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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

2 things TX

New games to play with friends and family (pick one or combine them together)...

1 - End every statement you make with the word "fool".

2 - Begin every statement you make with the phrase "yo mamma".

Ummmm...and if you are playing either one of these games, it's best if everyone knows you're playing. For example, we were playing #1 today with Lisa's family and her mom came in and asked me a question and I responded "What did you need, fool?"

- Just remember, make sure everyone knows...saves a lot of explain time and needless beatings...

;)

Friday, December 23, 2005

Oh No!

I saw this in my personalized headlines this morning...

Thursday, December 22, 2005

LOS ANGELES — Astronomers aided by the Hubble Space Telescope have spied two more rings encircling Uranus...

I'm going to definately have to start keeping the blinds closed...

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Theme Songs....

Looooove Boooaaat

I cannot get the freakin' 'Love Boat' theme song outta my head...

Love, exciting and new Come Aboard. We're expecting you. Love, life's sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you. Love Boat soon will be making another run The Love Boat promises something for everyone Set a course for adventure, Your mind on a new romance. Love won't hurt anymore It's an open smile on a friendly shore. Yes LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE! It's LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE! (hey-ah!) Love Boat soon will be making another run The Love Boat promises something for everyone Set a course for adventure, Your mind on a new romance. Love won't hurt anymore It's an open smile on a friendly shore. It's LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE! It's LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE! It's LOOOOOOOOOOOVE! It's the Love Boat-ah! It's the Love Boat-ah!

Jeeps, Jeeps and more Jeeps...

OK - Today I realized I am a real trend-setter. ;) Well, maybe not really, but by golly I'm taking credit for it. For those of you who know, I have a Jeep Wrangler. For those of you who don't...well, there shouldn't be any of you, because I just told you. Anyhoo, I have a nice '95 Wrangler Rio Grande 4 cyl (low end, I know), daylighters, rhino-lined, waterproof seats, etc. , it's pretty nice. Well, people are always asking me about it, wanting to buy it, etc., and I always say "No, go get your own and make it yours". Well, at first I didn't think much of it when one of the guys here went out and bought a Wrangler (about 4 months ago, a 2003 model). Then, more recently (2 weeks ago), one of the girls here bought a new 2006. I found out today that 2 other people here are looking at Wranglers - 1 is definately buying a new one and the other is at a 90% in buying one. I'll try to get pics - I made the comment to my cousin that we're going to have a fleet of Wranglers instead of company vehicles soon. Very funny. He made a comment about "puppets on strings" (or something to that effect ;) )....hahahaha

It just hit me that I talked up my Jeep so much, that not only were people offering me almost twice what I paid for it (including upgrades), but that when I refused, they are actually going out and buying their own. Hilarious! I am curious as to how long they will keep theirs. And I know none of them will put 600+ miles in it on a single trip - (see my other post about that).

Ahhh, now if I could only profit from this somehow...without selling mine. ;)

Oh yeah - and for 2 things TX...

1 - I am a trendsetter
2 - I'm modest

heh heh

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Stupid Pixies...always causing trouble...

OK - I just completely messed up Lisa's blog and then fixed it all again...all because of this stupid "weather pixie" thing she is wanting. No, she still doesn't have it. It's one thing to just add it to your site and all, but with the template she has, I have to create a whole new column, etc b/c she wants it on the far right side...Anyway, I think I know how to do it now after spending the last hour on it. just b/c I work in IT doesn't mean I know everything about HTML/CSS/Whatever else coding. :P hahaha - I should have it fixed by tonight, so tomorrow you will all know what our weather is like here. But for now, it is getting warmer and I'm going to go ride my motorcycle and Luke is going to get on his. maybe well get a picture for ya...

If you were checking out Lisa's blog during the "repair" time earlier...sorry, you can blame the pixie.

-l8r

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Discussion... (said with heavy french accent)

OK - Let's try something here...

I am going to list a topic and then everyone can put their 2 cents in (unless your name is 01cent, then you'll have to comment twice...hahah) .

What's the topic you ask? We'll get to that in a second. First let me explain why I am doing this. I have had a couple of requests to continue posting - the last one was a couple of days old. So I said, "OK, I'll post." The only problem is that I have nothing to say. So I'm beating my head against the wall - but the only thing I could think of was the pain it was causing - and I decided to have a topic of the day for the times when I cannot think of anything at all, but need to keep this thing going. Because I know you all really enjoy some of this... ;)

Feel free to comment your hearts out. Now for the topic -

Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery" ?

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

DUDE

Ok john...this is all for you ;) I admit I have neglected putting your name on my blog. John Teilhet is my A#1 surf/drown-rescue buddy. We ruled Maui together and got into deep water and even taught the pavement a thing or two with the longboards...

Now, here's a pic...

Now John, you're mentioned AND have a pic on here too! :)

Oh yeah - and for the 2 things tuesday...

1. Surfing in hawaii was on my top 10 list (been there done that).

2. I need to find a way for my passport to catch up to Lisa's. She is 2 countries ahead of me... hahaha

Monday, December 12, 2005

My New Toy...

OK - I know the suspense has been killing you, so I have decided to unveil my new toy for all of you to see. I hope you like. I only had to drive about 300 miles in the Jeep for this one. Most of the same principles from the last post still apply - except for the choc milk thing - didn't spill any this time. ;) And FYI, I got to go to the budding metropolis of Athens too. Anyhoo...without further adoo...
never mind the date on the pic...


Oh, did I say this thing was stupid fast? Well, it is. ;) I'll not bore you with all the stellar options/upgrades/improvements on this b/c I know you either (A) don't care (B) wouldn't understand or (C) be super jealous.

Whenever you come around, if you wanna ride let me know - I think you'l like...

btw - the new Narnia movie is really good. I think it actually does justice to the book. Consider it highly recommended by me (not that it really matters what I think..but still).

Friday, December 09, 2005

600 + 50 = ONE

What? Anyway, I left the house at 9am this morning with $600 in my pocket and started my adventure. I had to go to GA to pick up a little Honda XR50 I got off ebay, which was a really good deal. It's a 2002. I realized several things doing that today before getting back home at 7pm:

1. When you spill chocolate milk on water proof seats (which my jeep has) it doesn't hurt the seats at all, but when your cell phone is in the seat (a very expensive pocketPC phone...) it smudges the screen and prevents the camera from spinning around and gets your ear wet when your put it up to hear for the first time after the spill. And the fact that the inside of my Jeep is Rhino-lined really worked well today too.

2. A Jeep Wrangler is not a long distance travel vehicle. It's great for off-road and around town driving, but for going 600 miles - in one day..not good. Earlier I mentioned my seats were waterproof, notice I did not mention they were super comfortable (or very comfortable for that matter ;) ) .

3. PayDay candy bars are not nearly as good as they used to be. 3 bites and mine was in the trash. I'm not sure if it has to do with me eating less sweets and not liking them as much or if it was the fact that I was craving something sweet and it was very salty. Anyway, into the trash it went and I'll not buy one again.

4. Listening to the radio really loud when it's static-filled and not exactly on the right station doesn't sound as bad in a Wrangler going 75mph as it does when it's going 50mph. No, I do not have a hard top and no, I don't always reach over to scan the stations. Sooner or later one comes in clear for a while, and since you're primarily hearing wind - it doesn't really matter anyway. But it does allow you time to think - only problem is, on a 600 mile road trip, I ran out of things to think about... ;)

5. You can never have too many ratchet straps. I took 4 with me to strap the bike onto my luggage carrier for the bike and had to use 5. The guy I bought the bike off of let me have an extra...which brings me to number 6...

6. My luggage carrier for my Jeep is really not meant for motorcycles, it's meant for luggage. I guess that's why it has the name "luggage carrier".

7. Gas is ~20 cents cheaper per gallon in GA than here. No idea why, but to make sure I got the most bang for my buck, I filled up 2x in that state - well, really 1.5 times, i just put as much in as I could the second time before I left there.

8. I'm not too big to get on a stock XR50 and ride it. Really ride it - smallest bike I've ever been on.

I think Luke is really going to like this, and Libby too for that matter. You can adjust the throttle and everything (so none of you moms have to worry too much) which takes the edge off the speed. Luke's body armor (plastic chest protector) came today and his helmet will be here monday - i think his boots will be here then too. So he'll be safe and set. I'm not going to let him ride without the helmet. So, this weekend - he'll just have to watch me show him what it can do - oh well, one of us has to use it... ;)

Lisa has been working with the ONE campaign (www.one.org) and got our city involved (she's like the local rep for it) and you can read more about it on her blog Saturday. I'm just mentioning it b/c I'm proud of her for what she's doing with it and getting stuff done with it and having other people become excited and really start to help out.

Last but not least, we are going to a closed showing of Narnia - the lion witch and wardrobe in the morning and I am super excited. We're taking Luke (he's only heard the book(s) 10 times and seen the original movies 2 or 3 times) and he's excited too. We're all hoping that the animation and SpecFX are good. I'm realy hoping they do the series and not just this one movie, there's so much potential there.

l8r

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Insert witty title here...

ok ok - no title, big deal. How's this, though...I was reading foxnews.com today and came across an article about this guy who studies pyramids in Peru and Bolivia etc (an archaeological expert) and he thinks he's found hidden pyramids in Bosnia - and it seems he is right. Big deal you're thinking... well, I 've read almost all the books a guy named James Rollins has written (they are very cool - check them out next time you're at B&N - kinda like Indiana Jones type stuff) and this seemed like something that could come out of one of his books. So I looked him up and emailed him the link, told him what I thought and he even replied and said he thought that was a very cool article (he mixes fact and fiction - you really should read one) and also thought he could use it in one of his books. I know it doesn't seem like much, but it made me feel pretty good that he replied, and even liked the idea. Anyway, it's not that often I interact with a pretty famous author.

And now for something completely different...

We bought Luke a motorcycle to start riding and MXing with. He is really starting to get into it and I think this may be something he totally enjoys doing. I'm picking it up Friday (I sold my Pepsi machine to get it ;) ) but I think it's going to be worth it and what's funny is that Libby has been hearing him talk about it and she even went and looked at them with us and she wants one too - although she is definitely too young and too small for one (without training wheels). We're not making it a Christmas present - we're just getting it now b/c of the great deal I got on it. I could probably sell it next week and make $300 on it if I wanted - so worst case scenario is that he really doesn't like it and we break even. Pretty good deal. Now if only I could settle on one....

Saturday, December 03, 2005

What's the dam name of that school again...????

I know I know...and no I didn't spell it wrong...there really is a school with dam in it's name. Anyway, we were just there. It's in a budding metropolis in NC and a good friend of mine is a basketball coach there. We went down to visit them this weekend and give him a surprise birthday party. And he WAS surprised. What was super funny though is that he didn't catch on, even though his whole family and my family were there staying at his house. He's used to his family all coming by and we told him this was the only time before Christmas we could come and he didn't think twice about any of it. And he was surprised! Lisa, me and 2 of his brothers were all in the truck with him when he realized we were tricking him as we pulled up to his party - and that was funny! You could tell he really had no clue. He got some really funny gifts because he is pretty old (hahahah - way older than me). The funniest was the red speedo's (like another friend of mine used to wear a lot - I won't mention any names, but his "411" blog is linked below - and not that I ever saw them on him either - I just heard about it...) that had "the coach" written on them. Very funny - especially if you knew this guy - 6' something and 200+ lbs.

Anyway just thought I'd share - I think most of you know who I'm talking about - and if you don't, then you can quit reading here. Actually you can all quit reading here because I'm done with the post...

Sunday, November 27, 2005

832, 10-7.

What a weird title.

Anyway, fyi that's been my badge number for the last 5 years with the sheriff's office and 10-7 is the code you use when going off duty. I sent in my official resignation tonight and I am out of law enforcement. I may get back into it later, and that option is available to me, but for now - i just don;t have the time and interest I used to. It's been a great ride, I've seen and done more than most people could or would want to, to tell you the truth. "Cops" does nothing for the real stuff that goes on and physically being involved in it is even more of a rush than seeing it on TV. I've seen funny stuff, smart stuff and very dumb stuff. It never ceases to amaze me how stupid some people are. And they're not always the "bad" guys either - some things are just dumb becuase they aren't thought through or because they're a bit ironic.

Take something I saw today for example which was quite funny. #2 and I were out Christmas shopping and decided to get get some stuff for people at Target. When we walked in the front door, we noticed the security guard (no i'm not going to slam the security guard) standing there. The presence of security is usually a good thing and it is in this case too, but what was funny was that his uniform was a nice dress blue (not fatigues) with the shiny badge and all, but on his sleeves were "Target Security" patches, instead of department patches. I started laughing out loud and #2 asked me what was so funny - instead of a badge or star or something "normal" in the patch, there was a big "target" symbol. I told #2, "how appropriate for the security to be a walking target, literally". You really have to see this for yourself at your local target (if they do it there) - it is funny. Like the badge isn;t enough to shoot at, there are "targets" on the side too.

Anyway, not to make a huge blog - i just thought i'd let you in on something that happened today.

Friday, November 25, 2005

T-day +1

OK - after sufficiently stuffing myself yesterday at my aunt's house with her soporific turkey (yesss, again a word of the day...!)- of which i really didn't eat too much... ;) - we went to my dad's to say hi and he wasn't home...oh well, c'est la vie (foreign word phrase of the day - haha).

I have discussed new business ventures with the consort, and I'm not sure if i want to do it or not. It is minimal investment and high returns...but, yes, there's a bit of work involved...always the downside of things.... However, i have found a way to spend all that extra money..hahaha - i went a rode a Yamaha YZ250F Motorcross bike today that i think i may get. It's in pretty good shape, with some upgrades etc. on it and it rides really well. I'm going to go look at another one this afternoon, and there's a KTM 125SX that i want to go look at also.

And, if any of you out there know of someone who wants to get rid of a little honda XR50, or CRF50 I would be interested in hearing about it. ;)

I also just helped sekondstory finish up her thank you letter that some of you will be getting soon. She designed it and everything, i just had to put it together for her. Real quick, but it looks pretty decent. :) I think she gets more comments because she's a better writer than me...and to think, i'm working on a book...hahahaha -maybe i'll get her to ghost write it for me....

Oh, about the book...you didn't know that? Yeah I'm writing a children's book (i'm not smart enough for the adult books) - i don't really have a subject, plot or title...but i'm working on it....HAHAHAHAHA

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

SNOW etc

Not sure why i put etc., but it did snow a bit yesterday and last night. It was nice looking this morning though, through the crepuscular haze about the backyard (yes i can use words of the day too-hahaha). Stupid cold though.

Tomorrow is Turkey Day and I've lost 20 lbs over the past few months and hopefully i won't gain it back. ;) I don;t really eat as much as i used to, so i don't think it will be a problem. Anyway, i have a couple of really good ideas for a new business and i'm thinking of starting one - i'm just not sure if it wil go well while working full time...although i think i may be able to manage it. It could be big...or not. hahaha - anyway, i'm not the one who has the final say - I'll have to consult with my consort...ooooohhhhhhhh - 2 words of the day. :)

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Today was a good day...

OK - 1st we all got up and went to a pretty good pancake breakfast at Applebee's which was a fund raiser for a local private school. Then we went to our local holiday parade. And after that was when the real fun started. Luke and I went shopping for new bikes. We're both wanting a new one and we went looking around to see what was out there and to see how much they would be. We went to several places and i think we're both set on what we want. For Luke, the Honda CRF50F 4stroke will definately suit him and be the best one for him. We can get a 2006 one for the same price as a used one 3-4 years old...and I found a used Suzuki DRZ400 - still thinking about that one. not sure if that's the one i want...but Luke's found his.

Dad came by today too and we went and looked at some more bikes and went by the harley shop and he found a bike there - i think he's actually going to get it Monday...crazy. Anyway, right now 'ol #2 is watching a where are they now type thing on vh1 and she's ogling over little ricky shroeder and the now bigger rick schroeder (if i even spelled that right). Anyway, too bad i don't look anything like him. hahahahhah

oh no...the dog is now in the house....100+lbs just jumped on me...crap...


gotta go

Friday, November 18, 2005

COLD

i am sure of one thing....i sure do miss my garage....

Thursday, November 17, 2005

popular...not

wow - now there are 4 people who have seen this and i haven't even advertised it....

ok - just to keep you updated on the house thing...our lot for building may be too narrow for the house we actually liked so we are now having to go through another design/plan process, but that's ok, it'll probably turn out to be better. i found out today that i can get our house in the dry for $12-$13ft - that includes plans and labor etc. i think this is a good deal...although i could be wrong. Anyway, that's to keep you updated on that.

I really have created a blog monster! sekondstory is going crazy with this. Oh well, it will be realy cool when i don't have to do everything on it for her...HAHAHHAHAAHA. She's telling her friends they need to get one and i'll probably wind up helping them too. ;) which is ok, btw.

I don't even know what to type on here....hmmmmmmm

here's something...

http://www.stupidvideos.com

enjoy

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Africa...

for those of you (yes both of you) interested in learning about sekondstory's recent trip to africa - she is posting it just now. Check it out...

house...

hehe - now that i added my pic (with my new surfboard) i guess it's a bit small. Oh well, it is me.

Tomorrow i'm going to get a rough estimate on the framing cast for the new house - hopefully it won;t be too much and we can start on it soon. :)

Posting......

whoops - now you can post comments....

sekondstory

i think i have created a monster. i showed sekondstory how to use blogger and now i think she's going to be using it all the time. Good for her :) i think she'll go realy well at it.

As for this post, i need to have something on here because hers is outperforming mine. hahahaha
plus she's getting all the posts. ;)

Monday, November 14, 2005

home....

yea, after being in Los Angeles, Tampa, Maui (great surf) and Phoenix I'm finally home. And the sekondstory is back from South Africa and Botswana. Crazy. Getting ready for Turkey Day.