Showing posts from December, 2007

Stolen from Beth!

You Are Romanticism You are likely to see the world as it should be, not as it is. You prefer to celebrate the great things people do... not the horrors they're capable of. For you, there is nothing more inspiring than a great hero. You believe that great art reflects the artist's imagination and true ideals. What Art Movement Are You?

Another New Years Eve Tip

I'm just full of advice, among other things. If you are hosting a party, be prepared:

Just in time for January 1st

From Snopes comes this handy-dandy list of New Years Superstitions! I wasn't aware of most of these, how about all of you? Because January 1 is the first day of the new year, we have drawn a connection between what we do on that day and our fate throughout the rest of the year. Here are some of the ways we attempt to guarantee a good outcome through our acts on that portentous first day: • Kissing at midnight: We kiss those dearest to us at midnight not only to share a moment of celebration with our favorite people, but also to ensure those affections and ties will continue throughout the next twelve months. To fail to smooch our significant others at the stroke of twelve would be to set the stage for a year of coldness. • Stocking Up: The new year must not be seen in with bare cupboards, lest that be the way of things for the year. Larders must be topped up and plenty of money must be placed in every wallet in the home to guarantee prosperity. • Paying Off Bills: The new ye

This is simply beautiful

See, disabilities can sometimes disappear.

The best of all the holiday emails I got!

Christmas Eve 1921 Pa never had much compassion for the lazy or those who squandered their means and then never had enough for the necessities. But for those who were genuinely in need, his heart was as big as all outdoors. It was from him that I learned the greatest joy in life comes from giving, not from receiving. It was Christmas Eve 1921. I was fifteen years old and feeling like the world had caved in on me because there just hadn't been enough money to buy me the rifle that I'd wanted for Christmas. We did the chores early that night for some reason. I just figured Pa wanted a little extra time so we could read in the Bible. After supper was over I took my boots off and stretched out in front of the fireplace and waited for Pa to get down the old Bible. I was still feeling sorry for myself and, to be honest, I wasn't in much of a mood to read Scriptures. But Pa didn't get the Bible; instead he bundled up again and went outside. I couldn't figure it out becaus

In Excelsis Deo

From episode 10 of Season 1 of the West Wing, this requires just a bit of background. Earlier in the episode, Mrs. Landingham tells of her twin sons being killed in Vietnam on Christmas Eve, and how she always thinks of them during Christmas. She thinks of how scared they must have been and how she couldn't have been there for them. The clip is a bit long, but gives the background on how Toby became aware of the homeless vet who passed away, and the strings he pulled to get him an honor guard burial. The final sequence of the honor guard burial intermixed with the boys choir in the White House makes me cry every time I watch it. To me, this was television at it's finest. Merry Christmas all:

How The Staples Stole Xmas

This is the adult version of the night before Christmas. Damn funny!

Have a very geeky holiday!

My most favorite Christmas tree decoration! Bonus points to those who can name the Shuttlecraft...

You share common views with this candidate

This is interesting, and a little bit scary at the same time. Answer a few questions then click the "find your candidate button" and the program selects the candidate who's position on the issues is most like your own. Probably not enough questions to really flesh out the right candidate... Try it!

Meanwhile, back at Get Fuzzy


Hard to find Christmas toys

Be sure to keep your eye out for these toys, they aren't available just anywhere! Thanks to my buddy Mike for passing these along to me.

I'm Speechless

Lot's of language in this one, keep the kids out of the room, better yet, just don't even open it up. But I laughed and laughed... What's It Gonna Be? on

The Man song

I've seen this before but not with the puppet. Very cute! The Man Song - Watch the top videos of the week here

Final Countdown

I haven't been this entertained by Cello music since Electric Light Orchestra in 1977...

Christmas Carols for the Psychologically Challenged

1. Schizophrenia --- Do You Hear What I Hear? 2. Multiple Personality Disorder --- We Three Queens Disoriented Are 3. Amnesia --- I Don't Know if I'll be Home for Christmas 4. Narcissistic --- Hark the Herald Angels Sing About Me 5. Manic --- Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Buses and Trucks and Trees and Fire Hydrants and ... 6. Paranoid --- Santa Claus is Coming to Get Me 7. Borderline Personality Disorder --- Thoughts of Roasting on an Open Fire 8 . Full Personality Disorder-- You Better Watch Out, I'm Gonna Cry, I'm Gonna Pout, Maybe I'll tell You Why 9. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ---Jingle Bells,Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells! , Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells ... 10. Agoraphobia --- I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day But Wouldn't Leave My House 11. Senile Dementia --- Walking in a Winter Wonderland Miles From My House in My Slippers and Robe

Something totally silly because I am way too busy with Skyler

I got Elf'd

Random finds


The man is always trying to keep the Beavers down

I wrote about the field beside our house awhile back. A couple of day ago on our dog walk we found that someone had come through with a backhoe and ripped apart the Beaver dam, and wrecked their house. I suppose that some Government entity decided that they were chewing up too many valuable sticks and Cottonwood trees and decided to step in. Probably didn't even give the poor Beavers a chance to get out of the den before they ripped things apart. It's pretty sad...

Why were these commercial banned?

This is good stuff! Banned Commercials - The best video clips are right here

Todays silly joke; Saying goodbye to Mother

We were dressed and ready to go out for the New Years Eve Party. We turned on a night light, turned the answering machine on, covered our pet parakeet and put the cat in the backyard. We phoned the local cab company and requested a taxi. The taxi arrived and we opened the front door to leave the house. The cat we put out in the yard, scoots back into the house. We didn't want the cat shut in the house because she always tries to eat the bird. My wife goes out to the taxi, while I went inside to get the cat. The cat runs upstairs, with me in hot pursuit. Waiting in the cab, my wife doesn't want the driver to know that the house will be empty for the night. So, she explains! to the taxi driver that I will be out soon, "He's just going upstairs to say Goodbye to my mother." A few minutes later, I get into the cab. "Sorry I took so long," I said, as we drove away. That stupid bitch was hiding under the bed. I had to poke her with a coat hanger to get her t

The age old question has been answered


Carl lays it out on he state of BCS

Yeah Carl, truth baby! Tell it like it is...

We are home

For those of you who have been keeping track of our progress we are all now home from the hospital. Thanks to all who kept up with us and left such great wishes, I will try and get time to post every now and then. But I gotta tell you, this is full time work around here keeping Skyler entertained and trying to get some work done!!

Some people handle stress funny

For instance, those folks in Malibu during the fires... Here is the whole story!