Read the report at: http://tinyurl.

Because who can't get enough of Ron Jeremy and Brittney Spears

Damn funny! Britney Spears "Gimme More" UNAUTHORIZED! As seen on TMZ! on

Mike Leonards story from Today Show

One of the things I like best about Mike Leonard is the way he conveys a story through lots of imagery. He has run a series on the Today show about his family, and they took a trip together around America. Here is the end of the series, and about how he got started. Take a moment to watch. The kindness of strangers

I know bad when I see it

I am always hesitant to post any comments about music on any of your blogs because I am hopelessly out of touch with the music scene. But I do think I am qualified to comment on this wonderful rendition of Star Wars. It's like a train wreck, you can't help but watch...

It's like they can see my soul.

The fine folks over at Despair have a collection of T-Shirts that are quite good, including this one: I really love this company and their products, and have purchased several of their calendars over the years and some of their shirts. Head on over and catch their podcasts by the company founder Dr. E L Kersten. Funny, funny shit people!

I would have been in SO much trouble...

From AP, trimmed down: CHICAGO - When 17-year-old Anna Kinderman takes a turn too fast in her parents' sedan or jams the brakes too hard, she apologizes aloud even when no one else is in the car. "Sorry, Dad," she says, looking up at the camera mounted on the rear-view mirror. Mom and Dad will see the incident on video soon enough, after all. Several U.S. auto insurers have begun offering in-car cameras or global positioning equipment to help parents monitor their teenagers' driving behavior, hoping to reduce the alarming number of crashes involving young new motorists. Under Teen Safe Driver, a camera records audio and video images of both the road and the driver when motion sensors detect swerving, hard braking, sudden acceleration or a collision. The footage goes to an analysis center where it is graded for riskiness and sent on to parents with comments and coaching tips. Shit! Swerving, hard braking, and sudden acceleration was all I did! Teen drivers have mixed f

Stolen from Evil Genius

My Celebrity look-alikes!

And now for other news...

Random finds that have been cluttering up the desk here at Some days it's not worth chewing through the leather straps... Some news just writes itself: Feel free to insert your own punchline: A moment of silence please: And for those of you looking for that new do:

This mornings entry for WTF?!? - Watch more free videos I like the dude with the cowboy hat "spankin it"...

It's downright palatial!

We visited the New Children's Hospital this week to meet the spine specialist that will be part of the team of doctors to operate on Skyler in November. The hospital has just moved to it's new facility that is all brand spanking new, joining the University of Colorado hospital and research center. Later, some other facilities will also be relocating to join these two. This is the former site of the Fitzimmons Army hospital that has slowly been phased out of existence over the years. There is a VA hospital that has since been built on another location, but Fitzimmons was an entire base. So they have a lot of space to use, and use it they are! We checked in at the front desk to find out where our doctor was located, and received our "frequent flyer" id cards instead of a visitor badge. We get ID's that look like the rest of the staff, that tells me we spend just a bit too much time at the hospital, don't you think? Then a volunteer takes us to the right area

If you need a reason to root for a team, this is it.

I heard this story this morning on the radio. The thing that makes this so good of a story is that teams are notorious for bickering about who gets what amount of money when it comes to the playoffs. To award any portion of playoff money to a AA affiliate is unprecedented. Here is the whole story .

Mr. Junior

Pretty good picture of my main man! 11th grade, where the heck does the time go?

Yeah, I've ridden with a few of these types.

The Elevator on

The Birds and the Bees

A father asked his 10-year old son if he knew about the birds and the bees. 'I don't want to know,' the child said, bursting into tears. 'Promise me you won't tell me.' Confused, the father asked what was wrong. The boy sobbed, 'When I was six, I got the 'There's no Easter Bunny' speech. At seven, I got the 'There's no Tooth Fairy' speech. When I was eight, you hit me with the 'There's no Santa' speech. If you're going to tell me that grown-ups don't really get laid, I'll have nothing left to live for.'

This commercial really tickled me!

I want to be heavily medicated!! Madness

What's that old saying about laws and sausage?

In reality, it wasn't much of a race!

As a space nerd, I found this very interesting. An AP article quotes Boris Chertok, one of the founders of the Soviet space program, as saying the intent of their booster program really wasn't the race to get into outer space, but to build a rocket capable of delivering a nuclear payload into the US. Another thing that caught my eye was that the blinking light everyone saw orbiting wasn't the Sputnik, but rather the second stage booster rocket! All these years we thought different... Here is the entire piece: By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press Writer Sun Sep 30, 11:48 PM MOSCOW - When Sputnik took off 50 years ago, the world gazed at the heavens in awe and apprehension, watching what seemed like the unveiling of a sustained Soviet effort to conquer space and score a stunning Cold War triumph. But 50 years later, it emerges that the momentous launch was far from being part of a well-planned strategy to demonstrate communist superiority over the West. Instead, the first a

Orson Welles turns the tables on Dick Cavett

I miss the days when talk shows actually had guests on that were interesting and had something to say. Nowadays, it's 2 minutes of planned banter, let's show a clip of your movie (which is the only reason they show up) and you're outta here! Can you imagine Letterman or Leno being able to hold a conversation like this?