Thursday, July 31, 2008

Me Playing The Racing Card

What is this about a Race card? I've got a Jeff Gordon card I can play. Right Justin?



I Have Mad Skillz

OK, so I bring this piece of evidence forward to prove just because I stink at Guitar Hero doesn't mean i have no worth as a musician.

I present to you Rush, playing Tom Sawyer by Rush on Rock Band. This was filmed backstage at the Colbert Report. They FAILED!



I am vindicated!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I May Kill Soon

I have been working from home so the van is available for THE WIFE to drive. This is OK except for I AM GOING OUT OF MY MIND WITH BOREDOM.

But hey, better here than at work I guess.

This afternoon she took the kids out and had to run back by so Lucie could hit the potty. Christopher rang the doorbell obnoxiously because I couldn't hear him knock because I had headphones on watching "The Car" on Hulu. I let him in and told the dogs to be quiet as they were going nuts.

Chris thought it would be funny on his way out to ring the door bell obnoxiously several times. This was annoying as the dogs went crazy. What made it worse was I almost had the moron dogs quiet again when he ran back up to the door and rang the bell several times again.

I yelled a bad bad bad phrase.

He then thought it would be funny to send me a BUNCH of text messages to my phone so I have to stop what I am doing to see what the message is because it might be something from THE WIFE. But no...

So the dogs finally stopped barking except for Dozer who feels the need to yelp every time I feel my chest pains easing off. It is similar to a smoke detector that needs it's battery changed.

I am going to shove a "D" cell into a certain area of the dog if he does not keep quiet.

First Two Of The Twelve Steps

1. Admit you have a problem
2. Get a cat


cat
more cat pictures

Monday, July 28, 2008

More ALL

OK, sorry for being a nerd again, but hey, I am 36 and it's not every day someone who treated you as a decent human being when you were 17 as you followed him around acting like a total nerd reunites with his old band and plays in Japan.

They play tomorrow In Denver (Guess I will mist that one) and October 12th in Chicago (Will probably miss that one too).

Scott lives in Austin now and Stephen lives in Tulsa. Since I live in the middle of them, I wonder if I can convince them to split the difference and play Dallas?

Just wondering... Anyway, for your entertainment, ALL in japan on July 26th. Thank you Melissa Reynolds for the video.



Another Day

Well, to let everyone know, I have applied for another organization within PHONE CO. My boss has been made aware of it, so all is neat and orderly and I am just waiting. Everyone seems to think I am going to get this job so i don't want to speculate on it.

Basically I would either go back to tech support or become a lab rat. Either one would be OK. I just can't travel like my current job expects me to. When you have a two year old, a three year old, a nine year old, eleven year old and a seventeen year old, life is pretty busy and I can't let my wife get buried under the workload. Other than the travel, my job is Ok and my bosses are great... just don't want to get divorced.

Anyone who cares to, prayers will be accepted.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Scariest Ad Ever

No WAY would I EVER watch this show. I remember this guy's last show!





Even worse... Look at his expression. I feel like such a piece of meat.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Which One Is The Real Me

A while back my in-laws saw a guy on TV who they felt looks surprisingly like me. So much so they called us and told us to flip over to FOX News to see this guy. Didn't catch it, but I did finally find a picture of him.





This is what I look like.





I have to admit, when I grow my hair out it is kind of scary. The guy's name is Kevin Miller and apparently he is a radio talk show host. Here is his Wikipedia Entry.



Mom, is there anything I need to know?

This Is Not My Kid

Despite what you may think, the boy who escaped from day care and went to Hooters is not my son.

Although, I am impressed.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I Am A Prognosticator

A little while back I brought up that I had a dream that the band ALL was playing a show with my favorite singer Scott Reynolds. I thought this was weird as he left the band over ten years ago and ALL wasn't even really playing out anymore.



Then I saw THIS.



He's back. They got together in January 26th of this year and is playing with them in Riot Fest in Chicago in October. I also found out he is playing with them next week in Denver. Wow.



Let me check the Magic 8 Ball and see if there is a big raise in my future...





Dang IT!



Oh well. Here is ALL back in the day. Probably around the same time period I first saw them as a wide eyed 17 year old freak.





Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Warm Fuzzy Feelings

Sometimes I worry a lot about work and where I will wind up. This week however I am not worried in the least.

I twitted yesterday about the running rumor that got started about me jumping to another group and how funny it was. Thing is, people keep asking me if I am really going to jump over.

I also know of another opportunity I am going to look into which could be good. I also was stopped by a friend of mine who told me she thinks I need to jump ship.

Basically everyone who was moved in the re-org feels much more secure. Those of us left behind are seeing the same lack of leadership and confusing tangle of paperwork. Basically we (I guess you could think of us as "The Lost") are waiting to see if we get sold off, wacked (also known as laid off or RIFed(Reduction In Forced)), or dropped completely.

Funny thing is I lost one lead for a large corp because I failed to act, however I just got another request for an opportunity in Houston, TX if I want to move.

We shall see.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Look Out Laurence!

So Laurence twitters that the Houston meteorologists are in a panic about the possible hurricane coming their way.





Based on the damage from the last one, I don't think he has to worry.



Sunday, July 20, 2008

Just A Slip

So I got to play bass at a church the family and I have been attending for two weeks in a row. All in all, it's a fun gig with good people.

Today we were doing a song where one of the line's is, "Nobody like Jesus."

One of the ladies was asking to go back over a part and said, "Lets start from the line 'Nobody likes me Jesus.'"

Hilarity ensued.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Home Again And Back To Work

Hmmmmm.

Home again. Fortunately for me I survived the desert, now I only have to survive work.

While I was out of town I didn't take any painkillers with me and I had one bad mojo of a backache yesterday. Got home immediate ate one and slept like a baby last night.

Sorry for the lack of humor and postings. I will try to make it up later with some pics or something later.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Third Rule Of Andrewball

Ok, so I informed Andrew he was not making the rules on what the definition of "Water" was. He informed me that he was since there was a game of Andrewball going on. THE WIFE let him know she wasn't playing Andrewball as she had never played Andrewball.

The Third Rule of Andrewball is... If you have never played Andrewball, you don't exist.

So his mother doesn't exist, so he doesn't exist, so Andrewball doesn't exist, so none of us exist...

EEEEEEEKKKKKK!!!!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Look Out Unstable Blogger!

Uh oh.



The Unstable Blogger and I were discussing finding Verne Troyer's house in Arlington and T.P.ing it.



I think he found out about it.




EEEEEEK!

Strange Dream

OK, so I don't remember a lot of my dreams, but it is even more rare that I remember one upon waking, but then retain memories of it as the morning goes on.

What else makes this unique is I dreamed I was at a concert to see a band that pretty much no longer exists. I dreamed I was out with the family at some kind of area like the "Old City" back home in Knoxville and I found out the band "ALL" was supposed to play. I was pretty excited because they hadn't played a concert in a few years now. The thing that was the big kicker is I could see them loading in and I found out they had their old singer Scott Reynolds back with them. This is even weirder because he left them back in the '90s and has been playing out on his own for years.

So anyway, like I did when I was a wide-eyed young musician who idolized someone I tracked down their bass player and tried to strike up a conversation. He immediately got really friendly and started showing me a picture of his pet which had just passed away (I don't know what that means, but I feel the need to point out he thought I was someone else which I unfortunately was too embarrassed to tell him I wasn't).

So anyway, I was keeping the whole family out late and the kids were falling asleep, so THE WIFE finally gave in and gave me 20 bucks to go see them play so she could leave.

Anyone want to weigh in and tell me what this dream means?

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Dead On My Feet

I worked support for an upgrade last night and I am beat. THE WIFE called to check on me and I let her know I was doing fine, but apparently she misunderstood when I was going out of town, so she thought I was only out the 15th. I let her know I would be gone Monday, Tuesday and return Wens...

Obviously she is not pleased with me as she is sure I said I would leave Tuesday.

The sad thing is I have no idea what I have said anymore. She tells me I have never told her things I could be sure I have.

Sometimes I think I am losing my mind.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

For Your Information

Just so everyone knows...

My gastrointestinal track has requested a day off. So I have graciously granted it in the hopes the revolt will cease.

Insanity will resume tomorrow.

Irony

Irony is:

Catching your son's dog eating cat poop, but having your son throw up afterward.

(sigh)

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Thinking Of Van

Poor Van of Furiousball who is sure life is out to get him. POTTY MOUTH WARNING!!!!



Life is not, but with friends like me...






Hang in there man. From another poor sucker with back problems...



But I don't make myself shovel mulch.

To Be Stupid Is To Is Stupid

So anyway while I play Lab Rat this week, a guy from another division comes up to my lab partner and says he is having problems with his PBX and needs her to upgrade his system to fix them (as a side note this is at 3 in the afternoon). He is getting a LOT of pressure and complaints and this has to be fixed now.

She says OK, she needs his database. He disappears for an hour or so and comes back with the database and drops it on her desk. We look and only half of it is there. She tells him she needs the whole thing. He disappears again. She calls him finally and he says, "Oh I'll get that for you in the morning."

!!!!

WTF, if it is so important, why wait?

So he winds up getting the database to her and same deal, half the database. She checks his system's drive and sure enough, he has SOMEHOW managed to delete HALF of his DATABASE!

Hmmmmm. I wonder if this could have anything to do with the problems he is having?

No cure for stupid.

Conversations With A Dweeb

Christopher and I were having a conversation over dinner which went something like this:

Chris: You know, I think fish were the originators of GPS.

Me: What?

Chris: Yeah, I think that is how they got around. They used their fish guts to find their way.

Me: That is crazy.

Chris: No, really. That is how we came up with GPS.

Me: No way. Using your thinking if I opened the GPS up it would be filled with fish guts. I know its not, so there.

Chris: How do you know? Did you open it up?

Me: Good point...

Monday, July 07, 2008

Yack And Hurl

I was going to post about a conversation I had with my son Chris and what a dweeb he is, but instead I am going to post about the Yack-Fest happening at my house.

It started last week with THE WIFE getting sick. Nasty bug, stomach cramps etc...

Then Ben yacked on the Fourth of July (not quite fireworks, but very colorful).

Chris went to stay at a friend's house on the 5th and we got a call in the middle of the night as he was redecorating their floors.

All finally seemed quite with Chris on the rebound last night.

This morning we found Ben had made some color modifications to his bed overnight.

(sigh)

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Happy Fourth Of July

Sorry it's a day late. I was enjoying festivities with the family.

Also we were enjoying the mariachi music provided by our neighbors... All.Day.Long.

Imagine 16 hours of THIS...



Oh yeah, happy birthday America, from your friendly Illegal Immigrant Hideout!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

The Difficulty In Chores

OK, so in keeping with our strange pets with strange habits (Nancy has an un-natural fear of paper, Boo is afraid of starving, Angel eats cat poop, Pepper the rabbit is an attack rabbit and Dozer is... well... Dozer).

Sato HAS to be the first to test out a freshly cleaned litter box. As soon as I begin cleaning it he runs from wherever he is in the house to observe my cleaning skills. he then climbs into the box and "Drops a Zag" while I am trying to work.

Very discouraging (not to mention disgusting).

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

New Song Lyrics

Slight modification of an old song.

THE WIFE (to Sadie): Bah bah black sheep have you any wool?

Sadie: NO!

So Confused

Good thing I am not tech support anymore. I am working from home because THE WIFE is very ill (probably food poisoning but if you would like details call me) and I am listening to my darling Lucie SCREAMING HER HEAD OFF because she wants to spend the day without clothes, living in her underwear only.

Stuff like this was awkward to explain when I had a tech with a major problem on the line. Fortunately for me right now I am waiting on a couple of Statement of Works to be sent down for me and another guy to look over. I don't have to worry about the phone until 2PM today.

Heck by then maybe I'll have a few beers in me... (Kidding, just kidding)

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

I Am Such A Geek

Your results:
You are Spider-Man
Spider-Man
85%
Robin
70%
Iron Man
70%
Superman
65%
Hulk
65%
Batman
40%
Supergirl
40%
The Flash
40%
Green Lantern
40%
Catwoman
35%
Wonder Woman
5%
You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.


Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test

What The FISHSTICKS???

I normally try to avoid too much political blogging just because I know that no matter what I write, or how much I believe, I will not change hearts and minds.



THIS is just sick though!






Why is it progress in Iraq is written to appear as failure? Has the quagmire (giggidy) moved to Afghanistan? Why doesn't this spin positive and say troop deaths fall below those in Afghanistan for the second month?