Thursday, February 28

Sporadic posting

Over the next few days the posting here may be a bit less than desired. Our office is supposed to be out of our current place of business by tomorrow. As of this morning, the new office place is finally giving us the key so we can start moving in. So, between the moving and getting the system set back up, I may disappear for a couple days.

In the meantime, don't let that stop you from checking out all the links on the right hand side. I am sure many of them would enjoy your visit.

Or you could drop a comment to me about how pissed off you are that I am not posting regularly.

Other than that, I will be back as soon as I can!


Tuesday, February 26

Our sources have managed to gain more intel

I have gathered more information through the grapevine. The office is supposed to be completely moved by Friday. Which means we are now down to three days to move everything. By ourselves. They have some people in today breaking down the cubicles on one side of the office. I presume they are moving them over to the new site and putting them up again. however, my info is limited to that area. They still have not said to myself when I am to move. Last time I was the last office to move since my job is regarding getting monies into the office. So, even though I received updated intel, I still am in the dark about most of it.

Today is my youngest son's 2nd birthday. I asked the Wife what plans were tonight, and she of course did not have any. So now I have to wait until I am home to find out if we are going out to eat, or staying home. I know we have several presents for him for afterwards. I should get some pics tonight and post tomorrow to show how cute my golden haired boy is.

Nothing more exciting is happening in my life right now. I am skipping poker night today for the son's birthday. That makes 2 weeks in a row I have missed. Several of the local players from my regular pub have been asking about me. Nice to know they want me to play so they can knock me out early. One gal is supposed to make me cookies for knocking me out - how that came about, I have no clue. But I am not going to turn down the cookies. She was mentioning it last night, when I said I would not be there tonight. That got another gal there to offer making me cookies as well. I told them both that they don't have to make any cookies for me, but they said they would.

I am such a cookie whore. And am I going to share any of these cookies? Hell no. But it will take some extra time at the gym to burn them off. Well worth it I would say.

Alrighty, I am outta here for the time being. Lunch is fast approaching, and then the afternoon of searching for something to do.


Monday, February 25

Thus starts the week of confusion

Normally, this is where I would make such dire remarks as "Hell Week" due to EOM. Unfortunately, we are not so busy to claim that title for the week. Instead I think I will label it as "Confusion Week".

Supposedly, about 2-3 weeks ago I was told we are moving our offices by the end of the month. As of today, nothing more has been said about it. Nothing been packed, nothing prepared for moving, and definitely no info from the bosses as to what is going on. You would think, since the last time we moved, they spent a week or so having many things in the office moved over prior to setting up - even if we had to move our own items in our own vehicles. Now I have no clue as to what is going on - if we are actually moving, or did they arrange to extend our time here for a time more. Each morning I expect to come in and the office is moved and I have no clue to what new address.

Other than that, this week holds a few good things. My youngest son turns 2 tomorrow. I have no idea what the Wife has planned. I hope nothing too extravagant. After all, he is only 2 - not turning 18 or something.

Other than that, I have nothing else for you today. A little over three hours to go for the day and I am trying to find busy work for me. Maybe tomorrow will be better.


Friday, February 22

Friday, and I have the blahs

Today was supposed to be a wonderful, happy, and productive day according to my wish list when I went to bed last night. Instead, it has been almost the opposite. Well, not quite opposite, but in a way I don't care for it.

First, can we say cloudy skies and rain all day. It's fricking Arizona! So overcast skies and rain sure don't help to cheer me up on the drive to work.

Oh, then let's talk about work. I have spent 3/4 of the day trying to get 1 - yes only 1 - loan signed today and the damn title company doesn't seem to know what the hell a regular home purchase is about. Just now, with under 2 hours to the whistle blowing, I finally have it ready.

What's next on the list? I figure I only have to wait just a bit longer and something will happen.

In the meantime, I anxiously await the closing hour so I can head out for a drink or several at the pub. Hope y'all are having a better day than I.


Thursday, February 21

Busy Day - Rambling Thoughts

Today has been a fairly productive day for me. The good part is I am just waiting for more info to come in to make the day be a damn good paycheck in two weeks. As slow as the mortgage market is, that is a good thing!

I received Stephen King's newest "Duma Key" and started it. I am only about 100 pages into it, and it seems good so far. Of course, I am also still working on Patricia Cornwell's "Book of the Dead" and another new one I got Robert Parker (who wrote the Spenser for Hire series). He has a few novels out about a police chief in Paradise, Maine, named Jesse Stone. Tom Selleck did 3 movies based on these novels. They were good, as are the books. Plus, I have been downloading free e-books online, so I have several to keep me busy for now.

Tonight I think I will finish up another DVD of the Stargate:Atlantis series. I only have like 3 discs to finish season three.

I am glad some of you have enjoyed the 'Overheard' meme KeesKennis thought up. I am thinking of maybe doing a bigger one with everyone in my blog roll. Maybe something I will work on this weekend, or maybe not. It was fun putting that one together.

Okay, I am all out of random thoughts. Back to my book until some more info arrives.


Wednesday, February 20

Flippin' Bored

I am so bored at work I went and did another damn meme. You are probably getting to hate hearing all about me all the time, huh? Oh well, this one I stole from Richmond as well.

Place an X by all the things you’ve done. Answer the 32 questions and pass it on.

( )Gone on a blind date
(x) Skipped school
(x) Watched someone die
( ) Been to Canada
(x) Been to Mexico
( ) Been to Florida
(x) Been on a plane
(x) Been lost
(x) Been on the opposite side of the country
(x) Gone to Washington, DC
(x) Swam in the ocean
(x) Cried yourself to sleep
(x) Played cops and robber
(x) Recently colored with crayons
(x) Sang Karaoke
(x) Paid for a meal with coins only?
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t?
(x) Made prank phone calls (before caller ID)
(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x) Danced in the rain
(x) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(x) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(x) Watched the sunrise with someone you care about
(x) Blown bubbles
( ) Gone ice-skating
(x) Been skinny dipping outdoors
(x) Gone to the movies

1. Any nickname? Ralphie Boy
2. Mother’s name? Nova
3. Favorite drink? Non-alcoholic : Sweetened Ice Tea Alcoholic : Budweiser and Jack Daniels
4. Tattoo? Yup
5. Body Piercing? Ear only
6. How much do you love your job? Uh - some days I like it a lot! Others not so much.
7. Birthplace? Danville, In
8. Favorite vacation spot? Rocky Point until recently
9. Ever been to Africa? No.
10. Ever eaten cookies for dinner? yes
11. Ever been on TV? Yes
12. Ever steal any traffic sign? No. But a flag from McDonald’s.
13. Ever been in a car accident? Yes
14. Drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle? 4 door
15. Favorite salad dressing? thousand island
16. Favorite pie? Cherry
17. Favorite number? 68
18. Favorite movie? “Field of Dreams”
19. Favorite holiday? Thanksgiving
20. Favorite dessert? Ice Cream - vanilla
21. Favorite food? Lasagna
22. Favorite day of the week? Friday
23. Favorite brand of body wash? Old Spice Body Wash
24. Favorite toothpaste? Aqua Fresh.
25. Favorite smell? Rain, freshly mowed grass, cookies, good pipe tobacco, turkey dinner.
26. What do you do to relax? Read.
What, no 27?
28. How do you see yourself in 10 years? 1 out of college, another in, another in HS, and the last in Jr high – married for just under 27 years – in good health, decent job, maybe even a grandkid
29. Furthest place you will send this message? How far does the web go?
30. Who will respond to this the fastest? No clue
31. Favorite restaurant? Lone Star
32. Five people to tag: I am not tagging anyone, but feel free to play along!

Be sure to read the post below this one!!

Well, it is Hump Day and for once I am feeling pretty good. I have a couple good deals going at work that just makes me happy! :sigh:: Now if everyday could be this way or better!!!!

Hockey game wasn't bad last night. I don't understand many of the rules, but picked up some new stuff last night. Coyotes lost tot he Calgary Flames, but there were at least 6 fights throughout the night. Yeah, checks and punches! The kids and Wife had never been to a hockey game so it was a great time for them. We had nosebleed seats, but in the new ( well 2 years old) arena, seating is good just about everywhere, unless you like being on the glass for the fights. Both boys were out before we made it home.

Found out from the Wife I have a severe muscle strain/sprain in my rotator cuff of the left arm. I had hurt it back a couple months ago, and thought it healed, but playing some basketball wioth the oldest son, I over did it I guess. I am hoping some time off the weights will help it heal, if not, I may need to go to the doc and find out if it is torn or not. Be my luck, GuyK and I will be out of commission several weeks with the same damn thing.

Okay, I am out of here. Be sure to read the post below. I tried a new meme from Kees. I thought it weren't too bad.


Overheard - a new MeMe

A new meme by KeesKennisTo end mindless meme's like "How many warts do you have on your dick/fanny" for evah and evah, amen.Select as many bloggers as you like, qoute what they have written, out of context, at an imaginary Blogmeet.Just act as if you are a major reporter from a major member of the Main Stream Media.your own words to link the peeps should be highlighted.0r do what you want toPlease start and close your "Overheard" by a quote from Acidman

Special Note: If you offend easily - especially if I take your comments out of context - then don't read any further.

The name of this meme is:

OVERHEARD - This one by Ralphd00d

Acidman : For a few days, I'll probably end up with something I've seen only in porno movies: A Big, Black Dick.
Richmond: I'll show you mine if you show me yours!
Eric : ...... I've had that dream a hundred times before......
Richmond: What do you think - is it weird??
Rainbow Wolf : Halter tops are a bit out of season, but I’m willing to overlook that if you have great boobage.
Hammer : I figure it's best to let the excitement find me...
Freddie : But, I did hear something about a "black leather mini".
V-Man : And I says to myself "Velociman, old boy, you need that thing."
Eric : and in the end, his orgasmic pipedream is that you die in a heap one frosty morning while feeding him leftover bacon so that he can slowly and steadily gnaw on your carcass for days and days and days........
KIM: Shit. That looks like me this whole entire week.
Og: On the other hand, no flies.
Hammer : I've seen the videos. I think it's disgusting.
Katy : I had a little peepee leakage.
El Capitan : So did my bunghole.
Rex : Late on Saturday night I will stumble back to the bunkroom and collapse in the bed.
El Capitan : Just about time for you to start having the annual finger-up-your-ass exam!
Hoosierboy : What is it with people who are always looking for change?
Pirate : I woke up at 5am this morning with a horrible ache in my left nut.
Redneck Scottsdale Princess: those fuckers HURT when you step on ‘em.
Bad Bad JuJu : It could be worse...
Kees Kennis: So now we know what you guys do in the off season.
Acidman : I can't wait for Wednesday, when my mama is going to drive me home.

Note: It ain't the greatest, but best I could do in the time I allotted myself to complete it. Sorry for those on the blogroll I left out - I can only read so much and try to find good excerpts.


Tuesday, February 19

Rambling in the ether

Boy, am I not functioning today. I overslept the alarm for a good hour this morning, so was late for work. But the good part is I was busy all morning with stuff to do.

My oldest son won Student of the Month (or some similar type award) at school last week. He received 5 tickets to tonight's Coyotes game (Hockey for those interested). Can you figure what I am doing tonight? Dropping the youngest at the Reverend Mother's and then the van-full across the West side to arena (right next door to wher ethe Cardinals play). Yee haw. Can you feel my excitement?

I wonder if I can sneak out of here for a quick bite of lunch? Even with being late.... Roast beef sub sure is sounding good about now.

Go see Groanin' Jock and help push him over 20K hits. Tell him I sent ya, and whatever. His nonsense is better than mine most days.

My youngest turns 2 next week. Wonder what the Wife has in store for that event? Now he is able to do more as far as celebrating, than he could last year.

I am currently reading Patricia Cornwell "The Book of the Dead" but am almost finished. I picked it up about three days ago along with Harlan Coben "Promise Me" which I have already finished. I ordered Stephen King's "Duma Key" back on the 4th, and it wasn't shipped until the 11th. They say 5-14 days for shipping (regular mail). I do hope it gets here soon, or another trip to the store will be in order.

Alrighty then. I am outta here for the day. I gotta go find something to eat - even if it is just a candy bar from the snack machine.


Monday, February 18

A Basic meme I stole

I stole this from Richmond and thought it would be different. Don't know how so many questions came up missing though...

60 Things You Possibly Didn't Know About Me (minus questions 17,21,22,23,45,49, & 57)

1. What is in the back seat of your car right now?Camping chair, baseball bag, about 30 books

2. When was the last time you threw up?This morning – was coughing too hard.

3. What's your favorite curse word?Probably ‘shit’.

4. Name 3 people who made you smile today?None as of yet.

5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?In bed, waiting for the snooze to go off again.

6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?Reading blogs from the work computer

7. What will you be doing 3 hours from now?Twiddling my thumbs wishing they let us go early

8. Have you ever been to a strip club?Yes.

9. What is the last thing you said aloud?Explained the status on a loan to a client

10. What is the best ice cream flavor?Vanilla

11. What was the last thing you had to drink?Water

12. What are you wearing right now?Jeans, sneakers, polo shirt, socks and undies

13. What was the last thing you ate?last night – turkey enchiladas

14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?No .

15. When was the last time you ran?Three weeks ago .

16. What's the last sporting event you watched?NASCAR yesterday

18. Who is the last person you emailed?my stepdad

19. Ever go camping?Yup.

20. Do you have a tan?Yes.

24. Do you drink your soda from a straw?If I am at a restaurant. From the can/bottle – no

25. What did your last IM say?Something like ‘G’nite Mom’

26. Are you someone's best friend?yes

27. What are you doing tomorrow?Working

28. Where is your mom right now?At work.

29. Look to your left, what do you see?A wall

30. What color is your watch?I don't generally wear a watch

31. What do you think of when you think of Australia?kangaroos, accents, aborigines

32. Would you consider plastic surgery?No

33. What is your birthstone?Blue Sapphire.

34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?usually Drive Thru.

35.How many kids do you want?four is enough

36. Do you have a dog?yes

37. Last person you talked to on the phone?recording at Washington Mutual – was ordering a payoff

38. Have you met anyone famous?Barry Goldwater, A.J. Foyt

39. Any plans today?waste work time by doing this

40. How many states have you lived in?Two

41. Ever go to college?Yes – but I ended up dropping that class

42. Where are you right now?my desk at work

43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now?Wasting time

44. Last song listened to?Dust in the wind by Kansas

46. Are you allergic to anything?I have general allergies.

47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?sandals

48. Are you jealous of anyone?No.

50. Is anyone jealous of you?I don't care.

51. What time is it?11:21 am MST.

52. Do any of your friends have children?Most of them do

53. Do you eat healthy?I do my best to do so

54. What do you usually do during the day?Wait for work to come to my desk

55. Do you hate anyone right now?Dislike? A Few but hate – not really

56. Do you use the word 'hello' daily?Yes .

58. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?37

59. Have you ever been to Six Flags?Yes – Magic Mountain (CA), Astroworld (Houston, TX), Over America (St Louis MO)

60. How did you get one of your scars?I have one about 4 inches wide and 8 inches long down the outside of my left calf. Was playing in softball tourny and had a hard slide into 2nd base. I was out, and had that scraped raspberry for weeks.

Another Holiday I suffer through

Today is President's Day. At least iu can respect the reason why certain portioans of the workforce get to have this day off. Unfortunately, Iam not in that division, so get to waste 3/4 of the day trying to get my job done, but can't because the people I need to talk to are the ones that are allowed this day off from work. Plus, you can't fund wnything as banks are closed. I walked in ten minutes early to work, the next to arrive was over 30 minutes late. The next comes in and is here 5 minutes before saying he isn't feeling well, and to let the bosses know when they get in. It's now an hour past start time, there is only 2 others here besides me, the bosses have not shown up yet, and I am bored outta my gourd.

Yes, you really have to visit my f'ed up world sometime.

Meanwhile, back on the ranch - The weekend was good. Had some good family time, and still able to watch the race. I think it is next week, or the one after the first race for Phoenix will be here. I'll be sending some money out with friends to get me my new Dale Jr hat. Everybody was giving me shit Sunday since I only have the #8 hat, instead of his new #88.

Alrighty, I am off to hit that list of reads on the side bar to the right. Y'all have a good one.


Friday, February 15

Blow this out your ...

My nose hurts. It's probably even a got a red color to it. The worst of it, it won't stop running. I might be over medicating myself, but I figured if Sudafed, plus my allergy pill, and a nice dose of cough syrup would be beneficial. So far in the past 4 hours, the only thing that has changed is I now have a headache to go with the other symptoms. That might be work induced though - I am not sure.

At least it is Friday. Though the way I feel it might be a ruined weekend. At least there is no softball this week. I think I might go out for a bit and have some hot toddy's to ease my discomfort.

After reading around a bit this morning, sounds like several people had an enjoyable V Day yesterday. Myself, I went home and did nothing. I offered to take the family out to eat but the Wife said no. She thought it would hectic anywhere we went because of the holiday. So she made homemade pizzas, and I watched a disc of Stargate Atlantis. Then I went to bed by 9pm. I was beat. I had one card from yesterday, and that was the 5 yr old son. He had made a card at school for Mom & Dad both.

Oh well, enough for now. I am on a hold with a lender now and my head is getting fuzzy. Forty minute hold the first time I called, and had to hang up as the boss needed to see me. Had to to do with payroll, so it was important. Now I am back on hold and who know when I will get through.

Y'all have a good one!


Thursday, February 14

Stick that arrow in your ...

Valentines Day. What a joke. For shits and giggles, I went to and perused the information regarding this day. Named after two saints named Valentine - which could both be the same person. and also called 'Singles Awareness Day' - now that makes sense - NOT!

Today is not turning into a normal day. I am not a morning person - ask anyone that has seen me in the early part of the day. Grumpy is a nice word to describe me at that time. So, being how things are around me, this is how my day started. I was awakened this morning by the two younger boys, one telling me happy V day and the other saying "Love you. Bye bye". Mind you it was nice and cute, and of course I returned the hugs and an 'I love you too". The Wife and oldest son come in with hugs as well. Then I looked at the clock and grumped to myself about the early hour ( I had no need to arise for at least another hour and half).

Now I am awake and unable to fall back asleep, have extra time to kill before work. I arrive early at the office, and discover nothing to do on my desk. I am still grumpy. My sinuses are running like crazy and I have the feeling I am coming down with a cold. The Wife had just gotten over this last week, and I am sure that is where I caught the bug.

And today is Valentines Day. That day of romance, where hugs, kisses and maybe more are supposed be plentiful. But not now for the d00d. I think it is going to be isolation and Sudafed for me - and an early bedtime. All that is still 4 hours away, and somehow I am surviving sitting at my desk. Granted, my trash can is half filled with tissues, and the Advil I took isn't helping the head ache. I know - whine whine bitch bitch.

Okay, enough of that for now. I need to figure out what I am doing tonight. I should stop and get a card at least for the Wife. I know, I am waiting down to the last minute. Take the family out to dinner as well? I dunno. Will have to see what the Wife has planned. Either way, I am still going to make it to bed early.


Wednesday, February 13

Nothing special for today

I have been typing it seems all morning, but no idea stands out that would be worthy of posting today. So instead, I did some blogthings.

What Ralph Means

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are influential and persuasive. You tend to have a lot of power over people.
Generally, you use your powers for good. You excel at solving other people's problems.
Occasionally, you do get a little selfish and persuade people to do things that are only in your interest.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.
Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.
Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

Your Karaoke Theme Song is "Baby Got Back"

You're a total show off who is willing to risk looking like a fool to get a few laughs.
In fact, you'll go for the cheap laugh if you need to... because it's better than no reaction!

Your friends can count on you to get a party started, and you'll party hard until you can't remember their names.
You're charismatic, charming, and a total character. With or without a few drinks in you.

You might also sing: "I Touch Myself," "Oops I Did it Again," or "My Humps"

Stay away from people who sing: "Candle in the Wind"

Tuesday, February 12

This arrived in my e-mail today

This arrived in my e-mail today. It is a bit long on the reading, but it seems to make sense, if we lived in a fairytale world. I did not take the time to verify the sources/figures.

What if 20 Million Illegal Aliens Vacated America?

Tina Griego, journalist for the Denver Rocky Mountain News wrote a column titled, "Mexican Visitor's Lament" -- 10/25/07.

She interviewed Mexican journalist Evangelina Hernandez while visiting Denver last week. Hernandez said, "They (illegal aliens) pay rent, buy groceries, buy clothes...What Happens to your country's economy if 20million people go away?" That's a good question - it deserves an answer. O ver 80 percent of Americans demand secured borders and illegal migration stopped. But what would happen if all 20 million or more vacated America?The answers may surprise you!

In California, if 3.5 million illegal aliens moved back to Mexico,it would leave an extra $10.2 billion to spend on overloaded school systems, bankrupt hospitals and ove rrun prisons. It would leave highways cleaner,safer and less congested. Everyone could understand one another as English became the dominant language again.

In Colorado, 500,000 illegal migrants, plus their 300,000 kids and grand-kids - would move back 'home', mostly to Mexico. That would saveColoradans an estimated $2 billion (other experts say $7 billion) annually in taxes that pay for schooling, medical, social-service s and incarceration costs. It means 12,000 gang members would vanish out of Denver alone. Colorado would save more than $20 million in prison costs, and the terror that those 7,300 alien criminals set upon local citizens. Denver Officer Don Young and hundreds of Colorado victims would not have suffereddeath, accidents, rapes and other crimes by illegals.

Denver Public Schools would not suffer a 67 percent drop-out/flunk-out rate because of thousands of illegal alien students speaking 41 different languages. At least 200,000 vehicles would vanish fromour gridlocked cities in Colorado.

Denver's four percent unemployment rate would vanish as our working poor would gain jobs at a living wage.&nb sp;

In Florida, 1.5 million illegals would return the Sunshine Stateback to America, the rule of law, and English.

In Chicago, Illinois, 2.1 million illegals would free up hospitals, schools, prisons and highways for a safer, cleaner and more crime-free experience.

If 20 million illegal aliens returned 'home' --

If 20 million illegal aliens returned 'home', the U.S. Economy wouldreturn to the rule of law. Employers would hire legal American citizens at a living wage. Everyone would pay their fair share of taxes because theywouldn't be working off the books. That would result in an additional $401 Billion in IRS income taxes collected annually, and an equal amount for local, state and city coffers.

No more push '1' for Spanish or '2' for English. No more confusionin American schools that now must contend with over 100 languages that degrade the educational system for American kids. Our overcrowded schools would lose more than two million illegal alien kids at a cost of billions inESL and free breakfasts and lunches.

We would lose 500,000 illegal criminal alien inmates at a cost of more than $1.6 billion annually. That includes 15,000 MS-13 gang members who distribute $130 billion in drugs annually would vacate our country.

In cities like L.A., 20,000 members of the '18th Street Gang' would vanish from our nation. No more Mexican forgery gangs for ID thef t from Americans! No more foreign rapists and child molesters!

Losing more than 20 million people would clear up our crowdedhighways and gridlock. Cleaner air and less drinking and driving American deaths by illegal aliens!

America's economy is drained. Taxpayers are harmed. Employers getrich. Over $80 billion annually wouldn't return to the aliens' homecountries by cash transfers. Illegal migrants earned half that money untaxed, which further drains America's economy - which currently suffers an$8.7 trillion debt.

At least 400,000 anchor babies would not be born in our country,costing us $109 billion per year per cycle. At least 86 hospitals in California, Georgia and Florida would still be operating instead of beingbankrupt out o f existence because illegals pay nothing via the EMTOLA Act. Americans wouldn't s uffer thousands of TB and hepatitis cases rampant in our country-brought in by illegals unscreened at our borders.

Our cities would see 20 million less people driving, polluting andgrid locking our cities. It would also put the 'progressives' on the horns of a dilemma; illegal aliens and their families cause 11 percent of ourgreenhouse gases.

Over one million of Mexico's poorest citizens now live inside andalong our border from Brownsville, Texas to San Diego, California in what the New York Times called, "colonias" or new neighborhoods. Trouble is,those living areas resemble Bombay and Calcutta where grinding poverty,filth, diseases, drugs, crimes, no sanitation a nd wor se. They live without sewage, clean water, streets, electricity, roads or any kind of sanitation.The New York Times reported them to be America's new "Third World" insideour own country. Within 20 years, at their current growth rate, they expect 20 million residents of those colonias. (I've seen them personally in Texasand Arizona; it's sickening beyond anything you can imagine.) By enforcingour laws, we could repatriate them back to Mexico.

We should invite 20 million aliens to go home, fix their owncountries and/or make a better life in Mexico. We already invite a millionpeople into our country legally more than all other countries combined annually. We cannot and must not allow anarchy at our borders, more anarchywithin our borders and growing lawlessness at every level in our nation.It's time to stand up for our country, our c ulture , our civilization and our way of life.

Interesting Statistics. Here are 14 reasons illegal aliens shouldvacate America, and I hope they are forwarded over and over again until theyare read so many times that the reader gets sick o f reading them:

1. $11 billion to $22 billion dollars are spent each year on welfareto illegal aliens.

2. $2.2 billion dollars are spent each year on food assistanceprograms such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegalaliens.

3. $2.5 billion dollars are spent each year on Medicaid for illegalaliens.

4. $12 billion dollars are spent each year on primary and secondaryschool education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word ofEnglish!

5. $17 billion dollars are spent each year for education for theAmerican-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.

6. $3 Million Dollars PER DAY is spent to incarcerate illegalaliens.

7. 30% percent of all federal prison inmates ar e ille gal aliens.

8. $90 billion dollars are spent each year on illegal aliens forwelfare & social services by the American taxpayers.

9.! $200 bi llion dollars per year in suppressed American wages arecaused by the illegal aliens.

10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that'stwo and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US.

11. During the year 2005, there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliensthat crossed our southern border with as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from terrorist countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroine,and mariju ana crossed into the U.S. from the southern border.

12. The National Policy Institute, estimates that the total cost ofmass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion, or an average costof between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.

13. In 2006, illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittancesback to their countries of origin.

14. The dark side of illegal immigration: Nearly one million sexcrimes are committed by illegal immigrants in the United States!"

The total cost is a whopping $338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR!!!

Time to talk about politics - yee haw

I don't consider my self a very political person, as in watching every debate, and learning every little nuance that each person has in regards to how they feel about the 'issues'. I compare and decide on who has got the least amount of things I disagree with and vote for them. But now I am not so sure...

In the Important News department, MrsJoseGoldbloom is running for the Presidency. Check out the story here. I am anxiously awaiting the next Primary and see what her stand on the issues are going to be. For the present, after reviewing the article, I would say she is in support of buying things in large quantities, as in gloves. If that would be more universal and say, include pickles, I would definitely give her my vote.

Okay, enough of that shitty subject.

I feel good and sore today. Nice workout last night - got that little feeling of euphoria as I exited the gym. Of course, the steak dinner went down good as well. Finished up two books and started a third and was still in bed by 1am. Unfortunately, I am out of books until the next shipment comes in, which should be in the next 7 days. I ordered Stephen King's new one "Duma Key".

Enough for now. I may be back later. If not, clean up after yourselves.


Monday, February 11

Slow starting Monday

The weekend is over and I am once again chained back to the desk. Fortunately, today has been somewhat good and I have had some work to accomplish. Now it is just after lunch and I have nothing on the agenda.

Beautiful weekend here inthe Valley. It was warm enough to wear shorts, and actually turn on the AC in the car. I won 3rd place in the video Golf tournament. A nice $30 prize, but still ended up down once I got my tab from the bar. Took the family out for dinner and was in bed by 9. I was tired. Sunday I didn't make it to the double header our team had. Seems something I ate the night before had me doing trots to the bathroom frequently. No way was I going to go to a public park with that condition - even with the bathroom right next to the field. Instead I finished up watching SG1 season 10 on DVD. I have Stargate Atlantis coming next.

We have running water back at the office (thank some higher power). I still do not know what happened on Friday, but I am glad it is back on.

Valentines Day is Thursday. I suppose I will at least pick up a card for the wife - maybe. I haven't decided. I hate mushy ones, but it takes time to find that kind that I find funnier than most. And I hate standing there reading what seems every damn card. Hell, might pick up a small box of candy while I am at Walgreens. Who knows?

Okay, I am outta here for the time being. Finish up the work day, do my work out and head to the pub for some steak.


Friday, February 8

What a way to start the weekend

I woke up this morning feeling good. Why? Because I knew it was Friday and the next two days are going to be nice. Supposedly it is going to be the low 70's with clear skies. Makes good for softball on Sunday!

I go through my regular morning routine. I arrive to work a few minutes early and prepare for the day: boot up my system, take my big cup and fill it at the water cooler. It's about 30 minutes later one of the guys comes in my office and tells us someone left a floater in the men's room. Like I care or need to hear this information. Then he laughs and said he did the appropriate thing by flushing it. Then, found out the water to our building is off. What?!? Yep, no water at the kitchen sink or in the bathrooms. By this time, I am halfway through my 32 oz cup of water. I know I am going to need to go within the next hour or so, as usual.

By noon, my bladder is reminding me it hasn't had a chance to empty yet. I am thinking what is near for lunch so I can use a restroom somewhere, but I am busy enough I don't really want to take that break. Finally about 1:30 I decide enough is enough. I happen to remember I brought in a 1/4 gallon of milk the other day. Sure enough, the container is still in my trash. Promptly it was used and discarded in the trash bin outside.

But what kind of shit is this to have to work in an environment with no running water, or even a port-a-potty?! I only hope they will allow us to leave early today, and have the water back on come Monday. I am beginning to wonder if it is something the new owner did to 'rush' us out of here. I don't know, but if this juvenile shit keeps up I am going to be one pissed of person. F'ing ridiculous!

So now, I am happily relieved for the time being, and not drinking anymore water today from the cooler. No sense in making the afternoon worse. It is Friday, and y'all know how I love that day.

Tomorrow I am participating in a video Golf tournament. Last month my partner and I placed third, but only after a sudden death playoff that the partner screwed up on hole 4. We could have made 2nd or 1st if that hadn't happened. Payoff wasn't bad. Eight teams (16 people) at $20 per person, and the bar puts up a certain amount as well. We received $80 for third place.

Sunday morning is softball, then down to the pub for a steak as usual. Once Nascar starts up, I'll stay there in the afternoons to watch the races. We drew starting positions in the pool I am for the season on Thursday, but races don't start until the 17th.

Nothing much else going on this weekend. Hope y'all have good ones and see ya back on Monday.


Meme day for a bit

You Should Be a Science Fiction Writer
Your ideas are very strange, and people often wonder what planet you're from.And while you may have some problems being "normal," you'll have no problems writing sci-fi.Whether it's epic films, important novels, or vivid comics...Your own little universe could leave an important mark on the world!


Thursday, February 7

And the answer is ...

Edit: you may want to read the post prior to this one (located just below this post) before reading this one. Otherwise, it may be confusing.

"The truth is that no one knows for certain. Since no two-term President has ever tried to become Vice President, there have been no court decisions interpreting the provisions. Unless there is some reason for a court to review the question, all we have to go on is the actual text in the Constitution.

I stand by my original answer which says that although the 22nd amendment bars someone from being "elected" President after two terms, it does not bar them from "being" President again. Since they are not ineligible to "be" president, they are no disqualified by the 12th Amendment. They would not be "elected" again. They would assume the office through succession.

I also believe this is the way a court would interpret it based on more than a decade of legal experience. My experience has been that where there is an area of doubt like this, the courts are likely to allow rather than deny eligibility for democratic reasons. They are also more likely to defer to the wishes of the electorate unless the bar is very explicit, which I do not think is the case here.

Incidentally, is not a government site. It is written by some guy who, like me, has a BA in Political Science. He has no more authority than I do to render an authoritative decision on this matter."

** this was taken from this website:


A Brief Lesson

Short input this morning - see how much feedback I get. I am preparing to dunk my head into the waters of the Net in search of an elusive answer. One of my buddies presented to the table for discussion last night, and it has me wondering what the correct answer is. Here is my dilemma:

IF (I hope that stays as an IF) Hillary Clinton were to be elected to President, could Bill serve as VP?

Some said yes, some said no. Some of us threw in this as well: If Hillary were to die while in office, could Bill replace her as President, since he has already served 2 terms?

It's amazing how smart we get when we have had a few beers. I am off to see if I can find a true answer and erase any doubts from the buds.

What do you think?


Wednesday, February 6

Hump Day Humor

I have wasted most of today surfingthe net for anything exciting. Guess what I found - nothing that interesting. Go figure.

Wednesday is the name of this day, and with that I am going to leave some humor. I am not responsible for what you find obnoxious, or inappropriate. You take your own chances. I can not be help resonsible for your own curiousity!!

Nascar starts up here soon (the 17th) so I am getting ready for the races.

I all dried up today. I need to get out of here and find a topic to have something to write about.


Tuesday, February 5

400th post on blogger - and no boobies!

This marks a monumental achievement for Boobies & Beer. Granted there were/are an undetermined amount of posts at Livejournal, prior to the move here, but number 400 here is good. Only took a bit over a year (Nov '06 to present).

So for such an occasion surely I have great tidings and well wishes for all, right? Shyeah, as if. In all actuality I am just feeling weird today. One of those, I feel silly and ditzy, but not really - confusing really. I mainly don't want to exert any of the brain cells I have left (see Buffalo Herd Theory).

Okay, now you have an idea of my state of mind (or lack of) I can freely share I was going to make an attempt at Crapblogging today, but it was just a bunch of hot air. Though it did last about 15 seconds (or seemed to). Yes, you are welcome for me sharing that information.

And last, but not least, here is something I think would be nice...

And for the funny bone in you ....

That's it for post 400. Come back tomorrow and I am sure I might actually have something interesting to say.

Monday, February 4

What has Herpes got to do with this post?

Seems like many, many people have already shouted this out across the blogosphere, but sometimes ya just have to hear it again. YEA GIANTS! They ain't my team, but I was rooting for the underdog to win in yesterday's upset. Even if most new commercials were pretty lame. I had a good time hanging out with family at my sister's place.

So that brings us to Monday now. Actually today I thought was going to suck. I woke up late. Or rather, I hit snooze too many times. I am rushing to get out the door. I am two blocks down the street when I see that the fuel needle is under the red bar at the E mark. Sheesh! I cruise to the closest gas station enroute to the office. The fuel pumps are all bagged in yellow with the note "Out of Service". All the pumps. I need to find another place close by and I am still rushing so I won't be too late to to work. Another mile up the road I finally fill the tank and then rush back to the freeway to continue to the office. I actually made it to work with 5 minutes to spare. Here I was sure I was going to be late.

One of my bosses is on vacation this week. Turns out it is the one the "rides" on the loan officers to get their stuff done. Since he is gone, 3 of the 7 LO's called in this morning. Yeah, they are all "sick". Mother Effers. If I could drink last night and make it, so should they. Either way, I actually had some stuff to work on this morning, and next thing I knew it was noon.

Now I am all caught up and figuring out what I should do tonight. Thinking about working out, but I did that Saturday for a full body workout, and I am still a bit sore. I think I will just go to the pub for the steak dinner and be happy.


Friday, February 1

Friday - part deux

Believe it or not, that today is actually getting better. I got an e-mail from an old buddy of mine that goes by the name Huggy. He has moved out from Phoenix years ago - actually I helped him drive the U-haul to NY. Seems like 10 years ago about?

Anyways, he e-mailed me and we are getting in touch after not seeing/writing/calling for about 3 years due to lost contact.

Sometimes, I guess it can get better.


Friday musings

I found out I am not getting a paycheck like I thought today. Seems the upper management neglected to send the physical checks received into corporate office until after last weekend. So now it goes on next week's payroll. Fucking Bastids!

Smile though - it's Friday.

Valentine's Day is this month. Another damn commercialized holiday for stores to want our money. Just in spam mail I have gotten, I am sick of this holiday. Hell, I am sick of this holiday in its general purpose. Why should I say I love you to my Wife on *ONE* special day? Why flowers/candy/jewelry on one day? I don't understand it, but I am an ass if i don't do anything. And with no paycheck until just before the holiday, that's gonna make it more difficult.

::bangs head against desk::

For some reason, that helps.

The daughter has a possible band trip to Disneyland (California) coming up and they of course want their money by the middle of the month. That's if we let her go. I think the Wife and I still need to dicuss it.

It's February 1st, and it just seems to all be going downhill for the start of the year. Things at work are not as well as should be. Moving, payroll, business in general - it's all just starting to add up I guess.

Alright. I think I am done bitching for now. Enough pity party for me. I need a drink.


EDIT: I went out for late lunch and had a salad and a diet coke. I feel a little better. But I still want a drink.