Showing posts from September, 2009

Short update on life

We were scheduled to tour the local NBC affiliate, 9News this morning. Skyler was really excited, he has been on the tour before, but always wants to go back. Then the tour had to be rescheduled because the morning sports anchor, Susie had a scheduling change. We will get there, just a different day. Skyler was really bummed out, so we all went out to breakfast this morning for extremely greasy eggs, sausage, hash browns... everything! I am sitting here with my stomach grumbling and my arteries thickening as I type this. We are in a big fight with the program that Skyler was attending to be able to take a college course, we kept asking all summer for meetings and asking are you set up and ready? They said yeah, yeah, we got it all under control. Well now that it has started, guess what? He has a lot of needs, doesn't he? We don't have a place to change him, the bus doesn't have tie downs for his chair, on and on... We are pissed, but also so damn tired of fighting th

A Dog's Unending Loyalty

The best thing about the CBS Evening News is Steve Hartman, who does the Assignment America segment. Tonight's was a particularly emotional story of a dog thrown clear of a car in an accident, and it's unending loyalty to it's family. Grab the tissues... Watch CBS News Videos Online

Blind kid takes the last shot

If you have read me for awhile, you know that my favorite sports writer, hell, probably my favorite writer of any kind is Rick Reilly. Rick lives locally here in Littleton and has been the senior columnist at Sports Illustrated, and now is at ESPN. Rick is a lot more than a sports writer, Rick writes about the people behind the sports, what makes them tick, and always has a special place in his heart for a special needs kid. Here is a story he wrote about a kid named Matt Steven, and I hope you don't mind me copying the entire article here. Enjoy. Matt Steven can't see the hoop. But he'll still take the last shot. by Rick Reilly A few seconds left. The game teeters on these two free throws. The shooter gulps. The packed gym goes silent, save for the tapping of a white cane on the back of the rim. That's right. The shooter's brother is under the hoop, rapping a cane on the rim. That's because the shooter, Matt Steven, is blind. So why is a blind kid in a compet

This one is for the PopEye!

I have good friends out there, always looking out for me in a number of ways. A couple days ago Becky from The Pop Eye dropped me an email filled to the brim with win! It is called: I don't care how good the food is, I ain't eating there! Feast you eyes, not your mouth, (see what I did right there? A little play on words! Yeah, it was awesome, you can steal it if you want) on this collection of restaurant names that is sure to make you think twice about the #43 on the menu of your favorite Asian place.

The First Kiss is Always Awkward

The first kiss – always awkward (6.2 Mb)

A post to push those tats down the page a bit

That's right, they are freaking me out each time I open Blogger, and the dog keeps wetting herself. So away they go to a lower region, thank you! Who Wants to be a Millionaire? A contestant, Sally, on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?'? had reached the final plateau. If she answered the next question correctly, she would win $1,000,000. If she answered incorrectly, she would pocket only the $25,000 milestone money. And as she suspected the Million Dollar Question was no pushover. It was, 'Which of the following species of birds does not build its own nest but instead lays its eggs in the nests of other birds? Is it: A) the condor B) the buzzard C) the cuckoo

Bat Tat Wednesday!

It's not Bad Tat Tuesday, because it's Wednesday, also known as hump day. And since we are half way through the week, the theme for this bad tat show will be half-assed tat work. This is a collection that seems to be half thought out, half way drawn, and maybe even half crazy. Once again, I need to remind you to keep your arms and legs inside at all times, and please, no wagering! First up is half way drawn. Seriously, was there a time limit here? I guess at least it was two colors. Nice work George, er, Scott. Doesn't this just scream "Lost a bet"? I am thinking 15 minutes start to finish, tops. Way to commit to the tat dude. Not only huge, but leaves a lot of skin... a lot of skin. Wow, just wow. How about some half thought out ones? You will love that when Myspace goes under, even more than you love it now. 30 more pounds of back fat on the canvas, and it becomes a Salvador Dali piece. Regret those now? Wait until the net generation of controllers comes out!

Shake Weight Re-Dub!

So you start with a product that already looks bad as hell, add a new dubbed in track, and you get totally not safe for work but even better commercial fun!

To the hills we go!

I had a great weekend and spent a lot of time up in the mountains both days! It is so rare to get up high anymore, it is quite the treat. Saturday my buddy Russ dropped by and we drove up to hike Mount Falcon and then take a driving tour over Kenosha and Hoosier pass checking out fall colors. Check it: From Jefferson Counties web site - The story of Mount Falcon is largely the story of John Brisben Walker, who once owned over 4,000 acres of land in this area. During the early 1900's Walker lived in an elaborate stone house on Mount Falcon while planning the construction of a summer home for the Presidents of the United States, which was to have been located on a ridge to the east of his home. Walker's home burned in 1918, and all that remains of this once splendid edifice are the massive stone walls and numerous fireplaces of a unique mountain castle. From the hiking trails, you can see the back side of John Walkers dream that did come true, the Red Rocks Amphitheater. H