Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Adventures of Darth Tater - Day Five

Day Five begins with the Dark Lord losing a seat due to the college underwater basket weaving tournament being in town.

Wait! I am the Dark Lord of the Tot! I get to cut in line! Move Over!

Never mind, the Dark One will just have coffee.

The lunch accomodations were pleasing to Darth.

Chopsticks are a challenge when you are two inches tall!

The Adventures of Darth Tater - Day Four

The Force has been strong with this one so far... but could it last?

Beware of stick men falling into holes?

Open floor tile? What?

OK, note to self, stay away from the open floor tile!

The Adventures of Darth Tater - Day Three

Day Three of Darth Tater's adventure began with such hope.

After a great night's sleep the Dark Lord began his day productively.

When lunchtime came around, he was roped into going to the mandantory "Guys from out of the country want to go to Hooters" lunch.



Ok, perhaps it wasn't as bad as it seemed.

Nope, never mind, it was as bad as expected... Using the FORCE to fetch some Pepto.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Adventures of Darth Tater - Day Two

Sorry for the delay, but as a minion of Darth Tater I still have a day job which interferes with blogging.

Day two began with the Dark Lord of the Tot going down to the lobby of the hotel for a hearty breakfast.

The selection pleases me.
After breakfast Darth Tater reported for work where he was working diligently throughout the day.
Next, a road trip was in order to break the monotony.
The force is strong with that car!
On the way he passed one of the sites of the 2008 presidential debate.

I could have used my dark powers for good if I had been there.
Look for Day Three photots and the mandantory Hooters visit soon.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Adventures Of Darth Tater - Day One

I have decided to let my good luck charm Darth Tater do the talking for me for this trip so my kids can see what he sees.

We begin with Darth on the bus to the airport... Obviously, this was not a fun ride for him.

 Once he arrives at the airport, he checks the condition of his plane and find it meets with his satisfaction.
 After an uneventful flight, one can of Pepsi and teeny tiny pack of snack mix later he arrives in Nashville and checks into his hotel. The bed looks nice...
So does the chair...
The view leaves something to be desired, but what can you do?

More to come as the Dark Lord of the TOTs spreads his vengance on Nashville!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Glad I Am Not Interfering With The Cash Flow

Well, I'm prepping for my second phase of my MAJOR PROJECT, so I leave Monday. I have been working on the dryer and while I was waiting for THE WIFE to get ready for our trip to get a thermal fuse when I checked CNN (I am so addicted to news) and found this tidbit:

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has broached the issue of human rights with Chinese leaders, but said that the world economic and other crises are more pressing. "Human rights cannot interfere with the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crises," Clinton said in talks with China's foreign minister.

Wow. Glad money is much more important than people after all. It's strange that we are obligated to help the suffering in America, but we don't care about the people who suffer in China. Of course 90% of the crap we buy in our stores comes from China now, so I guess I should just shut my mouth.

Oh well, off to the parts store.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Fortune Cookie Type Thought


When you search in your heart, is what you are doing with your life right, or is it what you want to be right?

It is very easy to decieve ourselves.

OK, back to potty humor, pensive moment is over.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hello??? Anyone Out There???

OK, sorry. I feel terible (not that many people read this thing, but I just haven't had time to vent on this thing. The other good thing about this blog is it lets me write and keeps the old gears almost oiled. If I don't blog I wind up over at Say Anything Blog, Little Green Footballs, WizBangBlog or IMAO offering annoying right wing commentary in the comments. Political commenting is such a waste of time because you NEVER change anyone's mind. Usually you wind up getting drug into a name calling match with a troll.

Oh well, here's the update. We had to buy a new (to us) car because the old purple van is sick. I go back to Nashville on MAJOR PROJECT phase II on the 23rd. Hopefully I will still be employed when I come back.

Still fat. Still grumpy. Still sarcastic. All in all, I am still Houston.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Uh OH!

Is it a bad thing if a PBX conversion which has been in the planning stages for MONTHS (literally) is in danger of being delayed due to PHONECO not having shipped the proper parts out due to us not keeping them in stock?

Uh oh...

Two weeks until the conversion, and still waiting on cables? CABLES for PETE'S SAKE!!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Real American

...And no, I don't mean GI Joe.

Last night THE WIFE and I surprised my 12 year old Chris by me taking him to hear Chuck Yeager speak. We didn't tell him where we were going (we told him I was taking him to see the "Doodlebops") and I knew he would be very excited to hear stories from a man who fought in WW2, Korea, Vietnam and flew almost every type of plane in the US Air Force (and some of the Russian planes too).

My only regret is I couldn't get a picture of Chris with the General. General Yeageris 86 tomorrow and after a couple of hours of talking and the night getting on 9 PM I know he was bushed. The arrangers for the speaking engagement brought out a cake in honor of his birthday and we all sang to him, he grabbed a piece of cake and quietly disappeared.

It was a nice evening and it was like a trip back to my youth hearing stories from my grandfather about his time in the army.

God bless you, and happy birthday General Yeager from my family to yours.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Since I Am On A Tear Anyway

My thanks to The Jawa Report for making my day. Apparently the Evil Evil Evil Evil (did I meantion EVIL?) IDF didn't actually bomb a school and,  oh yeah, Hamas might be sorta kinda stealing aide.

Amazing this only comes out AFTER everything is said and done. I mean really, who are you going to take the word of, a group of terrorists who shoot poorly guided rockets indiscriminately at inncocent children around schools in order to maximize collateral damage, or a legitimate military force who shoots high precision rockets (to minimize collateral damage) at terrorists hiding behind innocent children around schools in order to stop terror.

I honestly don't see why this is so hard.

Still Sick, But Entertained

Funny, when Bush misspoke, it was because he was a brainless idiot. When a dem misspeaks, it's no big deal.

I think it's time to hang on to my religion and my guns and batten down the hatches on my compound. Anyone want to join in?

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Zombies Everywhere!

In Illinois Also!

I am not worthy.

I Am Not Worthy!

Genius... Genius.

I May Have To Kill Myself

I have a miserable cold... I am home from work while a project looms over my head... PHONECO has announced massive layoffs... and Dilbert is out of work...

How freakin' depressing can it get?

Monday, February 02, 2009

Paranoid Much?

Sorry, not trying to be a downer. I figured everyone at work needed to at least laugh at what we were all thinking, so I drew this:

Kind of summed it up nicely I felt.