Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My New Desktop Background

Many thanks to my buddy Pat for the new desktop background.  The shot was taken from Sydney during the dust storm from a couple of weeks back.



Wow, it is amazing.  It's hard to believe it wasn't Photoshopped.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cowboys Crap

Tony Romo throws so many interceptions Vinnie Testeverde makes fun of him.

Jason Witten is open more than a 7-11 (Hint to Tony Romo!)

Roy Williams is a lot different from T.O. Where T.O. often dropped passes which hit him in the hands, Roy often drops passes which aren't even intended for him.

Roy sucks so hard his only endorcement offer is from Electrolux.

Roy Williams was hit by a bus at Valley Ranch over the weekend. Fortunately for him the bus hit him on the hands and bounced harmlessly away.

There was some concern Roy Williams had caught the Swine Flu last week, then everyone realized he was Roy Williams.

Wade Phillips is taking a new harder line on the Cowboys. If they don't straighten up and fly right, he's going to ask the UN to write a strongly worded resolution to be sent to them.

The Cowboys running backs are more banged up than Johnny Knoxville.

Felix Jones is the only Jones boy who Jerry doesn't cry about at night.

Some people drive a big truck to make up for anatomical shortcomings, Jerry built the Death Star.

And don't forget Flozell Adams:

Flozell had three false starts the last time he made love to his wife.

Flozell, its one, THEN two THEN three. OK?

I'm not saying Adams gets a lot of penalties, I'm just saying he gets more laundry thrown at him than the original members of Kiss.

Monday, September 28, 2009

My Wild Wild Life (Part III)

By Popular demand... Geoffry the Giraffe!


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Guess who's in there! I'll give you a hint, it ain't me!

My Wild Wild LIfe (Part II)

PrincessTeacher Lucie conducts class for her students.


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My Wild Wild Life (Part 1)

So here is what life in my home is like. First up we have the insane cat Sato and how much he loves his new collar.


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PHONECO Rumor Mill

PHONECO is undergoing merger with our sister company and the rumor mill is all a twitter with rumors of massive layoffs, re-orgs etc...

So anyway, the date for this apocolyptic occurance keeps moving. First of Sept, 3rd week of Sept, End of Sept, First of Oct, First Friday, ... and on and on.

I am cold and ticked off and the lab is like hanging out in a morgue right now. Moral is low, no one knows what is going on and honestly I am tired of my ever expanding role of responsibilities.  I signed on for one job and every time we have layoffs that means the ones left behind get more work for the same or less pay. 

I went to work for PHONECO because I loved our products but the ever changing role we present to the world has me frustrated.  I want our management to make a decision and stick to it.  I am tired of NO ONE EVER making a decision, so we flounder around and then it seems everyone is confused by why things don't work properly.

A good example is me being in a meeting where I am supposed to provide "Techincal Answers" for a Director.  Turns out the manager of the product was looking to me to make a "Pitch" for why they should sell the product.

You. Have. Got. To. Be. Kidding. Me.

The sad thing is, I think we are wasting wayyyyy too much money on this product, but if I want to keep working I don't share that tidbit.

Maybe this round of layoffs I will get my severance and move on with my life.

Monday, September 21, 2009

How I Feel At Work Today

I can't seem to get anything together. The server I am working on doesn't have a connection for the hard drive. I am scattershot on my bug reports...

In short, I feel like this:


Curse you Chipmunk!  Get out of my TIE fighter!  Curse you!

Global Thermonuclear Warfare

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Correction

Got a link sent to me from my buddy in Australia @Stefan_MK1 to a ridiculous picture of the President.


But something just looked wrong to me... Hmmm, what could it be?


There... That's better!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What The???

I am often confused by many things. I would like to think of myself like "Winnie the Pooh" but then my family would starting calling me "Daddy the POO" and I would lock myself in the bathroom and cry which would only add fuels to the fire.

Anyhoo. The Doc is obviously concerned about my back seeing as how I am eating Vicodin like Tic-Tacs and said no more painkillers for me until I come visit her.  I am not going to fight anymore and I asked THE WIFE to get a referral to an orthopedic so I can get this fixed for good.  Pain SUCKS.

For those of you interested in the UNEMPLOYED ONE, I have avoided talking about him so he wouldn't get upset and get in a twist because I talked about him on the blog, but oh well.

He is employed but he is seasonal help at Toys R Us so he has no hours, no cash, no car isn't going to college right now and I am not sure what his plan is.  I would ask someone to hire him, but I have no idea what he really wants to do.

On that note, lets go out with a political message from Linda McMahon.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Somebody Stop Me!



The Internet does make you stupid!


UPDATE!

I shamelessly stole this from my friend Nikki. Sorry Nikki.

P.S.
You're little girl is too dang cute!

Racist!




Uh Oh!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Why I Don't Wear Makeup

Sadie and Lucie work on their makeup skills.

THE WIFE works on her Photobomber skills as a spoiler!

Never a dull moment!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Let Me Make It Up To You

I need to apologize to everyone for my long winded political outburst yesterday.

What? Make it up to you?

Are we at that point in our relationship? I don't know, I feel so violated.

NAH. Here's a goofy picture from my buddy Jerry to make it up to you!


So anyway The Panel has a brand new post up discussing how we named our pets.

Or if you prefer, you can see how life with an Aspie can sometimes be a challenge over at THE WIFE's blog.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My Troll Filled Morning

Well my tweet (twit?) this morning of...


I have a new hero. Joe Wilson #iamthemob
...prompted a troll exchange. I have found people who diagree with those of us who are conservative tend to follow the #iamthemob hash and jump out to try to spew the party line we hear from our government at us.

Here is what happened. I am @tots4masses in the exchange. Bold and Italics indicate a note from me on the exchange.



MildlyBrilliant @Tots4Masses A grown man throws a tantrum over an easily debunked rumor like a three year old, and you admire that? I weep for this country.

@MildlyBrilliant Would you like a link to the bill where you can read it for yourself?

@MildlyBrilliant While the bill says it is for illegals there is no mechanism to verify citizenship.

@MildlyBrilliant Per the bill there is only a check for income as a requirement.

@MildlyBrilliant Go back under your rock and love on the president who is lying to you while you adore him. I weep for YOU!

@MildlyBrilliant I also weep for the fact you refer to yourself as "Mildly Brilliant" but believe everything you are told.

MildlyBrilliant @Tots4masses H.r. 3200: Sec 246-no federal payment for undocumented aliens. Oh and mildlybrilliant is self depricating humor, try again.

Here is the section he is referencing:

"SEC. 246. NO FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS.
Nothing in this subtitle shall allow Federal payments for affordability credits on behalf of individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States."

@MildlyBrilliant And please point out the section where they verify citizenship. I'll be waiting.

MildlyBrilliant @Tots4Masses Yeah it it's the part where there is NO DOCUMENTATION, no insurance... Or do you honestly believe the gov't won't check?

@MildlyBrilliant Do you honestly believe they will? If it isn't mandated, why would they? How would they?

Now I make a comment to another twitterer

@OrdinaryAmerica Dude, I will have to blog about this transaction with this twit. It is hilarious.

I was bad. I shouldn't have called him a twit. I admit it, it was childish of me.

MildlyBrilliant @Tots4Masses If that resolution is passed then yes it would be. You have no proof it won't and who are you calling "twit"? Blog away chump.

HUH? I still don't understand this one?

@MildlyBrilliant I am calling YOU a twit. You said this was easily refutable. Now are you saying "It isn't in there, but it will be?"

MildlyBrilliant @Tots4Masses I showed you the house resolution stating no insurance for those without documentation, it's not my fault you can't read.

Uh... no it doesn't say anything about "Documentation"

@MildlyBrilliant I already pointed out I know it says that. You have not answered my question, "How is citizenship verified?"

MildlyBrilliant @Tots4Masses The same way it is for Medicare, Medicaide, SCHIP, etc. You have to submit your documentation before you get any bennefits.

Uh... no it doesn't reference Medicare, Medicaide, SCHIP etc. Let me ask again.

@MildlyBrilliant And what section is that outlined in? I promise to read it and give it honest thought if you point it out.


That was it. Either he decided I was too dumb to continue or he couldn't find the section he was sure would be in the bill. Honestly, I sincerely hope he is looking because that is what all citizens need to be doing.

My point to @MildlyBrilliant was even though the bill says illegal immigrants SHALL NOT be covered; there is no check in the bill to verify legal / illegal status. That was and still is my point. I stand with Joe Wilson, President Obama lied last night.

If the point of section 246 was really to make sure only citizens and legal immigrants were covered, verification would have been outlined somewhere in the 1,100 or so pages. I do not for one second believe the fact this omission has not been corrected is an accident.

If it has been overlooked the Democrats should simply explain how the check is made and what sections it is outlined under. They don't do that, so the debate goes on with them resorting to name calling (thugs, mobs, racists assholes etc...) and not giving facts.

If it is not outlined now, I do not believe it will be outlined properly after it's made a law, nor do I feel we should make assumptions on how things will be covered as @MildlyBrilliant did.

I do have to give @MildlyBrilliant a bit of credit though as the last troll started off the conversation by calling me a "Dumba$$" (his spelling). If anyone wants to change my mind, please be sure to state the sections of the bill where it is outlined not just throw out how you "Think" it will work.

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UPDATE!!!! I WIN!

From Fox News:


In the Senate, Democrats in the so called "Gang of Six," a group of bipartisan senators on the Senate Finance Committee which is the last panel yet to release its bill, began moving quickly to close the loophole that Wilson helped bring greater attention to.


But I'm sure since it's from Fox News, I am just drinking me Kool Aid.


Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Shameless Self Promotion!

I just added a Potato Nightmare shirt to my cafepress.com site to celebrate Halloween.



You can see all the stuff at http://www.cafepress.com/houstonkeys or go directly to the shirt here!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Dozer The Destructor Shirts Available!

I opened up a shop on Cafe Press to sell some of my designs.  If you are so inclined, feel free to go buy and give things a look. I will update the site as I add images.

First up is shameless self promotion of my story "Dozer the Destructor."


You can hit the site at http://www.cafepress.com/houstonkeys.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Please Support The Duncanville Rink!

I got an email from a blog buddy tonight that the Duncanville skating rink where her daughter plays hockey is in danger of being closed.  They are needing web traffic to their site because they are trying to convince the Dallas Stars to keep the rink open so kids can continue to enjoy sports there.

Here's the link! http://supportduncanvillerink.com/

They are also making a push for getting into the "Hockey Is For Everyone" program with USA Hockey to make sure all kids who want to play hockey can.

Please go to the site and shoot off an email of support and follow them on Twitter at @SaveDvilleRink.  If you are planning on buying Dallas Stars hockey tickets thsi year, let them know that too!

Please spread the word so families can continue to enjoy this facility! Email your friends! Tweet it! Tomorrow is Follow Friday so it's a great time to spread the word!

Thank you sincerely,
Houston

A Little Somthing To Hold You Over

I have a post about pooping coming soon. I am sure EVERYONE will love it.

Until then enjoy this:


Miyuki Hatoyama the wife of the new Japanese Prime Minister - elect has traveled to Venus, Knew Tom Cruise in a former life and was once abuducted by aliens!


I think I saw that episode of South Park.