Friday, November 30

A Farewell to November

She was a fairly kind month, as months go. Warm most of the time, but had some cooling at heart. Shared a wonderful meal with her, and some sick time as well. By after so much time, I need to move on.

The Wife and I got a small moment with out the kids in the room, to briefly discuss options for gifts this year. I still sit here with no ideas. I did write RM back and let her know the basic sizes for clothing, and favorite colors, but no other ideas. Why should I give her any that I have? LOL! Right now I am more worried about finding a gift for the Wife for her birthday in about a week.

Saturday the Wife and Daughter are driving up north with the MIL for a memorial service. An uncle of the Wife had passed away a couple weeks back. I am hoping she decides to take at least the two younger boys, so I am able to get out and get some shopping done. If I have all three, it would be near impossible, and I don't want to deal with them fighting, then me having to hear all about it when I get back home.

I think I may go out to lunch today. Souper Salad is sounding good at 730am.


Thursday, November 29

Enjoying a Good Moment

I spent a good part of this morning helping the MIL take the FIL to the doctor. I was a bit weary after wasting two hours at the doctor's office. I browsed what I "might have missed" on Facebook, and then went to play a game called Song Pop on there. It's similar to the old 'Name That Tune' show. Either way, came across a group called Mumford & Sons and the song "Little Lion Man". I vaguely remember hearing it before, like in the background noise at the bar, etc. So I YouTube'd it to hear the whole song. I was impressed. I spent the next large portion of an hour checking out the other videos, just to hear them in the background (as I am doing now). Why haven't I heard of them before? I have no clue, but I did download a couple of their albums, and loading them into iTunes.

So I starting to tweak things here on the blog a bit. Trying out some things I never knew how to do before. I am sure it will be a work in progress as I am in the mood to do it. Be happy I am able to post my whiny drivel most days for you to read, let alone make fantastic changes to please your visual senses.

Time to run as I need to head back over as the youngest boys are getting out of school.


Wednesday, November 28

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like ....

.... I need to go back to bed for a couple hours. I don't know what it was specifically, but I just feel like I slept bad last night. The upper back is sore, I have a headache, and I feel tired as heck, though I went to bed at a decent hour. I know I spent quite a bit of time before falling asleep, and I know I was wakened throughout the night - hence the still being tired. I guess I just slept in the wrong position at some point to cause the back pain, and possibly the headache too.

I have  feeling it is going to be a long day. Maybe another nap before the bank opens will be good.


Tuesday, November 27

Yup - Still Got Nothing

After what I consider to be a decent post (yeah my standards are low) yesterday, today I don't have much to say. Today is one of those days I dread, where I need to go to the MIL's blah blah blah and sit on my ass to waste two hours. I am so fricking tired of this crap....

Yesterday, the oldest son's counselor from the school called me. Seems she wants to sit down with he and I to discuss his 4-year plan for classes in HS based on the possible future job careers he likes. They had sent me a notice back like the end of September about this, and I neglected to call. He had put down as his three career interests as Electrical Eng., Mechanical Eng., and the last was some other kind of engineering. Which I basically laughed off. Since the beginning of the school year (basically) he has been grounded due to him not wanting to complete his homework. I am sure I have bitched about it before. The class that he is not doing the homework for the most? Honors Algebra. Math class. What does engineering require quite a bit of? Math. See why I laughed it off? Either way, I went ahead and scheduled a time for us to meet. I need to email her this morning and change it now. Turns out it is the same day as the first day of practice for the District HS Honor Band, which the son is in, and is at another school. Sooooo, kind of hard for us to meet when he isn't even there that day. Nice that he made the Honor Band, but anymore, I think it is because he plays French horn, moreso than him just being an extremely good player. I mean, don't get me wrong! He plays fine....

December is almost here, which brings up that whole Christmas thing. It's no use to get all riled up about how commercialized the holiday is, etc, etc. I will bitch that statement quite a bit as the month goes on though. It also brings school concerts, church plays, and (ewww) having to be nice to people I could care less about. Already we have school band concerts twice the first week, and the following week is the church play performance. I'm going to be so sick of this shit come New Years Eve, I will prolly drink myself insane (short trip, I know - less alcohol that way I guess).

Okay, I need to get stuff done before heading to the MIL's.


Monday, November 26

The Changes Are Coming!

I want to send out a thank you to Joe over at Fat in Indiana. He had commented on the last post that he had seen an ad for a domain registration company offering a sale price of $0.99 for a .com name. I checked it out, and purchased one. Too bad it is only for 1 year, then goes to $10.99, but hey! One year for a buck?! It's a decent deal, and I can cancel later on if I find something better. It's not like I have to build a website to go with it.

SO the new domain name will be, and will still link here. As far as the changes to the actual blog, well, I am still working on them. I haven't come up with a title that sounds, if anything, interesting. Or at least not stupid, to me. I'll be going through the side bar and deleting some of the blogs that have moved on to other things, too.

Meanwhile, today is that supposed 'Cyber Monday' and gee, let me just say I am so going out crazy buying stuff online. Hell, I don't know even what to get anyone this year. Rev Mom emailed me that she went to the store yesterday, looking for gift ideas for the grandchildren (hers not mine - I don't have any) and came up with a big NOTHING after two hours of browsing through the store. Of course, then she asks me what they want, and/or clothing sizes and favorite colors. Like I would have any idea. I spoke to the oldest son about it this morning, and he has no idea what he would want. Probably just gift cards for wherever, he says. The typical teenage solution nowadays. Personally, I know we won't be purchasing much this year. As I am sure everyone feels the financial pinch of current events, we are feeling ours. I need to get an email out to family members to let them know since we can't afford gifts for everyone, that we have no worries if they do not get us anything. That'll be a fun one to phrase in such a way I don't feel like I am coming off as a snob and just telling them they ain't getting anything. Sigh. The things I do....

The Daughter was in town this weekend and as usual was nice to see her. She got some time in with us, and both her grandmothers. I don't expect to see her back until closer to Christmas. I need to find out from her, what he plans are - at least if she thinks she is staying here a week, I am going to ave to say I don't think so. Last year she did it, and did nothing but stay up all night, and sleep all day.

Well, my bitching is done for the moment. At least until I have something else to gripe about.


Saturday, November 24

It Don't Work No More

As I was booting up the old computer today, I remembered that my website domain name thingy was supposed to have expired back around the 12th-16th of this month. The company I have had it through for the past six years never even bothered to contact me by email, or by phone - both of which have been the same for even longer than our business time together. Bastards. Doesn't really matter though, as I was not continuing with their services either way after last year's fiasco.

So, that means I am getting a new domain name, more than likely through, as I see they are only about $10 for at least the first year. Now I just need to settle down on a .com name that hopefully isn't taken. I know is open. But this will also bring a little bit of change to the blog as well. The title here will be changing, mainly since the content hasn't been the same as when I started it. No doubting that they are still two of my favoritest things, I just feel it is time for some change.

It will be a few days for the changes to go into effect. Check back everyday to see if they are here yet.


Friday, November 23

It's Not Saving Money

Today is what people in the US call Black Friday. That day after Thanksgiving, when everyone goes out and saves the National Debt for items on special sale for today only. Kinda like being a kick-off for the Christmas buying season. For the next week, I am sure that is what most people are going to be talking about - how much they saved by going to some special sale to get this one item. Bah! Humbug!

I hate the crowds. I dislike even shopping in general, and only do it when there is something that NEEDS to be bought. The next month I avoid shopping stores that carry more than groceries. Christmas shopping. Oh geez! The biggest commercialized holiday of them all! I am not getting started on that one today.

Yesterday wasn't too bad of a day. Went to the In-Laws for lunch....well, more like mid-afternoon meal by the time it was being served up. I snuck out quickly after eating to meet a buddy to watch the Redskins kick some Dallas butt. The Daughter is in town, but heading back today for the big ASU-UofA game tonight, then return tomorrow with the boyfriend. I never did make it to RM's family walk yesterday morning. Seems I was the only family member that didn't, but I don't care. Everyone in my house was asleep except for me, and I just didn't feel like going at 7am. I am sure I will hear some comments later on about my non-attendance, though, more than likely it won't be from RM.

Well, I am off to peruse the ads this week - to see how much money I would have saved if I went shopping today....not!


Thursday, November 22

Happy Turkey Day

My heartfelt wishes that each of you have a wonderful day, no matter with whom or how you spend it.

Turkey Day has always been one of my favorite of the holidays that we celebrate here in the USA. What can I say, I like the food part of it all, and turkey is the best! Many people spend this holiday with families, and though that in itself may or may not be the most enjoyable of times, it is seemingly always looked back upon in memory as well worth it. I was trying to think back in my memories, of perhaps a special Thanksgiving Day I may have had, but nothing in particular comes to mind. So perhaps I could be wrong.

Many people like to make long, drawn-out speeches they pretend are the 'Grace' before meals. No insult intended there RM, or PT. I have been to a few dinners where there is just not enough people or things in the world that the person is not thankful for, and I think all the rest of us were thankful they finally shut up so we could eat before everything got cold. Others just take a quick moment to say thanks for family and friends, and to watch over loved ones that could not be with them. Others end up eating their meal at a Chinese restaurant because it is the only place open to eat at. That one makes me think of 'A Christmas Story; and the holiday meal they had. It's almost time to bring that movie out again.

Reverend Mother wants to start a new family "tradition" this year. I use the word "tradition" lightly here, because I don't know if I agree with it or not. This year, she has invited all the family members to join her in walking this morning. Yeah, walking. I don't even like doing that on the treadmill at the gym, let alone at an early hour on a holiday morning when I should be sleeping in. But, here I am up and moving earlier than even the usual for me. Anyway, a few weeks back when she first had the idea, I mentioned I wasn't fond of it, but would probably end up going, just to show support for her. Yesterday, she texted out a long notice about the walk to I presume all the family members that had phones. In it, she stated there was no guilt trips if we decided not to do the walk. I think that in itself causes a guilt trip. Not that I am having one. It's not easy for Mom to put me on a guilt trip, because I am so apathetic to most things. Overall, I just am not sue if I want to go walk this morning, even if I don't go as far as everyone else.

Either way, I must move on from wasting your time. Hope you enjoy your day, whatever you are doing, whatever you are eating, and whoever you spend it with.


Monday, November 19

Thinking of Starting Something New

Many of you that know me, know I am an avid reader, especially in the sci-fi fantasy genre. I like the stories that deal with swords and magic, or range into some paranormal, or urban fantasy stuff, too. I even enjoy a good zombie story. Over the past few months, I have been catching up and getting into "The Walking Dead' television show, and even found and am reading the comic book/graphic novels of the series so I don't miss something because they changed a bit of the original storyline as they tend to do for television/movies. Another show I am trying to get into is "Revolution" though, I struggle a bit as I feel it is pretty lame. My cousin and his family enjoy the Doctor Who television series, and I have been thinking about checking that out. Anyone there a Doctor Who fan?

I wonder if I should start by maybe reading the books, though, that feels a bit daunting as it seems to be there are hundreds of books, though, I am hoping that they are shorter novels than a regular book. They would have to be, wouldn't they? I mean, I know Star Trek and Star Wars both have large series out, by multiple writers, but I am talking this series is like 450+ books from my basic info I have read about it. I suppose I could start the books, and maybe start watching the TV show series through Netflix. Maybe I will find I don't like either, and move on to something new....

The Reverend Mother returns to the work force today. After taking an early retirement option last October, that allowed here to be paid for 1 year at regular intervals, she has had to return to working to make ends meet. Not surprising in our economy, I know, but it is what it is. She had been seeking employment for several months, though the last few months the searching was more intensive. I am glad she found something. Nothing personal about my Mom, but I don't think I would want them to have to come live with me, and I know we would not be able to support them, even if it were in an retirement home center. Nope. Not happening either way.

I gotta run. time to do the after school thing.


Sunday, November 18

Talk About Early Mornings

It's not even 5:30am and already I am up. Actually, I have been for a good half hour or more by now. Though Planned to be up in about 5 minutes, this morning I awoke a good 40 before the time I wanted. Body doing that sleep alarm thing, and just preset to the time I was thinking the alarm was for? I don't know. Kind of a pain in the ass though.

Nothing of news to really write today. Up this early for softball. Games at 8 & 9, but I go up to the pub early to get the tables and stuff ready for my fellow Redskins fans. Football is on at 11.

I guess the Wife made plans for us to do Tday at the In-Law's this year. After a phone call with her brother, I guess they decided to do it all for at least one good family dinner before who knows what happens to the FIL. I'm a little peeved about the decision, as I feel I spend enough time over there helping with him, that I didn't want to spend a holiday there. I know, selfish. But still. It's the Wife's dad so we got to do it.

Guess that is all I got for the wee hours of the morn....


Friday, November 16

Getting Lucky

No matter what it sounds like, no, this is not about my bedroom life! But I did get lucky yesterday. I had dropped he van off yesterday at the dealer, convinced there was a radiator leak, that the radiator would have to be replaced, and hoping it was under the warranty on the vehicle. At the time of drop-off, I had mentioned that the auto-sliding door wasn't working, so if they had time to please check it.

By about 2pm, I had not heard anything from the dealer. Most garages call and tell you what is wrong, the cost (if not under warranty), time to do the repair, etc. I left a message. About 3:30, I think, I got the call back with an update. Radiator had a leak and was replaced - covered under warranty. The tracking and electrical for the sliding door was replaced - covered under warranty. Yea! Then the other news.... seems they do some kind of regular 21 point inspection, or something, and noticed the passenger side lower control arm was about to go. For those not car savvy, it is sort of like the axle on that side that holds the wheel. So they were working to replace it - covered under warranty as well. The only bad part, was that the van wasn't done last night to be returned to us. But just for the control arm issue, I am happy considering this is the Wife's vehicle, and if it would have gone.... I hate to imagine what might happen... or the cost. So, lucky as in all this gets done for $150 deductible, instead of (my thought) estimate of about $3000.

Meanwhile, the dealer is just barely opening now, though I sit here waiting for them to call to say it is ready to be picked up. Nothing like feeling trapped without a vehicle. Yesterday, PT and I saw a movie, but afterwards I had to spend the entire afternoon at the MIL's. Yes, she is a pleasant person, but not when you have to spend 6 hours with her, and nothing to do but converse. I am not the greatest conversationalist (ask anyone). At least that is over.

Next week is Turkey Day. I got the email about my family plans and we'll probably end up going. I mentioned it to the Wife last night, and got her typical reaction. I just answered it with, "Well, I don't know what else is going on. You never tell me if your family is doing anything." I am sure it earned me no brownie points (another factor why no luck in the bedroom, I guess).

Well, I am out of here for now. Guess I shall go find something to entertain me. Oh, and I am back to feeling better now, too.


Thursday, November 15

Oh, That's So Messed Up

I try to write my blog posts in the mornings. Before I get side-tracked onto other things, and to help me get my thoughts organized as to maybe what I need to get accomplished that day. I know they have no rhyme or reason at times, but that's how I roll.

So yesterday's post was about being glad I skipped being sick when the whole household was. Scratch that. By yesterday afternoon, I felt like crap. Aching, throwing up, backyard trots, hot and cold flashes. Went I got around to taking my temperature, it was up 101.5, and an hour later was 102.0. I quite taking it then. I laid in bed, sleeping and sweating for most of the night. I was able to eat a bit of dinner - the Wife had made some chicken, noodle and carrots thing. Though, I admit this morning, there were pieces of carrot in my stool. But at least it stayed down the other way and I wasn't throwing it up.

Today I am feeling much better. Temp is back in the normal range. Not as ache-y, and definitely do not feel like sleeping. I will be taking the van to the dealer this morning and hopefully they will get it fixed today. PT and I were to go to a movie, and I actually think I will still do that.

Gotta make another trip to the bathroom.


Wednesday, November 14

Days of the Sick-o's!

It appears that the sick bug going from person to person in my house, has finally left. I hope it has at least. The Wife and oldest have returned to their regular daytime activities, and once again I have the house to myself. Yesterday I was feeling quite a bit more worn out than usual, and worried I might be coming down ill, but I awoke this morning feeling fine. I may have been skipped with all the sharing we have had this time around.

The Wife's van is leaking radiator fluid. Quite some time ago we noticed the temperature gauge starting to read higher than normal, so checked the fluid level. Seeing it was low, I added water (yes, instead of some 50/50 mix) as I needed to see if I could tell where it was leaking from. No luck. We were not finding any drips or spots on the ground even after driving it around. The problem was just assumed to be a regular thing and needed to be topped off. Except it happened about every 3-4 weeks. After the third time, we knew we needed to figure out what is wrong and where is the fluid going. I thought hard about it and came to the possible conclusion that since I was using just water, with no anti-freeze/coolant mixed in, that the water was reaching steam point temps, and thus was escaping through the overflow once the pressure reached a certain point. Thus, when the engine cooled, there would be a shortage of fluid. Sure sounds reasonable.

No leak had been found as of this point, so I went ahead and bought coolant. I poured it into the system with the mix ration it recommended. Filled the jug with water, and put in the back of the van for emergency use. Seemed okay for awhile, until yesterday. The Wife had to run over to the MIL's, and had just left the house when I arrived back. There was quite a bit of liquid on the drive. It was definitely coolant and water. From the location, it looked like it might be a radiator hose leakage. So I checked it when she got home, but can find no damage, cracks, wear, etc in the hosing, and the vehicle wasn't leaking at that point (when she first drove back in).

So I don't know what the problem is. When we bought it last summer, there is a warranty on a majority of the vehicle, so I will be calling the dealership as to when I can get it in for them to check the system. I think it may be a radiator leak, not the hose. In which case, it should be covered. If it is just a hose, they'll prolly charge me 4x the price to do it. In the meantime, I told the Wife to watch the temp and we'll keep fluid in it as often as we can until I can get it in the shop. Good thing about getting it to the dealer, is one of the automatic sliding doors isn't working properly, too, so maybe it can be looked at as well.

I just dread the whole dealer thing. Between waiting for a day to get it in, and how long they may have it. Add it the pressure of having to drive to the far west side of town to pick-up/drop-off the Wife for work while it is in the shop.... Not something I am looking forward to. I may have to call RM and PT to help get me to/from the dealer at least for the van. I am sure they would be willing.

RM made us dinner last night, to help the Wife out since she was recovering from being ill. RM prepared her 'Garbage' dish. I think the story behind the name goes back to when I was in high school, and RM prepared a dish with a bunch of 'throw togethers' and baked it sort of like a casserole. There was no recipe, and I presume dinner convo went something like her asking what should we call it. Someone (I don't recall who) said garbage, since it was made from stuff that was going to the garbage anyways if not used. Somehow the name stuck. Either way, it was nice to have RM do that to help out, and I enjoyed having some since I can't remember the last time I ate the stuff. Thanks RM.

Planning on the movies tomorrow morning with PT. We are going to see 'Argo'. It may be the last movie I see in in the theater for awhile. RM has a couple passes I guess we will be using. That'll save $5 at least.

Welp, guess I should get busy calling the dealer about getting the van in.


Tuesday, November 13

Sittin' With the Sick-o's

Normally, a post title like that would be sitting with my buddies. When we get together, I guess I rub off on them a bit since I a Dirty Old Man (in training). Of course, they are all older than I, so I guess I am just quicker to the catch most times.

Actually, though, there is more truth to the statement today. For the second day in a row, the Wife and oldest son are home sick today. Yes, another day from work for one, and the return to school for the other. I was able to get out of the house for a bit yesterday, but will not be afforded that luxury today. So, dear readers, pray I don't get ill.

It's Tuesday, that most are probably feeling like it is a Monday. I have a dental cleaning this morning. Yee. Haw.


Monday, November 12

Wondering Where to Hide

I can tell that winter is here in the Valley. This past weekend, the weather cooled down, and we actually got a little bit of rain. That is normal for this time of year. After all, it is November. We don't need 90+ temperatures this late in the year!

What this time of year brings along with the cooler temps though, is the flu and cold season. It has already started at my house. The youngest was out of school Friday, displaying the typical signs of stomach and bowel explosions. Add in the no desire to eat anything, and feeling tired all day to the symptoms, and you can guess what he got. Saturday he recuperated and was pretty much back to normal. The Wife and I crossed out fingers that he would be the only casualty this round. He wasn't. The middle son started his Sunday morning. He was feeling well enough last night he ate a tiny bit for supper (this being the kid who always asks for seconds). He is still asleep this morning, so not sure if he is feeling better yet, but hoping it is basically the one day version, too. Especially considering, last night about 11pm, the Wife said she was starting to feel icky. Yep, she got it, too. She was up and down to the bathroom all night (waking me almost like every time she went - so I didn't sleep good). She has called into work already this morning. That leaves two of us here that have not had it yet, and am crossing my fingers we don't get it.

My friend Ginny is in town for the race that was yesterday. I was able to get out on Saturday to visit with her for a bit. Hopefully between our schedules, we can hook up again this week before she leaves Friday night. Just not sure when. It'll probably be about a year before she would be back this way again if she can.

It's the celebration of Veteran's Day today. Be sure you toss out a thank you for all our military personnel.

Thank you Vets, for preserving our freedom and way of life.


Friday, November 9

In The Wee Quiet Hours

It's Friday. Not that that means anything here for me. Probably will be pretty much a typical day, sort of. The oldest son has a band performance tonight, as the football team has advanced to the second round of play-offs. I'll be here trying to find ways to entertain myself. Oh yeah, and the youngest is home sick today. Seems he threw up in the night, and the middle son cleaned it up without waking us. I am sure he did it because they share sleeping quarters, and who would want to smell that all night? I am glad he cleaned it up though, as I would have been throwing up trying to clean up some one's throw up.

Thanksgiving is approaching. I still have not heard if my side of the family is getting together as usual, or what. I dread Christmas due to finances getting as tight as they have this year. I personally could care less about getting anything from anyone, but I do want the kids to be happy. The older two can deal with smaller amount of things, as they should understand finances.... but who knows. Someone would always be butt-hurt about it if they didn't get as many as someone else. I am not even sure if we are buying for the nephews/nieces this year. It makes me feel bad, but just can't afford it. Maybe we can figure out a family-type gift to give them instead that won't be expensive. All I know is it is late in the year to be finally deciding what to do.

Supposed to be rainy tomorrow, which for us is a rarity. Though by Sunday for the Nascar race, it is supposed to clear up. Which means I am in my own personal hell today, as there is to be lots of wind, and already they are saying if you have breathing problems to stay indoors - meaning the pollen count is going o be atrocious. I am already sneezing/runny nose/watery eyes just from running the oldest to school.

Well, I am off to check on the youngest, to see if he feels like eating a little something for breakfast.


Wednesday, November 7

Not Surprised At All

I am not surprised that Obama was re-elected. I'm not happy about it either. Though, without ranting political, I can't say one would be better than the other. Our country is just going to shit no matter what, and we, as a people, decided that is definitely the direction for the next four years. At least political ranting is ending.

Or is it? This morning as I am doing my social media rounds (on Facebook) it seemed all I saw were posts about 1) Democrats putting down others that did not vote for Obama, and 2) Those that lost, saying things like 'Well, you voted him in, and decided to keep him so you deal with the next four years'. Now, in the last half hour, it has changed to those same Democrats (who days ago were chanting about revenge and rioting if they don't keep Obama in office) saying that everyone else is not joining hands and being a Country of People being United. WTF? Shows how two-faced many of them are I guess.

Needless to say, it is disappointing. Now I am sad.


Tuesday, November 6

Politics Suck

It's Election Day here in the USA. That day where we pick who we feel is the best liar, or at least, the one that appeals to us the most. I detest politics. I think it is a waste of time. I know that there is no way to make it the better working system, though I am sure there are some 'tweaks' that can be done to make it tolerable. Either way, I mailed my vote in a few weeks ago with my early ballot. The Wife, she waited until last night to do hers - I think because she was just being the procrastinator she is. So now I have to go out of my way to go to the polling place for our area, just to drop off her vote, that should have been mailed weeks ago.

On a few blogs I read, and definitely on Facebook, the rants & raves of people for or against the presidential runners are out in full force. The crap I posted yesterday about the superstition to do with the Redskins, I posted it on FB on Sunday, and as of yesterday had over 85 responses to it - though most were two people I know going back and forth bashing each other's choice. I'll be so glad when it is over for a few days. Because at that point, you know it will go into bashing whoever is president by whoever doesn't like it.

Sigh. Makes you wonder about some people sometimes.

Today's my busy day. At least I won't have to listen to or watch any last minute propaganda from anyone.


Monday, November 5

Stupid Superstition

Yesterday started off almost decently. My team had two softball games, and they were the early hours, meaning at 8am & 9am, before it gets too hot. I am on the injured reserve this week, since last week I strained a leg muscle. I still ended up playing catcher for a couple innings as a teammate was running late. Bending down to pick up the ball, I was glad I wasn't batting and running as that muscle still was not ready for playing. So, instead I kept score, as usual. Started off not bad, but we ended up losing both games. Then headed down to the pub that we play for, as we get a free team drink, and my Redskins were to play at 11am.

Prior to the football game starting, the cook at the pub (who is a Dolphins fan) came out and was casually teasing me about who my Redskins were going to lose to today, etc. Then he comes out saying that out of the last 17 times the Washington Redskins have had a home game the Sunday prior to an Election Day, when they lose, the current president gets voted out of office. But if they win, he wins a re-election. So great. The outcome of my game is going to possibly make or break the country. Fricking wonderful. Just what I need, more pressure.

Needless to say, the Redskins lost. By theory, that would mean Obama will lose the election. From what I heard on news radio this morning, it doesn't quite sound that way. Though, nothing will be final until after tomorrow's debacle.

Make sure you get out and sound your opinion!


Friday, November 2

Some Friday Crap To Waste Time

I deleted 77 comments from the ol' blog today. That is one thing that I like about, is that they are pretty good at catching the spam comments so I don't have to use that captcha thingy. Though, I do admit the email notification to my regular inbox is a pain in the ass about telling me each time a comment is made - spam or not. I suppose I could just shut it off, but I am so paranoid someone will make a comment on any post, and if it wasn't a recent post, I would miss it. Yeah, your comments are that important to me (rolls eyes). No, I really mean that (rolls eyes again).

So, since I really have nothing of interest today, I'll share some random shit.

Alright folks! Have a good weekend!


Thursday, November 1

A Fresh Can of Staleness

You guys are so lucky! I mean that! Here at this piece of time and internet waste-space, you get the freshest thoughts from me to entertain you. That's right! No canned, pre-written post from the d00d! With that being said. I really don't have a topic today. Actually, last night before I fell asleep, I had a great idea, and then I forgot it. I think it was the beer talking anyway.

So, Here in less than 2 weeks I will be dropping the domain name I currently have for here ( and will be trying something different. The current company that I have it through is more expensive than GoDaddy, and their customer service is lacking. But I want to do a fresh overhaul for the blog. In the 6 years it has been here, I guess I have matured (somewhat) and I just don't get the boobies pics posting that often. RM must be making a small impression on me.... Either way, the blog will remain, just new domain name and maybe a new look. I haven't made up my mind what exactly I want yet.

Thanksgiving is the next holiday coming up, and has always been one of my favorites. Where else is the biggest part of celebrating the holiday, is centered on a HUGE MEAL!!! Oh, and I like turkey!! I have no idea what our plans are for this year, but I am sure we will probably end up with my family, rather than the Wife's. With the FIL as sick as he is, they have not done family dinners in a long time.

Welp, I am off to have some candy that RM sent home with my kids last night.