Dec 26, 2008

Yeah, the holidays.

Christmas was good to me this year. I received what I asked for, and the gifts I didn’t ask for were pretty good too. I didn’t have to pretend to like anything this year so yay for that. I would have to say my favorite gift was a shirt my brother gave to me that says “Super Jerk” on it. I’ve never seen the comic before, but just the concept of a super hero who’s a jerk really appeals to me. I’m also the real life version of super jerk because I didn’t get my wife anything. I mean, what do you do when she says she wants shoes? I’m not about to pick something out on my own, so I said hit the mall and buy your shoes. She’s happy with that. I have one more Christmas gathering to attend this Sunday. Fathers side of the family. That should be fun. Super cool because the complex where my grandma lives, and where the event will be, is only a few minutes drive away from my house. Not sure what’s happening with New Years yet. Maybe the traditional board games and junk food with the family, maybe just sitting home with the wife. I do have a few new video games to explore once she hits the hay so maybe that’s what I’ll do. Mister Machoman

Dec 19, 2008

Something to bitch about. Part 1

I expect this to be something I continue as I have many things that just bug me. And now I have a place to express it. Even if only a small number of folks read, or agree, I have the satisfaction of putting it down.
So, for my fist entry, I hate people who have to answer their own questions.
Friend 1: So, what are you doing tonight?
Friend 2: I don't know. Am I going to go out to the club? No. 
Friend 1: Don't answer your own questions, you sound like a fool.
I know that's sort of a lame example, but you get my drift. I heard it today while listening to the Slate Political Gabfest. I've always hated it, but this just reminded me of it and forced me to share. I've been having a stressful time at work this past week with the holiday right around the corner. Things seem to get to me quicker than usual. 
Lucy's Fucking Sky

Dec 17, 2008

Puppy cuts

My puppy got a haircut today. Sure she's three years old, but she will always forever be my puppy.
Daphne Before:
Much better Daphne after:
Rubber Doll

Dec 13, 2008

Is is wrong to beg at the Salvation Army?

I was with H shopping…wait a second…I was with H and she was shopping, I was there to keep her company. We were walking into the Salvation Army to grab some clothes for a future photo shoot. But I thought this was weird. There was a Salvation Army bell ringer standing outside the Salvation Army. Is this really a good location? I mean really, most people are going to the Salvation Army because they don’t have much money to start with. And dang it if I can’t remember what else I was going to say about this. It takes me about 45 minutes to draft these blog entries because I get interrupted so often and I tend to lose my train of thought. I just remembered…The Survivor season finale is tomorrow. Awesome. I’m sort of rooting for Bob, Ken or Sugar. All three have played really good games. But really, I like Bob for the win, with Sugar second. But I don't think it's going to go down that way. Sugar, Ken,, place and show. Robot Love

Dec 8, 2008

The broken car...part two

The results are in. The car is totaled. Now we’ll be saving over $400 a month plus we’re getting an extra $1200 for the value of the car minus the loan. I hope I’m explaining that right. H’s father took care of all that stuff for us. Tonight we’re going down to the police station the get a copy of the accident report so we can collect on the unused warranty. Life is good. H still isn’t that fond of waking up at 5:20a to get me to work, but if it means saving that money and paying off some credit cards, she’ll happy to do it. But first, we’re going to do the responsible thing. We’re gearing up to get a few new tattoo’s! Dark Lover Rising

Dec 1, 2008

Nine Inch Nails and a broken car

Last Tuesday I went to the Nine Inch Nails show at the Target Center, way cool. Our seats (my brother was with me) were not so great, but we still had a great time. We were on the very last row of seats before the start blocking them off; otherwise you’d be looking behind the stage. That it’s self wasn’t so bad, but the was this big light rack right in our view. That mega sucked because it blocked our view of the drummer. If nothing else we want to watch him. Other than Trent jumping around like a madman, the drummer if the most active of the band. Of most bands really. We also couldn’t see the light show very well that I’ve heard so much about, but we got the gist of it. My wife on the other hand, was on the floor with her friend. I tried my darndest to trade with her, but she was having it. Good for her too. She meet up with a couple of friends there, one of which had some back stage passes. If you know my wife, and it would be odd if you did, she has wanted to meet Trent for a long time. He’s the one guy she would leave me for, or so she say. Ha, I kid, or do I? So get goes back stage and wait for over an hour. She meets the other band mates but Trent is a no show. Now, as is par for H (my wife), she hates him now and forever. That’s too bad, but she still loves his music. In other news, H got in a car accident Saturday evening on the way back from the Mall of America. She was with her brother and two of his friends. Everybody is o.k. so that’s a plus. What’s not a plus if that it took her car out of commission. Old guy in a big Ford F-200 or something like that. I know crap about cars, but it was one of those big pick-up trucks. Anyways, Old guy (with drunk plates) claimed he sneezed and took his foot off the brake while heading to a red light. That caused him to smash into the left rear door of her car (2004 Ford Taurus) and ricochet into another car. Tow truck guy and the cop said her car is totaled. So right now we’re waiting for the insurance people to look at it and let us know what our next step it. Nothing like some Monday morning anticipation! …and this just in…H hates driving my car. Shocker! (2002 Olds Alero) LSD=Truth