Friday, September 26

The Big Weekend

It's Friday! Yeah, I know, a workday that those love whom work M-F, and another day to curse if ya don't. Oh well. I look at it as, (shudder) pre-losing weekend.

Yes, the oldest son has a football game tomorrow morning. They have to win the rest of the regular season to get to playoffs, since they lost the first 2 games, especially with no points. So it comes down to tomorrow. My family will be there - waking up hours early to drive the 45 minutes plus to get there, for a HOME game.

Let it be said - I am not happy with the administration of this league, nor the coaches. My B-I-L is one of the coaches, and his son is playing on the team as well, and he agrees that this league sucks. Never again will we put our kids on this league.

Prolly hit 20K after this post. Still small beans to most of ya, but I appreciate all the hits!

Daughter turns 17 come Monday. Has a home game for football tonight. So the family will be cruising to the HS to see her half-time performance in the band. Thank god for the family ticket for sporting events. Only $25 and it gets all of us in for any sporting event, though we only go to see halftime at football. Regular tickets would cost us like $28 per game.

Again - why'd I have so many kids?

Doesn't matter. I am not giving them up. They are too cute like their mother. y'all seen pics (see archives).

Okay, The Wife should be here any minute to pick me up for the game. See y'all later! Be good. Come back lots!


Saturday, September 20

Busy Saturday Posts (yes, multiple posts)

Obviously I needed to do alot of catching up on my emails. Finally through them all - including downloads, and links to check out. Actually gettting some play time in at youtube on some stuff - as well as other places.

My StepDad just emailed this a few minutes ago, and thought since I never post anything political here, it would be a first, and I would love to hear anyone's comments about it. Here is how it read....

I ran this through Snopes and they have it rated as "Undetermined." In other words they don't know if it is true or not.
It wouldn't surprise me if this takes place. Need to watch the news around October 5th. This wouldn't be the first time a VP candidate stepped off the ticket due to "health reasons."
(name withdrawn)

---------- Forwarded Message ----------

I hope this isn't true..

Very interesting!

I don’t know if this is true….I haven’t checked it out, but it wouldn’t surprise me. Anyone else hear/read anything?

Subject: ACTION ALERT: info from DNC

hi all
let me share some info with you that i have gotten from excellent sources within the DNC:

On or about October 5th, Biden will excuse himself from the ticket, citing health problems, and he will be replaced by Hillary. This is timed to occur after the VP debate on 10/2

there have been talks all weekend about how to proceed with this info. generally, the feeling is that we should all go ahead and get it out there to as many blog sites and personal email lists as is possible. i have already seen a few short blurbs about this - the "health problem" cited in those articles was aneurysm. probably many of you have heard the same rumblings.
however, at this point, with this inside info from the DNC, it looks like this obama strategy will be a go. therefore, it seems that the best strategy is to get out in front of this obama maneuver, spell it out in detail, and thereby expose it for the grand manipulation that it is.

so, let's start mixing this one up and cut the obamites off at the pass - send this info out to as many people as you can - post about it on websites and blogs - etc etc

if you have any thoughts or questions about this, please be in touch.

lastly, i have put an excerpt from Rudy's speech at the RNC below - it seems to address this very issue!!

excerpt from R.Giuliani's speech at the 2008 RNC:
"Well, I'll tell you, if I were Joe Biden, I'd want to get that V.P. thing in writing."

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So what ya think?


Worn out or just old?

I'm tired. Seems like I have been busier than normal this week, but in truth I haven't been. Don't know if that is part of getting older, or just getting lazier. Prolly the latter more than the former - I know Smitty would say so.

I am in the process of doing all my video downloads that my uncle has emailed me this past week. Here is a good one of Indianapolis for anyone that cares to see it - sing is pretty good too for the video. Here's the link.

Not much else going on. The oldest is working the football car wash this morning - only reason I am up this early. The Wife is taking the daughter for her annual eye exam and glasses replacement. Another $300 or so spent. The other boys are at the mercy of whatever else is going on.

My big Bro Scotty B is in town this weekend, so I look forward to seeing him tonight. Our team has the first softball game this Sunday - a double header. I am hoping to make it to the 2nd game after the son's football pictures tomorrow morning.

Update more later. Meanwhile, a couple pics I got in the mail.


Saturday, September 13

Late Saturday - hell, there would be a subtitle, if I knew how

It's Saturday evening, AZ time (which is PDT for those that care). Yes, I spent another 4 hours on the East side of the desert valley watching my son's football team lose AGAIN (38-0) against a team that was supposedly 0-1 (same record as our team). My son though, did play very good offensively - blocked where he needed to, etc., but the rest of the line crumpled and can we say no 1st downs - except on penalties? (sigh)

So an hour later (drive time estimated) I am at home, find out that the daughter needs to interview a couple people my wife knows for an assignment. As the day progresses, they are not home/don't return calls/whatever. And I find out they leave in the morning for NC - meaning my daughter has missed those 2 interviews. So now I need to search for someone that is a "leader" in a religion outside her own (Christianity) and someone that has had to learn English as a 2nd language. That is 2 separate interviews. Now I am contacting anyone I know that is Mormon in the valley, to find out what tabernacle they practice at, the name of the leaders, and then have to call to see if they can spare 30 minutes for an interview with my daughter. PLUS, find someone that has had to learn English as a 2nd language. That one should be easy - except, I would prefer someone that can pretty much speak it well... Damn, ain't that a wonderful thing.

Tomorrow starts the softball season. I am still not happy about having to drop coaching status until the son's football is through. Our team actually has a "bye" the first week, and it is one I could have been there for. They start next week with a double header, but I have the son's football pictures to get done, halfway to BFE from the field we play on.

Sorry, but I ain't got nothing but bitches and gripes tonight - and I have not made it to the bedroom to deal with the wife and the 2 1/2 yr old yet.

There are times when Russian Roulette sounds fun.

Oh, and Smitty, I did NOT shave my armpits, but since you are such the father figure in my, I rejected the idea of trying it. You Dog!


Friday, September 12

That day is past ...

I am going to apologize for anyone that may feel offended. I ain't posting no 9/11 anniversary crap here. If you don't like it, leave now. I have respect for those there when it happened, but chewing the cud this long after, I still agree we should have taken stronger terms and bombed the fuck outta some places. I regret those that dies unnecessarily, but still, no monument here.

Which brings me to the piddly shit that after the above, no one would want to read.

Last practice before the next game on Saturday. Team is looking better - my son, he must have got some big bugger up his ass, because he was tackling the players like fricking crazy the last 2 nights of practice. I hope he can hang on to that intensity for the game. Which is another hour + drive across the desert valley. I got the directions tonight - and I am like, sheesh! Another 6am Saturday. I remember when I used to be able to sleep in on that one day. What ya do for the kids!

Weird side note - has anyone ever had a fungal infection their armpit? I think I am getting one. I have gone through 3 different deodorants/anti-persperints lately, and still have this tender area that seems to be getting worse. Glad it is my armpit, and not closer to some other places - ya know?!?

Okay, enough of that. Three apps out - two turned down. Going to Wal mart on Monday I think. Mean times, I think working at the superstore may bring to contact/thinking/ some stories of rednecks from around the nation. Or, just stupid desert people - or, just dumb people. Who knows. Could be a well-spring of info to write about. Come back and find out!!


Wednesday, September 10

A Late, After The Bar Post

Yep. Here we be again. Another night after the 2 1/2 hours of football practice, I decided to visit the bar. Least to say, there was not enough time from when I got there til 2am.

My son, the 10 year old he is, was having a fit when practice was over. He was playing defensive lineman, and had 3 different coaches trying to tell him how to do his job.

"Dad, one would say to do it this way. So on the next play I did it as he told me. Then a different coach said that that way was all wrong. Do it this way. So I did. Then a Third coach would say both of them are wrong, do it this way. I don't know what to do, and they keep yelling at me." I asked, all three yell at you, he said yes.

I am not the first to verbalize, that this "Youth Football League" has bad communications - whether it is with parents, or where games are at, or anything. If I had not already spent the money for him to play, I would pull him. My son is only playing on this team because his cousin, of same age, is playing. And his uncle, is supposedly the defensive line coach - but now it seems we are finding out otherwise. I know, after speaking to the b-i-l last week, he ain't so happy about this league either. Sad part, we have 8 1/2 weeks to go for the money paid already. I reminded my boy of that, and he said, "Dad, how is that supposed to help me?"

What do you say? I told him to suck it up and just do the best you can. If the coaches get on your ass too bad, tell them to come talk to me. I am there every practice, every game, and as far as I am concerned, they are idiots. He smiled at that.

Other than that, it is 4 am, and I think I am ready to head to bed. That late night at the bar, no e-mail answers from the jobs I applied, and life in general. (sigh)

But I did catch up on reading blogs late today!


Tuesday, September 9

HA! Thought I forgot my password, huh?

I actually had to reflect a moment this morning whilst logging in - did I put the correct password - and spell it correctly? Evidently I did on the first try, because - HERE I AM! (I know, you are just shaking with feverish excitement of what is being posted today!)

So, let's catch up a few days. Saturday (6th) was my birthday. Thought it would be a wonderful day, but it was just packed full of stuff. My oldest son had his first football game. It was a 50 minute drive across town to where they were playing, and he had to be there at 8am for a 10am game. Well, four hours later, the verdict was in they had lost approximately 36-0. The team is not looking hot this year. Following this, my parents, sister's family, and mine headed further east and south to my brothers new house he is renting. So that was another half hour out into another county. We had pizza there, and then drove the hour and fifteen minute drive back home. The daughter had a History Group session at the library at 5, so I dropped her off early and went to the bar. I didn't last but a short time and I was falling asleep so came home and crashed. Not much of a celebration for me. Presents collected: several packages of beef jerky from my parents, and $10 from my in-laws. Sis is supposed to make me some white chocolate macadamian nut cookies, but don't know when.

Now it is Tuesday, and the excitement just keeps flowing. Yesterday I put out some more applications for jobs. One of which is part time. I am almost to the point of going to Wal-Mart and trying to be a greeter, but they will probably say I am too young... Nothing has come back positive yet for anything.

The library and I are getting to be good and close. I am in there about every 2 weeks to get some books. Definitely cheaper than buying them as I was before. Only, if there is a series, it is guaranteed to have either book one, or three missing/checked out. The pickings have started getting slimmer since I am running out of authors I like and all their material. Some of you throw me some good authors to read. I like Sci-Fi, Fiction, Mystery, and Westerns mostly. Every now and then a good Non-Fiction. Give me some ideas!

So between books I have pretty much re-watched every DVD we own, plus gone through a couple more TV series on DVD through netflix. I have even reloaded Max Payne 2 and am in the process of going through the game again.

Okay, that is how exciting things have been around here. Today I am spending the morning catching up on my reading of blogs. I also notice I am within 500 hits of 20,000 finally. Who will be the lucky one?

Y'all have a good one! See ya back here soon!

Friday, September 5

How do I even try to post a comment header? Months ago, I had time to post, now I have more time on my hands, but no materiel. Do you wanna hear about me wasting my days? Hell no! We can sleep away the BS. I am fighting with placement agencies that I need "X" amount time off every day for my son's football practice, and they don't like that.... (sigh). I am even looking at part time work, for the while. Nobody likes that.

I love the fact my son is willing to play football. Tackle ball at that. He is usually so timid. He has become a mean ass mofo playing defensive line, and I LOVE it. That's my boy!

First game is this weekend, and it is across the valley. So is next week's game. Hell, when we get a home game, it is still 15 miles away. Bad thing about playing in the league, which he is only playing in because his cousin is. I got the schedule for the first 6 games, and I have to drive at least 15 miles for the home game. Let alone the others.

Oh well. Life in general has been going slow. I am to the point of going to a placement agency to get a job. Ads just ain't doing it. And The Wife says I need to do something soon. I may be working warehouse, but maybe some stories can come out of that, ya know what I mean.

Smitty, and all my other "acquaintances".... well, I still pray for the Holy Church of Softball and Beer. Even though your votes of favor have fallen from me, I shall return. Get off yer ass, Dad, Have a Coors light and forget, again.

I love y 'all - try to post more later.