Friday, September 07, 2012

Bacon is delicious

Yes, yes it is. Tonight's dinner is a bowl of baby spinach, with crumbled bacon and shaved Romano cheese on it. Then I get to watch the crappy Red Sox play out the string against Toronto. And think about covering the swimming pool for the year. See? I come back for the first post in 2 years, and it's boring as hell! Wait a second! I'm also teaching a math class at a local community college. First day nerves subsided quickly, and no douches for students. Then again, they're not horny seventh graders....

Saturday, June 19, 2010

History is a series of conquerings....

Isn't that really the world in a nutshell?

People in Arizona are afraid of being "conquered" by Mexicans crossing the border. And it's not necessarily a military "invasion", but they're probably scared of their way of life being overtaken. Probably unfounded, so although I'm anti-the immigration bill they got going there, I can at least sense some sort of big-picture reason as to why they enacted it.

Anyway, here's another simplification of the world: Someone once said that the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money to spend. I like that....but it's equally arguable that the problem with capitalism is eventually someone ends up with ALL the money. Like the cards in a game of War. Actually, the biggest issue is that nobody in America wants to be on the bottom. Well, SOMEBODY'S got to be on the bottom. That's why jobs are shipped overseas, because THEY will gladly take being on the bottom, apparently.

Oh well, I'm no economist.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Airline food?!

I was on an airline today!

Southwest, from Hartford to Nashville to Jacksonville (insert snarky, "which of these cities SHOULD have an NHL team?" comment here...

Anyway, the first leg provided me cinnamon Honey Maid graham snacks. The second leg provided peanuts.

Both tasted just fine...

I'm in Jax now, at a resort on the Atlantic Ocean for two days. No time for fun though. If I stay for extra days, I have to pay extra in lieu of the corporate rate, which my employer picks up. So screw it....

Thursday, June 03, 2010

What? It's been so long!

I'm gonna drink beer and let whoever cares know about it:
Check it out.

And what's the deal with airline food? Just kidding....

Friday, December 26, 2008

DWI checkpoint

Bad idea maybe?

I was driving home from Midnight Mass....thought about whether or not any DWI checkpoints would be going on. Would "Police Navidad!!" be the wrong way to greet an officer?

More strange was that only 608 hits came up on Google for the phrase "Police Navidad"....I can't possibly be one of the first to invent this phrase, can I?

Anyways, no drinking was actually involved, and the fog caused by a foot of snow warming to 50 degrees in the rain should have scared actual drunks off the road....

Friday, December 12, 2008

a day in the life (overrated beatles song)

tree guy was supposed to come to uproot my dead cedars, mulch 'em or cut them into firewood. I think there was an ice storm with the freezing line 20 miles north of here or so, so he musta gotten called to do emergency work. Anyways, I took a day of for nothing, and it just rained all night. (it's begun to look nothing like Christmas)

i wrapped some christmas presents, oh boy....tried to call the post office about mailing carbon dioxide tanks, but the post office moved last week and the new phone number didn't show up online. i'll do that tomorrow, my brother's getting a soda machine so I can mail the box with all the stuff in it down to florida tomorrow....assuming the USPS allows tanks in the mail.

watched some christmas videos, first "santa claus is coming to town" and then "emmet otter's jug-band christmas". Before that I had the price is right on, and drew carey sucks ass as a host. is he even trying?

defrosting some ground beef....plan to do a patty melt for dinner. always a kick-ass meal choice.

my 10-foot tree (tall and wide) wrecked 3 tree stands, so I had to cut it in half (it branched like a Y a couple of feet off the ground) and use one of the 8-foot branches as the trunk of the now demi-tree in place. the angel's head shattered on the fireplace last weekend when the tree fell over fully decorated. like sleepy hollow, so that had to be replaced.....I still want the Pope to move Christmas to the spring. Had to put on a bunch of replacement ornaments when about 10 of the balls shattered.

will probably order more crap online tonight. will amazon ship scotch tape and to/from tag stickers?

Saturday, August 16, 2008


I had friends over last weekend for drinking and some croquet games on the front lawn. I fried a turkey, made corn on the cob, and mashed potatoes with garlic, rosemary and thyme. Plus, a spice cake with homemade pear ice cream.

One guy showed up bearing a watermelon that was yellow instead of pink. It tastes the same as pink, and makes just as much of a wet mess.

Anyway, I thought this was sort of yellow's "revenge" on pink for stealing pink lemonade. Call it even.