Holy Crap!

Holy crap, a year and three months since I posted?

This fixes that problem for now. See you in June 09!


In the mood to get pissed off?

If this book doesn't piss you the hell off, then I want you to get the fuck off this planet and stop stealing my god damned money.


372 days later....

Muslim woman without headgear compared to "uncovered meat" saying it's her fault she was raped


Oh wait, this was in Australia. A nation NOT paralyzed by political correctness. They ARE screaming and demanding this cleric's resignation!



The best year for pop hits (IMNSHO)


1. That's What Friends Are For, Dionne Warwick, Elton John, and Gladys Knight

2. Say You, Say Me, Lionel Richie
3. I Miss You, Klymaxx
4. On My Own , Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald
Broken Wings, Mr. Mister (sick of this one)
6. How Will I Know, Whitney Houston
7. Party All The Time, Eddie Murphy
8. Burning Heart, Survivor
9. Kyrie, Mr. Mister
10. Addicted To Love, Robert Palmer
11. Greatest Love Of All, Whitney Houston
12. Secret Lovers, Atlantic Starr
13. Friends And Lovers, Carl Anderson and Gloria Loring
14. Glory Of Love, Peter Cetera
15. West End Girls, Pet Shop Boys
16. There'll Be Sad Songs, Billy Ocean
17. Alive And Kicking, Simple Minds
18. Never, Heart
19. Kiss, Prince and The Revolution
Higher Love, Steve Winwood I'm so sick of Steve Winwood
21. Stuck With You, Huey Lewis and The News
22. Holding Back The Years, Simply Red (memories of unrequited love)
23. Sledgehammer, Peter Gabriel
24. Sara, Starship
25. Human, Human League
26. I Can't Wait, Nu Shooz
27. Take My Breath Away, Berlin (The love theme from Top Gun, but Kenny Loggins released a more appropriate love song several months later: "Meet me halfway (across the sky)
28. Rock Me Amadeus, Falco
29. Papa Don't Preach, Madonna
30. You Give Love A Bad Name, Bon Jovi
When The Going Gets Tough, Billy Ocean
32. When I Think Of You, Janet Jackson (again with the memories)
33. These Dreams, Heart
34. Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone), Glass Tiger
35. Live To Tell, Madonna
36. Mad About You, Belinda Carlisle
37. Something About You, Level 42 (more memories)
38. Venus, Bananarama
39. Dancing On The Ceiling, Lionel Richie
40. Conga, Miami Sound Machine
41. True Colors, Cyndi Lauper
42. Danger Zone, Kenny Loggins (my personal #1 of the year)
43. What Have You Done For Me Lately, Janet Jackson
44. No One Is To Blame, Howard Jones
45. Let's Go All The Way, Sly Fox
46. I Didn't Mean To Turn You On, Robert Palmer
47. Words Get In The Way, Miami Sound Machine
48. Manic Monday, Bangles
49. Walk Of Life, Dire Straits
50. Amanda, Boston
51. Two Of Hearts, Stacey Q
Crush On You, Jets(sick of them because they are from Minneapolis)
53. If You Leave, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
54. Invisible Touch, Genesis
55. The Sweetest Taboo, Sade
56. What You Need, INXS
57. Talk To Me, Stevie Nicks
58. Nasty, Janet Jackson
59. Take Me Home Tonight, Eddie Money
60. We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off, Jermaine Stewart
61. All Cried Out, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam With Full Force
62. Your Love, Outfield
63. I'm Your Man, Wham!
64. Perfect Way, Scritti Politti
65. Living In America, James Brown
66. R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A., John Cougar Mellencamp
67. Who's Johnny, El Debarge (some good harmony, and the gal in the movie was hot, too, but I can't remember who she is)
68. Word Up, Cameo
69. Why Can't This Be Love, Van Halen (awesome guitar voicing)
70. Silent Running, Mike and The Mechanics
71. Typical Male, Tina Turner
72. Small Town, John Cougar Mellencamp
73. Tarzan Boy, Baltimora
74. All I Need Is A Miracle, Mike and The Mechanics
75. Sweet Freedom, Michael McDonald
76. True Blue, Madonna
77. Rumors, Timex Social Club
78. Life In A Northern Town, Dream Academy
79. Bad Boy, Miami Sound Machine
80. Sleeping Bag, ZZ Top
81. Tonight She Comes, Cars
Love Touch, Rod Stewart (ANYTHING by Rod Stewart)
83. A Love Bizarre, Sheila E.
84. Throwing It All Away, Genesis
85. Baby Love, Regina
86. Election Day, Arcadia
87. Nikita, Elton John
88. Take Me Home, Phil Collins
89. Walk This Way, Run-D.M.C.
90. Sweet Love, Anita Baker
91. Your Wildest Dreams, Moody Blues (incredible harmony)
92. Spies Like Us, Paul McCartney
93. Object Of My Desire, Starpoint
94. Dreamtime, Daryl Hall
95. Tender Love, Force M.D.'s
96. King For A Day, Thompson Twins
97. Love Will Conquer All, Lionel Richie
98. A Different Corner, George Michael
99. I'll Be Over You, Toto
100. Go Home, Stevie Wonder (No, Go Home, Rod Stewart)


New blog

So there's this new blog that just started a couple days ago. I was going to leave a comment but I can't get to a page that lets me CREATE a login to let me login to leave a comment. So I figured I'd be tricky and do a trackback and see if he notices.

And then if he does let's see if he can figure out who I am :)


Pop hits in the year I graduated

I got this from Mitch who got it from Sheila who got it from Michele who got it from Johnny Bacardi who got it from Wilwork's LJ

A. Go to http://www.musicoutfitters.com.
B. Enter the year you graduated from high school in the search function.
C. Bold for the songs you like, strike through the ones you hate and underline your favorite. Do nothing to the ones you don't remember (or don't care about).

Most of the ones I didn't do anything to, it wasn't because I don't LIKE them, I'm just sick of them since I listened to an all 80's station a lot while it was still on the air in Minneapolis.
I remember 1986 having far more songs I liked. I might do 1986 tomorrow night.

1. Faith, George Michael
2. Need You Tonight, INXS
3. Got My Mind Set On You, George Harrison
4. Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley
5. Sweet Child O' Mine, Guns N' Roses (guy who lived a few dormrooms down from me in my freshman year at college spent weeks trying to play the riff from this song, over and over and over and over starting in the fall. He wasn't any better in the spring)
6. So Emotional, Whitney Houston
7. Heaven Is A Place On Earth, Belinda Carlisle
8. Could've Been, Tiffany
9. Hands To Heaven, Breathe
10. Roll With It, Steve Winwood
11. One More Try, George Michael
12. Wishing Well, Terence Trent d'Arby
13. Anything For You, Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine
14. The Flame, Cheap Trick
15. Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car, Billy Ocean
16. Seasons Change, Expose
17. Is This Love, Whitesnake
18. Wild, Wild West, Escape Club
19. Pour Some Sugar On Me, Def Leppard
20. I'll Always Love You, Taylor Dayne
21. Man In The Mirror, Michael Jackson
22. Shake Your Love, Debbie Gibson
23. Simply Irresistible, Robert Palmer
24. Hold On To The Nights, Richard Marx
25. Hungry Eyes, Eric Carnen
26. Shattered Dreams, Johnny Hates Jazz
27. Father Figure, George Michael
28. Naught Girls (Need Love Too), Samantha Fox
29. A Groovy Kind Of Love, Phil Collins
30. Love Bites, Def Leppard
31. Endless Summer Nights, Richard Marx
32. Foolish Beat, Debbie Gibson
33. Where Do Broken Hearts Go, Whitney Houston
34. Angel, Aerosmith
35. Hazy Shade Of Winter, Bangles
36. The Way You Make Me Feel, Michael Jackson
37. Don't Worry, Be Happy, Bobby McFerrin
38. Make Me Lose Control, Eric Carnen
39. Red Red Wine, UB40
40. She's Like The Wind, Patric Swayze
41. Bad Medicine, Bon Jovi
42. Kokomo, Beach Boys
43. I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That, Elton John
44. Together Forever, Rick Astley
45. Monkey, George Michael
46. Devil Inside, INXS
47. Should've Known Better, Richard Marx
48. I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love, Chicago
49. The Loco-Motion, Kylie Minogue
50. What Have I Done To Deserve This?, Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield
51. Make It Real, Jets
52. What's On Your Mind, Information Society
53. Tell It To My Heart, Taylor Dayne
54. Out Of The Blue, Debbie Gibson
55. Don't You Want Me, Jody Watley
56. Desire, U2
57. I Get Weak, Belinda Carlisle
58. Sign Your Name, Terence Trent d'Arby
59. I Want To Be Your Man, Roger
60. Girlfriend, Pebbles
61. Dirty Diana, Michael Jackson
62. 1-2-3, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
63. Mercedes Boy, Pebbles
64. Perfect World, Huey Lewis and the News
65. New Sensation, INXS
66. Catch Me (I'm Falling), Pretty Poison
67. If It Isn't Love, New Edition
68. Rocket 2 U, Jets
69. One Good Woman, Peter Cetera
70. Don't Be Cruel, Cheap Trick
71. Candle In The Wind, Elton John (yeah yeah, I know. I think it's a pretty song. stfu, ok?)
72. Everything Your Heart Desires, Daryl Hall and John Oates
73. Say You Will , Foreigner
74. I Want Her, Keith Sweat
75. Pink Cadillac, Natalie Cole
76. Fast Car, Tracy Chapman UGH!
77. Electric Blue, Icehouse
78. The Valley Road, Bruce Hornsby and The Range
79. Don't Be Cruel, Bobby Brown
80. Always On My Mind, Pet Shop Boys
81. Piano In The Dark, Brenda Russell Featuring Joe Esposito
82. When It's Love, Van Halen
83. Don't Shed A Tear, Paul Carrack
84. We'll Be Together, Sting
85. I Hate Myself For Loving You, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
86. I Don't Want To Live Without You, Foreigner
87. Nite And Day, Al B. Sure
88. Don't You Know What The Night Can Do, Steve Winwood
89. One Moment In Time, Whitney Houston
90. Can't Stay Away From You, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
91. Kissing A Fool, George Michael
92. Cherry Bomb, John Cougar Mellancamp
93. I Still Believe, Brenda K. Starr
94. I Found Someone, Cher
95. Never Tear Us Apart, INXS
96. Valerie, Steve Windwood
97. Just Like Paradise, David Lee Roth
98. Nothin' But A Good Time, Poison
99. Wait, White Lion
100. Prove Your Love, Taylor Dayne


Blogging about work Pt. 2

So on the day before my last day, I scoured our CRM system for email addresses of all the customers I loved talking to, and sent them home. In the evening of my last day there, I sent 49 people the following email.

Blogging about work

Not a good idea as we all know.

Guess what? I GOT LET GO A MONTH AGO!!!

So I'm gonna blog about work.

My peer coworkers were the god damned BEST bunch of coworkers I've ever ever had. They're all awesome

The management politics and blinders and ego and sensitive egos are amazing. It was an eye opener working there and talking to people who were in the gossip circle and heard the good dirt.

Sometimes I wonder just how in the hell the stupidest, most unpragmatic people (like, sometimes, SALESPEOPLE) achieve management levels in the company, and those of us with a good head on our shoulders are always stuck at the bottom of the shit pile (IT/Tech workers, usually)

*insert Howard Deaniac meltdown scream here*

I start Monday at a company that makes yearbooks and class rings. I will be a short term contract, working in a crush to get all their remote salespeople's laptops upgraded from 2K to XP. There will be some phone support but there will be some hands on too. The guy I interviewed with told me that he'd probably have me concentrate more on the laptops that get sent to them for upgrading. Yay!

Not like it will be difficult. He said they send them a DVD with an XP image on it. They dump their save data to a removeable backup device, boot to the DVD, it lays down a new image, and then they restore from the backup device and away it goes.

Only thing is they all own their laptops and therefore are all local administrators. And we all know what happens when you give sales people local admin rights, don't we....


Wants vs Needs

I Want:

To join the MOB

I Need:

More time to post more posts and go to MOB events.


Liar Liar, Pants on Fi-ar

I wish there was a way to sue senators for lying about their party affiliation.

John McCain is NOT a Republican. He's a pro-military Democrat.

Oh well, he signed his political death warrant. I just wish it wouldn't have screwed up so much for all the rest of us.


Still here

It sucks to be busy, ya know?



Nothing more needs to be said:

Laughing all the way to the bank

Education helps





Cousin, that is. Not daughter.

I spent almost 6 weeks downloading a 35 GIG collection of every Simpson's episode from seasons 1-15. I'm burning it to a set of DVD's for a friend. I've done 6. Got 2 more after this one. I promised him I'd get it done tonight so I could mail it tomorrow. I WANT TO GO TO BED!


The BLAH PAGE with an incredibly long title that serves absolutely nopurpose but to take up space

The BLAH PAGE with an incredibly long title that serves absolutely nopurpose but to take up space


Too long since last update, too late to update

It's too late to do much of anything now, but I leave you with this.
Someone on Michelle Malkin's page about this came up with a great idea: Find the address that belongs to this waste of human pissflap skin, and send her three birthday cards every year to remind her of her two sons that she murdered.

Goodnight Emily and Alex. I love you two.

*shakes head*


It's been a long time, been a long time, been a long lonely lonely time

Since I've updated this. I shall describe thus which is vertically enhanced:

Reagan's California Funeral. My remarks.

It DIDN'T RAIN today and it WASN'T HOT OR COLD! Looks like this is turning out to be the best weather week so far this year. Now if I had more time from when I kick my lazy tired ass out of bed til I get to work, I MIGHT be able to ride the bike and not be incredibly late.

Kids are in bed, wife isn't tired, she's taking advantage of this fact for some few and far between Playstation 2 time, while I am working on a computer that belongs to a friend of a coworker. It's a Piece of crap. It's an e-Machine (gads), Cyrix M-II 333 (AAAAAIIIIIIIIYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEE) running Windows 98 *GAG* with a failing hard drive. My coworker says that she can't afford anything better and will probably use it to sell pot on the internet. If I were a strong devout Christian, I wouldn't help her. Oh well.


3.25 hours of sleep wasn't enough



Hugh Hewitt's recommendations

Hugh has a list of 20 blogs that he considers "must reads". I'm only deeply in tune with one of them, and vaguely familiar with about 5 of them from quick skims and hearing Hugh talk about them on the radio.

SOMEday, I'll be able to sit down and read a ton of stuff that I should have read by now. Looks like Labor Day.



My buddy, storm, on the chatroom I am part of, has his own blog too, about "weight lifting and martial arts - documenting what a rank newbie goes thru." He'll be here tomorrow with his wife and kidlet for a visit all weekend. If things work out properly, I'm giving his wife a ride on my motorcycle. She's tiny. It'll almost be like riding alone. I suppose I should go out tonight and figure out how to crank up the preload on the shock to deal with the extra weight. When I gave my cousin a ride (11th grade girl), the back of the bike dropped down quite a bit.


4 hours of sleep wasn't enough

I need a nap. Maybe my tiredness is what's causing me to not understand how a humane thinking person could stand to let this barbaric atrocity to continue to be legal. What boggles my mind even further is how anyone who is a parent can agree with it.

The judiciary in this country is out of control. Fukrs.


So how the hell do I....

....make a column of sites I want to link to on the side of the page (I believe it is called a blogroll?)

We're gonna get two of these for the trip to California next Feb.

Baby seat carrier.

AS opposed to paying $35/week each for two carseats from the rental car place.

Waiting for Alex to fall asleep....

Kim is planning on taking the kids out to her parents for labor day weekend while I stay here and bachelor it. If she leaves on Friday, that gives me all day Friday to goof off, Saturday I'll be productive and Sunday I'll goof off. Then I can do my usual frantic last minute chore frenzy before she gets home at about 7 in the evening Monday. One of my goof off days will be spent exclusively reading blog after blog after blog, just following links at random and seeing what I find.


Well, crap! That sucks!

I just realized something very very very bad this evening while I was cuddling with Emily before her bedtime.

When we move her bedroom to her new bedroom, the swing reclining rocker is going to stay in her old room which will become Alex's room. This means I can't cuddle with her anymore unless we go in there when Alex is asleep and listen to music quietly so as not to wake him up.


Potty Training

My daughter is apologizing to the potty for some resaon :)


So we primed the soon-to-be-Emily's-bedroom room today.

I need to take a shower.