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Thursday, March 31, 2005

It's True





You Are An Elm Tree









You are easygoing and a pleasure to be around.
Good looking, you have a pleasant shape and tasteful clothes.
You demand little in others, but you tend not to forgive their mistakes.
Dominant, you like to lead and enjoy making decisions for others.
Overall, you are cheerful, honest, noble, generous, and funny.


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I am a d20


Take the quiz at dicepool.com

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Been awhile since I have posted some quizzes for my fellow bloggers. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Stupid Dog

I get home from work to let Maggie out and then to feed her. Fucking dog decided she would dig up the soil in a potted plant my mother left out in the garage. I just don't get it.

Lovely Day

I swear sometimes it doesn't pay to wake up in the morning. Everything was fairly smooth this morning considering I have to sleep in a lumpy spring-ridden twin mattress with a dog. I let her out and feed her then hop in the shower. Usually she is right outside the door being nosy but this morning I found her curled up in the bed. She was acting like she was sleeping. I thought this a bit odd but figured it was better then her pestering me. I bound down stairs to put my lunch together and round the corner of the hallway and find a little Lincoln Log near the end of the table. At least its solid I thought to myself. Around the corner there is another one. Great.

I get a paper towel to pick up the logs and as I bent over to pick up the original loaf in the dimly lit hallway I spy another piece of poop. I bend over and pick up that piece of poop only to see another two lumps at the other end of the hallway. This is when the dog knows she fucked up and skitters into the laundry room to hide. Thank goodness I hadn't stepped in those piles in the hallway or I would have been livid.

I take the dog outside and dispose of the turds in the yard. I leave her outside and proceed to clean up the spots on the carpet. Then I hunt around the house to make sure she didn't leave any other turd pyramids. Try to be nice the beast and what does she do but shit all over the place. Damn dog is sleeping in the garage tonight.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Ten on Tuesday


Ten Great Moments in TV

1) Smurfs
2) Seinfeld series finale
3) Janet’s boob at the Superbowl
4) “Where’s The Beef?” commercials
5) Survivor All-Star season finale
6) Iron Chef
7) MTV – way back in the day when they played videos
8) Howard Stern’s ass during the 1993 MTV Music Awards
9) Block Party in NY during the black out in 200?
10) 1998 NCAA tournament – Go Cats

Quest

My parents have gone out of town to Charleston, SC for their anniversary, and I have to take care of the mutt, Maggie, this week.


She is a great dog, but I swear can be a pain in the ass sometimes. She has to sleep in the bed with you. In a twin bed in my brother's room that doesn't leave much room for you. She begs for food like she never gets feed too.

I told my parents I would work on their computer. Seems they had an issue with Norton Anti-Virus and uninstalled it. Now they can't find the CD-ROM to reinstall it. Last night I installed AOL Instant Messenger and Yahoo! Instant Messenger because I will be spending most of my nights at the house. I didn't want to get bored. The Internet was running really slow, so I ran Ad-Aware and SpyBot to hopefully get rid of the spyware and adware on the computer. I then installed AVG free anti-virus for them. Then installed some Windows Updates XP was begging to be installed. Then I decided I better defrag the hard drive. Let me just say that this too all fucking night. Needless to say I didn't get to go searching for any PORN. When I get home I still have to scan the registry for spyware entries that weren't removed by Ad-Aware and SpyBot.

Also found out that someone hacked the router and changed the password, so when my parents get home I have to fix that for them. The Internet works right now, so I'm not gonna worry about it. The shit I do for my parents.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Hottie of the Week

This week we have a couple of hotties I found while searching for images of the Bush twins.


If this doesn't make you patriotic, I don't know what will.
Enjoy.

Friday, March 25, 2005

99 Bottles

I went home after work to get something to eat and catch up on some Stargate SG-1 episodes before heading out to Paddy Wagon's. If you remotely like sci-fi, saw the movie, or think Richard Dean Anderson is hot watch this show. It's awesome. Emperor Joe calls me and says he is ten minutes from the bar. My cue to get ready to leave.

As ususal I park on the side of the bar. It's really cool now because they have poles down the length of the building with Irish flags blowing in the wind. Very cool. Joe is at a bar table with a PBR in hand. I sit down and light up a cigarette with him.

I get this tap on my shoulder and I looked over one shoulder and then the other. Nothing. Went back to smoking. Then I was thinking man that's weird. No one showed themselves. I look over my shoulders again. Nothing. A moment passes and I look down behind my chair there was Kristi. She stands up and hands me my Beer Card.

I order a St. Pauli Girl to start the day off. One of Germany's famous beers. Very crisp and clean. Like most German beers it has that somewhat awful aftertaste. As Emperor Joe stated it tasted like a skunk. Very much an acquired taste. If you like German beer and haven't tired this beer be sure to. Personally I would wonder why if you are drinking German beer why you haven't had a St. Pauli Girl yet.

Next was a Blue Moon. Brewed by Coors. This little gem has a nice amber color, but it's Belgium brewing process gives it a opaque sheen. Your pint glass is garnished with an orange slice makes it taste oh so good. Definitely give this one a try.

Then I had a Czechvar. As the name suggests this beer comes from the Czech Republic. Not to bad but I liked Pilsner Urquell better. About the time I was finishing off this beer Ben and his friends showed up. Low and behold Ben bring a woman with him.

Joe and I with Joe's friend, Dave, go up to join them in one of the larger booths. This mystery woman's name is Jamie seemed like a cool chica. She liked beer. Always a plus in my book. She was checking me out most of the night but I didn't want to cock block because Ben needs all the help he can get.

Back to the beer. Paddy's just recently put Smithwick's on tap. I really liked Smithwick's. Brewed and imported by Guinness and it's Ireland's oldest ale. Deep in color with a nice white foamy head tasted a lot like Guinness. If you like Guinness you know what to do with Smithwick's.

At this point I'm buzzing pretty good. Ben's lady friend had a Bass and didn't really enjoy it. I had been saving this one because even though I have never had one I knew I would like it. I'm a big fan of beers from the British Isles. Sure enough I enjoyed the crisp clean taste with a slight bitter aftertaste you can't find in American beers. Always watered down to make them more palatable to the masses. Bass is a classic beer. Put it on your list if you haven't tried it.

Finally to finish off the night I had a Hefeweizen, a wheat beer. I'm not a huge fan of wheat beers the aftertaste doesn't appeal to me. Maybe someone can write a more impartial review. Although I love Sam Adams Cherry Wheat. That hint of cherry makes it so much fun to drink.

That was the night. I only have five beers left on the Beer Card. Although I'm thinking about asking Paddy Wagon's to add a few more of my favorites to the list.

Oh wait. You probably want to hear how things went with Kristi. I couldn't of asked for better outcome. Kristi sat down with me when she brought me my tap and I said to her, "You have to let me cook you dinner sometime." "Really you can cook." "Sure I can." "What's your specialty." "I can make really good spaghetti." "Meatballs?" "I can see what I can do." Kristi will be out of town for Easter and is helping a friend on her days off next week. We decided to figure it out next Thursday.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Leap of Faith

After I posted the picture of Kristi and me from St. Patick's Day everyone was either asking me who she is or telling me she is hot. Many of those people kept asking me why I don't ask her out, and I really can't give them a good reason why. Other than I'm a pussy.

Since I'm trying to be more confident person and show other women that I have a lot to offer. I will be talking to Kristi this evening. I was thinking of asking her if I could make her dinner. We all know I'm not too shabby.

I tell ya it has been eating at my insides all week that I'm gonna have to do this. I just been so nervous. Last night I was thinking that those few times that I have taken the bull by the horns and talked to a girl I have done alright for myself. I said gee I can take a Leap of Faith one more time (or as many as it takes) and see what happens. Even if I fall flat on my face at least I tried.

Along with a beer review tomorrow, I let you know what Kristi says.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Pearly Whites

I didn't get to work today until 9:30. I scheduled a dentist appointment while I was enjoying my day off. I haven't been to the dentist in four and half years. Not having insurance will do that to ya. They treated me like a new patient since I hadn't been there in so long. Had to have new x-rays and re-verified my medical history. One of the x-rays was a panoramic x-ray. I had to bite down on this mouthpiece, put my hands on these handlebars then the imaging screen automatically came down and spun around my head. Felt like I was in Total Recall. Boy did my hygenist had to scrap some tartar off my teeth, especially around my retainer. That wire gets so much nasty shit on it. Everything checked out and I have no decay. Yeah. Also, figured out why, as of late, I have been having those headaches. Seems I grind my teeth in my sleep. Stress related, so I'm going to be fitted for a mouth guard.


Thought I would leave you with this funny pic I found.

Reminds me of those commercials Dole did for Viagra.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

The Force is Strong with this One


:: how jedi are you? ::

I'm Alive

Yesterday I called in sick and took the day off. I slept in and later wondered upstairs to watch some old episodes of Stargate SG-1. It was two in the afternoon and I decided I better take a shower and go grocery shopping. I went to the bank and transferred money from Savings to Checking so I could by said food. Then I took the elevator upstairs and scheduled a cleaning at my dentist. Nice and convenient huh? Went to Wal-Mart and spent $150 on what I thought would be food for two people. More on that later. Went home and made dinner and watched more Stargate. It was a nice and relaxing day. Seems that my supervisor never got my message that I was going to be out yesterday because he and and everyone else was calling my cell phone wondering where I was. When I got to work this morning Emperor Joe showed me this nice pic he made for me.


I think I should have stayed in bed this morning. On my way to work I couldn't get off on my normal exit because a Semi Truck wouldn't let me get over. I had to go to the next exit and loop back around on the state road back to my normal exit. Then I cross the bridge into the next count and I'm about to the By-Pass in Winchester. A cop pulls me over. I give him my license and insurance. He comes back with my ticket and says I was going 70 in a 55. I said, "I know I wasn't going faster than 65." He said, "That's why you have a court date to contest the citation." Great. Just what I need.

Now back to that grocery thing. I said I thought I was buying for two but not anymore. Dave came by the apartment and said he was moving back in with the succubus. He did say he would pay rent for April to give me time to find a new roommate. I'm thinking that now that I make more money I can easily afford my own place. I just might do that so I won't have to deal with this shit anymore.

Now things get even better. Ben, the GrimSage, tells me that one of his friends that isn't all that attractive mentions that I have no chance in Hell. Gee could this shit stop rolling down hill.

Ten on Tuesday


10 Things You're Good At

1) Making people laugh
2) Drinking beer
3) Navigation – you know follow directions and not getting lost
4) Compassion
5) Surfing the Internet
6) Poetry
7) Photography
8) Miniature games
9) Solving other people’s problems but my own
10) Cunnilingus - hehe

Monday, March 21, 2005

Hottie of the Week

This week's Hottie is the lovely Teryl Rothery. Teryl played Dr. Janet Frasier on SciFi Channel's Stargate SG-1.


Fraiser was an integral part of the show until she was killed off at the end of Season Seven. Check out more on Teryl's character at GateWorld. Be sure to check out her official site.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Green With Envy?

What a St. Paddy's Day. I had such an awesome time. Paddy Wagon's was packed to the gills with people. Paddy Wagon's had different local acts on stage playing live music in support of local music. A picture is worth a thousand words, so I just put a small caption under each one.


I started the night off with a Guiness.
The rest of the night was green beer.
There was a Jager Bomb in there somewhere.


Shocker bitches.


Doesn't Ben look like a pissed of leprachan.
I guess someone stole his "pot" of gold.


Here we have Joe the ghetto leprachan.


I'm getting my nipples tweeked like no other.


My favorite bartender Kristi.


The funniest thing all night.
Kristi brought Ben is own special beer bottle.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Yummy

Had one of those Oscar Mayer Lunchables for lunch today. This one came with a Reese's Cup and a Capri Sun. I remember when Capri Suns hit the market. They were the coolest things ever. You could suck every drop of that sweet liquid out without giving yourself and anyourism. That and you could blow up the pounch and stomp on it to shot the straw across the room. Fun stuff.


Yummy for sure.

Sure Enough

Bourbon
Congratulations! You're 102 proof, with specific scores in beer (100) , wine (33), and liquor (60).

Screw all that namby-pamby chick stuff, you're going straight for the
bottle and a shot glass! It'll take more than a few shots of Wild
Turkey or 99 Bananas before you start seeing pink elephants. You know
how to handle your alcohol, and yourself at parties.



My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
You scored higher than 7% on proof
You scored higher than 93% on beer index
You scored higher than 84% on wine index
You scored higher than 86% on liquor index
Link: The Alcohol Knowledge Test written by hoppersplit on Ok Cupid


Just had to know.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I'm always dumbfounded when that question on surveys comes up: "What is your favorite holiday?" I never know what to say. Halloween? I loved Halloween as a kid but not so much now. Thanksgiving? I love getting together with family but it's just an excuse to eat good food. Christmas? Love the Christian aspect of this holiday but despise the secular commercialism.


St. Paddy's Day? I have always been fond of this holiday. Always made sure days before I'd have my green clothes laid out, so I wouldn't forget to wear them. Now that I'm older it's a great excuse to get drunk. St. Patrick's Day will be my holiday that I will celebrate with much fervor.

Roommate update. Dave will be bringing this succubus to my place of sanctuary. Thursday nights at Paddy Wagon's. I don't necessarily have an issue with this but I do. Then he says that he is probably not going to stay the whole night. I ask, "Are you gonna give me a ride home?" He shrugs. WTF? Looks like I'm taking a cab home tonight.


Wait. It gets better. Seems the succubus might be spending the night. Geez. Dave didn't even ask me if it was OK. I guess I might have to do some demon slaying tonight if he can't get this succubus's claws out of his back.

On to funnier things. Now that everyone knows that I'm a Republican, I have to share that we have a very left Democrat on our team. We love to give him hell because he can't argue politically with compromise. As a joke we made him an undercover Republican ID card with his picture on it and it said, "I love Dubya."


Here we have this great image of ol' Dubya as the big PIMP that he is. Dubya has got the cane and everything. Classic. Now in the background you can see ol' Skip relaying some confidential Democrat propaganda to Mrs. Cheney. Too funny. Skip our secret agent in the Democrat camps.

In closing, what where your picks for the NCAA Tournament. I have Kentucky squaring off against Louisville for all the marbles. Far fetched indeed but seemed probable.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Roommate Update

Dave has shown up for work everyday so far this week. Now I ask him if he is coming home. He just shrugs and has yet to come home this week. I'm starting to get a tad bit irritated by this. Thursday is a day away and it's his turn to drive to Paddy Wagons. I plan whole heartedly to get crazy drunk, and he better be there to drive me home.

I swear I'm gonna unsheathe my axe and slay this unholy hose beast.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Ten on Tuesday


Ten Favorite Literary Characters

1) Tom Sawyer – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
2) Lessa – Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
3) Death – On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
4) Sara Pezzini – Witchblade comic – David Wohl & various
5) Aspen Mathews – Fathom comic – Micheal Turner & various
6) Al Simmons – Spawn comic by Todd McFarlane
7) Hamlet – Hamlet by William Shakespeare
8) Guy Montag – Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
9) Ryld Argith – War of the Spider Queen - various
10) Drizzt Do’Urden – The Crystal Shard by R.A. Salvatore

Monday, March 14, 2005

What to do?

I spent my lunch hour calling various credit card companies, so that I could cancel those cards. Thus putting into motion the process of cleaning them from my credit report. Aye the stupid shit I did in college. Now onto more stupid shit.

Let's talk about my roommate, Dave. We were at lunch Friday and his ex-girlfriend called him two or three times. One point she left a voicemail that if he didn't call she was gonna come to work and confront him. He called her back and she wanted him to come to her "new" apartment and talk to him. He told her that he had to go home and would be back down.

We get home. I go downstairs to take care of some things and I hear him leave the apartment. I'm over at my parents as usual watching SciFi Friday. Remember, no Cable and mom was making dinner. Oh yeah. I arrive home at 11:30 just as I had left my apartmetn. Dave didn't come home.

I go play D&D Minis and get home around four o'clock. Still no Dave. I'm beginning to worry that this bitch ate him or something. I call him. No answer. Checked my usual Internet stuff and decided to call Emperor Joe to see that he was doing. Joe suggests that I come down there and we'll go out and get some movies. Sounds good, so I roll on down to Berea. I tell him about Dave not coming home as of when I got there. About 5:30. I call Dave again. Still no answer.

Joe, his wife, and I go out to Blockbuster to pick up some movies. Joe's wife, McKenzie couldn't believe that I had seen most of the movies that were out. I said, "I have over 200 DVDs at home and since we have begun burning DVDs at work I've gotten close to 80 more." We settled on The Grudge and The Punisher. Joe and McKenzie wanted to scare me with The Grudge. I suggest we go to Papa Leno's for dinner. Papa Leno's is this small little Italian place in the downtown square that has some of the most wonderful food ever. They bake their bread fresh daily. Nuff said.

I must digress for a moment because Master Foley always like to stop and appreciate the ladies. The true PIMP in me. There was the quite attractive girl working there. I was eying her the whole time. Just had a pleasant quality about her. She sat down with some friends to eat. I guess she was on her break. She was wearing some baggy pants that sat low on her hips and there her grey thong was peeping out a considerable distance. I was mesmerized the entire time. Now mind you she probably wasn't much more than sixteen, but the PIMP can appreciate the fine woman that she will be in a few years.

Back on track. Dave finally calls me. Says he is getting some clothes and going back to Winchester to spend the night. WHAT!! "What are you doing?" Then he tells me she is at the apartment. Great! Now this stupid bitch knows where we live. Wonderful.

We watch The Grudge and drank a few beers. I didn't find the moive to be all that great. I hate scary movies. They provide no entertainment value to me what-so-ever. That and I kept falling asleep. I think the beer had something to do with that. Then we watched The Punisher. Again I kept falling asleep but what I saw a much better movie. More along the lines of what I enjoy.

Sunday rolls around and I head out for my D&D games. I get home around six and take care of my laundry, find something to eat, the usual. Dave calls me to let me know that once again he is staying in Winchester and will be going to work from there. Cripes. What the fuck?

Is the moon full? Is Hell freezing over? Are cats humping dogs? What is going on here?

Hottie of the Week

This week's Hottie is the lovely Lexa Doig. Lexa currently has a role on the SciFi Channel series, Andromeda.


There has been a lot of discussion around the office about her role on Stargate SG-1. The discussion boils down to the fact that Michael Shanks, Daniel Jackson on SG-1, gets to bang her every night. Lexa is his wife. Lucky bastard.

Be sure to check out this excellent fan site.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Beer in Review

Once again it's that day after a night at The Paddy Wagon. Last night I attended the District Banquet for Scouting with my family. I made everyone go because I nominated my father for the District Award of Merit. It was very disappointing that he didn't receive the award. My brother commented that one of the individuals seems to just do so many things to make himself look good. It was so true and my father has done so much behind the scenes for Scouting even after both of his sons earned their Eagle Scout. He deserves the recognition. Regardless it was nice to spend an evening with my family. I rushed home to change clothes. It would have looked way goofy to show up to a bar in my scout uniform, neckerchief and all.

I race back to Paddy Wagon's to get my drink on. I realize I have to keep my tab under ten dollars because it's now been three weeks since I got a paycheck. Ugh. Kristi sees me and asks me what I want. I said, "Bring me something I left." There Dave was shouting, "I finished my Beer Card!" He had nine beers left and finished them in two hours. He must have been real pissed off after talking to his ex-girlfriend. See supposedly she is pregnant and called him balling that he doesn't want to take responsibility. Dave doesn't want to have anything to do with her until he knows for sure that it's his child. The girl is just loopy in the head. In Dave's defense at one time he was more than willing to go shopping with her for new closes because she was getting big. He wanted to go with her to make sure she wasn't buying weed with the money. Not quite a model mother here. This is why sometimes people of the should not live together until they are married.

Anyways back to the beer or in this case another cider, Stongbow. What can I say it was sweet, tasted like champagne. It was good stuff if you were looking for a cider.
Next, off the list was Windhoek, brewed and imported from Nambia. Had that nice imported smell. Easily worth a try if you want something different. By this time Dave has had a Jager Bomb and two draft Amberbocks. I finish off the night with a MGD. Never was a fan of this Miller product, but it was on sale that night and kept me under my $10 tab requirement. Dave is plastered and it was Spring Break for EKU do the Wagon was dead last night. We settled up early with Kristi and roll on home to put Dave to bed.

Don't for get that next week is St. Patrick's Day. Master Foley will be taking the night off to drink Guinness and green beer to celebrate. I'll be sure to chronicle the night's events. Don't you fret. On a side note I think BlogExplosion is paying a cruel joke on my during my moment of sexual frustration.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Death and Destruction


You scored as Anarchism. <'Imunimaginative's Deviantart Page'>

Anarchism


83%

Socialist


67%

Republican


67%

Communism


58%

Green


50%

Democrat


33%

Fascism


17%

Nazi


8%

What Political Party Do Your Beliefs Put You In?
created with QuizFarm.com

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Muhaha. I like this. Reminds me of my Centrist view on government. Close behind is Republican. I like this too. Everyone should know by now that I am very much a Republican and support our President 100%; eventhough he can be a complete moron at times. My educational background says that Socialism and Communism are ideal economic models but will never work given human nature. See definately not a Democrat or a Fascist.

It's quite comical in my parent's house when political discussions arise. For example. My mother is a staunch democrat and my grandparents are staunch democrats. I tease my brother that our mother has brainwashed him into being a democrat. Anywho. On the evening of Election Day we were having family dinner and discussing the election. My mother loved Bill Clinton and I despised him. I felt that his presidency rode the coattails of our golden age economy. I said the last great president we had was Ronald Reagan. Granted I was pretty young when he was in office but later in college I grew to appreciate what he did for our country. My mother immediately had to disagree. Now my father got involved. He explained that Reagan may not have done a lot but he had respect for the Office that he held. Wore a suit and wasn't getting a blow job in Oval Office. Right then and there my brother and I lost it. Our father who was very strict on how we were brought up said blow job at the dinner table. My family's dynamics have changed so much since I have moved out of the house, my brother has gone to college, and my parents are now grandparents(LOL).

It's amazing the simple enriching things in your life are when you learn something new. I am always hungry for new knowledge. While taking the quiz it asked you if you believed the ideals of Benito Mussolini. I said to myself, "That's the Fascist guy from Italy during WWII. Right?" Right, but I truely had no clue what fascism ment. Good thing I have the Internet, so I googled it. Here is what I got: "Fascism, now and always, believes in holiness and in heroism; that is to say, in actions influenced by no economic motive, direct or indirect." Quoted from this website. This site goes on to say it's the exact opposite of Socialism. I always thought it was a fancy word for dictatorship and in a sense it is. Thighmaster, it's not a thigh nor a master. Discuss. LOL.

In closing I wanted to talk about this Minimum Wage increase. There is no need for a federally mandated minimum wage. Most employers pay more than the Minimum Wage already. If you are one of those people that is flipping burgers for Minimum Wage walk your happy ass over to McDonald's and fill out an application.

Doh. I said I wouldn't discuss politics in my blog and there I have gone and done it again. Only that last big was politics but I just wanted to point out how ridiculous this latest political discussion is.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

I'm a Winner

My goodness people about 4 o'clock yesterday I got the worst migraine I have ever had in my entire life. Usually they are sinus related. I take some drugs, that's code for anything that will take care of a headache, and take a nap and I'm usually good to go after that. Never have I felt nauseous. I spent that last hour of work just sitting at my computer trying not to want to throw-up. It was 5 o'clock and I bolted out the door. I woke up with Dave throwing a eBay package in my lap. I tried not to think about what it was. I just went downstairs to my room and crawled into bed. Did I tell you that I have way cool leopard print T-shirt sheets. They are so cool. Two hours later I woke up with a residual throbbing but felt much better. Got dressed and rushed off to play in Manley's D&D game.

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I have been surfing BlogExplosion again, lately. It used to take me forever to read all my peeps in my BlogRoll. And yes I read all of them for the most part. I have added a few more peeps, so be sure to check them out. I guess I started surfing again because I'm such a whore and want more people to read my blog. I tell you there is so much crap out there in blogs, but I'm sure someone thinks the same of me. Ya know if it wasn't for BE I wouldn't have found some of those blogs I can't live without.

I was checking out the stats BE had for my blog and it seems they have a new ratings engine that uses descriptive words. I had one person say it was good writing. Well duh. The other one brought a tear to my eye. Someone said inpirational. That was so cool.

Look at this:


BlogExplosion awarded me 100 Mystery Credits this morning. Go me.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Lemonade

Yesterday on my drive to work I spotted several hawks gliding on the updraft. Just circling the rolling farm land next to the road. Wings outstretched catching every bit of the wind and effortless flying. Wingtips steering obviously looking for their next meal. Reminds me of my childhood going to Bald Eagle Mountain in PA, where you can observe predatory birds in flight. Made the day start off with a smile.

The Job proceeded to be a usually pain in the ass Monday. Dampened the mood a bit. Then it started to rain. I hate the rain. I hate the rain with a passion that could boil an ocean. Coming home an cooking made that better. I can masterfully doctor up some spaghetti sauce in a jar like it's nobody's business. I reduced some onions and browned some hamburger, even simmered the beef in some Amberbock. Smelled so good. Then I sautéed some white mushrooms that I sliced real chucky like. Poured in the jar of sauce. I love oregano, so I have a big ol' jar and use a ton of it in my sauce. A few other spices like paprika, garlic powder, and Emeril's Essence. Stirred in the mushrooms and let all the flavors mingle. Served it over some penne pasta. Awesome.

Then something hits me like a ton of bricks. My mind is like a steal trap and assumes the worst possible scenario. You know how "when life gives you lemons make lemonade," I was scrambling to find the sugar. I laid in my bed; resolved myself that I was going to cry myself to sleep. What I had was gone. Then at the right moment I get a phone call. All was right as rain. LOL.

Now a little poem for you.
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Whispers

Eagle soars
Effortless in the wind
Mountain erupts jealously
Burning flesh from bone
Heart laid bare
Darkness fills the land
Freezes the plain
All is still
Wind whispers
Soothing emotion

Ten on Tuesday


Ten Things That Turn You off about the Opposite Sex

1) That “I’m better than you” attitude
2) Thick makeup – makes you look like a clown
3) Talking down about the way you look – all women are beautiful
4) Argumentative – especially when I just met you
5) No sense of humor
6) No sense of fashion – I want a woman that dresses well
7) No sense of purpose
8) Doesn’t like dogs – I’m a huge dog person
9) Doesn’t like children
10) Inability to compromise

Monday, March 07, 2005

It Was Necessary

Dee posted this quiz over at his blog, Hark, Imagination. I had to post this since I claim to be a comic fanboy. Now I despise Marvel as a comic book company. I prefer books from Top Cow and AspenMLT. Here it is anyway. And for my kitties there is a quiz for superheroine. Chop. Chop. Get to it.


And for my kitties there is a quiz for superheroine. Chop. Chop. Get to it.


I just had to know.

Hottie of the Week

This week's hottie is the scrumptious Natalie Imbruglia. I was watching Johnny English this weekend and there she was. I remember back when I was a teenager and her grungie soulful voice on the radio. I so had the hots for her.


Be sure to check out her official site.


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Friday, March 04, 2005

A Little Geek and a Little Drink

The Geek
Last night I arrived at Paddy Wagon's later than (as of late) been arriving. I went to Frankfort with a friend, Keith, for a D&D Minis tournament at Moonlite Comics. I have gone to Moonlite all the time when I feeling froggy to play MechWarrior. Keith really wants are local group to play other people around the state. Many in the state are ranked in the Top 25 Nationally. Yours truly is ranked 11th in the Nation. I brought my warband out and my first opponent had a chuckle because it was nearly the same as mine. He swapped in some orc fodder and a Drider Sorcerer for one of my Orc Champion beat sticks. Both of us played well and neither one out played the other. I think the overall deciding factor in the game was literal the first round of combat. My opponent's little Orc Warriors charged in and critically hit for twenty points of damage each. That was forty points of damage right off the bat to my Commander. Nearly made him run away. I lost that round but an awesome match. My second opponent did not play well against my "Wham, Bam, Thank you, Ma'am" warband. He brought all his figures up to mine and as usual on the next round I won initiative and proceeded to decimate this warband. The subsequent rounds were just clean up. My orcs ate well that time. Are host asked Keith and I if we wanted to play a third round. I was gonna have to play Keith and when Keith and I play it's a knock down drag out fight. Usually I end up on top. We diced off and Keith won. That will be just one of a very few times he has beaten me.

The Drink
I got to Paddy Wagon's around nine. Joe had already gone so I was left with Dave, Ben, and Ben's friends. His one friend Hungry doesn't say much but the other friend is a bit obnoxious. Anyways. Kristi asked me what I want. I told her to bring something I had left on the card. I got a Beamish, an Irish stout. Come in a can, thick as can be with the CO2 ball and everything. It was yummy. If your are into that kind of beer give it a try.

I tell the worse people that annoy me are those that have three beers and act drunk. That was Ben and his friend. I mean geez these guys want to do the Beer Club but Ben is pouring his beer in any container that will hold liquid. Finally they left around 9:30 when they usually do leaving Dave and I to close the bar down. Next, I had a Budweiser World Select. Anheuser-Busch decided to get world class brewmasters together and create a masterpiece beer. Hmm. Well it fucking tastes like Heineken. If you like Heineken then you will love Budweiser World Select.

Now Paddy Wagon's decided to add four more beers to the list. More beer to be drunk, I'm not complaining. One of those beers was Budweiser Select. Another something that Anheuser-Busch came out with last month. It lives up to its claim of being crisp and clean. I'd give it a try if you like Bud products.

It was my turn to drive so it was about 10 something and I ordered an Efes. I have no idea where it was from but it was imported by some place in IL. It was late and it was really hurting my head trying to figure this beer out. Anyway it wasn't too bad. Had that nice aftertaste. Paddy Wagon is mostly people my age or still in school. What blew my mind is a gentleman, Bill, that goes to my church was walking up near were I was sitting. I introduced myself. He didn't remember who I was. Had to tell him who my parents were. We proceeded to talk. Here is the kicker. He and and the gentleman that he was with make a circuit of the bars in town as a ministry. They do what the Spirit leads them to do. Funny thing was the come into Paddy's and have a Guinness but no other place do they drink a beer. We continued to talk and Bill asked if they could pray for Dave and I. I said, "Sure." Didn't bother me any but I had to think this must be weirding Dave out. My church really tries to reach out to the community in many different ways.

The night was winding down. When I got to Paddy's there was a guy and his girl at the table directly across from us. As the night progressed two more girls sat down. Then a third. Finally two more, so this guy had his girl and five other women with him. I said to myself, "Enough is enough. I gotta get me some of that kool-aid." I went over an introduced myself pointing out the obvious. I sat and talked with them for a bit until it was time to go. Dave was getting real drunk since it was my week to drive. It was off to blissful sleep.

For some reason I have been sleep so well at night. No matter when I go to bed, I wake up refreshed.

The Music Stick

The Stick has been passed to me by Suanie:

1. What is the total amount of music files on your computer?
Gee if I actually had a computer at home I'd have to 6 GB worth of MP3s burned to CD-Rs back on my HD.

2. The CD you last bought?
Charlotte Church - Prelude. That was several and I mean several months ago. I usually just listen to what's on the radio. I spent my money on plastic crack and DVDs.

3. What was the last song you listened to before reading this message?
Geez I don't remember it was mostly the morning talk shows. I do remember B-Woods of Valentine in the Morning talking to Oprah about the Hip-Hop Hamsters. Too Funny.

4. Write down five songs that you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.

  1. "Pimp Juice" by Nelly
  2. “Hurt” by NIN
  3. “Gimme Some Lovin” by Spencer Davis Group
  4. “Jeremy” by Pearl Jam
  5. “Voodoo People” by The Prodigy

5. Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?
  1. Emperor Joe - He is all things music.
  2. ananonymousgirl - She is my muse.
  3. Irish Breen – I want to hear what she has to say.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Slut?

Samatha over a Witchy Wonders has all the kitties finding out if they are sluts or not. The Master is not that slutty but is a PIMP truly slutty. Maybe the second quiz is really the issue. LOL.
'Cupid

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Happy Almost-Slut
Whoa! You scored 15 Sluttiness Points and 11 Ethics Points! Interesting...
It's clear that you're at least a bit sex positive but you still have some hang-ups about the whole consensual nonmonogamy thing. I know, it can be difficult to step out into new things. No one says you have to but it may open new worlds to you if you try something that seems a little bit outside your usual cup-of-tea. Just keep treating yourself and others with respect and you can't go wrong.
The Ethical Slut Test

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But in the end I'm just really The Loverboy.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Socks

Do Americans ever feel content? Does Capitalism drive us to want more and more?

It's been three years since I graduated college. I had to move back in with my parents because I couldn't afford to live on my own. Those three years I was supposed to be using the free room and board to pay off the credit card debt that I accumulated in college. Did I do the wise thing and get myself back on my feet? Of course not. I would spend my paycheck recklessly like I was still in college.

I moved out this past May and have been on my own since. My parents have helped me out quite a bit on my way. I look back on that moment of moving out and it was kinda depressing for me. Here I was just now finally moved out completely on my own and two of my fraternity brothers where become first time homeowners. I was like geez how pathetic is that. Later I realized that I have a home and can do whatever I please.

Everyone knows I a big geek and love to play Dungeons & Dragons as well as tabletop miniature war games like Mage Knight. I have weekly groups that play D&D and every Saturday I play my minis games.

I have been wanting to start a weekly bar tradition since moving out of my parent's house. If you been reading the blog you know that every Thursday my co-workers and I go to Paddy Wagon's downtown to kick back with a few cold ones. The Drunken Master has to stay in shape somehow.

Again if you have been reading the blog you will know that I just recently received a permanent position at EDS. It feels so good to have that financial security, better benefits and vacation. I haven't had a true vacation day in three years. I can now go with my family when we go home to PA. I'll be able to see my two nephews for the longest time didn't know who Uncle Andy's friend was. They didn't know who Uncle Mikey was. Tore me up.

I guess that the only think lacking in my life is a love life. Even now the Dry Season doesn't bother me. Someone is helping me with that as I type. I am content with who I am and where I am. Now you might think I am complacent like many Americans can be. To a degree I am, but I like to think that I'm don't having to worry like so many people do. In the fall I plan on going to Eastern to get my teacher certification and be a teacher. It was funny growing up that I said I never wanted to follow in my father's footsteps. Who knew it would be my mother's?

The past couple of days the weather has been crappy. Kinda been making me a little depressed but there is so much right now making me happy. I can not complain about anything like I ususally do. Truely I'm a happy person right now.

In closing I leave you with another quiz that once again says I'm a cute, lovable harmless teddy bear. Argh that frustrates me sometimes. Enjoy.
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You are a sock.




You are a cozy, fuzzy, warm-hearted person. A lot of your friends describe you as a hopeless romantic. You fall for the opposite sex very easily. But be careful, because usually you don't know what you are getting into, and because you are very sensitive, you can get hurt... especially in early relationships. Also, don't exclude the cold-hearted from your "want-list", because they just might be looking for a kind person to warm up their heart.... or a sock to warm up their feet.

Most compatible with: Toilet Paper.


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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Ten on Tuesday


Ten Songs that Bring Back Memories

1) “"Mrs. Robinson"” by Simon & Garfunkel – used to fall asleep to this song in college
2) “"Too Close"” by Next – gives me a woody every time
3) “"Gimme Some Lovin"” by Spencer Davis Group – first oldie song I liked
4) “"Back That Ass Up”" by Juvenile – girl in college loved this song and I always obliged her
5) "“Baby Got Back"” by Sir Mix-A-Lot – waiting at a train station in NM for a bus to pick up my Philmont crew
6) “"Gin and Juice"” by The Gourds – when the weather gets warm, drink on the back porch of the fraternity house
7) “"Purple Haze”" by Jimi Hendrix – Greek Sing, actually singing extremely drunk and later pissing on the B&E Building
8) "“Far Behind”" by– Candlebox – jammin out with my best friend
9) “"Jeremy”" by Pearl Jam – teen angst in general
10) "“Hurt"” by NIN – cleans up any depression I have